EAA's B-17 Makes NFL Debut Sunday
Aluminum Overcast takes pregame flyover at Lambeau Field
November 21, 2013 - One of America's most historic military aircraft will fly over one of football's most venerable sites on Sunday, as EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast performs the pregame flyover at Lambeau Field before the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game at noon (CST).
EAA was contacted by the Packers prior to the season after military flyovers were canceled to due to federal budget sequestration. The lack of military flyovers have given pilots of historic and recreational aircraft the opportunity to wow NFL crowds, such as the 49-ship RV aircraft flyover at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium earlier this fall.
"We look at this opportunity as an honor and a way to pay tribute to veterans while thrilling the Lambeau Field crowd," said Sean Elliott, EAA's vice president of advocacy and safety, who will be piloting the aircraft along with George Daubner of EAA's flight operations team.
While EAA and the Packers will be videotaping the flyover, fans at Lambeau Field are also encouraged to share their flyover photos and/or videos. Photos or links to YouTube or Vimeo videos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to EAA's Facebook page or Twitter feed.