matthew modine

matthew modine

B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber starting up

4d ago
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We had the pleasure of checking out a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Liberty Belle" aka the "Memphis Belle," renamed after it was painted in the scheme of the real Memphis Belle aircraft and used in the movie of the same name starring Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Billy Zane, and Harry Connick, Jr. We were scheduled to take the B-17 up for a flight but Unfortunately the day viewed her, the cloud ceiling was only 1100 feet with 1500 needed for safe flying. It was still a thrill to see the old girl crank up her engines and roar to life! We also did a short walkthrough of the plane including into the bombardier's section in the front of the plane beneath the pilots. Much thanks to the LibertyFoundation.org for keeping the B-17 in the skies and to our co-pilots for cranking up the Fortress for us.