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Old 07-07-15, 10:55
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Default Going to have a little fun on a B-17 today...

Just heading out the door for an interesting morning, getting into a B-17 Sentimental Journey flight out of Brandon Manitoba. Outfitted in RCAF WW2 crew kit, the American crew should get a kick out of it. Cheers Rob
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Old 07-07-15, 12:05
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Old 07-07-15, 21:22
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Fantastic Rob, love the kit. Let's have a full report!

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Just heading out the door for an interesting morning, getting into a B-17 Sentimental Journey flight out of Brandon Manitoba. Outfitted in RCAF WW2 crew kit, the American crew should get a kick out of it. Cheers Rob
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Old 08-07-15, 01:09
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Hi Rob

Great photo and a once in a lifetime experience, I am really envious, I hope you will have an exciting time and don't forget to post heaps of photos to share. "Keep em flying".

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Old 08-07-15, 02:08
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Default A great flight on Sentimental Journey this morning

Beautiful clear quiet sunny morning, we got into the B-17 at 9:15 AM for a 25 minute flight. All passengers were very excited about the flight, and the B-17 crew were very professional about all of the safety scenarios involved with the flight . Having been in a B-17 before, the EAA Aluminum Overcast, I was kind of comparing the 2 separate flights . We bought seats today for the back, but were not allowed access thru the bomb bay/catwalk to the front. The people who paid the big money for the nose position, had to stay there also. On the other hand , Aluminum Overcast offered full access to all positions including the left seat in the cockpit. Not one to complain, a huge thrill again.
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Old 08-07-15, 03:15
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For an excellent video of a B17 in flight type in to google - Vimeo WW2 bombers over Arizona.
The video features aerial photography of a B17 and B25 Mitchell flying over the Superstition Mountains set to the theme music from John Adams.
Turn up the sound.

Perhaps somebody knows how to post a link?

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Old 08-07-15, 03:28
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5DeaE0gi_c
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Old 09-07-15, 23:09
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Thanks Rob
I never get tired of watching that video and see it as a tribute to the gallant men who used these machines in a life and death struggle we can barely imagine.

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Old 09-07-15, 23:26
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Brilliant! Loved it! Thanks Dave. Yesterday, I was treated to overflights of a 4 engined radial powered aircraft, possibly a DC6 firebomber. Just love the sound.

Al Overcast ... yes, Rob, I didn't realise how fortunate I was to fly in the EAA B17G, where passengers were able to roam where they liked during the flight except the tail gun position, until I read your post. I took off and landed in the radio ops seat, but during flight, wandered from the waist to the nose. The EAA crew also flew with the plexiglass cover off the mid-upper position, so I have several shots over the tail by standing with head above the fuselage line. There only requirement for that was not to let go of your camera: it makes a mess of the tail leading edge! Great flight!

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Old 12-07-15, 21:05
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Default Yes Mike...

My cool flights are the 2 in B-17's, including 8 minutes in the left seat of A.A.. also 2 flights 1.2 hrs. dual instruction P-51 D. Miracle Maker, and Harvard time. All great times. Cheers Rob
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