August 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm #234262
FYI: “Memphis Belle” is in Baltimore this weekend. It’s the replica of the original Memphis Belle that portrayed her in the movie. I got a ride in her today as a publicity move. They charge $450 a run, but you can walk up and crawl around inside her for nothing on Sat and Sun afternoons.
The plane is being barnstormed to raise funds to rebuild another B-17 that burned up last year.
And to promote veteran awareness in general.
Cool as hell plane. All the gear is in ‘er.
I took Bridget to the airport (Martin Airport in Middle River) but was not able to drive her up on the runway for an under belly shot. Maybe next time.
Let me know if you’re coming.August 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm #251404Paul MossbergKeymaster
Dude! You got a ride? That is so cool!
Where’s the video?
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That is way cool dude! I know you got a few more pics if not a video. Can’t wait to see them.
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"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackAugust 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm #251406billnpartsParticipant
You are one lucky SOB.
They give rides in the B17 and others at the WWII weekend in Reading, but the charge is
way beyond my means.
I am military green with envy.
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"Drive Happy"August 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm #251407
Working on vid now.
And yeah, $450 for a 20-minute flight is something I would probably not have done. Having done it though, I think it might just be worth it for a once-in-a-lifetime ride. Something like $1150 for the P-40 (when it’s flying) seems like too much now that I’ve been in the bomber, where you can climb around and play with the guns and look through the bomb sight and stick your head up through the sun roof. Anywhere is fair game except the pilots’ chairs, the ball turret and the tail gunner’s station.
Anyone’s interested c’mon down. Here’s a blog post I did with the info on the where and how. Supposedly there’s a vid going up linked to that soon, but not just yet.
edsnova2012-08-15 08:17:02August 15, 2012 at 7:06 am #251408
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