One of the county’s premiere events is scheduled for this weekend. The Geneseo Air Show is going to be July 12th through 14th and offer something for everyone. Whether you are a war veteran or just a novice when it comes to planes, there will be something for you. One of the headliners is the Air Combat Command’s A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
The A-10 Demonstration Team brings the aircraft to airshows around the country to showcases the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 “Warthog”. The A-10 is the United States Air Force’s premier close air support aircraft, known for its ruggedness and ability to protect troops on the ground. The team will perform precision aerial maneuvers while highlighting the mission and professionalism of the men and women of the United States Air Force.
Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th the gates open at 9:30am and demonstrations are from 11am to 4pm. Tickets are $20 each day and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Buy your tickets online at NationalWarplaneMuseumandGeneseoAirShow or at your local Wegmans store.
Do you enjoy a hands-on approach? Fly a plane. You can schedule a time to fly a P-40 Warhawk or a BT-13 Trainer. Not ready to take the controls but want to enjoy the flying experience? They will have that covered too. You can fly on the WWII B-25 “Champaign Gal” (a two-engine medium bomber) or enjoy a helicopter ride overlooking the amazing Genesee Valley. Rather keep your feet on the ground? Then enjoy walking through different planes and see what the pilots and bombardiers would have done to complete their missions. If you would like to fly a plane, go to the National Warplane Museum’s website to book your flights. NationalWarplaneMuseumandGeneseoAirShow
There’s more than just planes. Enjoy the full experience. On Friday, July 12th there will be a chicken barbeque. Then on Saturday, July 13th there will be a Swing Dance In The Hangar (tickets are $20). Come and enjoy a great night. The swing dancing is from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. There will be free swing dance lessons at 6:30. There will also be a cash bar. Also on Saturday night is a steak dinner.
So whether you are local or coming from a distance, you are in for a real treat. For those coming in from out of the area, you will want to put 3489 Big Tree Lane, Geneseo, NY 14454 into your GPS.