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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.
Plus, don’t miss the reenactment camp and kid zone, which are sure to add to the success of our event in its 36th year. Pack up your lawn chairs and bring the whole family for this special event!
Kids 12 and Under are Free!
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.
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!
After a four year tour, she is finally back in Geneseo, NY! Following her journey back to the National Warplane Museum, restoration and maintenance routines are underway to bring her to full operating condition for the 2016 flying season.
Movie Memphis Belle was the star of the 1990 Hollywood film, “The Memphis Belle” featuring an all-star cast including Matthew Modine, Tate Donovan, Harry Connick, Jr. and John Lithgow. The film was a fictionalized story of the 25th and last mission of the Memphis Belle during World War II while based in England.
Stop by the hangar and pay her a visit! Take a tour and wish her well!