Monday, February 1, 2010

We are back online! Greetings from central Florida!

I have been pretty slack in updating the blog! We have settled into our winter digs in Leesburg, FL and have enjoyed some slow living. However, I have missed recording our adventures on the blog, so wanted to start again.

And what a wonderful event to re-start the postings! Today, two amazing aircraft from WWII visited the Leesburg city airport -- a B-17 and B-24. WOW! Rick went down to the airport (in the rain) to stand with some other stalwart folks and were rewarded with close-up views of these great planes.

After waiting a few minutes, we saw a large aircraft approach through the mist -- a B-24J. Indeed, this is the ONLY flying B-24J in the world and the first time I had ever seen one in the air. Owned by the Collins Foundation, this was a remarkable sight to see land right in front of us.

Shortly after the B-24 landed, this fabulous B-17 approached and set down. The four Wright radial engines growling as it taxied past me was a great sound!


As you can see, this aircraft was up close and you could really see all the detail on it.

This is a remarkable sight -- a 17 and 24 immediately after "engines off" and parking on the ramp. These planes will be in the area for the next three days and I look forward to seeing them in flight overhead.



3 comments:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Great airplane pictures. Takes me back to my airshow addition period.

Margie M. said...

Hey you two, it's good to see new postings from you again. Those pics of the aircraft were great, thanks for sharing them.

Hope things have warmed up there in Florida for you now! Man, what a winter for the south!

John said...

we are soon to join the full time family. It is great to read about your adventure.

John & Margaret