I flew last August to San Diego. In 2007 I paid to have my father fly in the Nine O Nine for Father Day. His father was a belly gunner in a B17 during WWII and my father always wanted to see one up close. cheap nfl jerseys So you can imagine how he felt when we surprised him and sent him up in it. When they landed, he got off the plane and had tears in his eyes, one of the few times I ever saw him in years. He loved it, I think bought every Nine O Nine souvenir they had, even a bomber jacket. He wanted to do the P 51 but unfortunately passed away in 2009.
A lot of people commenting here where they flown. It a great country where so many of us have the opportunities we have, to freely fly where we want, when we want and to where we want.
I not interested in flying in one. I be more interested seeing that money being donated to a soldier, sailor, airmen or Marine who is in desperate need of a flight home for emergency reasons. Because you never know if it the last time they get to see their loved ones while preserving our freedoms here at home.
My last ride in the sky was 3 years ago to Alaska where I worked on a commercial salmon fishing boat for 6 weeks with a bunch of Sicilian guys. Catching 70,000 lbs of sockeye on a 32 ft boat was probably the most entertaining way I ever made a buck. This ticket would go to my father in law that spends all of his retired days working on WW2 model airplanes and playing flight simulator games. He would enjoy this more than anyone I have ever known. I would probably have to pony up some coin to see the look on his face.
Hi my name is Jack clemens and I am a EAA student pilot, my mentor or avation instructor John Cicero has been teaching me how to fly for about 1 year. We met at the collins foundation last year and now I can appericiate the time and effort people and volunteers put in to making the beast fly. Buchanan airport is my home away from home where I have earned the famous nickname airport bum. Along with fly ing real air planes I also fly rc airplanes where I am almost soloed. My favorate air plane is the B 17. My grandfather flew f4u corsairs in the Navy explaining why I know a lot of ww2 aircraft. I have been going since I was 3 years old to the event. The last time I flew an airplane was may 21st in a lancair. Thank you for your time and consideration in this.
Back when I first enlisted, I was considering the Air Force and the Navy. I came to the conclusion that I could already tread water, but I was never going to learn to tread air, so I selected the Navy. Besides, there are a lot more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky.
There are a lot of considerations in designing warplanes, but comfort is not among them. The most uncomfortable flight I ever took was on a SAC tanker from Guam to Pearl Harbor, but it got me home. Another time, I flew on a Navy passenger flight from NAS Alameda. On takeoff, we literally split the uprights on the Bay Bridge. In hindsight that was a pretty cool experience. Nevertheless, if I had the money, I would love to take one of those training flights!
Wow, there allot of great stories and comments and very deserving people. I sure this is going to be very difficult for the Mayor to choose! Haven been on a plane in such a long time, can really remember. It funny that on Memorial Day when I heard them rumbling over my house I though how cool would it be to fly in one of those. Thanks Mayor!
Last flew to East Coast in fall 2015 to attend wedding. Have 4 military sons, Air Force and Army. Two are veterans, and two are currently serving. We would be so very happy to surprise their dad with a flight on WWII plane! Also, a fifth brother (who wanted to, but was unable to enlist) would also be thrilled to fly. He is actually the most patriotic of the bunch, and it would give him great pride to represent his brothers on one of these beautiful and heroic flying birds. Whoever wins, when you are up there on this thrill of a lifetime, close your eyes and say a prayer for all of our lost heroes. God Bless America! God Bless our Troops! God Bless our Veterans!
I went up in one of your B 17 when you were out here in Concord a few years back. If I won this great prize, I would give it to one of my Pearl Harbor Survivors to enjoy. For me to fly around the Bay Area especially over the fleet and USS Iowa, it was a chance of a lifetime and have fond memories. I still talk about my experience. I been a lucid dreamer my whole life and occasionally, sometimes I have amazingly real flying dreams. About 2 weeks ago I was dreaming I was standing in my front yard and realized if I stretch my arms out horizontally and then rotate my palms up I could fly. It was amazing, in seconds I was whizzing over Concord High watching a soccer game below. Depending on the angle I rotated I could descend, climb or go faster. I wanted to see how high I could go and went straight up like a backwards diver and within seconds I must have been at 10,000 and realized I was freezing and had to go back down. It was so real I could feel the cold. Lucid dreaming is a blessing and a curse, sometimes the mind visits amazing places and sometimes it just exhausting.
Flying Dreams309, Isn that fun? I have flying dreams often. I always have done. In them I am able to rise vertically off the ground, and in an upright, or standing position I become lighter than air, and I can slowly or quickly propel wherever I want to go, just by willing it. It totally cool, until whenever I want to descend. At that time I must prepare to drop, feet first, and I prepare myself mentally for a hard and painful landing, as I drop from generally anywhere from 40 to 60 feet up. That is as low as I can wish myself down before I drop like a sack of flour the rest of the way. I not sure why it must end like that, but it does each and every time.
October 7, 1999 during Fleet Week in a two seater open cockpit Red Barron Pizza vintage byplane (sp?) departing from the Hiller Aviation Museum in Santa Clara flying to Half Moon Bay where, once we were safely over the water, the pilot performed six aeronautical stunt flying maneuvers before flying back to Santa Clara Hiller Aviation Museum. That particular day, a Thursday as I recall, was one of the most beautiful days God ever created and the spectacular view and profound beauty of the Bay Area will forever remain in my mind. I love to win this contest!
The last time I flew in a plane was one of the many times that I wanted to become a pilot. A P51 mustang crashed on Detroit ave in concord and my oldest brother was walking home from the air show we all attended. http://www.cheapjerseys4.com/ If I had to choose what WW1 area plane I would fly in it would be the Liberator name after all says it all.
Last time I was on a plane was 2 years ago in August on our way home from Seattle.
While in Seattle visitingy family, my fiance and I visted the museum of flight. My fiance LOVED it. I remember I sat for 20 minutes waiting for him to play on this little flight simulator made for kids lol. He loves planes and he knows just about everything he could know about WW2.
He would LOVE to see these planes. He would flip his sht to actually fly on one. I want to win this for him, I personally would rather just look, with my feet on the ground lol
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