WWII-era plane giving rides in Central Virginia this weekend

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A historic World War II plane is in Central Virginia this weekend and Richmonders have the chance to take a ride.

A B-25 bomber named, “Miss Mitchell” is at the Richmond Executive Airport in Chesterfield County.
The plane is owned by the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing.

“It’s probably one of the most authentic restorations of the B-25,” said Colonel Chuck Sorensen with the Commemorative Air Force.

“Everything works, including the bombsight. And here we are in Richmond!”

The Commemorative Air Force was founded to acquire, restore, and preserve in flying condition, a complete collection of combat aircraft flown by America’s military services, and also select aircraft from countries around the world.

“Miss Mitchell” is in town until Sunday before it heads to an air show in Virginia Beach.

8News got an exclusive ride in the plane over the River City on Friday.

The plane is run by a crew of all volunteers — many of which are veterans.

There are still spots available for rides on Saturday and Sunday.

The cost to ride is a $450 donation. The Museum tells 8News it costs about $2500 an hour to keep the plane up and running.

Anybody interested in a tour or a ride aboard the B-25 should call Chuck Sorensen at 952-288-6894.

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