WWII B-17 Bomber Visits Brooksville – Tours/Flights Available (VIDEO)
BROOKSVILLE – For those of you are aircraft or WWII history buffs, you don’t want to miss what is sitting on the tar mac at Brooksville – Tampa Bay Airport. The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. (EAA) flew in an all original B-17 Flying Fortress, a WWII era Bomber, primarily used in European campaigns.
The Aluminum Overcast, as this particular aircraft was nicknamed, is one of less than 15 B-17 Bombers in existence that are still able to take flight.
The B-17 has a 19’ wing span, is 74’ foot long, and carries 13 – .50 Cal. Machine Guns. Pilots loved flying the aircraft, during the war, due to its ability to withstand heavy combat damage and still manage a safe return back to base.
Yesterday, we were honored to fly as guests aboard the amazing aircraft, which was an experience we will never forget (RNRF B17 Flight Video).
Tours and flights are available to the public, today and tomorrow only. For information call 1-800-359-6217 or visit their website at www.b17.org. You don’t want to miss it.
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