Nine O Nine

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  1. soulezoo

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    Mods, I wasn't sure where to post this. Please move to proper place if necessary.

    Last Saturday (June 4) I saw what I believed to be the B-17G Nine O Nine flying over Rocklin California. It appeared to be going to Lincoln California but not sure.

    Can anyone confirm that it was the Nine O Nine (I was looking with naked eyes, the aircraft going from Southeast to Northwest at about 150 kts. and 4000') flying in the area? Or perhaps another B-17G? There aren't that many of course...

    Anyway, I heard the distinctive drone and looked up to see her going by. I had to simply stop and watch until it was out of sight. I looked around (I was in a busy shopping center parking lot) and it seemed no one else noticed nor cared. I was saddened by that.

    That was a wonderful sight to see!
     
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    She was on her way to McClellan...KMCC I think.

    Jim
     
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    Could you tell if the B-17 was painted or shiny?
    Aluminum Overcast was in central California around that time, too.

    Just a headsup, the B-17G "Sentimental Journey" will be at Mather at the end of September along with "FiFi", the B-29...
     
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    It was painted. I identified it as Nine O Nine (as I recall) due to the red tail with the "A"

    I will have to hit the Mather air show. It has been a few years since I have been there.
     
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