Reno Air Races get green light — if it can get insurance

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board has given a 1-year special permit for the Reno National Championship Air Races with the stipulation that the Reno Air Racing Association obtain $100 million in insurance coverage, according to a story in the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Rocky Mountain Airshow adds to performer line-up

The Rocky Mountain Airshow, slated for Aug. 24-26 at The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colo., has added Kirby Chambliss and Patty Wagstaff to its 2012 lineup of performers.

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Aerobatic star Chambliss teams with GoPro

Kirby Chambliss, a five-time United States National Aerobatic Champion and two-time Red Bull Air Race World Champion, has struck a partnership with GoPro, which produces a line of cameras. The partnership is designed to showcase Kirby Chambliss’ aerobatic skills and footage of amazing views of the world.

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Canadian Skyhawks to make their Oshkosh debut

The Canadian SkyHawks parachute team, the official skydiving team of the Canadian Forces, will make its first appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2012 with performances during the daily afternoon air show. [Read more...]

Virginia Festival of Flight smacked by storms

After a very dry and near record high average temperature in Virginia in March and on much of the East Coast, Mother Nature decided to make up for the dearth of rain with clouds, rain and storms arriving at Suffolk Executive Airport on Saturday afternoon, the first day of the Virginia Festival of Flight.

All photos by Sonja Moore

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Marysville Army Airfield to celebrate 70th anniversary

Olivehurst, Calif. — The theme of the June 8-10 Golden West Regional Fly-In & Airshow at Yuba County Airport (MYV) is, “Keeping the Spirit Alive – Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Marysville Army Airfield.” The 70th Anniversary of Camp Beale and the Doolittle Raid will also be recognized. Pilots of all types of aircraft from Light Sport to our Military Jets are expected to participate. According to Golden West President Amy Clemens, “The event is as much about the aircraft as it is about friends coming together to renew acquaintances and to make new ones.”

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Tora! Tora! Tora! at Oshkosh

The “Tora! Tora! Tora!” aerial re-enactment of the events of Dec. 7, 1941 — one of the most dazzling warbird airshow performances flying today — will be part of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh afternoon warbird shows for the first time this summer.

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Media promotion: The right — and wrong — way

As a 30-year industry PR man and promoter, I think I know something about media relations. Perhaps I’m kidding myself, but at least I was successful in my time. Recently, I encountered two general aviation examples of how — and how NOT — to do it.

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Oceano Airport Celebration coming up

An airport celebration will be held May 11-12 at Oceano Airport (L52) in California.

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‘Spooky’ at Virginia Festival of Flight

An unusual AC-47D gunship of the Vietnam era, known as “Spooky,” will be part of the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight this coming weekend, April 28-29.

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