30 minute rides on the B-24 and B-17 are $450 /person. Rides on the B-25 are $400 for 30 minutes. A ride in the back seat of the P51 is $2200 for 30 minutes or $3200 for an hour.
I think that if I was made of money I'd take the kids on the B-17. But I think my wife would kill me if I shot $1800 to take my kids on a 30 minute ride. But it sure would be a thrill.
These planes visit our local municipal airport every couple years. They fly by our house on landing approach. I tell you that there is no mistaking the roar of the 4 engines of a B17 or B24 flying by the house.
The kids love it. Nothing like walking in them and under them at a low stress location like the local municipal airport. And watching them take off and land.
I am sure I posed some photos of this even from a few years ago in this thread.
Any thoughts on what these two Chinese helicopters that flew over my head at my San Tin patch in Hong Kong.
Looks to me like you and Henning are correct on both John. The Super Frelon would be a Z-8 both manufactured under license in Harbin.
This one was painted up in bright red and looked quite spiffy! From the direction, it could have been on the same run as what I used to see, maybe Shenyang to Jinzhou.