What a thrill it was for me to visit a piece of history recently. The B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator and the P-51 Mustang Fighter, all World War II iconic airplanes, were on display for public viewing at the Sarasota Airport. Not only did I see and photograph them, I hopped on board to see the cockpit, the machine gun turrets, and bomb bay. There were several older gentlemen there, all World War II veterans, who remembered these planes and told some amazing stories. For the thrill of a lifetime, some World War II buffs actually climbed aboard for a hot ride in these historic machines.