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B-17 Liberty Belle (8 images)

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by 560XLS, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. 560XLS

    560XLS

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    Mar 9, 2009
    Southern NH
    The B-17 Liberty Belle is touring its way through the Northeast and made a stop in Lawrence, Ma this weekend. Once the rain stopped I grabbed my gear and headed out to the airport. Unfortunately I couldn't get out on the ramp but I was able to get a couple of shots through the fence. I was able to find a couple of spots off the end of the runway to get some in flight shots though. Shot with the D300, 70-300vr

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  2. Very nice set!
     
  3. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Nice series.......the B-17 is one of my favorite.
     
  4. nice shots.

    There was a nice story about this a couple of weeks ago in the Globe, they had given a WWII gunner & radio operator a free ride, his first time in a B-17 since his last mission in 1944.
     
  5. Tom Larsen

    Tom Larsen

    Jan 18, 2008
    Denmark
    Looks like you found a good spot to shoot from, I like you head on shots.

    Chris, our local air museum normally will ask if there are any WW2 fliers in the crowd when they go flying, and when there is one gets a free ride in the backseat.
     
  6. 560XLS

    560XLS

    327
    Mar 9, 2009
    Southern NH
    Thanks Alex

    Thanks Mark, It's one of my favorites too. I saw "Texas Raiders" the other day in a hanger in HOU with all the cowlings off. I think that's the only one I haven't been able to shoot.

    Thanks Chris, That's a nice gesture on their part. Years ago I went for a ride in the Colling Foundation B-24 and there was a WWII Gunner and his grandson onboard with us. Talk about emotional.

    Thanks Tom, I was surprised that nobody else was off the end of the runway with me. There was a ton of people hanging around the fence that were frustrated because they couldn't get on the ramp. I had to climb a 20ft high pile of dirt just to get the last shot.
     
  7. Gort

    Gort

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    Mar 10, 2008
    Phoenix
    Beautiful plane, beautifully photographed.
     
  8. Tom Larsen

    Tom Larsen

    Jan 18, 2008
    Denmark
    Scott, we have wonderful access at the podunk airfield they visit here. This shot is from last summer. I had a friend who drove off field for some shots of it coming and going and he was waiting and waiting. When he went back to the pad one of the crew was lying on top of one engine (that had spilled the most oil overnight) with a wrench.

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  9. 560XLS

    560XLS

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    Mar 9, 2009
    Southern NH
    Your lucky. Two years ago when the Collings Foundation came to Portsmouth we had to deal with the TSA. When the first engine started up we were all ushered back behind the fence and not let back in. Hopefully they'll be at a different field this year.
     
  10. azbill

    azbill

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    Feb 11, 2009
    Az
    Great post, thanks for sharing!
     
  11. 560XLS

    560XLS

    327
    Mar 9, 2009
    Southern NH
    Thanks Steve.

    Thank you.
     
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