Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:52 PM
I recently graduated College, and as a gift, my Father bought us both a ride on a B-17G (favorite of ours) back in June. This past weekend, I was also lucky enough to score a ride in a PT-22. I think my next ride is going to be on a B-25.
I am also really into air shows, especially if they have any warbirds attending. I went to the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends in 2007, and it is sad that it is said that was the last one. It really was an amazing experience. I have volunteered the past two years at an airshow to help clean up after the pyro portion of the show. Gives you the BEST seat in the house (I typically have the planes flying 500 feet directly over my head), on the far side of the runway from the show.
I have been toying with the idea of trying to find a way to get my pilots license and pick up a replica of some kind. If I ever have the money, I would LOVE to own a P-51 original, but that requires many millions of dollars
I also have some videos that I have posted from both flight experiences:
PT-22: I was "lucky" enough to get to start it. I have more footage that needs to be edited yet: YouTube - Starting a PT-22
First of 4 B-17 videos. You should be able to navigate to each one from the first: YouTube - B-17G Yankee Lady - Flight Experience - June 21, 2008
Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:07 PM
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:35 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:45 PM
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:30 PM
Second PT-22 Video: YouTube - PT-22 Flight
The B-17 flight was amazing! I highly recommend it to anybody. Sure, it costs around $425 depending which organization is doing it, but it is tax deductible (at least ours was). You are on the plane for about an hour in total, with about 30 minutes in the air. Watch the videos, although it definitely doesn't do the ride justice. It was simply too much fun. Especially looking out the left waist gunner window and seeing a B-25 up in the air with you!
Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:16 PM
WOW! Great vids!! When I have more time, I'll have to look at all of them!
Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:37 PM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:32 PM
If by just east, you mean 2.5-3 hours, then sure My fiance's parents actually live in Bay Village, so I do get out that way fairly often (although she is in IL right now for an internship). I am going to be going to the Cleveland Air show next weekend. Planning on both Saturday and Sunday. I need more pictures and video
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