National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow Official page for the National Warplane Museum & Geneseo Airshow, located in Geneseo, NY!
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Dedicated to the restoration, preservation, display, and flight of aircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras, as well as the recognition of all United States Military personnel for their service and sacrifice. Every year, our museum puts on the magnificent Geneseo Airshow, right from our grass strip airfield. We have received international praise for our show year after year. World War Two Warbirds are plentyful during the second weekend in July in Geneseo. Mark your calendar and be sure to attend, The Greatest Show on Turf! ADMISSION: $6 for adults, children 12 and under free.

We are on the way to Orange County Massachusetts!  See you there soon....
05/17/2019

We are on the way to Orange County Massachusetts! See you there soon....

05/17/2019
Last year May 17th

Flying over the rededication of the Original Memphis Belle after a 15 year effort to bring her back to like new condition. Yankee Lady, Aluminum Overcast and the Movie Memphis Belle were escorted by five P-51 Mustangs in a honor flight over the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton Ohio. Thanks to our friends at the Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana Ohio for all the help making it happen......

Five years ago for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  We departed Geneseo in W7 for the museum's greatest adventure.  5 cre...
05/14/2019

Five years ago for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. We departed Geneseo in W7 for the museum's greatest adventure. 5 crew, 18 assisting in Europe, 7400 nautical miles, 72.5 hours of flying and countless memories! We salute those who are making the trip this year: you will never forget it.....

'Merica.... (Photo by Brent Liberati)
05/14/2019

'Merica.... (Photo by Brent Liberati)

Photo by Brent Liberati
05/14/2019

Photo by Brent Liberati

What a difference a day makes!  We had a truly beautiful day Saturday and woke up to a dismal drizzle and low clouds.  W...
05/12/2019

What a difference a day makes! We had a truly beautiful day Saturday and woke up to a dismal drizzle and low clouds. We had planned to take W7 up to Fulton County/Oswego Airport for an event but safety first says not today. We will reach out to people who had purchased rides to reschedule if possible. The event organizers are all airplane people so are disappointed but gracious and we will be there soon!

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow's cover photo
05/11/2019

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow's cover photo

05/11/2019

And also the US Navy Blue Angels!

05/11/2019

Beautifully day in Geneseo!

05/11/2019

A little "Jet Noise" for you! The USAF Thunderbirds!

05/11/2019

Live from Joint Base Andrews!

Beautiful Morning!
05/11/2019

Beautiful Morning!

05/11/2019

Come aboard for landing last weekend for the wedding!

(Poem  and thoughts published here with permission of the author-NWM)*Old B-17G*A battle bird she - -Silver, scarred, ol...
05/10/2019

(Poem and thoughts published here with permission of the author-NWM)

*Old B-17G*

A battle bird she - -
Silver, scarred, old:
Yet, standing there deserted,
She seemed somehow new and young
Majestic, beautiful - -

Step next to her and glide
Away to spinning heights,
Hemmed in by Hurricanes,
Roaring Thunderbolts, and Spitfires
Headed for fear, heroism,
Terror, and tragedy - -

Touch her and soar
With Valkyrie Mustangs
Through countless billowing miles
Past oceans, islands, and coastlines - -
Over fields, factories, and bursting shells - -

Close your eyes and see,
Cradled within her - - Men - -
Young and valiant - - sons and fathers - -
With sweaty brows and flaming guns,
Battling 'gainst freezing cold,
Snarling Messerschmitts,
And flashing Folk-Wulfs at 20,000 feet - -

Lean against her and feel
The throbbing, pulsing rumble
As she lumbers back in the darkness,
Shuddering - - nursing an engine - -
Straining with the labor - -
Of bringing home - - her wounded - -

Then open your eyes
And look up at the sun
As it shines sparkling - -
From her smooth skin, her turrets,
Her gleaming windscreens,
The gentle lines
Of her curving wings - -
And you'll fight back tears
As I did, my friend - -

Raymond Scott Ormond, Cpt. UtANG (Ret.)

(comments by the author-ed.)

Dear War Bird Folk:

Back in 1984, I took my 4 young boys (the youngest is now 35) to Salt Lake Airport #2 to see an air show put on by the CAF, to give them some clue of the type of planes their grandfather had trained and flown in during a distant piece of history called "World War II." Dad had been dead for 3 years, but I was still missing him, despite our many disputes. He had trained as crew chief on B-25s, B-17s, B-24s, and B-29s. He also ended up as crew chief over five P-51Ds with the 47th Fighter Squadron, going in to Iwo Jima in the first week of April 1945. He helped get damaged B-29s back into the air, loaded P-51Ds with bullets and bombs for Tokyo and survived Banzai attacks screaming down in the dark from Mt. Suribachi - -

Cutting to the chase, as we entered the crowded airfield, huge groups of people were gathered around several vintage and restored aircraft, but almost ignored, sitting out by the taxiway was a B-17G, silhouetted like your picture. A chill ran through me despite the fact it was a very hot May day. It was as if Dad were there by me. I took my wife and four sons towards it. The pilot, co-pilot, crew chief were there - - middle aged guys. "My dad trained in one of these," I said. I think they already sensed it. They let us look around as they prepped for takeoff - -

Anyway, when I got home, I wrote this poem. I've done time in the Army and Air Force both (22 years), so my imagination is well charged from a combination of Dad's stories, infatuation with WW II literature and film, and personal experience. The poem was for the kids. They've gone their ways. Two eventually went in the Air Force. Being able to touch that plane that day meant a lot to me - - rso

The MMB at Andrews AFB outside Washington DC for the big show this weekend!  If you are in the area stop by and say hell...
05/08/2019

The MMB at Andrews AFB outside Washington DC for the big show this weekend! If you are in the area stop by and say hello!!

*** PERFORMER ALERT ***Manfred RadiusManfred Radius began his career in flying sailplanes in 1961 at age 17 in Hamburg, ...
05/08/2019

*** PERFORMER ALERT ***
Manfred Radius

Manfred Radius began his career in flying sailplanes in 1961 at age 17 in Hamburg, Germany. He has logged in excess of 5,000 flights and accumulated over 2,000 hours in at least 60 types of sailplanes.Manfred immigrated to Canada in 1969 and became a gliding instructor in 1972, adding the glider aerobatic instructor's endorsement in 1977.

Manfred Radius is a top professional air show performer who ushered in a new era in sailplane demonstrations. He has the distinction of having introduced world championship-level sailplane performances to air shows in North America.

In addition to his daytime demonstrations, Manfred also performs at night with his sailplane. His spectacular night act has been enjoyed by millions in North America and in Australia.

Manfred was inducted into the SUN ‘n FUN Flight Path of Fame at the SUN 'n FUN Int'l Fly-In Expo in Lakeland, Florida, in April of 2015.

At AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh he received the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship.

*** PERFORMER ALERT ***Thom Richard and "American Dream" Warbird Adventures, Inc. and owner Thom Richard, have added the...
05/08/2019

*** PERFORMER ALERT ***
Thom Richard and "American Dream"

Warbird Adventures, Inc. and owner Thom Richard, have added the fully dual controlled, dual cockpit, Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk, ‘American Dream’ to their Warbird fleet.

They will be on site for the entire week of the airshow starting on Monday July 8th. If your dream has always been to fly an iconic WWII fighter, here’s your opportunity to check that box. In addition to formal checkout training, introductory flights are available. There are only five TP-40’s known in existence today, and ‘American Dream’ is the only TP-40 in the world offering dual instruction on a commercial basis to the general public.

There was a full double rainbow after the wedding ceremony!
05/06/2019

There was a full double rainbow after the wedding ceremony!

Well married Jon and Britton!
05/05/2019

Well married Jon and Britton!

Congratulations Britton and Jon!
05/05/2019

Congratulations Britton and Jon!

We talk about "Why we do what we do..."  If you watch something today please consider this piece about one amazing bit o...
05/05/2019

We talk about "Why we do what we do..." If you watch something today please consider this piece about one amazing bit of work done during the war....
https://youtu.be/nXusKM5uX0s

04/30/2019

We have taken the "Rides Weekend" May 4th and 5th down off the event site and our booking system. The B-17 is in North Carolina and the C-47 is still waiting for her new tire. We plan to have W7 back in Geneseo but given the weather and needing the work we don't want people to make the trek to Geneseo and end up disappointed. We will still be doing Rides Weekends later in the summer and will be at many local events (as shown on our Facebook Events list). We hope to see you soon!

Nice job Channing!  Keep following your dreams!
04/28/2019

Nice job Channing! Keep following your dreams!

We would like to give a BIG shout out to Channing Reames from Guthrie Upper Elementary for taking first place in the Oklahoma 2019 International Aviation Art Contest, Intermediate Division, ages 10-13, which was held in February. She put forth a lot of hard work and effort in depicting her Dream to Fly with this Extraordinarily- Awesome piece of artwork. CONGRATULATIONS! WELL DONE!

The crew for W7 gathered today for our annual ground school.  It is important we start the year with a day devoted to sa...
04/27/2019

The crew for W7 gathered today for our annual ground school. It is important we start the year with a day devoted to safe operations. Great discussion and questions which are considered for evolving our program. See you out on the Airshow circuit soon!

More training today... windy is a good day to practice.... it is hard work but she is a good airplane and flies well in ...
04/26/2019

More training today... windy is a good day to practice.... it is hard work but she is a good airplane and flies well in challenging conditions.

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow's cover photo
04/26/2019

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow's cover photo

04/25/2019

Takeoff for the last training hop of the day.....

04/25/2019

Back into parking at Geneseo......

04/25/2019

Such a pretty design.... one of the best ever!

04/25/2019

Another landing at Geneseo today......

04/25/2019

End of the first flight of 2019! Thanks to everyone who worked to make it happen.....l

W7 first flight of 2019!!
04/25/2019

W7 first flight of 2019!!

04/22/2019
Vapor trails on #1 engine Saturday 4/20

The Pratt & Whitney R-1830 engines on W7 produce 1200 hp at 48" of Manifold Pressure and 2700 RPM. In this video we are doing a test at 30" inches and 2300 RPM as we test the ignition system (part of our normal pre flight checks). Watch as the trails change as we adjust the power from idle, to 2300 RPM then back as we slow the engine at the end of the check. There was a ton of moisture in the air becuase of the rain. You can't always see it like this and it is really neat..... (go to full screen for the best view).

Love the cover photo!!!
04/20/2019
This Really Boring Looking Plane Won World War II (Really)

Love the cover photo!!!

Even though, technically at least, it was not a combat airplane, the performance of the Douglas C-47 transport led General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower to label it as one of the most important weapons of World War II.

04/20/2019

Whiskey 7 taxing back to the hangar after fast taxi tests.

04/20/2019

Whiskey 7 post maint ground run

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow's cover photo
04/19/2019

National Warplane Museum - Geneseo Airshow's cover photo

04/18/2019
Doolittle Raid Over Tokyo (Newsreel)

Newsreel from the raid.....

From the Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. MP 71-8:99 Castle Films Newsreel 09:37 Col. Jimmy Doolittle prepar...

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3489 Big Tree Ln
Geneseo, NY
14454

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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(585) 243-2100

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