By JC “SMITTY” SMITH
As first-timers to the annual Texas Antique Airplane Fly-In Fall Festival of Flight at the Gainesville Municipal Airport (KGLE) in Gainesville, Texas, we were amazed at the massive number of antique aircraft that flew in.
As they taxied into the static area, they were directed to one of several rows of distinctive aircraft.
But they were not the only aircraft there. [Read more…]
RENO, Nev. — Preliminary results from this year’s Reno Air Races shows a projected profit of more than $100,000, according to officials with the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA).
The original budget for 2015 called for a $630,000 loss, so the projected profit is very good news for the event, officials said, adding the results will be finalized by year end. [Read more…]
RENO, Nev. – The National Championship Air Races is selling raffle tickets to win a 2015 Lexus RC350F Sport, provided by the Dolan Auto Group, to benefit the organization.
Tickets are $100 each and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. [Read more…]
If you’re looking for an old-fashioned fly-in, the annual Aviation Migration at Lee Bottom Flying Field is the place to go.
With no planned activities other than catered meals, “it’s the most nothing you’ll ever do,” say Rich and Ginger Davidson, co-owners of the expansive grass strip located in a scenic river bottom south of Hanover, Indiana.
“The event is set up like a car show and attendees are encouraged to look at airplanes and talk to the owners as they relax and enjoy the day,” says Rich. “Airplanes are the ice breaker.” [Read more…]
FREDERICK, Maryland — Santa Claus and Turbo the Flying Dog will be featured guests at Paws and Planes: Holiday at the Airport, slated for Dec. 12 at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association headquarters at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK). Santa will arrive by plane at 1:15 p.m. to start the festivities. [Read more…]
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The 43rd Annual Copperstate Fly-In, held Oct. 22-24, is in the books. According to fly-in president Steve Bass, “the weather was the best we have experienced in years with lower temperatures and light winds.”
Further, Saturday’s fly-in attendance pushed aircraft into the overflow GA parking and “the showplane ramps were close to full.”