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Posted: 9/6/2010 12:24:39 PM EDT
I just went outside to check on my nephew who's over for the day, and I hear this REALLY loud thunder in the distance....as it gets louder, I start silently freaking the hell out, as there's no airport near here, and no air shows or anything that's going on.

So, I keep watching, and over the treeline comes a fucking bomber squadron . Not one, or three, but FIVE. However, I realize they're not going to bomb me into the next world, as I notice there's two B17 Fortresses, two B29 Liberators, and one that I couldn't identify for the life of me.


It was really cool.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:26:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 12:26:45 PM EDT by surplusnut]
Originally Posted By Bushylover:
I just went outside to check on my nephew who's over for the day, and I hear this REALLY loud thunder in the distance....as it gets louder, I start silently freaking the hell out, as there's no airport near here, and no air shows or anything that's going on.

So, I keep watching, and over the treeline comes a fucking bomber squadron . Not one, or three, but FIVE. However, I realize they're not going to bomb me into the next world, as I notice there's two B17 Fortresses, two B29 Liberators, and one that I couldn't identify for the life of me.


It was really cool.


you mean a B24 Liberator or a super fortress?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:27:15 PM EDT
Cool.

All carp I see are holy after I shoot them.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:28:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:29:18 PM EDT
For my entire childhood, I would see a B17 flying at 1000 feet on a monthly basis.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:33:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
Originally Posted By surplusnut:
Originally Posted By Bushylover:
I just went outside to check on my nephew who's over for the day, and I hear this REALLY loud thunder in the distance....as it gets louder, I start silently freaking the hell out, as there's no airport near here, and no air shows or anything that's going on.

So, I keep watching, and over the treeline comes a fucking bomber squadron . Not one, or three, but FIVE. However, I realize they're not going to bomb me into the next world, as I notice there's two B17 Fortresses, two B29 Liberators, and one that I couldn't identify for the life of me.


It was really cool.


you mean a B24 Liberator or a super fortress?


I don't think that there are two B29's available to fly together in a formation anywhere.


Only Fifi.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:38:20 PM EDT
I din't know there were three flying B-24's left. Only seen one in the air.

There are multiple airworthy B-17's and it is indeed a sight to see a group of three flying in formation.
I can't imagine the sheer number of them flying out of Britain on a daily basis during WWII.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:42:57 PM EDT
Nice! All I get flying overhead are Coast Guard choppers, Chinooks, A-10's, KC-135s, F-16s, and occasionally Air Force One or Two. The Chinooks rattle my windows.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:43:06 PM EDT
And the photos are where??? You had lots of warning they were coming.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 3:28:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 3:29:25 PM EDT by Bushylover]

Originally Posted By damcv62:
And the photos are where??? You had lots of warning they were coming.

I was at my mother's house. I didn't bring one. Plus, I was watching my nephew.



To answer the others, I meant B24. Sorry.



The ones I knew were easy to identify...they were flying REALLY low. Couldn't have been more than a few hundred feet up.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 3:36:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 4:00:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Just think what the Germans thought when they seen the sky filled with those great War Birds

SCHEISSER!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 4:28:31 PM EDT
"Look mummy, there's an airplane up in the sky"


Link Posted: 9/6/2010 4:29:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By metroplex:
Nice! All I get flying overhead are Coast Guard choppers, Chinooks, A-10's, KC-135s, F-16s, and occasionally Air Force One or Two. The Chinooks rattle my windows.


Not to hijack but Metroplex, where are you? I only get to see the Helos and the A-10's - Not too many F-16s or KC-135s out my way. (Romeo - N of Selfridge)
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 4:39:04 PM EDT


Two `29s?


That would be a treat.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:05:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FreeBear:


Two `29s?


That would be a treat.

It left me in awe, that's for sure.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:10:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:11:53 PM EDT
All I get are black helicoptors overhead.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:22:37 PM EDT
which direction were they flying because there's an airshow in Cleveland all weekend
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:41:23 PM EDT
October in the late 90's I'm sitting on our little stock tank fishing late one sunday evening. I hear that unmistakable roar and watch the CAF B-17 Texas Raider fly right over the top of the stock tank. Just after the B-17 clears our property I hear another group of planes. The entire Tora, Tora, Tora group is about 5 mile behind the B-17. Kinda surreal to see a bunch of Japanese fighters and bombers chasing a lone B-17. There had been an airshow in OKC that day and they were headed south. Pretty cool.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:51:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By soccermike7:
which direction were they flying because there's an airshow in Cleveland all weekend

NNW
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