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Posted: 3/26/2006 3:13:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:14:47 PM EDT
Got to fly in a B25 once, really cool!!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:14:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 3:15:11 PM EDT by Napoleon_Tanerite]
taht's cool! was the B-24 there too? not sure if that is the same B-17, but there is a B-17 and B-24 that they fly around teh country doing shows like that

ETA.... so the B-24 WAS there..... reading is fun and educational
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:19:00 PM EDT
Cool stuff.. My father-in-law flew in B-25s in the Pacific during WWII...

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:21:19 PM EDT
I saw one of those flying on my way back from dropping the kids off.

Hate that I missed it.

Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:22:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:23:52 PM EDT
That is soooo cool, thanks for posting the pics.

Danny
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:26:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:29:46 PM EDT
Nice pics. thanks.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:37:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:56:25 PM EDT
Looks like you had a great time. Cool pics, thanks.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:02:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:05:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
The Sun 'n Fun fly is in a few weekends at Lakeland FL. Wouldn't miss this for the world.

When I lived in Indianapolis, the last week in April a lot of the race car drivers would fly into Indy with their warbirds. Seeing a few P51's and P40's sitting there the whole month of May was something.

I got to fly in the B17 "Aluminum Overcast" a few years ago when they stopped in Lebanon Tn. That was pretty wild. I never realized the B17's were the sizee they were. I was expecting them to be bigger.



They are suprising small when you see them up close.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:05:54 PM EDT
Awesome pics, thanks for sharing...

not to hijack, but this thread made me google for the Confederate Air Force, see what they had on the WWW. Unfortunately, the Confederate Air Force is no more. The name has been changed to the less offensive "Commemorative Air Force".

Goddamn it.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:08:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By METT-T:


not to hijack, but this thread made me google for the Confederate Air Force, see what they had on the WWW. Unfortunately, the Confederate Air Force is no more. The name has been changed to the less offensive "Commemorative Air Force".

Goddamn it.



You've gotta be shittin' me!

I guess in the back of my mind, I figured it was only a matter of time. What a crock!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:12:06 PM EDT
Awesome pics of some nice old birds. I'm jealous!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:29:06 PM EDT
Awesome.

I am an airshow fanatic.

My late grandfather was a pilot instructor during WWII and got to fly several different aircraft including B-25s. He instilled the love of WWII aviation in my brother and I at an early age.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:32:36 PM EDT
the sound all those enormous engines make when flying is truly something to behold. beeeeautiful.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:35:20 PM EDT
Hey! You stole that fourth picture right out of my photo album!

I've got the same picture when Nine o' Nine came to town three years ago. At that time The Collins Foundation had the B24 painted up in a different livery.

And it truely is amazing just how small that B17 and B24 are inside. Wow!! And it was great to talk to some of the vets who showed up. I had daughter with me. It was the middle of August and about 110° on the tarmack. But she enjoyed the day.

I had plastic with me, and was damned thankful she didn't want to ride one. I'd still be paying that off.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:41:00 PM EDT
Thanks for the pics.I'll save them for my Dad.(he never talked to me much about his service,but he steady tells my kids about "blowing up Japs")
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:50:39 PM EDT
I catch them everytime I can. Spend a few hours listening to the old timers gathering around telling stories. I keep swearing I'm going to buy a flight.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:24:31 PM EDT
Our Fathers and Grand-fathers were very brave men to go to war in those machines. Skins not much thicker than beer cans, cold, cramped,and uncomfortable, one hell of a place to fight a war. The tail gunner in the 24 had to take his chute off to get to his station and then put it back on. Most sat on theirs for some padding on the seat. Not many made it out if they had to abandon ship.

Brave men indeed.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:42:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By METT-T:
Awesome pics, thanks for sharing...

not to hijack, but this thread made me google for the Confederate Air Force, see what they had on the WWW. Unfortunately, the Confederate Air Force is no more. The name has been changed to the less offensive "Commemorative Air Force".

Goddamn it.



Hello and welcome to four years ago....
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:45:04 PM EDT
Ahh, the good ol days of aviation.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:48:37 PM EDT
Nice
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:49:42 PM EDT
Cool pics T_B_S
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