B-25 Visits Future Home of Aviation Museum

Apr 07, 2014 No Comments by

A gigantic iron bird the color of gunmetal is causing quite the squawk at the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville, Calif., and folks behind the Jimmy Doolittle Center, for one, are enthused.

More than likely because they’ve got an impressive warbird, a World War II B-25 Mitchell nicknamed “Tondelayo,” nesting just inside the Copart hangar that’s drawn dozens of visitors over the past week. The hope is that more will come once word of the 70-year-old plane, which still goes airborne, spreads, and visions of a world class air and space museum become reality.

“To be able to fly this thing around is a dream,” said Russ Fisher, a pilot and member of the Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Education Foundation board, on Friday. “Being able to come here and put your hand on a piece of living history, to touch it … to imagine history” is amazing, he continued.

For the complete story by Kimberly K. Fu of The (Vacaville) Reporter, click here.

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