Airshow, Ely-Pusher, Spirit of Freedom to headline Festival of Flight

Suffolk, Va. – “Bob Coolbaugh’s replica of the 1911 Ely-Curtis Pusher which he built and flew around the country for the 2011 100th anniversary of the US Navy will attend,” the May 4-5, 2013 Virginia Regional Festival of Flight as reported by fly-in manager Judy Sparks. And the Berlin Airlift Foundation’s 4-engine C-54E, The Spirit of Freedom, a flying museum of the Berlin Airlift will pay a return visit.”

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Sebring LSA Expo takes off

The Sebing U.S. Sport Aviation Expo — considered the premiere Light-Sport Aircraft show in the country — takes off today, Jan. 17, and runs through Jan. 20. The show continues to get bigger and better each year. Look for a full recap of all the happenings at the show in posts to come, as well as the Feb. 8 print issue of General Aviation News.

Copperstate takes off in one week

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The 2012 COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo — now in its 40th year — takes off in one week, opening Thursday, Oct. 25 and running through Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Hundreds of aircraft will be on hand, so attendees can get up close and personal with virtually any kind of “flying machine” they’d like to see, organizers promise, noting “The beauty of a fly-in format is that you never know what will show up!”

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