WWII planes take to the sky over the Springs

What a cool opportunity for this reporter to take a ride on a B-25!

Originally from the Colorado Springs Gazette

Takeoff was something akin to being tossed around inside a malicious drying machine: hot, violent and deafeningly loud.

But the WWII B-25 bomber was not designed for comfort. It was designed to deliver devastating blows to the enemy while taking a beating itself.

More than 70 years after the plane first took to the skies, the design of the B-25 has withstood the test of time.

Members of the all-volunteer WestPac Restorations, part of Colorado Springs' WWII Aviation Museum, gathered on the tarmac as two of their rebuilt aircrafts, a B-25 Mitchell and a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane, prepared to take off.

The plan was to fly about 100 miles north to Erie for an air show flyby to promote the museum's upcoming air show.


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