When Dee Hanson, Executive Director of the Alaska Airmen’s Association called on Thursday, she sounded relieved. The first words out of her mouth were, “The show is back on.” The “show” is the annual Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.
The Alaska Airmen’s Association sent an email to its members on Monday, Dec. 15, detailing the status of the 18th Annual Great Alaska Aviation Gathering. “As you may know for the past 17 years, FedEx has graciously hosted The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in their Anchorage maintenance hangar,” said Dee Hanson, Alaska Airmen’s Executive Director. “Every year we submit a written request to FedEx for permission to host the show. Due to reasons unknown to us, this year we have been told unofficially that the hangar may not be available.” [Read more…]
It’s in the record books: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s sixth and last new regional fly-in — seven if you count the heavily-attended Homecoming to AOPA HQ in Frederick, Md. How did it go, this change from one big annual convention? What was gained and what was lost?
RANGER, Texas – Ranger Airfield turns 103 years-old this fall. To celebrate, organizer Jared Calvert and friends organized an Oct. 3-4 fly-in. “We brought in about 200 aircraft,” said Calvert. Aircraft of all shapes and sizes showed up for the good ole-fashioned fly-in. If these six images aren’t enough, swing by our Ranger Airfield Fly-In Flickr album to see more. [Read more…]
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.”
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.