Celebrate Aviation Day this weekend at Pangborn Memorial Airport

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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.