- Niner Delta
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and several onboard were killed. But you can die anytime in a car crash, so whatever.
This is part of the Commemorative Air Force, it was the Confederate Air Force until the Political Correctness Police got
all up in arms because they didn't like the name..... .... As if the Confederates had any airplanes....
They had a branch in Mesa, AZ when I lived there and I would watch them work on their B-17, "Sentimental Journey", it
was a beautiful shiny silver and I have lots of photos and movies of it's rebuild and of it taking off and landing at Falcon Field.
The prices listed for this ride aren't too bad, I paid $400 for a ride in a B-24 Liberator and $450 for the B-17, and that was many
years ago. The planes I flew in belonged to the Collings Foundation. Back when I lived in Mesa, you couldn't buy a ride on CAF
planes, you had to join and put in hours helping work on the planes, guess they need more money now.
It really is a once (or twice) in a lifetime thrill to go for a ride. If I wanted to spend the money, I would ride in one of their 2-seat
fighter planes. They have a P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk, both with dual controls and you get to actually fly it a little.
But it's $2400 for 30 minutes in the P-51 and $2200 for the P-40. Maybe when I win the lottery.....
Peace is that brief, quiet moment in history.......... when everybody stands around reloading.