EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Aviation fans may dream of flying the legendary B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber from World War II, but even if that isn’t yet possible, you can give a piece of the legend this holiday season, as original jewelry made from the exterior skins of the a B-17 are featured in this year’s EAA merchandise catalog.
This jewelry, available only through EAA, is made by Criffin Designs from actual B-17 aircraft exterior skins. The skins are from EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast, which continues to tour the U.S. each year to honor veterans and offer flight experience.
The skins used for the jewelry were replaced after they were damaged in a 2012 hailstorm. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will help maintain the B-17 in flying condition for years to come.
EAA’s new 52-page catalog also clothing, memorabilia, books and DVDs. More than 30 items have special EAA-member pricing and many are “Made in USA” items discovered by EAA especially for the catalog.
Another gift available for the airplane lover is “The Gift of Oshkosh,” admission to the EAA AirVenture 2014 fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which is the world’s largest fly-in gathering with more than 10,000 airplanes and an attendance of 500,000 each summer. Advance tickets purchased online receive free shipping for the limited edition 2014 “Cleared Direct” Oshkosh T-shirt.
Catalog items are available through ShopEAA.com or through Pinterest. EAA members will also receive the catalogs via U.S. Mail, while many catalog items are also available at the EAA AirVenture Museum gift shop in Oshkosh.