The B17 is back
I had the annual pleasure to tour a flying B17, B24 and mustang fighter jet today. It is absolutely fantastic to see these plane fly. I took a trip in this B17 about 10 years ago – well worth it. On the plane were 10 other guys, all 80, all who had flown in a B17 during WWII, just like may Dad. Their stories were harrowing but great – memories that flooded back like they happened yesterday. If you have the chance to see these planes that tour the nation courtesy of the Collings Foundation, please make the effort to go see them. Take the kids – they will love the experience. It is a great opportunity to tell them about grampa or great grampa flying in one of these planes. Some of those guys did not come back., which is even more important to remember. There are always guys out there who flew on these planes – ask them about it. It is a great learning experience. And a great lesson to us all.