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B-17 Over Baltimore?  
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 5050 times:

Hi everyone, I haven't searched the forum, but does anyone in the Baltimore area know why there's a B-17 cruising over the city? I saw it yesterday as well, and was curious about it. Cheers!


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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3993 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 5006 times:
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Cheers to you as well! I saw one in New York, flying over the Hudson River, two or three months ago. So maybe it is the same aircraft. It is definitely one of the last few B-17s still airworthy.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31387 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 4952 times:
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User currently offlineteneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

That plane was in SYR for a few weeks and I saw it parked in GS area 2 weeks ago. It was interesting seeing that plane on the ground and watching a US A319 take off and thinking of how much time has gone by between those planes in terms of age and technology.

User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

Wow, thanks for the info! I didn't realize that they were offering rides (albeit expensive). Lucky me to catch it on the only days it was touring.


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

Rides were 450.00. Now, if this was a DC-6? A Connie? I would be the first one in line, just like when AA had their DC-3 at BWI a couple of years ago!


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User currently offlinedc8l1011fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

I took a ride in "Aluminum Overcast" in Oct 2009 when she was in the Atlanta area, was a great ride.


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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

Quoting teneriffe77 (Reply 3):
That plane was in SYR for a few weeks and I saw it parked in GS area 2 weeks ago. It was interesting seeing that plane on the ground and watching a US A319 take off and thinking of how much time has gone by between those planes in terms of age and technology.

A B-17 i much more enjoyable to ride.


User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

My most memorable historic aircraft ride was in 1999 at the Oshkosh fly-in (sorry to go off-topic for a sec) in a Ford Trimotor. Completely exhilirating experience! If I had the time (and money) to spare, it would've been an amazing experience to get a ride in the Fortress. As it was, it was eye-opening just to see her buzz the city. Cheers everyone!


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User currently offlinesimpilot459 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 3950 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 4):
I didn't realize that they were offering rides (albeit expensive)

This is how most flying B-17s (and similar aircraft) survive. They are not cheap to operate and maintain. I help crew a B-25, and the per hour operating cost is over $3,000.

If you ever have the opportunity to go for a ride, and can spare the money, do it! You may not get the opportunity again, and it keeps the aircraft in the air, where it belongs. It is a very unique and awe-inspiring experience.



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User currently offlinemy1le From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Yes, the B-17 was at Leesburg, JYO, all weekend

User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1190 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

I rode in Aluminum Overcast in 2010 & 2011 at Oshkosh. It was a fantastic experience and will certainly do it again. One of the men on my flight last year was a veteran who flew B-17's during WWII.
They actually base the B-17 out of ATW and its about a 25-30 minute flight that takes you over AirVenture & loops back around; amazing seeing that event from the air. Well worth the money for an aviation enthusiast.


User currently offlineJHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1869 times:

Just saw it cruize over the golf course I work at a little while ago super low on it's way back to MTN. Love hearing those engines! Truly amazing seeing her flying around town!


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months ago) and read 1649 times:

Saw her about an hour ago over East Baltimore. Almost wrecked my car!


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