I would like to thank you for the experience of flying in a B-17. I would also like to pass on a heart-felt thank you to the crew that was visiting Hutchinson, KS.
My father, Melvin Fast, who is a WWII vet, (a gunner in a B-17), and myself were planning to fly in the B-17 in Hutchinson. He has recently been hospitalized and our plans were changed.
However, he persuaded me to go ahead and experience a once in a lifetime thrill and I am so glad that I did. I mentioned to the crew that my father was in the Hutchinson Hospital and they so graciously circled the hospital several times. I phoned my father to let him know that I was going up and to keep an eye out his window. After my flight, I went to visit him in the hospital and he did spot the plane circling.
It truly made my day and his. Again, thank you very much for a wonderful flight and to such a gracious crew. It will be a day I treasure for a long time.