B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour



As part of a routine preflight inspection of the B-17 Aluminum Overcast in spring of 2021, our tour teams discovered a fitting inside the wing that showed signs of fatigue. Following safety protocols, the airplane was grounded for a full inspection that determined that replacing the part was necessary. Because of that, EAA’s B-17 national tour is on hiatus for the time being. The airplane will remain in Florida at this time until a repair schedule is finalized. We do not currently have a final timeline for those repairs, but will keep everyone updated as additional information becomes available.

The B-17G has a remarkable story; one filled with daring missions and personal sacrifice.

You're now invited to relive that story on a historic flight aboard the EAA's beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.

More than just an airplane, the B-17 is living history that holds a remarkable connection to the past and is the most iconic image of World War II.

Today, it serves as a tribute to those known as the greatest generation: the bold men and women who built and served on the heavy bombers in the 1940s.

Relive the story. Join the flight.

We graciously thank Tempest for helping to keep the B-17 flying. All ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing The Spirit of Aviation with everyone. Our tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the B-17's stories.

Questions? Call 800-359-6217.

Flight Experience

Visit the B-17’s various compartments and feel what conditions may have been like during World War II.

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B-17 Photo Gallery

See the beautiful Aluminum Overcast up close inside and out.

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Fly the Fortress: EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast

EAA's B-17G has a remarkable story; one filled with daring missions and personal sacrifice. You're now invited to relive that story on a historic flight aboard the EAA's beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.

Flying in the Fortress

Stand in the footsteps of the bombardier, the navigator, and the waist gunner and relive history by flying in one of World War II's most vital and magnificent aircraft.

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