The Prescott Foundation was established in 2019 by former Navy nuclear engineer, David Prescott. His passion for aviation began at a young age in Iowa and he is now an owner, operator, and pilot. The Foundation is focused on ‘living history’ and has a mission to preserve and maintain the heritage and history of World War II aircraft, while giving back and honoring heroes, veterans, and the community.
In 2021, The Foundation hosted the 1st Annual “Wings & Wheels” fundraiser as a community event featuring exotic cars, classic cars, vendors, raffles, and vintage aircraft. We also held “Nite on the Tarmac” with live entertainment and auctions to raise money for the Foundation, Toys for Tots, and America’s VetDogs. Save the date for next year: August 20, 2022
Community Impact: Toys for Tots in Capital Region (Albany) is one of the major benefactors of the Prescott Foundation. The Foundation has served as a collection warehouse, purchased toys, and provided contributions. In September of 2020, The Prescott Foundation and Toys for Tots Albany delivered toys on the B-25, “Old Glory” to children in Hawaii during the 75th Anniversary of WWII. The special delivery included approximately 28 pallets of toys (equivalent to 363,133 toys and books to 206,128) to less fortunate children. The COVID restrictions on the islands made it difficult to collect toys so these items, so this large delivery had a significant impact.
While Mr. Prescott has owned numerous aircraft, one of his first, a Grumman, had a sliding window over the cockpit much like the Warbirds he built models of as a boy. He purchased a small-scale replica of his favorite airplane, the Corsair, in 2003. In 2016 he purchased Déjà vu, a T-6 Texan, and in 2017 Ruthless II, a full-size Corsair. The Zero replica Tora 101 was added in 2018, followed by the B-25 Mitchell known as Old Glory in 2019.