Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Whiskey Seven Goes To Oshkosh

For the first time in her 70 year history, Whiskey Seven made it to the worlds largest airshow, EAA Airventure, in Oshkosh, WI. Airventure is a massive gathering of aircraft and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. The crew made the trip to promote the Return to Normandy Project and to meet with potential corporate sponsors who want to help return our D-Day Veteran to the skies of France in June of next year. 

Loading up in Geneseo
Pilots Naomi Wadsworth and John Lindsay approaching Oshkosh
On the ground under cloudy skies in Oshkosh
The D-Day Veteran aircraft arrived under cold and wet conditions (long-timers dubbed the first weekend of Airventure "Frostkosh"). The weather soon gave way to beautiful blue skies and mild temperatures for the rest of the week. The crew, including Naomi Wadsworth, John Lindsay, David Andruczyk, Lee Barber, Gary and Linda Mitchell, and Brian Roodra were on hand to give tours and educate show goers about the history of our flagship and our efforts to take her back to the most important place in her history.

John Lindsay talking about the history of our aircraft
W7 with her sisters on the C-47 line

Lots of folks stopped by to take pictures
Looks like 1944!
The reception to our efforts at Airventure was nothing short of phenomenal. Thanks for the EAA and Warbirds of America for having us. We look forward to sharing big news about our corporate sponsors in the very near future. Stay tuned!

Whiskey Seven under an amazing July sunset