Famous film director Sir Richard Attenborough was at the Canadian Warplane
Heritage Museum for the last two weeks filming scenes for an upcoming movie.
This flying museum is virtually over my back fence.
Last Monday there was a lot of activity including a fellow having way too
much fun in a Harvard. Then the sound of something radial and heavy and a
B-17g Flying Fortress flew circles right over the house at a little less
than 1000 ft. about every 4 minutes for about half an hour. It's the one
from Genneseo New York. Then they did a series of landings and takeoffs.
Pretty neat for an American plane. Still not quite the thrill of our
Spoiled rotten with vintage aircraft.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Fine" <RonFineEsq@earthlink.net>
To: "Martin Heim" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "healey list"
Cc: "Healey list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: Low Level:Not Healey Related
> About 20 years ago I was driving south on Highway 395 south of Bishop in
> the middle of the day (the highway runs along the eastern slope of the
> Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California. Edwards Air Force
> base and test range are near by) and I spotted a jet heading north on the
> eastern side of the highway. He was so low that I could easily see the
> pilot as he raced past me. I estimated that his jet plane was no higher
> than 25 feet above the desert floor and within 50 feet of the eastern
> edge of the highway. I watched him approaching and passing me all in
> about 5 seconds. I'll never forget that rush.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Martin Heim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>; "healey list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: "Healey list" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 12:51 PM
> Subject: Re: Low Level:Not Healey Related
>> Googled the internet and found a lot more stuff:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: "healey list" <email@example.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 6:24 AM
>> Subject: Low Level:Not Healey Related
>>> I seldom forward things to the list but wanted to share this low-level
>> flying video. We all appreciate fine machinery, and as an ex-military
>> pilot I
>> think this video is unique. It shows an F-1 Mirage fighter fly about as
>> low as
>> you can get in a jet. The sound track isn't bad either! Enjoy!
>>> '66 BJ8