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B-24 if I had to choose

March 19 2017 at 7:31 PM
Charlie D  (Login cdunton)
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I did the B-24 with my Dad years ago, and here's why we choose the B-24. It's only one of 2 flying, and the CAF plane doesn't tour the whole country. There are what, 12 B-17s flying?, and more opportunities down the line to fly in one of those.

During the flight, you can travel the whole aircraft (or at least you could a few years ago, don't know if it has changed). We sat in the waist area for take off and landing, but once airborne, were able to go nose to tail. I don't think you can do that in the B-25, not sure about the B-17.

I figure if god forbid the B-24 is ever grounded, or crashes, at least I had the opportunity to fly in one.

If I might make another suggestion. Enjoy the flight, don't live it through your camera. I took a number of pics, and then put my camera away, and lived the experience through my eyes, not through my camera. I couldn't believe the number of guys on the flight that spent the whole time filming through their camera, rather than looking around and taking it all in...

I highly recommend it though, it was quite the experience.


This message has been edited by cdunton from IP address on Mar 19, 2017 7:35 PM

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