Going to see the only Flying B29 tomorrow

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  1. sixty2strat

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    Saw on the news the last Flying B29 is visting Philly and flying at 9AM and 10:30 Saturday and Sunday. I've seen B52 take off and B17 but never a 29. They are giving rides but right now 1575.00 to ride in the Bombardier's spot is too pricey this year. Not sure if I should use my old 35mm or POS cell, as I'll try to get some pics of the inside. They have a B24 and a Helldiver too
     
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    I bought my father a ride in a B-17 for Father's Day and went along for the ride. My father was a WWII history buff and majored in history in college. He was suffering from the early effects of Alzheimers at the time, but he really enjoyed himself during the flight. I had a great time as well.
     
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    B-29 is "FIFI", right?
     
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    Soon to be another... Just awesome.

     
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    Well went and got some video on my cell of the engines starting and the taxi, they had to use a runway at the far end of the field so got nothing there. The guys getting coffee or gas at the wawa must have freaked to have seen a B29 come roaring over as it's right at the end of the runway across the fence. Pretty amazing how much it bounced on taxi, and the screech of the breaks was almost hiwatt loud. They shut off the 2 outer engines. I'm guessing the pull of the 4 was too much to control. The Engines were massive out of proportion to any other WWII aircraft I've seen, photos don't do it justice. Truly stunning to have seen, a mission by the 20th AF must have been a thing to see
     
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    The Helldiver was awesome . Except the know it all telling the pilot the devastor and dauntless were almost the same plane and were both dive bombers and how awful the Helldiver was to fly. Funny how guy who flew 2 of the 3 disagreed and armchair general would not accept it. Guess he's a TGP member, in my basement a champ is gigable
     
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    The Helldiver only one of 2 and the only flying one
     
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    My Dad was training in a B-29 during WWII. The war ended just before he saw any action. Left-rear gunner?
     

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