This year, the world observed the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and we were honored to participate by providing the D-Day Squadron with 15 satellite phones, complete with airtime, pilot “Go” bags and accessories to assist in making position updates with Air Traffic Control to complete their mission of bringing WW2 C-47 and DC-3 aircraft across the North Atlantic to participate in commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy.
“We cannot express how inspiring it is to be part of this effort,” stated David Greenhill, CEO of COMSAT, Satcom Direct’s military and government division. “We support aviation in all parts of the globe, and to participate in paying tribute to the Greatest Generation in this way is definitely unique. We hope that this effort ensures that their sacrifice will not be forgotten.”
The aircraft flew the original “Blue Spruce” route, with stops to refuel in Goose Bay Airport (CYYR) in Newfoundland, Canada, Narsarsuaq Airport (BGBW) in southern Greenland, Reykjavik Airport (BIRK) in Iceland and refueled a final time at Prestwick Airport (EPIK) on the Western coast of Scotland.