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New Aviation Event - B-17, WWII Bomber Aluminum Overcast visiting Southeast NC, Oak Island, NC - Friday - Sunday, May 1-3, 2015
Unique opportunity to see a World War II, B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber. Ground walk though the airplane tours available free to active duty and veterans. Virtual Tour and Flights also available. Advance reservation and pricing available at www.b17.org. Single seat or group rates. Free outdoor movie night on Friday free Brunswick Big Band Concert on Saturday night.

New Aviation Event - Wings and Wheels Fly-in and Car Show, Oak Island, NC - Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
2nd annual Fly-in and Car Show. West Ramp Goodie bags for first 50 aircraft and 75 show cars. Show car fee, $10. All you can eat pancake breakfast $5. Landing competition. Earlier in the day, the town holds their Oak Island Lighthouse Run 1/2 Marathon, 5K and 10Ks, only 4 miles from airport. Later in the day, the town holds 'Phlock to the Beach event on the west ramp. This is a Jimmy Buffett-eske series of activities including a 5 hour concert featuring Buffett music. Admission. Event held the Saturday before Sun N Fun and is a good way for pilots to start their trip. Nearby hotels and on-airport camping available.

New Aviation Event - Tail Wheel Fly-In Safety Seminar, Independence, IA - Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
Start the year off right by attending our 1st annual Tail-Wheel Fly-In Breakfast! All aircraft, friends, and family are welcome to attend. We will have breakfast served from 7am-12pm, with many activities going on during the event. Starting at 10am, there will be a safety seminar hosted by Jonathan Walter discussing the 'sticky' points of tail wheel flying. The seminar will be hosted in the upstairs conference room of the main terminal. FAAST Wings Credit Available! Awards will be given to the following categories: - Oldest Tail Wheel Aircraft - Classiest Tail Wheel no black ties needed! - Farthest Traveled Tail Wheel. Discounted fuel prices during the event! For more information or to RSVP, please call 319-334-4000

New Aviation Event - Second Saturday at WAAAM Air and Auto Museum, Hood River, OR - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
The Second Saturday of each month the WAAAM Air and Auto Museum opens the doors to roll out and run some of its antique airplanes and cars. Visitors watch airplane operations up close and may get to ride in old cars too. Open 9-5. Activities 10-2. Lunch 11-1. WAAAM is located three miles from downtown Hood River at 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031. Call 541 308-1600 for more information or visit www.waaamuseum.org

New Aviation Event - EAA Chapter 35 Spring FLY-IN BREAKFAST, San Antonio, TX - Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
Come Join EAA Chapter 35 for Breakfast! Free for those who fly in! We'll begin serving about 0800. See Y'all then!

New Aviation Event - 3rd Annual EAA Chapter 35 / San Geronimo Airpark Open House, San Antonio, TX - Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
Rescheduled from January! Please join EAA Chapter 35 and the San Geronimo Community as they throw open their hangar doors. There will be a hangar to hangar hayride and a progressive lunch. Free for those who fly in nominal donation for the rest. This is a great chance to see a variety of projects in all stages of construction or restoration.

New Aviation Event - EAA Chapter 35 Monthly Gathering, San Antonio, TX - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
EAA Chapter 35 Monthly Gathering. Lunch provided FREE for visitors who fly in! Lunch will be 11:30. Featured Program will begin about 12:30.

New Aviation Event - EAA- Big Bend Chapter Meeting and Fly-In, Presidio, TX - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015
Big Bend Chapter of the EAA will be hosting breakfast with pancakes and other sundries. Plan to arrive at 9:00 AM or as close to that time as possible. Anyone interested can participate in a tour afterward. The cost of the tour is $150. This is a flat fee so the more people sign up the cheaper person it is. We will need to know who is going to come so we can plan accordingly for food. Also we need to know who will want to go on the tour so it can be scheduled with park staff. The video of last year's event and tour is still up at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C39FJV6LEo so people can get an idea of what they can expect.Please let us know if you plan to attend. The airport is a public use airport. Identifier is 3T9. Transportation from the runway to the meeting house will be provided.

New Photo Added - Stanton's Bar-B-Que and Fish Camp, Bennettsville, SC
"Photo of Restaurant Sign" - Submitted by David Gill.
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Pilot Destination Update - Rushford Aviation, Rushford, MN
"What a great fbo! Absolutely beautiful scenery flying in. I recommend it." - Submitted by lorin.
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Pilot Destination Update - MTO, Mattoon/Charleston, IL
"Their food is very good while you are there be sure to try their Mushrooms. As good as it gets definitely better than most.But start with a half order cause 1/2 is a plenty unless you have friends." - Submitted by Stan Bahrns.
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New Aviation Event - Annual Pancake Breakfast and Book Sale at the International Women's Air and Space Museum, Cleveland, OH - Saturday, Nov 7, 2015
Annual Pancake Breakfast and Book Sale. Come to our annual Book Sale/ Pancake Breakfast. Find much more than books at the sale- everything from art to movies to aviation trinkets! Books of all subjects will be available. The Book Sale is free, and if you fly in your landing fee will be waived. A $5 donation for breakfast is recommended and includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. 216-623-1111. www.iwasm.org Phone: 216-623-1111

New Aviation Event - Pancake Breakfast - 1st Saturday of Spring!, Montoursville, PA - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015
Fly-in or drive-in to Energy Aviation at the Williamsport Regional Airport on Saturday March 21st...the 1st Saturday of Spring!! We will have an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast in our heated hangar in case old man winter hasn't gotten the memo where the proceeds will benefit Montoursville High School Aviation students. You'll be able to meet these young aspiring pilots, enjoy a fantastic breakfast with other aviation enthusiasts, and even take advantage of our fly-in fuel discount! Hope to see you there!

New Aviation Event - EAA Chapter 444 Ski Plane Fly In Chilli Feed, Royalton, WI - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015
EAA Chapter 444 Ski Plane Fly In Chili Feed - weather permitting - Drive Ins welcome, Pilots who fly in eat for free, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

New Aviation Event - Dinner with slice of history - Around the world with Jerrie Mock, Cleveland, OH - Friday, May 8, 2015
May 8 – Dinner with a Slice of History – Around the World with Jerrie Mock. Presented by Wendy Hollinger 6:30 pm. Ohio native Jerrie Mock 1925-2014 was the first woman to fly solo around the world. She made the flight in 1964 in an 11 year old Cessna 180 which is now hanging in the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Jerrie was a 38 year old housewife with only a Private Pilot's license, and less than 700 flying hours. She flew into countries where, even today, women are not allowed to drive. She landed at a secret military base, dealt with severe icing and flew through sandstorms. But she completed over 23, 200 miles in 29 days, 11 hours, and 59 minutes, and was awarded an FAA medal by President Lyndon Johnson. Jerrie’s book, Three-Eight Charlie, has been out of print for many years. Wendy Hollinger and Dale Ratcliff volunteered to publish a new edition for the 50th anniversary of her flight, and met with Jerrie and reviewed her memorabilia. They spent hours interviewing her and photographing her materials, and became passionate about sharing her story. Please join us for this incredible story. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm with the presentation to follow. Tickets are $15 non-members, $13 members. Please RSVP soon- seats are limited!

Pilot Destination Update - Runway Cafe and Blue Ridge Airport, Martinsville, VA
"Great place , my wife and I loved for a 100$ burger . Nice airport friendly staff." - Submitted by Jesus Esteller.
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Pilot Destination Update - Lancaster Airport, Lancaster, PA
"Lancaster Airport also is within one mile of an IMAX theater. Google Penn Cinema to see what's playing. The wife and I flew in for dinner at the Flight Deck Resteraunt at the airport then took a cab to see American Sniper in the IMAX theater, what an experience! Are home airport is inside of the Washing DC SFRA, so, a word of caution. DO NO USE YELLOW CAB IF YOU HAVE TO FILE A TIME SENSITIVE FLIGHT PLAN. We had much better luck with Lancaster City Cab 717-701-1151. KLNS is a great destination for dinner and a movie." - Submitted by HERB.
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Pilot Destination Update - Portsmouth Murals and Antiques, Portsmouth, OH
"A great airport with a wonderful restaurant. My wife and I flew up on 1/17/2015 for a $100.00 hamburger. It was worth the trip. The food was price reasonable and the wait staff was excellent." - Submitted by Eric C.
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Featured Fun Place to FLY! Sunset Pub and Grill- Lincoln Park Airport, Lincoln Park, NJ
"Excellent restaurant and ambiance with live music almost every weekend. Eat indoors or eat 50 feet away from the runway outside. If you're flying in, runway 19/1 will make you earn your meal with 2900 feet 2400 usable and winds that are always challenging. The food is AMAZING and so is the atmosphere and the airport. Visiting is a must!" - Submitted by Tanner Lauchnor.
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Featured Fun Place to FLY! New Restaurant at Napa Airport, California, Vallejo, CA
"There is a new restaurant opened December 2014 at the Napa Airport. Where Jonsey's used to be. Great food and service. Window tables overlook the tarmack. Very pleasant, much better than your typical airport restaurant. Well worth the flight! Will definitely come back!" - Submitted by Kristen Gregory.
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