B-17G, N5017N Aluminum Overcast at Santa Barbara, May 1998
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Aluminum Overcast, a Boeing B-17G, paid a visit to the Santa Barbara Airport over the weekend of May 9-10, 1998.
B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, flies over the Santa Barbara Airport.
Aluminum Overcast is currently registered N5017N.
Aluminum Overcast on final approach to Runway 25.
Aluminum Overcast's original Army Air Corps serial number was 44-85740.
Aluminum Overcast was manufactured by the Vega company, a subsidiary of Lockheed.
The white W on a black triangle represents the 398 Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force
Aluminum Overcast carries tail number 2102516 on a red background.
Aluminum Overcast starts up its four Wright Cyclone radial engines.
Aluminum Overcast takes off from the Santa Barbara Airport.
Aluminum Overcast returned to the Santa Barbara Airport from April 23 to April 26, 2001.
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortresses were used to fight fires unitl the 1980s. Subsequently, the tankers were restored to stock configuration. The restored Flying Fortresses tour the country, taking aviation enthusiasts aloft on nostalgia flights.
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