Jul 17 2017

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First engine runs for B-17 Flying Fortress “Shady Lady”

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has reported that the B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” (s/n 44-83785) recently ran its engines for the first time in 15 years. The bomber was acquired by the Collings Foundation in 2015 and should make its first flight soon. It will then be flown to the Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts, and will join the “Wings of Freedom Tour” where it will replace the B-17 “Nine-O’Nine”, giving the latter the opportunity to undergo a major inspection and likely receive a new livery in the process.

More on this topic from Aerodynamic Media.

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  1. Vrosi

    doesn’t it cost more in the long run to maintain vintage ww2 engines when you don’t run them with replacing seals and sparkplugs ??

  2. Weaver

    That isn’t the point!. There is pride in authentic vintage My husband flew (piloted) a B-17 in WWII in Germany and I would love to see it as the original airplane he flew over Gen Patton’s troops#

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