B-17 ‘Fuddy Duddy’ has a new home

The Wings of Eagles Discovery Center of Elmira, N.Y., has sold its B-17 “Fuddy Duddy.”

The new owner is Martin Aviation, an aviation maintenance company based at John Wayne Airport in Orange, Calif.

While details of the sale were not disclosed, museum officials said they were able to retire more than $3 million in debt with proceeds from the sale.

In a previous interview with General Aviation News, museum officials said their goal was to find a buyer who would keep the B-17 airworthy.

The decision to sell “Fuddy Duddy” was made reluctantly, they said, adding it was necessary to enable the museum to enhance its education offerings.

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