The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation will announce Nov. 1, the 2014 Pilots Choice Award winning aviation charities as chosen through online voting by the aviation community. Since March, 15 finalists have been reaching out to pilots to garner their votes as the best organizations for 2014. They hope to share in $50,000 of grants with a top award of $10,000.
HOUSTON — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to Houston for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 30th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2, at Ellington Airport.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Lightspeed Aviation will be bringing its Lightspeed Live interactive road show to the Mela Room in Orlando on Monday, Oct. 20. The event provides pilots with an opportunity to visit with Lightspeed Aviation executives in a casual, interactive setting and learn about the company, along with its line of aviation headsets and other products.
Bahamas Habitat’s 15th Fly In To Serve Others will take off Oct. 23 through Oct. 26.
FREDERICK, Md. — Low clouds, gusty winds, and early threats of showers did not keep the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association from having a successful 75th anniversary celebration at its headquarters here Saturday, Oct. 4.
More than 3,000 people attended the homecoming fly-in. According to association officials, 345 aircraft arrived and more than 1,400 cars filled the parking area where drivers and passengers had to slush through wet, grassy areas to reach the paved walkways.
LAKELAND, Florida — For the first time ever for Aerospace Discovery Weekend (formerly Wings ‘n Things) on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus, Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, a fighter pilot at the controls of his RV-8A known as Wild Blue with a maximum speed of over 200 mph, will fly as part of the activities Oct. 24-26.
Event activities have been enhanced with a MOSI traveling show, Rock Wall, Laser Tag and Geocaching. Students (ages 8-17) can register for their first flight at no additional cost above camping or daily registration, SUN ‘n FUN officials noted.
On Oct. 11, the Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV) in Nevada, will hold its annual Aviation Roundup. This year will have a few new events, according to organizers. In the morning there will be rocket launches. As Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) dominate a lot of news today across the country, the Aviation Roundup has secured a “Drone Zone.” Roundup attendees will be able to observe UAS flights on an obstacle course and learn more about UAS applications.
Wings Wheels Rotors & Expo (WWRE 2014), the annual open house hosted by the California National Guard, Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) and the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Los Alamitos Army Airfield Joint Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif.