OT Collings Foundation airplanes

Some weeks ago there was a discussion about the planes exhibited by the Collings Foundation. www.cfdn.org I got to see them today.
This weekend they are in Worcester MA. As I was driving up the road to the airport the B-17 flew right across in front of me as it ws landing. I parked and walked to the fence just as the B-25 taxied to its parking spot.
It was great to see the planes, but listening to some of the guys waiting was better. Some vets of WWII were talking about their jobs with the various branches of service during the war. Easy to look at them as a bunch of old farts out for the day but these were the guys that fought for our freedom and put their lives on the line.
I don't recall who mentioned it to me here, but, thanks. I had a very nice afternoon seeing history.
Oh, no I did not fly in the P-51 for $2200. I forgot my checkbook.
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Hi Ed, I'm glad you had a chance to see them. I had attended the Geneseo NY World of Warbirds few times south of Rochester NY. As far as warbirds go this event usually has the most aircraft of many nations in once place and in fact they ALL fly during that event. And many allow the public access to the inside. Quite an experience.
One time after attending it was a few days later and I was returning to CT on I90 the NYS throughway with my car's moon roof open on a sunny day. At a reasonably low altitude a B-17 flew overhead following the throughway. The sound was incredible. Looking in my rear view mirror I could see other aircraft approaching and each one, in turn flew overhead on the same course. I remember a B-24, B-25, a C-46, a P-51 and even a Mitsubishi. Quite a show "after the show". Who knows. they might have been enroute to another show somewhere in New England.
Thanks for sharing.
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On 9/23/2016 8:27 PM, snipped-for-privacy@worthless.info wrote:

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On Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00:01 PM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

One year here they were giving free rides to WWII vets. I watched them get a guy who was with the Flying Tigers in WWII out of his wheelchair and into the B-25.

That was me!

Me too. LOL
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