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Aluminum Overcast: The EAA B-17 Bomber Tours and Rides

Aluminum Overcast: The EAA B-17 Bomber Tours and Rides

Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Event Type: Special Events

Location: North Lawn

The Seattle-born bomber played an important role in World War II and aviation history. For several days in May, the Museum will be the proud host of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s popular B-17, Aluminum Overcast. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps in May 1945, Aluminum Overcast was too late to see action in World War II. Sold for $750 as military surplus, the airplane served as a cargo hauler, an aerial mapping platform and in pest control. Now, Aluminum Overcast carries the wartime colors of the 398th Bomb Group, serving as a living tribute to World War II aviation.

Museum visitors can tour, or even fly aboard this historic aircraft. For costs, reservations and more information, please call the EAA at 1-800-359-6217 or visit www.b17.org.

Media flights are available on May 21.