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Historic AC Incident At CLT  
User currently offlineToneale From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 12573 times:

Not sure which craft, but Fifi, the only remaining B29 was flying there today.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...ld-war-ii-planes-landing-gear.html

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User currently offlineFLYjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 12468 times:

I saw the B-29 flying earlier this morning and then later on in the day I saw the B-24 flying around. After seeing the B-24, I didn't see any of them for the remainder of the day. So I'm going to roll the dice and saw it was the B-24 that had the landing gear problem.

The flights were flying from CLT, up towards to Concord and then headed back to CLT.


User currently offlinetoneale From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 12313 times:

Yes, it was the B-24.

http://www.wcnc.com/news/World-War-I...-landing-gear-fails-154566095.html


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 12162 times:
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Tough times for the CAF bomber squadron. They just got the B-29 flying again after many years of being grounded and now this. I hope the B-24 isn't tore up too bad....


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User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10511 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 12134 times:

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 3):
They just got the B-29 flying again after many years of being grounded

I guess I've been out of the loop.....what was FIFI grounded for? Last time I saw her was at the CAF Airsho at Midland, TX in '88 or '89......it had just come from a completed restoration by Boeing volunteers.



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 12085 times:
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Quoting mayor (Reply 4):
I guess I've been out of the loop.....what was FIFI grounded for? Last time I saw her was at the CAF Airsho at Midland, TX in '88 or '89......it had just come from a completed restoration by Boeing volunteers.

They elected to reengine her after they hung a new engine and it only lasted 6.5 hours before metal shavings turned up in the oil. The original B-29 variant of the engine was notoriously unreliable and costly for the squadron.

www.cafb29b24.org

video regarding the reengining

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMMvIT8brQc

[Edited 2012-05-26 18:04:25]


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User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10511 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 11935 times:

There's an interesting article in the latest Air & Space about one of 4 women who have ever flown the B-29.


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User currently offlineULMFlyer From Brazil, joined Sep 2006, 475 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7679 times:

So glad it wasn't Fifi who I saw at OSH last year.


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User currently offlinetu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 683 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7120 times:

OK-first the Eastern DC-7 and now one of two B-24s flying. Do we need to keep classic a/c out of CLT???????


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
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Here she is stuck on the runway:


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