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.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
Ferrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4377 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.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 72
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4154 times:
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.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8590 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4112 times:
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...