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Old 09-19-2019, 04:56 PM
grumpa72 grumpa72 is offline
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Originally Posted by Tinpig View Post
Are there still B-25s flying? I could have sworn I saw one low overhead near Otis AFB in Massachusetts today. Twin engines, twin vertical stabilizers. Maybe part of an air show?
Yes, lots (relatively speaking). I was at the Hagerstown airport airshow 2 weeks ago and a beautiful polished B25 was giving rides for $425 +/-. It flew all day long.

Fyi, the B25 was such a docile and easily controlled airpalne that is was used in advanced flight training for years.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:32 PM
Tinpig Tinpig is offline
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Originally Posted by USAF Sarge View Post
Here's the list of survivors, several of which are fliers or airworthy. You can scroll down to see the US section.


As for the one you saw, maybe from this group, they are currently touring Massachusetts.

Thanks for the link, Sarge! That's it, they're at the Plymouth, MA Airport until noon tomorrow. 15 miles from my house. B-17, B-24, B-25, P-51, and P-40. A ride is out of the question, but I'll try to meet up with my son for a walk-through. The B-25 was a beautiful sight and sound in the air. I saw it three more times this afternoon. Pictures to follow, hopefully.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Cadence Cadence is offline
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Fortunately I live about an hour away from both the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, MI and the Liberty Air Museum in Port Clinton, OH. Got to fly the Ford Tri-motor a few weeks ago and took a tour of the museum and saw Georgie's Gal up close. This aircraft has done fly-overs at the national matches and at the D-Day re-enactment at Conneaut, OH.

I used to work at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and would run out of my office to the outdoors whenever the B-17 stationed at the Yankee Air Museum would fly over. Could never get enough of the sound of those 4 radials. Sounds like freedom!
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:23 PM
bobATL bobATL is offline
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[QUOTE=USAF Sarge;1869145]Funny story for yall. When my dad was stationed at Zaragoza AB, Spain (72-75) they had a "Bird" strike on a F-4. The pilot was incapacitated and the rear seater landed it. The base veterinarian clinic took samples to ID the bird. Some time later the results came back, it wasn't a bird it was a rabbit.

In the 1980's, a C-141 on approach to an airport on the African coast had a birdstrike that punched a hole in the wing leading edge. Aside from blood, guts and feathers, they found a large fish inside the leading edge. I feel sorry for that bird that had just picked up his dinner, then suddenly got whacked.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:31 PM
Tinpig Tinpig is offline
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A few pictures from the Collings Foundation Tour in Plymouth, MA today starring B17 "Nine-Oh-Nine", B-24 "Witchcraft", B-25 "Tondelayo", and P-51 "Toulouse Nuts":

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Old 09-21-2019, 11:26 AM
pmclaine pmclaine is offline
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In Fitchburg MA.

B25 just flew over.

Assuming a Collins Fdn AC.
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