Looking back the B-17 Flying Fortress after take-off from John Wayne Airport, in the Santa Ana-Costa Mesa area of Orange County, in southern California.
Photo taken while I'm standing in the open hatch of the WWII bomber "Nine-O-Nine"; the roar of the four powerful radial engines, along with the 100+ mph wind, is something you can only imagine til you've experienced it. We are on the Wings of Freedom tour, moving the aircraft to our next stop at Hawthorne, CA. Gorgeous, sunny weather greeted us. www.cfdn.org
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