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AirFEST Helps Make Dreams Of Flight Reality - WISC, WI
Drew is a graduate of the Wisconsin Aviation Academy, a program that allows high school students to earn a pilot's license. The Aviation Academy is largely funded by the proceeds brought in at AirFEST. Before discovering the Air Academy, ...

Local pilot makes "big" stop at home before turning in Blue Angel ... - WREX-TV, IL
From high speed maneuvers to graceful gliding, for the past three years, Major Drew Hess has been the "flying" force behind the US Navy's demonstration squad, better known as the Blue Angels. But soon this Rockford native's journey will come to an end. ...

Thunder's roar 'awesome,' 'sweet' - Rapid City Journal, SD
Nearby, his 7-year-old brother gave a shy glance his direction and continued playing with a toy plane as they eagerly waited for the performance of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team. The Thomas family drove six hours ...

Hemet-Ryan Air Show takes off after two-year break - Press-Enterprise
By DIANE A. RHODES As clouds burned off over Hemet Saturday morning, they were replaced with white vapor trails coming from some of the aerobatic planes performing at the Hemet-Ryan Air Show. Gates opened at 8 am and, within a couple of hours, ...

Don't miss Air Fair -, NC
Vintage airplanes and antique cars will take center stage Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, at Hendersonville's 20th annual Air Fair, sponsored by the recently enlarged Western North Carolina Air Museum. Festivities are 10 am-5 pm both days. ...

"Thunder on the Rio Grande" air show soars with stunts, speed - Silver City Sun News, nm
For more photos from the Thunder on the Rio Grande air show, visit our online photo gallery. LAS CRUCES - Thousands on the ground got a taste of sky and speed at the first "Thunder on the Rio Grande" air show this weekend at the Las Cruces ...

Partie de tête en l'air pour les amoureux des avions - LaDépê, France
Démonstration en vol de l'A380 qui fait toujours la fierté des Toulousains, voltige aérienne avec les intrépides patrouilleurs de Piper Cub, ou encore la très attendue et prestigieuse Patrouille de France, ont rythmé une journée de haut vol. ...

Texoma 100 air race - KXII-TV, TX
... and first timers at the race, and while there are prizes for the winners of each class, mainly it is just a lot of fun for the pilots. Most of them will be back at the north Texas regional airport for the grace flight air race on October third.

Classes in air aerobatics draw fans - St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO
He teaches a weight turbulence survival training course and how to perform aerobatics. "I get at least one new phone call a day from somebody, somewhere," he said. That's a major reason why Mike Barron, manager of Hannibal Regional Airport, ...

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of being a Horsemen is getting the chance to take people for rides in the P-51 Mustang. At the Luke AFB Air Show, Dan Friedkin and Ed Shipley gave a fighter pilot and his father the ultimate flight.
NEW VIDEO: Riding a Dream Full Circle

US, wreck hunters race to find WWII planes - San Francisco Chronicle, USA
Driven largely by wealthy American collectors, interest in such "warbirds" has grown into a multimillion-dollar frenzy that rivals the most feverish art trend or real estate boom, according to interviews with dozens of collectors, aircraft restorers, ...

Wild blue yonder - Rutland Herald, VT
It was determined that the war bonds purchased by the employees would equal what it costs for a B-25 bomber, so Hurd was ordered to fly a B-25 with the company's name on it over the dedication ceremony. Hurd, chuckling at the memory, said it was great ...

National Museum of the US Air Force among free attractions close ... - The Plain Dealer -
Here are three of our favorite close-to-home freebies: The National Museum of the US Air Force, on the grounds of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, is an aviation enthusiast's dream. The collection of more than 400 vehicles covers more than ...

EAA pilots take Quad City children on Young Eagles flights - WQAD, IL
It was part of the EAA's Young Eagles program , which gives kids between 8-17 years old a chance to fly in a general aviation airplane. Many of the pilots say the looks on a child's face makes the day worth while. "We really enjoy it with the kids, ...

United States - Wisconsin - Southern Wisconsin AirFEST 2009 - Janesville - 05/29/09 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - California - Legends Over Madera Air Show 2009 - Madera - 05/29/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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