Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

Forecast Calls for Aluminum Overcast

Once again the EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast is on tour. The west coast swing will land in the Southwestern U.S. during the first months of 2017. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe. B-17s from the Eighth Air Force participated in countless missions from bases in England, often lasting […]

Flying in Style in EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor

  The 1929 airliner coming to (CITY) was the height of flying luxury 85 years ago. EAA’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor brings to mind an era of excitement, energy, and a belief that we, as a nation could achieve anything. That golden age of aviation is part of the spirit that promotes innovation and inspires our […]

National Championship Air Races 2013

The period beginning in the early 1930’s and culminating in the late 1940’s saw the most dramatic advancement of the aircraft in history. At the hands of designers and engineers such as Dutch Kindelberger, Lee Atwood, Don Berlin, Howard Hughes, Kelly Johnson and Willie Messerschmitt, aircraft matured from wire and strut braced designs to streamlined […]