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"Liberty Belle" B-17G Has Just Flown The Atlantic.  
User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

B-17G Flying Fortress known as…"Liberty Belle" and registered N390TH

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Has flown from Bangor(KBGR)USA to Goose Bay (CYYR)Canada on the 30th June.

Goose Bay to Narsarsuaq(BGBW) in Greenland and then on to Reykjavik(BIRK) in Iceland on the 1st July

Reykjavik to Prestwick,Scotland on 2nd July.

Probably on her way to the "Flying Legends Air Show" at Duxford in England.

...Even with four engines and GPS, that is still an intrepid and very exciting mission in our day and age!

[Edited 2008-07-02 16:28:36]

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Damn! I'd have bought a ticket to stand alongside the fjord at Narsarsuaq just to feel the years roll back for a moment.

Quoting Ferrypilot (Thread starter):
that is still an intrepid and very exciting mission in our day and age!

You're darn right it is. Just to get all four of those old radials running well enough at the same time. Taking on the north Atlantic in a sixty-something year old airplane. I salute the crew, air and ground and the financial benefactors as well.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
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Quoting SlamClick (Reply 1):
Damn! I'd have bought a ticket to stand alongside the fjord at Narsarsuaq just to feel the years roll back for a moment.

I'm sure some old-timers on that side of the pond found themselves in a moment or three of reflection as she flew over...

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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6703 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Going from PIK to Islay today then on to Duxford tomorrow.

http://www.hial.co.uk/default.aspx.locid-014new1bm.Lang-EN.htm



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User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3352 times:



Quoting SlamClick (Reply 1):
Damn! I'd have bought a ticket to stand alongside the fjord at Narsarsuaq just to feel the years roll back for a moment.

...Yes I sure would like to have seen her landing and take-off at Narsarsuaq. ...That runway falls 101 feet between each threshold. I imagine the crew would most likely have landed uphill and made their take-off downhill. And to have seen that B17 barrelling down that hill at full power towards the fjord would certainly have been impressive. I am pretty sure it would have looked quite exciting from the cockpit as well.

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Photo of notorious Narsarsuaq, ...Known during World War 2 as "Bluie West One"


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3129 times:
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I was just down in Douglas, GA, where she's got her maintenance base, and the spare parts and fabricated fuselage pieces laying around the hangar (also filled with a P-40 and other warbirds in various states of repair just made my entire day...especially the B-25 they were working on.

Well done to the crew and maintainers of the Liberty Belle, and to the people who pay to keep her flying.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3087 times:
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Quoting SlamClick (Reply 1):
You're darn right it is. Just to get all four of those old radials running well enough at the same time. Taking on the north Atlantic in a sixty-something year old airplane. I salute the crew, air and ground and the financial benefactors as well.

SAA did something similar when they took a DC-4 to Oshkosh in 1994. Must have been quite an adventure flying up through Africa then across the pond.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3013 times:

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