Unxpected B17 flyby today.

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  1. syscom3

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    A nice day here in Orange County ...... and Sam Lyons B17G "Fuddy Duddy" and his B25 were flying around over my house!

    Nothing like hearing the roar of an old warbird when you least suspect it!
     
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    Always a treat...
     
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    A thing of beauty. Love the sound of those radial engines.

    TO
     
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    You have to love it....its been a while since I saw anything with propellers fly...:cry:
     
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    You´re lucky guy Syscom.
    They were here over our houses 64 years ago and no more since that:cry:
     
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    awesome!

    I get mainly havards, tiger moths and a CAC Mustang thats housed nearby at the local airpornt. Havent had the privallege of hearing a bomber yet. A guy bought an avenger into Australia last year but that doesnt really count :lol:
     
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    Man youre lucky sys. If i had know they were flying i would've drove up there to see them:D
     
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    Youre in California?
     
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    Yea not to far away from you, right below temecula in escondido kinda by palomar airport
     
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    Hi Syscom,

    >Nothing like hearing the roar of an old warbird when you least suspect it!

    Not really a roaring Warbird, but an ususpected yet welcome sight anyway:

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    (This Miles Messenger had been reported as destroyed in a crash landing a couple of years back ... glad this was "greatly exaggerated"!)

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)

    (Hm, don't know how it looks for everyone else, but I see my pictures twice in this post ...)
     

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    We have a B-25 that flies over about twice a month. He's too high to get
    any numbers, with the naked eye, and by the time I find binoculars, he's
    gone. I've wondered who's and where he's from...

    Charles
     
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    HoHum, is that an Bf 108?

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    Don't see many Warbirds over the winter, but in the summer we're lucky enough to see a decent number flying over the Jersey Shore. Last summer got to see (and hear) these seven.

    C-47 (with invasion stripes!)
    TBF
    AT-6 (almost every weekend)
    B-25
    F4U (rare sighting around here)
    Stearman
    Harpoon

    But I haven't seen the heavies (B-17, 24, 29) in a while. :(

    TO
     
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    holy crap i never thought that a plane would ever fly over you syscom=)
     
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    and tough there is only one b-29 that still flies and its name is FIFI i have had a f-4 and a p-51 and p-47 and the same time fly over me
     
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    I shot this footage at palomar...

    B-24

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    Very nice! when was that? i always end up being out of town when they show up
     
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    About two years ago.. I happened to be waiting for a plane as she taxied out. I had to scramble to get the camera gear ready..

    8)
     
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    I used to live just a few miles from the CAF wing in Arizona and during the summer months at least one a day commerative aircraft fly over my nieghborhood. The B-17 "Sentimental Journey" stationed there flys by at least three times a week on a good month. Many times it's flying as low as 3 or 4 hundred feet. I also had the privlage of seeing 7 Japanse Zeros, and 2 or 3 Torpedo Bombers fly by in perfect formation while they were headed over there for a air show three years ago.
    Other planes seen on good months.
    Sterman
    C-45
    C-47 Gunship (the Vietnam era)
    T-6 (usually 3 or 4 fly together)
    SNJ
     
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