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Friday
May242019

Clay Lacy Aviation Joins D-Day Squadron Effort to Fly Historic Aircraft to Normandy

Clay Lacy Aviation has donated significant fuel for the King Air aircraft that will support the C-47 and DC-3 pilots as they fly the original "Blue Spruce" route, to cross the Atlantic and return living history to the shores of Normandy France for the 75th anniversary of the Normandy mission. Even more exciting, the King Air is carrying two very talented filmmakers documenting this journey, which the organization plans to showcase post mission.

The D-Day Squadron mission is to cross the North Atlantic and arrive in Duxford Airfield in the U.K., where it will join with its European counterparts, Daks over Normandy, to participate in multiple events on June 2nd-5th, 2019. The combined fleet of historic aircraft will then cross the English Channel on June 5th, fly over Normandy, France, and participate in multiple events at Caen-Carpiquet Airport from June 5th-9th, 2019.

To fly the "Blue Spruce" route, C-47s have already departed from Oxford, Connecticut (KOXC); stopping to refuel in Goose Bay Airport (CYYR) in Newfoundland, Canada, Narsarsuaq Airport (BGBW) in southern Greenland, Reykjavik Airport (BIRK) in Iceland and refueling a final time at Prestwick Airport (EPIK) on the Western coast of Scotland before making the final leg to Duxford Airfield (EGSU) north of London.

The start of the final push to Normandy is just days away. Follow the latest news and events from Oxford Connecticut from May 13th to May 19th 2019, as the D-Day Squadron starts the final drive to Normandy.

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