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  • Video: For under $400 your chance to fly in a restored Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, on tour in the south west USA this month


    The US Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is to offer 30min flights on a restored Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress...


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  • Video: For under $400 your chance to fly in a restored Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, on tour in the south west USA this month

    News | 25 Oct 2006 12:29 | Justin Wastnage

    The US Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is to offer 30min flights on a restored Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress bomber in groups of eight for $400 as part of a US tour of the aircraft.<BR><BR>The B-17G-VE (serial number 44-85740, nicknamed the "Aluminum Overcast") was donated to the EAA in 1983 following brief service with the US Army Air Corps in post-war 1945.&nbsp; Originally purchased as surplus from the military inventory for a mere $750 in 1946, the aircraft has now flown more than 1 million miles (1.65 million km) in its life as a cargo transport, an aerial mapping platform and in agricultural applications. <BR><BR>The B-17's return to its military roots began in 1978, when it was purchased by the B-17s Around the World group of investors, who latterly turned the aircraft over to the EAA once restoration costs became prohibitive in 1983. The subsequent restoration has taken more than 10 years and thousands of hours by dedicated staff and volunteers at EAA's Oshkosh, Wisconsihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Video-For-under-400-your-chance-to-fly-in-a-restored-Boeing-B-17-Flying-Fortress-bomber-on-tour-in-the-south-west-USA-this-month-210220/