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    WW 2 Bomber?

    Was there a WW 2 bomber that flew over Des Moines today?

    I am not an expert but I thought I saw a B-17 bomber fly over at two different times today.



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    no idea



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    Did it look like this?

    http://blog.bpsite.net/photos/b17.jpg



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    I saw a prop military plane, but I though it was a C-130... Only saw it for a second though.



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    Channel 5 just had a story on a B-17 bomber flying over Des Moines. So you may have seen one.



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    Heard B-17 was doing a fly over for something & on 31st they are doing rides. No idea where or what the cost will be.



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    Thanks all, like I said I am not an expert but I have a history major so I am always interested in this stuff.

    In town next week for rides, interesting. I have never flown before, maybe I can make that my first flight. Is there a cost?



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    Quote Originally Posted by wgleason View Post
    Heard B-17 was doing a fly over for something & on 31st they are doing rides. No idea where or what the cost will be.
    There was an ad in the paper today; 1/2 hour rides cost 430.00. It'll be at the airport on Sunday, I think.

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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    I was out on the bike at 10-11 this morning if thats when you saw it. I know I did then.



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    What I saw on 65/69 looked like a C-130, but I'm not an expert by any means. Large, slow, four prop.



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Was there a WW 2 bomber that flew over Des Moines today?

    I am not an expert but I thought I saw a B-17 bomber fly over at two different times today.
    Welcome to the Liberty Foundation | Liberty Belle B-17 Flying Fortress

    I believe it was this one.



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    Re: WW 2 Bomber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    What I saw on 65/69 looked like a C-130, but I'm not an expert by any means. Large, slow, four prop.
    C-130 is large, and slow with 4 props, but nowhere near as gorgeous as a shiny B-17 :D


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