Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
Start your engines, you've been cleared for takeoff on an incredible B-17 flight with astronaut Jack Lousma! You and a guest will go for the ride of your lives above the Detroit River in the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Yankee Lady, one of only eleven flyable B17 aircrafts in the world. Your flight will be followed by a tour of the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, Michigan.
You'll soar into clear summer skies on this beautifully-restored World War II bomber with a lovely view of Detroit off your port wing and Windsor, Ontario off starboard. During the hour-long flight, you'll get a chance to check out all of the crew positions from the nose to the waist guns. Afterwards, you'll head over to the Yankee Air Museum, owner and operator of the Yankee Lady, to get a glimpse of the history of aviation in the company of an astronaut who played a critical role in the space program.
Lousma worked for 59 days in orbit as a member of the second Skylab space station crew in 1973. In 1982, he commanded the third orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia. He has logged a total of over 1,619 hours in space, including 11 hours on two spacewalks outside the Skylab space station.
Transportation to and from this experience is not included other than as is provided in the auction description. The actual date of the experience, not to exceed one year after the close of the auction, will be determined by the above astronaut's schedule. ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, to reject the high bid, and to accept a bid from a lower bidder, for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith. The winning bidder of this experience may be required to submit proof of identity and be subject to a background check. Hold harmless agreement required.
Bidding on this lot concluded on November 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM EST.
Bidders: 4 Bids: 14 Winning Bid: $3700
|Bidder||Bid Time (UTC)||Bid Amount (USD)|
|302||2013 Nov 10 01:40:32||3700.00|
|161||2013 Nov 10 01:37:47||3600.00|
|302||2013 Nov 09 20:19:18||3500.00|
|313||2013 Nov 09 21:57:34||3400.00|
|302||2013 Nov 09 20:19:18||3300.00|
|161||2013 Nov 09 16:29:29||3200.00|
|161||2013 Nov 09 16:29:29||3100.00|
|302||2013 Nov 09 15:43:00||3000.00|
|302||2013 Nov 09 15:43:00||2800.00|
|161||2013 Nov 09 16:29:12||2700.00|
|302||2013 Nov 09 15:43:00||2600.00|
|225||2013 Nov 01 18:12:00||2500.00|
|313||2013 Nov 08 23:01:16||2400.00|
|225||2013 Nov 01 18:12:00||2000.00|