Glendale (KMTR) - A supersonic jet bomber is traveling through Oregon this week, but at far less than the speed of sound.
A retired U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber is making a ground journey, on a trailer pulled by a truck, from Arizona to Renton, Washington. After several days of travel, it reached Glendale in southern Douglas County Tuesday Morning.
The old warplane is traveling at top speeds of about 45 M.P.H. and only at night between and The plane is 135 feet long and even with its wings removed, it is 29 feet wide. It takes up two travel lanes and must pull over at regular intervals to let traffic pass.
The bomber should pass Eugene-Springfield area in the early morning hours of Wednesday, with the goal of making Albany by , where it will stay until Wednesday night.The B-1 is headed to a Boeing plant in Renton for testing.