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From June 8-13, 2006, the B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" operated by the Experimental Aircraft Association made a visit to Centennial Airport. Nearly 250 people paid for rides on one of the few remaining B-17s in flying condition. The event was organized and sponsored by Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum at the former Lowry Air Force Base.

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The Center's Rick Crandall was one of the lucky participant on a media flight that took place the first day of the event. It was his first ever flight on a B-17 and gave him new appreciation for the veterans he's met over the years working with Regis and the Colorado Freedom Memorial Project. Rick also hosted a Hangar Dance featuring big-band music and a USO-style canteen.

Omni Media Services cameras were on hand as well to get footage of the aircraft, and conducted 8 interviews with B-17 veterans for inclusion into the Center's archives. Click here to see video excerpts from these sessions.

Omni extends special thanks to the Wings Over The Rockies staff, event organizer Ethan Martin and Signature Flight Support for use of their facilities during the event.

Click here to see a brief video with highlights of Rick's Flight

Young EaglesA number of veterans came out to view and tour this wonderfully restored aircraft and look at a number of other ground displays featuring vintage military and civilian aircraft, World War II era vehicles and memorabilia. Wings Over The Rockies Curator Matthew Burchette (kneeling lower-right) also organized a group of students from the Young Eagles to be on hand in period uniforms.

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