P-47 Thunderbolt's Return to Evansville Delayed Again Due to Weather

The Evansville P-47 Foundation said Friday that the P-47 Thunderbolt's flight back to Evansville had been delayed once again due to inclement weather.

Posted: Oct 16, 2020 2:29 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2020 2:30 PM

On Friday, the Evansville P-47 Foundation said that the P-47 Thunderbolt wouldn't be returning home to Evansville on Friday. 

Originally, the P-47 was scheduled to land in Evansville on Thursday.

Then, due to unsafe weather conditions, the Evansville P-47 Foundation said on Friday that the World War II fighter plane wouldn't be returning until Friday.

On Friday, the foundation once again announced that the plane's landing had been delayed, once again citing unsuitable weather conditions.

The P-47 Thunderbolt is now scheduled to return to Evansville around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, weather permitting.

Once it returns to Evansville, the 'Tarheel Hal' will be placed at the Evansville Wartime Museum, less than a mile away from where it was originally built 75 years ago.

Update: As of 2:14 p.m., the weather is not suitable for the P-47 pilot to leave Houston. We are preparing for a flight tomorrow and will provide further updates as soon as possible.

Posted by Evansville P-47 Foundation on Friday, October 16, 2020
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Hi: 90° Lo: 63°
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Hi: 88° Lo: 62°
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Today's high temperature of 87° was our warmest in a week and a half - we last climbed that high on the afternoon of September 18th when we tipped the scales at 88°. The remainder of the evening will remain quite mild under clear skies; expect temperatures to first fall to 83° by dinnertime before dropping to 73° by 10PM. The clear skies and weak southerly wind flow will help keep temperatures relatively stable during the overnight and predawn hours - we'll wake up to a morning low of just 62° early Wednesday morning.
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