July 21, 2014 9:57 pm

Combat aircraft lands in Penticton

PENTICTON, B.C. – It was a vital weapon for Americans in World War II, and Monday, the historic bomber flies into Penticton for a week-long tour.

Aircraft fanatics and history buffs are able to check out the B-25 and even go for a ride.

“We’re honouring the ones that actually served in the war, and we’re educating younger people what those people went through,” says Jerry Briggs, a B-24 pilot.

This is the first time the warbird has ever visited north of the border.

The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona approached the Penticton flying club to host this leg of the tour.

“If you’re at all interested in aviation or history, this covers them both,” says Larry Taylor, President of the Penticton Flying Club.

The bomber will be on display at the Penticton Regional Airport until Sunday.

There’s a $10 entrance fee.

But if you want to go for a flight, the price ranges from $395 to $650. The highest price will get you a seat on the flight deck.

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