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JRJacobs
07-20-2005, 07:39 PM
work at dane county regional airport and tomorrow a B-17 is landing for a five day stay-over prior to going up to EAA http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif . i'm carrying my cam-corder with me all day, and airport ops is going to call me when it's coming in. with a little luck i'll be able to get some video - it will be giving rides but my wife says we can't afford the $350 for a ride http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif , so i'll have to console myself with exterior video. see some of you on friday the 29th at EAA

JRJacobs
07-20-2005, 07:39 PM
work at dane county regional airport and tomorrow a B-17 is landing for a five day stay-over prior to going up to EAA http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif . i'm carrying my cam-corder with me all day, and airport ops is going to call me when it's coming in. with a little luck i'll be able to get some video - it will be giving rides but my wife says we can't afford the $350 for a ride http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif , so i'll have to console myself with exterior video. see some of you on friday the 29th at EAA

MarkGos
07-20-2005, 09:20 PM
Sell your wife!!!

Saunders1953
07-20-2005, 11:05 PM
JR, as you know, I live a little over a mile west. I'll be on the lookout for it. Where will it be parked? On the MATC side by the ANG?

stansdds
07-21-2005, 04:35 AM
I couldn't afford the ride in the Collings Foundation's B-17G either, that's why they take credit cards. Yes, it took me about three months to pay for it, but was it ever worth it!!!!!

BRASSTURTLE
07-21-2005, 09:54 AM
Which B-17?
Sentimantal Journey was here last week. I took the tour, even got the wife to go through. She said she felt very claustrophobic inside.
$400 for a ride is a little steep for me.
Also B-17G "thunderbird" will be at the Terre Haute Airfair this weekend, along with the Thunderbirds and several Chino planes.

be sure to take lots of pics.

BSS_Goat
07-21-2005, 10:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JRJacobs:
- it will be giving rides but my wife says we can't afford the $350 for a ride http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is why I love this community......a chance to help someone.
Here goes, you've got 6 quarts of blood pumping through your veins. That's 12 pints! At $60 dollars a pint that gives you $720.00 of disposable income. That is enough for you and your wife to go up and still have ENOUGH FOR A COUPLE OF CHEESBURGERS ON THE WAY HOME!!!
Let me know how it goes. You can thank me later.

Ya know, they dont teach this stuff in college.

JRJacobs
07-21-2005, 07:40 PM
here ya go guys

http://jrjacobs.mystarband.net/images/P7210057.JPG

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http://jrjacobs.mystarband.net/images/P7210046.JPG

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http://jrjacobs.mystarband.net/images/P7210055.JPG

http://jrjacobs.mystarband.net/images/P7210056.JPG

Saunders1953
07-21-2005, 08:15 PM
JR--thanks! Where are they parking it? I want to stop by tomorrow.

JRJacobs
07-21-2005, 09:26 PM
its at wisconsin aviation off of 51 between 151 and 90/94
DCRA is the West Ramp, ANG is the South Ramp, Wisconsin Aviation and Fuddy Duddy is the East Ramp

engines turning over at 0900 1st flights at 0930

stansdds
07-22-2005, 02:52 AM
Aren't those B-17 awesome? I'm telling ya, if you can scrape together, beg, or borrow, go for a ride on one!

Mjollnir111675
07-22-2005, 09:31 AM
Well I hope ya enjoyed the B-17.

I also got to see one a coupla' weeks ago.
So I saw this thread and figured I'd share some pics with y'all.

Here goes...
http://photos22.flickr.com/27783442_a141a9669b_b.jpg
http://photos22.flickr.com/27783443_a422a1242c_b.jpg
http://photos22.flickr.com/27782639_478d2219ff_b.jpg
http://photos22.flickr.com/27782638_10cdefacbb_b.jpg
http://photos22.flickr.com/27782637_927fa60e84_b.jpg
http://photos23.flickr.com/27782635_c86b8f5ceb_b.jpg
http://photos23.flickr.com/27782634_29d72bcce7_b.jpg
http://photos21.flickr.com/27782636_8907553c49_b.jpg
http://photos23.flickr.com/27783446_9791f781d1_b.jpg
http://photos21.flickr.com/27783447_e846ebcfa0_b.jpg
http://photos23.flickr.com/27784135_2a42d62efc_b.jpg
http://photos21.flickr.com/27784136_9a34f25d60_b.jpg
http://photos21.flickr.com/27784137_708cd55da2_b.jpg
http://photos21.flickr.com/27784138_dc196a7dc6_b.jpg
http://photos21.flickr.com/27784139_9a8b880653_b.jpg
http://photos23.flickr.com/27784140_bdddc50525_b.jpg

I have a few more but am over my limit fer this month.
If any one wants to use them in any way feel free.
Have a good'n ALL!

P.S.: I dont claim to be a top rate photographer so they are borderline bawl blowin pix.

Late...

stansdds
07-22-2005, 01:10 PM
Oh, sweeeeeet!!!!!

Brass_Monkey
07-22-2005, 02:09 PM
Got to take a ride on the Collings Foundation B-17 "Nine 0 Nine" when it was here in Mssachusetts last Sept. Also the flight path was over my house so I got to see it and the B-24 "Dragon and his Tail" every day for their visit. I asked my wife if it was OK and she said "only if I can go too" Yeeeeehaaaa....!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

terrabit2001
07-22-2005, 07:50 PM
Those pics are just awesome by the way .. thanks guys!

So, how does that chin turret work? I don't understand how it is aimed or what crew member would operate it?

Mjollnir111675
07-23-2005, 03:52 AM
terrrabit,


I'm not an aviation specialist(just a former H.T.) but from playin B-17 the mighty eighth the chin turret is p'ar(power) operated by the bombardier as a secondary duty. Not fer sure as all my family has been Navy or Army and as my family didnt arrive to the states until after WWII I cannot say I have any relatives who have any real first hand knopwledge.
But keep the question alive as I am sure that someone here knows fer sure all the specifics.
But I am sure that that sim didnt emulate all the details that were required fer operation of the chin turret.
Wish i could be of more help my Brother but I am not too diverse in the A.A.C. way of things.
But I have good news: I saved a whole BOOT load of money by switching my car insurance to Geico.
Just kiddin' they (or anyone) dont like to insure '70 Chevelle SS's. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Late again! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif@ Mjollnir11675

JRJacobs
07-23-2005, 07:04 AM
there was a remote sight on an arm - you (the bombardier) pulled it down in front of you and traversed it up/down/left/right the chin turret was eclectically slaved to the sight so it followed your movements. from the pictures i've seen it kinda (a small stretch here) like bicycle handles with a windscreen. the trigger was on the handle. it was pulled up and out of the way while bombing

JRJacobs
07-23-2005, 10:10 AM
here's a video of the b-17 while the BW lasts

saunders "spaceship one" is going to be there sunday night prior to going to oshkosh monday morning if you're interested

http://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0FZ47MQJ6PFJT07MHSGZHHJMI6

stansdds
07-23-2005, 11:21 AM
All I can say about the video is that it is nicely done and crank up those speakers!!!!! Yeeeeeehaw!!! I could listen to those old and loud radial engines all day long! Huh? What'd you say?

Oh, and there is only one thing I can say about a B-17 in the air: majestic!

Saunders1953
07-23-2005, 11:46 AM
Thanks JR. I'll catch it tomorrow night...too many work and family things to do the last few days top get out there.

NL_snake_eye_NL
07-23-2005, 02:45 PM
did anyone seen the movie memphis belle?? I just saw it today (again) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif just a great movie jou got the feeling youre realy in there.

greetz snake eye

jarink
07-23-2005, 08:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NL_snake_eye_NL:
did anyone seen the movie memphis belle?? I just saw it today (again) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif just a great movie jou got the feeling youre realy in there.

greetz snake eye </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My late grandfather was a B-17F bombardier and had a very critical eye when it came to WWII TV shows and movies. (Being shot down in Oct '43 and thereafter a POW, "Hogan's Heroes" was absolutely forbidden in his house.) This was one of the few war movies he thought highly of. His only critical comment was that "it was an awful lot to happen on one mission". He also said that the movie really captured the feel and thoughts of the aircrew.

NL_snake_eye_NL
07-24-2005, 03:48 AM
yeah i know there's alot added to the movie. If they didn't add all that action and stuff nobody wanted to see the movie cause it would be boring. but man I love to see those big formations of b-17

greetz snake eye

spitfire22287
07-24-2005, 09:39 AM
The movie "Memphis Belle" wasnt meant to be an exact reproduction of their 25th mission. (Their 25th was actually a milk run if I remember correctly, and therefore would be a pretty boring film to make/watch)
It was meant to show what bomber crews went through during the war, using the story of the Memphis Belle as a foundation for the mission. In other words, while all of those things that happened in the movie didnt necessarily actually happen to the Belle herself (and much less at the same time/same mission), those things did happen to other bombers/crews throughout the war, and were "demonstrated" on the Belle. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

stansdds
07-24-2005, 10:08 AM
Yep, it was actually a very good movie and a pretty good collage of events. Interesting that all of the B-17's used were actually B-17G's, but were painstakingly modified so that all of them were virtually identical and looked exactly like B-17F's. They really did a great job with this movie with attention to the details.