Europe’s only airworthy Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (picture above from Wikipedia) – Sally B – is returning to Northern Ireland after a 2 year absence, displaying on the Saturday only of Air Waves 2015. The aircraft which operates Duxford from is a living memorial to the many crews that lost their lives in World War 2.
Sally B is not part of the Imperial War Museum collection at Duxford, nor is she supported financially by the museum, the aircraft is kept flying by a very dedicated team of volunteers, lead by Elly Sallingboe, and recieves no official financial help.
The B-17 will be captained by Peter Kuypers who is well known on the display circuit and also displays the Dutch B-25 Mitchell. Peter’s day job is as a captain for the Dutch national KLM flying the Airbus 330.