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The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Aviation Foundation's "Aluminum Overcast" (N5017N, formerly 44-85740), a B-17G, taxies to the ramp at Carson City Airport (KCXP) earlier today.
This WWII-era bomber (44-85740 came off the production line too late to see actual use in the war) is wonderfully maintained and presented by the EAA. It was a privilege to capture clicks of this beautiful, and rare, military metal classic warbird. There are less than one dozen B17s still flying.
* Note the pilot looking to see if I am too close to his aircraft as he swings it around to park. (I wasn't; I was using a zoom lens to get this close-in shot.)


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Jim Quinn
Very, very nice shot, Gary! Perfect shutter speeds to blur the props a bit...
Mark See
Another very cool shot here Gary. And a side note, if I was taxiing something with that wide of a wing span I would be looking out too lol.
--heavy metal ---- the hammer
Dean Johnson
Nice shot and agree with Jim Quinn on the props!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Jim, Mark, Mathias, and Dean ...<br />Hi, guys, and Thanx for the comments / complis. Very much appreciated. <br />I was extremely excited that Aluminum O stopped by here and that I was able to see it &amp; get some catches of it.
Without a doubt, the B-17 is the Queen when it comes to military acrft, a truly great lady
John Yount
There was twenty two B 17 converted to fire tanker (borate bombers) starting in the early 1960's. Most of the B 17 were placed out of service by 1980. The ultimate &quot;tail dragger&quot;. If you could taxi it, you could fly it. If the nose moved six inches (yaw) while taxing the tail traveled three feet in the opposite direction. As a fire bomber the roll rate was slow. Sometimes requiring both pilots on the controls and differential power to avoid hitting something hard i.e canyon wall.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-Nov-2018 B17Moore-Murrell ()Wittman Rgnl () 09:22AM EST 11:58AM CST 3:35
18-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 12:55PM EST 01:17PM EST 0:21
18-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 11:58AM EST 12:18PM EST 0:19
18-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 11:08AM EST 11:29AM EST 0:20
18-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 10:15AM EST 10:37AM EST 0:21
17-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 04:58PM EST 05:19PM EST 0:20
17-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 01:07PM EST 01:28PM EST 0:21
17-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 12:11PM EST 12:32PM EST 0:20
17-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 11:22AM EST 11:43AM EST 0:20
17-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 10:31AM EST 10:52AM EST 0:21
16-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 12:28PM EST 12:50PM EST 0:21
16-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 11:28AM EST 11:49AM EST 0:21
16-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 10:39AM EST 11:01AM EST 0:22
16-Nov-2018 UnknownMoore-Murrell ()Moore-Murrell () 08:47AM EST 09:06AM EST 0:18
14-Nov-2018 B17Myrtle Beach Intl ()Moore-Murrell () 10:28AM EST 12:23PM EST 1:55
11-Nov-2018 UnknownMyrtle Beach Intl ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 10:19AM EST 12:55PM EST 2:35
10-Nov-2018 UnknownMyrtle Beach Intl ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 12:11PM EST 12:35PM EST 0:23
10-Nov-2018 UnknownMyrtle Beach Intl ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 11:11AM EST 11:32AM EST 0:21
10-Nov-2018 UnknownMyrtle Beach Intl ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 10:17AM EST 10:41AM EST 0:23
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