Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 06-05-2014, 04:06 PM
DanS's Avatar
DanS DanS is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Idaho Springs
Posts: 506
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ttubb View Post
I have about 250 hours flying one of these for Aviation Specialties spraying in Montana in the summer of 1966. N3193G was a great aircraft and handled like a big cub.

It is still flying as part of the Yankee Air Museum in Michigan. Here is a link to the history of the plane. Terry

http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/b17-flying-fortress/
I hate you so much right now Terry!

I've gotten to ride in a B-17 before, but never got to fly one.

Unfortunately I'm of the age that I'll never get to fly anything cool again. Ever. It's all more and more boring from here on out.

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-06-2014, 08:03 AM
ttubb's Avatar
ttubb ttubb is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Crested Butte/Tucson
Posts: 558
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanS View Post
I hate you so much right now Terry!

I've gotten to ride in a B-17 before, but never got to fly one.

Unfortunately I'm of the age that I'll never get to fly anything cool again. Ever. It's all more and more boring from here on out.

Dan
It was a great time in my misspent youth. We had our B-17, two PV-2s and three TBMs all spraying on the deck for a huge grasshopper infestation that threatened the open range grasses. It was like a reinactment of WW-2

Turns out all of the guys flying the other aircraft were later killed in various accidents after that job. They flew mostly fire bombing missions. It was dangerous work for sure. Terry
__________________
KA7TLT - TLCA 13015
"78" FJ-40 - "Marmot" F&R ARB Lockers, OME Suspension, MAF Shackle Rev Kit, 4+ Flip Kit, Rear Disc Brakes, Warn Winch, Safari Snorkel, 4+ Rear bumper/Tire Carrier
"95" FZJ-80 - "White Top" F&R ARB Lockers, Slee F&R Bumper & Sliders, Warn Winch, 35s, Safari Snorkel, Low Range Gears, P/T Kit

"13" Taco 4X4 Extra Cab, Firestone Air Ride, Airstream tow vehicle - "Daily Driver"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-06-2014, 09:10 AM
calphi27's Avatar
calphi27 calphi27 is offline
Trail Ready
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 316
Default

Saw one flying over the other day. Been rewatching Band of Brothers. Should be able to see some planes flying over this weekend from my rooftop deck
__________________
1990 FJ62 aka -HOGMAULER- (OME Med-SR-ARB Bull Bar-SROR Sliders)

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-06-2014, 01:08 PM
Jenny Cruiser's Avatar
Jenny Cruiser Jenny Cruiser is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: North of Hell
Posts: 817
Default

There's a B-17 crash site that's a relatively short hike from Old Flowers Rd. Quite a bit of it was still there the last time I was up there. You can still read the pencil markings on the inside of what's left of the tail.
__________________
"If you compromise the process you're an a$$hole when you start out and you're an a$$hole when you get back."

"If you don't go when you want to go, when you do go, you'll find you've gone."

"We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness."
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-07-2014, 08:19 AM
DanS's Avatar
DanS DanS is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Idaho Springs
Posts: 506
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ttubb View Post
It was a great time in my misspent youth. We had our B-17, two PV-2s and three TBMs all spraying on the deck for a huge grasshopper infestation that threatened the open range grasses. It was like a reinactment of WW-2

Turns out all of the guys flying the other aircraft were later killed in various accidents after that job. They flew mostly fire bombing missions. It was dangerous work for sure. Terry
No doubt. One of the three jobs I have interviewed for and did not get offered was for an FO position at a heavy air tanker outfit. The guy they hired instead of me was on the plane when it crashed a few months later.

I was also very good friends with the FO on T-56 (that crashed about two years ago now).

I used to do OAS work in Alaska, flying logistics stuff, but we shared the various bases with the heavy air tanker guys. I absolutely shudder when I realize how many of my friends from that time are no longer with us.

...and yet I'd probably quit my job tomorrow to go fly a B-17, Privateer, Neptune, etc....

Dan
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.