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…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Van’s Aircraft RV-6, part of the world’s most popular kit aircraft family, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016 with a “family gathering” of all RV aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. [Read more…]
The Breitling Jet Team will extend its North American Tour into 2016. The aerobatic display team is made up of seven pilots flying L-39 C Albatros jets, at times reaching speeds of 565 mph and flying within just a few feet of each other.
The team’s 2015 North American Tour took the team from coast to coast across the United States and Canada — something it will repeat in 2016. [Read more…]
By JONI M. FISHER
“Dream big or go home,” said Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA) Executive Director Steve McCaughey on plans to build a permanent home for the association. [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida — There are thousands of airshows around the world each year.
SUN ‘n FUN hosts 50 to 60 airshow acts each spring. To make meeting prospective performers — in the flesh — easier, SUN ‘n FUN officials are inviting organizers to the upcoming fly-in, slated for April 5-10, 2016. [Read more…]
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…]