Air show this weekend at Carroll airport

June 17, 1999

The Jack B. Poage Air Show returns to the Carroll County Regional Airport on Saturday and Sunday with military displays, stunts, aerobatics and flybys.

More than 70 aircraft from all branches of the armed forces, civilian aerobatic performers and aviation museums participate in this event. Planes from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf war will be featured.

Confirmed acts include the USAF-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, EAA's World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber "Aluminum Overcast," AMPHA's P-40 Warhawk World War II vintage fighter, military flybys and aerobatic performers Drew Hurley, John Greenwood, Nancy Lynn, Roger Lehnert and Ned Surratt.

A featured plane will be the EAA Aviation Foundation's B-17G-VE, nicknamed "Aluminum Overcast," which was delivered to the Army Air Forces in May 1945.

The plane has flown more than 1 million miles as a cargo hauler and an aerial mapping platform, and in pest control and forest dusting.

The plane was purchased in 1978 by a group of investors that wanted to preserve it.

The cost of restoration and preservation was so high that the group donated the plane to the EAA Aviation Foundation in 1983.

More than 10 years were devoted to restoring Aluminum Overcast to its original condition.

The air show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and flying starts at 12: 30 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12.

The airport is off Route 97 north on Airport Drive.

Information: 410-876-7200.

Pub Date: 6/17/99

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