WWII Plane Rides Available on Weekends Through October


The National Warplane Museum is now booking rides on two of its most renowned aircraft.

The C-47 "Whiskey 7" and B-17 Movie Memphis Belle are available for rides taking flight from the museum in Geneseo. Rides are offered during weekends from June through October 2019.

  • The Whiskey 7 cargo aircraft was the workhorse of the Army Air Corps during World War II. It was one of the lead aircraft of the first strike of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 over Ste. Mere Eglise, Normandy.
  • The B-17, also called Flying Fortress, was a heavy bomber used during World War II. This replica from the “Memphis Belle” movie is one of less than a dozen B-17s still flying.

All passengers must be at least 12 years old to take a ride. Riders ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All riders must sign a waiver before taking flight an aircraft.

Aircraft rides can be reserved by contacting 585-721-1298 or austinwads@gmail.com.

About the Museum

The National Warplane Museum, located in Geneseo, N.Y., is dedicated to the preservation of WWII- and Korean War-era military aircraft, equipment and the stories of those men and women who served our country at home and abroad. The National Warplane Museum is open seven days per week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information is available at nationalwarplanemuseum.com.


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