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Old 08-31-2011, 11:54 AM
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Default Flight in the B-17 "Aluminum Overcast"

I had the privilege of getting a ground tour and flight aboard the B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" last fall.

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:17 PM
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That's awesome. I flew that airplane during the Florida tour, it was nine-o-nine though. The second pic were in formation with the B-24.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:17 PM
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Saw these two yesterday while we stopped at Chester Co. (KMQS) for a bite to eat.
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You guys are so lucky. My favorite airplanes are the B-25 Michell and the P-51 Mustang. The aviation history museum in Va Beach has 1 of each and they have a bunch of other. I think they are even working on getting a B-17. 90% of their airplanes still fly its always amazing to go out there and watch thei air show. I think the newest thing they have out there is an A-1 Skyraider from Vietnam.

http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/


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Old 09-01-2011, 05:54 AM
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I flew on the "909" after volunteering with the Collings Foundation around 10 years ago. My duties were helping with the display, holding the fire extinguishers during start, marshaling, fueling, and loading and unloading the passengers. I spoke at length with many of the original B-17 crew members and it was like talking to a library. It was a memorable experience.

As we taxied out I couldn't help but to think of the young soldiers that heard the same creeks, squeaks, and moans that the plane lets out. I also couldn't help but to think of the dismal return rate that these soldiers faced. Can you imagine taking off on a mission knowing that you have 50-60% chance of coming back? Certain stages were like that.
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