National Warplane Museum Airshow

July 14–16, 2017

Star Geneseo, NY Star

National Warplane Museum Airshow - The Greatest Show on Turf

Historical. Nostalgic. Exhilarating. The 2017 Airshow

Aircraft registration is now OPEN!!  Register here.

Come see the Greatest Show on Turf!  Voted the nation’s #6 top airshow by USA TODAY!

Whether you’re a WWII veteran, history or airplane buff, looking for a family-friendly event, or simply want to have some fun, the NWM Airshow has something for you. Enjoy two performance-packed days featuring vintage WWII and Korean era aircraft — fighters, bombers, and cargo — roaring overhead while watching simulated fights, aerial performances by military aircraft frontline fighters, daring aerobatics, and fly-bys.

This year’s theme is a Celebration of Women in Aviation!  There will be guest speakers throughout the weekend sharing their insights into their personal careers in the aviation world and Jacquie Warda, world renowned aerobatic pilot, will be joining us with her exciting performance routine, and the 99’s will be kicking off the weekend with a flying/driving poker run that will finish at the Airshow grounds on Friday afternoon!

Plus, don’t miss the reenactment camp and kid zone, which are sure to add to the success of our event in its 38th year. Pack up your lawn chairs and bring the whole family for this special event!

 

Kids 12 and Under are Free!

July 14

Arrival & Media Day

$15 Entry at the Gate

July 15

Airshow Day 1

$25 Entry at the Gate

July 16

Airshow Day 2

$25 Entry at the Gate


Entertainment in the Air and On the Ground! Performances & Attractions

“Tinker Belle”

C-46

 

The Curtiss C-46 Commando was used as a military transport during World War II by the United States Army Air Forces and also the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps, which used the designation R5C.  The C-46 served a similar role to its counterpart, the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, but was not as extensively produced.  At the time of its production, the C-46 was the largest twin-engine aircraft in the world, and was the largest and heaviest twin-engine aircraft to see service in World War II.

99’s Poker Run

Celebrate Women in Aviation and have fun flying and driving for exciting prizes!

Starts Wednesday July 12 at 8 am!

Fly or drive all 5 stops, in any order, either all in one day or a few each day!

Draw cards at each stop.  Draw cards will be available at Geneseo (D52) on Friday July 14 for stops skipped.

We will all meet on Friday at the Greatest Show on Turf!

See more details on our flyer!

Would you like to spend the weekend with us? We have a limited number of dorm rooms available on a first come first serve basis and those that register early will receive accommodations in the college dorms and dinner tickets for both nights.  When registering your airplane, please note if you would like to reserve a dorm.  Don’t delay!  Click here to register your airplane.

Click here for rules.

Click here for prize information.

Click here for airport diagrams and stops.

Korean War Hero

F4U4 Corsair

The “Korean War Hero” F4U4 Corsair has a legendary history.  She served two tours on two different carriers.   She has the distinction of flying over 200 combat missions.

In 1951 she was aboard the USS Boxer (CV21), VF884 Naval Reserve Squadron from Olathe, Kansas.  This squadron was known as the “Bitter Birds” using the Kansas Jayhawk on their jacket patch.

Watch for the “Class of 45” as Jim Tobul and Scott “Scooter” Yoak team up in the skies with Corsair and P-51!


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