Description Aluminum Overcast, B-17G-105-VE, s/n 44-85740, civil registration N5017N, is one of only nine presently airworthy Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 48 complete surviving airframes in existence. It never saw combat, and it escaped the fate of many aircraft that were scrapped after World War II. It is owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and, as of 2019, it is still touring the United States and Canada offering flight experiences. Through its association as the 'flagship' of the EAA, Aluminum Overcast has become one of the most recognizable examples of the B-17, due to its extensive touring schedule with over one million flight miles accumulated. The overhaul and restoration of the airframe took more than 10 years and thousands of hours by staff and volunteers at EAA Oshkosh, Wisconsin, headquarters. Aluminum Overcast carries the colors of the 398th Bomb Group of World War II, which flew hundreds of missions over Nazi-held territory during the war. Aluminum Overcast commemorates B-17G AAF Serial No. 42-102516, shot down over France in 1944.
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My passion for photography started over 30 years ago when I first bought my ..and still favorite camera, the Nikon FM2n. I attended college courses in photography, and even taught a few classes. I believe the person and not the camera creates the photograph. I enjoy photographing all types of things, from capturing the moment of impact of a water drop,capturing infrared scenes ,or photographing people and pets. Being out in nature and the great outdoors, capturing moments in time is addicting. I currently use Digital Nikon DSLRS and Film SLR's. Enjoy the photos.
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