Every now and then you look at the sky and see some old beautiful plane flying through the air, sometimes and old World War II era plane. On Thursday of last week, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was in one of those planes.
McCarthy and family members took to the skies above Green Bay in a historic World War II plane, a B-17 bombardier. Before getting on the plane, McCarthy made a joke about the Packers’ NFC North rivals.
“Alright, let’s go bomb Chicago,” jokes McCarthy, via WBAY.
McCarthy was flying on the plane as part of an honor to his grandfather-in-law, 96-year old Bob Schneider, a World War II vet who flew in those planes. They took turns praising each other.
“Blessing to be here to honor Bob Schneider, our grandfather, who obviously was a part of World War II, and just to be able to experience this and go up in a B-17 is truly a blessing,” says McCarthy.
“Oh a great guy, one of the greatest guys, what a family man, and he’s really special, special in my life, too,” says Schneider
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