Saturday September 7th: Living History Day.
Let’s keep this going!
W7 update: If you have not seen the news we are sad to report that while working in support of an event W7 suffered an problem with her #1 engine. She and her crew returned to the airport safely and we are in the process of replacing the engine with an overhauled unit. We cannot say enough about our friends at D-Day Ohio and the Northeast Ohio Regional Airport (HZY) as they continue to support our efforts. A team from the museum went to the airplane last weekend and removed the engine, propeller, and all oil system parts and returned them to Geneseo for cleaning and inspection. We have ordered a overhauled engine and it is expected to arrive in the next three to four weeks. Between now and then the old engine will be stripped down and readied for shipment back to the shop as an exchange part. The other parts will be inspected and cleaned of all possible residual oil and afterward installed on the new engine. This entire process is expected to cost over $75,000 once the airplane is back in the air. Both groups in Ohio are doing much to assist and we really appreciate their efforts. The weekend of September 7th the museum is having a Chicken BBQ as part of Living History Weekend and if you can take part it would be great to see you. https://www.facebook.com/warplanemuseum/photos/a.10151455509201072/10157111001386072/?type=3&theater Purchasing a ride on one of our airplanes https://fareharbor.com/nationalwarplanemuseum/ or a purchase from our store https://national-warplane-museum-gift-shop.myshopify.com will also help. You can also use the "Donate" button at the top of our Facebook page (donations are tax deductible). It will be a tough period as we have several more events we are trying to attend through the end of the season. Your help will be much appreciated and 100% goes to getting W7 back into the air.... Thanks-The NWM Team ... See more
Come join us this Saturday for our Living History event. The Movie Memphis Belle is scheduled for four flights starting at 9AM. All proceeds of the Chicken BBQ go to support the W7 engine project. Come have fun and help keep us flying! ... See more
Video from our friend Peter (check out his other videos on Youtube) of the battle portion of the 2019 Geneseo Airshow featuring W7 and several other C47s dropping troops and flying overhead. We are still collecting donations to help with the cost of replacing the #1 engine on W7. Every dollar goes toward the cost of keeping this piece of history alive. Thanks! https://youtu.be/4nV-nzPLY0I ... See more
The 2019 edition of the Greatest Show on Turf celebrated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Four C-47's were in attendance, and the NWM's own Whisky-7 did the ho...
Don’t forget! Chicken BBQ this weekend.
All proceeds from Chicken BBQ benefit the W7 engine replacement project. If you are unable to make it but would still like to donate, you can find the “donate” button on our Facebook page.
Remember this weekend is our Living History Event. The Movie Memphis Belle is schedule for at least three flights starting at 9AM. We will have many displays for you to enjoy and a Chicken BBQ to benefit the W7 engine change project. For more information call our office at 585-243-2100 and hope to see you this weekend! ... See more
Photos of W7's #1 engine at Geneseo. We have removed the accessories, lines, wiring and propeller governor cables and pullys. The oil tank and oil cooler are in Rochester getting cleaned at a shop and should be back this week. We are busy ordering new flex line and cleaning all these parts to be ready for the new engine. At this point we don't have a hard date but hope to have word by the end of this week. We are grateful for everyone who has helped by making a donation or made a purchase from our store. All donations and 100% of all store proceeds go to support the mission of the museum. ... See more
Swinging the engine away from the nacelle is delicate because of the weight. The lift needs to pull away and up to clear the mounts. Once free from the mount bolts we stop to make sure all connections between the engine and firewall are clear. The clip ends with the old engine on the shipping container. Shortly after this we were loaded and ready for the trip back to Geneseo. We are looking forward to a delivery date for our replacement engine and we will be posting more photos of the work as we get parts off the old and ready for the new... Thanks to our friends at Northeast Ohio Regional Airport for their assistance and thanks to everyone who has donated to the project... We could not do this without your support! ... See more
Another huge thank you to our friends at Northeast Ohio Regional Airport (HZY). They are playing a huge role at getting our message out about W7. You can help “Keep Em’ Flyin’!” by donating here. ... See more
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If you have not seen the news we are sad to report that while working in support of an event W7 suffered an problem with her #1 engine.