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New Aviation Event - 5th Annual Brookeridge LL22 Fly-In / Drive-In, Downers Grove, IL - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015
Saturday, Sept. 19th 10AM - 3PM. Large display of airplanes, fun for the whole family, neighborhood tour, open houses, food, music and free admission. Come and enjoy the closest residential airport to Chicago, IL. If flying in please email registration to GPS address: 760 86th Street, Downers Grove, IL

New Aviation Event - Belfast Mid Coast Fly-in, Belfast, ME - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015
1st Annual Fly-in Open House, Sept 19th 7:30 - 3:00. We will have the usual gathering of planes, good food, awards for Experimentals, great stories or lies, depends on who is telling them. We have added a slight wrinkle from most fly-Ins. When you visit Maine you have to try the Lobsters, so we have arranged for that. We will take orders and will they will be packed and ready for your return flight by off the Hook. Price will be local Maine market prices at the time of the event. For those who plan on attending and wish bring back lobsters, we will have them ready for you prior to departure. They will be packed in Styrofoam and ready to go. Please email me 2 days prior to the fly-in so we can get a rough count of how many lobster that will be needed, shoot me an email me at and add FLY-IN to the subject line.

New Aviation Event - 5TH Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, Seneca Falls, NY - Sunday, Sep 13, 2015
All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, beverages 8AM - 12 PM. Adults: $10. Children age 10 and under: $4. Age 4 and under: Free. Airplane Helicopter Rides. Sponsored by the Waterloo NY Rotary Club and Finger Lakes Area Pilots. 100LL Jet-A fuel. Unicom: 122.8 AWOS: 120.0

New Aviation Event - 2015 EAA 96 Fly-In and Model Expo, Compton, CA - Saturday, Sep 26, 2015
EAA 96 Fly In and Model Expo - September 26, 2015. This event will engage the young and older in a day of flying no other area airport can offer. Five hours of radio control R/C aircraft flying from beginning to giant scale 10’ wingspans and jets will fill the skies in non-stop action. Control line aircraft will be available as well. Attendees will have an opportunity to fly one through a supervised training system. Youngsters 10 and under will build gliders and compete for “longest flight”. During the day, R/C vendors will be present offering their products and services to assist interested attendees on how to get into the sport. Aircraft owners and pilots will be available to share how they got into aviation. We are seeking fly-in, display aircraft, sponsorship, vendors and guests to share a day of aviation. All sponsors will be appropriately recognized.

New Aviation Event - Flying Companion Seminar - Santa Clara Valley 99s, San Jose, CA - Saturday, Aug 22, 2015
The Flying Companion Seminar is a seminar for non-pilots who would like to be more comfortable in the cockpit. The all-day session will teach how to be an effective cockpit member, and addresses and helps calm fears about flying. Flying Companion Topics include: Feelings About Flying: how to feel more comfortable in the cockpit. Aerodynamics: how and why a plane flies. Radio procedures: how to use the radios and about emergency frequencies. Navigation: how to read charts and help navigate. Preflight: what is the purpose and how to do one on an actual airplane. Aviation Instruments: what those gauges can tell you. Upon completion of this seminar, your companion will very likely enjoy flying more and will definitely be able to help you in the cockpit.

New Aviation Event - Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In, Rusk, TX - Saturday, Aug 15, 2015
Join us on Saturday, August 15, 2015 for a pancake breakfast! We will begin serving at 8:30am and will serve till we run out of food. Spread the word! This event is sponsored by the Cherokee County Pilots Association.

Pilot Destination Update - Fly Inn Restaurant, Plainwell, MI
"The Fly Inn Restaurant is open for Breakfast and Lunch - Mon. thru Sat. 6:30am-2:00pm. Sun. 7:00am-12:00pm. The Four Roses down the road is an excellent place for dinner." - Submitted by JohnB.
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Fun Flight with ForeFlight Synthetic Vision, Stratus 2 and ADS-B -
What fun! A beautiful day, zero wind and 5 GoPros to play with. On this flight, we took off from McKinney National Airport and flew to Mesquite Metro Airport in Texas. We decided to speed things up in the video between the two airports to show off the coolness of the ForeFlight Synthetic Vision, combined with map display.

Top Ten Reasons You Know You're at AirVenture - AVweb
AVweb has been at AirVenture all week and came up with these tongue-in-cheek reasons why you'd know you're in Oshkosh and not, say, Aero in Germany or Sun 'n Fun

Senator Ron Johnson at EAA - CAF Media
CAF Wisconsin Wing flying Senator Ron Johnson with the objective to promote the pilot’s Bill of Rights.

Synthetic Vision with ForeFlight and Stratus 2S - TheHDPilot
Demonstration of Synthetic Vision with ForeFlight and a Stratus 2S ADS-B / AHRS unit.

New Aviation Event - Corn Roast, Cookout and Trolley Museum 75th Anniversary, East Windsor, CT - Saturday - Sunday, Aug 15-16, 2015
We get the freshest corn available. Picked the morning of the event. Also hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin's off the grill. It's all you can eat for a $7.00 donation. This weekend is also the Conn. Trolley Museum 75th anniversary. There will be a trolley stop at the airport Sat 8/15 and Sun 8/16. Aircraft for static display on either day or both days are welcome.

New Aviation Event - Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, Plano, TX - Saturday, Aug 8, 2015
FREE Pancake Breakfast Fly-In from 9 am -11 am. Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon and Eggs with coffee, orange juice and water. Enjoy breakfast, play a game of chess and let's talk airplanes. Special plane wash price $30.00 from 9 AM - 4 PM. Includes exterior wash and window cleaning with Plexiglas cleaner.

New Aviation Event - 5th Annual Bismarck Airport Fly-in Pancake Breakfast, Bismarck, ND - Sunday, Sep 13, 2015
All are welcome to the 5th Annual Bismarck Airport Fly-in Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Bismarck Aero Center and the Masonic Temple. Delicious pancakes and eggs will be served all morning. There will be fun activities for all to participate in such as Flight Simulators, and Airplane Helicopter rides. On display, there will be ND National Guard Blackhawk, Civil Air Patrol aircraft and the Dusters Classical Car Collection. Don't miss out on this fun event! For more information contact Shae at We will see you at the Fly-in!

New Aviation Event - Will Rogers Wiley Post Fly-in, Oologah, OK - Saturday, Aug 15, 2015
Starts at 8:30am. 80th anniversary. National moment of remembrance will be observed at 10:00am. Celebrating aviation in the heartland! See vintage aircraft, World War I Fighters, Experimentals, Bi-planes, much more! Free admission, Food concessions, antique and classic cars, Cherokee story telling, inflatable amusements. Bring your lawn chairs. Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. 9501 East 380 Road 2 miles east of Hwy. 169 on 380 Road. Oologah, OK

New Aviation Event - Santa Teresa NM EAA Chapter 1570, Santa Teresa, NM - Saturday - Sunday, Aug 1-2, 2015
We are thrilled to inform you of our newly formes EAA Chapter 1570 in Santa Teresa NM. 5T6 Come in and visit our amazing War Eagles Museum behind Francis Aviation Self Serve Fuel Pump. Lunch Provided by the local chapter.

Apollo 13 Crew Visits EAA - EAA
Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Milt Windler, and Bill Reeves talk about EAA AirVenture 2015 highlights

New Aviation Event - CRITTERS LODGE FALL FLY-IN rain date 10/16,17,18, Centerville, TX - Friday - Sunday, Oct 2-4, 2015
Join us in our fly-in at Critter's Lodge!! Camp out event will begin on Friday evening, ending Sunday morning after breakfast. Join us with our kick-off dinner on Friday evening at 6:30. For those who like to camp out we offer camping facilities, indoor restrooms No Port-O-Lets, solar outdoor showers, firewood, Wi-Fi, and LOTS OF GOOD FOOD..

New Aviation Event - EAA September Swing, Oshkosh, WI - Saturday, Sep 26, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015. 7 to 11 p.m. EAA Eagle Hangar. $40 per person, $75 per couple, Relive the excitement and glamour of the big band era at EAA's September Swing, a 1940s-style hangar dance featuring Ladies Must Swing, an all-female, 19-piece jazz band from Madison, Wisconsin.

New Aviation Event - 6th Annual Fly-In at Spring Hill Airport MD35, Salisbury, MD - Saturday, Sep 12, 2015
6th Annual Spring Hill Airport Fly-In. Bring a covered dish if you wish. We will feature airplanes from the region and antique tractors from the First State Antique Tractor Club.

New Aviation Event - Fajita Fly In, Diboll, TX - Saturday, Aug 8, 2015
EAA Chapter 1219 at KLFK will be hosting a Fajita Fly-In on August 8th. The chapter will be flying Young Eagles from 10 to Noon and the Fajita's will follow. Come early and join in the fellowship, then for a donation, you can enjoy the delicious food. Hope to see you there!

New Aviation Event - Casual Fly-in BBQ at Danbury Airport, Hosted by BAC, Danbury, CT - Saturday, Aug 8, 2015
BAC cordially invites all pilots to our upcoming lunchtime fly-in! Our fly-ins take place once a month on Saturdays from the spring through the fall with refreshments and food hosted by BAC, weather permitting. If you have any questions, call the main office at 203 748-7000. We look forward to seeing you! The Silvestro’s and the teams at BAC DA

Photo of the DAY - Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Smitty
Photo taken at Airventure 2015. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II American fighter aircraft. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament.

Pilot Destination Update - The Lost Sea, Sweetwater, TN
"Sweetwater / Monroe County airport was a great place to stop for a visit in July 2015. The airport provides a courtesy car to zip a few miles into town for dinner and overnight stay. Check out the historical buildings, too!" - Submitted by Sandy.
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AOPA Live This Week - July 30, 2015 - Third Class Medical Reform - AOPALive
AOPA continues to push hard for medical reform, working through some unexpected roadblocks. The advocacy team provides a briefing on the latest developments from Washington. Also this week, the painstaking creation of a vintage Junkers F-13, considered the world’s first airliner, along with a crowd-pleasing demonstration of a much more modern airliner as we wrap up our coverage of EAA AirVenture from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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