Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
The pictures below link to displays with more B-17 photos.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses were once widely used to fight forest fires. In recent years all the surviving B-17 tankers have been restored to stock military configuration. Many of them remain airworthy. This display features photographs of B-17 tankers taken from 1971 to 1984.
Pictures of Boeing B-17G Sentimental Journey taken over the last couple of decades.
Aluminum Overcast, a Boeing B-17G, visited the Santa Barbara Airport in May 1998.
Aluminum Overcast returned to the Santa Barbara Airport from April 23 to April 26, 2001.
The Collings Foundation Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Nine-O-Nine and Consolidated B-24J Liberator, The Dragon and His Tail visited the Santa Barbara Airport on May 16 and 17, 2002.
The Collings Foundation Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Nine-O-Nine and Consolidated B-24J Liberator, The Dragon and His Tail visited the Santa Barbara Airport from April 30 to May 2, 2003.
The Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator visited the Camarillo Airport from April 20 to April 22, 2004.
The Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator visited the Santa Maria Airport from May 5 to May 7, 2004.
The Experimental Aircraft Association brought Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Fuddy Duddy to the Santa Barbara Airport at 10:30 in the morning on Thursday, April 28. It spent four days taking aviation enthusiasts aloft on nostalgia flights.
The Collings Foundation Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N93012 Nine-O-Nine and Consolidated B-24J Liberator, N224J, which was recently repainted and renamed Witchcraft, arrived at the Camarillo Airport on Wednesday, May 3, 2005.
The Commemorative Air Force B-17G, Sentimental Journey visited Fox Field near Lancaster from May 3 to May 9, 2005.
I toured the Collings Foundation Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, N93012 Nine-O-Nine and Consolidated B-24J Liberator, N224J Witchcraft during their visit to the Santa Maria Airport.
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.
Boeing B-17G N9323Z Sentimental Journey has been operated by the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force for over a quarter of a century. It arrived at the Santa Barbara Airport on Monday, April 23, 2007 and stayed until Friday April 27.
The Collings Foundation Bombers, Boeing B-17G N93012 Nine-O-Nine, North American B-25J Mitchell, NL3746G Todelayo, and Consolidated B-24J Liberator Witchcraft arrived at the Santa Barbara Airport on Monday, May 7, 2007 and departed for San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, May 9. The bombers made a number of revenue generating flights, taking aviation enthusiasts aloft for about a half hour.
Tour the Collings Foundation Bombers inside and out.
In the 1970s Boeing 307 Stratoliner, N19903 Clipper Flying Cloud was sitting nearly forgotten under the Arizona sun. Over seven years, it was restored by a Boeing crew in Seattle. It flew for several months, but on March 28, 2002 the sole surviving Boeing 307 was severely damaged when it was ditched near Seattle. The Stratoliner was carefully hoisted from the water on March 29. On June 14, 2002 Boeing announced that they intend to restore the Stratoliner to flightworthy condition within a year. Boeing rolled out the restored Stratoliner on June 13, 2003.
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