Culpeper Capital Wing Brings Warbirds to West Virginia This Weekend | Company
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The Culpeper Regional Airport-based Commemorative Air Force Capital Wing joins the Delaware Aviation Museum this weekend to present a Warbird showcase at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport in Wiley Ford, West Virginia. .
Visitors to the free event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 can get up close and personal with a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, B-25 Panchito, Stinson L-5 Sentinel and Boeing PT- 17. Stearman biplane. The public can purchase warbird towers on all aircraft as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, maintained and flew them, according to a statement.
At this event, a $50 “Inflation Buster” warbird ride will be featured in the Stinson L-5 offering the passenger a quick flight around the airport and a view of the Queen City.
Also available on a limited basis are $50 discounts on warbird rides in the TBM Avenger and B-25 Panchito. Contact [email protected] for details.
Weather permitting, the TBM Avenger and B-25 will fly over Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Steam Locomotive #1309.
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History has a way of repeating itself, the statement said. The first large aircraft to operate from Cumberland Airport around 1942 was a North American B-25 bomber.
Once again, at the Warbird Showcase, a B-25 will take off from Cumberland Airport. Visitors can also see a 40% scale replica of the 1903 Wright Brothers Wright Flyer airplane on the second floor of the terminal building.
A Capital Wing member with over 12,000 flight hours on 15 different aircraft types will narrate “Pilot Stories” at the Gazebo entrance. Culpeper County’s Capital Wing will also have a B-26 machine gun turret on site (yes, kids can climb inside) and its “PX” (Post eXchange) trailer selling warbird-related items. A 1950 Mack fire truck will also be on display and the Short Gap Lions Club will have a food tent.