The plan was to have the [B-17] Liberty Belle fly to a Publicity Meet at the former USAFE airbase at RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk. There would be a static display of several WWII aircraft and then Liberty Belle would depart in formation with some of the fighters and a chase plane (modified Beech Baron or perhaps a Beagle Basset - I don't recall now, though it was a piston twin) for an air-to-air photo-shoot of the bomber and escort over the East Anglian landscape.And guess who rode home in a B-17, not a VW? If you like old planes, this is a great story, well told.
My job was to drive the minivan down there to allow some of those who'd be flying down to give up their places for some "paying passengers" on the return leg.
Me, I didn't have A-10s buzz my house when we lived in Blighty. I did live within earshot of the Royal Firing Range in Bisley, which was pretty cool. In a distinctly non-flying sense.