Sedona AZ (March 31, 2013) – That big, lumbering airplane that flew over Sedona Saturday afternoon was a World War II B-25 “war bird”, vintage 1944. The twin engine bomber flew up from Deer Valley airport for the day to bring attention to the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT). It flew the skies and canyons of Sedona most of the afternoon, offering rides to those wishing the experience of flying World War II style. Joining the B-25, also fondly named “Executive Sweet”, were 17 other antique aircraft. Chinese Yaks and United States T-6 trainers flew in formation over the Sedona skies.
The B-25 came from her home base at Camarillo, California and belongs to the American Aeronautical Foundation, which was founded to help preserve the aviation legacy of our World War II Veterans and the aircraft they flew. Thanks to Al Comello for assisting in organizing the event and the Sedona Airport Authority for their support in making this an interesting and informational afternoon.