Lyon County Fly-In 2013

September 12, 2013 by  
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The 17th annual Lyon County Fly-In promises a weekend of excitement and activity. The event offers the opportunity to see antique aircraft,modern military aircraft and fire-fighting planes, as well as meet pilots and builders and restorers of a range of aircraft. For more information on this family-fun event visit lyoncountyflyin.com

Dates: 28-29 September 2013
Venue: Silver Spring Airport, Lyon County
State: Nevada
Country: United States

The Airshow of the Cascades 2012

August 1, 2012 by  
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With airplane rides, bi-plane rides, military displays, hot rod and antique car display, glider rides, firefighting planes, kiddies play area, food booths, bear garden, model airplanes, skydivers and more, the Airshow of the Cascades is a not-to-be-missed event for the whole family. For more information visit the Airshow of the Cascades Website.

Dates: 24-25 August 2012
Venue: Madras Airport
State: Oregon
Country: United States

Oklahoma Antique Airplane Association 4th Annual Fly-in

March 6, 2012 by  
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The Oklahoma Aintique Airplane Association 4th Annual Fly-in is a two day event that will feature vintage, antique and modern aircraft. This family fun fly-in will include plenty of delicious food for sale. It is a grass runwayand registration for the event could see you winning a prize.

Dates: 4 and 5 May 2012
Venue: Pauls Valley Airport
State: Oklahoma
Country: United States of America

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

March 1, 2011 by  
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Located in a picturesque setting alongside the Hood River at the Oregon airport, the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) is home to an impressive collection, including more than 80 aircraft and over 130 automobiles, motorcycles, tractors and military jeeps, the majority of which are still in good working order. With over two acres of indoor hangar displays, a visit to the WAAAM is not dependent on the weather and is a great venue for a family outing. Moreover, on the second Saturday of every month the displays get mobile, with planes taking off and landing, and antique vehicles cranking up to go.

The restoration and upkeep of the Museum’s airplanes and vehicles is carried out by gifted and dedicated volunteers who make sure that not only are the engines in working order but they are kept in peak condition. Instead of gathering dust in a showroom, the majority of the aircraft, whether purpose built for recreation, work or military use, are regularly taken out and put through their paces in the sky.

The Museum’s ‘Crown Jewel’ is the Curtiss JN-4D. Commonly referred to as ‘Jenny’, the Curtiss JN-4D was the military training aircraft of choice during WWI and was used by both England and the United States. Following the war, the Curtiss Airplane Company refurbished the military airplanes for civilian use, where they became popular as barnstorming airplanes – travelling from town to town to entertain the locals with acrobatics and wing-walking. Other antique airplanes at the museum include a 1928 Boeing 40C, a 1929 Curtiss Robin, and a replica of a 1912 Curtiss Pusher.

The antique military vehicles at the WAAAM are often used in parades, while the military aircraft perform ceremonial flybys on special occasions. Visitors to the center on the second Saturday of the month may get the opportunity to take a drive in one of the military vehicles, with the driver ready to share a war story or two with his passengers. Among the antique military vehicles are the standard all-purpose Willys Jeep and Ford GPW, along with the two-wheeled Bantam trailer.

The pride of the antique civilian automobiles is undoubtedly the 1927 Ford Model T which was one of the last Model T’s to be built before production of this distinctive little car came to an end in May 1927. Other vehicles on display include a 1933 Harley Davidson and a 1925 Ford Model T 1-Ton Truck, which has quite a story attached to its discovery and subsequent restoration.

So pick a date, plan an outing and visit the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) Website for more information.

Antiques and Collectibles

February 9, 2009 by  
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Antique and collectible aircraft are historical aircraft no longer in production. Individuals often purchase antique and collectible aircraft at auctions or through dealers. They then spend time and money carefully restoring these aircraft back to their original condition.

Such antique and collectible restoration may involve simple cosmetic improvements or may involve more complex internal replacements. Antique and collectible aircraft can be seen at museums. Antique aircraft associations provide a meeting place for restoration enthusiasts to share their common interest. These aviation enthusiasts are determined to keep aircraft history alive. Members of these societies often organize fly-ins to show off their much treasured vintage aircraft.

Museum Owner Inducted Into Florida Aviation Hall of Fame

January 8, 2009 by  
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Not many people know much about the man behind the museum, but the Fantasy of Flight aviation museum in Polk City has a reputation for excellence. Little wonder then, that the Florida Aviation Hall of Fame has seen fit to induct the man behind the museum – Kermit Weeks – into their Hall of fame.

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Wings of Victory Provides Rare Opportunity

August 6, 2008 by  
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If you love antique aircraft, then you simply have to make sure that you’re at this year’s Wings of Victory Air Show. Set to take place on August 16 and 17, this fantastic collection of antique aircraft will not only showcase some incredibly rare aircraft, but also provide visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal with a number of vintage airplanes.

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Rare WWII Aircraft Due At Blaine Aviation Weekend

May 16, 2008 by  
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The most recent addition to the schedule for the Blaine Aviation Weekend has antique aircraft fans abuzz. Two incredibly rare warbirds are scheduled to take part in the festivities on Saturday morning when they will be making a stop at the aircraft fair. The Lockheed P-38L Lightning and Curtiss P-40K Warhawk have been recently restored and are more than up to the task of wowing crowds at the event.

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Golden Age Air Museum’s New Monocoupe

November 5, 2007 by  
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The Golden Age Air Museum in Bethel, Pennsylvania, has received a most unusual donation – a 1927 Monocoupe airplane. The Monocoupe airplane is very popular among antique aircraft enthusiasts, with a number of clubs devoted to keeping this little airplane in the sky. What makes this particular airplane unique is that it has spent the past 40 years suspended from the ceiling of a restaurant known as the “Antique Airplane Restaurant”. Progress is inevitable and unstoppable however, and this unique restaurant is being torn down to make way for a new shopping centre. This particular Monocoupe was built in 1927 in Moline, Illinois, and has a colorful history that visitors to the Golden Age Air Museum can find out all about.

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