B-24 Witchcraft....or another day at the office

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  1. Geedee

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    First of a few vids from some of my trips on the Collings Foundation B-24 'Witchcraft'.

    Not only is she the only flying B-24 Liberator....she's also operational to boot (but more of that to follow :) )!

    This clip (my first as flight engineer) shows some...not all...of the tasks that the FE handles on the sorties.

    When I close the top hatch, crank the speakers up to max to get the full benefit of all four Twin Wasps doing what they do best...you can hear and feel each of the 4000+ horses... on the take off run :)


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YcpXBe1vQ
     
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    I hate you Gary! Very jealous, great stuff!
     
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    My feelings exactly!
     
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    #5 Geedee, Nov 17, 2013
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    Hate ?...me ?....why ?????

    Teehee.

    Anyroadup, here's the next one, a series of bits on my first ever flight in Witchcraft (also, my first ever flight in a '24 !). Loved the rear gun turret, could've stayed in there a lot longer :) . The turret is not powered up for the routine 'Flight Exerience' sorties, but may be run up for a short period of time for crew members on the longer re-positioning flights between tour stops. Note the front wheel still turning.



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hbv_gxa71k
     
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    Wonderful videos Gary! Brings back the whole flight to me and more! I had no idea the tail turret worked. :(
     
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    Bloody great stuff Gary! Bet you had a pocket full of batteries.
     
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    holy SH!T...!!!!
     
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    I've had the AWESOME pleasure of walking through this plane and would LOVE to have your job lol. Flying in that beauty would be an absolute honor.
     
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