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Treetop64
04-24-2006, 12:11 AM
http://americanaeroservices.com/videos.htm

Just click on the links on the page, crank up the volume, and enjoy!

For a measly $400, I got the pleasure of going on a joyride in the very B-17 (Nine-O-Nine) shown in these videos. That, and the B-24 also shown, along with some other old greats, visited the airport at Livermore, California for the 4th of July holiday weekend last year.

For you Sea Fury fans, look towards the bottom and you'll see a link of a Sea Fury doing a startup! Gorgeous aircraft!

Gibbage1
04-24-2006, 01:02 AM
I find the term "Yankee" very offensive.

Lol. Just kidding! Im not as up-tight as those "other" nations.

woofiedog
04-24-2006, 02:04 AM
Mint site... did you take any photo's on your B-17 ride??

I have some photo's of Nine-O-Nine when it flew into Worcester Airport in 97.

Treetop64
04-24-2006, 03:31 AM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
Mint site... did you take any photo's on your B-17 ride??

I have some photo's of Nine-O-Nine when it flew into Worcester Airport in 97.

Unfortunately, no. I only went to the airport to do some plane watching, and to my surprise there was 909 and Witchcraft there on the GA ramp! In the charter terminal there were some people signing waivers to go on the rides, and I asked about how I could go, too.

They said whip out a few hundred bucks to help carry the tour, sign away your right to sue us if anything goes wrong, and you're free to come along. I was more than happy to do so!

From then on, I made sure I have at least a disposable camera in the glove compartment.

Sergio_101
04-24-2006, 03:36 AM
Yanks, Japs, Krauts, who cares.
Yes, for a mesely $400, was worth every penny.
Your looking at %425-$500 this year.
But that's still chump change for a ride
in a 1945 vintage bomber.

I have been up in all three.
Last year I took a camera in "909".

This year it's the B-25 and B-24 again.

Chump change people.
Trust me, it's worth EVERY penny.

Sergio

Treetop64
04-24-2006, 04:09 AM
Just watched the Corsair fly-by.

Dood, that was DOPE!!

That pilot had to be careful about mowing the grass with that 13 foot propeller as he flew past, though. He was really down low to the deck!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
04-24-2006, 05:54 AM
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The sounds man, it's all in the sounds.

woofiedog
04-24-2006, 07:05 AM
Treetop64... Things seem to allways happen that way. LoL

danjama
04-24-2006, 10:14 AM
Wow a HUUUUUUUUGE BUMP fot this, amazing videos http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Nubarus
04-24-2006, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by Gibbage1:
I find the term "Yankee" very offensive.

Lol. Just kidding! Im not as up-tight as those "other" nations.

The term Yankees is part of your history.

It came around when the Dutch settelers in New Amsterdam where trading with other nations and a lot of these settelers where called either Jan or Kees.
So after a while JanKees turned in Yankees.
Since New Amsterdam is now called New York the New York Yankees is right on the money really.

I don't really see how that can be offensive.

TC_Stele
04-24-2006, 12:03 PM
If you're from the South and called one then it is offensive. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

I saw the 909 and the B-24 couple years back. I was really bummed that I never took the chance to take the ride in her.

RCAF_Irish_403
04-24-2006, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Nubarus:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gibbage1:
I find the term "Yankee" very offensive.

Lol. Just kidding! Im not as up-tight as those "other" nations.

The term Yankees is part of your history.

It came around when the Dutch settelers in New Amsterdam where trading with other nations and a lot of these settelers where called either Jan or Kees.
So after a while JanKees turned in Yankees.
Since New Amsterdam is now called New York the New York Yankees is right on the money really.

I don't really see how that can be offensive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're not an American, are you?

Treetop64
04-24-2006, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Nubarus:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gibbage1:
I find the term "Yankee" very offensive.

Lol. Just kidding! Im not as up-tight as those "other" nations.

The term Yankees is part of your history.

It came around when the Dutch settelers in New Amsterdam where trading with other nations and a lot of these settelers where called either Jan or Kees.
So after a while JanKees turned in Yankees.
Since New Amsterdam is now called New York the New York Yankees is right on the money really.

I don't really see how that can be offensive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Dood, I think he was being facecious. It's a joke, okay?

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Nubarus
04-24-2006, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by RCAF_Irish_403:
You're not an American, are you?

And this is important how?

There are so many words or sayings that existed on what certain countries or people in the general sence did that I don't really see how that should bother them.

Like Limey, this came around because the British sailors where sucking on lime's a lot to get important vitamins in.
They used lime's because they don't spoil so fast plus they suppress the hunger feeling.
A win win situation for the British Navy Officers. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
To other nation's ships who saw them English and their lime's all the time they started to call them Limey's.

Here is another one, sideburns.
Ever wonder why they call hair on the side of your face a sideburn?
This started around the imperial age when muskets where being used a lot during the many and long wars that where fought in Europe.
When the soldiers where using their muskets for a prolonged periode the side of their face was black from the sparks of the flintlocks on their muskets.
So extended hair passed your ears kind of looks the same so someone came up with the word sideburn and it kind of stuck and everybody started using it.

squadldr76
04-24-2006, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by Treetop64:
Just watched the Corsair fly-by.

Dood, that was DOPE!!

I understand, Treetop. I found that one and probably watched it a dozen times in a row. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif If you have a subwoofer, make sure to turn it all the way up. That deep whoosh sound at the end nearly gave me a stroke. Absolute heaven. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif