Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

@Madras Municipal Airport, Madras, OR

August 2015

Smack in the center of Oregon lies Madras, home of the Erickson Aircraft Collection and the Airshow of the Cascades.  This summer I was able to visit the collection and see the airshow while attending the Madras Air-2-Air Experience workshop.  The EAC recently added this B-17 to their collection, where it was renamed the Madras Maiden.  This example was manufactured by Lockheed-Vega and delivered to the U.S.A.A.F. in October 1944, then modified to be a “Pathfinder” variant for nighttime bombing.  This is the only Pathfinder model in existence.  Nikon D7100 w/18-200 mm, processed with Aperture.

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