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Old 10-26-2007, 07:46 PM   #11
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Default Re: i flew in this WWII B-25 bomber...

note the pilots kills are painted on the side. on the other side (for the co-pilot) it says "the other guy"

near the tail of the plane you can see the hole most of the arial pictures were taken from. knowing i could leap, or fall out of there was quite a thrill.

inside the bomb bay. alot of guys who flew and maintained missions autographs and messages were all over the place. it woulda been nice to read it all.

random people . theres the hole near the fire extinguisher i wanted to jump out of (i thought about the steelers mile-high loss for a nanosecond )

so we fly along the mt range as seen in previous pictures, then turn around and head back to the airport... (what us non pilots call "flipping a bitch". )

i learned this plane takes 2 people to fly.

back to the airport. believe it or not, it appears we have farmland. lol. dont let that fool you unless youre interesting in investing in osteritches. actually, our pistachio, and pecan groves are cashing in big time. the pistachio farm was started by an air force captain 30+ years ago. federal/state loans and grants to start a farm are a good thing, if youre into nuts, as opposed to eating a 6 foot tall chicken that runs faster than a roadrunner and kicks like bruce lee .

a bit of town, and white sands off in the distance. its safe to say we have the worlds largest beach that has no water. a fact to say the worlds largest gypsum deposit. (imagine table salt spilt 100+ miles long X 60 wide and up to 20' high)

lol. this is our mall, along with the new Lowes, and Home Depot side by side (who says NASCAR doesnt have long arms?). note our 2nd Sonic in the home depot parking lot. yeah, thats right, we suck.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:32 PM   #12
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Default Re: i flew in this WWII B-25 bomber...

Wow - - it is turning into a 'real' town.... I remember one of my military wife friends saying at her going away party - - "You know you have been in Alamogordo too long when there is a dress at K-mart that you JUST CAN"T LIVE WITHOUT!!!!" How true....

My neighbor, when I lived there flew helicopters - - mostly running fence lines and the like... He took me for a ride and we chased cows and jackrabbits.... It was one of those bubble front choppers and the sides were open... About half way through the ride I realized that if I lost my favorite rubbah slippah whilst riding around, I would never get it back... I put my feet back down on the floor....

Great picture of a beautiful area...

Oh - - one of our good friends started a pistachio farm in 1980 while we were there - - I don't remember how long it was going to be before they started making money, but I guess the time has come.... I will have to dig out their addy and hit them up for some freebees.......

Thanks, Tony - - that is a neat experience.....
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:21 AM   #13
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Default Re: i flew in this WWII B-25 bomber...

Very cool! I've done a B-17, B-29 (one of only 2 or three that are still flying) but never in a B-25.
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