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Eastbourne International Airshow 2016

40 B17 Sally B Built as

40 B17 Sally B Built as a Boeing B-17G-105-VE c/n 8693, the future Sally B was one of the last to be constructed. Accepted by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) in June 1945, it was too late to see war service but was used for research roles during which a man-carrying pod on the starboard wingtip was added! Later returned to standard configuration, no details have ever emerged of the trials which this aircraft was involved in. Businessman and pilot, Ted White brought her to Britain to the Imperial War Museum Duxford, in 1975, to begin a new life as Sally B, named after Ted’s long-time companion Elly Sallingboe. An engineering support group and operating base at Duxford were set up, and eventually a Supporters Club to keep her in flying condition. Sally B became the official flagship of the American Air Museum in Britain, part of the Imperial War Museum complex. Fundraising efforts and dedication of her team continue to preserve the aircraft for future generations and as a memorial to the 79,000 US airmen who died fighting in the skies over Europe between 1942 and 1945. Sally B’s role as the USAAF 8th Air Force Memorial Flight and her rarity, not only as an airworthy example, but also as the only flying B-17 in the UK, make her a very important part of aviation history. FLYING TIMES Sat 14:50 DIMENSIONS Height: 5.85m Length: 22.67m Wingspan: 31.66m PERFORMANCE Maximum Speed: 287mph at 11,800ft POWERPLANT 4 x Wright R-18200-97 Cyclone radial engines, each producing 1,200 hp at 15,000 ft. DID YOU KNOW? Sally B starred in the hit movie Memphis Belle and even took the title role for the final, nailbiting sequence when the battle-torn bomber returns home from her final mission! EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL 2016

Bronco OV-10B During recent years this aircraft has displayed at various events from Scotland to the Czech Republic where thousands of people enjoyed the sight and sound of this unique aircraft. It makes its debut at Airbourne this year The North American Aviation Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is a turboprop light attack and observation aircraft. It was developed in the 1960s for counter insurgency combat. One of its primary missions was as a forward air control aircraft in the Vietnam War. The OV-10B variant was produced for Germany to use as target tug. After a long career the Bronco was replaced by the Pilatus PC-9 in 1990 and all aircraft were retired. The German Wing of the OV-10 Bronco Association (GWOBA) was formed in 2000 and chaired by Tony DeBruyn of Eureka Aviation (Belgium), the display pilot to bring the Bronco to full restoration. Bronco “99+18” successfully completed its maiden flight in May 2012 displaying at airshows from 2014. Bronco “99+32” made its first flight on July 11th, 2007 at Duxford following a 6 year restoration period. Bronco “99+26” arrived in Duxford in 2001 and restoration works commenced with significant work on the airframe and landing gear completed, and the further restoration back to flying conditions is still in process. FLYING TIMES Sat 15:32 Sun 13:31 DIMENSIONS Height: 4.62m Length: 13.41m Wingspan: 12.2m PERFORMANCE Maximum Speed: 288mph (463km/h) POWERPLANT 2 x Garrett T76 of 715shp DID YOU KNOW? The OV-10B Bronco Demo Team are based at Kortrijk- Wevelgem airport in Belgium. WWW.EASTBOURNEAIRSHOW.COM

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