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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N5017N)


"Aluminum Overcast," a B-17G (N5017N) operated by the EAA, sits under heavily overcast skies after arriving at KRTS yesterday afternoon from Napa, CA (KAPC). Aluminum Overcast will be at Stead for three days.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I snapped several shots of this B-17 as it was on short final yesterday, and they came out with perfect clarity; however, due to the thick cloud cover, the photos are all rather gray. Weather forecasts are calling for blue skies this weekend, so I'll get much brighter snaps of Aluminum Overcast in the air today, tomorrow, and Sunday.
"5" stars, Gary!!!
Tom Vance
yes, 5* stars...I have April 21st off.and be waiting ( hopefully ) on the RDD ramp for video and snaps!
Tom Vance
April 21st 2017 has arrived for the Alien at RDD!!

same plane, same bat channel!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
25-Nov-2019 UnknownSt Simons Island ()New Smyrna Beach Muni () 10:12 EST 11:17 EST 1:05
24-Nov-2019 UnknownSt Simons Island ()St Simons Island () 12:26 EST 13:00 EST 0:33
24-Nov-2019 UnknownNear St Simons Island, GASt Simons Island () 11:17 EST 11:47 EST 0:29
24-Nov-2019 UnknownSt Simons Island ()St Simons Island () 10:16 EST 10:47 EST 0:31
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