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Offline Gary Locke

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Trivia Time 2
« on: July 07, 2011, 09:14:33 PM »
What was the name of the B-17 that TWA flew, and was the purpose of flying the B-17?

Offline Pamela Brooker/TWVA-KJFK

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Re: Trivia Time 2
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 10:56:39 PM »
i dont know the name of it, but it was NX4600/NL1B and was used as a VIP Transport.. it was registered as TWA 299B and in 1947 transfered to the shah of iran.. :)

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Re: Trivia Time 2
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 10:27:17 AM »
Good job Pam :)

The name of the aircraft was "Two Kind Of Words", and was used for all weather flying testing

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Re: Trivia Time 2
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 11:57:13 AM »
::chuckles:: Thanks Gary.. I'm usually not quite so knowledgeable, but i like airline oddities, and a bomber being owned by a transport company is definately an oddity. :::LOL:: Fly TWA.. Or else! :::LOL:::

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Re: Trivia Time 2
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 02:13:39 PM »
The correct name is "Two Kind Words" and we had a couple of them (other one named "Jasmin's Joy").  Some swear TWA had three but I was only able to track down and verify these two.  They were not only used for weather but primarily as engine test beds, engine mods and for testing various flight routes (Pathfinders) for our 307's & DC-4's.

 

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