Job seekers can now view the list of companies participating in the Experimental Aircraft Association’s week-long job fair at this year’s AirVenture at EAA.org, according to officials with JSfirm.com, an aviation job website. [Read more…]
Pilots and non-pilots alike from throughout the northwest will be “flocking” to the Willapa Harbor Airport Saturday, July 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The promise of fresh succulent Willapa Bay Oysters beckons private pilots to the seventh annual Feed Fly-in and Oyster Feed sponsored by the EAA Willapa Harbor Pilots Association Chapter 1528. Along with the popular oysters the $18 tickets include salad and beverage. For those 12 and younger tickets are $10. For $15 chicken breasts will be available for those poor souls who do not prefer oysters. All are welcome. [Read more…]
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will fly its P-51 Mustang, “Red Nose,” and SB2C-5 Helldiver, “The Beast,” to Fond du Lac airport (KFLD) as part of the 2016 Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wis., from Monday July, 25 until Sunday July, 31.
Rides will be available on both of these historic aircraft. The CAF Dixie Wing will have a rides desk at the CAF Headquarters tent in Boeing Plaza at EAA AirVenture. The CAF SB2C Helldiver Sponsor Group will partner for the week with the Dixie Wing, which will provide ground support to the pilots of the old Navy bomber. Rides can be purchased here. [Read more…]
Regular contributor Penny Hamilton submitted this photo and report from the annual fly-in and community breakfast held earlier this month at Granby/Grand County Airport-Emily Warner Field in Granby, Colo.
She reports: “Rain grounded aircraft, but there was plenty of community support as almost as many pancakes were served up as last year and the silent auction proceeds were almost double last year at the EAA Chapter 1267 Annual Fly-in & Community Pancake Breakfast and Aviation Scholarship Auction. Just goes to show that reaching out to the community pays off in many unexpected ways.”
TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Visitors may have an opportunity to fly in a P-51 Mustang, “Red Nose,” at the second annual Tuskegee Airmen Legacy Open House on Saturday, July 16.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, Ga., plans to bring its historic aircraft to Moton Field if at least two rides can be scheduled by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14. [Read more…]
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Dispatch from KEPH, Ephrata, Washington: I smell burning French toast. Yeah. There’s a hint of cinnamon mixed into the strong, pungent odor that’s filling the cockpit.
This can’t be good.
I scan my limited engine instruments. Nothing is out of the ordinary. My oil pressure is normal. My oil temp is good. The generator is pumping out its normal amount of juice. The tach is normal. Cylinder head temp is fine. The roar of the engine is steady, with no hiccups, rumbles, or pauses.
Yet I smell burning French toast. [Read more…]
After an extended rainy season, thanks to El Nino, airshow fans in the San Francisco Bay area were eager for the show season to begin.
One event that many, including myself, consider to be the “season opener” is the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show. Thousands of folks tie up traffic on the scenic coastal highway all day to attend the show held at Eddie Andreini Sr. Airfield (formerly known as Half Moon Bay Airport) every April.
This is not really an airshow. It’s more of a celebration of all things wheeled, winged, tracked, and in between.
Imagine a fly-in, blended with a custom car show, plus a dash of carnival atmosphere for the younger ones. [Read more…]