B-17 rides at Museum of Flight

SEATTLE — A Memorial Day weekend tradition continues as The Museum of Flight will host the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, for rides and ground tours during the last week in May.

The Flying Fortress will be open to the public May 24 through May 27 for rides and ground tours. For costs, reservations and more information, call the EAA at 800-359-6217 or visit B17.org.

The Seattle-born Boeing B-17 bomber played an important role in World War II and aviation history. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps in May 1945, Aluminum Overcast was too late to see action in World War II. Sold for $750 as military surplus, the airplane served as a cargo hauler, an aerial mapping platform and in pest control. Now, Aluminum Overcast carries the wartime colors of the 398th Bomb Group, flown around the United States as a living tribute to World War II aviation.

For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org

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