Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Memphis Belle: A Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress


 I was sitting outside my house on September 1 and heard a loud rumble in the sky. When I looked up I saw the beautiful Memphis Belle flying directly toward my house!  OH NO! My camera was INSIDE. When I am sitting outside, I almost always have my camera with me. Dang. I ran in and picked up the camera and was able to catch this photo as it flew back towards the airport. I waited and waited for it to fly back by again, but it never did.


I later found out that it was going to be back at the Roanoke airport on September 6 & 7 for tours and rides. It must be amazing to fly in it, but the cost for flights was $450.  A bit beyond what I have to spend! Plus, I have to work both of those days.

 While at work on September 6, I kept on hearing a loud rumble. Finally, I went outside and the Memphis Belle was flying over the library.  Fortunately, I almost always have my camera with me at work, so I ran indoors and grabbed my camera. 

Such a beautiful machine and to think about all of the history that it has seen. 

 I love that you can see the glass nose so well in this photo.

 A beautiful plane!

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