Photo Credit: Tetamore Photographic  

Photo Credit: Tetamore Photographic  

National Warplane Museum Announces “Operation Thanks From Above II” Led by the Douglas C-47

WE’RE BACK! SAVE THE DATE: Due to the success and incredible response from Saturday’s “Operation Thanks From Above, Western NY” we are planning a second flyover mission to take place on Saturday, June 6th for the Southern Tier, extending from the Jamestown area all the way east to Binghamton. This will be a flight to honor the first responders, healthcare personnel and essential workers in communities like Olean, Wellsville, Hornell, Bath, Corning, Elmira, Binghamton, Cortland, Ithaca, Watkins Glen etc…


Today, Tuesday May 19th, Austin Wadsworth, President NWM announced our intention to plan and conduct a second historic series of flyovers in Western New York led by our Douglas C-47 affectionately named Whiskey 7 on June 6th.
These are interesting times we are living in. Each worker, family, and organization has had to make drastic, unusual, and spontaneous changes to the way that we all conduct life and business. On the frontline, we are fortunate to have First Responders and Essential Workers who take risk to ensure that safety, care, and supplies are available to everyone every day. These heroes accept risk and they expect fatigue.

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The values associated with Whiskey 7 for which we are so blessed to be the custodians, is already associated by the general public with ideals such as bravery, sacrifice, honor and hope. It is our intention to put this brand and these ideals to good use by saying “Thanks from Above” to our First Responders and Essential Workers.

Scheduled take off from Geneseo is anticipated to be 9:30am. Additional details are forthcoming…please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates!

Since the start of the coronavirus, each worker, family, and organization has had to make drastic, unusual, and spontaneous changes to the way that life and business are conducted. On the front line, we are fortunate to have individuals who are there to ensure that safety, care, and supplies are available to everyone, every day. These heroes accept risk and they expect fatigue. Now, it’s our turn to say a much deserved thank you.

Residents in the designated areas will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their homes. If residents do plan to travel to a designated spot for viewing, we ask that they adhere to all social distancing guidelines and also wear a face covering.

The restrictions affecting jobs and businesses makes for a challenging climate. However, an event of this magnitude can only succeed through generous donations and sponsorships. The positive and uplifting values that this mission hopes to convey to the public are worthwhile and I believe that families and small businesses alike will want to be a part of it in any capacity whether large or small.

This mission can only succeed with your help and the help of donors and sponsors. If you or your business would like to be involved, then there are a range of options that we have available to ensure that your logo and your giving gains exposure. Please let me know what I can do to get you involved with this mission.

Use the button below for an interactive map of the flyover route.
To view the latest flyover locations and times click the button below.

This is not a small undertaking. However, it is an exciting and extraordinary opportunity for us to let the world know that they are doing a great job, keep up the good work, it is appreciated, and we are here!

Don’t hesitate to call me at 585-281-3738 or send me an email at to collaborate on this remarkable demonstration of gratitude!

Medicines that you can order online are also available and will be delivered on time.

1941 Historical Aircraft Group DBA National Warplane Museum is a Non-Profit 501(c) (3) chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.

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NOTE: Flyover times listed are subject to change so please stay tuned to our social media pages and website for more information. You can also track the whereabouts of  W-7, in real time, the day of the flyover through the app which is downloadable for free in the app store: Flightradar24. Then simply search for the plane: N345AB. Once the plane is in the air, you will see it displayed in the tracking map.

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