Imagine if you will: • The Pilot and Copilot, in addition to everything we have them do now, being able to look out the window and have a panoramic real-time view of their mission as it flies to the bombing target and back home to base. • The Turrett Gunner having a 360 view of oncoming enemy aircraft and shooting his guns, seeing his tracer bullets hitting that oncoming enemy. • The Nose Gunner / Bombardier having a forward view of enemy aircraft to shoot down and then when they approach the targets, looking through his bomb site and seeing a moving landmass below to aim and deploy his bombs. • All of the above also being shown on a large screen TV out front so that parents and visitors can watch what the mission team is doing inside the B25.
In the first half of 2019, the Young Aviators will go to work to add all these capabilities to the B-25. We will divide into a half dozen task areas. Each task area will consist of a small team of dedicated Young Aviators with a mentor to bring their piece of the project to conclusion.
The Lead Project Engineer
At the November 2018 EAA Chapter 43 meeting, a longtime member, Mr. Kirk Brennan, brought a guest to the meeting, Mr. Fredy Tello. Mr. Tello (he likes to be called Fredy) has spent his entire career in the gaming industry and has a wealth of knowledge with respect to computerized gaming. Fredy heard about our B25 and started sharing thoughts on how we might take our B25 missions to the next level. And, thus, the B-25 Visuals Project was born.