Open House and Fly-In slated for AL60

The 8th annual Open House and Fly-In by Greg Koontz Airshows will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Dugger Field Airport (AL60) in Ashville, Ala.

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Letter: KidVenture, 7-year-old key to getting AirVenture juices flowing again

Last week I wrote, “A suggestion for keeping the magic of AirVenture alive.” I’ve received a handful of emails thanking me for the post, some of which offered personal experiences. A few I’m still following up on, but following is what I received from Bill Middlebrook, president of Penn Yan Aero and longtime friend. Suffice it to say, his AirVenture juices are flowing once again, thanks to his 7-year-old son, Reece. Enjoy…

Sorry I missed you this year. I was keeping an eye out for you. I actually spent the show as as an observer this year with the family and spent very little time working the Penn Yan Aero booth.

I just read your article about the show and the naysayer. I have to say, boy are you right! Your insight is right on the money.  [Read more...]

First Thun Cubs and Classics a hit

PUYALLUP, Wash. — The first Thun Cubs and Classics at Thun Field (KPLU) was a hit. After low morning weather lifted, Cubs, Champs, a Howard DGA, a Fleet and several other aircraft arrived to enjoy a day of hanging out at the Spencer Aircraft-hosted fly-in.

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Rocky Mountain Airshow takes off next week

The Rocky Mountain Airshow, set for Aug. 24-26, at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado, promises to be bigger than ever this year with the addition of hot air balloons and the expansion of the kid-friendly Adventure Zone.

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Airshow to feature B-17 bomber

A fourth aerobatics act has been added to The Wings over Waukesha Air Show, as former US Air Force A-10 pilot Jim Leavelle will be performing in his T-6, along with Jim “Fang” Maroney Super Chipmunk aerobatics, Dave Dacy-Tony Kazian wingwalking, and Dr. Bill Blank Super Decathlon aerobatics.

The airshow, which will be held Aug. 25 and 26, at the Waukesha County Airport (UES) in Wisconsin, also will feature the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” bomber from World War II, which will offer rides and tours.

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Navy, Marine, Air Force jet fighters headline Wings Over Wine Country Air Show

The Pacific Coast Air Museum welcomes Navy, Marine and Air Force front line fighter jets to its airshow line-up of performers. The Wings Over Wine Country Air Show will be held at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif., Aug. 18-19.

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Oshkosh changes bring a bit of sadness

One of the highlights of my summers is a trip to Oshkosh, Wis., for the annual AirVenture show. The best parts of the show are seeing what is new and catching up with old friends.

Since I have been going to this show for about 30 years, I have noted a lot of changes. I assume that the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has a master plan for all of the moves, [Read more...]

Green with envy?

No matter where he goes, Tim Fox’s green Ercoupe draws a crowd

“The first time I saw it, I thought, ‘my God, that is green!’” says Tim Fox, of Fort Wayne, Ind., describing the first time he laid eyes on his Ercoupe. “Green” does not even come close to describing Fox’s 1946-C model. At last year’s AirVenture, the bright color drew people to the aircraft in the Vintage parking area and Fox stood by, proudly basking in the appreciation for his airplane.

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Van’s introduces RV-14A

Van’s Aircraft surprised the crowds at AirVenture by introducing its newest model, the RV-14A.

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Texas pilot wins aircraft covering system

Brad Harman of Texas was named winner of Bruce’s Custom Covers custom-fitted aircraft cover awarded to a Gateway To Oshkosh Fly-in participant.

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