Georgetown, Delaware — As part of our Country’s 4th of July National Celebration, Delaware’s Own World War II B-25 Bomber, “Panchito” will participate in a Heritage Flight over the White House during the afternoon ceremonies.
Participating aircraft include modern military planes and vintage military aircraft known as “Warbirds”. Supporting this White House request, the United States Air Force is the office of primary responsibility, and as in the past turned to Larry Kelley and the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation (DAMF) to assist in Warbird participation. Mr Kelley is an experienced Warbird pilot and has planned and led formation flights over the Super Bowl, Indy500, NASCAR races, and the Air Force Museum during the past 25 years. The B-25 crew members are all part of the Delaware Aviation Museum with many years of experience and hold different leadership positions at the Museum. DAMF Outreach Director, Ms Linda Price, is quoted as saying “We in Delaware are and should be proud of our Aviation Museum located at Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown. Our beautiful vintage aircraft and our volunteer members are exemplary role models that educate and inspire our youth in both Delaware and Maryland.”
For more information, press only:
Contact: Linda Price, Director of Community Relations
Photo Credit: Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation’s newest B25 Second in Command graduates: Students: Chris Trainor, Larry Nikolaus, Jim Edwards and John Doran. Instructors: Calvin Peacock, Paul Nuwer, Syd Jones and Sabrina Kipp.
Connecting the people with the story of air and space in Virginia. The original purpose of the VAHS was to "study, research, interpret, preserve and disseminate Virginia’s aviation and aeronautical heritage, and to preserve, acquire and display those items pertaining to Virginia’s aviation and aeronautical heritage."