anybody see the seaplane?

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anybody see the seaplane?

Postby snoqueen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:46 pm

I missed it and I'm disappointed. What a cool thing.

I've seen small seaplanes land and take off from Mendota and Monona, but never anything like this one:

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/ ... 8d09a.html

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby Ducatista » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:05 pm

Whoa! I was at Monona Terrace Mon-Thu, wish I'd been there today. That makes two sightings from the Terrace I wish I'd seen, the other being the waterspout on Monona a few years back.

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby jackisonian » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:36 pm

I saw it fly over St Marys and the Zoo, low and slow pretty cool. Would have liked to see it take off and land.

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby Shorty » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:38 pm

But who was in it? What if boaters had been nearby?

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby Ned Flanders » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:02 pm

Sounds like one-percenters tooling around and heating up our mother's surface. :cry:

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby Mad Howler » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:09 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Sounds like one-percenters tooling around and heating up our mother's surface. :cry:

No doubt.
Still,
Pretty cool.

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby fennel » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm

I saw a B-24 Liberator taking a tour over Madison on Friday (Saturday?). Is there some kind of local air spectacle going on?

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Postby Francis Di Domizio » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:29 pm

fennel wrote:I saw a B-24 Liberator taking a tour over Madison on Friday (Saturday?). Is there some kind of local air spectacle going on?


could be on his way to Oshkosh?

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby fennel » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:52 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:
fennel wrote:I saw a B-24 Liberator taking a tour over Madison on Friday (Saturday?). Is there some kind of local air spectacle going on?

could be on his way to Oshkosh?
Well, good. That neck of the woods could use some liberating, these days.

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby Ttusker » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:56 pm

Air show ("Heavy Bombers Over Madison") was held this weekend at Dane County Airport; it included several WWII aircraft.

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby snoqueen » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:12 pm

I kept thinking it sounded like a World War II movie was being filmed over my house this weekend. I'd look up and see these cool two-engine prop planes coming in. Sometimes it's fun to live under the airport approach path.

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Re: anybody see the seaplane?

Postby msnflyer » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:54 am

EAA Airventure opens today in Oshkosh. Expect to see/hear heavier than usual plane traffic this week. The USAF Thunderbirds will be doing their full show instead of fly bys thanks to a proper aerobatic box.


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