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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 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12631 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, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12526 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 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12371 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, 3588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12220 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, 10652 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12192 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, 3588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12143 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, 10652 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11993 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 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7737 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 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7178 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, 3588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3558 times:
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Here she is stuck on the runway:


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