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Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:54 am



This thing has been flying over OKC all day today. I've checked flightaware and cannot find anything on it. Not even sure what type of aircraft it is, and sorry, I know the pic is bad but I only have my pocket digital camera on me and its latest path was further west of my place. I checked Wiley Post Airport on Flightaware.com and don't see anything that it would be, and I also checked OKC out on flightaware and see nothing. Seems like an odd day to be doing any sort of display for the aircraft. It has a yellow tail. Anyone know what it is? Does it have anything to do with the flooding west of OKC?

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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:56 am

Could be a weather plane?
 
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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:56 am

kinda looks like a B-17 to me...
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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:56 am

I also think it looks like a B-17
 
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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:02 am

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 3):
I also think it looks like a B-17

And I make three.

I wonder is somebody is doing some flightseeing.

I know the Collins foundations sells trips on theirs.
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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:04 am

It's a B-17. In fact this one right here:

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Was visiting PWA as part of its' 2007 tour.
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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:08 am

Well, that was quick! Thanks!

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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:12 am

I saw her also today.
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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:15 am

It's still flying....I just heard it go over my house again a few minutes ago. Must have gotten off to a rocky start this morning with the weather, maybe that's why they are doing flights now. Though, it's getting pretty cloudy and dreary looking again here in OKC.

Anyone know if they are taking passengers around? They will have plenty to look at to their west towards Kingfisher right now.

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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:28 am

Just snapped some better, not great, but better pictures of her:








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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:19 am

I have heard that you can take rides on B-17's and other WWII military aircraft. It's done by previous arrangement and it's terribly expensive.

It will be done locally in the Houston area this November. I think you get a ride around the pattern for $425.00 or something like that. It's about a 20 minute long flight. And only a very limited amount of people will be able to partake in this activity due to the size of the aircraft.

There are several groups around the country that do this sort of thing:

http://www.arizonawingcaf.com/pages/wardrides.html

http://www.b17.org

And where to go for a historic aviation experience in an aircraft of your own choosing:

http://www.warbirdalley.com/fly.htm


An interesting article about these B-17 rides:

http://www.thefedoralounge.com/archive/index.php/t-4637.html

And if you want to take a ride in a DC-3, here is where to go!

http://www.douglasdc3.com/wheredc3/wheredc3.htm

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RE: Mystery Quad Prop Over OKC?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:00 am

As pointed out above, I think, this organization is scheduled to be in Oklahoma City on August 18 and 19:

http://www.libertyfoundation.org/
...are we there yet?

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