B-17 Aluminum Overcast in Lebanon TN 2004

B-17 Aluminum Overcast in Lebanon TN 2004

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The B-17 Aluminum Overcast visited Lebanon, TN in 2004. I took my 1940’s era Bell & Howell Filmo 16mm movie camera and shot this footage from a small hill on the other side of the runway.

After the B-17 took off, it banked around to the left and I thought it was going to be gone for awhile. A few minutes later I heard the beautiful sound of those 4 radial engines and realized that they were going to buzz the field. The B-17 flew right over me on this pass. Looking throught the viewfinder, it felt like I could reach out and touch it as it went by. You can tell the excitement level was high as the camera shakes while I was filming the plane fly away.

It was easily one of the most exciting shots I’ve ever captured on film.

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