B-17 Aluminum Overcast Heads West for Spring Tour
March 22, 2012 – Spring is finally here, and next month EAA's restored B-17 Aluminum Overcast will kick off an eight-city tour of the West Coast. The tour starts with an April 20-22 stop in Torrance, California, at Zamperini Field Airport, followed by an April 27-29 stop at Van Nuys Airport. The Flying Fortress will work its way up the West Coast before making its last tour stop June 7-10 at Denver's Centennial Airport.
Self-guided ground tours of the B-17 are available daily from 2-5 p.m. Tours cost $10 per individual or $20 per family (including children up to 17 years old), and active military or veterans can tour free of charge. Visitors can also book a mission flight on Aluminum Overcast; passengers can save by pre-booking, but walk-ups are always welcome. For more information including the full tour schedule, history of the aircraft, and to pre-book the flight of a lifetime, visit the B-17 website.