The biggest gathering of Dakotas in 75 years. More than thirty Douglas DC-3 Dakotas and C-47 Skytrains, as well as hundreds of paratroopers, will mark 75 years since the D-Day invasion heralded the liberation of Western Europe. Daks from as far away as the USA, Canada, and Australia will join others from Europe.
The Daks over Normandy event is held in two locations: from 2 to 5 June at Duxford Airfield in the United Kingdom and from 5 to 9 June at Caen Carpiquet Airport in Normandy, France.
In the first phase, the aircraft will gather at the UK’s Duxford Airfield from 2-5 June. On 5 June, some 250 men and women in WW2 style uniforms will board the Daks for the flight to Normandy, where they will commemorate the historic jump that preceded the D-Day Landings.
Daks Over Normandy will be repeated at Caen Carpiquet Airport in Normandy, France from 5-9 June. The events will include static and flying displays, as well as meet-and-greets and the chance to board Dakotas.
Tickets will only be available in advance, from the event website. Ticket sales begin February 1, 2019.
Please see the event website for the latest information.
Join us September 22nd, 2018 from 7am to 2pm for the Red Bluff End of Summer Fly-In Cruise-In.
Featured attractions are:
- P-51 Mustang Rides
- Antique Cars
- Custom Cars
- CHP Helicopter
- Reach Helicopter
- Antique Airplanes
- Home-built Airplanes
- Radio Control R/C Aircraft
- Ultralight Aircraft
- Motorcycles & Trikes
- WWII Army Vehicles
- Red Bluff Fire Department Vehicles
- Cushman Club Antique Scooter Display
- Young Eagles Flight Simulator
- Refreshments & Vendors
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The guys were off enjoying the 4th of July holiday, but still managed to assemble an episode without actually speaking to each other.
Dan and Courtney provide a little airline industry news and commentary, and Rob has an announcement about AirVenture 2010. David brings us some interviews he recorded at Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Commemorative Weekend. (See David’s photos below!) Steve and Grant from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast have their Australia Desk report. (That’s Anthony with “the voice.”)
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