A big Thank You to Vero Beach Municipal Airport
for allowing us to publish their article as it appeared in the "Vero
Beach Flyer", Spring 2006 issue.
EAA´s B-17 "Flying Fortress"
early November 2005, local Chapter 99 of the Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Vero Beach Municipal
Airport hosted a genuine piece of aviation history -
a fully restored and operational Boeing B-17 bomber.
The EAA brought their B-17 to Vero Beach as part of
its national tour on the afternoon of October 31, where
it was greeted by a crowd of people anxious for a chance
to see and tour the aircraft. For 3 days, the bomber
was available for walk around tours, interior tours,
and flight experiences.
Since 1944, EAA´s B-17 has made an annual tour around
the USA promoting interest in aviation, preserving the
memory of World War II and giving many thousands of
people unique access to an important historic artifact
through flight experiences and tours. Since EAA began
the tours of the aircraft known as "The Flying
Fortress", tens of thousands of people have experienced
this unique airplane through its visits and aircraft
ground tours. Thousands of aviation enthusiasts have
actually flown in the renowned bomber, which is consicered
one of the greatest military airplanes ever built and
one of the best known aircraft types of the World War
To download another article printed in the "Hometown News"
on October 21, 2005 announcing the B-17 visit, click here.
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