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New Aviation Event - Yankee Air Museum’s B-17G “Yankee Lady” Flight Experiences, Port Clinton, OH - Saturday, May 30, 2015
Yankee Air Museum's B-17G, Yankee Lady award winning WWII bomber will be visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, OH for flight experiences this year!!! Expected arrival time in the mid-afternoon weather pending in Port Clinton. Flight experiences at the Liberty Aviation Museum during 2015 will be offered in 4 time slots: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm 6pm on the following dates: May 30th, June 24th, July 15th, Aug 5th, Aug 22-23rd. Each flight experience lasts approximately 40 - 45 minutes, of which 25-30 minutes will be in the air. You can make a reservation by going online at Yankee's website,, click on the Book a flight experience tab, scrolling down to the location that you are interested in, and submitting the form online. You may also telephone the Yankee Air Museum at Dave Wright, coordinator 734-483-4030 Ext. 236 to place your order reservation over the phone. Flight experiences on the B-17G are $450 and can be purchased as gifts for others. Rides on the B-17 are $450.00 per person. 30min in air, 15min of briefing and familiarization of aircraft. Ground tours may be available through the aircraft and will be announced prior to aircraft arrival. You are always welcome to call to verify availability of ground tours and if the plane will be at the museum. In inclement weather, the plane will not fly or travel out to the museum so please call before traveling long distances. Any questions, please read the FAQ's on Yankee's page located here
New Aviation Event - Toledo IPMS Plastic Model Show at the Museum!, Port Clinton, OH - Saturday, May 30, 2015
IPMS Toledo Plastic Modelers invites you to join us on Saturday, May 30, for the 2015 North West Ohio Spring Model Contest, Tol-Con 2015. This year’s location is The Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio. ENTRY FEES: Unlimited Entries. Includes Museum Admission. Adults - $20, Juniors 14-18 - $5, Bantam under 14 - FREE! Vendor Tables @ $25.00 each. Vendor Contact: Rick Geithmann, 419 517-4269, Featured this year is an awesome raffle including the chance to win one of TWO rides in the Yankee Air Museum’s B-17 Yankee Lady. Special awards include Best Mopar, Best U S Navy, Best 1/35th scale Armor, Best Jeep, and Best Liberty Aviation Museum Subject. Weather permitting static displays will include Lake Erie Warbirds' TBM Avenger Harvard AT-6 as well as Yankee Air Museum's B-17 Yankee Lady. Flight experiences are available weather pending in Yankee Air Museum's B-17 Yankee Lady. Flights are $450.00 and can be purchased online here: or call Dave Wright at 734-483-4030 ext. 236. Contest categories, rules, entry forms and vendor forms can be found on our web site at
New Aviation Event - City of Port Clinton 1928 Ford Tri-Motor Rides at Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton, OH - Thursday - Monday, May 21-25, 2015
Liberty Aviation Museum's immaculate historic 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT City of Port Clinton/City of Wichita is scheduled to arrive at the Liberty Aviation Museum for flight experiences on May 21-25th, 2015! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner! DATES: May 21-25, 2015, Time: May 21: 2pm-6pm, May 22-25: 10am-6pm, Other dates for the year include: June 30-July 5th, 2015, August 25-30th, 2015, October 12-18, 2015. LOCATION: Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452. Advance Purchase tickets available. Adults $70 Advance, $75 day of event. Children 17 and under: $50 advance and day of event. Pre-book here online: RIGHT SEAT: $125.00, Not available for Pre-booking on EAA's Tour site. Seats can be upgraded the day of your visit if it is available.
New Aviation Event - Seniors Armed Forces Day Hangar Dance, 2pm-5pm, Port Clinton, OH - Sunday, May 17, 2015
Date: May 17, 2015, Time: 2pm-5pm. Complementary Dance Lessons from 1:30pm-2pm. Tickets: General Admission: $20 per person, $35 per couple. Senior Military Admission: $15 per person, $25 per couple. Soft Drinks and Hors D'oeuvres included, 50/50 Raffle. Tickets available in-person at: Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452. 419732-0234 Online: Port Clinton Senior Center, 320 E. 3rd Street, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 419734-1481 Serving Our Seniors Erie County, 310 E. Bolt Street, Sandusky, Ohio 419624-1856 Veterans, active duty, reserve, military encouraged to wear uniforms or period appropriate civilian or military attire! Sponsored by: Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community, Edgewood Manor Nursing Center, Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, Americare Home Health Services, The Commons of Providence, Home Instead Senior Care, American Legion Post 113, VFW Post 2480, AmVets, Stride Mobility, Black Tie Dance Studios.
New Aviation Event - EAA 1247 Tin Goose Chapter Spring Fling, Port Clinton, OH - Saturday, May 16, 2015
Mark you calendars for Saturday, May 16, 2015! EAA 1247 Tin Goose Chapter is holding a Meet-n-Greet Cookout at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio! Date: May 16th, 2015. Hours: 7pm-10pm. Fly in or drive in. Location: FBO Hangar at the airport, not the museum hangar. Come enjoy live music, drinks, ice cream, food! Admission is FREE to all who have an interest in aviation! You do not need to be a member to attend!! Donations are gladly accepted to help offset the cost of the event. While you're here, you can learn more about the EAA 1247 Tin Goose Chapter projects, events, and more!! You can also join the chapter on site if you're not a member!!
New Aviation Event - Trax Air Hangar Cookout, Orlando, FL - Friday, May 1, 2015
Come and meet the staff at Trax Air for a hangar cookout on Friday, May 1st at 6pm. Free food, featured aircraft on display, and an opportunity to learn more about aviation.
Aerobatics training - C3P Center of Flight Perfection in Tahiti - Vincent Roux
This is video was apparently shot in Tahiti over unbelievably beautiful scenery.
Airplane with Reversing Prop - A Plane that goes backwards! -
Here's a video of an amphibious Aviat Husky with an MT Reversing prop. Unbelievable! Finally, reverse in a small airplane.
Boeing Stearman - WarBird Training - Tail Wheel Flying - Grass strip - FlightChops
Steve's time flying a WarBird and it was more awesome than he could have imagined!
The Spartan 7W Executive - Wings
The Spartan 7W Executive was created by the Spartan Aircraft Company between the late 1930s and 1940s. It has an all-metal fuselage with a retractable undercarriage. It great popularity with the well-to-do during that time period.
Using Aircraft Vinyl Graphics - AVweb
A new way to get the look that you want for your airplane using vinyl graphics. AVweb interviews Plane Vinyl at Sun 'n Fun 2015 in Lakeland, Florida.
Airport Update - Flying Dollar, Canadensis, PA
"I'm the owner and manager of 8N4 and just want to invite all area pilots to come and visit the Flying Dollar. There are no landing fees and there is an exceptional mountain view as your reward. There's also a world class hotel and golf course within walking distance, adjacent to airport property. Best time: May to October, conditions permitting." - Submitted by David Turner.
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New Aviation Event - 2015 Low and Slow Fly-in, Jurupa Valley, CA - Friday - Sunday, May 15-17, 2015
Join the Fun at Historic Flabob Airport! Come for a weekend of Open hangars, Raffle Prizes, Fun awards, Hangar flying, New this year: Short Takeoff and Landing STOL Contest. What You’ll Get with Your Registration. Friday: Lasagna and salad dinner FREE if you register online in advance! Saturday: Continental breakfast. Lunch - Burgers and hot dogs. Dinner - Barbecued Tri-Tip. Everyone is welcome!
New Aviation Event - EAA Warbird Badger Squadron 7th Annual Oconto Fly-In, Oconto, WI - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015
The EAA Warbird Badger Squadron Six 7th Annual Oconto Fly-in is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Oconto, Wisconsin Airport, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Warbird aircraft that are planning to attend in 2015 are Yaks, L 19 Bird Dogs, a TBM Avenger, Beech B-18, Corsair Snj5 and various others. In 2014 there were over 50 different types of aircraft that attended. Remote Controlled R. C.'s will fly during the day with a one hour show scheduled at 2:00 pm. The car and tractor show in 2014 had 200 participants from Model A's T's, muscle cars, tractors and everything in between. Vendors, crafters and artisans were in attendance and the visitors enjoyed the variety available. An opening ceremony honoring our Veterans is schedule at 10:30 am. As always a wide variey of food, beverages and desserts will be available. Airplane and helicopter rides will be available for a fee. Ages 12 and under admission is FREE Parking is Free!
Jason Schappert's 31 Day Safer Pilot Challenge
Every now and then you stumble across jewels of knowledge on the internet that you'd completely overlooked before. Jason Schappert's 31 Day Safer Pilot Challenge is surely one of those diamonds!
New Aviation Event - EAA 518 Fly In Drive In Breakfast, Reedsville, PA - Saturday, May 9, 2015
EAA 518 Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast 8 to 11 am.
New Aviation Event - Pancake Breakfast Fly-in, Southampton, NJ - Saturday, May 9, 2015
Pancake breakfast Adult $6 Child $3 8am-11am Pancakes,eggs,sauage,juice and coffee Stearman rides available. Benefit Jack Allen Museum
New Aviation Event - Aviation Parts Sale, Seville, OH - Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
4 buildings with Aviation related parts: Motivated Seller! 1. Office: Instruments, Avionics, Small items, Flight Suits, Aviation tools, CDs etc… 2. White Building: Landing gears, Exhaust Systems. 3. Tractor Shed: Airfoils Ailerons, Flaps etc. Struts, Spinners, Fuel Tank, Gear doors, Cabin doors, more Exhaust Systems etc. 4. Hangar: Seats, Props, Fuel Tanks, Oil, Tie-down anchors, Doors, Manuals etc. Sat. April 25th, 2015, 9 AM to 1 PM ? John Lawton, 8353 Westfield Road off of Route 224 near I-71. Seville, OH 44273, All proceeds will go to support EAA Chapter 846 Wadsworth, OH.
Photo of the DAY - Freedom Flight - Allen Meyer
Sorry for the poor quality, but I took this picture with my cell phone as a passenger inside an Avenger flying in formation over AirExpo 2014 (Minneapolis MN). I was a volunteer and was rewarded with a flight of a lifetime.
Photo of the DAY - EAA Ford Tri-motor in the Fall - David
I went to an EAA Chapter Officers Conference and caught this shot of the EAA Tri-Motor as it was taking off.
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