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Monday
Oct112010

NBAA's Convention Brings More Than Economic Benefits to Host City 

With tens of thousands of Attendees, NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention brings an injection of economic activity to the event’s host city each year. This year, the 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) is expected to draw approximately 25,000 Attendees to Atlanta, GA.

The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) estimates the Attendees at NBAA2010 will provide a direct economic impact of $29 to $34 million to local businesses.

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Monday
Oct112010

Record-Setting Wings Over Wine Country

By Hayman Tam

The Chinese-designed Nanchang CJ-6 first flew in 1958. (Hayman Tam)More than 24,000 airshow fans helped to make this year’s Wings Over Wine Country Airshow the best one put together by the Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) in Santa Rosa, Calif.  This two-day show takes place at Charles Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) and has been the museum’s major fundraiser for 14 years.  The cloudy skies cleared and the temperature was perfect, just right to put in earplugs and sunscreen and enjoy the festivities.

The flying got off to a small-scale start with exhibition flights of radio-control planes by local modelers. One memorable creation was a flying doghouse complete with Snoopy perched on top, gunning for the Red Baron.

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Monday
Oct112010

The Flight of the Century: Lucky Lindy's Dark Side

Book Review

By S. Mark Rhodes

Charles Lindbergh remains probably the most famous aviator in US History due in no small part to his historic and daring solo transatlantic flight in 1927.  However Lindbergh’s racist tendencies open sympathy to the Nazis and poor record as a family man obviously complicates Lindbergh’s life and legacy. Lindbergh’s life and his influence on aviation in particular has been rendered in all its contradictions in Professor Thomas Kessner’s The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation (Oxford University Press).  Professor Kessner was nice enough to correspond via email with Mark Rhodes of In Flight USA about his book, Lindbergh’s influence on American aviation and whether or not he and Lindbergh might have been friends.

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Monday
Oct112010

Dennis Buehn Dominates the T-6 Class in 2010 and Gets the Gold

By Alan Smith

(Jerry Maxwell)Dennis Buehn of Carson City, flying his #43 Midnight Miss III  practically owned the T-6 class in 2010. He won both Gold heat races the days before windy Sunday at speeds of 237.904 and 241.247 mph and was followed by John Zayak in his #37 McDonald Racer at 231.128 on Thursday and 234.927 on Saturday. Surprisingly, expected strong contender Nick Macy in his #6 Six Cat  was disqualified on Saturday for a deadline cut at the start of Saturday’s heat race. And on Thursday he dropped out after one lap. I certainly was not the six time Gold winner’s year.

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Monday
Oct112010

A Bird's Eye View of Northeastern Washinton State Via Triking

Trike landing. (Spokane Regional CVB)By Roy A. Barnes

When Denny Reed of Backcountry Aerosports www.trikeschool.com of Cheney, Washington was first introduced to a trike, his reaction was quite negative. He refused to set foot in what he deemed a “flying weedeater.” But as time has passed, Reed has become one of the Light Sport and Ultralight Aircrafts’ best human friends, taking willing flyers like myself up, up, and away in his $60,000 motorized and natural flying machine that has a 7:1 glide ratio. It reaches speeds of 40-60 mph, and has a 34-foot wingspan and 10-foot fuselage, plus a range of 270 miles. The experimental aircraft can be transported in a pick up and set up in 40 minutes.

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