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It is my birthday this Saturday and SWMBO said that she is arranging a flip in this as my birthday present

 

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WOOHOO  I will have pics

 

Tony

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You have one of the good ones Tony, and you are going to love that flight.  PT-17 was the very first plane I ever flew in.   :smile:

 

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Tony, I guess you deserved it! Enjoy every second!

We expect a report!

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My ex-wife was the grand-niece of the Stearman who designed the PT-17. (My brush with fame!)

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Happy Birthday!  Hope you have a great (and safe) ride, And I hope you get lots of pics, but don't let that get in the way of a great ride!

 

I took my son on his first ride on Aug. 17th,  There was a small fly-in at our local airport.  One of the biplanes (Garmin-equipped, no less!) had a sticker front & center on the instrument panel: "Intentional Straight and Level Flight PROHIBITED!"

 

Your anticipation must be growing.  It's Thursday evening...

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Not that you would need it but just in case have one of those little plastic bags in your pocket........    just in case!

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It's sunday. Pictures!!!

 

 

LOL. Seriously, I hope everything went well and you had one of the most memorable days of your life. And I hope you appreciate what a fantastic woman you married.

 

 

Happy Birthday, Tony.

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Von Baur;

 

Maybe he is still up there having fun!!! :biggrin:

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Update, The flight has not happened as of yet we are going on Saturday to make the arrangements. As it happened last Saturday I was volunteering at a local wine festival and one gentleman came up and said "nice hat". It was a hat that I had purchased at a RCAF Museum n North Bay On. It has a RCAF Roundel on the front. He then asked me if I had been in the air force. I indicated that I had and we chatted for a few minutes and he told me that he was in charge of the Lancaster restoration project at the The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association. This is the same group that owns the Stearman so he invited me down next Saturday for a personal tour and make arrangements for the flight. So hopefully soon I will have a report. Just lately I have been extremely busy volunteering for different events in town relating to the War of 1812 and umpiring baseball tournaments I haven't had much free time.

 

Tony

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That sounds like an upgrade to what your wife had originally planned!  For free!

 

Very, very cool, we wait with keen anticipation!

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Do you mean you will be flying in a Lancaster bomber?

Man, that would be quite something. But I guess you meant the Stearman?

Still - you may have access to the bomber with him - maybe you can even

get inside and man the battle stations!

We hope to see some pics, Tony, and I wish you that you can call off the one

or the other date - this chance is so rare!

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Well due to either weather or previous commitments the flight hasn't happened yet, probably in the spring now.

 

In the meantime I have started volunteering to help restore this:

 

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Working on the leading edge of the wings now

Pics next Tuesday

 

 

Tony

 

 

 

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OK. Keep us apprised of progress on this project instead. Looks like years of entertainment!

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