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Wow, this "Flying Fortress" rumbled close over my house yesterday at 10:41 AM, and again today at 11:13 AM, starting the Memorial Day weekend off with appropriate thoughts of veterans and their service during WWII. I heard its noisy prop engines coming, grabbed my camera from the desk, ran to the window and just caught sight of this huge vintage B-17 bomber (originally made by Seattle's own Boeing Aircraft and completely restored to period combat readiness by the Experimental Aircraft Association). I found out its name is "Aluminium Overcast." Today I was outside taking photos of flowers when it passed directly above again. It is owned and operated by EAA and is on a yearly educational tour of the US. There are only 14 of these aircraft left flying in the world today. You can tour it and even go for a flight around Seattle in it this weekend. Be sure to wave to me as it flies over our place!