“B-17 Time” looks at the Flying Fortress through 4 main segments: In 2013 operations were in Cincinnati with B-17G “Aluminum Overcast”. We see a great start-up sequence on the sunny side in the morning, and watch a few take-offs, flyovers and landings.
Next it is 2007 and we enjoy a ride in “Liberty Belle”. We see some ground shots, then board the plane for a good view of the interior, the crew, and outside views of the 4 engines. Experience views from the nose, and behind the pilot and co-pilotl.
The third segment is part of a historic film, “The Memphis Belle”. This runs about 18 minutes, and has the beginning and ending, and tells the story of the final mission of the first B-17 to complete 25 combat missions.
Our next aircraft is “Nine-O-Nine” which is owned and operated by the Collings Foundation. It’s 2016 and wel see some nice close-ups of engine starting, taxi scenes, take-offs, landings, and some good fly-overs. We’ll also take a look at some other planes gathered for this air festival.