Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Today I am sharing a bit of a different image for me.  Last Wednesday I was able to do something that I consider a once in a lifetime event.  I was in Michigan and at the old Willow Run Airport which is a former B-24 bomber plant and is now the home of the Yankee Air Museum.  They have 4 antique aircraft that they give flights on from time to time and during the time I was in Michigan they were flying this particular plane which seemed like a bit of fate to me and something I needed to do.  My uncle was a B-17 pilot during WWII and because of that I believe I have always had an interest in that era planes and this one was always one of my favorites.  It was quite the awesome experience.  They allow 12 passengers on the plane but only 10 of us were there that day.  The hubster and I started out in the rear of the plane in jump seats but as soon as it took off we were allowed to move about and experience all the different views out the plane.  As you can see, at one time I was standing right behind the pilots.  On landing I was given the Navigator's seat in the nose which was quite a unique view as we approached the runway and good enough for someone like me not fond of heights, although they don't bother me as much in a plane.  Anyway, it was an awesome and very cool experience and if you like planes I highly recommend it.  Best viewed larger by clicking on the image.

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