I think that aviation community in general and the Heritage Flight Museum in particular may be underappreciated in this community. It was by the greatest stroke of luck that I was able to see the fly-by of the museum's P-51 and the two Supermarine Spitfires that graced our skies Wednesday afternoon. And although few people in Whatcom County actually saw it (I may have been the only one on the Lummi Reservation that saw and appreciated what I was seeing.), I realize just how hard it must have been to arrange and actually pull off. There are very few Spitfires left flying worldwide, and to have two in our skies is an extraordinary event.
I think we owe the Heritage Flight Museum and the organizations that lent their aircraft for this event a great deal of thanks.
I was thinking that maybe other readers who saw the flyover will write in and give us their impressions of it. That might encourage the museum to continue to stage more events such as this one.
- Bob Aiken of Blaine, via Letters to the Editor
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