Red Tails Ford Mustang ready for auction

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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Honor Flight at Oshkosh as part of Salute to Veterans

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), American Airlines, and Old Glory Honor Flight, have joined together once again to give World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor with an Old Glory Honor Flight departing from EAA AirVenture 2012 on Friday, July 27.

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Country star Phil Vassar to perform at Oshkosh

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

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...]

Goodyear Blimp returns to Oshkosh

The Goodyear blimp “Spirit of Goodyear” will grace the skies once again at EAA AirVenture 2012, scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) in Wisconsin.

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Lakeland Aero Club opens

Gulf Coast Avionics President Rick Garcia has a new venture: He’s founded the Lakeland Aero Club at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (LAL), the home of the SUN ’n FUN annual Fly-In and Gulf Coast Avionics.

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Tennessee Steamplant Fly-In June 23

EAA Chapter 1343 and GTO Aviation are hosting a Tennessee Valley regional fly-in and expo on Saturday, June 23, at Sumner County Regional Airport (M33) dubbed the Tennessee Steamplant Fly-in.

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AirVenture to Host Pilot Proficiency Project

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host the new Pilot Proficiency Project during AirVenture 2012. Located in the EAA’s Learn to Fly Center, the project offers pilots targeted forums and simulator training sessions that address key safety of flight topics, [Read more...]

Popular Rotorcraft Association slates convention

Gyroplanes, gyrocopters, helicopters and autogyros, including other sport and general aviation aircraft, will gather at the Mentone Airport (C-92) in Indiana, July 31 through Aug. 4 for the 50th annual convention of the Popular Rotorcraft Association.

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Airventure Cup Race seeks sponsors

Sponsors are being sought for the Airventure Cup Race after the Experimental Aircraft Association cut its ties with the race.

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