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Published 15 September 2011

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Flying Fortress

Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’ Flies into the 2011 Goodwood Revival

With a 104ft wing span and 74ft length, the huge Flying Fortress B-17G ‘Sally B’ will dwarf many of the 28 other aircraft participating in this year’s Freddie March Spirit of Aviation concours d’elegance at the 2011 Goodwood Revival (16-18 September). 

This year heralds Sally B’s 66th year and 36th display season in the UK – an impressive feat as the aircraft has no official support and relies solely on charitable donations, sponsorship and souvenir sales to keep it in the air.  Sally B is a living piece of national heritage and the UK’s only remaining air worthy B-17.  It’s survival and use is a tribute to operator Elly Sallingboe and her team. Their hard work, commitment, drive and enthusiasm of the Sally B’s Supporters Club Members have enabled this Second World War’s icon to reach these incredible milestones. 

Funds to help ensure that Sally B continues to fly in the UK to honour the many thousands who gave their lives for freedom are constantly scarce.  Its operators are always extremely grateful for everything they receive, as every penny goes towards the cost of keeping Sally B in flying up there where she belongs. Revival visitors can support the aircraft by purchasing souvenirs or making a donation to its registered charity at its stand (number 307-308) over the road from the Revival Market.

Click here| to watch live footage of the B17 land at Goodwood Aerodrome.


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