which aircraft thrilled you the most to see flying

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  1. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

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    after reading the comments on V2's third lanc thread i was wondering which aircraft were you most thrilled to see in the flesh so to speak ?
    i'm glad i've seen the lancaster, hurricane and spitfire also the meteor and vampire, and from after WW2 era i was amazed at watching the vulcan and english electric lightning
     
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    just happened 2 days ago at duxford...
     
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    So far the b24 did a flyby right next to my house!
     
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    B-17 without a doubt. A beautiful airframe, the sound of four Wright Cyclones and all those .50s.

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    Of those planes that I have seen fly............

    1. Corsair
    2. P-38
    3. B-24/B-17
    4. P-40
     
  6. rochie

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    i would love to see a corsair in flight also an me 109 and fw 190 ! maybe someday
     
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    One that I would also like to see in the air is the P-38.

    Someday.....

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    There is nothing like seeing a B-24 or B-17 but the plane that surprised me the most was the C-17! It performed some VERY agile maneuvers. I was expecting to see a lumbering beast like a C-130 or C-141 but the C-17 performs marvelously.

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    The two planes that thrilled the most were the Bf 109G and the B-17G.
     
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    The B17 and B24 from the collins foundation. Not only did I see them flying, I rode in them.

    I would also say the CAF B29 when it was flying was one impressive site!
     
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    I saw two F-104s at Reno one year. That was a sight.


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    At Galveston...Corsair, Hellcat, Bearcat, Zero, B-17. The P-38 Putt Putt Maru had mechanical problems and didn't fly sob

    Vulcan, Mustang, Vampire [my first jet]8)
     
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    Douglas DC2, the only one remaining. It's in my Siggy. I also thought the dutch B25 doing a flyby with HM prins Bernhard's spitfire was an awsome event as well.
     
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    Still waiting, for the 10th time in succession the Fairey Swordfish was not flying at an airshow I went to. This time it was Duxford FL so to consol myself I bought a strut from the nose frame and will mount it on a nice piece of polished wood in my study.
    Only 27,000 more bits to get and I can build my own Stringbag:rolleyes:
     
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    Saw a B-29. The only one flying "fifi" i think. other than that i always love the spitfire and the P-51.
     
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    Just recently saw a B17 flying close to my house and either a Mig17 or 19 painted red fly by real close and low over my house coming out of Cenntenial airport.Probably the best was when I was visiting France a long time ago near Metz two flights of 3 Mirage 3s came blasting by the road we were on at just about tree top level. Of course f-16s out of Buckley seem to form over my house when there's a special game or event here in Colorado and that's always cool.
     
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    That reminds me..

    several years ago.. i was fishing at a lake in the high sierras when 2 A4 skyhawks came ripping over very low at a high rate of speed.



    AWESOME
     
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    To many to choose from. One year, Lufthansa had a Ju-52 touring the USA. I happend to be at the airport the day in came in. There was the also the time I looked up and to my surprise saw a Lancaster flying in the Houston area. Last spring I saw a P-51 making a high speed pass, amazing. Oldwizard, next time you are in Galveston, send me an email. I will by you a beer.

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    B-29 FiFi at Harlingen in 1975. There you go; 33 years later and it still gives me goose bumps to recall the mighty depth of its rumble. It made my TB-25N
    seem like a Ford Fiesta.
     
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    Yeah, that would be a sight to see, you lucky B... :)
     
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