Above is a video (in HD) of the B-17
It is filmed flying over 'our' neck of the hills/desert/our spot in the country.
This aircraft was used in World War II, and now it resides at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, just a few blocks from our house.
Yes, you can take a ride in the Sentimental Journey, if you want. We catch it buzzing our house most days, and always on weekends. I still run out and look up at it, fascinated by its size, its gun turrets, its history.
Almost any day of the year the CAF Museum is open.
Almost every day, I wonder about the airmen who flew in it. Who sat in the belly, in the little enclosed bubble, looking at the world below him? Who folded himself in the tail turret, an easy target? Who sat way up front in the nose, underneath the pilots? Would you?
Or the big dome on top - great sky view, but another easy target.
I hear it flying over the house right now!
I have to go out and wave. You just have to!