Sat, Apr 15|
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
ESAM Fly in Breakfast
"NY Air National Guard in the Vietnam War"
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2023, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr, Glenville, NY 12302, USA
April 15 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am at 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, NY 12302 (off Route 50). Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. The breakfast is open to the public.
At 10 am, Historian & Author, Patrick Chaisson, will host a multimedia presentation on the New York Air National Guard in the Vietnam War. Chaisson, himself the son of an Air Guard veteran and a retired Army of-ficer, relates the story of how the New York Air National Guard went from a poorly-funded "flying club for weekend warriors" - as some saw it - to a professional organization that served with distinction in South Vietnam from 1965 to 1969.
His talk will combine period photographs with modern computer technology to share the story of Air Guard flight crews in combat. Those who attend may be surprised how many New York Air National Guard service members fought in the Vietnam conflict - including airmen and airwomen, who lived and served in the local area. Veterans and the general public alike will enjoy this lively, fast-paced presentation about a little-known but important role played by the New York Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.