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Featured Fun Place to FLY! Wildman Lake Lodge, Alaska, Wildman Lake Lodge, AK
"Fly in only, wilderness lodge on the remote Alaska Peninsula. Alaska's Priemier sport fishing lodge. Glaciers, Volcanoes and 1,000 of black sand beaches. Wildlife viewing: Brown Bear, Pacific Walrus, Bald Eagles, Moose, Caribou, Wolves and more. Located 500 miles SW of Anchorage, 65 miles SW of Port Heiden PAPH Elevation 50', RWY 07/25 is 2,800 ft. gravel. Overnight lodging, Meals and Muktuks, guided fishing and wildlife tours. Open June through September. Visit the Wildman Loke Lodge Website for details." - Submitted by Butch.
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New Aviation Event - Aviation Heritage Fly-in 2015 Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Meridianville, AL - Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Save Our Flying Heritage SOFH veteran’s organization is sponsoring a fly-in and static display at the Huntsville Executive Airport KMDQ on 30 May 2015. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation which will be providing rides in a UH-1 Huey and an AH-1 Cobra for a fee. Other organizations participating are the North Alabama Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association NAVHPA, Vietnam Veterans organization, Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark FAA-O, along with other local organizations and companies. It will be open to the public at no charge.
New Aviation Event - EAA Chapter 22 FlyIn - DriveIn Breakfast, Rockford, IL - Sunday, May 3, 2015
Cottonwood Airport Chapter Hangar, Rockford, IL, USA. It's time again for EAA Chapter 22's annual 1st Sunday in May Pancake Breakfast. We are again hosting at our home base 1C8 – COTTONWOOD AIRPORT. We will be serving pancakes, eggs and sausage, along with coffee, milk and juice. A great day of fun for family and friends. Food tickets sold at the door. 5105 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61101
New Aviation Event - EAA 518 Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast, Reedsville, PA - Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
EAA 518 Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast 8 to 11 am.
New Aviation Event - Easter Sunday Breakfast Buffet, Johnstown, NY - Sunday, Apr 5, 2015
Easter Sunday Breakfast Buffet!! 8am-12pm. On the Buffet will be... Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Granola, Breakfast Pastries, Scrambled Eggs, Easter Scramble with peppers, onions cheese, Pancakes with Toppings Bar, Biscuits & Gravy, Honey Glazed Ham, Bacon Sausage, Home Fries, Our Famous Carrot Cake, Coffee, Hot Tea, Juice & Milk. Adults ~ $14.95. Children ~ $7.95 up to 10 years. Under 2 years are Free. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!!!
World Aviation Safety Summit 2015 - Wrap Up Video - World Aviation Safety Summit
The World Aviation Safety Summit was held on 16th & 17th March 2015 at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai, UAE. The summit welcomed over 350 regional officials representing airports, airlines, regulators, and industry stakeholders.
Featured Fun Place to FLY! Selah Ranch Retreat and Frisbee Golf, Talco, TX
"Love life all over again when you immerse yourself in nature at her finest at Selah Ranch. This perfect Christian retreat center provides the gift of time and space – to reflect, meditate, pray, play and forget about the hectic pace of everyday life while enjoying the 1000 acres of lakes, trails, woodlands and wildlife. And two Nationally ranked frisbee golf courses. We all need a physical and spiritual rest, an opportunity to push the pause button and recharge our batteries. At Selah Ranch near Dallas, God has provided a special oasis from the world, while loving staff pampers guests. Locate about 4 miles from the airport and Ranch Owners, Dave and Candy, shuttled us to and from the airport." - Submitted by Cindy Kelly.
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New Aviation Event - 87th Annual Captin Emilio Carrnanza Memorial Service, Shamong, NJ - Saturday, Jul 11, 2015
Every year, the Mt. Holly - American Legion holds a Memorial Service to honor this fallen hero. The 87th Annual Captain Emilio Carranza Memorial Service will be held on Saturday July 11th, 2015 Starting at 1:00 PM. We suggest you arrive at 12:30 with your folding chair so you can find a shady place to view the event and get a close parking spot. There is no rain date, the event will be held even during inclement or severe weather conditions.
New Aviation Event - FAA Safety Seminar at the Flying W Airport - A Good Weather Briefing The Thunderstorm Season, Medford, NJ - Thursday, Apr 9, 2015
What should you do when the weather forecast for your planned flight includes thunderstorms, icing, or marginal VFR? This seminar concerning weather strategies will examine the planning stage of a flight and provide the pilot with the means of recognizing the weather related factors to make an appropriate GO/NO-GO decision. A safe pilot will maintain proficiency in the aircraft they fly and sustain a good working knowledge of the weather forecasts associated with flight. Please register for this event on the attached website. Thank you.
New Aviation Event - Owner Maintenance/ADS-B/Pancakes/Lunch/Tinker Belle C-46, Monroe, NC - Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
CAN I DO THAT? Owner maintenance presented by Charlotte FSDO Program Mgr Eddie Shields. Actual 172 first time oil change - start to finish - YOUR OIL!. ADS-B Future Presented by Jason Miller Co-Founder of Foreflight. Three great safety credit programs presentations start at 0900 and end at 1200. Pancakes 0700 - 0900 and hot dog lunch 1200 - 1300 meals are $5 each. Come tour the 1944 C-46 Tinker Belle. See you at EQY / Russell Hangar - fly. drive or bike on in!!
New Aviation Event - Fly Out to Williston X60, Williston, FL - Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
Meet us at Williston Airport for breakfast at 9:30AM. Always cheap gas and great food at the Pyper Kub cafe.
AMAZING Short Take-Offs with the Zenith STOL CH 750 - Zenith Aircraft Company
Demonstrations of the incredible short take-off capability of the STOL CH750 light sport utility airplane from Zenith Aircraft Company, powered here by the Viking engine. Piloted by Jan Eggenfellner of Viking Aircraft Engines.
Salvador's Flight from Scottsdale to Sedona, AZ in a Cessna 182S
In a cool, sunny and beautiful morning in Scottsdale, AZ, my wife and I decided to take a short cross country trip, what better place to go will be than Sedona, AZ. I called a friend of mine which turns out to be my CFI if he wanted to join, he graciously agree.
New Aviation Event - Young Eagle Rally, Columbus, OH - Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
Kids fly free! Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? You might even dream about being a pilot. If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air. Come take a ride. Youth ages 8 – 17 only. Parent or legal guardian must register the child at the event.
New Aviation Event - Wheels Wings GOF Central Show, Zionsville, IN - Saturday, Jul 18, 2015
Classic MG 1930-55 and Vintage Plane show/fly-in. Come join us at Indianapolis Executive Airport KTYQ for a day of fun. Photo ops for your planes sited with classic MG sports cars. Activities, gourmet food, tech sessions. Free Breakfast for all Pilots of vintage aircraft that fly in. Fly in a day early and be a guest at the GOF Hoosier Picnic - email for details.
New Aviation Event - July 4 Fly-in/Drive-In Breakfast, Penn Yan, NY - Saturday, Jul 4, 2015
Please join us for one of the largest and longest established fly-in/drive-in breakfasts anywhere July 4 at the Penn Yan Flying Club in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country. We offer breakfast, static displays, music, and scenic rides. And the 4th being a Saturday, plan a weekend visiting Keuka and our neighboring lakes, and enjoy our 119 wineries and everything else our region has to offer. 0630-1130, $10 adults/$5 children.
New Aviation Event - FlightSimCon 2015, Windsor Locks, CT - Saturday - Sunday, Jun 13-14, 2015
FlightSimCon is an annual aviation and flight simulation conference designed to bring pilots and flight simmers together in an interactive social setting. Conference attendees have the opportunity to meet other simulation enthusiasts, experience how online flight simulation can benefit student and rated pilots, and engage with exhibitors and speakers to learn about improving their desktop flight simulators.
New Aviation Event - Phillips Field/Cal-Mo Flying Club Fly-In Pig Roast, California, MO - Saturday, Jun 6, 2015
“The best little airfield near California, Missouri!” Get ready to fly or drive to Phillips Field, MO23, near California, MO, for our annual grass strip Fly-in Pig Roast! Cal-MO Flying Club invites anyone interested in aviation to attend. We will provide lots of pulled pork and other food. We’ll have a donation can to raise funds for our nonprofit club. Bring a side dish if you can, we’ll provide plates, plasticware, cups, tea and lemonade. Bring your own tie-downs and chairs, please. We’ll again have kiddie planes and toy planes for hands-on play, and we’ll do the “Pilot Tour” of all planes and pilots before lunch to get everyone in.
New Aviation Event - Pella Municipal Airport Tulip Time Flight Breakfast, Pella, IA - Saturday, May 9, 2015
Annual Flight Breakfast Saturday May 9 from 7am-10am in conjunction with Tulip Festival. Pilot-in-command eats free. Shuttle available to Tulip Festival May 7, 8, and 9.
What is my transponder really doing? - Anthony Arispe - Arispe Aviation
Chances are you have one. You turn it to “Alt” before takeoff. You hit the “ident” key when requested. Whenever there is an issue with it though, you simply smile and nod along not wanting to let on to anyone that you have no idea how it actually works.
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The Commemorative Air Force is coming to Dallas!
The Commemorative Air Force is coming to Dallas!
In June of 2014, the Commemorative Air Force announced that Dallas Executive Airport will be the new location for their national headquarters. They plan to build a world-class aviation attraction at the airport.

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