Anybody Else Like B-17s?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by 28Shooter, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    I flew on the Memphis Belle in August and went to see the Nine-O-Nine fly out yesterday morning. I do love the sound of those Wright Cyclone radials!
  2. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    Gotta love all of them old war birds. Glad to hear that you were able to get some time in the air.
    I took private flying lessons for a year (long time ago) until I figured out that the cost out weighed the benefits. Actually, a change in finances put an end to it. Great fun to soar around in the wild blue yonder. A friend of mine has/had an old Champ Aircraft. It was my favorie ride at that time. Tandem Seats, Stick Controls, wide open view, 75 HP, 75 mph, low and slow. Great fun.
    My favorite war birds are the B-25 Mitchell, the P-51 Mustang, the F-86 Sabre Jet and the a-10 Warthog. Not in any special order.

  3. lingr

    lingr Well-Known Member

    P-47 Thunderbolt " The Jug"......
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  4. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    Thought I'd upload nose art shots.

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  5. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

    We bivuac at the airshow in Arlington,wa .the old war birds are awesome
  6. Nogoat

    Nogoat Well-Known Member

    Classic stuff, they are!

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  7. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member

    Love the war birds, both young and old. These pics are from the Miramar Air Show 2013.

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  8. Mauserhooked

    Mauserhooked Well-Known Member

    Great posts! Although I was a "tanker" in the Army, I've always been impressed by the flyers. Plus, the Air Force cadre always seemed to eat better in the field!
  9. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    Somebody better call the crew chief, those wings and engines look like they're broken!

  10. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

    Air Shows are the best !!

    Dad worked for Northrop when I was growing up, been to many shows, and started taking my kids when they were little. (all grown up now)

    Favorite planes;

    P-38 Lightning
    P-39 Airacobra
    P-51D Mustang


  11. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    Tahoe, you're obviously a man who likes fighter planes! I've always liked bombers. My wife says it's probably because they fit my personality - big, loud, lumbering, but dependable. As far as fighters go, I like P47s, Hellcats, Wildcats, Bearcats, and a new found interest - the Douglas Skyraider.

    We were a Grumman family. My Dad worked for Grumman for 30+ years and retired when Northrop (no offense!) took over the company. He particularly took pride in the fact that he helped machine parts for the Lunar Module and the F14 Tomcat.

    I guess if your dad worked for Jack Northrop and mine for Leroy Grumman we're family so don't forget the Christmas present this year. I wear a size 3XL Tall and my favorite color is green.
  12. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

    Bombers are Cool Too !!

    I do like fighters more, as they protected bombers on some of their runs. But bombers were an organized team effort, and also an elite group in my book !!
    If I had favorites, it would be the B-17 FF and the B-24 Liberator, two of the best "heavies" in the sky !! :D I'll try not to forget Christmas !!
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