EAA’s Historic B-25 Bomber Back on Tour in 2022

Berlin Express on her first post-restoration flight on April 20, 2019 (photo by Jim Busha)
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PRESS RELEASE

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 13, 2022) — The Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing back the B-25 Berlin Express flight tour starting on June 17 in Champaign, Illinois.

The B-25 tour will travel throughout the United States stopping at each destination and providing flight experiences. The historically maintained aircraft allows for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly with highly trained pilots.

Berlin Express on her first post-restoration flight on April 20, 2019 (photo by Jim Busha)

“Since we first flew this restored B-25 in 2019, the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve received to the airplane on tour has been extremely gratifying,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety. “We are eager to have many more people experience this piece of flying history, whether that is at Oshkosh or one of the tour stops where we salute the sacrifices made by those who preserved our freedom.”

This year’s B-25 tour schedule includes:

 

  • June 17-19: Champaign, Illinois
  • June 24-26: Punta Gorda, Florida
  • July 1-4: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • July 7-10: Wichita, Kansas
  • July 15-17: St. Joseph, Missouri
  • July 25-31: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • August 12-14: Sugar Grove, Illinois
  • August 20-21: Springfield, Illinois
  • August 26-28: Greenwood, Indiana
  • September 2-5: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • September 23-24: Kingsford, Michigan

 

The B-25 was first used fighting in World War II after the Pearl Harbor bombing in December 1941. The first B-25s became combat-ready in early 1942. The B-25 is highly remembered from when 16 bombers were loaded onto the USS Hornet Aircraft carrier with a mission to bomb Tokyo. This aircraft was also used in every branch of the US military.

Berlin Express powering in for a flyby with smoke generators pluming in celebration of her successful first post-restoration flight. (photo by Jim Busha)

 

More information about the B-25 tour, its history, and purchasing flight experiences can be found at FlytheB25.org.

About EAA
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 250,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.



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