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Old 03-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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B-17 in San Diego this weekend.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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I will be in Dallas or I would definitely pay for a ride. I need to add this to the list.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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With pleasure.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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Only if I got to pull the Release Lever over a particular building in Sacramento.....




(I didn't say it would have to be loaded with anything EXPLOSIVE, BTW - pigshyte-canisters would be sufficient to make me feel MUCH better!)
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:28 AM   #5
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I would if I could afford it. The B-17 is/was a legendary aircraft that was our "ace in the hole" before we entered the war. It was a generation ahead of anything anyone else had when it entered service, and it stayed ahead of the curve with constant updates during the war. A chance to ride in one should not be missed.

There's a really cool movie from early in WWII about one of the B-17s that was coming in to Hawaii as the Japs were attacking Pearl. The crew refueled and then went on to participate in other battles in the Pacific. It was really interesting because they included a lot of stuff like Japanese collaborators in Hawaii who were conducting "Fifth Column" work etc. Sorry I can't recall the name, but I'll try to locate it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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One advantage of working across the street to the Museam of Flight is you get to see some pretty cool A/C's flying in and out, I'd love to take a ride on one of these B17's, it's pretty cool to be at work and glance up to see one circling overhead or a P-51 lifting off. Neat stuff
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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Did you take the ride?
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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Did you take the ride?
I did not.

I was too busy this weekend to drive to El Cajon and spend the Four Fitty for the ride.

My Blue Angel ride was free. Hard to beat that.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #9
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I did not.

I was too busy this weekend to drive to El Cajon and spend the Four Fitty for the ride.

My Blue Angel ride was free. Hard to beat that.
$450 is a lot of dough, especially if it was an hour or two deal. If you spent 1/2 day on the plane or more, maybe it's reasonable. OTOH, you could think of it as a donation to help keep the "warbird" in the air.

There's a good chance that plane will be at the Confederate Air Show in Titusville this month. Many of the WWII planes still flying make that show.
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$450 is a lot of dough, especially if it was an hour or two deal. If you spent 1/2 day on the plane or more, maybe it's reasonable.
I believe it costs something like $4000/hour to operate.
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