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AirRanger
09-12-2004, 09:20 AM
ktrent@cox.net
Here is an interesting story. I am a pilot for a fractional ownership company and had just flown a trip in to Tallahasse, FL. I was using the DUAT weather computer to plan my next trip and I guy walks in wearing a green flight suit, while looking at the flight planning computer like it might just pee on him if he got too close, and says, "you know how to work that thing?". I said , "sure, need help?" During the couse of filing his new flight plan and checking weather I asked what he was flying and he said, "that B17 out there". It had been hard NOT to notice as I taxied in, but it was all roped off so I didn't think I'd get a chance to see it up close, and we didn't have much time on the ground there. Long story made short, for my help he gave me the grand tour of his B17, which is called "909" because of her tail number. He said she was heavy on the controls but pretty docile and no bad habits, however if you lost an outboard engine there was alot of rudder input, "as many boots as you can get in there", I think were is exact words.
I read this forum for the last couple of years and when I'm not out burning up Jet-A I enjoy flying IL-2FB AEP and have for couple of years. I have never posted before, but I'm gona try to attach some pictures.

Me in B17B17 left wingB17 cockpitB17 Bombsight

AirRanger
09-12-2004, 09:20 AM
ktrent@cox.net
Here is an interesting story. I am a pilot for a fractional ownership company and had just flown a trip in to Tallahasse, FL. I was using the DUAT weather computer to plan my next trip and I guy walks in wearing a green flight suit, while looking at the flight planning computer like it might just pee on him if he got too close, and says, "you know how to work that thing?". I said , "sure, need help?" During the couse of filing his new flight plan and checking weather I asked what he was flying and he said, "that B17 out there". It had been hard NOT to notice as I taxied in, but it was all roped off so I didn't think I'd get a chance to see it up close, and we didn't have much time on the ground there. Long story made short, for my help he gave me the grand tour of his B17, which is called "909" because of her tail number. He said she was heavy on the controls but pretty docile and no bad habits, however if you lost an outboard engine there was alot of rudder input, "as many boots as you can get in there", I think were is exact words.
I read this forum for the last couple of years and when I'm not out burning up Jet-A I enjoy flying IL-2FB AEP and have for couple of years. I have never posted before, but I'm gona try to attach some pictures.

Me in B17B17 left wingB17 cockpitB17 Bombsight

p1ngu666
09-12-2004, 09:34 AM
u need to link to webhosting
need me to host pics?
pingu666@gmail.com send em my way ill get them up http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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AirRanger
09-12-2004, 10:19 AM
Thanks, I have already sent them, and one of a 12 gun Hurrican I saw in Santa Monica, CA. Ya don't see alot of those either. I really am a better pilot than I am a forum poster. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

p1ngu666
09-12-2004, 10:51 AM
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p1ngu666
09-12-2004, 10:55 AM
http://www.uploadit.org/gallery/12017/

click the text links for a proper ie window

good pics http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://www.pingu666.modded.me.uk/mysig3.jpg
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Freycinet
09-12-2004, 01:51 PM
greast pics and experience airranger, thx for showing us them!

you might want to edit your email out of the first posting, it can be sucked up by spambots...

boxmike
09-12-2004, 02:17 PM
Great pics!
Collings Foundation's 'Nine-o-nine'?
There's even skin for FB:

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=13009

Rgds,

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AlexDavies
09-12-2004, 02:21 PM
nice pics....

http://www.jsutergraphix.com/portfolio%20art/P-47.jpg

meh_cd
09-12-2004, 02:41 PM
Sweet pictures.