Today the EAA had their Oshkosh WI based B 17 bomber "Aluminum Overcast" at Frederick MD airport. They offered ground tours of the plane for $10 for non veterans, free to veterans. I bought lots of T shirts, postcards, a model B17, hats, pins, etc.
One group of elderly was there, and when asked if this one lady was a veteran this ladies chaperon informed us she was at Pearl Harbor, she was an Army nurse back then. I thanked her for her service to our country. Many older veterans came out to see a bird some remembered from europe. You board up front, then climb up to the center gunners turret, then back through the bomb bay to an area with machine guns on each side, then out the tail. I was able to help strap down the engine covers which they installed as soon as the rain started. It was a really cool way to spend the afternoon.
They hope to fly saturday but there is concern for weather. My flight is set for 13:00 hours.
I borrowed a video camera which also takes pics. IDK, but my bud says he can make me a disc of what I shoot. I was told I should be able to get in the nose gunners turret and shoot video once we get in the air. I hope to have my hi-tech friends help me post a video or something. I hope to make & post some cool video one day soon.