PACIFIC FORTRESS (B_17)

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  1. sunny91

    sunny91 Video Extraordinaire

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    The same journey than the (Liberty Belle) from U.S.A to Australia.

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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Flying a B17 across the Pacific is a totally stupid stunt.

    So much can go wrong and we will all lose a rare B17.
     
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    .."And risk all"..was an apt comment.
    If they're really going to do it, I hope it works out alright - there are so few of these things flying as it is.
     
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    I have mixed emotions about this.

    On one hand, it would bring some nice publicity to the bomber and WWII aviation as a whole. Generating more interest would be a nice thing to happen. It could lead to better attendance at air shows, a better influx of cash, and a higher interest in restoration and preservation.

    But, I 100% agree with Syscom. The B-17's, and all WWII birds, have put in their time. They don't need to be making 1000 mile trips anymore and we sure would hate to lose another plane.
     
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    Does anybody know if they did it or what?
     
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