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Category Airshows

My 2017 Oshkosh Pilgrimage

By: Category: Airports Around the WorldAirshowsEAA AirVentureSpecial Event

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To some it is called AirVenture, others refer to it as EAA, for a few it is just plain Oshkosh. No matter what you refer to it as, to the Aviation Enthusiast it can be summed up in one word, “home”. Oshkosh Wisconsin is located in the Fox Valley and is 89 miles Northwest of Milwaukee or 56 miles Southwest of Green Bay. Oshkosh is a college town with the University of Wisconsin maintaining a huge campus here. In 2016 a little under 67,000 people were permanent residents. Oshkosh’s airport, Wittman Field or Wittman Regional Airport is typical for a city of this size, but looks are deceiving. Wittman has 4 runways, the longest being Runway 18-36 is 8,002 feet long. This allows aircraft as large as the A380, 747-8F, B-52, and C-5 to operate in and out.

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The Stewart – New York Air Show in Review

By: Category: AirshowsLuke AFBMilitarySky Writing

   

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Here's a story about a now firmly-established, mid-sized U.S. East Coast Air Show with a good cross section of local and national aviation talent that always is entertaining. The 2017 New York Air Show blasted into Stewart International Airport, New York, on Saturday and Sunday July 1st and 2nd, 2017. It was a big hit! Normally it's pretty quiet up here at Stewart, about five miles west of the Hudson River near the city of Newburgh, an old industrial town right on the river...Read More

“Hornet Zero One” Carries Canada 150 Color Scheme With It This Year

By: Category: AirshowsSpecial paint

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If you are anything like me, I enjoy seeing special paint schemes on fighter aircraft. Arguably, nobody is doing it better and more consistently than than the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Every year before the airshow season starts I anxiously await what supreme design will adorn the RCAF CF-118 known as ‘Hornet 01’. This years design theme is ‘Canada 150’ , a celebration of the nations 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The specially painted CF-118 Hornet features the official logo for 'Canada 150' placed throughout the design. The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf...Read More

Ed Maloney’s Legacy – Chino Air Show 60 Years Later

By: Category: AirshowsFormation FlyingMuseumsPlanes of Fame Air MuseumWarbird

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Legacy. Everyone leaves one and every person has a choice in how theirs will be defined. By a person’s actions, they determine how they are to be remembered. While everyone experiences some degree of success in this endeavor, some accomplish this in spectacular fashion. One of those people, the late Ed Maloney created a lasting tradition of excellence within the warbird community that is simply unrivaled. Now, 60 years later, that tradition once again manifested itself in a magnificent airshow in Chino, California. In the mid 1950’s Ed began acquiring some of the aircraft being rapidly cast off by an equally rapidly advancing United States Military. Unable to simply let these aircraft be discarded and scrapped, Ed opened the first museum with 10 aircraft in 1957...Read More