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Classic Wings Magazine Luftwaffe Resource Center WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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Great job.... :drink3:

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I don't think everyone would appreciate me posting "YAHOO" in the biggest possible font, but rest assured there's a very happy Kiwi seeing these posts! :drink3: :supz:

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Dan K wrote:


So when was the first flight.............today.............or July 8th?


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The first flight was Saturday. Today was a public first Official Flight.

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hawkeyepoole wrote:
The first flight was Saturday. Today was a public first Official Flight.


That makes sense now.


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Huge congratulations and VERY WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Congrats to all involved! I can't believe it's been seven years already.

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Great Job guys!


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Thanks for the good wishes. We had two commemorative flights today. One to celebrate the first A-26 flight on 10 July 1942 and the second was to give two of the original A-26 Nimrod pilots the chance to fly their old airplane again. Tim and Jay were delighted to take the reins. It had been since 1969 that they last flew Kay. Our team was very proud to make this happen!! We have more maintenance flights to do and then we hope to find a good paintshop opportunity. We have posted video of the flights on YouTube and http://www.facebook.com/a26specialkay


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Fantastic, great job folks! Especially great to hear two original Nimrods were given a proper homecoming!

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Here is a nice short of the 1st Official Flight of Special Kay.

https://youtu.be/moGc6-aLhrg

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It was great to see the first flights of this bird after the long years of work the crew put into the machine!

Here's a link to my Flickr album of some of the shots I took over the weekend.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/zaneadams ... 3926027250

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Thanks for the link Hawkeye, I look forward to watching that tonight!

Last night I watched the other two YouTube videos on our TV, I had a big big smile on my face. Bravo everyone! What a journey (thank you to all who have allowed us to share in it), and what a thrill to see her fly once more.

Bring on the paint. I bet she'll be a showstopper!

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KiwiZac, that is one cool avatar! I get a kick every time I see it... :D

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KiwiZac, that is one cool avatar! I get a kick every time I see it... :D

The full version has a Polikarpov I-16 behind Comrade Pilot Cat! :supz: I'm a plane guy, I'm a cat guy, I'm a Poli guy, so why not!

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