Wings of freedom tour

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  1. Padre

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR
    At Deer Valley Airport Phoenix.
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Guy in P-51 just spent $2200 for a ride, the B-17 at $400+ a ride and the B-24 had some minor engine problems.
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    They, or something similar, came to Mobile 7 or so years ago. Couldn't afford the flight price but spent hours inside the Liberator soaking it up. Had a great time. Did you go up in any?
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    Yep, in the B-17 and B-24. The walkway in the B-24 was very narrow, more room in the B-17. They spent hours in those very uncomfortable planes, amazing!
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    Lucky you!! I agree, the bomb bay walkway is very narrow. Can you imagine standing there on a bomb run, doors open, trying to kick hung bombs loose? That was definitely a young man's job!
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    Thanks for the pics, Padre ! What a great way to spend a day...last time I saw any number of these wonderfully loved and cared for beasts was the Confederate AF at Latrobe, Pa. years ago. What an exhibition. Thanks for sharing...now will you fold up a Lib, complete with interior, for us ??? Bob C.