Have Fun at the Truckee Tahoe Airshow 


The FREE Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival
Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Here’s a sneak preview of some of this year’s highlights:

Red Bull race pilot, Kirby Chambliss, one of the top 15 aerobatic pilots in the world, along with the Red Bull Air Force Wing Suit Team (the guys who appeared in the most recent Point Break movie!) plan to fascinate fans. And, to top things off, two of the wing suit team jumpers are Tahoe locals, Charles Bryan and Mike Swanson. An owner of Skydive Truckee Tahoe Inc., located at the Airport, Swanson is a four-time world champion in free-fly skydiving with more than 22,000 jumps under his belt.

The Suddenlink sponsored STEAM Expo is the place where people can enjoy free, fun, and educational hands-on exhibits specializing in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The Suddenlink STEAM Expo allows children and young adults to engage in interactive activities with experts in STEAM and learn about career opportunities too. 

At the Airshow, plan to sign-up your child (ages 8 to 17) in the Experimental Aircraft Association building to take a free flight on Sunday, July 9. Experienced volunteer pilots and ground crew from the EAA Truckee Chapter 1073 Young Eagles Program bring the thrill of flight to young people


This free family event is presented by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.


King Schools Third Dimension 

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The Third Dimension
Our Fascination and Fear

John and Martha King

It was a whole new world to us. From the air, John and I saw the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and what was to become our new home town in California, all on our first cross country after we got our licenses. We were hooked. From that time on our lives were different. Our love affair with flying only became more intense over time.

What makes flying so special? There are so many things. It provides such spectacular views. It allows personal travel at great speeds unimpeded by the limitations of roads. It is deeply rewarding, because it engages you so completely and uses so many aptitudes. But at the core it is the mastery of the third dimension that changes everything….

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Article appeared in Flying Magazine by Martha King


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Planes of Fame This Weekend 

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MAY 6-7, 2017
Start your Air Show Weekend Early
Planes of Fame Air Museum opens at 10 am on Friday May 5th! Regular admission to the Air Museum includes a tram ride out to the Air Show area as well as access to Planes of Fame Air Museum. Aircraft will be arriving throughout the day and practice sessions start at 1pm!
The Planes of Fame Air Show WILL happen RAIN or SHINE!  Our determination to put on the best show possible will not waver! When it rained back in 2011 we held out and sure enough, the rain stopped just in time for us to have a full airshow with gorgeous clouds! 
The Air Show will feature over 50 historic aircraft performing for your enjoyment!
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SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 6-7 2017   8 A.M. – 4 P.M.
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Schweiss Doors Easy Splice Connections 

Schweiss Doors Now Offers Quick, Easy “Splice Connections”

Schweiss Doors is proud to announce the invention of its new hydraulic door Splice Connection system. Schweiss engineers came up with this one-of-a-kind Splice Connection that allows the doors to be broken down, shipped, and easily assembled at a fraction of the cost. 

The highly engineered, patent-pending Splice Connection allows the installer to easily slide both hydraulic door sections together and secure corresponding splice plates with bolts. No welding is necessary, and the splice connection is literally self-aligning for effortless and quick-field assembly. Customers like the fact that the door can easily be shipped or picked up from the factory. Best of all, it makes large over-width doorframes extremely sturdy. 

One dealer said, “With this innovative system, you’re not dealing with costly over-width permits. Shipping those huge doorframes can be dangerous and illegal when not complying with DOT regulations.” To learn more, please visit the Splice Connections page on the Schweiss Doors site: .

Schweiss Doors is the premier manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors. Doors are custom made to any size for any type of new or existing building for architects and builders determined to do amazing things with their buildings, including the doors. Schweiss also offers a cable to liftstrap conversion package. For more information, visit .


Flying Into Writing: It’s All About Your Perspective

By Eric McCarthy

Corrizo Plain and hills in bloom as far as we could see. (Eric McCarthy)Cruising along serenely with my friend and fellow CAP squadron-member, Derek, we passed over the LA Coliseum at 8,500 feet en route to Van Nuys VOR (VNY). We were flying up the Central Valley for one of my photo missions in my friend, Rich’s, Cessna. It was a beautiful day with few clouds and unlimited visibility. We had a bit of a headwind as we traversed the mountains on V107 north of the Fillmore VOR (FIM), and had been anticipating some turbulence, but it never materialized, and we were able stay at 8,500 feet for the crossing.

There’s some pretty inhospitable territory in those mountains, with not many options for an emergency landing. Subconsciously, I began to “cheat,” adding a little “insurance altitude” by climbing to 9,000 feet; Derek called ATC to request a block of airspace between 8,500 feet and 10,000 feet. Other than the airliners passing way overhead and a couple of business jets on their way to Van Nuys (KVNY), there was no other traffic, so our request was immediately granted.

Entering the Central Valley south of Taft, the scenery changes dramatically – from rugged, forested mountains to rolling hills and flat agricultural land that stretches to the horizon. Much of the land below us throughout this area has been scarred by oil production, a pock-marked labyrinth of drilling sites, empty pads, and storage facilities, but to our left is a spectacular view of the Southern Coastal Range and Carrizo Plain in full bloom. The recent winter rains brought out the vibrant greens and brilliant yellows of the wildflowers covering the hills and valleys as far as the eye could see! These hills and valleys are usually a monochromatic tan suede color, so to see them in bloom like this was quite a treat!

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