Geneseo: A great Canadian airshow in the Finger Lakes


The National Warplane Museum at Geneseo, New York, has always been a destination for Canadian aviation enthusiasts as well as vintage aircraft owners. For three decades, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, The Great War Flying Museum and individuals from Ontario and Quebec have participated in the annual airshow now called “The Greatest Show on Turf.” Held on the second weekend of July, the 2014 Geneseo airshow saw the CWH send its DC-3 Dakota “Canucks Unlimited” and Westland Lysander.

The GWFM was also present to demonstrate a WWI dogfight. Three Tiger Moths from Ontario also ventured down. One, named Marilyn, is named after a long-time volunteer who makes her home available to the crew. Andrew and Eric Boyd from the Pitts Special Aerobatic Team have become regular attendees and enjoy the rural grass strip airshow. Other notable Canadian additions to the show included long-time airshow pilot Glenn Goldman who flies an RCAF marked T-34 Mentor and Olivier Lacombe from Mascouche, Que., with his Harvard Mk.4.

The star performer was also no stranger to Canada, the Military Aviation Museum’s de Havilland Mosquito, MK114, originally built at Downsview. It was also in Canada on Father’s Day weekend for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum events.

See more photos from Geneseo by Eric Dumigan below:



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