D-Day Squadron Announces Final Schedule Ahead of Their Trans-Atlantic Flight

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Photo Credit: Patrick Albright, Ft Benning Public Affairs Office via D-Day Squadron  
  • Waterbury-Oxford Airport, CT (KOXC)
  • Suggested $10 donation per person. It will be paid to the volunteers who will be stationed at various airport access points and in the parking areas( Maps will be available soon).
  • Aircraft will be available for viewing, but likely not for tours as this is a working week for the crews.
  • The hours are 9:00 – 5:30. Access to the aircraft before and after those time will be prohibited because we won’t have ramp security in place.

Photo Credit: Patrick Albright, Ft Benning Public Affairs Office via D-Day Squadron  
  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
  • 13-14 May
  • D-day Squadron C-47 aircraft assemble at Oxford, CT Airport (KOXC) for pre-crossing briefings, survival raft training, formation training flights and media flights.
  • 15 May (Wednesday)
  • 11:00 – 2:45 p.m. D-day Squadron fly-out to KBDL (Hartford, CT) and New England Air Museum for lunch.
  • 16 May (Thursday)
  • 8:30 a.m.  Official press welcome
  • 9:00 a.m.  Press conference. (Members of the media can register HERE)
  • 10:00 a.m.  Individual crew interviews
  • 11:00 a.m. Media flight(s)
  • Afternoon: crew training and formation training flights

Photo Credit: Via D-Day Squadron Media Kit  
  • 17 May (Friday)
  • All day: Crew training and formation practice flights.
  • 5:30 p.m.  D-day Squadron group photo (location TBD)
  • 6:00 p.m. Official D-day Squadron Kick-Off Dinner and Celebration, Oxford, CT Airport  (KOXC)  Reservations required: jonh@tunisonfoundation.org
 

Photo Credit: Patrick Albright, Ft Benning Public Affairs Office via D-Day Squadron  
  • 18 May (Saturday)
  • 0500 – 0700: Photography Workshop: Sunrise
  • Hudson River and Statue of Liberty Flyover: Lead Aircraft: Placid Lassie.
  • 0800: Flight Briefing
  • 1000: Start Engines
  • 1030-1100: Launch and assemble over OXC ( Elephant Walk)
  • Route of flight:  direct south from OXC, westbound along Long Island Sound, overhead LaGuardia and south along East River, northbound turn around Statue of Liberty and northbound along Hudson River.
  • Noon: Recovery at KOXC and Photography workshop
  • 0930: Arrival of Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, to be on static display for public viewing until 4:00 p.m.
  • 1830 – 2030: Photography Workshop: Sunset (with reenactors)
  • 19 May (Sunday)
  • 0600: D-day Squadron Crew Weather Briefing
  • 0700:  D-day Squadron Departs for PQI and Goose Bay, Canada: Lead Aircraft: Placid Lassie.
  • Photography workshop: Departure
 
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