Aviation enthusiasts worldwide have met the first weekend in June at the Reading Regional Airport, the former General Carl A. Spaatz Army Airfield, for over thirty years.
They come to honor our World War Two Veterans, chat with reenactors, view military gear, weapons, and armor, enjoy period entertainment, and be thrilled by aerial flight demonstrations performed by authentic World War Two aircraft.
Once again, the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum arranged an impressive assortment of aircraft, which will be displayed on the ground and in the air all three days. Also, at least a dozen World War Two Veterans in attendance will be available for autographs and provide firsthand accounts of their war experiences.
The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s spacious grounds will contain Living History displays of American, Allied, and Axis equipment. In addition, reenactors will be present to provide detailed accounts of life on the frontlines and the Homefront.
Frank Sings Frank, America’s Sweethearts, The Forecast Quartet, and The Spirit of the Airways, WRDG Radio, will provide period entertainment. In addition, Big Band Concerts are scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 to 10:00.
A Night Engine-Run Photoshoot was added in 2021. Especially geared to aviation photographers, it involves three iconic World War Two aircraft aligned on the field and illuminated after dark with their engines running, providing an excellent Photo-Op for network television and newspaper cameras.
The event is consistently ranked by USA TODAY as one of the Top Five Air Shows in North America.
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s 32nd Anniversary of World War Two Weekend is scheduled for June 2,3,4, 2023. Visit: maam.org for details.