The Seattle-born Boeing B-17 bomber, which played an important role in World War II and aviation history, is celebrating its 75th anniversary of its first flight this year. “Aluminum Overcast,” the Experimental Aircraft Association’s restored B-17G Flying Fortress, returns to the Seattle skies and The Museum of Flight for rides and ground tours from Wednesday, May 26, through Monday, May 31. The museum is hosting this historic aircraft during its Seattle stop along a national “Salute to the Veterans” tour.
The EAA has flown this classic bomber on annual tours around the country since 1994, offering ground tours and rides to the public at each stop. Flight experiences last about 40 minutes, with approximately 25 minutes in the air. For flight reservations and more information: 800-359-6217 or www.b17.org