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Ever want to fly in a B-17 but never had the chance?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jharkin, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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  2. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    WOW! thats beyond kool!
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy thousands of hours, Batman. WOW! That is like a lifetime achievement.
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    He's gonna need a very tiny tail gunner.
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    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    a monkey comes to mind...we could all use one...and this is exactly the situation that justifies it.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I know. That is what I keep telling people.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I wonder if it's been flown yet. I looked through most of the zillions of pics on the website, and didn't see one of this beautiful aircraft off the ground.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    From the pics it looks like they fired up the engines, but I didn't see any air shots either.
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    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Yes I don't believe its flown yet. They have to get it inspected by the FAA for an experimental aircraft airworthiness cert. First. The pilot will probably have to carry a multiengine rating also.
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    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    even if it wont fly, i bet it would do a heck of a number on that corn field.
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    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    For the encore, he should build a 1/3 scale B-36. _g
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    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    If you ever wanted to fly in a B-17, they used to do it out of Willow Run airport here in Michigan. Not sure if they still do, but a guy I used to work with got a flight as a birthday gift from his wife. He was still grinning when he came back in to work. I know somebody still flies one out of there, because I saw it go over today.

    Not quite as cool as building your own, but still cool.

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