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Ever wanted to sit in the pilot's seat of a B-29?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, May 28, 2011.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ever wanted to sit in the pilot

    Well, here's the next best thing. Interactive 360 degree view from the pilot's seat of the B-29 Enola Gay.
     
  2. Rebel Sympathy

    Rebel Sympathy Well-Known Member

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    No. Never wanted to do that. But, thanks anyway.
    Mike Durhan
     
  3. big joe

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    Great link Brian. Made you feel like your in their with Col. Paul Tibbets on your way to Japan!


    Joe
     
  4. over the hill

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    Paul Tibbets shot Skeet our our club in Ohio back in the late 70s.

    A very outspoken and sometimes caustic individual.

    Definitely the right man at the right time.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  5. ColtM1911A1

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    I did just that at a CAF display a few years ago. As a former pilot, I felt privileged to have done so..

    Good luck @the line & smokem' all....
     
  6. SeldomShoots

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    Those don't look like comfortable seats. Of course they look just about right to seat a guy that is already wearing his parachute. Somewhat crude looking by today's standards in aircraft and avionics, but state of the art in the 1940's and quite a workhorse.

    John
     
  7. Bisi

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    Neat.
     
  8. grntitan

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    Brian--Thanks for posting that. That is a cool view. Would love to take a ride now. Not in the days when they were shooting back.

    My grandpa was a ball turret gunner on Avenger Torpedo bombers in WWII off the aircraft carrier USS Salamaua. He said during one flight they took heavy anti aircraft fire that blew out his hydraulics and communication with the radio man and pilot. Several rounds had passed thru the ball and barely missed him. When they landed the radio man and pilot ran back to check on my grandpa. They thought he was gone because they couldn't reach him on the radio and his ball wasn't turning. After pulling himout and seeing he looked fine they asked him "are you hit"? He replied "not unless blood is brown". He had crapped his flight suit. LOL True story. He has told it to the family countless times. I still love that story and will listen to it without a problem. Someday he won't be there to tell those stories.

    He also reminds me in his funny way "boy if it were not for us WWII vets, you'd be eating rice and noodles for supper". LOL


    God Bless our vets.
     
  9. gus in philly ata57

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    If your in Tucson visit the PIMA Museum. You can get in the seat of most planes. Great experience

    Mike Guscott
     
  10. quartering

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    i hope that everybody clicked on the world vr website: those are some incredible 360 degree images!
     
  11. recurvyarcher

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    That was really cool! Thanks for posting. I've seen the Enola Gay from the outside only before.
     
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