They Put Four Cameras On A B-17 To Give You The Best Shots Of These Daredevils
Can’t Imagine A Better Plane To Skydive Out Of
This rare treat came to us out of Southern California from a skydiving drop zone called Skydive Perris. Since they’re located in Orange County, the drop zone is open year round. This means they are the busiest skydiving company in the world, able to get in about 30 flights of 24 people per day. As for the B-17 that’s flying with them in this clip, we’re guessing that the Nine-0-Nine was in town for a show and the foundation wanted to make some extra dough to keep her flying. Can’t say we mind.
The Nine-O-Nine was built on April 7th, 1945 but did not get to see any combat during World War II.
As you’ll see in this video, the Nino-0-Nine is the aircraft of choice for these skydivers. Although that’s not her primary role, this B-17 tours around the country as much as she can. Owned and operated by The Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts, her operating cost is $2,000 per flight hour. No wonder she picked up a couple of daredevils on tour to make some extra money!