Tough to see.
I saw this aircraft last summer at the biggest gathering of B-17's in the world. There was 8 of them, along with a B-24, and they all flew 2 days in a row and did about a dozen passes. Very little formation flying, they flew in trail formation, and they would come by one right after the other, loop around the field, and come back again. I had a spot right off the runway approach, an incredible spectacle to see so many of these historic bombers doing pass after pass.
Two days in a row yet ! They also had a flying F-100, he did a bunch of rip roaring passes as well.
I live fairly close to where B-17 "Yankee Lady" is based, and they do these revenue flights all the time. I see it flying around quite often. I can easily see the need for revenue, but I think a point is going to be reached where it is not going to be advisable to fly these old machines around on a regular basis for the sole purpose of drumming up revenue.
Unfortunately, that means that they must either have a sponsor, or not fly much at all.
Last edited by Skynyrd; 06/15/2011 05:41 AM.