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EAA's Aluminum Overcast To Return To Flight In March

'Keep It Flying Tour' Begins March 31


EAA's Tom Davis, left, and Vince Hammons install a new propeller onto Aluminum Overcast.

February 2, 2006 — EAA's 2006 B-17 tour will be truly special as EAA's Boeing B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, returns to flight after an 18-month repair project following a gear collapse incident in 2004.

The long-anticipated return of Aluminum Overcast to flight begins in with early March test flights, then the 2006 "Keep it Flying" tour gets under way at San Diego's Gillespie Field Airport March 31 - April 2. The spring/summer tour leg includes 28 scheduled stops in eight states, including California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Colorado. A fall tour is also planned, with locations to be announced at a later date.

To make a reservation for a tour flight mission, visit www.b17.org.

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