What’s the Lead?

What’s the Lead…for a B-17 flying by your house a few hundred feet off the deck?

The Collings Foundation’s in town again (B-17, B-24, B-25, P-51) as they are every year, and geeking out like this is exactly why I bought a house in the glide path of the local airport.


Tomorrow at 0830, after ten years of looking and not doing, the wife and I will finally be strapping in for a ride in Witchcraft.


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4 Responses to What’s the Lead?

  1. Jack says:

    I did the ride in a similar B-24 from Collings about 15 years ago. What a blast, never forget it. Watch out for the nose wheel if you go up front, it’s still moving pretty good.

  2. Phssthpok says:

    Now you got me all giddy about the possibility of them coming to Spokane. There was a B-17 making the circuit out to C’dA from Fairchild several times a day for a couple of days last year…and now I’m living right under the short approach to Fairchild!

  3. Abbie Normal says:

    My dad flew B-17s in Europe. He said the B-24 was the crate the B-17 was shipped in. 🙂

  4. Rolf says:

    I be jealous! 🙂
    A very distinctive and memorable sound those four radials make. I’d love to hear what a whole squadron flying by in tight formation would sound like, but that’s not likely to ever happen again.

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