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.