Geneseo NY, June 22, 2012 — One of North America’s 10 greatest airshows is the only airshow in
western New York State this year. The Geneseo Airshow, “The Greatest Show on Turf,” put on by
hundreds of volunteers from the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group (HAG), will take place at the Geneseo
Airport on Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, from 10am-4:30pm each day.
Thanks to its location in the scenic Geneseo valley, its grass airstrip, and its World War II-era aircraft
that take visitors back to those wartime days in Great Britain, the Geneseo Airshow is one of a kind. The
show runs continuously for six full hours each day, a feat that is impossible with airshows at commercial
airstrips, where down time must be scheduled for commercial aircraft operations.
Among the warbirds and aerobatic performers expected to attend this year’s show are the AVRO
Lancaster bomber (one of only two flying Lancasters in the world), the extremely rare Fw-190 White 11
Focke-Wulf German fighter, the B17 “Memphis Belle” (movie version), a P51C Redtail Mustang
(restored in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen), P-51 D fighters, P-40 Jacky C, Hawker Sea Fury, C-47, and
a C-130 Hercules. Several WWI replica aircraft will also be flying and in the aircraft display area, along
with current military aircraft and several civilian aerobatic acts.
Proceeds from the airshow will benefit the 1941 HAG, a NYS-chartered nonprofit museum whose
mission is to preserve and promote World War II aviation history, and to emphasize the preservation and
teaching of the maintenance, fabrication, and flying skills of this historic period.
Tickets are on sale now at all area Wegmans stores: $17.00 for adults; free admission for children under
12. (Tickets at the gate are $20.00 for adults.) Parking is free, and visitors are welcome to bring their
own coolers, food, and beverages.
For information, call the Museum (585-243-2100) or visit the website www.1941hag.org.