|Jenny on the Harvard|
And my beautiful wife with her "pin up girl" style got some very cool pictures taken (by me of course) on these airplanes.
My boy even got to sit in one of them and help push the plane to get refueled. He has all of the sudden decided that he is going to be a pilot when he grows up. Well...actually he already thinks he knows how to fly because he plays flying games on the Xbox.
I always wondered why these planes were yellow. Apparently it was because there were so many of them up during the war at one time that they painted them yellow so they could easily see each other....Go figure.
We would have never even know about this event unless my wife didn't dress up in her pin up girl style at a wedding we were at. The pilots were staying at the same hotel, and thought it would be awesome for her to get pictures taken on these vintage airplanes.
The BEST PART of the whole day for me was I got to talk to a WWII veteran. who used to fly these planes, Oh man the stories he told. I could have listened to him all day. One story he told me was that one of his buddies was on a mission over Germany in a Lancaster Bomber. He was the navigator or something. He told me his friend didn't know how to fly by he knew ever inch of the plane. Almost everyone on the plane was dead including the pilot and copilot so he had to fly the plane back. The tower told him to set the plane down about half way down the runway. He Said "F-that" I'm using the whole runway. Later he found out that the tower saw his wheels come with in 6 inches of the farmers fence as he tried to land at the start of the runway.
Thank you to the pilots for the great hospitality and historical information. I look forward to see you again.
I'm really proud of what they are doing to try and preserve these aircraft.
Thank you to;
Todd Lemieux - Cornell pilot
Liam O'Connel - Stearman pilot
Ulrich Bollinger - Harvard pilot
Here are the websites you can visit for more information.
I will have my Soviet Red God of War ready soon.
I also have a tournament Aug 20th and will be (hopefully) painting lots again in the next month.
Sorry to my 2 followers that I've been away so long.
Enjoy some more pictures of our day. Also a few crappy video's. Camera wasn't so good. I have more videos' form a differant camera I haven't uploaded yet. see how those turn out and i'll post them later.