After years of restoration, the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force’s Bell P-63 Kingcobra will grace the skies above the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach at the annual Warbirds Over the Beach air show May 20-21.
After over 17 years of restoration work, this rare airworthy P-63 will take part in aerial displays both days. [Read more…]
Gary Rower of Rower Airshows donated a flight in his Stearman to the SUN ‘n FUN Media pool drawing and on Friday morning, April 7, 2017, I won.
Abandoning dignity, I raised my arms in the air and gave a whoop of joy.
For the 24 hours leading up to the scheduled Saturday morning ride, I told everyone I encountered about it with evangelistic zeal. I was insufferable to friends, family, total strangers — you name it. [Read more…]
The airport, which had about 115,500 operations in 2016, expected to have anywhere between 8,000 and 9,000 during the week of SUN ’n FUN, according to Gene Conrad, airport manager.
“And those are just operations on the pavement,” he said. “We don’t count the operations on Paradise Field in Paradise City, but that could be anywhere from 300 to 500 a day.” [Read more…]
During this year’s SUN ‘n FUN, a group of Chinese and Americans gathered beside the B-25J “Panchito,” an aircraft similar to the one used during the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo.
As the 2017 air show season shifts into high gear during the next few weeks, millions of families have discovered a secret: The memories that children and adults take away from air shows are more vivid, more dramatic, and more tangible than any major league sporting event, concert or theme park visit…at a small fraction of the price. [Read more…]
With record-setting numbers in attendance, the airshow production company created hundreds of hours of footage and three, five-hour live broadcasts Friday through Sunday of the six-day show. [Read more…]