Hammondsport, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
Seaplane Homecoming will be held this year on Saturday, September 13. Activities begin at 10:00 AM at Depot Park on the lakefront in Hammondsport. This once-a-year event is free and open to the public. In addition to various seaplanes landing and taking off at the lakefront, activities include food and souvenir vendors, wine and beer tasting, live band and raffles – including a drawing for a seaplane ride.
Beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday, visiting pilots will take part in a “salute to Glenn Curtiss” seaplane parade around Keuka Lake, extending their southern loop directly over the Curtiss grave site in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
A catered dinner will be held at the museum on Saturday evening, featuring speakers, Trafford Doherty, Museum Director; Chris Harmer, U. S. Navy intelligence expert and Michael Lopez-Alegria, space shuttle astronaut.
Visitors to Hammondsport for this event are encouraged to also visit the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, ½ mile south of Champlin Beach. Museum admission is $8.50 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, $5.50 for students ages 7 to 18 and $25 for families. Children ages 6 and under are admitted free. The museum, which is located at 8419 State Rt. 54 in Hammondsport, is open every Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and every Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm through October 31. The museum is located at 8419 State Rte. 54 in Hammondsport.
Cameron Dunlap, who has attended the Seaplane Homecoming for the last 6 years, had this to say about the event, "I have attended the Curtiss Museum Seaplane Homecoming in Hammondsport, NY for the last 6 years in a row. The airplanes and flying activities at Keuka Lake are big fun for folks of all ages. The banquet dinner that follows that evening at the museum is also well worth attending. The food is great and the speakers are always interesting and engaging. I highly recommend attending. Bring the whole family!"
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, which is located in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is home to a priceless collection relating to early aviation, bicycle and motorcycle transportation and local history. The Museum celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, who is remembered as the father of naval aviation and the founder of the American aircraft industry.
For more information, visit the museum website at http://www.GlennhCurtissMuseum.org.