More than 62,000 fans witnessed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway transform into an airfield as Red Bull Air Race touched down at the iconic speedway for the first time.
German Pilot Matthais Dolderer won the debut Indy race, clinching his first World Championship in the process.
Englishman and 2014 World Champion Nigel Lamb finished second, and Canadian Pete McLeod earned the third spot on the coveted podium. [Read more…]
The weather was so delightful this year that there were a record number of airplanes — close to 400 — that flew to Antique Airfield at Blakesburg, Iowa.
Aircraft from 37 states were in attendance, and Classic Aviation of Pella, Iowa, stayed busy pumping fuel from its fuel truck, selling more than 3,000 gallons.
The fly-in started on Wednesday, Aug. 31, and the “Gone Home” Award Ceremony was held Sunday, Sept. 4. The event officially concluded on Monday afternoon, Sept. 5.
The 46th Annual Antique Airplane Association/Airpower Museum’s (AAA/APM) Invitational Fly-In was themed “BTB Days — Back to Blakesburg & Back to Basics.” [Read more…]
The sun has just risen over the rim of the desert. The moon hangs over the dry, treeless mountains. It’s chilly. I hunker down in my windbreaker. It’s deathly quiet, except for the occasional far away rumble of an aircraft engine, wafting over the desert like distant thunder.
The soil is chalky white, populated only by low scrubs, chamisa, sage, and a few hearty clumps of grass. I’m at inner pylon 2, perhaps the loneliest spot on the planet, but a front row seat for the action to come. [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida – SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) are hosting the annual Aerospace Discovery Weekend, a three-day aerospace adventure complete with a flight opportunity, from Oct. 21-23, 2016. [Read more…]
Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) will present its largest lineup of World War II veterans and aircraft for its third annual event at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) in Chamblee, Ga., Sept. 24-25, 2016.
Attendees will see eight Curtiss P-40 Warhawks among a total of 40 WWII warbirds on the grounds. More than 20 WWII veterans will participate, including Lt. Dick Cole, the last remaining crew member of the famous Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. [Read more…]
Prescott Airport, Ernest A. Love Field, was selected from a pool of more than 80 applicants all vying for an opportunity to host the popular general aviation event. Held at airports around the U.S., AOPA hosts four regional fly-ins annually. The final event for 2016 will be held at the Prescott Municipal Airport (KPRC), Sept. 30-Oct. 1. [Read more…]