Restored B-17 bomber 'Aluminum Overcast' to visit Nampa

NAMPA - A restored World War II-era B-17 bomber will make a stop in Nampa later this month.

The "Aluminum Overcast" will be on display May 25-29 at the Nampa Airport.

Flights in the historic plane can be purchased here, giving you the opportunity to experience history first-hand. Daily ground tours will also be available to the public.

The B-17 - known as "The Flying Fortress" - formed the backbone of U.S. airpower during WWII.

The "Aluminum Overcast" was built in 1945, but was delivered to the Army Air Corps too late to see action in World War II. It was donated in 1981 to the Experimental Aircraft Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting recreational flying.

“For more than 20 years, EAA’s national B-17 tour has been America’s most popular way to learn about this unique aircraft in an up-close way,”  said EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. "It is more than the flight of a historic aircraft – it is an emotional connection to the men and women who were part the ‘The Greatest Generation’ and the sacrifices they made to benefit us in subsequent generations,” 

The Nampa stop is part of an ongoing nationwide tour.

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