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Old 01-28-2002, 12:22 AM
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ok guys here's a great one! got to rummage around inside a real b-17 bomber today! man what an eery feeling going through and trying to envision you were on a mission! gave me goose bumps, even after climbing off. i hope everyone gets a chance at this experience!---henry
Old 01-28-2002, 01:20 AM
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I got to do the same thing a couple of years ago and had the same feelings that you did. Took very big Cajones to go up in one of those with a sky filled with flak and fighters coming from every direction.
Old 01-31-2002, 11:51 PM
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What you guys talking about big cajomes, at age 18 I was invincible.
Old 02-01-2002, 01:43 AM
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I've been lucky enough to hitch a ride in two B-17's. First was the Nine-O'nine the second was the Aluminum Overcast. The view from the nose is awesome at 700'. I had the chance to ride in the Nine-O'nine or a B24. Kinda wish I had chosen the B-24. I didn't know I would get another B-17 chance 6 months later.
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I got to ride in a B-17 as well. It was a set up where you bought a place on a flight so that the group could raise money for more restorations.

Oh what a feeling that flight was. Best experience I've ever had in a plane. I even got to look through the bomb sight at one point. What a neet thing to do. Better yet, we were flying over the city I lived in and was able to spot my pesky neighbor's house! Oh but for a load of 500lb GP bombs.....

Clear skies all..

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Old 02-13-2002, 12:26 PM
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warhwk, those are the same two planes i went through. just didn't justify 350 for a ride, not when i need so much for my hanger!---henry

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