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Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:41 pm

Out of the thousands built, this is one of the two B-29 heavy bombers remaining that are still air certified for flight; on their 2017 tour stopping at Williamsburg International airport near my house; I skipped work to check this off my bucket list and it was worth the twenty dollar access fee.

Rides started at $1,500.00 for the Bombardiers nose seat; down to around $600.00 in the Gunners rear compartment.

Lots of old-timers around; My wife met a Vet who had served in all the branches of the service.

I met one of the mechanics who told me if you had to bail out you could go out thru the nose wheel that they release in gravity free fall once the two inboard engines were shut down so you didn't go thru the props or you could go back thru the bomb bay (that's the preferred area according to one of the pilots).

Crazy tight inside too.


Enjoy the photo's.
tail gun.jpg
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tail gun.jpg
tail gun.jpg (684.07 KiB) Viewed 196 times
history.JPG
history.JPG (649.2 KiB) Viewed 196 times
history.JPG
history.JPG (649.2 KiB) Viewed 196 times
tunnel.JPG
tunnel.JPG (1.12 MiB) Viewed 196 times
tunnel.JPG
tunnel.JPG (1.12 MiB) Viewed 196 times
right rear logo.JPG
right rear logo.JPG (1.71 MiB) Viewed 196 times
right rear logo.JPG
right rear logo.JPG (1.71 MiB) Viewed 196 times
rear belly turret.JPG
rear belly turret.JPG (1.98 MiB) Viewed 196 times
rear belly turret.JPG
rear belly turret.JPG (1.98 MiB) Viewed 196 times
radio.JPG
radio.JPG (1.15 MiB) Viewed 196 times
radio.JPG
radio.JPG (1.15 MiB) Viewed 196 times
me # 3 engine.JPG
me # 3 engine.JPG (1.1 MiB) Viewed 196 times
me # 3 engine.JPG
me # 3 engine.JPG (1.1 MiB) Viewed 196 times
main mount.jpg
main mount.jpg (909.96 KiB) Viewed 196 times
main mount.jpg
main mount.jpg (909.96 KiB) Viewed 196 times
left side.JPG
left side.JPG (1.69 MiB) Viewed 196 times
left side.JPG
left side.JPG (1.69 MiB) Viewed 196 times
left side view.JPG
left side view.JPG (1.77 MiB) Viewed 196 times
left side view.JPG
left side view.JPG (1.77 MiB) Viewed 196 times
left gun camera.JPG
left gun camera.JPG (531.82 KiB) Viewed 196 times
left gun camera.JPG
left gun camera.JPG (531.82 KiB) Viewed 196 times
left distant view.JPG
left distant view.JPG (1.99 MiB) Viewed 196 times
left distant view.JPG
left distant view.JPG (1.99 MiB) Viewed 196 times
fwd bomb bay.JPG
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fwd bomb bay.JPG
fwd bomb bay.JPG (1.45 MiB) Viewed 196 times
3&4 engines.JPG
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3&4 engines.JPG
3&4 engines.JPG (1.78 MiB) Viewed 196 times
#1 engine.JPG
#1 engine.JPG (1.87 MiB) Viewed 196 times
#1 engine.JPG
#1 engine.JPG (1.87 MiB) Viewed 196 times
front view.JPG
front view.JPG (1.96 MiB) Viewed 196 times
front view.JPG
front view.JPG (1.96 MiB) Viewed 196 times

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:16 pm

Nice
The 'science is settled' argument is inherently unscientific.

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Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:39 am

:number1:
LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

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