Daddy and the Big Planes

It’s been a big week for my daddy.

You have seen posts of him with his little model planes.

https://floweralley.org/2018/04/06/my-daddys-little-airport/

This week he went to see some real World War II planes.

He looked rather tiny rolling around under these giant aircraft.

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The Collins Foundation brought their ‘Wings of Freedom Tour ‘ to Statesville’s  Airport.

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There was a B-25 Mitchell named the TonDeLayo.

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Also a B-17 Flying Fortress, the Nine-O-Nine.

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Daddy’s favorite was the B-24J -Liberator called Witchcraft.

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We got to see some lucky folks take rides in a P-51 Mustang.

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Daddy enjoyed talking with one of the pilots about the different motors used in the P-51.

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He also met a Vietnam veteran whose dad, Roy E. Guy,  was shot down in Germany.

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Mama was a good sport  during the event, as usual, despite being cold.

My sister was Daddy’s wingman,  rolling him wherever he pointed.

I, of course, was the reporter, photographer and spy.

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He claims that last year’s Liberator is his last model plane.

https://floweralley.org/2018/02/11/my-daddys-planes/

I hope this is not true. My daddy just loves planes. He was like a kid in a toy store.

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I must include this cute little dog, who waited patiently while his daddy got up in a plane for a photo.

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The FLYING FLOWER

One thought on “Daddy and the Big Planes

  1. As Daddy says, “It was a good day!” We were with both parents who were out and about, still enjoying their 87th year of life! And here is one of those experiences I would never have had without someone inviting me to go along. I’ve had a whole lot of good days just by saying yes to invitations.

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