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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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:28 am 
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Rob W wrote:
B-17 gathering?

Go to Urbana, OH/Dayton, OH in May.


The "gathering" in OH has two B-17s scheduled to attend. I'm pretty sure Thunder can do better than that, considering they had eight B-17s the last time they were the featured plane.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:58 am 
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Its going to be intersting for sure. We may not see a mass gathering, but hopefully 4 or so. Add a few little friends and it will still be a cool show!!

And hopefully the Thunderbirds will do their show down the showline and not the runway. I was a little disappointed the last time. I still haven't seen a full TB show from start to finish.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:30 am 
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martin_sam_2000 wrote:
Its going to be intersting for sure. We may not see a mass gathering, but hopefully 4 or so. Add a few little friends and it will still be a cool show...

Sean



As for little friends, comments on the TMA facebook page suggest P-47 "Hun Hunter XVI" is attending.

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These 3 B-17's have never appeared to-gether. They will fly in formation each show day.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:24 am 
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These 3 B-17's have never appeared to-gether. They will fly in formation each show day.

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Tom Walsh.

So "Yankee Lady", "Madras Maiden" and "Texas Raiders"

Obviously, If you can throw a few other B-17's in the mix, please do.

Sean


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BK wrote:
Rob W wrote:
B-17 gathering?

Go to Urbana, OH/Dayton, OH in May.


The "gathering" in OH has two B-17s scheduled to attend. I'm pretty sure Thunder can do better than that, considering they had eight B-17s the last time they were the featured plane.


Well, actually ;-) , at this time the "gathering" has one B-17 scheduled to attend. The NMUSAF has two flying in for the Memphis Belle rollout.

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martin_sam_2000 wrote:
TOM WALSH wrote:
These 3 B-17's have never appeared to-gether. They will fly in formation each show day.

Cheers,

Tom Walsh.

So "Yankee Lady", "Madras Maiden" and "Texas Raiders"

Obviously, If you can throw a few other B-17's in the mix, please do.

Sean



Tom is right.

Yankee Lady was at the 2005 and 2010 B-17 gathering of course
Madras Maiden is formerly Chuckie appeared at the 2005 Gathering
Texas Raiders appeared at the 2010 gathering and was having landing gear issues


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I would guess that the cost to bring in a B-17 is quite a bit more than it would be for a fighter. To be honest I would rather see six or seven fighters than three B-17s. Even though this is my home town show I base my attendance on the aircraft attending and so far I'm not impressed.


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I would guess that the cost to bring in a B-17 is quite a bit more than it would be for a fighter. To be honest I would rather see six or seven fighters than three B-17s. Even though this is my home town show I base my attendance on the aircraft attending and so far I'm not impressed.


I guess it would depend on the fighter type. While I like the Mustang, they are still pretty common in the warbird circuit and we usually have 5-6 of them any given year at Thunder. Personally I would rather see 3 B-17s in that case. However if you are talking more rare fighters like for example Planes of Fame in Chino is going to have FIVE P-38s flying in formation together, if that were coming to Thunder I would book my flight tonight to Detroit. If they could get 5-6 P-47s that would be something too.


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Boeing666 wrote:
However if you are talking more rare fighters like for example Planes of Fame in Chino is going to have FIVE P-38s flying in formation together, if that were coming to Thunder I would book my flight tonight to Detroit. If they could get 5-6 P-47s that would be something too.


Do yourself a favor and just book a flight to Ontario instead! The PoF airshow is unlike any other in this country in regards to the number and variety of "heavy metal" present. I feel VERY fortunate to live close enough to have attended many times in the last 30 years.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:18 pm 
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Boeing666 wrote:
However if you are talking more rare fighters like for example Planes of Fame in Chino is going to have FIVE P-38s flying in formation together, if that were coming to Thunder I would book my flight tonight to Detroit. If they could get 5-6 P-47s that would be something too.


Do yourself a favor and just book a flight to Ontario instead! The PoF airshow is unlike any other in this country in regards to the number and variety of "heavy metal" present. I feel VERY fortunate to live close enough to have attended many times in the last 30 years.



On my bucket list. I visited both Yanks and Planes of Fame when I was out in California summer 2016, great museum and hope they get that B-17 flying soon as well as Bataan Connie. Only thing I don't like about POF from a photographer's standpoint is you face Southeast and everything is backlit


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