The “Miss Muffet” Stearman

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Stripes and spiders — not a combination most people would think of when designing a paint scheme for a vintage airplane, but that’s exactly what Merrill and MaDonna McMahan of Wausau, Wis., decided to do when they painted their 1941 Stearman.

The red, white and blue airplane sports small black spiders and the name “Miss Muffet” emblazoned on the side.

“Miss Muffet was what Dad called me when I was a little kid and I was in trouble,” MaDonna said. [Read more…]

South Florida Seaplane Splash-In this Sunday

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Organizers of the South Florida Seaplane Splash-In, which will be held this Sunday, Nov. 11, at Lake Jackson in Sebring, Florida, say the weather reports show it will be a perfect day for the splash-in. For more information about the splash-in, contact Bill Schmalz at 561-414-6865 or go to the Seaplane Pilots Association website, click month, click year, and click GO. Until then, here’s a few pictures from past splash-ins: [Read more…]

Celebrating 75 years

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Piper Aircraft will wrap up a year of celebrations for the Cub’s 75th anniversary at a fly-in at the factory in Vero Beach, Florida, the weekend of Nov. 9-11. The weekend will feature a welcome reception, vendor exhibits, an aircraft static display, facility tours, a History of Piper Aircraft presentation, and a pancake breakfast. For more information: Fly-In@piper.com or 772-299-2141.

Eclipse Fly-In held

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BRANSON, MISSOURI – Forty-three Eclipse Jets recently  landed at the Branson Airport for the Eclipse Owners Club Fall Fly-In. Pilots and enthusiasts alike came from all over the United States to take part in the annual fly in that allows pilots to visit with vendors and fellow owners to discuss the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet.

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Witmer’s Aircraft Service holds East Coast Fly-In

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Witmer’s Aircraft Service hosted the East Coast Fly-in Oct. 20 at its facilities at Pottstown Municipal Airport (N47) in Pennsylvania. Open to all pilots and working in conjunction with the Bellanca-Champion Club, the East Coast Fly-in was attended by over 50 people, some traveling from as far as North Carolina to attend, according to organizers.

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Copperstate takes off in one week

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The 2012 COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo — now in its 40th year — takes off in one week, opening Thursday, Oct. 25 and running through Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Hundreds of aircraft will be on hand, so attendees can get up close and personal with virtually any kind of “flying machine” they’d like to see, organizers promise, noting “The beauty of a fly-in format is that you never know what will show up!”

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