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Was in my garage just awhile ago and heard the distinct sound of radial engines overhead. Went outside and saw a B-29 fly over my house heading north-northeast at about 2500 feet or so. Always fun to see such sights unexpectedly! Couldn't get my phone out quick enough for a photo unfortunately. Looked online to see an article about one heading to Cleveland Oh today for a few days...

 

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Very nice. We get the occasional B-17 & B-25 around here, but I too have never seen a B-29 in flight or in person at all for that matter.
 

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I just love the sound of those old piston engine aircraft. Reminds me of the B-25 Mitchell bombers that were used to spray for fire ants when I was a young lad.… low and loud!
 

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I live about 10 miles from Oshkosh and saw what I believe was a B25 Mitchell today. Noticed a big uptick in the number of planes in the air and heading that way today. The big convention is about to start at EAA. Always and exiting time around here or a good time to get out of town - depending on one's perspective.

Beautiful shots of the B29 by the way.
 

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Thirty-some years ago, I was leaning over a sputtering push mower, trying to adjust the carburetor, when suddenly I heard something LOUDER, followed by a shadow overhead. Not a B-29, but a Ju-52 tri-motor, low and slow, on its way to Oshkosh.

I caught a chance glimpse of that one too from the front door of my old house about that same time 30 years ago. Again, the sound of the old engines got me up to take a look. I think I recall reading that it was a Lufthansa funded Ju52 on a US tour. .
 

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I just love the sound of those old piston engine aircraft. Reminds me of the B-25 Mitchell bombers that were used to spray for fire ants when I was a young lad.… low and loud!

We lived on Grand Island in Buffalo for a year and could see the mist from Viagra Falls from our 3rd floor balcony. That summer the air show was in Rochester and on that Saturday I was out on the balcony and heard what sounded like a Harley in the sky. What came into view was a P40 War hawk and later 2 B17's doing a Niagara falls flyover.

My dad lived 3 blocks from the Army Air base when he was a kid during the war. He and his friends would sneak on to the field and get in the bombers and be chased off by the MP's
 

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Our local airport used to host a warbird display with some available for flights. Was sitting in my den when I heard a four engine plane fly over. Since it was cloudy and overcast darn near broke my neck to see a B-17 flying over the house headed north. Used to live on Long Island NY, and they had a restaurant themed on a WWII airbase. While waiting for a table, we were outside and this local air port had a B-17 all polished aluminum just taking off. Once you hear those old piston engines you never forget the sound. Frank
 

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As kids in the UK during WW2 we would listen for the engine sound to see if it was going to be a friendly or not.
Understand the Junkers and D-B liquid-cooled V-12s have a distinctively different sound than Merlins, and the Bramo and BMW radials don't sound like Bristols , Wrights or P&Ws. Only Bristol i can recall actually hearing was a Centaurus in a Fury, and it certainly doesn't sound like an R-2800 in a Corsair.
 

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About 8-10 years ago I was crossing over to Sanibel Island in FL and caught a quick view of something big in my mirror. When I saw it I pulled over and was thrilled to see it was a B-29. A couple of years later I saw it close-up at the Reading, PA air show. Awesome!
 

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I live near Lunken airport in Cincinnati. I've seen the B29, a B25 and a P51 in the last week or so. Always super cool to see these historic planes in the air. The B29 was actually giving people rides, I'm not sure of the cost. Most summers there is a B17 that spends about a week at Lunken, they give free tours on the ground and you can take a ride for about $400.
 

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A B-29 flew over my place in Prescott, Arizona, back about 2013 or 2014. I hear it coming from quiet a distance. It flew in for an air show at Love Field. Kind of amazing how slow it was compared with jets.
 

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Cool beans! By the way, if you can afford the price of a flight in one of these old war birds TAKE IT! I rode in a B-17 and it was worth every penny. A bonus is that your dollars help keep these old birds flying for all to see and enjoy.
 

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Was in my garage just awhile ago and heard the distinct sound of radial engines overhead. Went outside and saw a B-29 fly over my house heading north-northeast at about 2500 feet or so. Always fun to see such sights unexpectedly! Couldn't get my phone out quick enough for a photo unfortunately. Looked online to see an article about one heading to Cleveland Oh today for a few days...

I live in Columbus. Would love to see this overhead.
 
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