The Big Easy Wing Flies Over New Orleans and Hammond, LA July 4th weekend.
Big Easy Wing (BEW) of The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will host “Honor Flights” over the city of New Orleans. These flights will honor frontline responders and honor our country’s independence. The first flight will take place at noon on Friday, July 3. This flight is the first of three scheduled for the 4th of July weekend. We are honoring our frontline responders as part of the nationwide initiative of the Commemorative Air Force, United We Fly-4th of July. This initiative invites the country to come together at noon across time zones to observe WWII aircraft adorning the sky. As a nation, we will be celebrating the American spirit and honoring those who serve.
Look for us overhead around noon o the 3rd and 4th of July as we celebrate the birth of America’s Independence!
As part of the national CAF initiative, the BEW will present “Honor Flights” over both the North and South shores of Lake Pontchartrain at noon, Saturday, July 4th. Both flights will include WWII Stearman airplanes. Not only will we be participating in the national “United We Fly – 4thof July” flyovers, but the Big Easy Wing will be honoring three outstanding community frontline responders. The Northshore flight will originate from the BEW base located at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (KHDC) while at the same time, the Southshore flight will launch from the New Orleans Lakefront Airport (KNEW). Contacts for this event: David Capo, 504-416-4917 or Shirley Colomb, 281-416-4325.
The Big Easy Wing is actively supporting our community during this pandemic with "Spirit Flights" and "Honor Flights." With donations from you, we will be able to continue supporting our community with special Flights as well as educational projects. Like many museums, Covid 19 has impacted us. If you are able to contribute, we would truly appreciate your help.
The airplane, a 1943 N2S Stearman, will be piloted by the lead pilot of the F-15 that escorted the B-52s Flyover last month. Lt. Col. Ben Cook will pilot the Stearman with our frontline responders over the city of New Orleans.
About the Big Easy Wing
The Big Easy Wing is a local chapter of the Commemorative Air Force, an international World War II flying museum. The wing was founded three years ago and operates from two bases located at Lakefront Airport and Hammond, Louisiana. The organization has more than 100 volunteer members who maintain and operate the aircraft, as well as host and attend aviation and educational events across the country.
You can support the Commemorative Air Force Big Easy Wing by becoming a member. It is $200 for the national membership and $50 for the local membership per year. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in aviation, history, education, or a sense of adventure. To learn more about the Big Easy Wing visit www. bigeasywing.org. Contact info: David Capo, Wing Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org), 504-416-4917.