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Wildlife Hazards and Aviation Safety

June 19, 2012 by  
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With recent FAA data revealing that aircraft bird strikes in the United States continue to pose a significant threat to both civil and military aviation, the services of the Bird Strike Committee USA are more necessary than ever before…

Candy Canes and Airplanes

November 11, 2011 by  
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This fantastic fly-in event will see aviation enthusiasts celebrating Christmas amidst aircraft at Salina Airport. Civilian and military aircraft will be on display. Children can welcome Santa as he arrives in the “Santa One” which will be piloted by Capt. Elvin T. Elf. Those attending the event can also bring along items for the Toys for Tots collection. There will be plenty of entertainment, prizes and fun!

Take to the Skies in an Ultralight

August 9, 2011 by  
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Ultralight or microlight aviation generally refers to an aircraft that seats either one or two people and became very popular during the 1970’ through to the 1980s, as it was more affordable than other aircraft. Due to the development in popularity of this type of aircraft, each country set up their own rules and regulations in regard to ultralight aviation, taking into account speed and weight, with allowances being made for amphibian and seaplanes. Some countries also make allowances for the installation of ballistic parachutes, meaning that there are no internationally recognized regulations, as each country has their own guidelines.

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale

July 26, 2011 by  
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Founded in the year 1905, the head office of Federation Aeronautique Internationale, a governing body in the world of aviation, is located in Switzerland. It keeps record of achievements within the aviation industry, and it does not limit itself to airplanes, but records aeronautics, astronautics and even air sports that include everything from air balloons and unmanned aviation vehicles to spacecrafts. The Federation Aeronautique Internationale therefore regulates the sport of flying as set out by the Olympic Congress, and rewards the achievements in various disciplines.

Southend Air Festival 2010

May 10, 2010 by  
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Entrance to the Southend Air Festival is free of charge, and it one of the largest air shows of its kind in Europe. Celebrating its 25th year, the Southend Air Festival will offer visitors the opportunity to see more than forty aircraft demonstrating their capabilities, including military and civilian aircraft. Between thrilling aerial demonstrations, visitors [...]

Air Lauderdale Beach Fest 2010

February 24, 2010 by  
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Millions of spectators will be crowding the Fort Lauderdale Beach on the 24th and 25th of April 2010, not only to soak up the pleasant weather, but to be witness to breathtaking military and civilian aerial performances. Another attraction of this event is the Green Village, where exhibitors promote and educate the public on the [...]

Scott AFB Air Show 2009

August 20, 2009 by  
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Advertised as “Airpower Over the Midwest”, the Scott Air Force Base Air Show promises a program loaded with fun and excitement, with something for each member of the family. Aerobatic and fly-by events include breathtaking displays of skill by the Canadian Snowbirds and the Golden Knights, as well as demonstrations by an F-16, F-15, F/A-18, [...]

Selfridge Air Show 2009

July 31, 2009 by  
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Aviation enthusiasts will not want to miss the Selfridge Air Show on 22 and 23 August 2009. Visitors can expect to see a huge line-up of both static and aerial displays of military and civilian aircraft. Military displays include the legendary USAF Thunderbirds, USAF KC-135 Stratotanker, USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II, US Army CH-47 Chinook, USAF [...]

Cessna 150

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Cessna 150 is one of the most popular flight trainers of all time. Cessna offered two model choices for the 150: the Commuter and the Aerobat which was basically the same plane but structurally reinforced for aerobatic flying and with quick-release door pins installed. The 150 is a two-seat plane with tricycle landing gear, [...]

Civilian

February 9, 2009 by  
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For the average pilot, civilian aircraft form the nucleus of their world. While they might admire and desire the faster, more exciting models that are seen at military airbases, it is the slower, more functional models that bring home the bacon. In general, civilian aircraft are more affordable and are easier to obtain as they [...]

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