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B-17 Heads Back Out on Tour


Jetman and B-17
B-17 Aluminum Overcast was joined by Yves "Jetman" Rossy in a recent flight.

August 8, 2013 - The B-17 Aluminum Overcast is back on tour after a fun and successful week at AirVenture.

Anyone who didn't get the chance to come to AirVenture can at least get a taste of the amazing week when Aluminum Overcast starts its post-Oshkosh tour of the Midwest and East Coast on Friday at Purdue University Airport in Lafayette, Indiana.

EAA B-17 Tours Program Manager Margaret Viola was pleased with the results of Aluminum Overcast's AirVenture presence. The restored bomber made 51 passenger flights throughout the week and was able to provide the flight of a lifetime for 501 AirVenture attendees.

"What an exciting week!" Viola said. "The B-17 definitely fulfilled its mission for EAA as an ambassador aircraft for the organization."

One of the special guests that took part in an Aluminum Overcast flight wasn't actually in the plane, but next to it. Yves "Jetman" Rossy flew off the B-17's wing during a media flight on July 28.

Aluminum Overcast also flew in the Tora! Tora! Tora! air show on Saturday, giving fans the chance to see the graceful aircraft in flight.

For photos, information, and the complete tour schedule of Aluminum Overcast, visit www.B17.org.


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