Boeing B-17G Aluminum Overcast
Deer Valley Airport, Arizona
March 31, 2011

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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast is visiting the Deer Valley Airport in northwest Phoenix over the weekend of April 1 - 3. It carried a contingent of media representatives aloft on Thurday afternoon. The public can view Aluminum Overcast close-up by entering through Cutter Aviation. Rides aboard Aluminum Overcast can be purchsed.

See the locations where I photographed the Commemorative Air Force Bombers at Deer Valley Airport on April 13, 2011 in Google Earth.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011 Smoke billows from the number three engine as it starts up.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011 Aluminum Overcast taxies out for departure.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011 Aluminum Overcast was built by the Vega division of Lockheed. Its construction number is 8649. It served the Army Air Force as 44-85740. It was used for training in the United States.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011 After World War II, Aluminum Overcast was sold as scrap to Metal Products Incorporated of Amarillo, Texas on June 17, 1947. Universal Aviation Incorporated of Tulsa, Oklahoma bought it on July 10, 1947 and registered it as NL5017N. Charles Winters of Miami, Florida bought it on August 2, 1947 and sold it to Vero Beach Export and Import Company on August 16, 1947. Aero Services Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania acquired it on June 27, 1949 and registered it as N5017N. Chris Stolzfus and Associates of Coatesville, Pennsylvania bought it on August 10, 1962 and sold it to Dothan Aviation Corporation of Dothan, Alabama in December 1966. William Harrison of Tulsa, Oklahoma bought it on February 20, 1978. The Experimental Aircraft Association acquired it in August 1980.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011 Aluminum Overcast lifts off from Runway 25 Left.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011

Photography Prints You can buy prints up to 11" by 16" or 5" x 7" greeting cards of this photograph.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011 Aluminum Overcast on approach to land on Runway 25 Left.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011

Photography Prints You can buy prints up to 11" by 16" or 5" x 7" greeting cards of this photograph.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N5017N Aluminum Overcast, Deer Valley, March 31, 2011



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Previous sightings of Aluminum Overcast

B-17G, N5017N Aluminum Overcast at Santa Barbara, California in May 1998 and April 2001

B-17G, N5017N Aluminum Overcast visited Santa Barbara in May 1998 and April 2001 Aluminum Overcast, a Boeing B-17G, visited the Santa Barbara Airport in May 1998.

B-17G, N5017N Aluminum Overcast at SBA in April 2001 Aluminum Overcast returned to the Santa Barbara Airport from April 23 to April 26, 2001.

EAA Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast at Santa Barbara, April 17-20, 2006

EAA Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast at Santa Barbara, April 17-20, 2006 The Experimental Aircraft Association's Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast arrived at the Santa Barbara Airport on Monday, April 17, 2006. On Tuesday and Wednesday Aluminum Overcast carried aviation enthusiasts aloft on nostalgia flights. On Thursday it departed for Riverside.




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