Bomber Fly-By

Texas1911

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Heard an old bomber do a relatively low altitude fly over this morning. I tried to run out the door but she was flying South (trees blocked my view South) so I missed her. I could still hear her!

The sound was pretty loud inside the house.

I love those old gals when they fly over. They do it pretty regularly so maybe someday I'll get a picture of them flying over.
 

SO758

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Saw that on the news last night, B-17, B25 and a P-51 I think. Wish I could afford to go for a ride at nearly $400 a lift!
 

Texas1911

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He came back today. It was a B17 :) I spotted him today since he was flying North.

I was eating otherwise I would have snagged my camera.
 

SIG_Fiend

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Yep, I did too. I was driving down Slaughter Lane and saw the B17 flying overhead. The funny thing is people on the sidewalk as well as several people driving ahead of me slowed down and started glancing up into the sky. Hehe
 

chevydeerhunter

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I know what you guys mean. I'm used to hearing the KC-135 tankers doing exercises around here, but when you hear those four 1200hp Wright Cyclone engines it turns your head. Can you imagine being a German living in Berlin and hearing all those engines about to rain hell down on you? :eek:
 

Texas1911

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I know what you guys mean. I'm used to hearing the KC-135 tankers doing exercises around here, but when you hear those four 1200hp Wright Cyclone engines it turns your head. Can you imagine being a German living in Berlin and hearing all those engines about to rain hell down on you? :eek:
Hearing thousands of those engines, the flak, and all the bombs hitting. That has to haunt your life.

b-17-over-germany.jpg


Evidently the German citizens called them "terrorfliegers" or Terror Flyers.
 

Texas1911

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I think 1400 B17s, B25s, and Lancasters flying over a city at 400 MPH is a bit more hair raising than a jet dropping a JDAM on your head.

I remember when the F4c's used to fly over the house. Loud planes, but they were cool! It was the recon wing out of San Antonio.
 
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