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Director Kevin Lucero
Power Program Ent 1992
Host / Pilot Jeff Ethell
Complete walk around
View from the nose in flight
Cockpit view in flight
Gear Down & Locked
|Roaring Glory Warbirds Series
Roaring Glory B-25 Mitchell is a documentary that takes the viewer inside one of the Pacific's most famous bombers. For aviation enthusiasts, veterans and those who appreciate the timeless sounds of a classic warbird, this video puts you in the cockpit and behind the controls of B-25J-30-NC "PANCHITO" Serial Number 44-32734 for flight above Geneseo, New York.
The video begins with a superb in flight sequence with the Mitchell, with no music or any other distractions to take away from the beauty of this classic bomber, or sounds of its engines in flight. Warbird aficionados will appreciate extensive views of the B-25J including dramatic views from the the nose position, looking over top the .50 caliber machine gun. The introduction ends with the bomber landing on a grass strip, just like it would have on may Pacific airfields, and host Jeff Ethell emerging from the cockpit to introduce the program.
Host Jeff Ethell takes the audience on a tour of the bomber, its cockpit and controls, electric systems and gun positions. He goes through the bomber's preflight procedure - checking the engine's oil, fuel and hydraulic levels. Aspects of the Mitchell's quality engineering are highlighted, and how the bomber was designed with safety in mind to accommodate young pilots with only 200 hours of experience. Its controls were regarded as heavy but the bomber will go exactly where you want. Ethell feels there is no better multi-engine WWII cockpits in terms of its straight forward layout.
Preflight in the B-25
Dolby Surround Sound
Approach and Landing
Highly recommended for an excellent study of the B-25 Mitchell, on the ground and in the air. Unlike many other warbird videos out there, this video is excellent in terms of production values, historical information and aerial cinematography that let the sight and sound of this warbird take center stage.
Review by Justin Taylan
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