The B-17, also known as the “Flying Fortress”, was a popular World War II bomber aircraft primarily used in the destruction of enemy war facilities. The Yankee Lady is one of only 10 B-17 airframes that remain flyable today.
“The B-17 represents an important piece of military and aviation history, which is why Avfuel and the Yankee Air Museum are committed to bringing this incredible aircraft to the public at Airventure,” said Marci Ammerman, Avfuel Vice President, Marketing. “Visitors will be able to explore the aircraft and knowledgeable museum volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions. Avfuel is proud to play a part in delivering this unique experience to aviation enthusiasts.”
In addition to exploring the B-17, visitors to the Yankee Lady exhibit will be treated to cold water and useful items such as earplugs and sunscreen provided by on-site Avfuel staff. Special giveaways will take place at 2 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1, when Avfuel representatives will be on the wing of the airplane tossing prizes to the crowd.