Maid in the Shade in town this week to promote Aero Gatineau-Ottawa
The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of the Allies’ toughest and most versatile aircraft during the Second World War. Nearly 10,000 were produced, but only 34 are still flying.
Military aviation buffs in the National Capital Region are in luck, though: there’s one on display until Sunday at the Aéroport Exécutif Ottawa-Gatineau.
“It was an aircraft that just did any mission you could throw at it,” said Richard Lawrence, a retired captain with the Canadian Forces who also volunteers with Aero Gatineau-Ottawa, the region’s annual airshow.
This year’s spectacle celebrates a century of aviation in Canada, and the vintage B-25, named Maid in the Shade, is here to promote the event.