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Phalcon51
04-18-2004, 10:51 AM
There's a display of a B-17G Fortress, a B-24J Liberator and possibly a P-38J Lightning Sunday, Apr. 18 and Mon. Apr. 19 at the Mercury Air Center in the Bob Hope Airport (formerly Pasadena/Glendale/Burbank Airport). They're selling walkthroughs for $8/adults, $4/kids and 30 min. flights for $400/30 min. Here's a link to their site:

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_schedule-wof.htm

They're open from 9am to 6pm today (Sunday) and 9am to 12noon Monday.

Please pass the word to your favorite forum if you know anyone in the greater L.A. area that would be interested.

I'll try to post some pictures later.

Phalcon51
04-18-2004, 10:51 AM
There's a display of a B-17G Fortress, a B-24J Liberator and possibly a P-38J Lightning Sunday, Apr. 18 and Mon. Apr. 19 at the Mercury Air Center in the Bob Hope Airport (formerly Pasadena/Glendale/Burbank Airport). They're selling walkthroughs for $8/adults, $4/kids and 30 min. flights for $400/30 min. Here's a link to their site:

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_schedule-wof.htm

They're open from 9am to 6pm today (Sunday) and 9am to 12noon Monday.

Please pass the word to your favorite forum if you know anyone in the greater L.A. area that would be interested.

I'll try to post some pictures later.

necrobaron
04-18-2004, 01:17 PM
I've been on the Nine'O Nine and The Dragon and His Tail before. Very beautiful birds,I must say. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

"Not all who wander are lost."

[This message was edited by necrobaron on Sun April 18 2004 at 11:19 PM.]

Resident_Jock
04-18-2004, 01:50 PM
As have I. Usually they are at Van Nuys airport which is only about a 5 minute drive from me. They are indeed, quite spectacular speciments of carpet-bombing greatness! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Speaking of which, anyone ever been to the Van Nuys airshow? I try to go every year.

westcoastphil
04-18-2004, 08:36 PM
They'll also be in Camarillo this week (starting Tuesday the 20th). Also..check my post after this one.

http://members.cox.net/riknbkr330/109f2.jpg

Gibbage1
04-18-2004, 08:54 PM
I live accross the street at John Wayne airport (Santa Ana) and I have seen those two birds fly in and out every year. This year I will be visiting them myself! Most likly next Saturday. Anyone wanna donate to the "Give Gibbage a ride in a B-24" fund? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Gib

My post's are my asumptions only, and in no way linked to fact. I am not an official 1C, Ubi, or Russian Red Rocket spokesman.

"Most P-39's were sent to the Russians - so I guess that was an American secret weapon against our Russian allies."

Stan Wood, P-38 pilot who also flew the P-39.

vanelvis
04-18-2004, 09:05 PM
I have been on both the B-17 (nine o nine) and the B-24 (Dragon and his tail) both excelent aircraft. I saw them at Bishop airport in Flint Michigan.

SteleEH
04-20-2004, 02:35 PM
Thanks for posting about the bombers at Burbank. I took my dad and nephew to see them and took a bunch of pics. Here are a few that I took.

http://www.imgmag.net/images/izlude/PICT012.jpg

http://www.imgmag.net/images/izlude/PICT013.jpg

http://www.imgmag.net/images/izlude/PICT022.jpg

http://www.imgmag.net/images/izlude/PICT026.jpg

Future-
04-20-2004, 02:43 PM
Thx for those pics SteleEH!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Please, if you can, show us some more pictures... maybe you make a seperate thread for this!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

S! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

- Future

Commanding Officer of the 530th Bomb Squad
380th Bomb Group 5th AF USAAF

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Visit us at http://www.310thvfs.com , home of the 310th FS and the 380th BG

mcplkelly
04-20-2004, 03:54 PM
All that nice artwork, just to be ruined by bullets. Anyway, it's just too much money to fly in a plane. It might seem cool, but why would you want to be crammed into a WWII plane. They are crude and uncomfortable (for goods reasions, like why put leather chairs in a flying flak target). It might be cool, but that would be a long uncomfortable half hour.

Gibbage1
04-20-2004, 04:24 PM
Dude. A lot of people died flying those aircraft. Have a little respect, please.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mcplkelly:
All that nice artwork, just to be ruined by bullets. Anyway, it's just too much money to fly in a plane. It might seem cool, but why would you want to be crammed into a WWII plane. They are crude and uncomfortable (for goods reasions, like why put leather chairs in a flying flak target). It might be cool, but that would be a long uncomfortable half hour.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My post's are my asumptions only, and in no way linked to fact. I am not an official 1C, Ubi, or Russian Red Rocket spokesman.

"Most P-39's were sent to the Russians - so I guess that was an American secret weapon against our Russian allies."

Stan Wood, P-38 pilot who also flew the P-39.

-HH-Dubbo
04-20-2004, 05:48 PM
Here's some from Boeing Field last year.
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/100_0175.JPG
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/100_0176.JPG
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/100_0177.JPG
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/100_0187.JPG
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/100_0186.JPG

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/crashoz.jpg
Kermit the Frog is actually a south paw.

TC_Stele
04-20-2004, 05:50 PM
I got to walk inside the bomber as you can see and I would have gladly paid to go in the air in one of those things. It's a rare oppurtunity to even see them I think. Stick me inside the belly turret too I would have requested.