My flight in a B-17 Flying Fortress.

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  1. Rusker

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    Went on a flight a few months back and figured I'd post up a few photos.

    I bought my dad a ticket last year, and he returned the favor this year. An expensive flight, but it was worth every minute.

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    I was able to stand up and stick my head out from the top. Such an amazing view!

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    Scanning the horizon for the enemy. :lol:

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    Interesting view of the engine...
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    Next year I'm hoping to fly in a B25. :D :p
     
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    Nice pics! Must have been a fun hop.
     
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    I've seen that one and the other Collings Foundation birds. I'll get a ride on one of them eventually...
     
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    I flew on 9-0-9 back in 1994 and the B24 in 1995.
     
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    this is something on my to do list when I get over to the USA one day.

    Awesome stuff :)
     
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    Nice pics! Definitely something I'll do when I get over to America again.
     
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    Very cool 8)

    One of these days, I just gotta take a ride in a fort :!:

    TO
     
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    Rusker:
    Back in the early '50's, we had two of them at NAS Norfolk, when I was
    in VC-62. One was set up for VIP (party) transport, the other for SAR.
    I flew in both of them many, many times. We called them PB-1's. It is
    quite a bird !!

    Charles
     
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    You are one very lucky guy! I am totally envious! Great pictures too. 8) :!:
     
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    I echo corsairfreaks comments! what aride that would be!
     
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    One thing thats hard to describe about flying in these old warbirds is the noise and vibration.
     
  16. Rusker

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    Exactly!

    It was by far the loudest, coldest, roughest plane ride I've ever been on and loved every second! Although I don't know where people got the courage to be on a plane like this for hours on end with the possibility of not coming back. A truly great generation.
     
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    WOW! Jealousy is a cruel mistress.....:lol:
     
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