Yes, I sat up in the bombardier's seat for a while and the walkway through the bomb bay IS very narrow.That's fabulous Ed.
Were you able to get down into the plexiglass nose where the bomb aimer sat...
The walkway across the bomb bay is very narrow I recall.
Did you get any nice pictures ?
Chuck the actual Memphis Belle is in the USAAF Airbase at Dayton Ohio and is not flying...It would be a dream to see here take to the air again.
It's be interesting to see which B17 is flying over Massachusetts. I bet they pull the wheels up over Lynn and check the hub caps are still on ha ha !
I took a bunch of photos and videos. Have to find them and post a few.
Aluminum Overcast is the EAA's plane. Another B-17 that does tours and rides is Nine-O-Nine owned by the Collins Foundation in Stow Mass. That's probably the one Chuck saw. They also have the only routinely flying B-24 left and you can get a ride in that, too!!!
A list of Airworthy B-17s in the USA, but most don't travel or offer rides :
- 44-8543 Madras Maiden – Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon.
- 44-83514 Sentimental Journey – Commemorative Air Force (Airbase Arizona) in Mesa, Arizona.
- 44-83546 Memphis Belle – Liberty Foundation in Claremore, Oklahoma. It is on loan from the Military Aircraft Restoration Corp. in Anaheim, California.
- 44-83563 Fuddy Duddy – Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California.
- 44-83575 Nine-O-Nine – Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts.
- 44-83872 Texas Raiders – Commemorative Air Force (Gulf Coast Wing) in Houston, Texas.
- 44-85718 Thunderbird – Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas.
- 44-85740 Aluminum Overcast – Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- 44-85778 Miss Angela – Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, California.
- 44-85829 Yankee Lady – Yankee Air Force in Belleville, Michigan.