EAA Announces 2013 B-17 Spring-Summer Tour Schedule
Fly in Aluminum Overcast this year during the 2013 Experience History national tour.
March 27, 2013 - EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast will return to the sky on April 25 at Zamperini Field in Torrance, California, kicking off the 2013 Experience History national tour. Torrance is first of more than 30 stops this year, following a long winter of maintenance work, repairs, and general TLC for the classic World War II bomber.
The tour's spring leg includes nine stops in four states through June 9, at which time the aircraft visits Denver Centennial for a weeklong appearance hosted by the Wings Over the Rockies Museum. From there the airplane makes its way back east with eight stops until returning home for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 29-August 4.
"For 20 years, EAA's national B-17 tour has been America's most popular way to learn about this unique aircraft in an up-close way," said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman.
Since EAA began the tours of the aircraft in 1994, tens of thousands of people have experienced this unique airplane through its flights and ground tours. Known as the Flying Fortress, the B-17 bomber is considered one of the greatest military airplanes ever built, helping to defeat tyranny and preserve liberty during World War II.
Flight missions are available at each tour stop, allowing people to experience the aircraft in the air, as well as ground tours. For more information, including rates for flights and ground tours, visit www.b17.org.
|EAA B-17 Spring-Summer 2013 Air Tour Schedule|
|(Schedule subject to change)|
|April 26-28||Torrance, CA||Zamperini Field (TOA) - Torrance Air Fair|
|April 30-May 1||Chino, CA||Chino Airfield (CNO) - Warbird Squadron 16|
|May 3-May 5||Camarillo, CA||Camarillo Airport (CMA) - EAA Chapter 723|
|May 7-8||Paso Robles, CA||Paso Robles Municipal Airport (PRB) - EAA Chapter 465|
|May 10-12||Hayward, CA||Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) - Vintage Chapter 29|
|May 14-15||Ukiah, CA||Ukiah Municipal Airport (UKI) - EAA Chapter1027|
|May 17-19||Eugene, OR||Mahlon Sweet Field Airport (EUG) - EAA Chapter 1457|
|May 21||Bend, OR||Bend Municipal (BDN) - EAA Chapter 1345|
|May 22-23||Everett, WA||Paine Field (PAE) - Historic Flight Foundation & Cascade Warbirds Sq 2|
|May 24-27||Seattle, WA||Boeing Field (BFI) - Cascade Warbirds Sq 2|
|May 28-29||Nampa, ID||Nampa Municipal Airport (MAN) - EAA Chapter 103|
|May 31-June 2||Ogden, UT||Ogden-Hinckley Airport (OGD) - EAA Chapters 23 & 58|
|June 5-9||Denver, CO||Denver Centennial (APA) - Wings Over the Rockies Museum|
|June 11-12||Kearney, NE||Kearney Regional Airport (EAR) - EAA Chapter 1091|
|June 14-16||Lees Summit, MO||Lees Summit (LXT) - EAA Chapter 91|
|June 21-23||Norman, OK||U of OK Westheimer Airport (OUN) - EAA Chapters 1098 & 24|
|June 25-26||Fayetteville, AR||Drake Field Airport - EAA Chapter 732|
|June 28-30||Tulsa, OK||Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport - VAA Chapter 10|
|July 2-3||St. Louis, MO||St. Louis Downtown Airport (STL) - EAA Chapter 64/Fair St. Louis Air Show|
|July 5-7||St. Louis, MO||Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) - EAA Chapter 32|
|July 26-28||Madison, WI||Dane County Regional Airport Truax Field (MSN) - EAA Chapter 93|
|July 29-August 4||EAA AirVenture||Outagamie County Regional Airport (ATW)|