Thursday, February 26
Under the wing of the B-17
By Brady Lane at 11:00 AM
Flight log to date Hours flown: 14.8 | Days since I started: 135 | Cost: $2,601.20
I went over to the hangar yesterday to check on the plane. I learned the replacement windshield will be here next week, which means soon I will be back in the air!
While I was there, I was also able to witness Aluminum Overcast's first flight of 2009. After months of winter maintenance by EAA staff and volunteers, it's great to hear those four Wright 1,200 horsepower engines fire up. The sound, the smell and the sight of the B-17 leaping off the runway is amazing!
In a little over a month it will depart for its national Salute to Veterans tour. Check the schedule, because if it's coming near you, you won't want to miss it.
With all the planes hangared in EAA's Weeks Hanger, the Remos is often tucked underneath the wing of the B-17. I've never taken for granted how cool it is to do the preflight inspection on the Remos in the shadow of such a historic plane.
I'm also working on a blog post about the video setup we're using to record each flight. I've received numerous questions about the gear we're using, so check back in a couple days for some photos and explanation of how we're doing it. It has been extremely valuable for me to be able to watch each lesson again after the flight. And it's just cool!