The ninth convention of the the TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) surpassed all previous records with the presence of 95 TBM 700s and TBM 850s for its annual gathering, which was held this year at Amelia Island, Florida.
Story and Photos By KEVIN GARRISON
Low ceilings, wet-gusty weather and cool temps did not keep dozens of beautiful Cessna 195s and their owners from flying to Frankfort, Kentucky, for their 42nd yearly gathering on the last weekend of September.
Nothing sounds quite like a round engine. Capital City Airport (FFT) was bathed in the deep rumbling sounds of the radials powering the 195s as the swarmed the skies over Frankfort.
Stripes and spiders — not a combination most people would think of when designing a paint scheme for a vintage airplane, but that’s exactly what Merrill and MaDonna McMahan of Wausau, Wis., decided to do when they painted their 1941 Stearman.
The red, white and blue airplane sports small black spiders and the name “Miss Muffet” emblazoned on the side.
“Miss Muffet was what Dad called me when I was a little kid and I was in trouble,” MaDonna said. [Read more…]
Organizers of the South Florida Seaplane Splash-In, which will be held this Sunday, Nov. 11, at Lake Jackson in Sebring, Florida, say the weather reports show it will be a perfect day for the splash-in. For more information about the splash-in, contact Bill Schmalz at 561-414-6865 or go to the Seaplane Pilots Association website, click month, click year, and click GO. Until then, here’s a few pictures from past splash-ins: [Read more…]
The South Florida Seaplane Splash-In will be held this Sunday, Nov. 11, at Lake Jackson in Sebring, Florida. An incorrect date had been run on our Calendar pages. For more information about the splash-in, contact Bill Schmalz at 561-414-6865 or go to the Seaplane Pilots Association website, click month, click year, and click GO.
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Aircraft Spruce and Peachtree City’s Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field will host local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) members who will provide school-age children with an opportunity to experience flight in a general aviation airplane at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field on Saturday, Nov 3, Noon-4 p.m.
Piper Aircraft will wrap up a year of celebrations for the Cub’s 75th anniversary at a fly-in at the factory in Vero Beach, Florida, the weekend of Nov. 9-11. The weekend will feature a welcome reception, vendor exhibits, an aircraft static display, facility tours, a History of Piper Aircraft presentation, and a pancake breakfast. For more information: Fly-In@piper.com or 772-299-2141.
One of the world’s only Aero Vodochody L-39 ZA Czechoslovakian fighter jets will take to the skies this week in Casa Grande, Ariz., at the 40th annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo.
The 2013 Southeast Aviation Expo will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina.
BRANSON, MISSOURI – Forty-three Eclipse Jets recently landed at the Branson Airport for the Eclipse Owners Club Fall Fly-In. Pilots and enthusiasts alike came from all over the United States to take part in the annual fly in that allows pilots to visit with vendors and fellow owners to discuss the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet.