The 2016 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo — also known as the Sebring LSA Expo — launched Jan. 20. Organizers noted that while the day started out a bit chilly, it got warmer as the day went on, with even better weather expected for the rest of the show, which runs through Saturday, Jan. 23. [Read more…]
A hot, humid, partly cloudy day in paradise awaited the thousands of Hawaii airshow fans who came out for the Sunday showing of the Kaneohe Bay Airshow held at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.
Held Oct. 17-18, total attendance topped 100,000. One reason for the crowds was the appearance of the Blue Angels, who last appeared over the island in 2012. This was only their sixth appearance in Hawaii in the last 33 years.
On average, there is only one airshow in Hawaii each year, so there is excitement when an opportunity comes along to see one. [Read more…]
The 2016 Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup will have three new contenders in the eight-pilot field, including Mélanie Astles, a five-time French aerobatic champion who has earned top 10 rankings at World and European levels. She is the first woman to compete in the sport.
Astles will compete against fellow debutants UK’s Ben Murphy and U.S.’s Kevin Coleman. [Read more…]
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…]