While browsing the U.S. Air Force’s website of official photos, came across some pix too good to pass up. So, without any particular connecting theme other than I like the views, here are four nice photos of various airplanes, current and old.
History in the sky above Hill: The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17, also known as “Aluminum Overcast,” banks right above Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Aug. 13, 2015. EAA’s B-17 is painted to resemble B-17G No. 42-102515 of the 398th Bombardment Group (Heavy) that flew from Royal Air Force Nuthampstead, England, during World War II. That aircraft was shot down over Le Manior, France, on Aug. 13, 1944, during its 34th combat mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)
The Aluminum Overcast and Yankee Lady, both B-17s, along with the P-51 Ain’t Misbehavin’ and a Heritage trainer are displayed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force flight line May 17, 2018. They performed a flyover over the museum during the morning to commemorate the opening of the Memphis Belle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Friedl)
A B-17 Flying Fortress of the Army Air Forces during a bombing mission over western Europe. (Courtesy photo) – Courtesy of U.S. Air Force with photo credit to Bennie J. Davis III.
Putting on a show: A B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress perform a flyover during the 2017 Barksdale Air Force Base air show, May 6, 2017. Air Force pilots flew their combat-capable airframes in honor of the 8th Air Force, as Airmen and their families celebrated the unit’s storied heritage which dates back to 1942. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Curt Beach)