WWII plane rides available on weekends through October

By on June 24, 2019
The B-17 Movie Memphis Belle

The B-17 Movie Memphis Belle

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 C-47 “Whiskey 7”

The C-47 “Whiskey 7”

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 in an aircraft.

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

The National Warplane Museum 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 museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information is available at

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