Just Aircraft hosts fly-in despite bad weather

Walhalla, SC – Just Aircraft hosted about 20 aircraft last week-end at its factory homecoming for Highlander and SuperSTOL builders.

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Who turned out the lights?

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Mylar balloons stuck in power lines caused a power outage for 5,800 north Idaho Falls residents, including all of us in the AeroMark hangar, home to the 3rd annual Idaho Aviation Expo.

Everyone took the power outage in stride and the power came back on about 12:30 pm. Luckily, all twelve display aircraft were already inside the 30,000 square foot hangar.

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Fundraiser at OXB to help repair Huey Memorial display

A pancake breakfast fundraiser has been slated for every Saturday and Sunday from April 6 to June 2 at the Ocean City Municipal Airport (OXB) in Maryland to help defray the costs of restoring the Huey Memorial display adjacent to the terminal building.

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Open house and fly-in slated at 25D

The 12th annual Open House and Fly-In at Daniel De Ponti Memorial Airport (25D) in Forest Lake, Minnesota, will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, from 7 am to 4pm.

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‘Icekosh’ Fly-In a success

EAA Chapter 551′s Mark Priglmeier recently sent out an email blast with a review of the Twin Pines Resort Fly-in Review — with the headline “WOW!” More than 55 planes flew in — on ice — leading one attendee Dave Tannehill to dub it “Icekosh,” with a nod to the year’s biggest show in Oshkosh.

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Florida Sonex Association slates fly-in

The Florida Sonex Association will hold its first Spring Sonex Fest fly-in on Saturday, April 13,  at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Zephyrhills, Fla.

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Buckeye Air Fair slated for Feb. 23

The Buckeye Air Fair 2013 is slated for Feb. 23 at Buckeye Municipal Airport (BXK) in Arizona.

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It’s a people thing…

It’s long been my contention that people are the magnet that makes airshows and aviation gatherings worth attending — not the aircraft themselves. Admittedly, I am in the minority with that opinion, but the idea seems to be re-enforced for me year after year. This year’s US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, was no exception.

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Take to the Skies AirFest gets ready to launch at DUA

Durant, Okla. —  Take to the Skies AirFest takes off in a new location this year, Durant Regional Airport–Eaker Field (DUA), April 27.

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Sebring LSA Expo takes off

The Sebing U.S. Sport Aviation Expo — considered the premiere Light-Sport Aircraft show in the country — takes off today, Jan. 17, and runs through Jan. 20. The show continues to get bigger and better each year. Look for a full recap of all the happenings at the show in posts to come, as well as the Feb. 8 print issue of General Aviation News.