SEATTLE — On May 18 and 19, The Museum of Flight will be offering a two-day course about the iconic, World War II Boeing B-17 bomber. The “ground school” will familiarize participants in the design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft and includes a flight in the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17, “Aluminum Overcast” (pictured below).
Sessions include briefings about the plane’s systems and how the aircraft is flown. The course features personal tours inside the museum’s B-17 Flying Fortress, Boeing Bee, led by the museum’s restoration team. The sessions will take place in a classroom setting and in the Museum’s B-17.
Registration is limited to 20, and the fee is $895 general/$795 museum members.
- Sessions include:
- Basic Design and Construction of the Museum’s B-17F.
- Small group orientation to the B-17F interior and exterior.
- B-17F Operational Systems Overview:
- Lubrication System
- Fuel System
- Hydraulic System
- Electrical System
- Continuation of B-17 systems overview:
- B-17F aircraft systems review at the Museum’s aircraft – components, checks and orientation
- Viewing of vintage “How to Fly the B-17” films
- Discussion panel/Q&A session with B-17 crew members and restoration team.
For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org