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Greg Flies the EAA B-17 in Waukesha

Greg Flies the EAA B-17 in Waukesha

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    The EAA's pride and joy arrives in Waukesha. A fully restored WWII B-17
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    Man those engines are loud!
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    I better tell em' where to park. :)
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    One word "Rogaine"
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    Here's our lucky Wolf listener who won a ride with me. Richard Rinka of Muskego ready for a ride of a lifetime!
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    You didn't want to man these guns. Many of the crew members could tell the color of the eyes of the German pilots shooting at them.
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    I asked if I could strap myself in here. Of course they laughed.
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    Time for a the briefing. "Ahh sir...where are the air sickness bags located?"
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    Doug Holt was the smallest and youngest B-17 pilot in WWII. He said he told them he was 19, but of course he lied.
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    Doug wrote a book called "Lucky Dog". He's got at lot of great stories to tell. I found this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbfsgjYLjYQ
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    Richard brought some Boone's Farm before the flight.
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    First peek out after we leveled off.
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    Thank god I lost those 30 pounds
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    This is way too cool. We're 3000 feet up and going 170 mph.
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    A look out the nose
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    The escape hatch was open on top for ventilation.
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    Grabbed the 50 calibur
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    Doug told me to look through the sight. Oh that's better
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    Cockpit
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    Looking out the top turret
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    Golf anyone?
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    Here's the bottom turret. You had to be really small to fit in here.
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    Two more looks out the nose
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    Thanks to the orginizers of "Wings over Waukesha" for this once in a life time ride!