The secret to creating a great airshow

Will Allen: Rock and Roll Airshow Man performs regularly at the Arlington Fly-In.

It’s no secret that the main draw of many airshows are the aerial performers. That’s how you get big numbers at the gate, that’s how you draw in the non-pilots, and that’s how you inspire the next generation.

Airshow performers range from precision military demonstration teams, to energy management acts like glider aerobatics, to high-energy tumbling displays.

With so many acts to chose from, how do show organizers make their selections? With some difficulty, apparently. [Read more…]

Poker Run celebrates spring

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Bryan Janisch, line manager at Crystal Air, the FBO at Cleveland Regional Jetport (KRZR) near Chattanooga, Tenn.,, wanted to celebrate spring and fill his ramp with piston planes Saturday, March 21.

With numerous fly-in breakfasts already on the calendar in the area, he decided on a hot dog lunch following the first-ever Southeast Tennessee Poker Run. [Read more…]

Rare B-24 to highlight World War II Heritage Days at KFFC

CAF B-24 Diamond Lil. (Photo by Scott Slocum)

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – A rare 1940s B-24 Liberator bomber will highlight this year’s World War II Heritage Days, hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing on April 18-19.

The CAF’s B-24, “Diamond Lil,” one of only two still flying, will be on display at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field (KFFC) in Peachtree City for the event. Rides will also be available in the B-24,  which is the same type of aircraft featured in the recent hit movie “Unbroken.” [Read more…]