Museum of Flight Labor Day Weekend with B-17 Visits and Biplane Rides

World War II Flying Fortress, “Aluminum Overcast,” joins Museum’s B-17, “Boeing Bee,” for weekend ground tours

SEATTLE – Visitors to the Museum on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-7, will be treated to two B-17s bombers to tour – the Museum’s Boeing Bee, and the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Aluminum Overcast. Also, on Saturday at 2 p.m. their will be a presentation about the WACO Aircraft Company of the 1930s, followed by rides in a classic WACO biplane with a free hat and tee-shirt to those who buy a ride after seeing the Museum lecture. The rides are provided by Olde Thyme Aviation, with the hat and tee-shirt offer good on Sept. 5-7.

B-17 Aluminum Overcast at The Museum of Flight.

B-17 Aluminum Overcast at The Museum of Flight.

Admission to the lecture, and exterior tours of the Boeing Bee are free with admission to the Museum. Tours inside either of the bombers are $10. Admission to the Museum is free through the weekend to active military and family.

Aluminum Overcast
The Museum of Flight will host the Experimental Aircraft Association’s classic Boeing B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, for ground tours during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7. The Flying Fortress will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. The EAA flies Aluminum Overcast to dozens of American cities every year to share this rare aircraft as a living tribute to those who built and served with them during World War II.

WACO: A Legacy of Excellence – Presentation by Bill McCutcheon
On Sept. 5 at 2 p.m., Museum Docent Bill McCutcheon talks about the Waco Aircraft Company (WACO), one of the greatest producers of planes during the “golden age of aviation.” From the 1920s through the 1940s the sturdy, attractive WACOs earned a special place for aviators of all stripes. Vintage WACO biplanes are still carrying passengers. Visitors to the Museum can even experience a ride in one at Olde Thyme Aviation, based right next to The Museum of Flight. A free hat and tee-shirt will be given to those who buy a biplane ride after seeing the WACO lecture (offer good for rides
Sept. 5-7).

For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit