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.
An airport celebration will be held May 11-12 at Oceano Airport (L52) in California.
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.
As the airshow season kicks into high gear, the GEICO Skytypers begin their 2012 season at the Lauderdale Air Show in Florida April 28-29.
A rare Junkers JU 52 tri-motor will be a main attraction along the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 flight line as part of the airplane’s North American tour.
Congressman Michael Turner, an Ohio representative, is gunning to ground the only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress in the world, “FIFI.”
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and other leading organizations in the Warbird and general aviation communities are joining voices to oppose an amendment proposed by Turner to the House National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4310) that, if allowed to pass, would have a devastating effect on civilian operated historic military aircraft, CAF officials said.
The American Bonanza Society (ABS) annual convention will be held in conjunction with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 11-13.
Arizona’s aircraft dealers are working together to create the 4th Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo, where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue.
By BOB JAQUES
To college football fans, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is home of the famous Crimson Tide 2011 National Champions, but to aviation enthusiasts, Tuscaloosa is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing regional airshows in the country.
This year’s airshow, held March 31 and April 1, was the best, so far, [Read more…]