USA Today is holding a reader poll to find the best air show in the nation: “You don’t have to be an aviation enthusiast to appreciate the mid-air stunt shows that headline the nation’s biggest and best air shows. Dozens of such events take place each year around the country, and 10Best has teamed up with a pair of air show experts to narrow the field to the best 20 in the nation. Now it’s your turn to vote. Cast your ballot once per day until voting ends on Monday, July 18, at noon ET. The top 10 winners will be announced on Friday, July 22.” Find out more here, then cast your vote.
Richard Rain sent in these photos, explaining: “Had a great time at SUN ‘n FUN, we were all the way at the end of aircraft camping. We went as a flight of three from Maryland — a Husky, Super decathlon and a Cherokee 140. As you can see, these pictures were taken after the overnight rain and it was messy getting around. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued aviation safety alert SA-053, highlighting aviation safety issues pilots may face arriving at major fly-in events.
The safety alert comes in advance of two major fly-in events — the April 5-10 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, and the July 25- 31 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. [Read more…]
SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS – American Legend Aircraft Company reports the first scheduled performance of a Super Legend HP aircraft landing on a pickup truck will be this weekend.
Greg Koontz Airshows will perform at Luke Air Force Base near Glendale, Ariz., during its 75 Years of Airpower airshow April 2-3,. This will be the first public performance by Koontz as he lands the new Super Legend HP on top of a moving pickup truck. [Read more…]
Several of our readers responded to a request for pilot tips on airshows. Here are just a few:
Don Howard, Blanco, Texas: Every pilot HAS to go at least once to AirVenture, and fly if possible. [Read more…]
Twelve years ago when Light-Sport Aircraft burst on the aviation scene, pilots were hungry to learn more about these machines. Not only could they be flown without a medical, they were packed with new technologies. Glass cockpits and carbon fiber fuselages are now common, but LSA were among the first to adopt them.
Most of the first LSA came from overseas. Today, we see a greater balance between U.S.- and foreign-produced aircraft. How were Americans to learn about brands they never heard of, such as Tecnam, Flight Design, Pipistrel, Evektor, and more? How about at an airshow? [Read more…]
Don & Nicole Gutridge from Oakdale, California offer this tip for creating a great airshow: Find something unique to offer for entertainment and/or education.The Oakdale Airport O27 Open House, held in October, found this jaw-dropping performance to showcase. You can view our 2015 Oakdale Flying Display with Greg Milosevich here:
Something memorable or safety related is always good. We also gave over 100 Young Eagles flights and included a Civil Air Patrol educational booth.