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Military heritage flight to kick-off Thunder of Niagara Air Show and Air Force Reserve Week activities

STAFF REPORTS

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- In celebration of the Thunder of Niagara International Airshow (June 9 & 10) and Air Force Reserve Week (Wings of Heritage, Shaping the Future), four World War II era aircraft will be flying in formation over select cities across Western New York on June 7, 2018.

The WWII Heritage Formation consists of a C-47 (Whiskey 7 - Lead plane on D-Day), B-17 (Movie Memphis Bell), P-51D (Quick Silver), F4U-Corsair (Korean War Hero).  The formation is scheduled to fly over these cities: Lewiston, NY at 12:04 p.m., Wilson, NY at 12:12 p.m., Lockport, NY at 12:17 p.m., Clarence Center, NY at 12:23 p.m., Alden, NY at 12:27 p.m., East Aurora, NY at 12:31 p.m., Orchard Park, NY at 12:33 p.m., Hamburg, NY at 12:36 p.m., Angola, NY at 12:43 p.m., Buffalo Waterfront, NY at 12:51 p.m. and Grand Island, NY at 12:55.

Don't miss this rare event as Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station celebrates their military heritage.
Media interested in covering this event should report to Calspan Air Service, 9900 Porter Road at 9:30 AM, Thursday, June 7 for aircraft coverage and interviews.

For additional information please contact the 914 ARW Public Affairs office at (716) 236-2136.

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