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Old 09-28-09, 08:41 AM   #1
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Here's Something I Wasn't Expecting To See Yesterday...

...a WWII B17 Flying Fortress. I took my Mom for a birthday picnic at a park on Sunday. We were walking along when I heard the sound of an aircraft. Since we were close to a small airport I wasn't too surprised except that it seemed really loud for a small plane. When I looked up through the tree tops a B17 roared right overhead. It made a couple of passes over the next 15 minutes. I really old airplanes. Here's a picture from the interwebs for reference...
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I live near the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, TX. We see historic war birds flying over all the time. Yesterday I saw one of these.

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A B24. You're lucky…I'm jealous!
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A B24. You're lucky…I'm jealous!
My boys love to go there.

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Got to like the sound of big multi-engine airplanes with radial motors. Very cool.
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Old 09-28-09, 09:41 AM   #6
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Love old War Birds! I'm a much bigger fan of the fighters than bombers.
P51s, P38 Lightning, and the F4U Corsair are my favorites.
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Love old War Birds! I'm a much bigger fan of the fighters than bombers.
P51s, P38 Lightning, and the F4U Corsair are my favorites.
This guy was my high school physics teacher. He could tell you a bit about the P38

http://www.adamsplanes.com/John_Loisel.htm
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Sweet! I think I would tip over while riding if a B-17 flew my way. My grandfather was a mechanic in Italy working on B17s in WWII.
All I encounter out here is the occasional crop duster.
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...a WWII B17 Flying Fortress. I took my Mom for a birthday picnic at a park on Sunday. We were walking along when I heard the sound of an aircraft. Since we were close to a small airport I wasn't too surprised except that it seemed really loud for a small plane. When I looked up through the tree tops a B17 roared right overhead. It made a couple of passes over the next 15 minutes. I really old airplanes. Here's a picture from the interwebs for reference...
If I had to guess... it was probably the Liberty Belle
http://www.libertyfoundation.org/index.html
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One time in Seattle I saw a B-17 and B-24 flying in tight formation over the freeway. The engines totally took over the freeway noise.
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If I had to guess... it was probably the Liberty Belle
http://www.libertyfoundation.org/index.html
Yes that's it. We were at Eurika Springs park, which is right next to that airport.
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My boys love to go there.

http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/
Cool. I live about a half hour from this museum...
http://www.fantasyofflight.com/

This is a private collection owned by a guy who had a rich relative and a passion for airplanes. One of the unique aspect of his collection is the planes are all restored to flying condition not just museum display.
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This guy was my high school physics teacher. He could tell you a bit about the P38

http://www.adamsplanes.com/John_Loisel.htm
That's pretty damned cool.
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Cool. I live about a half hour from this museum...
http://www.fantasyofflight.com/

This is a private collection owned by a guy who had a rich relative and a passion for airplanes. One of the unique aspect of his collection is the planes are all restored to flying condition not just museum display.
Cavanaugh is a father and son I think and I heard they made their money on Jani-King. The fly most of their planes. It is cool when you are there, because you can often see someone getting a plane ready, etc. or you will see an empty hanger space and and expensive car parked where a warbird usually sits.
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