Explore the Sky In a Famous WWII Bomber This Weekend in Illinois
Aircraft enthusiasts, I think I just found the PERFECT thing for you to do this weekend in Rockford. Heck, even if you don't have an aircraft obsession, I'm pretty sure you would love the once-in-a-lifetime experience happening in Rockford this weekend.
Take A Ride On The B-25 Mitchell WWII Bomber "Berlin Express" in Rockford
Beginning today, Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19 The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be highlighting their B-25 Mitchell WWII Bomber "Berlin Express" Airplane at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. Not only will you be able to get up close and personal with this fully restored airplane, but you can take a ride in it too!
Bruce Jacobsen, EAA Rockford Chapter 22 Secretary, recently told WREX;
This historical aircraft was intended to be on tour last year to celebrate the end of World War II, 75 years earlier, as the B-25 served in all WWII theaters of War, but that tour was delayed to this year. It is the same type of aircraft that launched from the deck of the US aircraft carrier USS Hornet to accomplish the Jimmy Doolittle Raid on Japan that inspired books and a movie.
Flights aboard the Berlin Express will run at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. this Friday through Sunday, and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is highly recommended to book your reservation in advance by calling the flight crew at 920-379-4244, (get more information here), although walk-up opportunities may be available. The cost is $400 per person ($360 for EAA members), but can you really put on a price on a once-in-a-lifetime experience like this?