C-47 "Ride-Along"

WWIIADT

"Airborne Experience"

We are now able to offer a new "ride-along" Airborne experience. Individuals will be allowed to go "Airborne" along with jump team members on a C47 flight.  Hear and feel what it's like to ride in a WWII vintage aircraft and watch the troops dressed in WWII uniforms and equipment "Stand Up & hook Up".

To learn more about this opportunity contact us at: operations_@_wwiiadt.org


 

 

2014 Winter Open Hangar Day
Saturday, Jan 25th, 2014


Open Hangar Day will be held  at the historic Frederick Army Airfield section of the Frederick Municipal  Airport, southeast of Frederick, Oklahoma. The event is free and open to the public. The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team extends a special invitation to all veterans of World War II to attend. In addition to 1940’s style military parachute jump demonstrations, historic military displays and vehicles, drinks and snacks will be available in the heated 1940s era “mess hall”.

The Winter Jump School session will begin on July 18th, and includes students from Australia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Jump phase should begin on the afternoon of Jan 22nd for the students, and team members will be jumping throughout the entire week.

The Demonstration jumps are planned for the beginning of the day, before winds increase; plan to be on site by 8am. The Drop Zone is located south of Frederick and west of the airport.

 

The public is invited to tour the Airborne Demonstration Team's WWII era C-47 “Boogie Baby” which will be on display throughout the day. Weather permitted, the ride-along “Airborne Experience” will also be offered. Join as a Gold level Member and you will be able to take a flight in Boogie Baby while it is dropping paratroopers.

Individuals will be allowed to go "Airborne" along with jump team members on a C47 flight.  Hear and feel what it's like to ride in a WWII vintage aircraft and watch the troops dressed in WWII uniforms and equipment "Stand Up, Hook Up, and Go Out the Door! Contact Sharon Bennett (phone number below) for more information.

 

Throughout the day, many military displays and memorabilia will be presented by the members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team. Historic military vehicles will also be on display. In addition, instructors and students from the jump school will be on-hand to show off their equipment and answer questions about the Team. Airborne Jump Demonstrations are planned for that morning. Activities will include parachute packing, harness demonstrations, and mock door training.

WW II Veterans will be in attendance, who will be honored that afternoon at the wing pinning ceremony for the jump school students.  Veterans expected include: (more info pending)

Leon "Jed" Jedziniak A/501st 101st

Paul Wilson 193rd GIR, 17th ABN

George Wilson 321 GFA, 101st ABN

Don Ginter 377th PFA, 101st ABN

Chuck Ballard 505yh PIR, 82nd ABN

Mel Pliner, 82nd Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier Group, Pilot

Carter Glass, 187th ARCT, Korea

Jerr Ring 187th ARCT, Korea

Bill Dill, US Marine Corps

JM Cope, US Army

Jim Loftis, US Army

2014 WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Open Hangar Day

7:00 am Gear up and JMPI 

 8:00 am Demonstration Jumps (Location: DZ) – Weather Permitting

10am Veterans Introduction and Recognition

9:00 am – 2:00 pm Equipment and Uniform Displays in the hanger

1:00pm Wing Pinning Ceremony 

Please Note that Times may Change Depending on Wind conditions 

 Throughout the day: Aircraft Displays Vehicle Displays/Rides  Table top equipment displays  Jump Videos  Parachute Packing and Display Combat Equipment Display Uniform Equipment Display Meet WWII Airborne paratroopers and veterans

 

For updated information call Sharon Bennett,  at 580-305-2289.

 

For Detailed Frederick Airport Info:http://www.airnav.com/airport/KFDR

Tie-downs are available, please be sure to bring your own ropes or chocks as appropriate.

 For more information, or to inquire about setting up a display, please contact Sharon Bennett, information below.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif Sharon Bennett

WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

Public Affairs Officer

580-305-2289

www.wwiiadt.org

email:  pr@wwiiadt.org




The WWII Airborne Team Hangar is located at the end of the main taxiway at the Frederick Airport, which is located southeast of Frederick, OK. 

Note to GPS and internet maps users.  There is not a good “Street address” to the hangar, and if you plug in “Frederick Airport” it will get you close, but sometimes the directions put you on the wrong side of the airport (wheat fields).  This “address” gets you very close
N2230 Rd & E1830 Rd, Frederick, OK 73542. If you use google street view, the Hangar is very hard to miss!


From the North or South on Hwy 183: Turn east on "Airport Rd/EW  1830"-
this is just south of town, and is signed by "Airport" "Industrial Park"
and "Hackberry Flat Wetlands" , go two miles, turn left (south) into the
airport on N2230 Rd, The
 hangar will be directly in front of you, you
will turn left thur the chain-linked fence, past the guard shack,
 to
reach the
 Hangar.


From the East, on Hwy 5, just east of town turn south on
N2230 Rd,  this  is signed by "Airport" "Industrial Park" and "Hackberry Flat Wetlands" ,
go two miles.  then go straight at the stop sign, the
 hangar will be directly in front
of you, you will turn left thur the chain-linked fence, past the guard
shack,
 to reach the Hangar.


 Please note that while on Airport Rd, you will pass the "Main Entrance"
of the airport (this was the original entrance
 to the base). Also note
there is a large manufacturing complex at the airport, but the
 hangar is
hard
 to miss!

Note to GPS and internet maps users.  There is not a good “Street address” to the hangar, and if you plug in “Frederick Airport” it will get you close, but sometimes the directions put you on the wrong side of the airport (wheat fields).  This “address” gets you very close
N2230 Rd & E1830 Rd, Frederick, OK 73542. If you use google street view, the Hangar is very hard to miss!

 
Directions to Frederick from Dallas\Fort Worth Wichita Falls
From DFW, take TX-114 W toward Grapevine/Ft Worth/TX-121 S 
Take the ramp onto US-287 N/US-81 N
Continue
 to follow US-287 N
IN Wichita Falls, Take the US-70 E/TX-145-LOOP/US-183 N ramp (also US 287)
From US 287, Take the  183 Frederick exit North
 to Frederick


 From OKC/ Lawton:
From the OKC airport, get on  I-44 W  Take exit 1A
 to merge onto I-44 W/US-62 W toward Lawton
Continue
 to follow I-44 W- past Lawton
Note this is a toll road!
Take exit 30 for OK-36 W toward Geronimo/Frederick  Turn left at OK-36 S  Slight right at OK-5 Proceed
 to Frederick.