Fly the Fortress!

Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field is offering rides on a B-17 this weekend.

EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) is offering historic flight experiences in its beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast.” This aircraft is an example of the American heavy bomber that helped turn the tide of battle in World War II. Fly a mission back in time and feel the might of this magnificent aircraft, just as those brave young men did more than 50 years ago.

A flight will set you back $399. A one-year membership to EAA is included. Current EAA members save $40.

Hat tip to WTOP radio.

2 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on August 25th, 2006 @ 2:26 pm

    Folks who are interested but not willing to pay $400 can get a tour after the last flight of the day. “$10 for families, $6 per adult, $5 for student 8-17, children under 8 and WWII vets are admitted at no cost.”

    Even cheaper is all the video of the experience, inside and outside the B-17, on the website.

  2. Doug (unregistered) on August 25th, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

    I would love to do this! The price is too steep though, sigh.

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