Aluminum Overcast Visiting Central Iowa

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  1. Messy1

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    I'm taking off early from work today to go the local airport to see the B-17 Aluminum Overcast. I hope to get some good pictures. I'll post them when I can.
     
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    #3 Messy1, Jun 22, 2011
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    Here are a few pics. Hope they are good enough quality for everyone. I was really surprised that the gentleman taking care of the plane allowed free access to go inside and look around the plane. The nose and pilot's section were roped off, but it was quite something to get inside the bomber and get a first hand look and the inner workings of the plane.
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    Excellent shots Messy and kudos on the free tour, way to go. They usually charge five or ten dollars to tour them. Thank you for sharing them sir.:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Cool shots!
     
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    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Here are some additional pics. Tried to get pics of gizmos and area of the plane you do not often see. I was really surprised how small the ball turret was. Really have a ton more respect for guys who went into the ball turrets. Just looking into the open ball, I immediately felt claustrophobic.
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    #8 Gnomey, Jun 23, 2011
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    More nice shots, Messy. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Love 'em great shots!
     
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