Oldest fly-in Breakfast Club in U.S. to land in Greenville

On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 30th, The South Carolina Breakfast Club will be landing at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), the same weekend as the Southeast Aviation Expo.

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Triple Tree and the Sport Aviation Association

September 5-9 marks the dates for this year’s Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-In near Woodruff, S.C., your blogger’s favorite sport aviation event of the year.  Compared by many old-timers to the famed Rockford EAA conventions from years past, Triple Tree has all the ingredients needed for success: [Read more...]

Jus’ Buzzng Round

Spotted while walking through the vintage aircraft area at this summer’s Oshkosh was a 1947 Navion sporting military colors. Why wasn’t it parked in the Warbird area? Because owner Robert Gaines of Nashville wanted to park close to his friends.

During a quick chat at the show, he noted that the Navion’s previous owner get the credit for not only the yellow invasion striping, but also the “Jus Buzzng Round” logo on the nose.

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$100 buys a hamburger and hope

HANOVER, INDIANA – Lee Bottom Flying Field (64I) suffered a direct hit by an F4 tornado on March 2. As a result, every piece of equipment and building was either damaged or destroyed. After surveying the damage, it was determined the long popular annual Wood, Fabric & Tailwheels Fly-In could no longer be held. The strip is usable, but the facilities are not. In its place, organizers will hold the $100 Hamburger Tornado Relief Fly-In on Saturday, Sept. 29.

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Images from Wings Over Camarillo

Lilian Darling Holt, a member of the San Fernando Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, attended the August 18-19 Wings Over Camarillo (California) Airshow, and took several images (see below) of some of the aircraft seen in the skies over Camarillo that weekend. Thank you Lilian for sharing your pictures. [Read more...]

Rocky Mountain BalloonFest debuts at Rocky Mountain Airshow this weekend

The Rocky Mountain BalloonFest debuts this year in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Airshow, which takes off Aug. 24 at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colo.

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Family weekend of fun at DPA

WEST CHICAGO — Living history graced the skies above the DuPage Airport during Community Days weekend, as “FIFI,” the only airworthy Boeing B-29 Superfortress soared overhead.

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My last day at Oshkosh

By KATE FERRARI

As the rush of fear set upon me, I froze. The propeller was so close, whirring around at an unbelievable pace. I could feel the rush of wind it was emitting, coasting over my neck.

“Katie, come on!” My whole body jolted into action as I snapped back into reality. I ran around to the other side of the SR20 and pushed the scalding, sun-beaten wing with all my might, slowly steering the plane towards the runway. The crew and I were last in line. [Read more...]

Rocket launch highlight of Rocky Mountain Airshow

As part of the festivities at the Rocky Mountain Airshow, scheduled for Aug. 24-26 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colo., the 17-foot Stars and Stripes Rocket will launch at the show, courtesy of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Intern Rocket Program.

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Biggest Little Airshow draws 11,000+

More than 11,000 visitors attended — for free — the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 5th “Biggest Little Airshow” on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19. [Read more...]