Tag Archives: B-17

EAA B-17 Grounded For Maintenance

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue EAA’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” arrived at Punta Gorda, Florida (KPGD) on its schedule of flying and selling rides. When the aircraft arrived, crew filled up the tanks (1700-gallon capacity) and parked … Continue reading

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EAA’s B-17 ‘Aluminum Overcast’ Begins 2021 National Tour in March

Stops in Florida and Georgia kick off spring/summer tour EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (March 10, 2021) — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast will return to a full national tour in 2021 after being sidelined for … Continue reading

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“Turret Tales” Author, Judie Ohm Will Be At Oshkosh 2019

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Attention all history buffs! You need to meet Judie Ohm at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, and get a copy of “Turret Tales,” about S/Sgt Doug Ward of Mondovi, … Continue reading

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EAA’S Adventure Speaker Series

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Sept. 18, 2013) — EAA’s fascinating speaker series focusing on unique and historic aviation experiences returns for its fall-winter season on Sept. 26, 2013 to the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Admission and … Continue reading

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Big Bombers In Twin Cities

BLAINE, MINN. – The Eighth Air Force will host a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator, July 18-21, 2013 at Anoka County-Blaine Airport. Rides in each bomber are being sold, as well as in the Collings Foundation dual control P-51C Mustang. Go to www.WWIIBigBombers.org for … Continue reading

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Go With The Flow!

by Lt. Col. Nick Modders Safety Officer 130th Composite Squadron USAF Auxiliary/CAP Supplemental Thoughts On Checklists & Their Use Checklists have been a popular aid in aviation since the Army Air Corps’ chief test pilot took off in a B-17 … Continue reading

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Wings Over Waukesha Airshow

WAUKESHA, WIS. – Kurt Stanich, assistant manager at Waukesha County Airport, was chairman of the “Wings Over Waukesha Airshow,” held August 25-26, 2012 at Waukesha County Airport (Crites Field). Wings Over Waukesha featured Jim “Fang” Maroney and his Super Chipmunk; … Continue reading

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Lindbergh Foundation Announces 2012 Lindbergh Awardees

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation has announced the recipients of its two prominent awards, which will be presented at the Fantasy of Flight air museum in Polk City, Florida, March 29. Legendary inventor Forrest … Continue reading

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B-17 “Liberty Belle” Destroyed – All Onboard Escape Serious Injury

B-17 “Liberty Belle” Destroyed – All Onboard Escape Serious Injury AURORA, ILL. —The B-17 Flying Fortress “Liberty Belle,” which is owned by the Liberty Foundation, made an emergency landing in a field southeast of the Aurora Municipal Airport in Aurora, … Continue reading

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EAA’s B-17 Shows Striking Contrast In Radio Technology

Story by Jim Karpowitz Photos by Geoff Sobering There are few things that the boss could say to me during a workday that would brighten it more than, “I was supposed to fly in the B-17 tomorrow, but I can’t … Continue reading

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