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Mark Luft
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Username: bentleyman1993

Post Number: 89
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Friday, 28 July, 2017 - 03:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This week in Oshkosh, WI. is the annual air show. This is the first time two B-29's have flown together in decades. It's quite a site. I thought everyone might be interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsZ-lqjzBUE
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1439
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Friday, 28 July, 2017 - 05:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

And the factory where first built!
What a plane at the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z6YNgJ6RNE
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 500
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Friday, 28 July, 2017 - 09:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Mark,

Sure would have liked to have scene that.

I used to live in WI, and the week before Airventure you would see all kinds of stuff flying up the coast.

My two favorites were a low flying B2 which might be stealthy on radar, it's crazy loud in terms of noise. The other was when a group of 4 p51's flew over, two broke formation and put on a little show. It was great to hear those engines straining.

Parick,

Nice video
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Mark Luft
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Username: bentleyman1993

Post Number: 90
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Saturday, 29 July, 2017 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ross, I work in Bedford, VA. near the D-Day Memorial. Every Anniversary of D-Day and every Memorial day we get a flyover by at least one P-51, Awesome sight and sounds.
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 1481
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Saturday, 29 July, 2017 - 06:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

A Lancaster and a Spitfire flew over my house at 500 ft once. (Bournemouth / Hurn air show)
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1625
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 29 July, 2017 - 07:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks for posting that Mark.
Beautiful aircraft.
I wonder how much of their DNA is in current Boeing aircraft?

I have to admit I have never seen such graceful take off and landing as these amazing machines, the airspeed seemed not fast at all, just "up" they went. Fantastic!!
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1626
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 29 July, 2017 - 07:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great short factory video Patrick L.
Love seeing the ladies all working on those machines.
At time of war everyone does their bit.
Is that still the location of current Boeing production?

The camera on the overhead crane was a great idea.
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 501
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Saturday, 29 July, 2017 - 08:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Robert,

If they were joined by a Mosquito you'd need a cigarette afterwords.
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 1483
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Sunday, 30 July, 2017 - 01:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ross

The DH Mosquito is my favourite war bird.

They also had a Hurricane but it had to fly off to get spares for another Lancaster (the Canadian one).

The display was meant to be a Spit , Hurricane, Lancaster -City of Lincoln- 2nd Canadian Lancaster

I have had also fighter jets at 500mph and 300ft fly over then you get the roar which makes the hair on me neck stand up. I am 197ft above sea level (sat nav).

In north Wales is a valley where the RAF fly jets at high speed and one can climb to the top of the hills and look down at the jets going fast through the valley.

I would love to have go in a jet 50ft at 600mph
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1630
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Sunday, 30 July, 2017 - 07:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I'm with you Ross and Robert.
The Mosquito is amazing.
Anything that runs 2 Merlins in an aircraft that light has got to be awesome.

Gents
When entering "the Pacific" part of the Australian War Memorial, this is what you walk under.
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Jean-Pierre 'JP' Hilbert
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Username: jphilbert

Post Number: 168
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Thursday, 03 August, 2017 - 04:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Seen at the Moscow airshow last week. Most unusual flying machine ever!
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 506
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Thursday, 03 August, 2017 - 07:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

???
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1637
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 03 August, 2017 - 07:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yep, that's pretty unusual!!!!
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 1489
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Thursday, 03 August, 2017 - 09:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I bet it has a Jacuzzi.

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