EAA is offering historic flight experiences in its beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast.” One of only 14 Fortress's still flying, this aircraft is an icon of the Allied strategic bombing effort that helped turn the tide of battle in World War II. Unlike reading a history book, you can actually fly a mission back in time and feel the might of this magnificent machine, just as those brave young men did more than 60 years ago. Contact: EAA, Phone: 800-359-6217, B17@eaa.org
Monday, November 1, 2010
This weekend offers a rare opportunity to experience one of the most famous aircraft of all time. Chapter 182 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host the Beoing B-17G Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast, at the Olive Branch Airport from Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7. In addition to ground tours from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day, you can book a flight on this piece of history.