Category Fly-in

Coolidge Feb 2013

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I finally got a chance to go to Coolidge. Between school work and a messed up sleep schedule I hadn’t had a chance to. Plenty of planes including some interesting biplanes, as well as plenty of Canadian registrations. From what I hear March is the best due to the Cactus Fly-In, which is held the same weekend in nearby Casa Grande, so warbirds go to Coolidge in the morning and then fly to Casa Grande.

Here...

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Embry-Riddle Octoberwest 2012 Fly-In

By: Category: Fly-inPrescott

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As part of Embry-Riddle Prescott’s homecoming (OctoberWest) festivities, a fly-in was held at the Prescott Municipal Airport’s flight line. The fly-in had planes that flew in for the event and some that just taxied in. The planes were pretty unique, they included a BAC Jet Provost, a Gulfstream G-IV, a Nanchang CJ-6. A nice contrast from last year’s event, in which several planes were more common Cessnas, Grummans, etc. There was a very traditional pancake/waffle breakfast prepared by the local EAA chapter and a barbecue lunch prepared by the Alumni Association (I believe).

The remarkable display was the Larsen Motorsports jet dragster, built by Riddle students, which completed a short run on taxiway F, however, not at full power.

Oh, and that Lancair N44AZ… it has a Mazda 20B Wankel engin...

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Cactus Fly-In 2012

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Last Friday and Saturday the Cactus Fly-In was held in Casa Grande (CGZ). One of two fly-ins in the area that that, the other being the monthlt Coolidge Fly-In, it was packed with fun and lots of airplanes. I was able to squeeze those two events and a visit to Sky Harbor all the same day (as well as the drive to and from Prescott), mainly to see how much I could handle and also for the variety.

Now, those that know me well probably have heard that I have been chasing a particular plane for almost a year now, and that was the main reason I HAD to drive down to the fly in...

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