CAF to showcase bombers and fighters at WWII Air Expo

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DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will showcase a collection of World War II aircraft during its CAF WWII Air Expo at Dallas Executive Airport Oct. 3-5.

Four of the most popular bombers from that era will be on the ramp including FIFI (pictured), the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress. Other attending bombers include the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell. Vintage military fighters present will include a P-40 Warhawk and two P-51 Mustangs.

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One Week Wonder scheduled to visit Zenith Hangar Day

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MEXICO, Mo. — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s One Week Wonder is returning to its birthplace. The aircraft, a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, which was built by volunteers in one week during AirVenture 2014, will be flown to the factory for Zenith’s Hangar Day on Sept. 20. Over 2,500 “builders” participated in the building program at Oshkosh, setting a record for the number of people involved in assembling a homebuilt aircraft kit.

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Aircraft Spruce slates Customer Appreciation Day

Aircraft Spruce will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 4, at all three of its locations: Corona, California, close to the Corona Airport (KAJO) from 7 am-3 pm, Aircraft Spruce East in Peachtree City, Georgia, beside Falcon Field (KFFC) from 8 am-4 p.m., or Aircraft Spruce Canada at the Brantford Municipal Airport (CYFD) in Ontario from 8 am-3 pm.

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A mile-high airshow takes flight

A formation of Yak-52s formation helped get the festivities started

STORY and PHOTOS By HAYMAN TAM

Colorado is the home of several airshows and mile-high airshow fans turned out in force to welcome the birth of a new airshow in the state.  The inaugural Pikes Peak Regional Air Show took place in August at Colorado Springs Airport (COS). The show benefits two museums in Colorado Springs: The National Museum of World War II Aviation and the Peterson Air and Space Museum.

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