toneale
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Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sat May 26, 2012 10:29 pm

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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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sat May 26, 2012 10:55 pm

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.
 
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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sat May 26, 2012 11:32 pm

 
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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sun May 27, 2012 12:10 am

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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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sun May 27, 2012 12:17 am

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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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sun May 27, 2012 12:29 am

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

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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sun May 27, 2012 1:13 am

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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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sun May 27, 2012 3:20 pm

So glad it wasn't Fifi who I saw at OSH last year.
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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sun May 27, 2012 3:54 pm

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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RE: Historic AC Incident At CLT

Sun May 27, 2012 8:32 pm

Here she is stuck on the runway:


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