I agree. I was stationed at Wright-Patterson in the early 1950s and was
accustomed to seeing B-36s and C-124s, and hearing them overhead, so the
B-29 did not appear that large to me. But, it was pressurized, a major
improvement over previous bombers, and carried a good load for a long haul.
On 7/4/21 8:32 AM, chris3trask--- via olympus wrote:
Surprisingly, the B-29 is not at all large. There is a restored one down in
Tucson in a hangar beside a B-17, and it's surprising to see that the B-29 is not
On Saturday, July 3, 2021, 3:36:38 PM MST, Jim Nichols
I keep up with airplane activity, though I am currently housebound. The
first is a photo of "Doc", one of two Boeing B-29s still flying, thanks
to a lot of work by a dedicated group of volunteers. My son shot this
with his Panaleica last weekend at an airshow, and did the
post-processing. I could not match his results.
The second image is a screen shot of the FlightAware screen showing the
activity of a Twin Otter jump plane today, the first day of a holiday
weekend. At the time I recorded it, it had made ten flights, with
probably more to go.
Happy 4th of July Weekend.
Tullahoma, TN USA
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/