The annual-tradition of the Geneseo skies became another crowd-pleaser with its in-air and on-the-ground sights and sounds. The 1941 Historical Aircraft group hosted and organized last weekend’s “The Greatest Show on Turf” Air Show happened last July 14-15, 2012.
The air show features the iconic aircraft from World War I, World War II, civilian aerobatic acts and current military aircraft. Featured this year is the AVRO Lancaster bomber (one of only two remaining flying in the world), the B-17 “Memphis Belle” that was used in the filming of the movie by the same name, a P-40 Warhawk ”Flying Tiger” and a FW (Focke-Wulf ) 190 German fighter from WWII. Along that same event, a 15-minute traveling Tuskegee tribute movie was also new this year, and drew crowds, plus a Tuskegee airman spoke about his experiences during Thursday night’s Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” event. The American Airpower Museum (AAM), based in Farmingdale, New York, has sent a P-40 Warhawk fighter and a B-25 Mitchell bomber to the show.
Kenneth Weber, 89, a World War II veteran, flew with the 362nd Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force from 1943 to 1945 and coninues to enjoy the Geneseo skies for the airshow. World War II veteran Kenneth Weber, 89 of Wyoming County, NY visited the airfield today. Mr. Weber flew with the 362nd Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force from 1943 to 1945. Mr. Weber has been attending the Geneseo air show for over 20 years. He met Steve Socolosky of East Hartford, CT in 1991. The pair have been attending the show together ever since.
The Geneseo air show is unique since it is held on a grass airfield. This allows spectators to see the historic aircraft exactly as they would have been during WWI and WWII. Crowds were given an up-close and personal look at historic war birds on the ground, and watched them relive their glory days in the air. Spectators can also walk right up to aircraft, many of which will perform in the show throughout the day, and see, hear and smell the war birds and interact with their pilots.
Like the veteran pilots, relive your WWII memories and avail this P-40 Warhawk Flying Tiger model airplane in Showcase Models. Explore the many highly valued hand-carved wood civilian model planes and other excellent military aircraft models only in ShowcaseModels.com Get your own now!