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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress by Daniel-Wales-Images Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress by Daniel-Wales-Images
Sally B at the South East Airshow 2013 at Manston Airport.
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ClusterFake Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
Ah! I love that plane! And - thanks to Ellie for keeping it in the air for so many years!
www.sallyb.org.uk/
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016   Photographer
Indeed, I've had the privilege to have seen her grace the sky a great many times over the last twenty years. May she continue to do so for many more years to come.
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Amazing!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Classic pose.
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focallength Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
@Midway2009 - The Belle was an early "F" model, this is a fairly late production "G".
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focallength Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Great shot. One of my favorite airplanes. Used to know someone whose father was a B-17 commander in the 91st in Bassingbourn.
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2509-Silverlink Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta love Sally - what a beautiful aircraft :')
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Memphis Belle!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Photographer
She wears the colours of Memphis Belle as she was one of the aircraft that played her briefly in the movie of the same name. However the name everybody knows this B-17 by is "Sally B". Not a wartime name but named for her current owner Ellie Sallingboe. Her then partner Ted White was responsible for bringing the aircraft to the UK from France and getting her onto the airshow circuit. Sadly he died in a flying accident whilst piloting a North American T-6 Harvard. Ellie Sallingboe has kept the B-17 flying in the UK ever since and she has now been flying for 37 years on the UK airshow circuit. Amazing considering how hard it is to finance such an aircraft. You can see in this photograph that one of the engine cowlings is painted in a yellow and black checker board. This is in memory of Ted White as this was how the nose of his Harvard was painted.
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FooFighter7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I always wondered why the cowling was checkered...  Interesting.
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   Photographer
There's a photo of his old Harvard here. www.flightlinemalta.com/airacc…
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FooFighter7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Interesting.  Sad to hear about the pilot though..
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! I didn't know that.
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lines of the B17 are just "Majestic" for lack of a better word :nod:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She could steal the show all by herself.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very good indeed
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blaird83 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Photo! My favorite bomber of the WW2 era!
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