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
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.
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
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
Thanks for sharing.
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