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Crawl through a B-29 Superfortress IN FLIGHT! + Real-Time procedures / ATC – Oshkosh AirVenture!

An honour retracing steps of WWII veterans as I explored every nook and cranny of this plane!

 

 

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If you’d like to learn more about the organization that operates “Fifi”, please check the link here:
http://commemorativeairforce.org/

This was the “Fifi” B-29 crew ww flew with in this episode:

Aircraft Commander – Steve Zimmerman
Co-Pilot – Neils Agather
Flight Engineer – Rick Garvis 
Right scanner – Stuart Watkins
Left scanner – Miles Greif 
Aft scanner – Don Boccaccio
Ground crew – Brad Pilgrim

Huge thanks to my friends Chris Palmer and Deon Mitton for shooting this one with me,
as it was pushed back from the original scheduled date, and my production team had flown home with out me that morning… (I burned my airline ticket to do this 🙂

For those wishing for a great flight training, simulation, and aviation enthusiast podcast, check out Chris’ Aviatorcast, Episode 75http://www.flyaoamedia.com/aviatorcas…

Deon is a fixed and rotary wing pilot, and an unbelievable aviation photographer check out his links here:

Deonmitton.com
instagram.com/deonmitton

 

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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

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