GENESEO – Fall colors have arrived in full force, and the National Warplane Museum is offering rides in some of the region’s most historic aircraft to get a bird’s eye view of our fall colors as part of ‘OktoberFlug,’ or October flights.
According to a press release from Dawn Schaible, Director of Planning and Government Affairs at the National Warplane Museum, the flights take off Oct. 10 and are an opportunity to fly in some of the nation’s most treasured military aircraft, some of which saw action in World War II.
Rides will be available in the museum’s beautifully restored C-47, affectionately called Whisky-7, which dropped U.S. troops over Normandy on the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. You can also get a ride in their C-45 transport, or their L-16.
Parking and admission to the museum are free for the day, and the museum will be open and flying from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will also be kids activities and an open house so visitors can explore the grounds and displays.
Rides are typically 30 minutes, are weather dependent, and require a minimum occupancy to take off.
The museum will contact those who purchase tickets to confirm ticket quantity, provide a small briefing prior to arrival and to coordinate a ride time and date.
Rides must depart and arrive at the same airport.
Purchase tickets for flights at the National Warplane Museum’s website here.
You can call (585) 243-2100 for more information on flights.
Drawing upon the traditional Oktober Fests around the world, OktoberFlug is a name that loosely translates to ‘October Flight.’