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C-47 Fly-in and Paratrooper Jump

Weds. April 27 & Thurs April 28

View of C-47 Placid lassie in flight

Image of the C-47 Tico Belle

The public is invited to join us
Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 f
or a
C-47 Fly-in and Paratrooper Jump
behind the museum on historic Wright Field. 

CONTINUE TO FOLLOW US HERE AND OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR EMERGING DETAILS!

 

Event details are weather dependent and subject to change. 

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See event Parking, Viewing and Shuttle Map HERE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 

1:30p.m. - Parachute demonstration scheduled to begin. 
Public viewing of the jump and aircraft arrival is from the main Visitor's Parking Lot and Visitor's Viewing area. See map link above for details and stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page for a any event updates.

2:30 - 4p.m. - C-47 Static Display. 
Public access to see the aircraft on static display will be via shuttle service. See map link above for details and stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page for a any event updates.

Smokin Barrels BBQ Food Truck will be available from 12 - 4 p.m. See their menu HERE.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28: 

10a.m.-3:30p.m. - C-47 Static Display
Public access to see the aircraft on static display will be via shuttle service. See map link above for details and stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page for a any event updates.

A Cut Above Food Truck will be available from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. See their menu HERE.

 

About the Aircraft:

Tico Belle and the Placid Lassie are majestic aircraft who, along with their crews, are veterans of some of the most notable WWII operations.

Tico Belle

Coming from Valiant Air Command Inc, The Tico Belle  (SN 42-100591) flew paratroopers in:
Operation Neptune (D-Day) - June 1944, Normandy, France
Operation Dragoon - July 1944, Southern France
Operation Market-Garden - September 1944, Netherlands
Relief of Bastogne (The Battle of the Bulge) - December 1944, Belgium
Operation Varsity - March 1945, Germany

Her service to the world continued after wartime operations, participating in the Berlin Airlift and then passing to the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force.  70 years after Berlin Airlift she continued to provide life-saving aid and assistance to the people of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian struck in 2019.

Tico Belle history sourced from Valiant Air Command.

Placid Lassie

Owned by the Tunison Foundation, the Placid Lassie has an equally impressive pedigree. She flew in:  
Operation Neptune (D-Day) - June 1944, Normandy, France
Operation Market-Garden - September 1944, Netherlands
Operation Repulse (Relief of Bastogne) - December 1944, Belgium
Operation Varsity - March 1945, Germany

Following the War, the Placid Lassie spent several decades as a commercially owned aircraft providing passenger, mail and cargo transport before it was acquired and restored under the name "Union Jack Dak." After several years her true history and name was identified and her name and paint scheme were returned to their original glory. The Placid Lassie is now used as an educational tool around the country and world. 

Placid Lassie history sourced from the Tunison Foundation.

 

 

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