One of the world’s only Aero Vodochody L-39 ZA Czechoslovakian fighter jets will take to the skies this week in Casa Grande, Ariz., at the 40th annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo.
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!”
SANTA ROSA, Calif. —Sonoma Jet Center will host its 3rd annual Aviation Day on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport. The Aviation Day is a free and interactive event with activities for all ages and levels of aviation interest and involvement.
SEBRING, Fla. — The 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will kick off on Jan. 17-20 at the Sebring Regional Airport with several changes, including twilight air shows by Team RV on Friday and Saturday evenings.
PilotMall.com will award a Sennheiser S1 Digital ANR headset to someone at the 2012 AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs Oct. 11-13.
There are many reasons people chose to build an airplane. Sometimes, it’s the challenge of the project, or an attempt to reduce the cost of flying. Other times it’s to build a dream machine to handle what would otherwise be a less-than-enjoyable commute. Greg Marlow from Kingsport, Tenn., falls into the last category. He is the proud builder/pilot/owner of an RV-9A.
According to Marlow, the decision to build the RV came out of the need for a plane he could use to commute to his Air Force Reserve unit in Charleston, S.C., where he flies the C-17.
Beginning this week, the Reno Air Races — now dubbed the TravelNevada.com Reno National Championship Air Races — will return to northern Nevada for the 49th annual event. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, planes will once again return to the Sierra skies in a world-class, week-long event featuring six classes of aircraft in a head-to-head competition culminating in a race for the Breitling Unlimited Championship trophy. The event will feature one of the world’s most advanced military aircraft — the F-22 Raptor — as well as emotional tribute ceremonies to remember and celebrate the lives of those lost as well as those impacted by the tragedy of last September.
September 5-9 marks the dates for this year’s Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-In near Woodruff, S.C., your blogger’s favorite sport aviation event of the year. Compared by many old-timers to the famed Rockford EAA conventions from years past, Triple Tree has all the ingredients needed for success: [Read more…]
Spotted while walking through the vintage aircraft area at this summer’s Oshkosh was a 1947 Navion sporting military colors. Why wasn’t it parked in the Warbird area? Because owner Robert Gaines of Nashville wanted to park close to his friends.
During a quick chat at the show, he noted that the Navion’s previous owner get the credit for not only the yellow invasion striping, but also the “Jus Buzzng Round” logo on the nose.
Lilian Darling Holt, a member of the San Fernando Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, attended the August 18-19 Wings Over Camarillo (California) Airshow, and took several images (see below) of some of the aircraft seen in the skies over Camarillo that weekend. Thank you Lilian for sharing your pictures. [Read more…]