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Mt. Vernon Airport to Host Historic B-25, P-51 Planes

By Rob Sussman, WJBD News

The Mt. Vernon Airport will be hosting two historical planes on the airstrip next month. On Labor Day, the Airbase Arizona of the Commemorative Air Force, a non profit group, will be bringing a historic B-25 J Bomber Aircraft entitled "Maid in the Shade" to the airport for the week. The aircraft will be joined on September 6th by a World War II Era P-51D Fighter entitled "Red Nose". The aircraft will remain at the airport until September 8th.

Paid public flights will be available aboard the B-25 throughout the week, seats are $395 for a waist gunner seat, and $650 for Flight deck seating. Proceeds from the flight sales will serve to keep the planes in the air and spreading the word about the history surrounding these planes.

The B-25 Bomber was made famous by the "Dolittle Raiders" on April 18th, 1942, when 16 of the Aircraft took off from the deck of the USS Hornet to bomb Tokyo just four months after the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII.

Those interested in flights aboard the bomber can call (480) 322-5503 or email b25rcazcaf.org.

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