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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2017, 08:10:40 PM »

Flew over here twice. A day or so apart. Just this past weekend was the last.

Think it was landing at the airfield in Schenectady NY.  Or perhaps Albany International.
This QTH is directly under, and I do mean directly under the landing pattern for
one of the runways. I see the bellies of the planes around dinner time at maybe 1500 ft I'd guess,
perhaps a bit higher...

Was thrilled to see it twice.

Was upset that I did not know it had been here twice and I might have gotten aboard at least for
a visit!

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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2017, 06:07:19 AM »

I went to Kinston to see it as well. I took the  interkor tiur but got stuck kn the bombay. Two elderly ladies backed everyone out of the plane and helped me get back out both tugving on my shoe to pull my leg back thru the bulkhead  . After a bit I got out.Never did  get to see the radios but my brother was there the nextday and got me photos.  I have ARC5 ostuff here oprrational but the particular plane was not ARC5 equipped.
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2017, 08:23:22 AM »

There is a B17 here at   State College PA until Sept 4. Ground tours and rides available.  It is "Sentimental Journey" with the Betty Grable logo.
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« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2017, 09:41:52 AM »

I have been to Hamilton many times. Watched thr Lanc from arrival to first dngine start and first flight( not a dry eye there I think). I have only been once to the new building as I organized a bus trip for the men from.our chuch to go. One had been a Lanc Nav and one had worked at AV Roe building the 3 foot section that join the front and rear of the Lanc. The station is new to.me

 They were both on.tneir 90s when I took them on thst trip
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2017, 11:43:16 AM »

I feel you on being directly under the approach.

Because of where my QTH is in regards to BFL, I'm allowed a 36 foot max tower.

Nevermind between my house and the airport are 50 foot highline (2 seperate runs) and palm trees approaching 80 feet.

Utterly rediculous.  I'm gonna bring a plane down, and not the 14 and 22 kv lines......

Do get to see some cool planes, though.

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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2017, 05:57:54 AM »

Took an extended lunch break yesterday and went over to the Groton airport to get some pictures and video of the Collings Foundation B-17,  B-25, and P-51 as they took off for their next stop in New Bedford through Friday.  Was directly behind the 17 during its warmup, the propwash even a couple of hundred feet away was intense, getting smacked with the blasts of oil smoke as each of the 4 radial engines came to life added to the experience.

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