Why the P-51 is still the most beloved airplane at the air show

Red Nose.(Photo by John Willhoff)

Globalair.com blogger Sarina Houston’s latest post is about the venerable P-51, which she claims is the most beloved airplane at any air show. “Whether you know the history of the airplane or not, the Mustang is an airplane that stops you in your tracks. Its beauty captivates you, lures you in, and makes you want to hear its story. And it’s a story worth repeating, air show after air show,” she says. Read it here, then let us know: Do you agree? What’s your favorite airplane at an air show?

A family affair

Texas Raiders I

A family of aviators from the Houston area will be front and center on Father’s Day weekend at David Wayne Hooks Airport in Spring, Texas.

Crewing the B-17 Flying Fortress “Texas Raiders,” which belongs to the Commemorative Air Force, the Doggett family of Humble, Texas, will celebrate Father’s Day by helping host a Warbird weekend and open house at the local airport. [Read more…]

Vectren Dayton Air Show adds ultralight display

DAYTON, Ohio — Some of the most fascinating flying machines at this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show will also be some of the tiniest.

While massive military jets such as the Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifter and KC-135 refueler will dominate the static display area at Dayton International Airport, spectators will also have a chance to discover the world of light-sport and ultralight aircraft, organizers noted. [Read more…]