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“Ever roll a 737?” Piloting the Delta Flight Museum's 737-200 simulator gave me a chance to do things I'd never get to do in a real commercial jet.
During a ride-along in Rome, Georgia, we barrel-rolled, ducked, dived, experienced 7 Gs, flew upside down, even achieved weightlessness in an F/A-18.
An airplane fanatic since he was six, Willard Womack climbs onto the wing of a Bell P-63 Kingcobra and beholds it like some immense phoenix brought back to life. In four days, after a 25-year restoration, the P-63 will fly again or for the first time since 1974.
They build airplanes here, and the noise is terrific: a general whirring and whining, a clatter of rivet guns. Seated before the upper wing panel of a C-130J Super Hercules, Valerie Branch plays her own part in the cacophony.