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News10NBC's Rob Speta flies high on the historic Whiskey 7

July 10, 2019 10:57 PM

GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) -- This coming weekend is the 2019 Geneseo Airshow featuring historical military planes, including a C-47 also known as the Whiskey 7 which has a deep amount of history with it. 

The Whiskey 7 was a leading flight during the second wave of air drops into France 75 years ago. It is one of only 12 still-airworthy planes of that make still around today.  

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I can tell you it was a humbling experience being on that flight, especially if you take a second and just put yourself in the shoes of those soldiers that flew on that plane into battle. Flying on the plane for several hours and then jumping out the rear door behind enemy lines.  

The Whiskey 7 will be joined by dozens of other aircraft at the airshow on July 12, 13 and 14.

Click here for the chance to win four tickets to the event! 

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