Big Toy Day & Fly-In set for Aug. 25 at EXX

Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County in North Carolina and Fly High Lexington, the FBO at Davidson County Airport (EXX) will host the third annual Big Toy Day Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 am to 2 pm. Designed as a fundraiser for 24 schools in the area, the event draws aviation enthusiasts and lovers of “Big Toys” from all over the region, FBO officials said.

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Christiansen Aviation celebrates 40th anniversary

Christiansen Aviation at Jones Riverside Airport (RVS) in Tulsa, Okla., celebrates a milestone this year — 40 years in business. According to a story in the Tulsa World, owner Bill Christiansen always wanted to be a pilot. The story quotes him: “Aviation gets in your blood. People have a passion for it. Being a pilot doesn’t mean you have to work for an airline. A lot of them want to go into corporate aviation or fractional aircraft ownership.” Read the full story here.

LOU FBO offers Kentucky Derby specials

Louisville Executive Aviation - Busy Derby Day 2011 - 2

The world’s fastest thoroughbreds will Run for the Roses at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, but a few miles from Churchill Downs the race started early for Louisville Executive Aviation, as the FBO readied to handle four times its usual weekend traffic.

Celebrities, horse owners and racing fans in some 300 aircraft from Los Angeles to Dubai are expected to fly into Bowman Field (LOU) for the derby, known as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.”

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