"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A Ruby Flying Fortress - Part I

Restored B-17 named the Aluminum Overcast
U.S. Navy bi-planes

Our weekend outing was to a neighborhood vintage aircraft display at Felts Field in Spokane, Washington.  There were many restored war planes, including a B-17 from WWII.  For the right price you could even take a flight in several of the planes.  Years ago, Mr. Mac was treated to a flight in this very same B-17 .. can you believe he opted to take the flight instead of celebrating my 30th birthday?? .. His loyalty was swayed by this scantily clad ruby aluminum beauty ;)

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Keep your eyes on Mr. Mac!


Yellow or red—which shall it be?
Red for you and yellow for me?

Perhaps you’d rather have yellow instead—
Which leaves me, of course, with handfuls of red!

Whichever hue you decide to choose,
I’ll take the other—no one will lose!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Flag over USS Arizona

chubskulit said...

Such a beauty!

My RT link, please come and see.

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
I doubt Mr. will do the same error once more.
He sure knows a real treasure by now!
Marvellous planes.
Must let Gunnar take a peak.

Terry said...

these planes are so neat mrs. mac.
they bring back memories to me. when dad golden was in the air force it was a daily occurrence to hear planes flying the skies.
where we live now, it is a rare occasion to hear engines in the sky...in fact the only time we do is if the hospital helicopter is flying an emergency patient to the hamilton hospital....hamilton is 33 miles from welland.
really great ruby tuesday mrs. mac

Jim said...

I can see you guys had fun, M&M! Those planes are sooooo pretty.

For sure what ever you do, don't let Mr. Mac get himself a motorcycle. Unless it has a buddy seat for you and a sidecar for Nathan. Otherwise he'll be going all kinds of places without you.

For Mrs. Jim's birthday one year I got her the "Deluxe Package" ride on a yellow (single winged) T-6 Texan Warbird trainer. It was out of Galvestong Texas and they flew along the Gulf Coast Line.

They did loop-top-loops, flew upside down, etc. She rode up front and got to operate the landing gear.

Her brother was killed less than a month before she was born. He was a P-38 pilot, flying over Italy in WWII.

Diane said...

I love the historical journeys you've been taking and sharing! Wow, I'd have been tempted by that B-12 too and I couldn't care less about the buxom beauty! ;-)

Many hugs..........