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.
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…]
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.
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…]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.