Thought you had enough updates on this weekend’s Route 66 events, did you? Well, maybe not! Yesterday on the Chicago Tribune’s website, the multimedia guys loaded a video of folks taking a plane ride in Romeoville, IL – specifically, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, the Aluminum Overcast. Wheeee! Looked like fun. You can see the video here.
We wrote about this event a few weeks ago, and it’s an annual affair. You can still catch EAA’s B-17 bomber at Lewis University Airport this weekend. Even if you can’t afford the pricy tariff for a ride, you can still get a tour on the ground for cheap. The airport is maybe a mile west of IL 53/Route 66 on Renwick Road. You’ll see the drive on the north side of Renwick. Just follow the crowds, and you can’t miss it. And for the armchair travelers, EAA has a page full of photos from the tour.
That’s it for now. If you’re going to the Berwyn Route 66 Car Show tomorrow (Saturday the 7th), don’t forget to stop by the tents in the center and say hi to the folks from the Berwyn Route 66 Museum and the . We’ll be hanging out with them most of the day doing our meet-and-greet, when we aren’t circulating in the crowd. LOVE to meet you-all! Scenic Byway
Until next time,