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Curtiss Seaplane Homecoming
September 15 - September 16
Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport is an annual event sponsored by and for the benefit of The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. All proceeds go directly to the Curtiss Museum and we encourage you to visit it while you’re in Hammondsport. It’s a must see if you’ve never been and if you’ve been you should go back because so much has changed recently!
Seaplanes will be parked at Depot Park in Hammondsport at the head of Keuka Lake. Show cars will be parked along Shethar St. and on Park Place adjacent to the Village Square. All are within a short, easy walk.
There will be lots to do for kids of all ages so plan to bring them! The Seaplane activity at Depot Park is always a favorite for kids. This will be on going Saturday and Sunday. The car show will feature unique and interesting cars that always captivate the young ones too. There will be a trophy given out each day during the car show for that day’s “Kids Choice Award” so while you’re looking at and deciding on which cars to vote for (more info on awards below) your self, your children will do the same. We want their involvement and votes each day at the car show. There will also be a “Kid Zone” at the museum tent in Depot Park with specific activities geared toward kids. Then of course there is the Museum, which you’re encouraged to visit while you’re here. Leave your car where it is and take the shuttle!
Seaplane rides will be available (for a fee) at Depot Park starting Friday afternoon and will go through Saturday and Sunday. Rides will be provided by Finger Lakes Seaplanes, LLC., based in Pulteney, NY. They will be approximately 30 minutes in duration and will be on and around Keuka Lake. Rides will be available on a first come, first served basis and are of course, weather permitting. Please keep in mind that wind and water surface state are included in “Weather”. The professional team at Finger Lakes Seaplanes, LLC will decide on their ability to operate given the conditions. Their aircraft can accommodate 3 passengers plus the pilot. Groups of 2 may be asked to separate across 2 rides so the aircraft is always able to fly with those 3 seats occupied.