Berlin Express B25 Mitchell Tour


November 1, 2022

Photo courtesy of EAA

Berlin Express B-25 Mitchell, wing span; 67 feet 6.7 inches, Length; 53 feet 5.75 inches, Height; 16 feet 4.19 inches, Engine limits; 2,400 RPM at 1500 horsepower each, Propeller diameter; 12 feet 7 inches, Maximum speed; 272 MPH at 13,000 feet, Cruising speed; 230 MPH, Weights; basic empty weight 19,129 lbs, gross weight (wartime) 34,000 lbs, Fuel capacity; 974 gallons, 10,000 built of all variants.

Being invited to take a free flight on any airplane is always

exciting especially when that plane is a historical military aircraft.

The flight on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, out of the Anoka

County Airport in Blaine was a media flight to promote the

tour of a North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber used

during the second World War.

Arriving at Atlantic Aviation at the north end of the airport,

the tour started with a briefing of what to expect on the flight.

"It will be cold and loud. If you look out a window and see

smoke, that is normal don't panic, if you see flames, that is

not normal...

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