Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31012 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 3889 times:
There is a privately owned one that tours the US with a B-24 Liberator offering walkaboards as well as paid flights. They usually visit BFI (Boeing Field). I took my pop up in them once. Was pretty cool.
SEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6914 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3637 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 1): There is a privately owned one that tours the US with a B-24 Liberator offering walkaboards as well as paid flights. They usually visit BFI (Boeing Field). I took my pop up in them once. Was pretty cool.
This would be the Collings Foundation (they also have an F-4 Phantom, last I knew.) When I ran the airport I had them twice; it was a wonderful experience, and I had a really good time with the crews. I also was able to hitch a ride (since I was the sponsor) on the B-17 from Concord, NH to Springfield, VT-an awesome experience.
The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
Quote: Taxiing nearby Boeing's newest commercial aircraft, was a B-17G, a flying testament to the company's long history. This particular B-17G "Sentimental Journey" (c/n 32155) was actually built under license by Douglas in Long Beach and was delivered to the USAF in March of 1945. The aircraft was later stored in Japan then converted over the course of its life for various roles, including one as a tanker.
All you needed to do was come on up to BLI (Bellingham) last Fri-Sun. They put on quite a show for not being at a show. They buzzed my place in Ferndale many many times--
And not just by the B-17 mind you-- there was a P-51, a few A/T-6s, and an AD-1 as well!!!!
Someone at the private airfield nearby must know somebody else...
Classic planes, Classic trains, and Studebakers~~ what else is there???