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.
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.”
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.
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.