Considered to be the premier WWII living history team within the round canopy parachute community, members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team will perform all three days at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War Two Weekend: A Gathering of Warbirds, June 4, 5, and 6, held at Reading Regional Airport.
The team’s experienced parachutists, each with a minimum of 35 round canopy, static line jumps to their name, will execute a simulated combat jump from the C-46 Commando, “Tinker Belle” in front of the audience to commemorate the Allied Assault into Normandy on June 6th, 1944.
Members will be dressed in WWII correct uniforms carrying the same equipment as during the D-Day invasion. The team considers no detail is too small to pay homage to our “Greatest Generation.”
The team will also host a static display of equipment, will perform on the ground demonstrations and will share “living history” examples to all visitors to the air show for the weekend.
The team encourages parents to bring by their kids who may want to learn more about the mindset, values, and character of America’s WWII Airborne.
The jump on Friday will be scheduled between 2-3pm. The jump on Saturday and Sunday is scheduled between 12-1pm.