GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — A fully restored B-17 bomber has been in Johnson County skies this weekend.
The Aluminum Overcast, built at the end of World War II, has taken up residence at the Indy South Greenwood Airport, where people can take photos, meet the pilots who fly the historic airplane and even take a ride in the spacious bomber.
The event takes place through Sunday and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Organizers of the event relish the opportunity to teach generations of flight fans about the importance of the B-17. More impactful is to take World War II veterans who served on the planes up for another ride.
“It’s a thrill to ride on it,” Roger Tomey, president of the local chapter of the Experimental Aricraft Association said. “There’s a lot of history here in this aircraft.”
Individuals can purchase a ticket to ride in the bomber. Flights cost $435 for EAA members and $475 for non-members. The flights will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting.
Tours will be given showing off the unique aspects of the plane such as the different gun turrets and bomber sights. Tours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m each day. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Veterans and active military are free.