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Old Jan 24, 2002, 11:59 AM
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What's REALLY impressive is to go to the Air Force Museum in Dayton where they've got a B-36 INDOORS. Stepping under the huge bomb bay doors and looking up is incredible.

Really wild to go there and walk under all those beautiful aircraft.

As a side story: my Dad worked for an Ohio road contractor that also worked for the USAF. He told me that when the B-36 was first flown into Wright-Patterson they had to extend the runways out and the last subcontractor on the job had done some final edging work on the runway. In those days straw was put over top of concrete as it cured. Well, in came the B-36 and the pilot set it down on the first few feet of the runway and reversed all 6...... and there went 2 miles of straw into the next county!
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