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Oilburner_TAW
08-14-2005, 10:35 AM
I was watching the pre-race show and there is a B-24 and a B-17 flying around Watkins Glen raceway practicing for the flyby. The B-24 looks HUGE next to the B-17.

EyeoftheChicken
08-15-2005, 09:13 AM
And those 2 planes will be on static display at Hancock Field, Syracuse, NY from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday (8/15-8/18).
And I'm not sure how historically accurate the insides are since they offer flights for $400 a pop.

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

Sharkey888
08-15-2005, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by EyeoftheChicken:

And I'm not sure how historically accurate the insides are since they offer flights for $400 a pop.



They are restored accurately. About 4 years ago I took a 1 hour flight in their B-24-it was awesome!

They let you roam about the cabin to the bombadier's position, up in between the pilot's, into the nose and tail turret's and of course the side gunner position's. Was well worth the $350 "donation" and I was able to use it as a tax write-off!!