Pitt-Greenville Airport Hosts World War II Aircraft Event

Mitchell B17 at Pitt Greenville Airport WWII Aircraft

GREENVILLE, N.C. Oct. 12, 2018 – Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour one of World War II’s most vital aircraft during the Join the Flight event, Oct. 26-28, 2018, at the Pitt-Greenville Airport, Greenville, N.C.

The B17-G Flying Fortress aircraft named Aluminum Overcast played an essential role in World War II and dates back to May 18, 1945. It can reach speeds up to 300mph and an elevation of 30,000 ft. Out of the 12,732 B17-G Flying Fortresses produced, only a dozen are still flying, including Aluminum Overcast.

The aircraft will be available to tour, as well as schedule flights with a certified pilot. Tours are available each day from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and start at $10/ticket. Veteran and active military members are free. Flights around the local Greenville area are available each day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and can be scheduled in advance on the event website.

Join the Flight is hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and all revenue from the tours will go toward maintenance and operation costs for the Aluminum Overcast.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit B17.org, or call 800-359-6217.

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