Air Boss: Keeping airshows and fly-ins safe

Eyes to the sky.

Ever flown into AirVenture at Oshkosh? SUN ‘n FUN in Lakeland, Florida? Any of the major fly-ins around the country? If so, you’ll know it’s true: Air bosses rock!

I’d flown into the two big events several times, and marveled at the Air Traffic Control at both places. People wearing bright pink polo shirts, armed only with binoculars, headsets, and quick wits, were standing on flat-bed trailers, calmly directing more traffic than O’Hare sees on a bad day. I was impressed. [Read more…]

What is your favorite fly-in or airshow?

69 Props - 2011 Memphis Airshow

The March print issues of General Aviation News will focus on airshows and fly-ins, so we’re asking our readers about their favorites. Is there a show or fly-in you look forward to every year? What makes it special? Any tips for those who want to join in the fun about flying into the field or what to look forward to once at the fly-in? And don’t forget to send us your favorite fly-in photos! We’ll run some in print, as well as online. Send the photos and comments to janice@generalaviationnews.com or reply below in the Comments.