Those attending will experience an evening filled with classical musical pieces, performed by a live symphony orchestra, all with a backdrop of aerial displays from vintage World War I and World War II aircraft. [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…]
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…]
The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) will hold its 49th annual convention Dec. 5-8, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas on the famous Las Vegas Strip, and its encouraging aviation professionals, from airport managers to pilots, to join the air show industry’s largest business gathering of air show professionals.
“If you’re thinking about hosting an air show event at your local airport, or if you’re a pilot interested in breaking into the air show business, the ICAS Convention provides an excellent learning opportunity,” said ICAS President John Cudahy. [Read more…]
USA Today is holding a reader poll to find the best air show in the nation: “You don’t have to be an aviation enthusiast to appreciate the mid-air stunt shows that headline the nation’s biggest and best air shows. Dozens of such events take place each year around the country, and 10Best has teamed up with a pair of air show experts to narrow the field to the best 20 in the nation. Now it’s your turn to vote. Cast your ballot once per day until voting ends on Monday, July 18, at noon ET. The top 10 winners will be announced on Friday, July 22.” Find out more here, then cast your vote.
Richard Rain sent in these photos, explaining: “Had a great time at SUN ‘n FUN, we were all the way at the end of aircraft camping. We went as a flight of three from Maryland — a Husky, Super decathlon and a Cherokee 140. As you can see, these pictures were taken after the overnight rain and it was messy getting around. [Read more…]