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Thread: Anybody done the B-17 ride out of Appleton?

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    Anybody done the B-17 ride out of Appleton?

    How tough is it to book in week? I know they are pre-selling now, but it's a pretty chunk of non-refundable change, I'd rather book on site. How fast does it fill up?
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    If memory serves, and 2019 was a looong time ago for my aged brain, I 'think' they were fully booked by show week Thursday? Yankee Lady carries 12 passengers per flight, several flights a per day, but weather is a monkey-wrench factor NOBODY can guarantee. Get a hunch and bet a bunch? Hopefully someone who works that booth can chime in with facts rather than my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHICAGORANDY View Post
    but weather is a monkey-wrench factor NOBODY can guarantee.
    Aaaaand that's why I'm not booking ahead of time.

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    The 5-10 day weather forecast 'should' be a pretty solid guide to buying earlier rather than taking a chance later on the rides being sold out. This year it looks like the B-25 will also be operating rides. And there is always my favorite, a ride in one of the tri-motors. Worth every penny IMHO to be on that piece of aviation history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHICAGORANDY View Post
    The 5-10 day weather forecast 'should' be a pretty solid guide to buying earlier rather than taking a chance later on the rides being sold out.
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    Hah! Good one!!!
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    Yup on Tuesday it was 90+ and then we got 4+ inches of rain with near 50 mph winds around 1800. Rained all day on Wednesday and woke up to a cloudy drizzly 54 deg day. Got warmer as the day progressed but the mosquitoes have appeared. Some near B-17 sized
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmutt View Post
    the mosquitoes have appeared. Some near B-17 sized
    Are they booking rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmutt View Post
    Rained all day on Wednesday and woke up to a cloudy drizzly 54 deg day. Got warmer as the day progressed but the mosquitoes have appeared. Some near B-17 sized
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    Are they booking rides?
    Unfortunately, they're all Special/Culex category, and the FAA has clamped down on giving rides....

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    Which B-17 is pre-selling rides out of KATW? As far as I know, Aluminum Overcast is still grounded and not giving rides during AirVenture.

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