Cascade Warbirds reports that the historic B-17G flying fortress, Aluminum Overcast, will be returning to Seattle June 6 to mark the occasion of D-Day, the sixth of June 1944, the date of the Allied invasion of Europe in WWII. The beautifully restored plane will be conducting several flights a day on June 10 to 12. The plane will also be open to the public each day for ground tours.
The full flight experience includes a walk-around briefing by the pilots and opportunities while in flight to move into nearly every crew position on the plane, including the bombardier’s seat in the clear plexiglas nose.
Over 12,000 flying fortresses were built during WWII. Today there are only about 12 still fly, and Aluminum Overcast is one of only three, which regularly tour to keep history alive.
Cascade Warbirds (www.cascadewarbirds.org) is sponsoring the event. Part of EAA Warbirds of America, the nonprofit group has over 250 members and is centered in the Puget Sound area.
For more information and to book your flight, go to www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/aluminum-overcast-eaa-b-17-bomber-tour/b-17-aluminum-overcast-tour-stops.