Annual ‘migration’ to Willapa Harbor Airport approaching

Pilots from throughout the northwest – and beyond – are invited to “flock” to the Willapa Harbor Airport (2S9) Saturday, August 9 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). The promise of fresh succulent Willapa Bay Oysters beckons private pilots to the fifth annual Oyster Feed Fly-in sponsored by the EAA Willapa Harbor Pilots Association chapter.

Previous fly-ins attracted as many as 22 aircraft from throughout Washington State, California, Nevada and Canada. The hungry pilots typically consume more than 300 oysters while swapping tales, showing off their proud flying machines and enjoying a special brand of camaraderie unique to aviation buffs.

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Tuskegee Airmen, Drones headline Virginia Festival of Flight

SUFFOLK, Va. – The Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron will bring their Rise Above traveling exhibit and their rare P-51C to the 17th Virginia Regional Festival of Flight. Plus, for the first time, 10 exhibitors will be showing and demonstrating Unmanned Aerial Systems, commonly known as drones.

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What makes a good airshow or fly-in?

For the month of February, we are going to focus on airshows and fly-ins, so we wanted to ask our readers “What makes a good airshow or fly-in?” What are the elements to success? What do organizers do that make it more enjoyable for you? What detracts from the experience? You can comment below or send your comments to janice@generalaviationnews.com

Willapa Harbor Oyster Feed and Fly-In

The fourth annual Willapa Harbor Oyster Feed and Fly-in is slated for Saturday, September 21. This annual event is one of Washington State’s most popular fly-ins attracting pilots from neighboring states and Canada.

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Live coverage of Rocky Mountain Airshow set

PFLUGERVILLE, TX – The Rocky Mountain Airshow has tapped LiveAirShowTV for live coverage of the August 16-18 airshow. Multi-camera coverage will be fed to a large LED screen on the flight line as well as broadcast live over the Internet. “We have watched this show grow over the last few years and have wanted to work with their team”, said Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV President. “This will be a great way to wind down the summer before school gets going again.”

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Oceano Airport Celebration set for May 10-11

The 4th Annual Oceano Airport Celebration is set for May 10-11 at the Oceano Airport (L52). Can you think of a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Nope, neither can I.

Festivities kick off Friday night with a Beach Burger Fry and Dance. Tickets for the dinner/dance are $10 and available from http://friendsofoceanoairport.com/ or at the gate.

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LiveAirShowTV talks sequestration

PFLUGERVILLE, TX – “Air shows have been cancelled from coast to coast. The military jet demo teams and single-ship demo teams and jumpers are grounded. Who would have ever thought that would happen”, said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. “It’s a season where some of the most successful air shows in the country will not have an event this year.”

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SUN ’n FUN begins gearing up for this year’s show

The SUN ‘n FUN Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers are deep in the planning stages for the 39th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo being held April 9-14.

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Sebring LSA Expo: A different kind of airshow

As the curtain closed on the 2013 edition of the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., a common comment was overheard escaping the mouths of a handful of attendees. The specific wording varied, but the intent was familiar. Is attendance down? Where are the crowds?

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Sebring LSA Expo wraps up successful weekend

SEBRING, Florida —The ninth annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo wrapped up a successful weekend of activities supporting general aviation and the Light-Sport Aircraft industry Sunday, Jan. 20. Expo officials estimate the weekend’s attendance will exceed last year’s record attendance of 16,000.

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