31 OCT 2023 | Headless Horseman - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | KHPN Fly-In

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Fly-In | Hosted by VirtualBlue

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The story of the Headless Horseman has transcended time without a clear reference to the creation of the character.

The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York, in a secluded glen known as Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. Some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement, while others claim that the mysterious atmo

After the Battle of White Plains in October 1776, the country south of the Bronx River was abandoned by the Continental Army and occupied by the British. The Americans were fortified north of Peekskill, leaving Westchester County, a 30-mile stretch of scorched and desolated no-man’s-land, vulnerable to outlaws, raiders, and vigilantes. Besides droves of Loyalist rangers and British light infantry, Hessian Jägers—renowned sharpshooters and horsemen—were among the raiders who often skirmished with Patriot militias.

The Headless Horseman, said to be a decapitated Hessian soldier, may have indeed been based loosely on the discovery of just such a Jäger’s headless corpse found in Sleepy Hollow after a violent skirmish, and later buried by the Van Tassel family, in an unmarked grave in the Old Dutch Burying Ground.

Local historians have presided that accounts of the Headless Horseman have been witnessed riding around the county of Westchester, as far East as White Plains where Westchester County Airport was built. The disturbance of the land has stirred up the spirits that once battled and lost their lives and can be seen at times roaming near HPN, including, the Headless Horseman.

Airport: Westchester County - KHPN

Date & Time: 2023-10-31T10:00:00Z

Server: Expert Server

Event Type: Fly In

KHPN is a regional airport so no heavies are allowed.

ICAO Airline Aircraft Aircraft Aircraft
KMIA JetBlue BCS3 E190 A320
KDTW JetBlue BCS3 E190 A320
KRSW JetBlue BCS3 E190 A320
KDCA JetBlue BCS3 E190 A320
KBNA JetBlue BCS3 E190 A320
KBOS JetBlue BCS3 E190 A320
TJSJ JetBlue A320 A321
CYTZ Porter Dash-8
KMDW JSX Challenger350

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5 Days to go for this event. Should be a good one!!

KPHN is definitely one of the less flown to airports, can’t wait to fly there!

Looking forward to a fly-in at my home airport! Can’t wait 🙏

yes please

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