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MrBlueSky1960
06-18-2007, 06:01 AM
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See the story here:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=71491

Film of the departure here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klkGG4MZ-NM

Gitano1979
06-18-2007, 06:07 AM
ahhhh... i love the sound of piston engines

JG52Uther
06-18-2007, 06:31 AM
Can't wait to see the old girl at Duxford!

T_O_A_D
06-18-2007, 07:52 AM
Thanks for the update.

Best of luck and hopefully she will make it this time with no hitches.

DKoor
06-18-2007, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
Thanks for the update.

Best of luck and hopefully she will make it this time with no hitches. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

BillyTheKid_22
06-18-2007, 11:15 AM
http://www.skyunlimited.net/p38v2_images/p38gg_1.jpg



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Cool!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Tailbutcher
06-18-2007, 11:53 AM
That's great to see an old warplane fly again. BTW, My Brother TDG Monguse and I, met up with a WW2 P-38 Pilot. We scanned tons of pics, we'll be posting them soon.

PBNA-Boosher
06-18-2007, 03:54 PM
Get us some shots when she finally makes it in!

Daiichidoku
06-18-2007, 04:09 PM
hope they dont use british fuel in it once it gets therehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

PF_Coastie
06-18-2007, 04:39 PM
Here are some huge pics I took of her a few years ago at Langley, Va.

http://phantomfighters.nrgservers.net/Coastie%20Pics/Airshow%20025.jpg

http://phantomfighters.nrgservers.net/Coastie%20Pics/Airshow%20026.jpg

http://phantomfighters.nrgservers.net/Coastie%20Pics/Airshow%20027.jpg

Feathered_IV
06-18-2007, 10:15 PM
I hope the first person to greet the pilot on his arrival will have a suitably dry British comment ready and waiting....

TX-EcoDragon
06-18-2007, 10:30 PM
Operation Bolero HQ:

http://www.airshowbuzz.com/forums/index.php?showforum=89

(Registration is free and easy)

Esel1964
06-18-2007, 11:07 PM
Godspeed to both of the old gals and support crews.May they have a safe journey,and a safe return. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I found a site to track the trip (http://bolero.flightexplorer.com/default.aspx?774664),they take off from Kentucky,on the 21st (http://www.thelostsquadron.com/).
I know they'll be in Europe at least til July 7-8.
If someone could let us know when they've left for the return leg,it might be interesting to watch the progress over a couple of days.

It appears,they intend on bringing it most of the way home,on an aircraft carrier (http://www.airspacemag.com/issues/2007/december-january/FEATURE-glaciergirl.php),then within a couple hundred miles of the U.S. coast,they want to take off from the carrier.

The GPS unit,that allows it to be tracked will be blocked from the satellite.,if they put it below deck,(iron box = Faraday cage).

I guess we'll have to see how long the tracker lasts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

It even looks there may be new expeditions to get the rest of the planes:"A current day American and German expeditions are now in gear to retrieve the remaining 5 P-38 Lightnings and 2 B-17 Flying Fortresses".

http://www.digitalrailroad.net/lousapienza/Production/P...12-a464-65467a086ccd (http://www.digitalrailroad.net/lousapienza/Production/PhotoGroupView.aspx?pbid=4&msa=1&pgid=8517612&ipp=24&sort=0&page=0&slid=e75e18dd-bda2-4b12-a464-65467a086ccd)

DKoor
06-19-2007, 06:56 AM
Huh.... from a skinner perspective: panel lines are barely visible and rivets are almost completely invisible on the nose of that 38.
And that's a very close up photo.

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XyZspineZyX
06-19-2007, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by DKoor:
Huh.... from a skinner perspective: panel lines are barely visible and rivets are almost completely invisible on the nose of that 38.
And that's a very close up photo.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Some of our very pronounced panel lines and effects come from the res we use in skins, and the fact that although our lighting is good, it is nothing like real lighting

Daiichidoku
06-19-2007, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by DKoor:
Huh.... from a skinner perspective: panel lines are barely visible and rivets are almost completely invisible on the nose of that 38.
And that's a very close up photo.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

it helps that the 38 isnt subject to wartime use, of course


i have no complaints about 38 3D model in FB (anyoone who does, go talk to Gibbagehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )...but the pit suxxorz...the 38 pit in janes WWII fighters (1998!!!) beats the snot out of it

MEGILE
06-19-2007, 09:52 AM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
I hope the first person to greet the pilot on his arrival will have a suitably dry British comment ready and waiting....

damn Yanks..you were late for the war aswell!!

Hehe I can see it now

TC_Stele
06-19-2007, 10:03 AM
Glacier girl is a special plane indeed, and I'm glad she finally gets to make her rounds. I got to see her twice this year at Chino.

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5030/pict00652wb9.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict00652wb9.jpg)

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9392/chinoairshow2007229ah3.th.jpg (http://img406.imageshack.us/my.php?image=chinoairshow2007229ah3.jpg)

stathem
06-21-2007, 04:16 AM
Good luck today old Girl.

Looking forward to seeing her at Duxford, hoping the trip goes well.

NAFP_supah
06-21-2007, 04:41 AM
Originally posted by DKoor:
Huh.... from a skinner perspective: panel lines are barely visible and rivets are almost completely invisible on the nose of that 38.
And that's a very close up photo.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I wouldn't take any modern warbird as refference for skinning as most of them have been so heavily rebuilt you'd be hard pressed to find an original part on most. In some only a few token bits and pieces are original. I don't know how this is in this machines case but seeing how it spent a long while under ice etc. I think extensive rebuilding was required to make it save to fly again.

Xiolablu3
06-21-2007, 05:47 AM
LMAO they have bagpipes playing!

Cool.

Esel1964
06-22-2007, 08:35 PM
Bump!

http://bolero.flightexplorer.com/default.aspx?775273

Glacier Girl is on the move,and seems to be making fast progress.
Give 'em Hell-GG!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

BillyTheKid_22
06-22-2007, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by Esel1964:
Bump!

http://bolero.flightexplorer.com/default.aspx?775273

Glacier Girl is on the move,and seems to be making fast progress.
Give 'em Hell-GG!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif



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Esel1964
06-26-2007, 01:53 AM
Shameless Bumpage!

Flight's still got a long ways to go.Keep it up,GG.

http://bolero.flightexplorer.com/default.aspx?775273

TX-EcoDragon
06-26-2007, 02:06 AM
Some videos from the flight:

http://www.airshowbuzz.com/videos/browse.php?cat=21

Esel1964
06-26-2007, 10:08 PM
Looks like they've shortened the planned route,I wonder if it's wx,a fuel issue,or if something's not 100%.

*EDIT* Scratch that,they,ve removed shorter route,and are back to original now.

Longpo
06-27-2007, 06:27 AM
Originally posted by TX-EcoDragon:
Some videos from the flight:

http://www.airshowbuzz.com/videos/browse.php?cat=21

Cheers for the link, the videos are class.

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Esel1964
07-01-2007, 04:54 AM
"Glacier Girl" is not going to make it again. (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/06/29/glacier-girl.html)Really a shame!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

"Miss Velma",the P-51 accompanying her,took the shorter route mentioned earlier,and is already in the UK (http://bolero.flightexplorer.com/default.aspx?351480),while "GG" is stuck in Canada.