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Vintage B-17 Bomber Visits the Asheville Airport

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) restored B-17 bomber The Aluminum Overcast will visit the Asheville Regional Airport on Oct. 2nd and 3rd.

The EAA’s Aluminum Overcast was built in 1945, but was delivered to the Army Air Corps too late to see active service in World War II. Purchased as war surplus for $750 by a private individual, it served in many countries’ mapping and spraying operations until a preservation group purchased it in 1978.

The public can take flights on the bomber for $385 to $425. For more information, visit b17.org or contact The EAA’s B-17 Tour Office at (800) 359-6217.

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