Westman journalists had a rare chance on Tuesday morning to get up close and personal with a rare piece of avian history. For the next several days, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum will play host to a B-25J, nicknamed "Maid in the Shade." Currently owned by the Arizona-based Commemorative Air Force, this particular American bomber flew 15 missions in Italy and Yugoslavia during the Second World War, though it was only in service for a few months in 1944. On Tuesday morning, myself and a few other journalists, along with two local military veterans, were given the chance to take a short flight in this historic aircraft. It's one of those things that I can cross off my bucket list — took a flight in a military bomber from the 1940s. I'm just glad I had a camera in my hand for what turned out to be a perfect August morning.