Public Invited to FREE Sneak Preview of Geneseo Airshow
Rochester’s own Tuskegee Airman, Charlie Price, will describe his experiences during WWII at a special preview of the Geneseo Airshow on Thursday, July 12. Prior to Price’s presentation, world champion pilot Rob Holland will thrill the audience with his MX-2 competition aircraft’s amazing aerobatic maneuvers . The public is invited to this free sneak airshow preview starting at 6:00pm at the 1941Historical Aircraft Group Museum and Airport, Big Tree Road, Geneseo.
Price served with the 332d Fighter Group during World War II, on the Intelligence Team of the Tuskegees, America’s first black combat unit. This unit’s P-51 “Red Tail” Mustangs escorted bombers on missions during WWII and were responsible for vastly improving the success rates of the missions and saving many US bomber aircraft and crews. The story of the Tuskegees was told in the movie Red Tails, released earlier this year. The contributions of the Tuskegees during WWII were recognized by Americans and served to further the civil rights movement in the USA after the war.
Rob Holland will take off promptly at 6:00pm that evening. His daring and amazing aerobatic maneuvers won him a Gold Medal finish in the 8thWorld Advanced Aerobatic Championships in Oregon. Now he and his crew perform at airshows all over North America, and he is one of the featured acts at Geneseo Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15.