- Friday, May 18, 2012 - 2:00 PM
- Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 2:00 PM
- Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 2:00 PM
Fly the Fortress!
Admission: $409-475 for Mission Flights, $10 for Self-Guided Ground Tours
Ground tours available from 2:00-5:00pm weather permitting
Premier Jet Ramp
3355 NE Cornell Rd Hillsboro, OR 97124
Touring the United States since 1994, tens of thousands have experienced the allure of EAA's fully restored B-17 "Flying Fortress" Aluminum Overcast. History comes alive at each stop, prompting aviation and history enthusiasts alike to take a step back in time.
At each stop, flight “missions” are available in the airplane, which allow people to take flights in this spectacular aircraft. The airplane’s crew is available at each stop to answer questions. Self-guided ground tours are also available.
EAA’s Aluminum Overcast was built in 1944, but was delivered to the Army Air Corps too late to see active service in World War II. It was purchased as war surplus for $750 by a private individual, and served in mapping and spraying operations in many countries until a preservation group purchased it in 1978. The B-17 was donated to the EAA Aviation Foundation in 1981 with the provision of being maintained in airworthy condition. After being displayed at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis., for a decade, the airplane made its national tour debut in the spring of 1994. As part of an internal restructuring, EAA now fully owns the aircraft and operates the national tour.
Visit b17.org for more information