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    Posted: April-17-2011 at 1:35am
Just thought I would share a few from my flight on a B25 "Show Me"











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I hate you.Wink

I'm kidding of course. What a sweet ride!
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I envy you!
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How lucky you are!!  Incredible!!  Like Cal says...
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Wow! Great shots... I bet that was a lot of fun!
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I was meandering around KRAC one day.  Somebody asked me if I felt like a plane ride... sure... it just happened to be a B-17.  What lousy timing.


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2 points....
1, As I hemmed and hawed over the cost, the wife said "when will you get another chance", so after I had my arm twisted I went... married the right one  Thumbs Up 
 
2, I left the ride feeling respected by the crew Beer
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I rememberize once some years ago when the Commemorative (Confederate) Airforce B-17 came to our area.  i didn't even ask about going for a ride--I think it was something like $400 (can that be right?) and when  they flew out my good wife mentioned how much she had wanted for both of us to go for a ride.  Oh well, the road not taken...

Killer shot of the crew.  That guy in the way?  Not so much LOL
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The rides are not inexpensive. These planes cost a lot to maintain, no less than the insurance costs associated with them, I imagine. They are flying museum pieces.


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Oh yeah, I fully unerstan (sic).  My point being that it would have been a thousand dollar day by the time we drove to Charleston WV, spent the day etc.  Probably would have been worth every penny too.  So much for those cheap-o $100 hamburgers.
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All I can tell you is there is nothing quite like being stuck between a couple of rumbling radials in a cramped bubble nose looking out over the landscape on all sides and watching is disappear beneath you.
 
Strange how we get to enjoy them, unlike the kids who went to work (and very often didn't come home) in them.  If you ever do get the chance, sit in that seat and think about that for a moment.  Kinda hits home.


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Originally posted by luap luap wrote:

All I can tell you is there is nothing quite like being stuck between a couple of rumbling radials in a cramped bubble nose looking out over the landscape on all sides and watching is disappear beneath you.
 
Strange how we get to enjoy them, unlike the kids who went to work (and very often didn't come home) in them.  If you ever do get the chance, sit in that seat and think about that for a moment.  Kinda hits home.
 
sitting behind the windscreen with the gun all I could think is this keeps the wind out of your face and the bugs out of your teeth and ain't going to stop much... soboring
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I have been only two places on earth I could feel the ghosts - Dachau and the Arizona Memorial.  I have had the honor (and the cash) to fly in three of the Collings Foundation aircraft, over a period of about five years. The B-17, the Huey, and the Mustang.  As Luap says, there was a great feeling of awe for the people that flew those machines when it really counted.  The flights were all high points of my life, especially the Mustang, in part from the realization of what they represented.  When I took the B-17 ride, it took me a couple hours to make up my mind about spending the money.  Part of what helped me make that decision was a guy who had to be in his mid-80s that I got to talking with.  He was a ball turret gunner during the war.  He was still there after I landed and asked my what I thought.  As I drive home, the thought hit me that I almost wished I had given him the ride.
Partly due to sticker shock, I thought about the Mustang for years before I did it.  It was money VERY well spent. To be able to actually fly the airplane thru some maneuvers, including a couple rolls, was literally priceless.
 
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