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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N5017N)

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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.
Hey, where have you been? I've been checking but nothing new from you in a long while.
cliff731
Gary, this is an exemplary photo capture of "Aluminum Overcast"!
Alan Brown
Great photo of a truly wonderful plane. I enjoyed my media flight in Denver a couple of years ago.
Christian GUILLARD
Wonderfull
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
" ba dup ba dup ba dup ba dup ba dup" I can just hear those big radials a turning,,!!

April 21st at RDD I'll be there.!!! 5x4*** Gman for everyone turning.!!
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19-Jul-2018 UnknownDane Co Rgnl ()Dane Co Rgnl () 04:45PM CDT 05:05PM CDT 0:20
18-Jul-2018 UnknownWittman Rgnl ()Wittman Rgnl () 04:45PM CDT 06:04PM CDT 1:19
08-Jul-2018 UnknownLewis University ()Lewis University () 10:04AM CDT 10:28AM CDT 0:23
07-Jul-2018 UnknownLewis University ()Lewis University () 05:37PM CDT 06:02PM CDT 0:24
07-Jul-2018 UnknownLewis University ()Lewis University () 12:52PM CDT 01:17PM CDT 0:25
07-Jul-2018 UnknownLewis University ()Lewis University () 11:56AM CDT 12:20PM CDT 0:23
07-Jul-2018 UnknownLewis University ()Lewis University () 11:04AM CDT 11:29AM CDT 0:25
07-Jul-2018 UnknownLewis University ()Lewis University () 10:05AM CDT 10:32AM CDT 0:27
06-Jul-2018 UnknownNear Chicago/Romeoville, ILLewis University () 05:18PM CDT 06:35PM CDT 1:17
06-Jul-2018 UnknownLewis University ()Lewis University () 11:11AM CDT 11:36AM CDT 0:24
06-Jul-2018 UnknownLewis University ()Lewis University () 10:09AM CDT 10:33AM CDT 0:23
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