SPIELBERG, Austria — Australia’s Matt Hall won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship race in the Austrian Alps with a victory on Sunday, beating Britain’s Paul Bonhomme into second place in a dramatic final.
American Kirby Chambliss got his first podium since the race in New York City in 2010 with third. [Read more…]
Those planning to attend the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Regional Fly-In in Colorado Springs Sept. 25-26 are invited to the Recreational Aviation Foundation‘s signature Potato Bake Friday Sept. 25.
Enjoy a piping hot spud with BBQ, chili, cheese or a number of other toppings. There will be a bonfire and live entertainment from David Bradley. The RAF will also have a display on the flight line Saturday, officials note.
Reservations are recommended through the AOPA Website. Cost is $15 when you register in advance or $20 onsite.
Airplanes with radial engines were celebrated in late June at the Fifth Annual Round Engine Round-Up at Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Hosted by the Staggerwing Club and the Bob Hoff family at their beautiful Aero Mark FBO, the event also included a mid-year board meeting of the Beechcraft Heritage Museum of Tullahoma, Tennessee. [Read more…]
By ROBERT TALARCZYK
New Garden Flying Field (N57), located in beautiful Chester County, Pa., was transferred to the New Garden Township by the DuPont family. It is nestled in a valley surrounded by trees, layered landscapes, mushroom farms and is without fences. The airport is managed by Jon Martin, a dynamic leader and a gentleman, who proudly runs a very active young aviators program.
The 2015 airshow, held Aug. 22-23, was the 44th airshow; Jon has orchestrated the last nine. [Read more…]
On Friday, Aug. 28, the Airshow of the Cascades, in Madras, Ore., had an awesome night show. But that is not news, as it happens all over the country.
What is news is that for the first time in the airshow’s 16-year history, the aerial acts had to be cancelled on Saturday, Aug. 29, because of a fire that started around 10 a.m. at Cove Palisades State Park, near Madras Airport, by improperly disposed of charcoal briquettes.
The fast-moving fire caused at least 100 people to flee, leaving behind their gear and trailers to be lost to the fire. [Read more…]