Saturday, November 12, 2022


 We were out south in the snow flying falcons when I saw this on my phone. One of the few remaining B-17s and its crew perished when a KingCobra collided with them in an airshow in Dallas. Of the 12,731 aircraft built, approximately 4,735 were lost during the War. Only a handful survived and only a tiny handful of pilots to fly them. A sad post Veteran's Day reminder of how so many were lost in action. 

I remember when every TV station signed off at the end of the night with High Flight. We don't see it anymore since channels no longer sign off every night.

1 comment:

Dan said...

When you fly a piece of history you risk losing it every time you go up.
It was only a matter of time till something bad happened. Tragic loss of both men and a classic machine.