The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Aluminum Overcast

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. 
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,

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