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Definitely the coolest thing anybody on PASR has done in the last 24 hours. 

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1 hour ago, saltyant said:

The WW2 planes come to Hazleton every year in August. I went to see them probably a decade or more ago, but never actually flew in one. Today I debated spending the money to fly and decided to YOLO it.

They do a WW2 weekend in reading every year in June.  Pretty cool to see. I like to take the kayak out on the schuylkill and watch the planes fly just over the tops of the trees 

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5 minutes ago, PSUFly said:

They do a WW2 weekend in reading every year in June.  Pretty cool to see. I like to take the kayak out on the schuylkill and watch the planes fly just over the tops of the trees 

I went there in 2010 and got my picture with Lieutenant John F. Kennedy.

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22 hours ago, saltyant said:

Today I did a thing and flew in a real B-17. Bottom picture is the D&L trail south of White Haven, looking south. The plane flew over Albrightsville so I waved to JFDan. Also saw Blue Mountain the True Mountain in the distance. Pretty sick bird, 10/10.

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Bravo dude....That is such an iconic aircraft...How loud was it inside?I would imagine it's loud AF with no insulation and radial engines....Money well spent

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Mixilplix said:

Bravo dude....That is such an iconic aircraft...How loud was it inside?I would imagine it's loud AF with no insulation and radial engines....Money well spent

Thanks, It was pretty loud... hard to hear what other people were saying.  The coolest part was sticking my head out the roof at 135 mph and 2,500 feet altitude. I've never done that before on a plane and don't think I'll ever get the opportunity again. Very sick.

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15 minutes ago, saltyant said:

Thanks, It was pretty loud... hard to hear what other people were saying.  The coolest part was sticking my head out the roof at 135 mph and 2,500 feet altitude. I've never done that before on a plane and don't think I'll ever get the opportunity again. Very sick.

Did you get to sit in the bombardier area?

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9 minutes ago, toast21602 said:

Did you get to sit in the bombardier area?

Yep, for about 3 minutes. That was by far the best place to sit in the plane, but I had to share it with the other 8 people on board so we took turns.

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22 hours ago, PSUFly said:

They do a WW2 weekend in reading every year in June.  Pretty cool to see. I like to take the kayak out on the schuylkill and watch the planes fly just over the tops of the trees 

I went to the Reading WWII air show for many years with my grandfather where he spoke on his role on the flight crew for both atomic missions. 

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My uncle, lieutenant Wallace W Furman, was a fighter/bomber pilot in WW11.  He island hopped in the Pacific theater until finally in position to fly daily strafing/bombing runs on mainland Japan. One morning briefing, before their daily mission, he and the other pilots that day were ordered to be off the mainland and returning to base at a certain time... No excuses.  

As he left the mainland to return he felt this enormous shock wave, he turned in his seat and saw the mushroom cloud rising above Hiroshima. Of course he had no idea what it was. Upon his return to base he was told he witnessed history and hopefully an end to the war.

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Rummy that's freaking incredible. Thanks for sharing that sir.

 

May as well end the thread there because I'm not sure that anything can follow that. Seriously will a Mod just delete my emu closeup please? haha.

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Been to the real grand canyon a bunch. First time to the PA version and it's awesome. Not sure why it took me so long to get here.
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22 minutes ago, GrilledSteezeSandwich said:

Some really great selfies in here. 

I thought selfie is where you hold the camera. Above someone else took our pictures, so they're not really selfies. What kind of millennial are you @GrilledSteezeSandwich?

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7 minutes ago, RidgeRacer said:

I've seen U2 18 times . I have a lot of t shirts. Should I have worn the GSS trademark faded purple polo instead?

 

 

Been in my weekly rotation for 6 years. I even wear it twice a week sometimes if the pits don’t smell. 

 

Throwback thursday. 

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2 hours ago, RidgeRacer said:

Been to the real grand canyon a bunch. First time to the PA version and it's awesome. Not sure why it took me so long to get here.
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Grand Canyon Pa is beautiful! We are headed out that way in September. Very excited. 

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Grand Canyon Pa is beautiful! We are headed out that way in September. Very excited. 

Nice. Have to get back, at the very least, to see the Colton point side. Spent today at Leonard Harrison. Heard from some folks who were there that Colton point has better views. Not sure how true that is but that's what a few people were saying. Cherry springs is next up.

 

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