July 15, 2011

WWII Era B-25 "Maid in the Shade" Visits Bellingham this weekend

Bellingham's Heritage Flight Museum is welcoming some special guest this weekend, the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force  will be flying in an old WWII bomber, the B-25 Maid in the Shade a twin-engine bomber that was used by Allied Air Forces in WWII that saw 15 missions in 1944.

Maid in the Shade has been in the restoration process for the past 28 years and started flying again  on May, 29, 2009. This is her first trip to Bellingham.

The old B-17 “flying fortress” otherwise known as “Sentimental Journey,” which is one of only eight B-17s left in flying condition in the world was scheduled to be here as well but, the old airplane is undergoing safety checks on her engines and won’t be able to make it to this weekend’s flight. One of her sister's "Liberty Belle", crash landed in a corn field outside of Chicago recently, and sent the remaining birds in for safety checks..

Tours of Maid in the Shade are scheduled for Friday afternoon you can take flight on Saturday or Sunday’s. The tickets are not cheap at, $395-$650 for a 30 minute flight, but they do tend to sell out.

 

If you have any questions or want to see any Bellingham Real Estate feel free to email me at or give me a call at 360-739-6981

Photo Courtesy of flickr.com  by dcbprime

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