On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, the regular monthly membership meeting of EAA Chapter 534 was held at Bob White Field (X61) in Zellwood, Florida, instead of Leesburg International Airport, where the chapter is based.
This gave chapter members a chance to take a look at a homebuild project of EAA Chapter 534 member John Minatelli, who recently moved his project from his home to a hangar at Bob White Field. [Read more…]
By BOB JAQUES
Hundreds of spectators gathered Oct. 1-2, 2016, on the grassy field along a seldom used runway in Dayton, Ohio, to watch World War I replica airplanes have mock dogfights as they flew overhead. The rat-tat-tat of machine gun fire could be heard over the loudspeakers as the airplanes approached the crowd overhead.
The replica airplanes were mostly hand-made by their owners of wood, painted fabric, and wire cables. The majority are 7/8 scale of the original size and included Fokker D-VIIs, Nieuports, SPADS, and a German Siemens-Schuckert D-1. A full-size restored original JN4 “Jenny” also was part of the event, one of seven Jennys still flying. [Read more…]
CONROE‚ Texas — The second annual MODAERO Aviation Festival will be held May 19-21, 2017, at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO).
The fly-in targets the growing Millennial demographic, which according to FAA records accounts for more than 48% of all certificated pilots and 78% of student pilots, organizers note. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Barenaked Ladies, the multi-platinum band that has sold more than 14 million albums and earned numerous awards and nominations, will kick off EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 on Monday, July 24, with the opening-night concert.
Presented by Ford Motor Company, it’s free to all attendees that day and starts after the afternoon air show. [Read more…]
LAS VEGAS – In a wild and windy season finale, pilot Matthias Dolderer was crowned Germany’s first Red Bull Air Race World Champion in Las Vegas on Oct. 16, 2016.
Australia’s Matt Hall, the only pilot able to challenge Dolderer’s dominance in the final stages of the season, shared the champagne from the second step of the podium. Third place was confirmed for Austria’s Hannes Arch, the former winner whose dynamic season was cut short when he perished in a private helicopter accident in early September. [Read more…]