KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss
SEATTLE, Wash. – Recent tensions between the United States and Russia could jeopardize a project by a group of local aviation historians.
The Bravo 369 Flight Foundation is meeting with Russian officials Friday to discuss their “Warplanes to Siberia” WWII documentary project.
The film tells the story of how the United States secretly delivered nearly 8,000 military planes to the former Soviet Union during WWII via the Alaska-Siberia air route.
President of the Bravo 369 Flight Foundation Jeff Geer says they want to accurately re-create the flights using real military aircraft and document the story for future generations.
The group needs permission to fly military aircraft into Russian airspace in order to complete the documentary.
They’ll meet with the Russian Consul General and a delegation from the Department of History and Records of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Seattle.
The foundation hopes to fly the Russia mission within the next year-and-a-half.