12 Premier County runners at Listowel Harvest Festival.

first_imgThere’s Tipperary involvement from the very start of today’s card at Listowel, with Ballinure’s Hilary McLoughlin and Denis Hogan sending Count of Carabass and Teeline respectively in the opening race at 2 o’ clock.Next up at 2:35 is the South Western Scrap Metal Handicap, where David Wachman’s Hint of a Tint competing with the David Marnane-trained Seanie and Eamon O’ Connell’s Sassaway.David Wachman will also have an eye on the Listowel Printing Works Maiden at 3.05 – with Senior Counsel facing opposition from Aidan O’ Brien’s A Greater Force and Irish Arrow- trained by Tommy Stack. There are also three Tipp entries in the L.M. Carey & Company Handicap at 3:40.Que Sera Sera- David Wachman’s third runner in a row- goes against the Denis Hogan-trained Amazing Star and TJ O’ Mara’s Castle Bar Sling.And the final Tipperary trained entry is John J Nallen’s Minella Tweet- who’s involved in the John Francis Handicap Hurdle, which goes to post at 5.50.last_img read more

WW II B-17 bomber goes on display

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The one thing about the B-17 is you could blow half the plane away and it could still bring you home,” said Adolf Fix, an 84-year-old former World War II gunner who survived being shot down from the plane over Germany three times. Fix, a longtime Antelope Valley resident, joined the media on a B-17 flight Monday. The throaty aircraft flew over the outskirts of developed Lancaster and then along the ridgeline of Angeles National Forest. “It’s a heavy plane,” pilot Rick Fernalld said. “It doesn’t have the stability controls that today’s aircraft has, but that’s part of the fun; stepping back into history and flying a basic airplane.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802 LANCASTER – Even in its own time, the B-17 bomber wasn’t the sleekest, fastest or greatest capacity plane in the Army Air Forces’ fleet. But what the four-engine aircraft lacked in those areas, it more than made up for in efficiency and durability. The B-17, dubbed the “Flying Fortress,” was instrumental in the bombing campaign against Germany in World War II that accelerated the war’s end. The Experimental Aircraft Association honors the plane’s legacy at William J. Fox Airfield, where the restored plane is available to be flown and toured by the public today and Wednesday. last_img read more