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New Aviation Event - Show n'Shine Fly-In, Cameron Park, CA - Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
This is a great event for the whole family with airplanes and cars on display. There will be food: breakfast and lunch, vendors, kids zone and awards for airplanes and cars. We would like airplanes to arrive by 9:00, if possible and the awards will be presented at 3:00. Go to our website for more information.

New Aviation Event - Fall Fly Days at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison, TX - Saturday - Sunday, Sep 27-28, 2014
Fall Fly Days and Car Show is a fall festival featuring rides in Cavanaugh’s famed collection of vintage aircraft and military vehicles. Families can enjoy games and activities for the kids, Sherman tank demonstrations, concessions, aircraft tours and unique photo opportunities with the aircraft that are not normally available for viewing. Saturday: The Pontiac Southern Nationals Car Show featuring some of the finest Pontiac muscle cars in the Metroplex. Sunday: The American Classic Car Show will celebrate classic and custom vehicles from every era. The event will also host to a rare GATHERING of five to seven P-40 Warhawks in honor of the last official reunion of the AVG Flying Tigers.

Remembering Robin Williams' AOPA moment - YouTube - AOPALive
The world lost a quicksilver mind with the passing of Robin Williams. After his death, we remember some fun he had with the AOPA wings. Video courtesy James Lipton with Inside the Actors Studio.

New Aviation Event - Kamiah Fly In, Kamiah, ID - Saturday, Sep 6, 2014
September 06 2014 Kamiah S73 Fly In breakfast. 9AM to 12AM. Enjoy Kamiah’s Beautiful area and Breakfast. Biscuits gravy, hash browns, scrambled eggs, sausage links. Adults $7.00 Kids $3.00. Flying events will include spot landing, flour bombing, YOUNG EAGLES events for children flights Come enjoy the fun. Fuel 110LL available on site. Contact airport at 208-935-0089

New Aviation Event - Land of Enchantment Fly-In and Airport Open House, Albuquerque, NM - Saturday, Sep 6, 2014
Fly or Drive In to this 24th annual family friendly event. 0700 - 1500. Exhibit Hall, pancake breakfast and burger lunch. Aircraft judging, 3 WINGS safety seminars back country, ADS-B, and FSS s. Fun and learning for kids of all ages! 0800 flag raising ceremony. Highlights expected include the Chile Flight, 1941 Waco, and the CAF Lobo Wing's Fairchild PT-26. Fly in pilots get free meal, bring tie-downs! See schedule, sponsors, and ramp layout on website.

New Aviation Event - Fly/In Cruise/In, Marion, IN - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
The 24th Annual Fly/In Cruise/In will be held Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at the Marion, Indiana Municipal Airport MZZ. The action starts early at 7:00am and runs until 2:00pm. This annual event features antique, classic, homebuilt, ultralight, rotorcraft and warbird aircraft as well as vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire trucks, autocycles, military vehicles and tractors. An all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast is served, with all proceeds benefiting the Marion High School Band. Don't miss this unique event !! Fly/In or Cruise/In !!

A Look Back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 - YouTube - EAA - The Spirit of Aviation
EAA's video staff takes a look back at the amazing week that was #OSH14!

Pilot Destination Update - Blackerby's Hangar 5 Restaurant, Columbus, IN
"Absolutely great breakfasts, wide variety menu, great aviation theme carried out throughout." - Submitted by George.
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New Aviation Event - Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, OH - Saturday - Monday, Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
A nonprofit organization, the Cleveland National Air Show has been Northeast Ohio's Labor Day Weekend since 1964 at Burke Lakefront Airport. One of the premier air shows in the United States, the modern Air Show's roots date back to 1929 when the National Air Races flew in Cleveland. U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the Cleveland National Air Show on Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 31 & September 1, at Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland. Check out three days of aerobatic flying, precision maneuvers, heart-stopping wingwalking and much more in the air. On the ground, climb into the cockpit, walk inside a plane, meet the crews, get an autograph and enjoy the Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart.

New Aviation Event - Branson Airport Fly-In, Hollister, MO - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
We would like to thank everyone for making this a great year for our community. We would like to show our appreciation by giving back. AVGAS $5.00 a gallon and no fees! Win show tickets, eat good food, and take a tour with the Airport Director!

Real Pilot Story: Underwater Escape - YouTube - AirSafetyInstitute
For many pilots, the prospect of crash landing in water is one of the most terrifying things in aviation. Bryan Webster has been there, done that, and says they're right to be afraid. Listen as he tells the tale of a wild flight that ended in the drink, and shares some of the knowledge he's gained in 15 years of teaching water egress techniques.

New Aviation Event - All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast Buffet at the Flying W Airport Patty Wagon Cafe, Medford, NJ - Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet for $10.00 at the Patti Wagon Café, 8 AM to 12 Noon. Includes: Pancakes, Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Fresh Fruit and Beverages: Juice and Coffee

Featured Fun Place to FLY! Culinary Creations Cafe, Montgomery, NY
"The Culinary Creations Cafe is right on the field. It has a great menu ion, plus a wine list. The confections are outstanding. Hours of operation: Sunday Brunch Served 9:00am-2:00pm. Closed on Monday. Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: Lunch Served 11:00am-3:00pm. Friday: 11:00am-8:30pm. Lunch Served 11:00am-3:00pm. Dinner Served 5:00pm-8:30pm. Saturday - 11:00am-8:30pm. Lunch Served 11:00am-3:00pm. Dinner Served 5:00pm-8:30pm." - Submitted by Mike Watson.
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Featured Fun Place to FLY! AQ Chicken House, Springdale, AR
"The best fried chicken in the state! Choice of Pan Fried, Over-the-Coals my favorite, or BBQ. They also serve some of the best ribs, catfish, and chicken fried steak around. Never had anything on their menu that wasn't great. Portions should satisfy anyone's hunger. I always leave with a to-go box. AQ Chicken is located only about 2.5 miles from KASG Springfield Muni, so if you can't get the shuttle, there's always a taxi. Go to the AQ Chicken House website and check out their menu. Whatever you choose, you won't be disappointed." - Submitted by David Monroe.
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Featured Fun Place to FLY! The City of Allegan, Allegan, MI
"We decided to visit Allegan, Michigan after watching a TV episode titled Steak Paradise on the Travel Channel. Among the several restaurants featured was the Grill House which has a grill room where you can pick your steak right from the meat cooler and grill it yourself. It looked like it would be a fun place and we put a visit on our to-do list. Built in 1836, the steakhouse was then a lumber company headquarters and bunk house. Today folks come from all over to visit the now famous restaurant and for good reason. We had a wonderful time and an awesome meal that included grilled filet mignon cooked to perfection by the staff. Fly-in guests are always welcome and owner Marcia's son-in-law loves to talk about flying. I would recommend giving them a day or two notice so they can make arrangements to meet you at the airport or your inn. Now because I am a fan of craft beers, and the Grill House serves New Holland Brewing products oatmeal stout...yum we knew we needed a place to stay. The DeLano Mansion Inn answered our inquiry for a room with an email letting us know that, although they had been full, a no-show had created a vacancy and assured us an airport pick-up would be no problem. Innkeepers/owners Marcia and Kent Neigebauer were fabulous hosts with Kent meeting us at the airport holding a small sign with our names and DeLano Inn. Chuckling he told us I always wanted to do that. The inn, like the restaurant, was built in the mid 1800's. Stepping through the door you are stepping into a time warp where Lincoln is still the president. Immaculately furnished in period decor, if not for the electric lights and air conditioning you may believe you have actually time traveled. Set out at our arrival was a homemade shrimp dip, crackers and lemonade that was very tasty and welcome after our flight. Breakfast the following morning featured a delicious Amish Breakfast Bake along with maple sausage, fruit, coffee, juices, and a baked peach that was just wonderful. Hats off to both establishments and their staffs. We were made to feel welcome and were accommodated in every way. Visit the web sites http://www.delanoinn.com/ and http://grillhouse.net/ for more information." - Submitted by George.
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New Aviation Event - Texas Fly-In, Boerne, TX - Thursday - Sunday, Oct 9-12, 2014
Join Piper/Cessna Flyer and Texas Skyways as they put on a good old Texas Fly-In. Ya'll come for some Texas-sized fun and entertainment, camaraderie, good food, music, and a Vintage Car Show. Multiple vendors will be on site and offering discounts, plus we'll have a flea market and great raffle prizes. You must RSVP to be entered into the raffle. Email or call to register or go to www.txskyways.com. Exhibitors invited include Continental, ECI, Hartzell Propeller, Aviation Laboritories, Garmin, Crystal Avionics, FreeFlight, RD Propeller, Alcor, Dart Aircraft, Cradin Avionics, Falcon Crest Aviation, River City Industries, Jordan Propeller, Georgetown Instruments, JJ Air Parts, Jewlery Vendors, Alamo City Rods. There will also be seminars put on by Garmin, RD Propeller, Aviation Laboritories, FreeFlight, Crystal Avionics, and many more.

New Aviation Event - 9th Annual Jefferson Fly in, Jefferson, TX - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
Airplanes, Food Fun 10 am - 2 pm. Free admission for a day of family fun. BBQ lunch with all the trimmings complimentary to pilots and crew who fly in. Spectator BBQ lunch is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The charming town of historic Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Visitors are extended a warm welcome to visit our many bed and breakfast establishments, historic buildings, museums, antique shops, restaurants, horse and mule drawn carriage rides, riverboat and train rides. Cypress River Airport offers a courtesy car for the short trip into downtown Jefferson.

New Aviation Event - Beech River Regional Airport Fly-In Car Cruise-In, Darden, TN - Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
Annual Fly-In/Car Cruise-In. B17 Sentimental Journey, P51 Red Nose,... more to follow. Food, entertainment.

New Aviation Event - Airport Open House, Canton, MI - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
Calling all aviation enthusiasts to an Airport Open House at 8550 N. Lilley Rd. in Canton from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy the airplane displays, model plane demonstrations and live music. Take a discovery plane ride or helicopter ride charges apply or just enjoy watching the planes taking off and landing.

New Aviation Event - Fly In Barbeque, Vinton, IA - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Fly in barbeque 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. $5.00 per person. PIC eats for free. Come and join us.
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