Air Events

Walnut Ridge Event (AR)

SEPTEMBER 15-17

Beatles at the Ridge Event – 50 years ago. Walnut Ridge AR Free shuttle service provided to the Festival for all who fly in on Saturday the 16th. Fuel discounts on Saturday. Free coffee, water, chips, popcorn and ice cream for pilots and their guest. The Parachute Inn Restaurant will be open, as will the Wings of Honor Museum.

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Eclipse of 2017

Here is the NASA predicted path of the eclipse tomorrow…

 

Protect your eyes…

Argument – Again!

Argument – Again!

Ohio Rep. Perales will again repudiate Connecticut

State Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) on Friday, Aug. 18, will present officials of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) with a framed copy of House Concurrent Resolution 8, which repudiated the state of Connecticut’s claim that Gustave Whitehead flew a powered airplane two years before the Wright brothers. Perales sponsored the bill after Connecticut in 2013 passed a law, without citing any evidence, that declared Whitehead as first in flight—a claim Whitehead fans repeated on Monday. Perales will make the presentation on the Huffman Prairie Flying Field, where Wilbur and Orville Wright perfected the airplane, in front of a replica Wright B Flyer. NAHA plans to display the resolution in the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center. Both the flying field and the interpretive center are located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and they are also a unit of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

Perales also will read a state resolution in support of National Aviation Day, which is on Aug. 19.

WHAT: Rep. Perales presentation to NAHA

WHERE: Huffman Prairie Flying Field, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. From Ohio 444, enter Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Gate 16A. Go west on Hebble Creek Road about one-half mile to the meto the Wright B Flyer storage building. (This is a metal storage building, not the wooden Wright Flyer hangar.)

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Arrive at 9:15 a.m. for setup. The presentation will begin promptly at 9:30 and end by 9:45. Interview and photo opportunities will follow.

NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, the presentation will take place in the replica Wright Flyer hangar on the prairie. Follow Hebble Creek Road to Pylon Road and turn right onto Pylon.

Heaven is Sold Out!

At this time the Heaven’s Landing Eclipse Luncheon is currently sold out.

We are excited to see everyone on August 21, 2017!

For more information contact Holly Ciochetti (706) 982-5245 or email holly@heavenslanding.com
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Heaven’s Landing, 1271 Little Creek Road, Clayton, GA 30525

Steamboat Springs (CO) Air Show

Wild West Air Fest

Sat. Sep. 2, 2017

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Steamboat Airport

14th Annual Wild West Air Fest – See the Very Best Pilots in the West

Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is packed with entertainment for the whole family.

The Wild West Air Fest features nationally renowned performers providing edge of your seat excitement as they perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying. Don’t miss the nonstop, action-packed performances in the extended air show this year.

2017 Highlights

  • WWII Navy Torpedo Bomber TBM-3 Avenger performing a bombing simulation
  • Rocky Mountain Renegades with their 9 ship formation team
  • National Performer, Barry Hancock, in his WWII T-6
  • New! Mark Johnson in his Russian Provost Jet
  • Air show pilots Ken Fardie & Todd McLaughlin with their Trojan T-28 Warbirds
  • International aerobatics champion Dagmar Kress
  • Dream Big Entertainment – Be a fighter pilot! Dress in a flight suit and helmet and sit in a real fighter jet cockpit and get your picture taken.

MORE INFO GO TO HERE.

Land of Enchantment Fly-In 2017

Fly In! Drive In!
Land of Enchantment Fly-In
Albuquerque Double Eagle II Airport
Saturday August 26, 2017; Gates open 7am-3pm
FREE Admission and Parking! Bring the family! Pancakes and Burgers!.

Stroll the ramp among airplanes, helicopters, gyrocopters, gliders, remote control aircraft, car clubs and military vehicles!  Albuquerque Fly-In August 26 Double Eagle II Airport

Highlights expected include the local formation flying team, the “Chile Flight”, an Eclipse Jet, a Christen Eagle II celebrating its 40th anniversary, OSH2017 Bronze Lindy winner Magni M-22 Gyrocopter, CAF Lobo Wing’s PT-26, and an RV-8 honored at OSH2017 for Outstanding Workmanship.

Browse the Exhibit Hall, find aviation treasures at the Fly-Mart, engage the kids at the Youth Aviators Center, try riveting or 3D printing at the Builder’s Corner. Buy a chance to fly in the Eclipse Jet!

Rose Marie Kern Author

PILOTS! Bring your aircraft for display, join a group photo, attend one of 3 WINGS Seminars:
9:00 Backcountry Flying in New Mexico by Larry Filener, NMPA
11:00 What to Expect from your Mechanic by John DeWitt, FAA Safety Team Manager
1:30 The Future of Air Traffic Control by Rose Marie Kern, author/speaker

See Schedule, Directions, Awards, Exhibitors, Seminar details, UPDATES

Questions? Contact us by email to: chapter@eaa179.org

MTJ Air Event 2017

One of the largest air events on the western slope will occur in September this year.  The annual event will be in Montrose, CO.  Large selection of military air planes, private and homebuilt planes will be on display.  Make you plans for September 16 – 17.  IT IS FREE!

Daher’s TBM 900-series

Daher TBM 910 makes its U.S. public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, July 24, 2017: Daher is showcasing the latest member of its very fast turboprop aircraft family for the first time publicly in the U.S. with the TBM 910’s appearance during this week’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in at Wittman Regional Airport, Wisconsin through July 30.
Equipped with the new Garmin G1000 NXi all-glass integrated flight deck, the TBM 910 is being exhibited in the main aircraft static display area near Boeing Plaza.

The G1000 NXi replaces Garmin’s previous G1000 configuration used by Daher on TBM 900 versions, introducing a high-resolution display design with state-of-the-art processors. These improvements provide a faster boot-up and software loading, while enabling the system to manage more aviation data and maps (such as visual approach plates).
“Since the TBM 910’s formal announcement only three months ago, this aircraft has captured attention of the owner/pilot market, and a dozen already have been delivered to enthusiastic customers on both sides of the Atlantic,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, Daher’s Airplane Business Unit Senior Vice President, and CEO of the U.S.-based SOCATA North America subsidiary.
He noted the TBM 910 benefits from the same range and performance that have contributed to the success of Daher’s TBM 900-series six-passenger pressurized single-engine turboprop aircraft, and this latest version also includes such proven technical features as the TBM e-copilot® for lower pilot workload.

The TBM 910 enhanced interior includes the optional AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag in the torso section of 4-point seatbelts at the two cockpit seats. When triggered, the airbag deploys up and away from the seated occupant, providing protection to the head, neck and torso. The TBM 910’s AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag meets FAR 23.562 26g requirements for pilot/co-pilot seats, and provides additional safety for survivable impacts…

For more info go to HERE!

Sebring EXPO 2017

Our 2018 Keynote Speaker has an incredible story to tell. And, we can’t wait.
Captain Rahmani, first female fixed-wing pilot in the Afghan Air Force Slated to be KEYNOTE at U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2018.
Aspirations and accomplishments run wide and deep in some people. Capt. Niloofar Rahmani is one of those people. As the first female fixed-wing pilot in the Afghan Air Force, she has a life that reads like a movie.

Capt. Rahmani trained on C-130s with the US Air Force in 2015 and completed the training program in December 2016. She received the U.S. State Department’s prestigious International Women of Courage Award in 2015 and continues to inspire women and men alike.

Join us for Captain Rahmani’s keynote speech, which promises to be a compelling story of perseverance, determination and above all, the will to keep flying.