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B-17 Flight

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by OH-MAN, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 12, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    I was lucky enough to have a chance to go for a ride in the Liberty Belle.
    Allways wanted to do this.
    Wow is not enough to describe it.

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  2. Sep 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    WOW , what an awesome opportunity .
     
  3. Sep 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    I had the chance to ride it last year and didnt. :( Have been kicking my self every time i drive by the airport.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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  5. Sep 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    That's awesome!
     
  6. Sep 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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  7. Sep 12, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    Awesome!! I got to go in one of the last flying B-17s and a consolodated B24 Liberator "The Dragon and his Tail" Several years back. My granfather flew both and was shot down over germany and held as a POW for a few years. He escaped and went on to test and fly the F86 sabres during the korean war. He was also golden glove champ in the Air Force and retired a msgt.
    Here he is 2nd from the right.

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    Brunes abides.

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  9. Sep 12, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    too cool! I am sure if I pulled some strings I could fly in some military planes. My grandfather was one of the engineers that designed the f16 fighter jets.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    I flew in that B-24 about six years ago. It was awesome. I was home sick with the flu 101 fever when I saw it on a local news channel. Took a shower, loaded up on ibuprofen, and had a helluva great time.

    Good for you OH-MAN! There are so few of those great planes left in the world I'm glad you had the opportunity to experience flying in it.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    Cool! Ive been wanting to do that for a while! And the B-25 they have out here too :)
     
  12. Sep 12, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    how can one do that and how much does it cost?
     
  13. Sep 12, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    Sweet!! I think I flew in it when it was on tour with a B-17 and B-29.
    Just dug this old pic up of me at the monroe co. airport. I think it was around 2003? I wanna say it was $100 to fly.

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  14. Sep 12, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Yeah the Liberty Belle B-17 flying fortress comes here to Bakersfield every so often to fly people. I think they charge $400-$500 or so for an hour flight. Not bad on price, to fly in something so rare, they use the money to keep up on maintenance and such. But if I remember right, it was not flown in combat operations in WWII, but still cool none the less.

    My favorite plane is the B-17, hopefully one of these days when I have the time I'll take a flight in it. Last time it was in Bako it flew right over my head, very cool to look straight up at it. It was coming in for a landing at the Airport.

    Here's more information on it:

    http://www.libertyfoundation.org/index.html
     
  15. Sep 12, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    Yes indeed $430.00 for a 30-45 min. flight.
    I would have paid double but don't tell them.
    Check the site for the schedule I think they go to Vegas next.

    www.libertyfoundation.org

    Great folks keeping something like that around for us to see touch and ride in.
     
  16. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    that so cool. i'd love to do that for my dad. we use to go to all the air shows so i've been inside all those great old planes, but we never went up in one.
     
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    How does one get an opportunity like that? I would love to do that!!! Awesome!!
     
  18. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    They tour the country and sell rides to pay for the plane and maint.
    Check the website to see the sched.
     
  19. Sep 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    Several of those vintage war planes come through Atlanta PDK Airport every year and next time I might go for that flight.

    I almost did a ride like that last summer ... thanks for posting your experience.

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  20. Sep 13, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    That's awesome dude, I went up in an old Piper cub earlier this year, can't really compare to a B-17 but was still pretty cool. A lot more soul than the 152s I usually get to fly :rolleyes:
     
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