Local pilots plan to re-enact D-Day flight

Updated: 03/04/2014 6:10 PM
Created: 03/04/2014 3:49 PM WHEC.com

It's an historic mission and people in Rochester are taking part. Pilots plan to re-enact the D-Day flight on its 70th anniversary. The C-47 aircraft being used is from the National Warplace Museum in Geneseo.

An international pilot will fly the original C-47, which dropped troops over Normandy near a century ago.     

Captain Chris Polhemus attended the Rochester Rotary luncheon Tuesday and says he's ready for the flight.

Captain Chris Polhemus said, “People from North America to Europe are getting really excited about us bringing this airplane back.”

Polhemus is a captain with U.S. Airways and has been a pilot since 1971.

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