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DrEntropy
02-14-2017, 06:22 PM
Ya may like this. Yesterday I thought I was seeing an illusion. A B-25 flew over th' hovel at about 1K ft. A few minutes ago there was a B-24!
Turns out THIS (https://www.tbo.com/news/old-warbirds-ease-their-way-through-skies-over-tampa-20170214/) was what is going on. :thumbsup:

I'm within spittin' distance! Haven't seen the 17 yet.

Gliderman8
02-14-2017, 06:31 PM
Another reason for me to be in FLA :encouragement:
Enjoy the show doc.

JPSmit
02-14-2017, 07:25 PM
Cool! Makes sense though, all the seniors end up in Florida in February! :grin:

AngliaGT
02-14-2017, 08:15 PM
They've been here a number of times.
Always cool to hear them fly by.

pdplot
02-14-2017, 09:05 PM
Here in Venice, Fl last year, we had the same planes plus a B-17. You can hear those radial engines a long way off. Amazing how slow they really fly.

PAUL161
02-15-2017, 09:20 AM
Here in Venice, Fl last year, we had the same planes plus a B-17. You can hear those radial engines a long way off. Amazing how slow they really fly.

They would hit around 300mph at 25,000ft. About half of that at 10,000ft.

glemon
02-15-2017, 09:53 AM
Yes, I have been lucky enough to see a B17 on tour, they almost look like they are floating out there. And the deep, staccato noise of the engines is like nothing else flying today, intoxicating.

DavidApp
02-15-2017, 10:38 AM
Living History.

While I was working in the Hamilton area I saw one or the Lancaster. It would fly some weekends.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/CanadianWarplaneHeritageMuseum/videos/?ref=page_internal

NutmegCT
02-15-2017, 11:19 AM
B-25 anyone?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBLdv4bO3qY

Now you know why the crew often went deaf!

SaxMan
02-15-2017, 02:21 PM
Amazing they are back on tour already. They've stopped through a nearby GA airport on and off over the years and their loop takes them over our house. I remember one morning being woken up by the sound of the B-17's four Wright Cyclones, looking out and seeing it come over the backyard. Another time, I starting hearing the radials and then the B-24 came into view. I found myself jumping up and down like a little kid.

Those 2600s with short stacks on the B-25 are LOUD. I've always found the two-engine B-25 to be louder than the four-engine B-17s or B-24s. The TBM Avenger uses the same Wright 2600 motor. Not only is it loud, but it shakes the tarmac if you're lucky enough to stand reasonably close to one while idling. The funny thing was that after one TBM flight where I had brought my Sprite to the airport, the little 1275 was making the same bumpity-bumpity cadence as the 2600. It was like the little kid trying to imitate its much bigger brother!

JPSmit
02-15-2017, 04:03 PM
Living History.

While I was working in the Hamilton area I saw one or the Lancaster. It would fly some weekends.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/CanadianWarplaneHeritageMuseum/videos/?ref=page_internal

we lived there for 12 years and the Lanc was always amazing! The Warplane heritage museum is not to be missed - if for no other reason than their mission is to have all their planes in flying condition. The father's day airshow is amazong too. Was mowing the lawn one year and thought a Russian transport was going to land in the yard!

DavidApp
02-15-2017, 04:34 PM
You may notice that the Lancaster in the video has duel controls. That was added to be certified by the Canadian Air Cert. body according to the tour guide. There is a great DVD available from the Warplane Museum. Flying the Lancaster.
They must have been a handful for the pilots on long missions. Especially coming home with bits missing.

David

JPSmit
02-16-2017, 09:22 AM
BTW you can purchase a flight in there things - including the Lanc (not cheap)

https://www.warplane.com/aircraft/flights.aspx

https://www.warplane.com/aircraft/flights/buy.aspx

and here is the collection

https://www.warplane.com/aircraft/collection.aspx

DavidApp
02-16-2017, 10:36 AM
It is a great place to visit. They are restoring a lot of aircraft, with the hope that they will be flying again not just nice displays. Looks like a giant home project.

David
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PAUL161
02-16-2017, 06:51 PM
I've showed it before, but the photo of the 25 in the background, taken by my wife of me and one of the boys in my Stearman, was owned by RCA and used for experimental radio work. We would fly it on occasion for them. After being parked for an extended period, the American aviation museum in England purchased it, totally restored it and it now hangs in their museum in it's original military dress. Really nice knowing it has been preserved for all to see. Needless to say I have a special feeling for this aircraft. :encouragement: PJ

Oh yes, they are very noisy!
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Bayless
02-17-2017, 12:22 PM
A group of about a dozen of the Confederate Air Force (I know they changed the name for politically correct purposes but can't remember it) were here for a small show about 5 years ago. Among the group was a B29, B25 and P51 and several non-combat planes. I was able to get inside the B29 for a bit. Surprising how little room there is for the crew. I didn't think I would fit through the passageway to the tail gunners station. Talked with one of the pilots a bit and he explained how many cylinders in each engine and how much it costs to fly it. I remember it was a lot but I forgot both since then. They were giving rides in the B29 but not while I was there. Probably couldn't afford it anyway as I think it was $450 or so. Did get to see (and hear) the P51 move into a hangar for the night under its own power though.

DavidApp
02-17-2017, 10:27 PM
The Lancaster engines have to be rebuilt after about 500 hours at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars times 4 engines.