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Old 09-25-2017, 10:52 AM
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For those on the East Coast of the US, listen for my friend George, who will be N2FVV/AM from a B-17 Bomber as they head south to Manassas, Virginia, taking off from Caldwell Airport in NJ around 11 am this morning. He plans on mailing out a special QSL card. Listen to 146.520 to work him!
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Now that's cool!
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:51 AM
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For those on the East Coast of the US, listen for my friend George, who will be N2FVV/AM from a B-17 Bomber as they head south to Manassas, Virginia, taking off from Caldwell Airport in NJ around 11 am this morning. He plans on mailing out a special QSL card. Listen to 146.520 to work him!
It's in the air! About 20 miles north of Philly, heading SW. N5017N (Flightradar24).
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It's in the air! About 20 miles north of Philly, heading SW. N5017N (Flightradar24).
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Close to Lancaster Airport (LNS/KLNS).
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Close to Lancaster Airport (LNS/KLNS).
Not sure what all this means. They are scheduled departures (Flightradar24).

https://forums.radioreference.com/at...1&d=1506355894

Might help someone prepare.
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BTW, making the same post in multiple forums is known as cross-posting which is not allowed in the RadioReference forums.

Your three threads have been merged into this one and duplicate posts have been deleted.
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I thought I was simply responding to previous posts, and I never purposely selected, or even noticed the Forum names. Sorry about that.
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I'm hoping to get a flight on it Friday at Manassas.
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I believe I saw this Flying Fortress over my HOUSE!!!
unless theres a b17 bomber group in the northeast USA...

Saw it pass by about a week ago, Im about 10miles east of Westover AFB...
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Heard those 4 big engines rumble by...It was freaking AWESOME..
Fantastical!....
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I believe I saw this Flying Fortress over my HOUSE!!!

unless theres a b17 bomber group in the northeast USA...



Saw it pass by about a week ago, Im about 10miles east of Westover AFB...

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Heard those 4 big engines rumble by...It was freaking AWESOME..

Fantastical!....


There is something special hearing those old engines. Be it a radial or a massive V12.

I had the opportunity to watch the Martin Mars water bomber work a fire in 2003 in BC. It's an amazing experience hearing and feeling those old radials working hard.


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That is so cool! Too bad it wasn't on the west coast as well. I've talked to one or two guys while they were flying but not in B17s.
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There is something special hearing those old engines. Be it a radial or a massive V12.

I had the opportunity to watch the Martin Mars water bomber work a fire in 2003 in BC. It's an amazing experience hearing and feeling those old radials working hard.


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Indeed,,its FL was low..few thousand feet...Can only imagine the fear in the hearts of the Axis powers as 200 of them pass over en route to points inside the 3rd Reich...
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I forget the name, but there's the Collings foundation up in MA that keeps some warbirds flying on tour, including a B17 that does the east coast every year. Typically flying in for 2-4 days at each stop, IIRC about $400 for passengers for one-hour flights. I think one or two others are also doing similar.

I did the ground tour of the Collings B17 and B24 a few years ago. I know it can't be cheap to keep them flying but $400 was just a bit more than I wanted to ante up.
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I saw & heard that magnificent bird, I was with a old veteran who said "that sounds like a 17" ,I tried like he'll to make the contact but couldn't, it would have made this Vets year.

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A ny chance of another flight????
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Hoping they do it again sometime I just got back on the air part time!!!
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