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VR B-29 fly in the iconic FiFi

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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

 

 

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
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. 

Jim  Captain

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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

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

On the bench:

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with Eduardo Big Ed Set

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

  • Member since
    March, 2015
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

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

On the bench:

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with Eduardo Big Ed Set

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

  • Member since
    March, 2015
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

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

On the bench:

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with Eduardo Big Ed Set

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • 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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    July, 2016
  • 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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