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  •  The P-51 ride (3+ / 0-)
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    BeninSC, KenBee, elfling

    was my 50th birthday present from my wife, and it was fucking awesome! I know it was really expensive, but there was nothing on this earth she could have done to get closer to fulfilling this particular lifelong dream. (And compared to throwing a big party or something was actually quite reasonable.) One of the great moments of my life. Really, a dream come true.

    The B-17 ride wasn't quite as astonishing, of course,  but it also wasn't as pricey. It was $450 for roughly 40 minutes of time in the plane. Once in the air, they let us roam around and try out all the positions. I got to land in the bombardier's seat.

    I never, ever, thought in my life that I would get to ride in either of those planes. Ever.

    I took both rides at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA. They have a big WWII weekend every year, the first weekend in June. I highly recommend attending!

    "'club America salutes you' says the girl on the door/we accept all major lies, we love any kind of fraud"--The Cure, "Club America"

    by Wheever on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 09:12:43 PM PST

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