Day One of the 11th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is in the history books. According to organizers, it was a exciting day for the first-ever Wednesday start of the Expo, including the first sale of an Ekolot Topaz aircraft in the U.S.
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.
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.
The Florida Sonex Association will hold its first Spring Sonex Fest fly-in on Saturday, April 13, at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Zephyrhills, Fla.
The Buckeye Air Fair 2013 is slated for Feb. 23 at Buckeye Municipal Airport (BXK) in Arizona.
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.
Durant, Okla. — Take to the Skies AirFest takes off in a new location this year, Durant Regional Airport–Eaker Field (DUA), April 27.