NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. – Lindy Ruff, the longest-tenured coach in the National Hockey League, received an aerobatic aircraft flight with the John Klatt Airshow Team at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Friday, September 9 at 10:00 am.
Coach Ruff will be rode along with John Klatt, one of the featured performers at this weekend’s Thunder of Niagara Airshow.
The flight was in an EA-300L aircraft sponsored by the Air National Guard.
The Extra EA-300L is a two-place, high performance aerobatic aircraft used primarily for incentive rides to media, VIP and sponsor personnel; it also functions as a back-up performance aircraft as needed.
Coach Ruff coaches the NHL Buffalo Sabres in one of the most noted sports towns in the country as Western New York is a hockey hot bed with a multitude of teams and leagues for men and women as well as youth. Due to his successes on the national and international stage, in this hockey town, Coach Ruff is a prominent figure in the community.
Watch for complete coverage of the Air Show in Niagara Falls this weekend on WKBW Channel 7's Eyewitness News HD.
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