Air Events

Andy’s List For Middle America

May 18 – 20 – Jonesboro, AR – Classic Airstrip (23AR) Rans Fans Fly-in. RV and Tent camping available Information contact: Johnajaynes@yahoo.com
Phone: 870-530-5577.

May 19 – Pine Bluff, AR – Grider Field Airport (KPBF) fly-in breakfast 3rd Saturday of every month. Our specialty is eggs anyway you want them, from fried to eggs Benedict. You should try our omelets. Come enjoy your breakfast in our WWII style Officers Club. A $7.00 donation gets you all you can eat. Contact: Gerald @ 870-377-2728 or email: gwloyd@hotmail.com

May 19 – Mountain View, AR – Wilcox Memorial Field (7M2) 8 AM – 10 AM Breakfast by donation. This will be a recurring event every 3rd Saturday. Contact Larry Ragan (870) 615-2595b

May 19 – Rogers, AR – Rogers Municipal Airport (KROG) 8:00 – 12 Noon. An All You Can Eat Brunch for $10.00 at the IDK?Cafe in the Beaver Lake Aviation Terminal. This will be a recurring event on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Contact: 479-877-0032 Please call ahead for parties of 10 or more.

May 19 – Berryville, AR – Carroll County Airport (4M1) welcomes spring, finally! Breakfast is back again on the fly-in menu at 4M1. ALL YOU CAN EAT! Bacon, two kinds o’ sausage, flapjacks, scrambled eggs, and for your aircraft, $2.99 a gallon AV-GAS. Breakfast begins 0800 – $7.00 suggested donation. Check the WX. Call ahead. If it’s not a good day, we will postpone to the following weekend. 870-423-8393.

May 19 – Branson, MO – Branson Airport (KBBG) Fly/Drive In 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Branson Airport Safety Stand Down Topic: Preventative Maintenance and Aeronautical Decision Making. Free Lunch catered by Branson Airport Diner at 11:00 followed by Seminar. Discount on AvGas on day of fly-in. Info and Registration: https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=82872

May 24-27– Lebanon, MO – Floyd W. Jones Lebanon Airport (KLBO) ‘Fly the Ford’ Event; Fly in the Ford Tri-Motor and enjoy vendors hosted by EAA Chapter 1613, Show-Me Blue Skies. For Tri-motor information see www.flytheford.org or call 1-877-952-5395 for more event information call Lebanon Aviation Services @ 417-532-7879.

May 26 – Bolivar, MO – Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17) 8:00 to 10:30 am EAA Chapter 1609 4th Saturday breakfast every month. A $5.00 donation gets scrambled eggs sausage, pancakes, coffee, juice & milk. For more information contact Roni Burns 417-343-3875.

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May 26 – North Little Rock, AR – NLR Airport (KORK) Unicom / CTAF 123.075: EAA chapter 165 Super Breakfast by donation on the 4th Saturday every month. Starts at 8:00 and goes until 10:00. We strive to make it a Super Breakfast by having all the usual things you expect plus whatever extras we can dig up like blueberry pancakes, French toast, hash browns, fresh fruit, omelets and eggs cooked to order. Our cooks love to surprise you with something they thought up. Come hungry and leave overloaded. There is usually RV formation flying by Bulldog Flight right after breakfast, ride along or fly with them. Contact Marvin Homsley 419 360-7414 or email: marvin@buckeye-access.com

May 28 ** A Monday Event **- Walnut Ridge, AR – Walnut Ridge Airport (KARG) 11:00 AM Walnut Ridge Airport / Wings of Honor Museum will sponsor a Memorial Day program followed by Hot Dog & Hamburger cookout. Information contact 870-886-5432

June 1 – 3 – Mountain View, AR – Wilcox Airport (7M2) – Ercoupe Spring Fly-In (Other fliers welcome). Lots of fun things to do in this beautiful community known as the Folk Music Capitol of the World. See Ozark Folk Center and the Blanchard Springs Caverns. Join us for a laid back weekend with Bluegrass picking and grinning on the square in the evenings. Information and Registration Information Contact: Larry @ 636-234-5954 or Andy @ 870-365-6680

June 2 – Ponca City, OK – Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC) First Saturday breakfast. 7:00 – 10:00 AM Fantastic food; very well attended long running event. For a suggested $8.00 donation (and well worth it) you can have pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, orange juice, coffee, and fruit. Sponsored by PNC airport booster club on the first Saturday of every month rain or shine. Contact Bruce Eberle 580-761-5884 ou444@yahoo.com

June 2 – Hot Springs, AR – Memorial Field Airport (KHOT) EAA Chapter 1398 First Saturday Pancake Breakfast & fly-in. 8:30 AM until everyone leaves. Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport Meeting Hall. Suggested donation $7.00. It is all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, coffee, orange juice and milk and other breakfast items that members bring. For more information contact Bruce Hood at 501.520.9001 or email at flyboyeaa@yahoo.com

June 2 – Fayetteville, AR – Drake Field (KFYV) 8:00 AM Midwest Sonex Fly-in Arkansas Air Museum Ramp. Program begins at 10 Burgers and Hot Dogs on the grill $5 donation Hosted by EAA Chapter 732. Contact : 479-856-4266 email: rawantz@sbcglobal.net Contact me for flyer

June 2 – Jasper, AR – Day Field (no identifier) Location: Lat/Long: 35.9803 / -93.1067 35° 58′ 49.08″ / -93° 6′ 24.12″ a 2,000 foot grass strip. Lunch: 11 am-2 pm by donation. Menu: Burgers, Hotdogs, chips, baked beans, potato salad, desserts and drinks . RSVP by emailing Justin.reddell@gmail.com or by text to 501.680.5203. Contact me for event flyer.

June 8 ** 2nd Friday Event – Lonoke, AR – Country Air Estates (1AR9) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM A recurring Hot Dog, Burgers & Brats cookout at the South West end T hangars the 2nd Friday each month. Come and enjoy good dogs and hangar talk. Fly in or Drive in. Donations go to improve the field. Phone Contact Dave Rottman 231 225 2845 or email apdlox@gmail.com

June 8 – 9 – Cookson, OK – Tenkiller Airpark (44M) Jubilee Fly-in Pancake Breakfast on Saturday 7:30 – 10:00 Donations Appreciated. Fuel available on the field (cash or check – no credit cards). The location is a grass strip in very good condition right on the shore of Tenkiller Lake. Come on Friday; overnight camping is available with rest rooms and showers in the FBO. Cookson Jubilee Music Festival is adjacent to the field runs Friday evening through Saturday evening featuring crafts, food & good music. Come and enjoy both the Festival and the pancake breakfast. Information: Contact Val @ veedster@aol.com or Phone: 918-457-4774 ** New CTAF 122.9 **

June 8 – 10 – Willow Springs, MO – Willow Springs Memorial Airport (1H5) EAA Chapter 1218 Fly-in / Camp-Out. Live music Friday and Saturday
evening Friday evening cookout, pancake breakfast Saturday, sandwich lunch, Saturday evening fish fry, Sunday morning biscuits and gravy breakfast.
Static displays, fire pit, s’mores and so much more. Contact Tom White for more info 417-252-0332 or visit http://www.1218.eaachapter.org

June 8 – 10 – Benton, KS – Lloyd Stearman Field (1K1) EAA WarBird Fly-in For information contact Rodney Hoctor at 316-619-3306 or email rodney.hoctor@aero.bombardier.com

June 9 – Carlisle, AR – Carlisle Municipal Airport (4M3) EAA Chapter 122 UL will host a Fly-in / Drive-in Breakfast 8:30 – 11:30 AM. This is a recurring event on the second Saturday of each month. Come to socialize. For additional information go to: eaaul122 dot org Contact Steve Ware @ 501-606-6672

June 16 – Pine Bluff, AR – Grider Field Airport (KPBF) fly-in breakfast 3rd Saturday of every month. Our specialty is eggs anyway you want them, from fried to eggs Benedict. You should try our omelets. Come enjoy your breakfast in our WWII style Officers Club. A $7.00 donation gets you all you can eat. Contact: Gerald @ 870-377-2728 or email: gwloyd@hotmail.com

June 16 – Mountain View, AR – Wilcox Memorial Field (7M2) 8 AM – 10 AM Breakfast by donation. This will be a recurring event every 3rd Saturday. Contact Larry Ragan (870) 615-2595b

June 16 – Rogers, AR – Rogers Municipal Airport (KROG) 8:00 – 12 Noon. An All You Can Eat Brunch for $10.00 at the IDK?Cafe in the Beaver Lake Aviation Terminal. This will be a recurring event on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Contact: 479-877-0032 Please call ahead for parties of 10 or more.

June 17 ** A Sunday Event ** – Pittsburg, KS – Pittsburg Municipal Airport (KPTS) 11 AM – 5 PM Las Vegas style slots & roulette. Free transportation to casino, free meal and free lodging all at the casino. Info Contact Bill Pyle 620.231.5760 Contact me for flyer.

June 23 – Shell Knob, MO – Turkey Mountain Airport (MO00) 8:30 – Noon; Judy’s famous $5.00 “Omelet in a Bag” breakfast fly-in. For additional information call: Judy at 417-858-6345; Cell 417-671-1832 This event will be in the hangar just off the south parking area ** Note CTAF 122.9

June 23 – Russellville, AR – Russellville Regional Airport (KRUE) 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM Fly-in & Open House. Free Hot Dog lunch. Discounted fuel prices. Live music, Sno-cones, Crafts for kids. Pilot Contests. Contact Keith @ 479-967-1227 or Cell: 479-857-0362

June 23 – Bolivar, MO – Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17) 8:00 to 10:30 am EAA Chapter 1609 4th Saturday breakfast every month. A $5.00 donation gets scrambled eggs sausage, pancakes, coffee, juice & milk. For more information contact Roni Burns 417-343-3875.

June 23 – North Little Rock, AR – NLR Airport (KORK) Unicom / CTAF 123.075: EAA chapter 165 Super Breakfast by donation on the 4th Saturday every month. Starts at 8:00 and goes until 10:00. We strive to make it a Super Breakfast by having all the usual things you expect plus whatever extras we can dig up like blueberry pancakes, French toast, hash browns, fresh fruit, omelets and eggs cooked to order. Our cooks love to surprise you with something they thought up. Come hungry and leave overloaded. There is usually RV formation flying by Bulldog Flight right after breakfast, ride along or fly with them. Contact Marvin Homsley 419 360-7414 or email: marvin@buckeye-access.com

*** Sometimes plans change and it is advisable to check before you go. ***
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May Air Events

Columbia Regional Airport, MO
Celebration Airshow has come a long way since 1989. Come on out and say thank you with us on May 26th and 27th from 9am-4pm at the Columbia Regional Airport. Admission and parking are FREE, and open to all. Parking is limited, so guests are encouraged to use the shuttle buses provided at the MU Trowbridge parking lot in Columbia, or at the Jefferson City Airport. To close the weekend, the organization hosts an annual parade in downtown Columbia on Memorial Day at 10am. For more information and the latest updates, please visit salute.org.

Andy’s Mid America List
May 4-5 – Walnut Ridge, AR – Walnut Ridge Airport (KARG) Walnut Ridge Airport. Wings of Honor Museum’s 20th Annual Air Field Reunion. Friday, Reception: 3 – 5; Dinner 6 – 8, $12 donation.  Saturday, Fly-in Breakfast 7:30 – 9:30, $7 donation. F.A.A. Safety Meeting 10:30 – 12.  Drawings for fly-in door prizes at 12.  Catfish Lunch 12:30 – 2:00, $10 Donation. Fuel discount. Warbirds requested for static display and flyby.  For Information Contact: Walnut Ridge Regional Airport 870-886-5432 or Wings of Honor Museum Email: harold@bscn.com   Phone: 800-584-5575.

May 5 – Ponca City, OK – Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC) First Saturday breakfast. 7:00 – 10:00 AM Fantastic food; very well attended long running event. For a suggested $8.00 donation (and well worth it) you can have pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, orange juice, coffee, and fruit. Sponsored by PNC airport booster club on the first Saturday of every month rain or shine. Contact Bruce Eberle 580-761-5884 ou444@yahoo.com

May 5 – Midway, AR – Baxter County Airport (KBPK) “WWII Commemorative Fly-In and Static Display” This event will take place from 10 AM – 3 PM. We have several WWII aircraft scheduled to be here. The Leading Edge Aviation Foundation is raising money during the event for a private pilot scholarship. Several great prizes being raffled off in support of the scholarship. Raffle Tickets are a $5.00 donation. Food will be for a $5.00 donation in support of the scholarship. Aircraft already scheduled to show are a TBM Avenger, Beechcraft C45, Yak-52, Navion (Marine Scheme), 2 Bell 407’s, Bell OH-58, King Air 200, Citation V, a Honda Jet (if you haven’t seen one stop by), and many more. Avgas will also be discounted the day of the event.  Contact Trey Ressler @ trey@flybigair.com or Steve Johnson @ stevebetsy@gmail.com Phone Contact: 870-321-8664

May 10 – 13 – Hot Springs, AR – Memorial Field Airport (KHOT) ‘Fly on the Ford’ Event; Fly in the Ford Tri-Motor and attend Car show on Saturday. For Tri-motor information see www.flytheford.org or call 1-877-952-5395 for more event information call Bruce @ 501-520-9001
*** Sometimes plans change and it is advisable to check before you go. ***
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14th Annual Smithville (TX) (84R) Fly-In !!
May 12  , 10am till 2pm
Lunch served, Kids Games, Raffle, Door Prizes, Helicopter Candy Drop, Helicopter Rides, U.S.A.F  T-6  Texan ll  on Display, Air National Guard Blackhawk on display. Family Fun, Free Admission, Free Parking For info: smbuilds@gmail.com

Fly Out United States Pilots Assoc

FLYOUT
St. Louis, MO June 7-10, 2018
Los Alamo, NM September 27-30

I hope the flying weather has improved in your area by now and that you have many flying jaunts lined up, among which I hope are our two remaining USPA fly ins for 2018.  The St. Louis fly in in June includes our annual membership meeting with election of officers for 2018-2019.  If you have any interest in becoming an officer or committee chair or member, please let me hear from you now.  You realize we all get huge salaries (ZERO), but the satisfaction of promoting GA education, safety, and fun is worth a million dollars!

The St. Louis events will begin on Thursday evening, June 7, and conclude with dinner Saturday evening, June 9.  If you can’t make all of it, join us for what you can.  Go to www.uspilots.org for details and to register.  This is YOUR organization, and your participation is desired and needed.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR US PILOTS ASSOCIATION FLY-IN
LOS ALAMOS, NM

Thursday to Sunday 27 to 30 September 2018
Los Alamos is a city and a county in north central NM, about 45 to 50 miles northwest of Santa Fe.  Los Alamos sits on a mesa about 7,300’ MSL with a population of about 12,000.  In the early 1900s, the Los Alamos area was a very small farming community.  In 1917, a group of investors funded the development of the Los Alamos Ranch School.  Based on the structure of the Boy Scouts, the school (for boys 12-18) combined the rugged outdoor life with rigorous academic standards and flourished until the federal government took it over in 1943 to establish the top-secret headquarters to house the security site (over 3,000 people) for the Manhattan Project to create the two atomic bombs that ended WW II.  The Lab continues today to apply science for issues of national security for our country.  In addition to the historical significance of the area, nearby are many National Parks, Monuments, and Preserves presenting awe-inspiring wilderness, Pueblo dwelling ruins, scenic overlooks, and a secret mountain.  See www.VisitLosAlamos.org.

Fly your own plane into either Santa Fe or (if qualified for mountain flying) Los Alamos airport.  FBOs to be determined.  Rental cars will be necessary and available.  Hotel to be determined, but in the Los Alamos area.

Thur. 27 Sept:  Arrive at motel.  USPA Hospitality Suite open for attendees.  7-9 pm FAA Pilot Safety Seminar presented by the NM Pilots Assoc, location to be determined.

Fri. 28 Sept:  Breakfast at the hotel.
Guided tour of Los Alamos by van.  Times during the day to be assigned prior to arrival.  Los Alamos has many historically interesting places to visit.  First is the Bradbury Science Museum (history and research exhibits regarding the development of the atomic bomb and the Los Alamos National Laboratory).  Then the Los Alamos Historical Museum Complex (which consists of several buildings showcasing the creation and development of Los Alamos and the LA Nat Lab), then Fuller Lodge and Art Center, a primary social gathering place since 1928, first for the Ranch School then Los Alamos.
Attendees will be on their own for sightseeing everything except the guided van tour, which will be scheduled.  Lunch will be on your own, but dinner will be a USPA group affair (location TBD).

Sat. 29 Sept:  Breakfast at the hotel.
Saturday sightseeing like Friday will be on your own.  Lunch will be on your own.  Dinner will be a USPA group event with a guest speaker. Location TBD.

Sun 30 Sept:  Breakfast at the hotel.
Either stay over to spend more time visiting NM or depart for home.
A lot of effort has been put into making these events educational, interesting, and fun for YOU—our USPA members.  Not a member?  You can easily become one at www.uspilots.org for only $20.

I look forward to seeing you in St. Louis and Los Alamos
Jack

Air Events 3-2018

Events in Middle America
A restaurant has opened in the Beaver Lake FBO at Rogers (AR) Airport (KROG). It is called the IDK? Café and is open 7am – 2pm Monday – Friday. www.idkcafe.com

March 10 – Melbourne, AR – Melbourne Municipal / John E. Miller Field (42A) Ozarka Aviation Alumni will host a Fly-in and a full day of airport family fun with breakfast and lunch plus aviation competition events. Fly-in Pilot and one Pax eat free. Pancake breakfast @ 8 am — $7 donation, followed by a Preventative Maintenance Seminar @ 10:15. Burger and Hot Dog lunch at 12:30 – $7.00 donation appreciated. Bag-O Tournament at 11:00 Spot Landing competition @ 12:00 and Flour Bomb Toss at 3:00 Awards ceremony at 4:00. Information Contact 870-368-7926

March 24 – Bolivar, MO – Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17) 8:00 to 10:30 am EAA Chapter 1609 4th Saturday breakfast every month. A $5.00 donation gets scrambled eggs sausage, pancakes, coffee, juice & milk. For more information contact Roni Burns 417-343-3875.
March 24 – North Little Rock, AR – NLR Airport (KORK) Unicom / CTAF 123.075: EAA chapter 165 Super Breakfast by donation on the 4th Saturday every month. Starts at 8:00 and goes until 10:00. We strive to make it a Super Breakfast by having all the usual things you expect plus whatever extras we can dig up like blueberry pancakes, French toast, hash browns, fresh fruit, omelets and eggs cooked to order. Our cooks love to surprise you with something they thought up. Come hungry and leave overloaded. There is usually RV formation flying by Bulldog Flight right after breakfast, ride along or fly with them. Contact Marvin Homsley 419 360-7414 or email: marvin@buckeye-access.com

April 7 – Ponca City, OK – Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC) First Saturday breakfast. 7:00 – 10:00 AM Fantastic food; very well attended long running event. For a suggested $8.00 donation (and well worth it) you can have pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, orange juice, coffee, and fruit. Sponsored by PNC airport booster club on the first Saturday of every month rain or shine. Contact Bruce Eberle 580-761-5884 ou444@yahoo.com

April 7 – Hot Springs, AR – Memorial Field Airport (KHOT) EAA Chapter 1398 First Saturday Pancake Breakfast & fly-in. 8:30 AM until everyone leaves. Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport Meeting Hall. Suggested donation $7.00. It is all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, coffee, orange juice and milk and other breakfast items that members bring. For more information contact Bruce Hood at 501.520.9001 or email at flyboyeaa@yahoo.com

April 14 – Beaumont, KS – Beaumont Hotel Airport (O7S) Fly-in hosted by EAA Chapter 980 in Support of Honor Flights Contact Dale Watkins @ 620-926-0299 for information.

April 20-21 – Cookson, OK – Tenkiller Airpark (44M) 29th Annual Wild Onions ‘N Eggs Fly-in Breakfast and Camp out.

April 27 -29 – Golden, MO – Tablerock Airport (MO32) Seventh Annual Golden Aerodrome Flying Circus. A three day Camp out with Flying, Food, and Fun.

April 28 – Bolivar, MO – Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17) 8:00 to 10:30 am EAA Chapter 1609 4th Saturday breakfast every month. A $5.00 donation gets scrambled eggs sausage, pancakes, coffee, juice & milk. For more information contact Roni Burns 417-343-3875.
Events collected and sent to us by Andy Anderson. Sometimes plans change and it is advisable to check before you go.
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Atlanta TX, April 28
Howdy,
I am the chairman of the Atlanta (TX) – KATA airport board and would like to announce the upcoming fly-in at KATA.
Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Activities: Aircraft balloon popping with trophies for winners.. Kids games with trophies and ribbons.Free BBQ/burger and trimmings for fly-in pilots.Rummage booths and sales on site. ELT- radio transmitter hunt by airplane for gift certificate and trophies..
Tevis Pappas, Contact telephone: 903-624-0669

 

Granby/Grand County Airport Month of June.
Starting June 1, Every Friday and Saturday, 11AM to 2PM MST FREE on-airport, family-friendly community aviation museum with WWII, Charles Lindbergh, Emily Warner, and Airport Pioneers educational exhibits
Dates: June 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30, 2018 – 1023 CR 610, Granby CO
Former Rocky Mountain Airways airline terminal at Granby/Grand County Airport www.grandcountyhistory.org

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Heaven’s Landing Christmas

Drink and Be Merry with us at our annual Heaven’s Landing Christmas Party! We want everyone to be able to have time to make arrangements to join us so our RSVP has been extended to December 4th, 2017.

Please contact Holly Coichetti for RSVP at ‭
1 (706) 982-5245‬ or email holly@heavenslanding.com

Heaven’s Landing, 863 Anderson Drive, Unit 6, Clayton, GA 30525

Halloween at Heaven’s Landing

Heaven’s Landing Halloween Event…

 

Heaven’s Landing, 863 Anderson Drive, Unit 6, Clayton, GA 30525

National Aviation Hall of Fame

The National Aviation Hall of Fame’s 2017 Enshrinement Ceremony Draws the Best of American Aerospace

“Oscar Night of Aviation” set for Oct. 28 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport

Dayton, OH – The Board of Trustees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is thrilled to announce that its 55th Annual Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony presented by Cirrus Aircraft, to be held Oct. 28, 2017, is on target to be the most sponsored event in its history. With wide appeal, from the industry’s most influential names to aviation’s brightest stars, the event is drawing a “who’s who” of aviation to the Fort Worth Alliance Airport to celebrate the “Oscar Night of Aviation.”

The NAHF is indebted to industry giants who have committed to support the annual event. NAHF President Michael Quiello stated, “All indications are that this one-time move to Texas has been very, very well received by the marketplace and helps ensure the growth of the NAHF. It’s very gratifying to see the results of the last few years of work developing the NAHF brand. Combined with an exemplary group of Inductees, the enthusiasm is building. We can’t wait for Enshrinement to happen.”

The 55th Annual NAHF Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. The Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is one of the largest, longest-running and most successful civilian air shows in the nation. An all-encompassing community event that attracts more than 120,000 attendees annually, the air show showcases the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron and the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team Oct. 28-29. General admission is free and parking discounts are available now at www.allianceairshow.com.

The Inductees in the NAHF Class of 2017 are Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr., USMC (Ret), four-time Shuttle astronaut and former NASA Administrator; the late Captain Scott Carpenter, USN, one of the original ‘Mercury 7’ astronauts and the second American to orbit the Earth; Robert J. Gilliland, pioneering super-sonic SR-71 program test pilot; and the late Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the revolutionary turbojet engine.

Presenting General Bolden will be 2013 Enshrinee Captain Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson, USN (Ret). Captain Gibson is a Navy fighter pilot, “Top Gun” instructor and test pilot, champion air racer and a five-time Shuttle mission astronaut, including STS-61C on which he and Bolden served together in 1986.
Presenting the late Captain Carpenter will be 2016 Enshrinee Captain Robert Crippen, USN (Ret). Captain Crippen is a Navy fighter and test pilot, and, as astronaut, piloted STS-1, the first orbital space flight of the Shuttle, the first of his four missions to space.
Presenting Mr. Gilliland will be 1997 Enshrinee, Colonel Joe Kittinger, Jr., USAF (Ret). Colonel Kittinger is a fighter and test pilot, long-time record holder for the longest freefall parachute jump (102,800 feet), Vietnam POW, record-setting trans-Atlantic balloonist and barnstormer.
Presenting Sir Frank Whittle will be 2011 Enshrinee Dr. S. Harry Robertson. Dr. Robertson is a former Air Force pilot and engineer renowned for pioneering innovations in aviation safety and crashworthy fuel systems and serving aerospace education institutions such as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
During the black-tie formal Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony, each presenter will be introduced by emcee David Hartman, former host of ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.”

The 55th Annual NAHF Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony is open to the public by advance registration only. To make reservations or for more information, visit www.nationalaviation.org.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is the only Congressionally-chartered aviation hall of fame in the U.S.

IWASM Dinner

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S AIR & SPACE MUSEUM PRESENTS VETERANS DAY DINNER

Come support your local heroes

 

Cleveland, Ohio – On November 10, 2017, the International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) will host a Veterans Day pasta dinner to honor the local women and men who have served our country. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost for this event is $15. The museum is located inside Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Rd., Cleveland, OH 44114.

Get a chance to hear some of their experiences and thank them for their service to our country. Dinner will be followed by a musical performance by vocalist Jill Bezak accompanied by Jeff Faubert.

We will also be collecting donations of warm clothing and small items to be used as Christmas gifts (phone cards, small alarm clocks, gift cards, etc.) to be distributed to veterans in need through the Louis Stokes VA Medical center and the Sandusky VA retirement community.

Those interested in attending can RSVP by calling 216.623.1111 or online at www.iwasm.org. Seating will be limited.

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum is located in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport, only seconds from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center. The mission of IWASM is to preserve the history of women in aviation and space and to document their continuing contributions today and in the future. In 1986 the museum opened in Centerville, Ohio. IWASM was welcomed to the City of Cleveland, Ohio in 1998. Exhibits are in the lobby at Burke, as well as the west concourse, and are accessible seven days a week. For additional information please visit www.iwasm.org.

NMAAA

Alamogordo White Sands Regional Airport.

New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association (NMAAA)

The Alamogordo White Sands Regional Airport in corporation with the New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association (NMAAA) is extremely proud to announce the fifth annual New Mexico Aviation Aerospace STEM Expo.  The purpose of this event is to expose Middle and High school students to all aspects of aviation.  This spectacular event will be held at the Alamogordo airport on October 5th, 2017 from 0900 to 1500 (that is 9:00AM to 3:00 PM for those non-aviation 24 hour clock folks).  The past four years this expo has been held on Kirtland and Holloman Air Force Bases (AFB).  Due to security issues, these locations limited the number of students and civilian aircraft able to participate.  In 2017, it will be open to more aircraft and students because the location is at a public civilian airport!

This event drew over 2400 students in 2016 to Holloman AFB accompanied by 500+ adults.  They had the opportunity to view 82 exhibits and see over 28 different aircraft including sail planes.  Yes, Jane Lucero (New Mexico State Aviation Division) received a flight in a sail plane, kissing up always brings good will. The students were enthralled by Congressman Steve Pearce relaying his story about his flight around the world.  This Congressman is 100% involved and is always willing to help motivate the students towards a career in the aviation industry.

What to expect in the 2017 Expo?  There are over 144 Mid and High schools invited with an expected attendance of between 2,500 and 3,000 students. We know some of the adults, local service members and even aviators may find a new career path to pursue.  If you want to check out all the excitement come and attend!  Aircraft exhibitors can attend at no fee.  We do need support.  We operate on volunteers and donations.  This helps us pay for logistics and transportation expenses.  You can help us by sponsoring a single bus or covering a group of kids for lunch.   The NMAAA strives to pay for the fuel for the busses to bring the students to the event, and that alone runs into tens of thousands of dollars.  Any financial help is greatly appreciated.  As in past years, this has been by far the largest exposition of its kind in the country!

Exhibiters are adding up fast to exceed last year’s numbers and we anticipate to have over 40 aircraft.  A catered lunch will be provided at a nominal cost (remember the sponsorship?) and the Alamogordo squadron of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets will be providing lots of the service and labor.  One of the many stars of the show will be the Neptune Aviation P2V fire-fighting slurry bomber.  Weather and maintenance cooperating, the P2V will make a fly by including a water drop.  You will be thrilled by the sound of the twin 18 cylinder round engines as it roars by in a low level pass.  These are the only flying P2V’s left and this may be your only chance to see one of these magnificent planes in flight.

Anyone interested in being an exhibitor, sponsoring lunches, needing more information or anything else related to our expo or to receive a pilot’s sign up form, may contact Jim Talbert at the Alamogordo Airport, 575-551-6245, or Mr. Bill Shuert at NMAAA at 505-414-5548 .  For additional information and a history of our event can visit the NMAAA web site at www.NMAAA.net. 

Did I mention, that this is the largest Student orientated STEM Aviation Exposition in the country?  Become a part of the future of aviation by investing in and sponsoring or attending.

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