I was sitting outside my house on September 1 and heard a loud rumble in the sky. When I looked up I saw the beautiful Memphis Belle flying directly toward my house! OH NO! My camera was INSIDE. When I am sitting outside, I almost always have my camera with me. Dang. I ran in and picked up the camera and was able to catch this photo as it flew back towards the airport. I waited and waited for it to fly back by again, but it never did.
I later found out that it was going to be back at the Roanoke airport on September 6 & 7 for tours and rides. It must be amazing to fly in it, but the cost for flights was $450. A bit beyond what I have to spend! Plus, I have to work both of those days.
While at work on September 6, I kept on hearing a loud rumble. Finally, I went outside and the Memphis Belle was flying over the library. Fortunately, I almost always have my camera with me at work, so I ran indoors and grabbed my camera.
Such a beautiful machine and to think about all of the history that it has seen.
I love that you can see the glass nose so well in this photo.
A beautiful plane!
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