B-17 loses engine enroute to Saskatoon Airshow

FTLComm - Red Deer - Monday, August 23, 2004

Commemorative Air Force (used to be the Confederate Air Force) B-17 was to be at Saskatoon's air show this past weekend but over Alberta on Thursday it lost an engine. The engine is reported to have almost destroyed itself.

The aircraft is now at the
Airspray hanger in Red Deer where it will take from seven to ten days to get this valueable aircraft back in the air.

Not only were Air Show spectators disappointed but the
Regina Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical society had planned to have a look at the Flying Fortress when it made a stop in the Queen City.

The Regina Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society meet on the second Thursday of every month from September to June. If you would like more details contact
Will Clabun.

The pictures on this page of two B-17s were taken at the 2003 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin. I have cleared the crowd away from each picture so you can focus on the magnificient aircraft designed by Boeing originally as a long range navy patrol aircraft. The one on the right was taking passengers for rides at the 2003 Oshkosh airshow.

Timothy W. Shire



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