The airshow will have a fun and educational display of aircraft on the ground for you to discover! Starting at 10am you’ll be able to walk around the display which will include some of the newest state-of-the-art aircraft and some beautifully restored World War II aircraft from the 1940s.
Warbird: AT-6 SNJ-5C:
A Navy aircraft, manufactured in the USA by North American, used as deck landing trailers, first flown in 1935, the one on display is from 1942 – beautifully restored. Now based in Westerly, RI, it is owned by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), which was founded to acquire, restore and preserve combat aircraft from all arms of the military. Today the CAF has more than 165 aircraft. Please take a moment to chat with the pilot, Guillaume De Ramel, and learn more about the CAF. Contact Mike Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join and support this and future aircrafts of the ‘Sea Control Rhode Island’ Unit, based at Westerly State Airport.
Military: UH-60A/L Blackhawk Helicopter
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Introduced in 1979, it is still in active service. Based at the 3 Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard, part of Joint Base Cape Cod, this is an active military aircraft used on daily missions around New England. Be sure to take a close look!
Vintage: Beech 18 (C-45H):
This beautiful “Chow Hound” is based right here in Plymouth and is painted in Army Air Corps blue and golf (circa 1941) with with nose art perfectly suited to the mission: A cartoon image of Disney’s Pluto riding a hot dog with wings, a “Chow Hound” painted in tribute to a World War II B-17 that carried the same decoration (ref. AOPA). This aircraft, owned by Bob Trinque, a recipient of the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, has flown hundreds of hours in the aircraft.
New civilian: Cirrus SR-22
What’s so cool about a Cirrus? It has a parachute! Officially called the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, it has saved many lives over the last 15 years. First built in 2001, it is a five seat composite aircraft and is currently the best-selling single-engine aircraft in the world. It has all of the latest GPS systems, equipped with bluetooth functions to connect directly to iPads and other mobile devices.
Classic: Globe Swift:
A light, two-seat sport monoplane from post- WWII, first produced in 1946. When you first approach the aircraft, you’ll notice that it’s all metal, beautifully maintained and shined to a mirror finish. Based right here in Plymouth, don’t miss this rare aircraft.
There will be more than 20 aircraft on the ground to discover this Saturday (Aug 20) 10am – 2pm at the Plymouth Airport, Plymouth, MA.