World War Two history comes alive at Saturday’s Aviation Day celebration at Pangborn Memorial Airport.
Aviation Day will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning with a pancake breakfast.
From there, people will have a chance to see, and possibly fly, on a wide array of aircraft.
The centerpiece will be a B-25D bomber owned by Seattle-based Historic Flight Foundation.
It was the first U.S. Army plane to see action on every fighting front of WWII, the first to sink a submarine, and the first medium bomber to fly from a carrier deck.
Yet it was designed in just 40 days, without wind-tunnel tests or prototypes.
The plane will fly into Pangborn on Friday. For $495 you can actually ride on the bomber, which will be taking passengers six at a time. To book a ride, call (509) 886-0233.
Other flight opportunities will include a chance to ride on a helicopter.
And, of course, Miss Veedol will be in attendance.
There also will be drawings for prizes and activities for kids.