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Abbotsford airshow a high-flying success - Abbotsford Times | The Abbotsford International Airshow was a great success despite the bouts of liquid sunshine on Saturday and Sunday mornings, said organizers. Airshow president Jim Reith said though it started out a little grey over the weekend, the skies cleared and attendance soared by the afternoons...

CF-18 Hornet demo team roars in for Abbotsford International Airshow - Abbotsford Times | Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet demonstration pilot Capt. Patrick "Flocho" Pollen is ready and raring to go for the Abbotsford International Airshow this weekend - literally. "I'm strapped into the cockpit as we speak," said the fighter pilot during an interview over the phone with the Times on Wednesday. "I'm making a quick stop in Cold Lake this afternoon . . . then zipping down to Abbotsford right after."...

Snowbirds arrive in Prince Rupert - Northern View | The Snowbirds have arrived in Prince Rupert. The demonstration team, which will be performing a full 40 minute show tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m., announced their presence with a flyover of the harbour and downtown before landing at Digby Island for the night...

Chicago Air and Water Show 2013: Who, What, When and Where - ChicagoNow (blog) | Chicago's most popular festival, the Chicago Air and Water Show returns this weekend for its 55th year of daredevil thrills and death-defying action at North Avenue Beach and along Chicago’s lakefront. Over two million spectators are expected to attend this year's show making it the largest free admission air and water exhibition of its kind in the United States. Enjoy this video preview....

ART NALLS AND THE SEA HARRIER AT THE CHICAGO AIR AND WATER SHOW - myflightblog.com | Think you will miss out on the roar of jets this year at the Chicago Air & Water Show? Think again. Art Nalls plans to pilot the fastest aircraft in the 2013 Chicago Air & Water Show, the Sea Harrier FA2. Nalls shared with me what we can expect from his Harrier demonstration. "My demo is slightly different from the USMC Harrier demo. First, I'm a bit faster. I can easily reach over 600 knots in my first pass, which is over 700 mph. The Marines can't go quite that fast". Nalls continued, "Second, I'm licensed as an aerobatic pilot, while the Marines are not. I plan to do rolls, Cuban 8's, 4-point aileron rolls, as well as the Hover. In the hover, I will back up, go sideways, and pirouette the airplane in the hover. Providing the winds are within very tight limitations, I will also "Bow to the Crowd" which is to point the nose of the airplane toward the crowd, and point the nose down to approximately 45 degrees."...

Sky dancers, acrobats to display skills at Comox Air Show - The Province | It’s not enough Ken Fowler flies stunt planes with partner Eric Hansen for Team Rocket at air shows. He builds planes, too. He’s built five so far, but the next one will be a design of his own. The native of B.C. is the airport manager at Rocky Mountain House, Alta., and teams with Hansen, a dentist in Cold Lake, Alta., in a pair of made-from-kit high-performance Harmon Rocket II planes, known for their great vertical and high-speed aerobatic performances....

Nebraska State Fly-In hosted by Alliance Municipal Airport - Rapid City Journal | As part of Alliance’s 125th year of Building the Best Hometown in America, the Alliance Municipal Airport (AIA) is hosting the 2013 Nebraska State Fly-In on August 17th. There will be no admission fee charged to attend, however a free will donation will be accepted. The first Nebraska State Fly-In was held at the Alliance Municipal Airport (AIA) 20 years ago and is returning this year. Airplanes from across Nebraska and surrounding states will fly into the Alliance Municipal Airport to help celebrate the 21st annual Nebraska State Fly-In, 3rd anniversary of the Nebraska State Veterans Cemetery at Alliance, 70th anniversary of the Alliance Airfield Base and the 125th year of Building the Best Hometown in America....

Angels At The End Of The Rainbow : NorthEscambia.com | In Pensacola, it’s not gold at the end of the rainbow; it’s blue and gold jets. This photo, taken Saturday at NAS Pensacola, shows the Blue Angels jets the end of rainbow. Courtesy photo by Blue Angel Maintenance Chief Bruce Kunke for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Dawlish Air Show update + new video! | Well, the countdown to Dawlish Air Show 2013 stands at just 12 days and, as you can probably appreciate, we’re pretty busy making final plans for the event. There’s a fair bit of info on the site for visitors to the show but today’s update adds some more detail on transport, travel and watching the show....

Relive the high points of the Air Festival with our new book - Bournemouth Echo | WITH Bournemouth Air Festival now just three weeks away, a chance to relive the first five years of the event will soon be yours. The Daily Echo’s new air festival book, in association with Castle Cameras, hits the shelves on August 19, and will make a cracking souvenir for any flying fan. The hardback coffee table-style book contains 176 pages in full colour, featuring hundreds of stunning photographs...

The Heart of Texas Airshow adds to lineup · General Aviation News Staff | WACO, Texas — The Heart Of Texas Airshow, the first air show to take place in Waco in seven years, has added the Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car with pilot/driver Bill Braack, to its lineup of performers. The airshow takes off Sept. 28 at TSTC Waco Airport. Debby Standefer, president of The Heart Of Texas Airshow, states, “we are very exited to be hosted by Texas State Technical College in Waco, flying from their incredible airport, previously known as James Connally AFB, and helping TSTC show off their state of the art Aviation and Aerospace Division (they have a champion flight team of their own) as well as many of the departments and programs TSTC offers.”...

Photos: The 61st annual Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In Convention, EAA Airventure 2013 was a great sucess! · Julie In The Sky | The 61st annual Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In Convention, EAA Airventure 2013 was a great sucess! It was an amazing week at Oshkosh. The weather was lovely and the aircraft amazing! Attendance was comparable to last year with more than 500,000 people visiting. There were 2,341 showplanes icluding 867 homebuilt aircraft, 858 vintage airplanes, 343 warbirds, 130 ultralights, 92 seaplanes, 27 aerobatic aircraft and 24 miscellaneous showplanes. This year was a record total of 821 commercial exhibitors and 914 media representatives on site from five continents!...

Rare Harvard opportunity - Tillsonburg News | The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association invites you to participate in a rare opportunity – a backseat ride over Niagara Falls and St. Catharines Airfest. Also on the Harvard Association horizon, a Fly Day at the Tillsonburg Regional Airport, and in September, the annual Wings & Wheels Family Fun Day....

Spitting Image - Vintage Wings of Canada | ... Though I have known Jean off and on for decades, it wasn't until Vintage Wings of Canada set up shop in his town, that I learned that he has the graphic designer's curse–Warbird Visualization Syndrome – an overriding passion for all things flying and warbirds in particular and the inexplicable desire to turn them into art. Recently, he sent me an image of a partially completed painting of our beloved Supermarine Spitfire XVI. I could see that it was going to be beautiful and I asked him to share with us his thoughts and steps along the way to its completion....

25 Vintage Photos From The Glory Days Of Aviation - Business Insider | Once upon a time, air travel was exciting. Transatlantic flights were novel, and passengers often dressed to the nines -—a far cry from the sweatpants-and-flip-flops travel wardrobes of today. Aviators like Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Howard Hughes were national heroes, and airline stewardesses were considered to have some of the most glamorous jobs in the world...

F-104 Starfighter Veterans on the Ongena Touch-Roll-Touch Maneuver - Warbirds News | You’ve probably seen this video before, Legendary Belgian Air Force Silvers Aerobatic Team member, William “Bill” Ongena performing a touch-roll-touch in a Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, a plane that was infamously difficult to control at lower speeds. Until Bill actually performed the maneuver, it was said to be impossible, though clearly it wasn’t. Bill was the first of very few pilots to successfully perform it, though many subsequently tried, with some dying in the trying. Bill tragically passed away, in of all things, a car accident, well before his time....

Personal Jetpack Awarded Flight Permit · Discovery News | The New Zealand developers of a personalized jetpack said Tuesday that aviation regulators have issued the device with a flying permit, allowing for manned test flights. Martin Aircraft Chief Executive Peter Coker said the certification was a significant milestone in the development of the jetpack, which the company hopes to begin selling next year....

Kids Airbridge program takes off in October · General Aviation News Staff | Using aviation as the motivator, the Kids Airbridge initiative aims to encourage kids in North America and Africa to study aviation history, geography, science, and art as well as to learn how to collaborate to complete common academic assignments centering on aviation....

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