EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, one of the most popular military aerial demonstration teams in the world, will include EAA AirVenture Oshkosh as part of its 2016 schedule, which would be the first time in more than 30 years that the team will be back at Oshkosh. [Read more…]
Chuck and Shannon Avon attended the 2015 Blakesburg Fly-In. When Chuck came across Sparky Barnes Sargent’s story on the fly-in on the General Aviation News website, he called me to buy a copy of the print edition with that story. His Stinson 108 was in the “sunset” photo at the end of the online story. Sadly, we didn’t have space in the print edition for the photo he was interested in. [Read more…]
By ALLISON LEEWARD
I’m awoken on a cool Georgia morning by the sound of a shiny blue beauty buzzing my tent only 50 yards away. Long-time friend and fellow aviator Rocky Driggers enjoys waking us all up with a dawn patrol, whether it is in his pristine V-tail Bonanza or with the grumbling radial of a Stearman.
At 7 a.m. when most people my age are sleeping, we young aviators are waking each other up with high speed passes eager for another day of formation flying, short-field takeoffs and landings, aerobatics, and trading rides to experience new airplanes. These are just a few of the reasons grassroots fly-ins have stolen my heart (and weekends) and I always keep coming back for more. [Read more…]
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — The AERO will take off with about 600 exhibitors from April 20-23, 2016.
The focus of Europe’s largest general aviation trade fair will stretch from light aircraft and helicopters to business jets. At the same time, special focus areas like the e- flight expo, Avionics Avenue, the Aero Conferences, the Engine Area and RPAS Expo will return in 2016. The Aviation and Pilots Competence Center will be oriented towards the next generation of potential pilots, organizers noted. [Read more…]
PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia – Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) will be transformed into a World War II airfield Sept. 24-25, 2016, when a squadron of vintage military aircraft from across the United States descend on the former Navy training base to celebrate the third annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend. [Read more…]
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo staff has released the forums for the upcoming show, which is slated for Jan. 20-23 at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida. [Read more…]