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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 Schenauer Photo 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 Schenauer Photo 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 Schenauer Photo 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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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
23-Apr-2017 UnknownRedding Muni ()Bend Muni () 04:19PM PDT 05:51PM PDT 1:31
23-Apr-2017 UnknownRedding Muni ()Redding Muni () 10:31AM PDT 10:53AM PDT 0:22
22-Apr-2017 UnknownRedding Muni ()Redding Muni () 11:23AM PDT 11:45AM PDT 0:22
22-Apr-2017 UnknownRedding Muni ()Redding Muni () 10:23AM PDT 10:44AM PDT 0:21
19-Apr-2017 B17Yuba County ()Redding Muni () 12:14PM PDT 12:50PM PDT 0:36
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