Special Presentation at Planes of Fame 

Plane of Fame Air Museum
SAT. AUG. 19th, 2017
‘101st Airborne Screaming Eagles’    
Featuring: 6 WWII, Korea and/or Vietnam Veterans
Ed “Doc” Pepping - 101st Airborne, 506th PIR, Easy Company
Bob Izumi
 - 442nd Regimental combat Team & 101st Airborne
Bill Galbraith - 101st Airborne 506th PIR
Paul Martinez - President of 101st Airborne Association So Cal
Robert Crebbs - Master sergeant- Vietnam 101st Aiborne Co. D.
Muriel Engelman - U.S. Army Nurse, Battle of the Bulge

Special Presentation: Saturday August 19th
101st Airborne ‘Screaming Eagles’
 All 101st Airborne Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive FREE entrance to Planes of Fame Air Museum on the Day of the Event!
A speaker panel of distinguished veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period. READ MORE…
Ed “Doc” Pepping - 101st Airborne, 506th PIR, Easy Company : Ed was among the Airborne men on D-Day who parachuted in Normandy. Ed “Doc” Pepping authored the book, “Beyond the Band of Brothers”. Ed is one of the original Band of Brothers depicted in the HBO Mini Series. READ MORE…
Bob Izumi - 442nd Regimental combat Team & 101st Airborne - Three-time war veteran Bob Izumi though reluctant to share his past, has a very storied history worth telling, a story of service that spans WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. As a member of the Parachute Infantry Regiment, Izumi made a total of 318 jumps into Italy, France and Austria, where he went into Adolf Hitler’s hideout. He stood special guard for Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton. READ MORE…
Bill Galbraith - 101st Airborne 506th PIRBill’s company was one of the last companies to jump into Normandy. He met up with a large group of paratroopers from the 501st PIR and joined this fighting force at a spot of an intense battle, which was later called ‘Hell’s Corner’. Later Bill participated in a large offensive executed by the 101st Airborne Division known as the ‘battle for Bloody Gully’. During the attack Bill served as a light-machine gunner, covering the attack. READ MORE…
Muriel Engelman - U.S. Army Nurse, Battle of the Bulge - Muriel Phillips was a US Army nurse stationed in a general tent hospital in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. Her wartime experiences are featured in her personal memoir, Mission Accomplished: Stop the Clock and she is also featured in the U.S. section of Women Heroes of World War II:  READ MORE…
Robert Crebbs - Master sergeant- Vietnam 101st Aiborne Co. D. SPT Bn. – Bob is a Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant, and retired Supervisory Special Agent of the US Dept. of Justice, INS, Border Patrol Service. He served as a combat Medic with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam and later returned to the Special Forces as a Combat Medic. READ MORE…
Paul Martinez - President of 101st Airborne Association So Cal. - Paul parachuted into Normandy in Operation Market Garden and was at the Battle of the Bulge. He currently is the President of the 101st Airborne Association in Southern California. 
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Lancair's Oshkosh Debut

Lancair Mako Debuts at Oshkosh

Following months of intensive development and barely a week of flying time, the Mako arrived at EAA AirVenture to a warm reception.

New Mako shows off her colors at Lancair’s Oshkosh display

Our first Oshkosh show since launching the new Lancair was an amazing, enjoyable, and exhausting experience. Mark, Conrad, and the rest of the Oshkosh team spent some sleepless nights preparing for and working at the show. Despite some last-minute scheduling hiccups with the new exhibit trailer, Lancair’s airplanes and people arrived on time, with the rest of the display following after a brief delay.

After meeting hundreds of new friends and visiting scores of longtime Lancair owners and fans, we came away from the show convinced that Lancair and its customers have a bright future.

The Mako was very well recieved, sparking considerable interest and a number of requests to reserve production slots. We expect to have a projected schedule and performance data for the new plane within the next couple of months.

The LOBO Banquet was also a treat, with a spellbinding presentation from guest speaker, Lt Col Chris Rust, USAF. Rust’s stories of flying the A-10 Thunderbolt II in Afganistan has us on the edge of our seats.

Many thanks to all our friends and supporters. If you didn’t make it to Oshkosh 2017, we encourage you to add it to your plans for July 2018. For more information, visit 

Legacy Gala at Tomorrow Aeronautical 


Great Reviews for ALSIM 

Great Reviews for AL250 at
EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2017

ALSIM, a global flight simulator manufacturer, had great success at its first EAA Airventure Oshkosh held at Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin. Aviation enthusiasts from around the world were able to fly ALSIM’s newest simulator, the AL250.
Dozens of flight school owners, university directors, and general public spoke highly of their simulator experience. One pilot labelled it the “Best sim at Oshkosh 2017.” The AL250 and ALSIM’s team were featured in various media outlets, including Why We, and Flying and Life. The simulator was commended for its realistic visuals, flight controls, and ability to improve a pilot’s skills through a variety of training scenarios.
Click here to read our article on
Click here to listen to our feature on Why We Fly podcast.
Click here to listen to our feature on Flying and Life podcast.
Also at Oshkosh, ALSIM sponsored the 50th Anniversary Event for NAFI (National Association of Flight Instructors). ALSIM will be working with U.S. aviation associations like NAFI in the future to help improve aviation safety and pilot proficiency.
The ALSIM Americas team will next be at UAA’s 70th Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference in Riverside, Calif. Sept. 13-15.

Amazing Doors at Waterloo Airport 

Schweiss Doors Prove to be Premier Choice for Waterloo Airport Hangars

 A city-owned facility has been installing Schweiss doors for 20 years If there was a gathering place for hangar doors, the Waterloo Regional Airport may qualify. Schweiss Doors has been delivering bifold doors to the Waterloo, Iowa airport for the last 20 years, some doors up to 60 feet wide.

The list of Schweiss hangar doors at this city-owned property numbers 13 in all. Six of the bifold liftstrap doors measure 60 feet wide by 21 feet, six inches high, with two more measuring 59 feet wide.The airport is also home to several smaller bifold doors, including four T-hangar bifold doors.

Hangars at the Waterloo Regional Airport are leased by the city to private pilots and corporations. Three of the large hangars house jet aircraft, while others contain multiple planes, floatplanes, jets, and helicopters.

“After we got the first door with the straps, we wanted every door with straps,” said Rusty Zey, airport foreman.

“Another reason was because of Dave Schweiss and his knowledge of the doors. Every time I called, he had the answer for me, and every time I had a problem, he could help me over the phone.

“We love the doors and have told a lot of other people about them. We’ve done cable-to-liftstrap conversions on all but five of the doors. I would never put a cable on anything. I now spend a lot less time in these hangars in the wintertime fixing cables. We also converted some of our cable-operated autolatches to strap autolatches and haven’t had a problem with them since.”

Zey also has a 40-foot by 16-foot bifold liftstrap door on his farm shop. He said he loves it and reports no problems.

Out of the 30 hangars at the airport, six are large bulk hangars and two are used as maintenance shops. In 2008, the city chose to replace four sliding doors on T-hangars with bifold doors. The corporate hangar doors have remote openers, photo eye sensors, walkdoors, and autolatches. Others have manual latches. For some of the doors, Schweiss supplied the sheeting and insulation and did the installation.

“We put a different manufacturer’s door on one of our hangars and we’ve had problems with it ever since we got it,” Zey said. “We had to do a lot of extra work on that door. The quality and construction of Schweiss doors are excellent. We have hangar doors by three other manufacturers. My honest opinion is the quality of those doors doesn’t compare to Schweiss doors. On a scale of one to 10, I give Schweiss a 10. I have and would definitely recommend them to anyone.”

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 


The Livingston Aviation hangar at the Waterloo, Iowa airport is large enough with a big enough Schweiss bifold door to store an assortment of aircraft including this helicopter.

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