June 18 2014 0Comment

Wings Over the Rockies hosts the EAA B-17 Flying Fortress

June 18 – 22, 2014: Wings Over the Rockies hosted the EAA B-17 Flying Fortress at Signature Flight Support near the future Exploration of Flight site.  Nicknamed the “Aluminum Overcast,” the aircraft is perhaps the finest flying B-17 in the world, criss-crossing the country every year to bring the history of World War II aviation back to life.  Wings has hosted the aircraft since 2004, turning our volunteers and members to honor the “Greatest Generation” with flights, veterans’ activities, military vehicles and a great hangar dance.  This year two P-51 Mustangs and two T-6’s joined the festivities, and EAA named Denver the top tour site in the country for its tour.  In addition, Wings flew teachers is in its restored 1942 450 Stearman, and Wings and Jeppesen volunteers joined EAA pilots in flying 108 Young Eagles in personal aircraft.  The three young men in the photo, aged 15, 17 and 18, represent the next “Great Generation” as products of Wings’ education programs.  All are also Young Eagles and have begun pilot training.  They will be leaders in Wings’ new Aerospace Explorer Post beginning this summer at Centennial Airport.  Carl Corns, right, is the adult Post leader.