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Old 03-01-2015, 06:38 PM
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Does anyone know the type of (what looks like a) large WWII Aircraft, (4 engines) flying low over the south end of the villages today, (Sunday @ 5:30PM)?
I think it may be a Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:46 PM
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I believe it is a B-17 Flying Fortress.

There were ads in the papers offering rides for a couple hundred dollars - from Leesburg International Airport.

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I'm not sure of the model but it flew over the villages friday as well. I observed it go back and forth at least 3 times. This was around 4 pm on friday.
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I was hoping someone else seen and herd that beautiful old plane. I’m guessing it was a Lockheed Super Constellation because it had what looked like an H tail.
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B-17, Thanks! Very cool to see!
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B24 seen it fly over twice playing tennis at Chatham.
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Wings of Freedom Tour at Leesburg

In addition to the two already identified here, there was a P-51 Mustang.

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Well, is it a B17, 24, or 29? Whatever it was, it was very cool.
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The one flying on the north side was B24. Maybe there was two or three flying around the villages? As stated the H tail was dead give away 4 engine B24, 2 engine b25.
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I saw the B-17 and P-51. At times there was bomber too far away to recognize; could have been a B-17 or B-25. My dad was in bombers in North Africa and Italy; he came back. I read that 70% of US bomber crews didn't.

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I caught a distance view.... it had all the sounds of a B-17 ... which
I am familiar with as my father was a pilot of the B-17.
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I only saw the P-51 Mustang in the afternoon. Love that Merlin engine sound. Wish it was at lower altitude. Somewhere in Florida you can get a ride in one for a few thousand dollars.
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LEESBURG The old warbirds are coming back. The Wings of Freedom Tour returns Friday to Leesburg International Airport, allowing residents a chance to admire vintage World War II planes including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang. Hours are 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tour is sponsored by The Collings Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization. Visitors are encouraged to explore the aircraft inside and out. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under. WWII veterans are free. More info: cfdn.org.
Vintage WWII planes return to Leesburg airport - Orlando Sentinel
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Ad in this month's Norcal AAA magazine:


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