As part of its nationwide “Salute to Veterans” tour, EAA’s B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” will be appearing at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Oxford, CT on Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14, bringing a living link of aviation’s and World War II’s past for residents of the surrounding area to enjoy.
The “Aluminum Overcast” presents an opportunity for the public to experience, firsthand, the allure of this historic warbird that helped turn the tide of World War II. EAA, a non-profit membership organization based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. The Oxford stop of the tour is hosted by your local EAA chapter 1443.
Public flights and ground tours are available Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14
B-17 Flights are available at 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
B-17 Ground tours are available from 2-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Ground Tour rates:
· $5 per person
· $15 per family (adults/children up to 17 – immediate family members)
· Free – Children under 8 (when accompanied by paying adult)
· Free – All Active Military or Veterans (and spouses)
Flight rates (pre-booking available at http://www.b17.org or call 1-800-359-6217.
· $425 EAA members ($399 before June 30)
· $465 non-members ($430 before June 30)