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The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is an annual event designed to promote and support recreational flying, highlight the latest in sport aviation products and provide buyers and sellers with opportunities to connect. The showcase will be held at the DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) in DeLand Florida. The showcase welcomes all aviation enthusiasts interested in affordable recreational flying, offering a special emphasis on homebuilts, light-sport aircraft and ultralights.

Fall Events Middle America

August 11 ** 2nd Friday Event – Joplin, Mo – Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN) 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM; Join Alpha Air Center for their second Friday Customer Appreciation Lunch. The menu theme varies with the season. For more information contact Shannon @ 417-623-3113 or email info@alphaaircenter.com

August 11 ** 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

August 12 ** Saturday event again this year ** – Oologah, OK – Dog Iron Ranch Airport (OK37) Will Rogers birthplace ranch 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Will Rogers – Wiley Post tribute fly-in. 82nd anniversary of Will Roger’s & Wiley Post’s crash at Point-Barrow – Free admission. Five dollar food coupon and goody bag for fly-in pilot; Warbirds, Experimental, Vintage, & Classic aircraft & automobiles. Several food concessions available. A Special moment of remembrance will be observed at 10:00 AM. Bring Lawn Chairs RWY 17 – 35 2000 feet of good turf surface. CTAF: 122.9 Landing lights on in pattern please. More information: Phone: 918-343-8118 or 918-906-7258. http://www.willrogers.com Check Dog Iron Ranch Face book page if weather isn’t cooperating: www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-Iron-Ranch/112239918792683

August 12 – 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

August 12 – Miller, MO – Kingsley Field (MO9) Hangar Kafe Fly-in or drive in. Antique Airplanes. Free Breakfast for pilots. Bring Tie Downs. Aircraft judging at 11:00 RV Hook ups Available. Security for Aircraft will be provided. Sky Diving every Saturday Spring through Fall. Contact Phone: 417-452-2277 or 417-452-3831. I have a flyer.

August 12 – Walnut Ridge, AR – Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (KARG); Unicom 122.8; AWOS, 135.925 (870-886-2537); Airport Phone, 870-886-5432. The 75th Anniversary Celebration of the WWII Walnut Ridge Army Air Field continues with a FREE Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, August 12, from 8:00 – 10:00, sponsored by Wings of Honor Museum. Enjoy pancakes, bacon, sausage, ham, coffee, milk, juice and fresh fruit. Fuel discounted 10 cents off per gallon on Full Service for August 12th fly-In. (Additional discount for EAA, WINGS, and Military with I.D.) Each Pilot-In-Command will receive a ticket for door prize drawings. Several nice door prizes will be awarded at 10:15 (You do not have to be present to win.) Winners may pick up their prize at the museum anytime through September 9th. WRAAF Anniversary History Books and TEE Shirts available for purchase. For more information, contact Harold Johnson, 901-828-2257, or harold@bscn.com

August 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

August 19 – Berryville, AR – Carroll County Airport (4M1) Third Saturday Event 08:00. FLOUR-DROP & ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST, $5.00! Scrambled eggs, flapjacks, sausage, bacon, OJ. And as always, $2.99 a gallon AV-GAS all day. 870-423-8393.

August 21 ** A Monday Event ** Solar Eclipse. Events scheduled at several airports in the path of totality. Look for a special events email with airport listings within the next few days. If your airport is having an event this is your last day to get the information to me.

August 26 – 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

August 26 – Bolivar, MO – Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17) 8:00 – 11:00 AM Pancake Breakfast $5.00 donation requested gets you pancakes, sausage, eggs, and drink. This is a recurring 4th Saturday event sponsored by the Saturday Morning Breakfast Flyers. Contact Sam email: ssamysun@gmail.com Phone: ???-???-????

August 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 8:30 and goes until everybody is stuffed. 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

August 30 – September 4 – Blakesburg, IA – Antique Airfield (IA27) 47th Annual AAA National Fly-in. Antique Airplane Association Membership is a requirement for admission. If you aren’t already an AAA member never fear you can join on site. Contact me for an AAA event flyer

September 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 $7.00 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

September 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

September 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

September 8 – 9 Harrison, AR – Boone County Airport (KHRO) Hot Air Balloon Festival. GA Fly-in Saturday 10:00 – 3:00. Safety Seminars, Food vendors, Kids activities, Tandem sky-dive jumps available for a tax deductable donation of $500. Balloon activities and music concert Friday evening. Classic auto and motorcycle display on Saturday. Information contact Judy Phone 870-741-6954 or 870-577-5196 Must register for tax deductible Tandem Jump. Contact me for info.

September 8 – 9 Norman, OK – University of Oklahoma / Westheimer Airport (KOUN) AOPA Regional Fly-In. Seminars, Vendor Displays, workshops. Information: https://www.aopa.org/community/events/aopa-fly-ins/2017-aopa-fly-ins/norman

September 9 – Lost Bridge Village , AR (40AR) 11th Annual Fly-in and Car Show, 11AM to 2PM. ** Fly-in to the surfaced, 3150 Ft. airstrip, on the North Shore of Beaver Lake, located 9 NM East of Rogers , Arkansas , (KROG). Recommended landing on 31, takeoff on 13 (Note: Rapidly rising terrain to the North; Trees at both ends and close proximity to the side of the runway.) CTAF 122.8; Elev. 1440 ft. Display of Aircraft/Classic Cars, Motorcycles/Scooters/Boats, etc. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Water and Soft Drinks will be furnished. Enjoy Live Music and Shaded Picnic Tables. For more information or to receive a flier on the event, Contact: Jon Testut 479-359-3204, or Ken Buchheit 479-200-5475 email: kmbnow@sbcglobal.net
September 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

September 9 & 10 – Joplin, Mo – Joplin Regional Airport (KJLN) Airshow For more information contact Shannon @ 417-623-3113 or email info@alphaaircenter.com

September 16 – Oswego, KS – Oswego Municipal Airport (K67) Breakfast 8:00 – 10:30; Lunch 11:00 – 1:00 Meals provided by Oswego Lions Club – Donations accepted. For more information Phone 620-795-4433 Contact me for event flyer.

September 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

September 16 – Berryville, AR – Carroll County Airport (4M1) Third Saturday Event TBD

September 16 – Rogers, AR – Rogers Municipal Airport (KROG) 7th Annual Take Off for Kids charity event!. This is our annual fund raiser for the Wright Flight Program of the Tailwind Aviation Foundation. The event combines a 5-airport poker run (KROG-KGMJ-KHFJ-KHRO-KVBT), spot landing contest, flight timing contest and a flour drop. Fabulous prizes for first through third place in each contest. Start with an 8:00 AM breakfast at Rogers, AR (KROG), finish with lunch and awards at Bentonville Municipal Airport (KVBT). Fee: $75 per person. Bring a co-pilot and passengers! Check out the details, pics of previous events and register at www.take-off-for-kids.com. Advance registration is requested to help us with food planning. You don’t want to miss this one. Contact info: (479) 254-0817.

September 23 – Shell Knob, MO – Turkey Mountain Airport (MO00) 11:00 – 2:00; Judy’s famous $7.00 “MO00 Burger or MO00 Dog” lunch 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

September 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 8:30 and goes until everybody is stuffed. 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

September 30 – Ketchum, OK – South Grand Lake Regional Airport (1K8) Hook N’ Cook Off ~ Airport Event Grounds. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. South Grand Lake Chamber’s 24th annual event will include cooking teams competing for Best Fish, Hush Puppies, and Coleslaw. Tasting kits will be provided and public voting will determine the winners for each category.
There will be live music, vendors and activities for kids. Chamber www.grandlakechamber.org. Info. 918-782-3214. Airport information info@southgrandlakeairport.com

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Info on the upcoming resurrected Breckenridge TX Airshow over Memorial Day Weekend.

P-38
5 Corsairs
3 Sea Furys
5 P-40s
7 P-51s
3 B-25s
2 Wildcats
2 Bearcats
2 A-26s

Tigercat, DC3, C-47 and mmmoooorrrreeeeee! Excited yet?

TBM Avenger
T-6s
Lodestars
Beech 18s
KI-51s
Yaks

CLICK https://www.facebook.com/breckenridgeairshow/

 

 

Wild Bill Air Shots – Steve Bill Hanshew

I Gotta’ be Me
By Steve Bill Hanshew

Caught up in the current Zeitgeist, or “spirit of the age”, I have committed myself to a higher level of self-actualization beyond simple shaving and showering. In the old days everyone was extolled by two-dollar psychoanalysts to fulfill their potential; discover self, to have self-realization, or as the Army co-opted: “Be all that you can be”. The implied precept was that we all have inner potential that needs to be tapped like some vast cavernous field of oil lying deep under the surface just waiting to bubble up. Abraham Maslow, father of the hierarchy of needs, believed that self-actualizers need only to judge themselves and situations with unabashed honesty, free to see reality as it is and not as foisted off on the unwashed public – Self Identify.

This is probably where the whole concept of every boy becoming president came from. The underlying statement was one of: “with the right grit and moxie” you too can do or be anything you want. Unfortunately, this has been upended in the current culture to – feel it-be it – meaning you really don’t have to have the slightest potential, any discernible attributes, or even any DNA recognition, just be what you feel. It’s actually pretty cool; in that you don’t have to do all of that hard stuff it takes – just think it – Be it. Ok.

I’ll give it a try. I got up this morning, looked in the mirror, and said, “Hellooo’ Chuck”, for today I am self-identifying as Chuck Yeager. Funny, I already feel like Chuck; starting to slur my R’s like some hill jack from Bent Fork Hollow, or Holler’ as known by us Yeagers’. I strolled out to the hangar at a slow fighter pilot’s gait, adjusted my RayBans, grabbed a stick of Beeman’s gum, and climbed into the old Super Cub. For the next hour I tried to hit Mach One. I climbed up to 6,000 feet, nosed over, and firewalled it. The best I could do was One Ten (miles per hour that is). The old Cub shook, rattled, and rolled but I could never get it remotely near the yellow. I wanted so badly to call out on VHF that “the old Mach meter must be broke”.

All that was broke was my fun meter. Oh well, guess I’m not Chuck after all. I landed, set down in my chair, and drank a Coke, contemplating my true self. That’s it! I’m not Chuck…Why, I’m Sean Tucker! Besides, Tucker is much more handsome than the Chuck, lovingly adored by women, children, and engine manufacturers. I went inside, brushed my teeth with bleach until they shone like Douglas landing lights, and smiled at my reflection like a lunatic. I mean I smiled. I smiled so big, it made my face hurt. I don’t think I ever smiled like that, but Tucker smiles a lot. I readjusted my RayBans, walked out to the Yak (a marginal aerobatic mount) smiling all the way. Every once in a while I would casually wave at the imaginary throngs of airshow fanatics cheering me on. I even signed an imaginary autograph for one of the hangar cats, who promptly chewed on it.

I climbed in the CJ-6, took off, and headed for 9,000 feet. For the next forty minutes I flung myself against the sidewalls, hit my head twice on the top of the canopy, fell out of more maneuvers that I initiated, and eventually landed green to the gills whereupon I bent over in the grass and promptly threw up. Needless to say the hangar cats were impressed, although there was little hair in the mess. I scratched off Sean. Besides, I got tired of looking like the Joker…and my cheeks were really hurting.

Hey, I always wanted to be an astronaut, maybe that guy Scott Kelly. But I was low on black powder, had two 55 gallon drums in which to make a three-stage rocket, and didn’t feel like shaving my head to stark baldness. Scratch that guy. I sat back down and resumed my contemplation. I don’t want to be me anymore. I want adventure, excitement, adulation, and ten million Facebook friends and ME is just not getting it done. And then for a second the thought went by like two Pitts’ in a devilish horizontal pass. Nah; No way; can’t do it. I mean, I could grow my hair out a little longer. I am a graying blond. Mascara is kind of like pin striping a Starduster. It’s not like she ever wears a dress and she’s got a husky voice. All right stop it! I am not, nor ever will be Patty Wagstaff…PERIOD. Besides, she smiles too much.

Texas Air Show…. May 1 – 3 Temple TX

Randy Henderson and his Texas T-Cart takes you back to the era of old-time barnstorming grassroots aerobatics. The Texas T-Cart is a highly modified, clipped-wing Taylorcraft BC12-D, and first rolled off the assembly line in 1946. Randy spent two years modifying this homebuilt taildragger in his hangar at Cottonpatch Aerodrome in Frisco, Texas.

The wings of the Texas T-Cart have been clipped eight feet for a total wingspan of twenty-eight feet, and is powered by a 180 horsepower Lycoming engine. It also has an inverted fuel system especially designed fRandy Handersonor aerobatics, as
well as a smoke oil system that Randy uses during all of his air show performances.

Watch in awe as Randy demonstrates a truly exciting “Texas Style” air show performance. This Kid from Cottonpatch performs “Aerial Ballet” over air show center with signature maneuvers including The Texas Two-Step, the Texas Turn, and the Texas Touchdown, all choreographed to relaxing music.

FLY-LOW JUNE NOW IN FBOs….

The new issue of FLY-LOW has just arrived at airport across the entire fifty states.  Our cover features Buck Roetman at the Dillon Air Show….  Eagle photo provided by Jim Gaston and the air shots by Steve Nelson.

America’s Fly-In Events

March 16 – St. Clair County Airport in Pell City AL, will have a fly-in on march 16th next year. It is to note KPLR’s 50 years of service to St Clair County and raise funds to help our veterans. There will be plane rides, food, door prizes, live music, events for kids. one of the plane rides is to be a 1943 Boeing Stearman Model 75.

For more information n237dt@mail.com  or call 256 589 0756 Lanny Merrit

Ongoing event:
The Ocean City Aviation Association (OCAA) is conducting the following ongoing event:
Saturday Morning Fly-in breakfast ongoing event, at the Ocean City Maryland’s Municipal Airport (OXB), 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast, light lunch. Cost: Donations for the Ocean City Aviation Association›s (OCAA) restoration of the Huey helicopter mounted on the Veteran›s Memorial display, located near the terminal building. Contact: Coleman Bunting, 410-726-7207, or Airport Operations, 410-213-2471

Hello!  Could you please add this event to your calendar?
Thanks!
Khyentse

We are very excited to announce the 3rd annual 1940’s White Christmas Ball taking place at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum on Fri Dec 7th 2012!  We have outgrown our two previous venues and are making this beautiful museum and 1940’s hanger our home!Attendees can spend Christmas 2012 at an unforgettably magical 1940’s Holiday party!  Featuring performances by The Hot Tomatoes Big Band, Bing Crosby, Danny Kayne and Haynes Sisters re-enactors from the movie “White Christmas”, Scrooge, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, Old Hollywood Pin Ups and much more.

Don’t forget your dancing shoes, the dance floor spans the entire building and attendees get to dance right in between the WWII Airplanes, 40’s and 50’s movie set props and lights, sleighs, re-enactors, Christmas trees and you can even visit the old Lowery Air Force base tower!  This is going to be one of the most unique and exciting events this Holiday season!  The 1940›s Ball events are consistently selling out in advance from word of mouth and we expect the 1940’s White Christmas Ball to  do the same.  Please see below for our updated schedule highlights.Cheers,

Wings over the Rockies Museum, 7711 East Academy Boulevard  Denver, CO 80230
(303) 360-5360

Khyentse James

May 18 – Armed Forces Day Celebration and Fly-in at Curtis Field in Brady Texas sponsored by Morgan Military Aviation Museum will be held on Saturday, May 18th 2013, (assuming the Mayans got it wrong), so please save the date!! We are starting the planning even earlier and we have had a lot of volunteer interest as well as participant interest. We will be getting back in touch with you with further details as they are planned and confirmed, but please feel free to notify us with any ideas and/or concerns and please start spreading the word. We want this year to be even bigger and better, and have plans for another great hamburger lunch, and of course the wonderful WW II style hangar dinner and dance to cap things off. Thanks so much for your support and interest!!

 

Salute to Veterans Airshow 2013

SALUTE TO VETERANS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ITS

QUARTER CENTURY CELEBRATION IN 2013

2013 THEME:  “25 YEARS OF HONORING AND REMEMBERING”

Columbia, MO:  For the past Quarter Century it has been our privilege annually over a 6-Day Celebration to Honor and Remember the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as our Allies, and to thank them for giving us the greatest gift of all:   Freedom!

Returning for the QUARTER CENTURY CELEBRATION as the “Signature Aircraft”, and performing  a thrilling and dramatic aerobatic demonstration at the FREE two-day Airshow at Columbia Regional Airport on May 25-26, 2013 is the famous WWII P-51 Mustang:  GUNFIGHTER.    It made history as the very first aircraft to fly down Broadway over the 1989 Salute to Veterans Parade 25 years ago.

Put May 22-27, 2013 on your calendars for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and thrill to all the events over the 6-Days including planes, parachute teams, the Honored Guests and Volunteers Banquet at MIZZOU Arena, the Salute to Veterans Parade and the many military heroes who will join us for this very special unique Celebration.