Being an airshow performer is a dream many a pilot has, but one that very few get to fulfill. Robert Pinksten, a pilot from New England, realized this and that led him to creating Airshow Experiences, a company that allows pilots to get a taste of airshow flying from the cockpit of an Extra 300L. [Read more…]
HALF MOON BAY, California — There are car shows, airshows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, music festivals, food festivals, and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — marking its 25th year in 2015. [Read more…]
It’s no secret that the main draw of many airshows are the aerial performers. That’s how you get big numbers at the gate, that’s how you draw in the non-pilots, and that’s how you inspire the next generation.
Airshow performers range from precision military demonstration teams, to energy management acts like glider aerobatics, to high-energy tumbling displays.
With so many acts to chose from, how do show organizers make their selections? With some difficulty, apparently. [Read more…]
Bryan Janisch, line manager at Crystal Air, the FBO at Cleveland Regional Jetport (KRZR) near Chattanooga, Tenn.,, wanted to celebrate spring and fill his ramp with piston planes Saturday, March 21.
With numerous fly-in breakfasts already on the calendar in the area, he decided on a hot dog lunch following the first-ever Southeast Tennessee Poker Run. [Read more…]
The CAF’s B-24, “Diamond Lil,” one of only two still flying, will be on display at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field (KFFC) in Peachtree City for the event. Rides will also be available in the B-24, which is the same type of aircraft featured in the recent hit movie “Unbroken.” [Read more…]
What do you get when you combine a passion for aviation and music?
If you are Will Allen, “The Flying Tenor,” you get a high energy rock and roll airshow.
Allen’s Rock ‘n Roll Airshow Man made its West Coast debut last July at the Arlington Fly-in, held in Arlington, Wash., just north of Seattle. Next month, he makes his East Coast debut at SUN ‘n FUN. [Read more…]