MIL My B-17 flight from Saturday

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  1. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Figured you guys might appreciate this and I don't feel like linking back to the main forum since it blows for the moment :mamoru:


    Beautiful Saturday in Dallas, TX. Went out to the Frontiers of Flight Museum located at Love Field, right in the heart of Dallas. I had a bit to wait for the main event, so I took a stroll through the museum.


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    Above and Below - Apollo 7 command module.

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    The P-51C is a new addition to their fleet as of last week. They purchased it for ~$2.5million. Cost to fly? $3000/hour. I came close to pulling out the CC for it, but figured I would see how I liked the B-17 first :eek3:

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    That, my friends, is the only flying B-24 in existence. I nearly chose that one, but I had my own personal reasons for the B-17 - mainly that my father had always wanted to ride in one, but was never able to do so. If I could have ridden in both, I'd have done so in a heartbeat.

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    ^ My favorite picture.

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    Flight:

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    ^ We actually beat the Axis by having superior alien technology back in the 40's.

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    Above and Below - Lake Ray Hubbard.

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    ^ The real version of the very first model airplane I ever built on my own. F-86 Sabre.


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    That's all she wrote. I have a vid during flight, however I don't have a host for the 40MB that it is. At least not on that I want raped, assuming people even care about this.


    Overall, I'd say the experience was 100% worth it. I made a donation to a charity that I believe in 100%, I got the experience of a lifetime, and most importantly, at least to me, I fulfilled one of my fathers wishes.


    By the way, pilot crew - that landing was the softest I've ever had in my life. We heard the tire squeal, and didn't feel a thing, even when the tail wheel made contact.

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    idesofmarch New Member

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    That's pretty sweet I want to get my dad a flight for his birthday. The p-51 thing would be right up his alley.
     
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    shit is cool! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: My first model airplane was a B-24 Liberator. And the B-17 is FTW!!! (especially with that superior alien tech. at the controls);)
     
  4. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    If my dad were alive he'd have been in it as fast as I could have swiped my CC :hs:


    He LOVED the P-51's. I still have unfinished RC P-51's of his that I haven't been able to get rid of, and I don't have the space at the moment to finish them, much less the skill to fly them more than once :o
     
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    wow great pics
     
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    Every single picture is blocked from my work, great.
     
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    Very awesome, I've been inside both the b-17 and b-24 (as the dragon and his tail) many times, but never had a ride... though I almost did a few times :hs:

    awesome pics, thanks for sharing here... would have missed it in the main forum
     
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    cool shit
     
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    andymodem Ambitious, but rubbish.

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