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Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Airplanes
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2021 08:49:02 -0500
Hi Chris,

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 
much larger.

     On Saturday, July 3, 2021, 3:36:38 PM MST, Jim Nichols 
<jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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