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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N5017N)


The Experimental Aircraft Association's "Aluminum Overcast" (N5017N, a B-17G) swings into its parking position on the ramp at Reno Stead Airport at 12:45 yesterday afternoon (30 Mar 2017). Its arrival from Napa, CA (KAPC) was delayed due to heavy snow squalls in the area around Stead and Reno, but a well-timed arrival enabled the crew to land at RTS between the squalls. The bomber will be at RTS until Sunday.


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Isaac Vogelzang
Great photo! Thanks for sharing it!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi, Isaac. Thanx. I was out there for over 4 hours awaiting its arrival. It was due in midmorning but the winds were gusting at over 55 MPH and the snow squalls kept rolling thru the area reducing the visibility to well below minimums. In fact, I was there a total of (almost) six hours ... and in all that time this was the only aircraft that landed. I was permitted lone access on to the ramp after it was parked (the media flight was canceled and rescheduled) so I was able to click hundreds of great shots, but in many of them the snow is falling heavily. <br />Hey, where have you been? I've been checking but nothing new from you in a long while.
Gary, this is an exemplary photo capture of &quot;Aluminum Overcast&quot;!
Alan Brown
Great photo of a truly wonderful plane. I enjoyed my media flight in Denver a couple of years ago.<br />
Christian GUILLARD
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
To Cliff, Alan, and Christian .... Your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you.
Don Lynch
There should be room for an extra star...
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Don ... Very much appreciate your comment. TYVVM. (Wave)
Tom Vance
&quot; ba dup ba dup ba dup ba dup ba dup&quot; I can just hear those big radials a turning,,!!<br /><br />April 21st at RDD I'll be there.!!! 5x4*** Gman for everyone turning.!!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-Nov-2018 B17Moore-Murrell ()Wittman Rgnl () 09:10AM EST 12:35PM CST Scheduled
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
07-Nov-2018 B17Rock Hill ()Rock Hill () 09:23AM EST 09:46AM EST 0:23
07-Nov-2018 B17Rock Hill ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 09:23AM EST Diverted
06-Nov-2018 UnknownRock Hill ()Rock Hill () 01:36PM EST 02:06PM EST 0:30
06-Nov-2018 UnknownRock Hill ()Rock Hill () 12:36PM EST 01:01PM EST 0:24
06-Nov-2018 UnknownRock Hill ()Rock Hill () 11:45AM EST 12:10PM EST 0:25
05-Nov-2018 B17Macon County ()Rock Hill () 11:21AM EST 12:21PM EST 0:59
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