This website uses cookies. By using and further navigating this website, you accept this.
Dismiss
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.
Dismiss
(S'inscrire ou Se connecter)
  59 Votes (4.68 Moyenne) et 11.563 Vues  

/images/icons/csMagGlass.png moyen / grand / plein format

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N5017N)

Soumis

Giving rides at the Downtown Airport.

Comments

Please log in or register to post a comment.

alan mistrater
Why those inboards throwing so much more oil than the outboards??
Overhaul time???
ANTONIO MIRANDA
Alan, I believe it's rubber/asphalt stains from the landing gear. Maybe not.
Guy Mellick
Actually it is because the air exiting the landing gear doors cause the venting of oil. Engines #1 and #4 vent into a cleaner airstream that takes most of it away from the wing.
Paul Parish
Can you imagine a thousand of these big brutes in the air at one time? Biggest formation I ever flew I was only 16 aircraft.
Travis Mauldin
@Paul Parish. I'd hate to be a German Soldier.
Neil Klapthor
My favorite WW2 bomber! My father-in-law was a co-pilot on one of these on his first mission when he was shot down over Italy. Flak knocked out two engines, all the crew bailed out and survived. Three were taken prisoner. My father-in-law was hidden by several farmers as he tried to make his way back south. Stayed with one farm family, in Nazi occupied territory, for about 4 months before the Allies liberated the area. After the crew bailed out, the B-17 flew on unmanned and eventually crashed in a large volcanic lake (Lake Bolsena). About 3 years ago, the belly gun ball turret was discovered about 300' down. The man who recovered it and several other researchers spent about a year trying to identify the plane and crew. Too long a story to relate here but it's fascinating what they did to identify the plane and my father-in-law and his crew.
Antonio1948
Neil Klapthor, this is fascinating. I lived near the lake in my youth and did not know the story, but if you google " b17 lago bolsena " and look at the images, you will find a lot of the belly gun ball turret. Glad about the outcome for your dad!
Travis Mauldin
@Neil Klapthor. WOW! Awesome story.
JOURNAL DE L'ACTIVITE
Vous voulez une recherche complète sur l'historique de N5017N depuis 1998? Achetez maintenant. Recevez-le dans l'heure.
Date Avion Provenance Destination Départ Arrivée Durée
03-08-2018 UnknownPrès de Oshkosh, WIWittman Rgnl () 14h40 CDT 16h46 CDT 2:05
03-08-2018 UnknownPrès de Oshkosh, WIWittman Rgnl () 12h31 CDT 13h30 CDT 0:59
Les membres inscrits (l'inscription est gratuite et facile!) voient 3 months d'historique. S'inscrire
 

Se connecter

Vous n'avez pas de compte? Inscrivez-vous maintenant (gratuitement) pour des fonctionnalités personnalisées, des alertes de vols, et plus encore!