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Doug Robertson



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Wings of Freedom Tour 2008 Reply with quote

The Wings of Freedom Tour 2008 of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a North American B-25 Mitchell and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator will be at Camarillo, California airport CMA from 12 through 14 May, 2008. They will be joined by a North American P-51 Mustang. All are available for paid walk-through tours or 30 minute flights. The bomber flights are tax deductible donations. The P-51 is dual control for $2,200 for a half hour or $3,200 for a full hour, non-deductible. Enter the ramp through the Waypoint Cafe, 325 Durley.

Flight reservations, questions or information: 800-568-8924 or www.cfdn.org

Photo ops are available. I attended last year and the aircraft were well worth it. The event may attract some interesting and contrasting fly-ins-last year a deHavilland Tiger Moth from SZP.

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Ztex



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes get out and see these guys where ever they may be!
www.collingsfoundation.org

I saw them in Dallas this year..it is a treat every year.







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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Yes they are great! Reply with quote

These guys were great in Colorado last year!
This year’s sched.

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_schedule-wof.htm

06/30/2008 to 07/03/2008 ----- WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, B-17,B-24,B-25
Broomfield,Colorado United States
(BJC/United States-Colorado) http://www.airport-data.com/airport/BJC/

07/03/2008 to 07/06/2008 ----- WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, B-17,B-24,B-25
Ft. Collins-Loveland,Colorado United States
(FNL/United States-Colorado) http://www.airport-data.com/airport/FNL/

They were the only ones in Colorado who flew the B17 directly overhead the staging area for some great shots from below.






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Doug Robertson



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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zane & Paul, Thanks for the fine photos.

Paul-suggest you edit for name, nearest city location of airport where the Wings of Freedom Tours will be in Colorado-not all Forum readers can readily decipher the ICAO abbreviations. Too many to memorize all worldwide.

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug,
Thanks for your comments on the photos.
You are 100% right. I have amended the post to include the nearest City/State
Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

July 21-23, 2008
Valparaiso, IN
Porter County Municipal Airport (KVPZ)
Terminal Building/ Main Ramp

Walkthrough Tours:
$12 Adults
$6 Children
Free for WWII Vets

Flight Experiences
$425 B-17 or B-24
$400 B-25 Forward Fuselage
$325 B-25 Waist Gun/ Tail Section
$2,200 P-51 for 30 Minutes
$3,200 P-51 for 1 Hour

FOOD & BEVERAGES ARE BEING OFFERED BY EAA CHAPTER 104!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject: Blued...... Reply with quote

hey bluedharma......make sure to watch fox31 news at 9 on monday, june 30th.....I am the event organizer for the broomfield stop, and was able to get Dan Daru, and 2 photographers from fox on the B-24 from Casper, WY to broomfield...should have some great video (if the station decides to use it of course)

  Dan Daru... great news! 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Dan Daru... great news! Reply with quote

TNutty wrote:
hey bluedharma......make sure to watch fox31 news at 9 on monday, june 30th.....
I am the event organizer for the broomfield stop, and was able to get Dan Daru, and 2 photographers from fox on the B-24 from Casper, WY to broomfield...
should have some great video (if the station decides to use it of course)

This is cool!
Dan Daru has covered a few of the B-17 events in the past, and has done a great job!!!



Just keep him away from the bottom Ball Turret! (see attached video link) Very Happy
The door of the Ball Turret hitting the ground... oh boy...
http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/sidebar_video.jsp?contentId=6694770&version=1&locale=EN-US

Still you couldn't get a better guy to show the aircraft!!!
Great News!!!

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TNutty



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, i will def. tell him to stay the *beep* away from the ball turret gun lol, thanks for the link, too bad thats not the B-24 turret, it actually works again Wink

  Today at Ft. Collins-Loveland (KFNL) 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Today at Ft. Collins-Loveland (KFNL) Reply with quote

Nice day today. Good weather at Ft. Collins-Loveland (FNL).
Wished I could have made it to Broomfield Colorado (KBJC) but it has been a busy work week.

Did get some good shots, and got to talk to a local warbird pilot.









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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluedharma, awesome shots of the ol' birds. I'm one of the stop organizers for Valparaiso, IN and can't wait for them to arrive in a few weeks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warbirdguy,
Thank you for your comments!
These shows are quite the "HOT Ticket".

#4 on B-24

Make sure you post some shots when they get there.
Love to see your photos!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

god damn dude, you must have a hell of a camera lense, i'm assuming you were there today (friday 4 jul) and i was wonderin if you perhaps saw or talked to the bald guy with the glasses, P-51 shirt, and jean shorts or not....lemme know, also, would it be too much trouble to get you to email the photos you took? tony.day82@gmail.com

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:45 am    Post subject: Photos. Reply with quote

TNutty wrote:
...saw or talked to the bald guy with the glasses, P-51 shirt, and jean shorts or not...

My friend (and airport-data.com user John) and I mostly just took pictures
and we spoke with a local Spitfire pilot here in the Colorado area.
He got to ride in the mustang yesterday on the flight to KFNL (Fort-Collins,Colorado) from Broomfield, Colorado.
He really enjoyed it!

TNutty wrote:
... would it be too much trouble to get you to email the photos you took?

No problem at all. I will try to send them your way.
Best Regards,

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TNutty



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, thank you, we will be there till monday morning, so there will be many more great photo ops, just fyi

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