Newly Restored B-25 MB II

Newly Restored B-25 MB II

Newly Restored B-25 MB II  On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  They fought and died to keep us safe and free.  Although we can not ever thank them enough, we can remember them.  This new restored B-25 helps us remember them and all flight crews who served.  The Commemorative Air Force’s SoCal Wing worked for roughly two decades to restore this North American PBJ-1 Mitchell, the Navy’s version of the B-25 medium bomber. Over seven hundred PBJs, flown by the Marine Corp., served in the South Pacific during WWII.

Pilots

Pilots

Pilots  Those cool airplanes won’t fly without pilots.  In fact, the day could come when we will not have qualified pilots to fly some of the older airplanes.  Take the B-26 medium bomber!  There are no B-26s flying today.  How long will it be before all the qualified pilots for the B-26 are gone?  Actually, not long!  Then, when a B-26 is restored to flying condition and made airworthy, learning to fly it will be done by test pilots just like learning to fly a brand new airplane.  Unfortunately, some airplanes will never fly again.  Instead, their existence will be relegated to museums.  Enjoy the planes flying at summer air shows and fly-ins.