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VR B-29 fly in the iconic FiFi

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
VR B-29 fly in the iconic FiFi
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:37 AM

https://usat.ly/2uuDxBT

 

Fly in the amazing B-29 Superfortress: One of the last iconic WWII bombers

 

 

 

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Posted by ridleusmc on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:26 AM

Very cool 360 degree video.  I love that plane.

 

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  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:15 AM

FIFI and DOC flew together at Oskosh this week, first time two B-29's have flown together since probably the 50's.

fox
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  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:16 AM

Thanks for the link Toshi! Great film. 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:55 AM

ridleusmc

Very cool 360 degree video.  I love that plane.

 

 

Yes, I love it when they do 360 videos.  And I agree with you as well as that's a classic plane!  Thanks for looking!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:57 AM

WillysMB

FIFI and DOC flew together at Oskosh this week, first time two B-29's have flown together since probably the 50's.

 

Wow, I didn't know there was another flying B-29.  Very cool!  Thanks for watching!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:00 PM

fox

Thanks for the link Toshi! Great film. 

Jim  Captain

 

It's my pleasure, your welcome!  Yes, it is a great film.  Would be really cool to see some of our favorite WWII aircraft in VR 360.  Thank you for watching!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

fox
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  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:54 AM

Just a bit of info. This is not an endorsement of any kind, just my experience. A few years ago, I received a letter from the Commemorative Air Force for donations to keep Fifi flying. I sent them a small donation, and received a CAF cap with their logo on the front and Ghost Squadron Crew on the back. They also put my name in a log book that is kept on her at all times. It gives me a good feeling every time I see pics of her and hear stories about her. They bring various planes to the Reading Pa. Air Show every year and we've had chances to talk to the pilots. A great bunch of guys. One of these days maybe I'll get a chance to take a ride in one of them.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:25 PM

Jim,

We've been to WWII Weekend in Reading each year for the last 8 years as part of the Victory Society that runs the Home Front area and have frequently chatted with the crews of FIFI (B-29), Yankee Lady (B-17), and Tinker Belle (C-46). You're right, they are some of the nicest, most passionate folks you can meet, even have a picture of myself in my 20th AF class A's by FIFI's nose gear.

Wayne in Malvern

fox
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  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:47 PM

Congrats Wayne, that's a great pic to have hanging over the bench. Did you try to get the pilots to sign it? That would make it a fantastic pic.

Just got back from the Malvern area about an hour ago. A friends daughter was in a play at Villa Maria. For a bunch of young kids, it was a pretty good show. 

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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