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WW2 Bomber At SNA  
User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 853 times:

I posted this in the military forum as well. Does anyone have any information on the World War II bomber at SNA? Looked like a B17 doing touch and goes yesterday. Thanks!

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User currently offlineRominato From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 268 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 820 times:

There was a B-17 from Mesa, Arizona's wing of the Confederate Air Force the last two days at Camarillo. It's been in and out of the patter and then parking for ground tours. As far as I know, they're making the rounds in Southern California to generate some money to keep the restoration current. If you get a chance, pay the $4 and take the tour. It's a kick! I did it Tuesday......

User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 796 times:

Cool...thanks! Unfortunatly I was just passing thru SNA so I won't be able to get up close and personal w/ the old tank Big grin

User currently offlineCliperb777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 784 times:

I saw it on monday afternoon flying along the coast off Newport Beach, about 100 feet altitude...it ws beautiful.

User currently offlineEricCieslar From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 777 times:

damn i wish i could see a b-17 but i live in Aus  Sad

User currently offlineBooyala From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 775 times:

There was a B-17 up here in SBA last week. Prolly the same one. Noisy mutha fucka.

User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 773 times:


Rominato,

Have you ever seen the old Connie at Camarillo? I wonder if it's still there...

I met the owner(s) a few years back and they offered to take me along on the plane to some air show. Not knowing their maintenance procedures, I didn't take them up on the offer. But it was fun to knock around on the ground...

I think the Connie is painted in TWA's livery.



I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineBooyala From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 778 times:

Last time I drove by CMA(About 4 weeks ago), the connie was still there.

User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 774 times:

I'm glad to hear that...
I don't get out to Camarillo much so I didn't know...

Sean



I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineRominato From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 268 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 767 times:

There are actually two Connies at CMA. Both sit on the abandoned portion of the runway, so I fly over them all the time on short final. I've never had the chance to get up close and personal with them though, but that would be a kick to log a little multi-engine time on a beautiful machine like that. The Camarillo wing of the Confederate Air Force also has a big ole Curtiss, all silver, looking like it could still be used in the military, and a Martin painted in Pacific Air Lines colors.. pretty cool stuff...

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