No question about it, I’ve got a really cool job.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve read about WWII aviation. The planes and their pilots are a source of some really fascinating stories.

On Monday I got to fly in the Liberty Belle, a restored B-17 Flying Fortress:

Of course I had to have my photo taken while in action:

But probably the best part was being able to share the experience with George Cahill, 82, who flew in a B-17 as a crew member during WWII. This was the first time since 1945 in England that Mr. Cahill had flown in a B-17, and it was a pretty special event for him.

It’s pretty special to meet guys like Mr. Cahill and to hear their stories.

Check out the video that reporter Mike Cronin and I put together: