B-17 Start-up

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A Flight in the B-17 Flying Fortress Liberty Belle
This video documents the experience of flying in the B-17G Flying Fortress "Liberty Belle". The plane took off from Chester County Airport in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and landed at Albany International Airport in New York. The "Liberty Belle" is powered by four 1,200-horsepower Wright Cyclone Model R-1820-97 engines. For more information on this aircraft visit http://www.libertyfoundation.org

B17 Startup
Liberty Belle startup.Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.Turn the sound up loud and you can hear her purr.

B17 Bomber Start up and Take off
I decided to set all three of my cameras on HD this time and set them at different zooms to film this B-17 starting up. I realize I all ready showed this taking off but if I didn't put that in the video over time I'd just get a bunch of complaints that I should have shown it taking off or flying.... - I usually don't use my Casio EXF1's to film HD with but they actually work quite well. My Panasonic has very good image stabilization compared to the Casio's. I layered the clips from the three cameras in my editor and sync'd them up. I picked the best audio of the three clips. - Joey from LivinBoB (YT channel from my home town) was covering the Memorial Day flight and was filming a news piece for the TV station he works for. He got a ride in the bomber in the nose-gunner position- but almost missed the flight.

B-17 Startup Sequence and Flight From Inside
This is a no frills video, giving you an idea on what's its like to fly inside a B-17, from Engine Start to actually what you will see and hear as it flies from Santa Fe, NM to Scottsdale, AZ. Filmed on 4/13/2012 Barely seen is a P-51 pealing off at the 5:30 mark. More than half this video involves the start up tasks so if you want to zip ahead to the flight, jump to the 5:00 mark. The Planes in this video are owned by the Collings Foundation.