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    I not-so-recently had a flight on one of the few remaining airworthy B-17's in existence. Was leafing through some of my pics today, and found this. I took these about 9 months ago, but figured some you guys would appreciate an in-flight tour of the Flying Fortress:







    "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
    He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

    - Attributed to General George Patton, Jr.

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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing these. Both plane and pics look great.

    I haven't ever flown in a B-17, but I had the opportunity to see the Aluminum Overcast when it came to Columbus a few years ago. For the right price ($400), I could have taken a ride, but that day I chose not to. Someday, perhaps.

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      I've seen Aluminum Overcast at a few air shows, pretty impressive plane.

      It was $400 bucks for a half-hour ride on "Fuddy Duddy" (above), but they took all the members of the local media up (me) for a free flight to promote the Experimental Aircraft Assn. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Actually, I think the one thing that topped the B-17 flight was riding in a 1941 Boeing Stearman biplane through maneuvers. The hammerhead turn is the closest to getting sick I've ever been in an aircraft.

      Edit, it was with these guys. I didn't take my camera up because I was pretty sure I'd lose it:

      "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
      He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

      - Attributed to General George Patton, Jr.

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        :row__522: That would have made me feel the same way.

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