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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

B-24 and B-17 Arrive in Lynchburg

The Wings of Freedom arrived in Lynchburg, slightly behind schedule due to the rain. The B-17 was commonly known as the Flying Fortress (see the top picture), and the B-24 was known as the Liberator (Bottom Picture).

The two planes you see here are some of the few remaining flight worthy bombers from the WWII era. The Collins Company, has restored these planes, and others to preserve our aircraft history.

2 Comments:

At 5:25 AM, Anonymous Gravy Beard said...

Some tough old birds there Bob!

G B

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Quinn said...

My son was at LYH today taking a check ride with the FAA examiner for his instrument rating. He texted me, "New Instrument Pilot :)" Then, "Grandpa flew right in front of me on my last approach," and he attached a photo of the B17 on the tarmac. My father flew B17s during WWII, and his example, and the many stories he told were the inspiration for my son wanting to become a pilot. He's currently a senior in the Aeronautics program (Commercial Aviation) at Liberty University. My Dad passed away on May 31 of this year. The significance of having a B17 suddenly show up in the pattern, and following it in, was not lost on my son.

 

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