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Friday
Aug172018

August 25 at Planes of Fame

Plane of Fame Air Museum
            SPECIAL EVENT
SAT. AUG. 25th, 2018
 
Special Event for Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Lifetime Members!
 
Ever wonder what it  feels like to sit in the cockpit of one of America’s most famous warbirds?  Here’s a chance for you and up to 3 of your guests to put yourself in the pilot’s seat of Planes of Fame Air Museum’s P-51D Mustang “Spam Can”. The Planes of Fame Open Cockpit Day gives members the chance to explore the exciting field of aviation by getting up close and personal with this historic aircraft. Not a Silver or above Member? You can upgrade your membership to add your name to the guest list. This will be an RSVP only event. For more info, to upgrade or RSVP please contact: Liz Esparza 909-597-3722 x120  liz.esparza@planesoffame.org  READ MORE
(Aircraft subject to change without notice) 
 
Living History Flying Day September 1st
‘Air War Over Vietnam’
Featuring the AD-4 Skyraider
 
SEE THE AD-4 SKYRAIDER FLY!
All Vietnam Veterans will receive FREE
admission to the Living History Event!

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Planes of Fame ~ Chino Airport
909.597.3722 ~ www.planesoffame.org
Museum is Open to the Public, General Admission: $11, 11 yrs and Under $4, Ages 4 and Under : FREE! (excludes special events)
 
 
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FREE Special Event Admission for Planes of Fame Silver, Gold, Platinum and Lifetime Members!
Not a Silver or above Member? You can upgrade your membership to add your name to the guest list. This will be an RSVP only event. For more info, to upgrade or RSVP please contact: Liz Esparza 909-597-3722 x120  liz.esparza@planesoffame.org 
 
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BECOME A MEMBER OF THE PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM! Planes of Fame Air Museum, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. By becoming a member today you help us sustain our efforts to Keep ‘em Flying! Click Here for Info
 
 
PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM DIRECTIONS
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14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710
(Corner of Merrill & Cal Aero Drive, Chino Airport)
 
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Friday
Aug172018

Lancair Rally 

Sneak Peek

Rally Leg 3
Sept. 2018

 
Paso Robles, California | September 27 / 28 / 29
 
 
 

Leg 3: Land in the heart of California wine country

Hosted by EAA Chapter 465, the Paso Robles stop promises to engage all your senses - from stunning scenery and historic tours to delicious meals, elegant wine tasting and fun with friends - new and old.


After an invigorating flight from Sedona, AZ, you’ll arrive mid-afternoon at KPRB airport, where you’ll have a chance to meet and compare notes with other Lancair rally participants. Here are a few highlights of the stopover:
  1. Meet and greet on arrival Thursday Sept 27 PM with a welcome evening event in downtown Paso Robles, after arrival and registration;
  2. Friday Sept 28: technical presentations after breakfast followed by visits to aviation and pioneer museums, and afternoon wine tasting at Sculpterra and Eberle winery, including a cellar tour and barbecue;
  3. Saturday Sept 29: AM pancake breakfast at the airport, briefing for the next leg of the Rally, and departure mid-morning to the next Rally stop in Redmond, OR.
 

Hotel Information

Camping Opportunities

  • Camping is available at the Airport

Fuel Discounts

  • Gas discount for aircraft available (0.25 off self- serve price)

Registration information

  • Register by August 27

Registration and payment is handled by Lancair International LLC.

To obtain information on booking your hotel, paying registration fee and more, pre-register here.

GREAT AMERICAN LANCAIR RALLY


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - September 24 - October 5, 2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

The Great American Lancair Rally is open to all Lancair owners, potential owners and interested aviators.

Fly the entire tour or join just for a leg or two. Either way, the Rally promises loads of fun, fellowship and flying. With a focus on flexibility, participants are free to fly a single leg or the entire 6-leg excursion. Whatever your schedule permits, you’ll enjoy sharing stories with fellow owners & pilots, fine-tuning your Lancair skills and discovering America from the air.

This first-of-its-kind gathering is an opportunity to educate, inform and explore amazing locations in the Western part of the U.S. The daily schedule will be flexible - in most locations starting with a ramp walk upon arrival, an evening presentation, morning briefing and TONS of fun and flying!

Visit the website and view the complete RALLY SCHEDULE.
Monday
Aug132018

Valuable Experience

By Eric McCarthy 

Many of my aerial photography (spyglassaerials.com) assignments take me through or into Class Bravo airspace in the Los Angeles, San Diego, and even San Francisco areas. I fly out of Palomar Airport (KCRQ) in Carlsbad, Calif.; some of my flights are relatively local, while others are 3-400-mile cross-countries – in a Cessna 172, that’s a long flight! It occurred to me during one such long flight with a newly minted private pilot, that this was a really beneficial experience for him - experience I wish I had had as a new pilot. 

Much, if not practically all, of the training most aspiring aviators receive is, justifiably, focused on flight maneuvers, take-offs and landings, pattern work, navigation, regulations, radio work, weather, etc. I don’t mean to minimize the importance of these training regiments – there’s a lot to learn and basic airmanship is clearly more important at that point than learning how to fly in complex airspace. Some might even argue that it would be a detriment to a student pilot’s training to expose them these environments. After all, some pilots flying in remote rural areas might never even have to contact ATC… 

But, for reasons of efficiency and cost-containment, a lot of the time is spent bouncing around local-area airports (see what I did there? CFIs will get it…at least mine would!), with maybe a few longer-legged flights to demonstrate navigation and satisfy training requirements. Truly long-distance cross-country flights are just too time consuming and costly to undertake in the training environment.

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Monday
Aug132018

Skies to Stars: The Galactic Fly-in

By Ed Downs

 

As some readers may know, this writer is a great fan of amateur astronomy and astrophysics, occasionally penning this column titled “Skies to Stars.”  The column’s theme is to relate astronomy with flying, as they have much in common.  The purpose of an airplane is, after all, to enable travel.  Aviation has opened the airman’s world to wonderful cross-countries and globe circling adventures.  It is no wonder that this writer’s childhood desire to see far off places would result in an aviation career and lasting interest in astronomy and space travel.  You see, astronomy offers the greatest cross-country adventure one can experience and still be earthbound.  While the average aviator flies for hours to see different sights, the telescope traveler can overcome lightyears in a matter of minutes to see billions of years back in time, or perhaps just hover 700 miles above the Moon’s surface, admiring the mountains, valleys and lava “seas.”  July was an exciting travel month for many atmospheric dependent aviators, with both the Arlington Fly-in and EAA AirVenture within just days of each other.  The excitement, comradery and just plain fun of a fly-in is hard to beat.  This writer missed these two great shows but did attend a truly fun event, which brought aviation and astronomy even closer together, a “fly-in” experience that was unexpected and tremendously satisfying.  Allow me to share.

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Monday
Jul092018

Breckenridge Airshow 2nd Act of the Resurrection

By Nick Viggiano 

Three Cats and a CorsairMemorial Day Weekend 2018 marked the 2nd Breckenridge Air Show since it’s resurrection in 2017. The show put on by the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce and Ezell Aviation was again a tremendous success, as it should be with two headline acts!

As most warbird fans know, the Breckinridge Air Show started in the late 1970’s as a little fly-in, party for air show performers. The founder and driving force of this fly-in, that turned into the best WWII warbird airshow was Howard Pardue, along with his employee “Fast” Eddie Holms.  

Howard, a native son of Breckenridge and former Marine Corps aviator would fly his warbirds to other airshows with the agreement that they would attend his. And so that is how the west Texas town of Breckinridge came to host one of the best airshows in the country.

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