Here is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly in an authentic World War II B-17 bomber. EAA is offering historic flight experiences in its beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast." Take a trip back in time and feel the might of this magnificent flying machine, just as those young men did more than 50 years ago.
After an arduous, twelve-year restoration process by EAA staff, volunteers and with assistance from Ford Tri-Motor operators nationwide, the old Tri-Motor once again took to the air. Its official debut was at the 1985 EAA convention in Oshkosh. It was displayed in the AirVenture Museum until 1991 when it returned to its former role of delighting passengers. Ford Tri-Motor NC8407 is the flagship of EAA’s Pioneer Airport, a part of the AirVenture Museum experience.