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echucker #1 Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:31 PM

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As a proud member and occasional volunteer, I just wanted to share that the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY is performing a flyover of Western New York this Saturday, May 16th, in honor of the contributions by first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.  Main info page is at https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/operation-thanks-from-above/ and tentative schedule posted at https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Approximate_Flyover_Times.pdf

 

If you use FlightRadar24 or similar services, you can track the flight by her FAA registration number, N345AB

 

 

 



Captain_Underpants53 #2 Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:48 PM

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View Postechucker, on 14 May 2020 - 04:31 PM, said:

As a proud member and occasional volunteer, I just wanted to share that the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY is performing a flyover of Western New York this Saturday, May 16th, in honor of the contributions by first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.  Main info page is at https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/operation-thanks-from-above/ and tentative schedule posted at https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Approximate_Flyover_Times.pdf

 

If you use FlightRadar24 or similar services, you can track the flight by her FAA registration number, N345AB

 

 

 


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_DerUberMensch_ #3 Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:16 AM

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hard to see from the west coast..

 



trikke #4 Posted 15 May 2020 - 08:25 PM

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nice to see this happening     "led by our Douglas C-47 affectionately named Whiskey 7"     

 

my dad flew this plane in the south Pacific       probably not with D-day stripes, though

 

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echucker #5 Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:06 PM

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Yup, no stripes in the CBI or West Pac.  W7 actually was the lead plane in the second wave for D-Day, hence the stripes.

 

Was lucky enough to see the P-51 that is joining them (Mad Max, N51MX) go over the house around lunch time.  Noticed it on FlightRadar24, and ran outside just in time to catch it.

 

 

Updated flight route - https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/UPDATED-TFA_Flight_Schedule.pdf 

Interactive map - https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/map/

 



InfiniZ3ro #6 Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:39 PM

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Thanks.  I might be able to catch a glimpse from just east of Syracuse.  I'll definitely try.  

echucker #7 Posted 16 May 2020 - 04:59 PM

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Horribad iPhone video I took -

 



InfiniZ3ro #8 Posted 16 May 2020 - 08:53 PM

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My father and I decided to drive out to my work in Syracuse and go up onto the roof of the 5 story building.  They flew a couple of circles over the city and I got a few pictures that I'll post later.  It was a good time.  Thanks again for posting this

 

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I'm not sure what that last plane is, any guesses?


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echucker #9 Posted 16 May 2020 - 09:57 PM

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Glad you got out to see them!  Third ship was photographer taking pictures of the afternoon flight.  They went back out to Fredonia & Dunkirk which they couldn't do this morning because fog and cloud cover delayed the schedule.  Just landed back in Geneseo a few minutes ago.

trikke #10 Posted 20 May 2020 - 03:43 PM

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View PostInfiniZ3ro, on 16 May 2020 - 03:53 PM, said:

My father and I decided to drive out to my work in Syracuse and go up onto the roof of the 5 story building.  They flew a couple of circles over the city and I got a few pictures that I'll post later.  It was a good time.  Thanks again for posting this

 

I'm not sure what that last plane is, any guesses?

 

Grumman Cheetah   (evolved from the Traveler and Tiger)     i've got a ton of hours in it        rated to fly with the canopy back up to 90 kts, so cool


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echucker #11 Posted 21 May 2020 - 11:57 AM

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They will be up again on Saturday, June 6th (but not at the historical 0150 hours).  This time flying over Southern Tier towns like Olean, Wellsvile, Hornell, Bath, Corning, Elimira, Binghamton, Cortland, Ithaca, and Watkins Glen.

 






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