PUYALLUP, Wash. — The first Thun Cubs and Classics at Thun Field (KPLU) was a hit. After low morning weather lifted, Cubs, Champs, a Howard DGA, a Fleet and several other aircraft arrived to enjoy a day of hanging out at the Spencer Aircraft-hosted fly-in.
The Rocky Mountain Airshow, set for Aug. 24-26, at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado, promises to be bigger than ever this year with the addition of hot air balloons and the expansion of the kid-friendly Adventure Zone.
A fourth aerobatics act has been added to The Wings over Waukesha Air Show, as former US Air Force A-10 pilot Jim Leavelle will be performing in his T-6, along with Jim “Fang” Maroney Super Chipmunk aerobatics, Dave Dacy-Tony Kazian wingwalking, and Dr. Bill Blank Super Decathlon aerobatics.
The airshow, which will be held Aug. 25 and 26, at the Waukesha County Airport (UES) in Wisconsin, also will feature the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” bomber from World War II, which will offer rides and tours.
One of the highlights of my summers is a trip to Oshkosh, Wis., for the annual AirVenture show. The best parts of the show are seeing what is new and catching up with old friends.
Since I have been going to this show for about 30 years, I have noted a lot of changes. I assume that the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has a master plan for all of the moves, [Read more…]
No matter where he goes, Tim Fox’s green Ercoupe draws a crowd
“The first time I saw it, I thought, ‘my God, that is green!’” says Tim Fox, of Fort Wayne, Ind., describing the first time he laid eyes on his Ercoupe. “Green” does not even come close to describing Fox’s 1946-C model. At last year’s AirVenture, the bright color drew people to the aircraft in the Vintage parking area and Fox stood by, proudly basking in the appreciation for his airplane.
Brad Harman of Texas was named winner of Bruce’s Custom Covers custom-fitted aircraft cover awarded to a Gateway To Oshkosh Fly-in participant.
In the old days, the word “Contact!” was central to the process of getting things going. The pilot yelled “Contact!” The mechanic then responded in kind while laying hands on the prop. Seconds later, after a grunt, a flip of the prop, and a puff of smoke, an airplane would leap to life.
Technology has changed that process a bit. But the need to make contact is as important as ever, in whatever form it takes.
SEATTLE, Wash. — The Museum of Flight‘s Need for Speed Festival, “gives our visitors the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at some amazingly fast aircraft, cars and even a hydroplane,” said Doug King, Museum of Flight president and CEO. “We are excited to partner more closely with Seafair this year to offer a unique, backstage look at the Blue Angels air show, while giving our guests and members a weekend packed full of family-friendly activities for everyone.”