Scotia receives visit from historic Boeing B-17 Bomber

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Updated: 8/18 11:10 am
SCOTIA N.Y. – Historians got a chance to look inside of history Sunday when a Boeing B-17 Bomber made a stop in Scotia.

B-17 visited Empire State Aero Science Museum in Scotia, where it stole the attention of the crowd.

Boeing B-17's, also known as the flying fortresses, were active aircrafts in the 1940's which were used in World War II.

The journey the Boeing B-17 Bomber has been through holds a lot of meaning. It is said to be humbling to fly a B-17, because as soon as you are airborne you begin to think about what soldiers have done, and the sacrifice they made.

The aircraft was created in hopes it could defend itself flying over Germany, justly so the B-17 had trouble with this task.

The flying fortress was not designed like you typical aircraft, the plane in noisy and has a small cockpit.

There are only six to eight Boeing B-17 Bombers left flying in the world.

According to Jerry Ahsburn, the flight load master on the B-17, the aircraft will be touring around the country all summer.

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