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I have posted this before but some may not have seen it and it is too beautiful to miss and always worth a second look!



The photography is High Definition and the planes are gorgeous. The video is shot (as the B-17 takes off) at Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ, and then over the Superstition Mountains, then on to the east of Apache Junction and then on to Roosevelt & Canyon lakes on the east edge of the Phoenix valley.





The backdrops are stunning. The music is from the TV mini-series John Adams.


http://vimeo.com/18135369



A little correction to the description above for those of you who don't live or who didn't grow up in this part of Arizona. The planes take off easterly from Falcon Field, up across the Granite Reef Mountain ( no, folks, it's NOT Red Mountain ), northeast along the Salt River past Apache Junction and the Mighty Superstition Mountain, then bends west and follows the Bush Highway to the Stewart Mountain Dam and veers easterly over Saguaro Lake and follows the mountains and the Apache Trail up around Apache and Canyon Lakes before it fades to black. Beautiful in high def. Dave
 

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Thanks for sharing and a great post. I look at that and I see how many people served and also died on them. To me I look at something like this is a tribute to all those amazing people before us. What depress me I was at a meeting yesterday and I was speaking to my client who is my age 46 and he did not know when WWII occured (he thought as he said it happened in the 50's) and he had a grandfather who had fought in the pacific theater. He did not even no where he fought specifically. I was ready to beat him with a baseball bat for not knowing. Just crazy
 

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AMAZING whatever that camera cost its worth every penny WOW.
and the planes as always BADASS.
 

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Just watched the movie the Red Tails. They were escort fighters that watched out for the B25's during WW2. Awesome video you have thanks. A lot of B25 in the movie.
 

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Just watched the movie the Red Tails. They were escort fighters that watched out for the B24's during WW2. Awesome video you have thanks. A lot of B24's in the movie.


Fixed it for you. Good movie and a true story we can all learn from. Dave
 

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Thanks for that.... My Uncle was a B-17 pilot (Mis' Behavn') shot down over Germany in 1944. Flack took out three engines and he flew her as far as he could. He ordered the crew to bail out, one parachute didn't open, one KIA by the Nazis on the ground, and four survived . Co-Pilot and Navigator went down with him and the plane.
My brother just took Pops to the 390th Bomber Group reunion at the B-17 museum in Az this spring and they had some pictures of him and his crew. I hope the next generations don't forget the sacrifices all of our Vet's make for us.
 

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Amazing video!! Thanks so much for posting it! I watched Red Tails a few weeks ago myself, Seeing stuff like this always makes me think of the brave men from our past and present!

Both my grandfathers served during the wars.. Oldest was a foot soldier in the Canadian Army at the age of 15 and was sent home from oversea's after getting sick. My other Grandfather was Military Police for the Royal Canadian Air Force, Served in Paris and Montreal, Always remember him saying he served 555... 5 years, 5 months and 5 days. Have a photo with a few of his metals hanging in my living room. He passed away 2 years ago,buried him on his 90th birthday. Miss his stories a lot!!
 

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Very cool Thanks
 

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That was AWESOME!!!
 
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