Maid in the Shade, a B-25J Mitchell medium bomber, will be at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, as part of the Summer Flying Legends of Victory Tour.
The public will have an opportunity to climb aboard the Maid, one of only 34 B-25s in the world still flying.
“It’s built for freedom, not comfort,” Gord Johnsen, OSCAR (on scene co-ordination and response) and docent at the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, Ariz., where the B-25 is stationed. Inside the bomber, space is very limited, allowing only seven passengers plus crew aboard during flight. To reach the nose of the plane, the gunner’s seat, soldiers would crawl along a short shaft, one of the few areas on the plane with a view. Windows are few, and in-flight entertainment is not…