On Monday, we visited Doug's brother for a belated birthday celebration. Dennis' birthday had been on Sunday, but we weren't able to get together until Monday. On our way home that afternoon, we drove by a small community airport and were surprised to see a B-17 Bomber sitting on the tarmac.
The aircraft was on display at this local airport, compliments of the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.
Rides in the B-17 were being offered for $425 in the back or $850 in the nose. That was just a wee bit out of our price range.
My husband is an airplane junky. Maybe it's because his dad served on an aircraft carrier in World War II. I don't know. But, if he's in the house and hears an airplane going over, he'll run outside to try to get a look at it and identify it if he can.
I'm sure he'd have loved to go for a ride on this B-17. Fortunately for our budget, my airplane junky husband is also a tightwad.
For more information on the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force or on this particular B-17, click here.