SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) — Those who like to take to the sky have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is bringing a restored B-17 Aluminum Overcast to the area.
The B-17 Flying Fortress is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe. Because of their long-range capability, they were known for flying into battle with no escort relying on their own defensive capabilities to ensure successful missions.
After the war, most were cut up for scrap, used for Air Force research or sold in the surplus market. With fewer than 15 still airworthy, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the unique flying experience.
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Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9
10 am – 1 pm
University of Illinois-Willard Airport
Parkland College Institute of Aviation Building
Adjacent to FlightStar
7 Airport Road
2 – 5 pm (unless noted), weather permitting
$10: Individual Rate
$20: Family Rate: (adults/children up to 17)
Free: Children under 8 (with paying adult)
Free: Veterans / Active Military
$409: EAA Members
$435: EAA Members