EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The 100th anniversary of The Boeing Company, the world’s largest commercial and military aircraft company, will bring a unique collection of airplanes and presentations to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 on July 25-31. The 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” will take place at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
San Diego, CA – Col. Steve N. Pisanos, USAF, (Ret.), a World War II fighter double ace who served with the United States Army Air Corps, United States Air Force and as a volunteer member of the famed Eagle Squadrons of Great Britain’s Royal Air Force, has passed away, his family confirmed on June 9th. Pisanos was 96.
This is the start of some pretty cool things. With the carbon fiber body parts just about to come off the line, we worked on the dash board to get it ready to put into the body as soon as the body was ready to accept it. That meant figuring out the shapes of the dash in 3D by hand rather than computer. Not an easy task! We had drawn the dash as a design concept, and figured out the sizes needed to fit the equipment we would have, but sculpting the dash is really an artistic project that is best done visually.
June 2, 2016 - Women in Aviation International (WAI) extends best wishes to the 71 teams of women pilots competing in this year’s Air Race Classic. The 40th annual Air Race Classic begins and ends at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – beginning at the Prescott, Arizona, campus on June 21, 2016, and ending on June 24, 2016, at the Daytona Beach campus. The race course extends across 12 states and 2,716 miles, with women from all walks of life, from ages 17 to 90, racing this year.
The easiest way to keep track of your tools can be found at Aircraft Spruce. The GrypMat is a rubberized, flexible, non-marring, non-slip, anti-static material designed to give mechanics a safe and secure place to store tools. Using GrypMat reduces Foreign Object Damage (FOD), lowers maintenance times, prevents scratches and damage, and helps mechanics do their jobs. GrypMat works on flat and curved surfaces.
Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on June 4, 2016, featuring the Douglas SBD Dauntless. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The Douglas SBD Dauntless will be on display and perform a flight demonstration. At 12:00 noon, the Raffle Flight will occur. Become a member to enter the Raffle. All members are eligible to enter the Raffle, but you must be present to win.
Frederick, MD - May, 2016 – There are only a handful of days left to apply for a $500 aviation scholarship offered for student pilots and pilots to help further their training. Sponsored by Frederick based aviation insurance broker, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), the “Get into the AIR” scholarship can be used towards any phase of flight training, a flight review, written exam, instrument proficiency check or a check ride.
Greg Holden, a senior at Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus, was awarded SUN ’n FUN’s 2016 Top Gun Citation of Merit. Greg received a $4,000 SUN ‘n FUN scholarship and a flight bag from SUN ‘n FUN business partner MYGOFLIGHT. He plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the fall.
Back by popular demand, Heaven's Landing once again presents an evening of radical aerobatic flying and great live music in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Make your plans now to join us for this wonderful blend of hair raising aerial barnstorming and amazing musical entertainment straight from Nashville.
June 25th | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Seating is festival style, so bring your folding chairs, blankets, and all of your favorite friends to what promises to be Rabun County's most spectacular event of 2016.