Oxford, Conn. – May 29th, 2019 – Dynamic Aviation is already a legend in aviation, touching many corners of the industry and currently restoring the first aircraft to have the designation Air Force One. But this organization occupies a unique position in the D-Day Squadron in that it has both a participating aircraft, the C-47 Miss Virginia, and yet still is reinforcing the Squadron mission through support of the King Air 200 aircraft. This aircraft is transporting key personnel, such as Kevin Riley, Flight Logistics Coordinator for the D-Day Squadron.
"Our ability to keep track of multiple airborne aircraft, the changing weather and also be prepared to assist in an emergency was made possible by our partnership with Dynamic Aviation,” stated Riley. “Their generous contribution to the D-Day Squadron team directly enabled the safe and successful transit of the historic North Atlantic "Blue Spruce" route."
“At Dynamic Aviation, we like to talk about Innovation taking flight,” added Karl Stoltzfus, Sr., Founder and Chairman for Dynamic Aviation. “What the D-Day Squadron is doing fits the very definition of this idea, and we love helping to solve some of the many logistic challenges that such a monumental effort generates along the way. Add to that the tribute we are paying to the heroes of this nation, and it just becomes something we had to be a part of.”
The D-Day Squadron has almost completed its journey, flying C-47 and DC-3 aircraft across the original North Atlantic "Blue Spruce" route, with the goal of returning the aircraft to the same skies over Normandy France where paratroopers were dropped on the night of June 5th 1944—all in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The D-Day Squadron 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, dropping 200+ paratroopers in and around the original drop zones. Aircraft will then participate in multiple events at Caen-Carpiquet Airport from June 5th-9th, 2019.
About the D-Day Squadron
The D-Day Squadron is the part of the Tunison Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In June 2019, the D-Day Squadron will lead an American fleet of historic, restored C-47 World War II military aircraft in Daks Over Normandy, a flyover of more than 30 international aircraft to drop more than 200 paratroopers over the original 1944 drop zones in Normandy commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The event will honor the citizen soldiers of the War, whose bravery led the Allies to the liberation of France, and then to an end of the devastating War in Europe. The Squadron’s education program takes the compelling story of the citizen soldier to audiences at airshows and events off the flight line to honor these brave Americans and ensure their memory and significance is appreciated for generations to come. The group’s efforts are funded through the generous tax-deductible contribution of their supporters. Learn more at DDaySquadron.org.
About Dynamic Aviation
Dynamic Aviation is the leading provider of innovative special-mission aviation solutions designed to meet the unique requirements of government and commercial organizations worldwide. The company delivers customized aerial assets and services to support a wide range of customers including national defense, military intelligence, federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit research organizations, and private companies. Dynamic Aviation has the flexibility and resources to deliver world-class aviation solutions that combine mission-modified aircraft, experienced flight crews and comprehensive maintenance services. The company operates a 150,000-square-foot heavy maintenance and modification center, engine shop and privately-owned airport at its headquarters in Bridgewater, Va. Dynamic Aviation employs more than 725 aviation professionals, owns over 140 aircraft and operates from 18 locations in five countries across three continents. For more information, please visit www.dynamicaviation.com.