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B17 Flying Over Seattle Today

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:32 am

I was driving on the Alaskan Way viaduct today and saw a B17 doing low- level passes aong the waterfront over Elliot Bay, and then land at BFI. It was being followed by another plane off of it's port wing. Did anyone else see this?
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RE: B17 Flying Over Seattle Today

Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:55 am

There is at least one airworthy B-17 based at BFI, so it's not unusual to see one flying in or out of BFI. Can you tell us what she looked like? Painted or bare metal perhaps? Thanks

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RE: B17 Flying Over Seattle Today

Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:03 am

I saw a B-17 and a B-24 (I think) overflying CCR on Monday. I would have taken a pic, but I was driving at the time. They were headed in a southerly direction, does anyone know where they might have been headed?
 
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RE: B17 Flying Over Seattle Today

Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:01 am

Quoting NorCal (Reply 2):
I saw a B-17 and a B-24 (I think) overflying CCR on Monday. I would have taken a pic, but I was driving at the time. They were headed in a southerly direction, does anyone know where they might have been headed?

Probably the Collings foundation B-17 & B-24 on tour:

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_schedule-wof.htm
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RE: B17 Flying Over Seattle Today

Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:09 am

Damn...it's for reasons like this that I miss home!!  banghead 
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RE: B17 Flying Over Seattle Today

Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:58 am

Does anyone know what happened to the B-17 that landed gear up last year?  crying 

I think it was in California and she was giving some tour rides, I believe.  fluffy 
 
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RE: B17 Flying Over Seattle Today

Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:56 pm

I believe that was Aluminum Overcast and she was undergoing repairs last I heard.
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RE: B17 Flying Over Seattle Today

Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:35 am

Its the EAA B-17 tour and they are giving rides for $355. I have a reservation for Sunday. Near as I can tell, the Colings Foundation no longer gives rides...

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