I Flew in the Southern Cross Douglas C-47

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My friends Jane & Bruce Tischler are the greatest friends in the world! Last night, 12/21/15, I was treated to the Greatest Generation Aircraft Christmas Light Night Flight I could possibly imagine with Jane! We flew in a vintage WWII C-47, T9, 41-6315 built in 1942 over beautiful downtown Fort Worth. This was an experience of a lifetime. It was a magic ride! Soaring up in the air. The plane was filled with history and soldiers memories of Christmas past. Our cameras were poking through the gunner holes and the city lights were electrifying! We were flying high soaring after sunset!!!

 

Getting ready for take-off was exciting. You could hear the loud and powerful roar of the engines unlike any carrier today. We were in the first seats behind the cockpit where the pilots were preparing for take-off. The writing was on the wall! Close your eyes. Image the sights, the sounds, the feelings young soldiers felt landing in Normandy inside this vintage plane. To live and experience the greatest generation aircraft indeed is an experience unlike anything you can image - simply unforgettable!

 

The city lights were dazzling! The small amount of air blowing through the gunner's hole was just enough to let me know, I was still breathing! The essence of the wind, the spirit of Christmas, life moments blowing through the peep hole in glass. It was like this: A tapestry of lights down below, making connections with the stars, observing the sight of the nearly full moon strung up in the heavens like a single pearl above, thinking perhaps I'll find the Holy Grail in a night-sea journey of lights! This was more than a flight, it was a treasure in the sky and I was inside feeling the beating of my heart with my dear friend Jane!

 

Jane & Bruce - treasured friends here on earth and within the universe. We are brought together by gravity! Merry Christmas one and all!!! --- ©Patricia Feager  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Patricia -- WOW!   What a great experience!

Dec 22, 2015 02:23 AM #1
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Ronald DiLalla
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Good morning Patricia, that had to be awesome...Thanks for sharing with us.

Dec 22, 2015 02:41 AM #2
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What a fabulous experience, Patricia. This is something my husband, who doesn't want gifts of "stuff", would love. You've given me a great idea to explore!!

All my best to you, now and in the coming year.

Dec 22, 2015 03:19 AM #3
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That is so nice Patricia. You are very lucky. Thanks for sharing the experience with us.

Dec 22, 2015 04:45 AM #4
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Patricia, Thank you for sharing the experience. I am sure it was exciting. 

Dec 22, 2015 06:20 AM #5
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OMG....no kidding???  Talk about an adventure. I would like to think I would take that opportunity and not let my fears get the best of me, but I'm not sure I could do it.  Maybe with you along side me for support, LOL!

Dec 22, 2015 07:32 AM #6
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Patricia,

What a great adventure, how wonderful that must have been.  I am glad you shared it with us.  A

Dec 22, 2015 10:06 AM #7
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Hi Patricia - How fun! Those flights are awesome. A few years ago, I got to ride on a B-17 like the one my father flew in WWII - what a ride!

Dec 22, 2015 10:20 AM #8
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Patricia that is an experience I would like to have also.  That will be a memory for many years to come.

Dec 22, 2015 10:22 AM #9
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Good morning Patricia. Thank you for taking us along, it sounds like an amazing experience, one you won't soon forget. The photos were great!

Dec 22, 2015 07:15 PM #10
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Patricia, WOW. I'm speechless, this was a once in a lifetime ride. How amazing!

Dec 22, 2015 10:49 PM #11
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Wowzers! Talk about an awesome Christmas gift! Good for you! Merry Christmas! XO

Dec 23, 2015 01:26 AM #12
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Patricia - that had to be a motivating experience.  I would love to fly in a WWII plane.  My dad was a pilot in WWII.

Dec 23, 2015 03:13 AM #13
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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WOW Patricia!  Experiencing the city lights of Fort Worth through the gunner holes of a vintage WWII plane has to be a once in a lifetime experience, not everyone gets!  Wonderful stuff!

Dec 23, 2015 11:00 AM #14
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Wow that is awesome, on a side note I have jumped out of C-130's and C-141's they were a generation or two after the one you traveled in... Merry Christmas if we do not connect Patricia...your military friendly connection in Los Angeles, Endre

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Patricia, what a truly wonderful experience. You have some great friends.

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