World War II relic visits Tulsa

Thursday, June 19th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

It's a flying fortress that ruled the skies during World War II. The B-17 "aluminum overcast" is in Tulsa this week.

It’s all part of the "Road to Kitty Hawk" tour that commemorates 100 years of manned flight. Thursday, News on 6 photojournalist Scott Brooks got to climb onboard, giving us a bird's eye view from one of the best-known aircrafts of the World War II era.

Scott Maher with the Experimental Aircraft Association, "They were called the flying fortress because this airplane has 15 machine guns on it and it was a defended airplane all the way around."

Roy Fisher, War veteran, "They have been used for fighting fires, crop dusting, all kinds of things because they're easy to fly, they'll fly slow and they will come back."

The B-17 will be on display through Sunday at Jones Riverside Airport in Tulsa. There will be ground tours and special flights.