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Curtiss will host weekend airplane event

HAMMONDSPORT--The annual seaplane and car show event, Wings and Wheels, will be held in Hammondsport, Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16. The weekend is sponsored by and for the benefit of The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. The museum celebrates all things aviation, including motorcycles and local history. Glenn Curtiss is acknowledged as "The Father of Naval Aviation," with his early expertise in seaplanes. The weekend allows visitors to experience some of the history, as well as see various planes takeoff and land on Keuka Lake.
Events will get underway at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Depot Park on the waterfront will host a number of the events, and the village will see many classic and exotic cars as part of the weekend.
From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, there will be seaplane takeoff and landing contests as well as a competition for dropping objects from air to water. A fireboat demonstration will be presented by the Hammondsport Fire Department at 12:30 p.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m. there will be a Seaplane Salute to Glenn H. Curtiss.
Throughout the day, visitors can vote for their favorite cars participating in the car show and awards will be presented in the village square at 3:30 p.m.
The museum will then host a banquet Saturday evening. For details to attend see www.wingsandwheelshammondsport.com/banquet.php.
Sunday again has events running until 4 p.m. A C-47 flyover will happen at 11:30 a.m., a fireboat demonstration begins at 12:30 p.m. and a formation flight show starts at 1:30 p.m. Day two car show award winners are to be named at 3 p.m.
A free shuttle service will run between Depot Park, The Village Square, Hammondsport Central School, The Best Western Plus, and The Curtiss Museum. The school and museum are available for overflow parking.
Seaplane rides will be available for a fee at Depot Park starting Friday afternoon and will be available both Saturday and Sunday. Rides will be provided by Finger Lakes Seaplanes, LLC. The flights are approximately 30 minutes in duration and are on and around Keuka Lake.
For more see www.wingsandwheelshammondsport.com.






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