Celebrating their 70th’s anniversary, Charleston, WV’s Yeager Airport and the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing is holding an airshow on September 30 to October 1, 2017 at the Yeager Airport. Admission is free.
Kids and adults alike, will surely delight in the spectacular flying demonstrations, aircraft displays and tours, and rides aboard World War II-era aircraft.
On exhibit are the Curtiss C-46 Commando transport plane (the first aircraft assigned to the West Virginia Air Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing), an American Airlines DC-3 (the first commercial aircraft to operate at Kanawha Airport in its 1947 debut), World War II-era B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell bombers, C-47 Skytrain transport, World War I-era Curtiss JN-4 Jenny biplane, Stinson L-5 “Flying Jeep,” T-6 Texan training aircraft, and a World War II-era Gruman TMB Avenger torpedo bomber.
There will also be a World War II-era P-51 fighter, part of the “Rise Above” traveling exhibit detailing the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, who formed the first two squadrons of black fighter pilots in the US military.