This is very cool.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – First he waited for President Bush aboard Air Force One to clear the runway.
Then the 85-year-old pilot throttled forward for a ride few will ever take. In a plane few will ever pilot.
For the next 10 minutes, “The General” owned the airspace over Washington, D.C.
At 1:15 p.m., he dropped his vintage B-17 bomber from 1,000 feet to 400 feet, barely skimming the city’s famed cherry blossoms.
Also in the formation was a P-51 Mustang and a P-40 Kittyhawk.