B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour
The B-17G has a remarkable story. One filled with daring missions and personal sacrifice.
You’re now invited to relive that story on a historic flight aboard the EAA’s beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.
More than just an airplane, the B-17 is living history that holds a remarkable connection to the past and is the most iconic image of World World II.
Today, it serves as a tribute to those known as the greatest generation: the bold men and women who built and served on the heavy bombers in the 1940s.
Relive the story. Join the flight.
We graciously thank Tempest for helping to keep the B-17 flying. All the ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing The Spirit of Aviation with everyone. Our tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the B-17’s stories.
For any questions, or if you are interested in booking a full flight at a location, please contact Membership Services at 800-359-6217.
Revenues from the B-17 tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid our ambition to “keep ’em flying” for many years to come.
B-17 Experience Pricing
2-5 p.m. (unless noted), weather permitting
$10: Individual Rate
$20: Family Rate: (adults/children up to 17)
Free: Children under 8 (with paying adult)
Free: Veterans / Active Military
$409: EAA Members
$435: EAA Members
May 03 – May 05, 2019 | Rockford, IL United States
Sources are reporting a Boeing 737 made an emergency landing at the Rockford Airport around 11 am this morning.
It was experiencing mechanical issues a source told us.
Thankfully, It was able to land safely as many emergency personnel were on scene just in case.
We are not able to confirm it yet, but there was a Boeing 737 that did land at the Rockford Airport around the same time. It is registered to Southern Air. (ATLAS AIR INC) Southern Air 362, SOO362 / 9S362 / N362GT
It appears it was circling the SE area of Iowa for awhile before making the emergency landing, possibly to burn off fuel so it could land.
The Rockford Airport has a 10,000 foot runway capable of handling any kind of aircraft for any situation.
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Santa and Mrs. Claus and two of their elves made a early Christmas visit to RFD today via a non-stop flight on UPS Airlines from the North Pole. They delivered gifts to approx 100 children as part of the Annual RFD/Toys For Tots Santa Flight. Other sponsors included The USMC Reserve, UPS and UPS Airlines, the Rockford Police Dept, The RFD Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Dept and OSF Aviation.
What many people do not know is the Rockford Airport hosts all kinds of types of flights. General aviation, Cargo, Experimental, Military, Charters, and they even host the United States Department Of Justice Prisoner And Alien Transportation Service 88
This aircraft that many of you saw is actually “Conair“ a Boeing 737 United States Department Of Justice Prisoner And Alien Transportation Service 88
U S MARSHALS SERVICE
They fly into the Rockford Airport to transport prisoners often.
That is one of many cool things that happens out at the Rockford Airport.
Other things at the Rockford Airport: New England Patriots backup jet is currently parked at the Rockford Airport
Celebrities, Politicians, High level CEO’s, all fly into Rockford Airport all the time. You can also see military aircraft, experimental aircraft, general aviation, etc…
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Video by Chris BREAKING: BOMB THREAT AT THE ROCKFORD AIRPORT
Source sent us the following screenshot. According to this, these passengers were boarding a plane at the Rockford Airport and were checking in a bag. The bag has 2 Christmas ornaments and a bottle of vodka in it. They tried to tell the airport authorities what it was, but they still evacuated the building. They detained the 2 guys in police squad cars while they investigated. They were able to confirm it was not a bomb and gave the all clear.
UPDATE: Police have the airport area blocked off. Initial reports are saying it was a bomb threat. Sources have told us. They do believe it is a possible bomb. The bomb squad is on scene. Rockford Fire Department ambulance went out there with lights and sirens, unknown on injuries at this time. Still developing
Details are minimal right now due to the encryption.
Sources are reporting a bomb threat the Rockford Airport.
They are evacuating the Rockford Airport. Almost 200 people have been evacuated. Several emergency personnel are en route to the scene.
This is still developing, check back later for updates
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Yesterday we had a call of a package thief in the area of the 600 block of Park. Two very vigilant people noticed a young woman and a couple of guys taking a package off of a porch and run away with it. One of the vigilant neighbors got out her phone and shot multiple pictures of the subjects, while the other (who was in a car) followed the bandits. Later, the witness returned and told us that it seemed out of the ordinary that someone would be running with a package, because normally people wouldn’t run with them. Seemed super logical, and she was totally right.
This witness saw the subjects run into a house. She provided a perfect description and we were able to make contact with, and arrest 2 subjects from the house. The property was recovered, and returned to the rightful owner.
This case is a perfect example of how you all know what looks out of place in your own neighborhood. Good people did the right thing and called us, and we were able to go and catch the bad guys. That is perfect partnership, and we rely on you all for that.
With the holiday season upon us, lots of packages will be delivered. Please look out for one another. Most of the delivery services have alerts that you can get for when your package is delivered. That is a good idea. Certainly the camera systems work well, and good ol’ fashion looking out for each other works amazing.
Both of the suspects in this case were arrested for Theft and were released.
Neither had considered that they might have stolen someone’s Christmas gift, or even more importantly critical medicine that some folks have delivered.
We also informed them that they were clearly terrible criminals as they were not only followed by our awesome citizens, but we also had pictures of them being terrible criminals.
Be safe and be vigilant