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P-38 Glacier Girl To Finish Aborted 1942 Mission  
User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4897 times:

On Friday, the vintage P-38 Lightning fighter will depart from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to finish what it started in 1942: a trans-Atlantic flight to England. Anyone going to try to be there and get some pics of this beautiful aircraft?

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2007/06/gns_glaciergirl_070619/

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User currently offlineElpinDAB From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4881 times:

Good spreading the word Romeo

And for those of you in England, it's supposed to make an appearance at the airshow in Duxford in early July and then return to the U.S. in time for an appearance at Oshkosh.
I hope to see some shots of her too...so much effort was made to recover her from the ice and get her flying again!


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4855 times:

Quoting RomeoKC10FE (Thread starter):
Anyone going to try to be there and get some pics of this beautiful aircraft?

Yes, RKV.


User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

Quoting RomeoKC10FE (Thread starter):
Anyone going to try to be there and get some pics of this beautiful aircraft?

I'll be there


User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

Does anyone know the estimated departure time? I would love to see this bird fly.

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4778 times:

Which Airport is it planned to arrive at in England?  scratchchin  I imagine it will be one of the military bases... Farnborough?


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User currently offlineJohndm1957 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Just try a www search for 'Operation Bolero II'

Live tracking (soon) and varoius other stuff including route/times etc

She's already on her way, along with a Mustang for company...

Schedule as of 3 June 07

June 17, 2007 - P-38F & TF-51
Depart Chino, CA (KCNO)

June 18, 2007 -
Arrive Middlesboro, KY (1A6)

June 20, 2007 – PC-12/45
Depart SAT (KSAT)
Flight Time/Distance 3+45 / 896 nm 1461 lbs.
Arrive Middlesboro, KY (1A6)

June 21, 2007 - Depart Middlesboro, KY
Passengers – PC-12/45 P-38F TF-51
Rod Lewis Steve Hinton Ed Shipley

June 21, 2007 – PC-12/45 & P-38F
Depart 12:00 Middlesboro, KY (1A6)
Flight Time/Distance NM 3+07 / 546 nm 1599 lbs.
Arrive Teterboro, NJ (KTEB)

FBO: Jet Aviation

June 22, 2007 - PC-12/45
Depart Teterboro, NJ (KTEB)
Flight Time/Distance 2+00 / 351 nm 1065 lbs.
Arrive Bangor, ME (KBGR)

Note: PC-12/45 will stop in Bangor to pick up survival equipment for North Atlantic crossing while P-38F & TF-51 continue to KPQI.

June 22, 2007 - PC-12/45
Depart Bangor, ME (KBGR)
Flight Time/Distance +43 / 128 nm 386 lbs.
Arrive Presque Isle, ME (KPQI)

June 22, 2007 - P38F & TF-51
Depart Teterboro, NJ (KTEB)
Flight Time/Distance 2+43 / 464 nm
Arrive Presque Isle, ME (KPQI)

RON JUNE 22, 2007

June 23, 2007 – PC-12/45 P-38F TF-51
Depart Presque Isle, Maine (KPQI)
Flight Time/Distance 2+39 / 494 nm 1377 lbs.
Arrive Goose Bay (CYYR)

RON June 23 & 24, 2007 (Maintenance & Weather)

June 25, 2007 - PC-12/45 P-38F TF-51
Depart Goose Bay (CYYR)
Flight Time/Distance 3+42 / 675 nm 1899 lbs.
Arrive Frobisher Bay (CYFB)

Depart Frobisher Bay (CYFB)
Flight Time/Distance 2+34 / 487 nm 1326 lbs.
Arrive Sondre Stromfjord, GL (BGSF)

Note: Nine (9) hours prior notice to use aerodrome. 100LL fuel available on prior permission only. Jet-A2 available.

RON June 25 & 26, 2007 (Maintenance & Weather)


June 27, 2007 – PC-12/45 P-38F TF-51
Depart Sondre Stromfjord (BGSF)
Flight Time/Distance 1+47 / 339 nm 918 lbs.
Arrive Kulsuk (BGKK)

Note: VFR day only. Available on 2 hours prior notice. Runway 3900 ft. gravel.

Depart Kulsuk (BGKK)
Flight Time/Distance 2+06 / 397 nm 1071 lbs.
Arrive Reykjvik (BIRK)

RON June 27 & 28, 2007 (Maintenance & Weather)

June 29, 2007 – PC-12/45 P-38F TF-51
Depart Reykjvik (BIRK)
Flight Time/Distance 3+01 / 574 nm 1530 lbs.
Arrive Stornoway (EGPO)

Depart Stornoway (EGPO)
Flight Time/Distance 2+16 / 430 nm 1173 lbs.
Arrive Duxford (EGSU)


FLYING LEGENDS Air Show 2007
Imperial War Museum Duxford
July 7 & 8, 2007

Return Flight –

July 9, 2007 – PC-12/45 & P-38F
Depart Duxford (EGSU)
Flight Time/Distance 2+16 / 430 nm 1173 lbs.
Arrive Stornoway (EGPO)

Depart Stornoway (EGPO)
Flight Time/ Distance 3+01 / 574 nm 1530 lbs.
Arrive Reykjvik (BIRK)

RON July 9, 2007

July 10, 2007 – PC-12/45 & P-38F
Depart Reykjvik (BIRK)
Flight Time/Distance 2+06 / 397 nm 1071 lbs.
Arrive Kulusuk, GR (BGKK)

Depart Kulusuk, GR (BGKK)
Flight Time/Distance 1+47 / 339 nm 918 lbs.
Arrive Sondre Stromfjord (BGSF)

RON July 10, 2007

July 11, 2007 – PC-12/45 & P-38F
Depart Sondre Stromfjord (BGSF)
Flight Time/Distance 2+34 / 487 nm 1326 lbs.
Arrive Frobisher Bay (CYFB)

Depart Frobisher Bay (CYFB)
Flight Time/Distance 3+46 / 675 nm 1937 lbs.
Arrive Goose Bay (CYYR)

RON July 11, 2007

July 12,2007
Depart Goose Bay (CYYR)
Flight Time/Distance 3+423/ 607 nm 1748 lbs.
Arrive Bangor (KBGR) (Return survival equipment)

Depart Bangor (KBGR)
Flight Time/Distance 2+52 / 538 nm 1492 lbs.
Arrive Washington (KIAD)

RON July 12, 2007

July 13, 2007
Depart Washington (KIAD)
Flight Time/Distance 3+18 / 603 nm 1726 lbs.
Arrive Oshkosh, WI

RON July 13, 2007

Depart Oshkosh (KOSH)
Flight Time/Distance 4+24 / 1053 nm 1769 lbs.
Arrive San Antonio (KSAT) Rev. 05/31/07



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User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

Thanks for the reminder, I forgot this beautiful warbird was coming to the UK for Flying Legends.

What an amazing story and history Glacier Girl has. I for one won't miss the opportunity to see her in action in the skies over Duxford, it will be fantastic to see a P-38 in the UK again.

I hope I don't offend anyone, but this would also be a great memorial for Hoof Proudfoot who tragically died at the controls of P-38 California Cutie at Duxford 11 years ago.

I'll be there to capture photos and I certainly won't be alone!


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

some photos from the Middlesboro (1A6) departure today...


http://www.airshowbuzz.com/forums/uploads/monthly_06_2007/post-1836-1182458216.jpg
http://www.airshowbuzz.com/forums/uploads/monthly_06_2007/post-1836-1182458258.jpg



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Great pics!! Looks like 1945 all over again!  thumbsup 

User currently offlineSKYMASTER From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4622 times:

The "Glacier Girl" / USAAF serial 41-7630 did made it to Europe!! After recovering from the glacier in 1992 it arrived Aalborg in Denmark by ship. There it was transferred to a small coater, to be sailed to Gothemburg in Sweden and reloaden in a container ship bound for USA.
See photo ID:0290099


User currently offlineAAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 545 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4590 times:
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I was fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of time with Glacier Girl at KTEB over the past two days. I got quite a few shots of her and event that surrounded her departure this afternoon. Some pics from Thursday ...

http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3870t.jpg
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3875t.jpg
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3880t.jpg
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3881t.jpg
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3884t.jpg
Brad McManus the last surviving member of the ill fated flight being interviewed.
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3939t.jpg
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3947t.jpg
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3950t.jpg
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070621_X3951t.jpg
Steve Hinton (pilot of Glacier Girl), Brad McManus (last survivor of the ill fated flight), and Ed Shipley (pilot of Miss Velma) being interviewed for TV.
http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_P-51_N_TEB_20070621_X3906.jpg

I'll add a few more from Friday's event when they are processed later today.

Enjoy.

Art


User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

Ok guys, so who all made it for the departure flight from New Jersey

User currently offlineAAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 545 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4456 times:
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I did. Have some photos, but no time to put them up. Here are a couple ...

http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070622_X4100t.jpg
Just rolled out fo the hangar in prep for their departure.

http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070622_X4130t.jpg

http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070622_X4153t.jpg
Steve Hinton who is piloting the P-38 to England and Ed McManus one of the original pilots from the flight.

http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070622_X4166t.jpg
Last minute pics before Steve gets into the cockpit.

http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_LOCKHEED-P-38F_NX17630_TEB_20070622_X4226t.jpg
the single fly over of TEB they did before heading off to Maine.

http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_P-51D_NX251RJ_TEB_20070622_X4034t.jpg
Engine start by the accompanying Mustang.

http://www.photovation.net/Uploads/PVT_P-51D_NX251RJ_TEB_20070622_X4200t.jpg
They're on their way.

It was great to be a part of this and see that wonderful p-38. Smile

Art  Smile


User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

Quoting AAGOLD (Reply 13):

Art,

Once again, great shots... Glad you could be there to grab some pictures!

Too bad we couldn't meet up, but definitely next time


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

Hey everybody!

As was written in an other thread, Glacier Girl has engine problems. As far as I know, it won't come to Duxford, just back to Oshkosh after engines have been swapped.

The Sovereign, Pilatus and Mustang "Miss Velma" came to RKV today (Sovereign actually yesterday). They were due at 3:30, so I stayed awake, but the Pilatus came at 2:45 so I went to my garden and grabbed some shots of Miss Velma. The majority was blurry, so I don't know if I can upload anything to A.net, but I'll try.

Here's one blurry shot...

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1616/velmaloveheekn5.jpg

Blurry - it was quite dark (around three am!), I was shaky 'cause of exitement, 170mm, 1/50th.

Well, cannot fix that. I'll be heading to the ramp later today (8:30am) to get some static.

Hope to see some more shots of it at Duxford.

Regards,
David


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