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Why the big grin?? Seriously jealous here.
I am jealous. I'd love that opportunity. If you are over 5 foot 6, make sure you duck. They are cramped.
I will post some video later
What an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing. Very cool!
Someday I am going to pony up the bucks to do this. Growing up we would find a few aluminum parts of one in our pasture. One had crashed in a neighbor’s field back in the ‘50’s. The neighbor also had one of the prop blades with the crews names on it. He was supposed to be plowing that field, but it looked like it was going to storm, so he quit for the night. I was always interested in the plane and models after that.
That's some up-to-date radio equipment there....LOL!
Here is another video, a couple of pictures and I made the local news for a second too. @ 0:39. My Aunt texted me last night and asked if I was at the airport yesterday. Lol
I had a great time and encourage you to do this if you have the chance...
How loud is it inside one of those things?
Not too loud. They do offer ear plugs.
The "Ball Turret Gunner" had to be one of the scariest function on a B-17!! Great pictures!
The sound of those radial engines is a wonderful thing. Put a pair of ear muffs on and enjoy
I saw that plane at an air show in 2013, you are lucky to be able to ride in it!
So long you figure before that grin fades from your face? 1,2 3 months maybe?
I don’t want it to fade
Can't blame you... The best I ever have done in a WW2 plane is a Cdn Havard(Texan) trainer.
Did they also give you a briefing on the Browning M2 in case ME109 or FW190 blow out of the clouds? ;))
Many THX for the story and pictures!
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most people. Very jealous. I have very fond memories of going to airshows every year with my father. Since we lived down south close to Pensacola Florida we always went to see the blue Angels. And then when I was stationed in Virginia, i used to take my kids every year to the air show there as well. I enjoyed then very much. Thanks for sharing your experience
While @ Falls Park today, entertaining friends, this:
of course, the huge smile was restored
If we ever get over to England, I'm doing this for sure.
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