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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.
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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15-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 01:11PM EDT 01:33PM EDT 0:22
15-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 12:09PM EDT 12:32PM EDT 0:22
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15-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 10:26AM EDT 10:48AM EDT 0:22
14-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 03:08PM EDT 03:30PM EDT 0:22
14-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 02:18PM EDT 02:40PM EDT 0:21
14-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 01:37PM EDT 01:59PM EDT 0:22
14-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 12:43PM EDT 01:06PM EDT 0:22
13-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 11:27AM EDT 11:50AM EDT 0:22
13-Sep-2019 UnknownIthaca Tompkins Rgnl ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 10:43AM EDT 11:04AM EDT 0:21
11-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl () 11:27AM EDT 01:06PM EDT 1:38
08-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 02:11PM EDT 02:32PM EDT 0:21
08-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 01:29PM EDT 01:50PM EDT 0:21
08-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 11:59AM EDT 12:19PM EDT 0:20
08-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 11:00AM EDT 11:21AM EDT 0:21
08-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 10:09AM EDT 10:31AM EDT 0:22
08-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 09:26AM EDT 09:46AM EDT 0:20
07-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 02:28PM EDT 02:48PM EDT 0:20
07-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 01:28PM EDT 01:50PM EDT 0:22
07-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 12:43PM EDT 01:04PM EDT 0:21
07-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 10:55AM EDT 11:17AM EDT 0:21
07-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 10:08AM EDT 10:28AM EDT 0:20
06-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 01:10PM EDT 01:31PM EDT 0:21
06-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 11:07AM EDT 12:27PM EDT 1:19
06-Sep-2019 UnknownWilloughby Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 10:10AM EDT 10:32AM EDT 0:22
05-Sep-2019 B17Cincinnati Muni ()Willoughby Muni () 10:37AM EDT 12:12PM EDT 1:34
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