Touring the United States since 1994, tens of thousands have experienced the allure of EAA’s fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, named “Aluminum Overcast.” History comes alive at each stop, prompting aviation and history enthusiasts alike to take a step back in time.
Editor’s note: Don’t miss the opportunity to take a mission flight or ground tour when Aluminum Overcast comes to town. It’s well worth the money and a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget.
Photos courtesy of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
The B-17 bomber “Aluminum Overcast” made a stop at the Trenton Mercer Airport during the 2012 “Salute to Veterans” national tour. Members of the public were able to get an inside look at this fully-restored war plane.
Dad takes a ride in the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” during the 2012 Oshkosh EAA Airventure
B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” starting up her four awesome radial engines at the AirVenture 2011, Oshkosh, WI. Then, performing a 180º turn and heading to the 09 for take off. During the taxi we can listen to the disc brakes and her “vintage” structure singing.
B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2012 Salute to Veteran’s Tour at Mercer County, NJ Airport
This flight was a gift from my 2010-2011 fourth grade students and families at Joe Henderson Elementary School in Benicia, California. Flying aboard this vintage aircraft has been a dream of my for many years.
B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” Flight June 2011 at Centennial Airport.
2012 Tour “Aluminum Overcast” Schedule
- August 24-26, Waukesha, WI – Hosted by VAA Chapter 11
- August 31 to September 2, Romeoville, IL – Hosted by Warbird Squadron 4
- September 7-9, Cincinnati, OH – Hosted by Warbird Squadron 18
- October 5-7, Dothan, AL – Hosted by EAA Chapter 1358
For more information, visit the EAA B-17 Aluminum Overcast web site.