Saturday, June 8, 2013

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

We had the opportunity to fly in an old WWII bomber and jumped at the chance.  We spend all day at airport 2 waiting for the weather to cooperate and the engine to get fixed so it would stop spewing oil down the entire side of the aircraft.  Ehhhh we thought what's a "little" oil leak compared to a flight in time?  After hours and hours of waiting it was the last flight of the day, the sun was setting, and the storm was rolling in..............

 Oil running down the plane

 Bombay Doors

Bombay Doors on Both Sides

Not one of us could wipe the smiles off our faces during the entire flight.  We are allowed to walk through the plane from the glass nose over the Bombay doors (on a tiny walkway) to the tail of the aircraft.  All the windows and hatches are open and we flew so low we could see kids playing in their backyards.  Being in the aircraft felt like traveling back in time.  Thanks for the flight Dad!!

1 comment:

  1. Hats off to those brave Army Air Corp crews that flew these lumbering aircraft into enemy fire in nothing more than an aluminum can with 4,000 Horsepower strapped on the wings.