Red Tails Ford Mustang ready for auction

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Every year, Ford Motor Co. designs a one-of-a-kind Mustang to auction at EAA AirVenture. For 2012, Ford has created a “Red Tails Edition” Mustang to honor the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Corps. This special Mustang will be auctioned off on Thursday, July 26, to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program.

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Country star Phil Vassar to perform at Oshkosh

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Award-winning country music star and songwriter Phil Vassar joins the marquee musical lineup slated for EAA AirVenture 2012 as the grand finale of a day-long salute to veterans on Friday, July 27. The 60th annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) in Oshkosh.

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Flabob Airport launches Flying Circus

Tom Wathen’s fabulous replica racers will be part of the Flying Circus this fall.

In a program designed to bring the origins of flight into modern day, Flabob Airport (RIR) in Riverside, Calif., will become the site for an Aerial Cavalcade Sept. 29. On that date, people will have the rare opportunity to see a Wright Flyer replica make a flight straight down the runway. A French Bleriot is also expected to fly. These two pioneer aircraft will be followed by flying machines from the 1920s, 1930s and ’40s. [Read more…]