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Subject: Re: Planes on page 1


Author:
Ryan Keough
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Date Posted: 20:25:46 08/07/02 Wed
In reply to: Gary 's message, "Re: Planes on page 1" on 10:35:47 03/30/01 Fri

Ryan Keough here, National Coordinator for the Wings of Freedom Tour with the Collings Foundation(B-17 & B-24). See our site at www.collingsfoundation.org

The aircraft that landed long and ran off the end of the runway at Stow, MA (Minuteman Airfield 6B6) in the early 80's was the Collings Foundation B-25 Mitchell "Hoosier Honey" which was repaired and flown for quite a few years under that name since and has recently emerged from Aero Trader in Chino, CA in tip-top shape now touring as "Tondelayo".

The F4U-5NL Corsair belonging to the Collings Foundation is under restoration to fly (a second time) with American Aero Services in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. You can see it at our website above, or at www.americanaeroservices.com.

The B-17 "Nine O Nine" was involved in a landing accident in Beaver Falls, PA in the late 80's, but has since been 110% restored and flies with our B-24 Liberator on the Wings of Freedom Tour.

Thanks for your support.

>>Hello, the plane on page 1 (1-2-4) is the B-24 "All
>>American" which is owned by Bob Collings of the
>>Collings Foundation of Stow, MASS. Recovered in India
>>it is former Lend-Lease to the RAF in WW II.
>>Restoration partly done by volunteer effort and then
>>completed (some work had to be done over)at Bombertown
>>in Kissimmee, FL. I'm not sure if it was this plane
>>or the B-17 "909", which Collings also owns, that ran
>>off the end of the runway in Stow, MA on landing
>>several years ago. Great aircraft and superbly
>>maintained. Collings also owns, or did own, a gull
>>wing Corsair (F4U)which was also restored in
>Kissimmee.
>>Fantastic site, keep up the great work.
>
>
> Sir,
> 909 was the collings war bird that crashed a few
>years ago,I took a tour of her and the dragon and its
>tail a few months ago in Sarasota FLA. Sarasota
>airport was also the training center for B17
>pilots....Paul Tibbets trained there

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