Chance To Ride in B-17 Bomber

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

One of the few remaining airworthy B-17 bombers from World War II will be in Jackson at Hawkins Field this week.

For a few dollars, anyone can climb aboard and look around the plane known as the "Aluminum Overcast." For a few hundred dollars, you can take a ride.

The bomber is being shown by the Experimental Aircraft Association's "Salute to Veterans" tour.

The B-17 became known as the Flying Fortress for its defensive weapons -- machine gun turrets that could fill the sky with lead when enemy fighter planes attacked.

Over 4,700 of the bombers were lost in combat.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2008 at 08:54 AM
    There is a link below the story now that offers more information.
  • by Sam Location: Decatur,MS on Oct 19, 2008 at 11:00 AM
    You could have at least noted the location and dates/times for this eventas it would have been very appreciated.
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