Dubai Airshow 2013

November 8, 2013 by  
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Dubai World Central is a purpose-built venue that will be hosting the Dubai Airshow for the first time on 17-21 November 2013. Featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, the show attracts more than 60,000 trade visitors along with significant international and local media coverage. For more information on this biennial event visit dubaiairshow.aero

Date: 17-21 November 2013
Venue: Dubai World Central

Abbotsford Airshow 2012

July 13, 2012 by  
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Abbotsford Airshow is celebrating 50 years in 2012 with some extra-special features. Performers include the USAF Thunderbirds, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canadian Forces cf-18 Hornet Demo; US Navy VFA-122 F/A-18 Superhornet TAC Demo. Aerobatic displays include Red Eagle Sports; Pet McLeod Racing; Kent Pietsch and more… For all the information on the show visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com

Dates: 10-12 August 2012
Venue: Abbotsford
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Oregon International Air Show 2012

July 13, 2012 by  
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Featuring the USAF Thunderbirds, the oregon International Air Show offers loads of family-fun entertainment. The 2012 performer line-up includes US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team; Renny Price & Hammerhead Aerobatics; John Klatt Air Show; Pemberton Aerosports; Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Fly By; Pemberton Aerosports; Air National Guard Aerobatics Team & Max Adrenaline. For more information on this exciting event visit www.oregonairshow.com

Dates: 3-5 august 2012
Venue: Hillsboro Airport
State: Oregon
Country: United States

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2012

July 18, 2011 by  
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The Royal New Zealand Airforce will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in conjunction with the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2012. Visitors will be able to view historic warbirds, classic aircraft and modern jets in this feast of aviation attractions. Also on display will be military vehicles, an aviation trade expo and vintage machinery.

Dates: 6 to 8 April 2012
Venue: Wanaka Airport
Location: Wanaka
Country: New Zealand
Website: www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com

Solar Impulse Makes International Flight

May 17, 2011 by  
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Even though the future for solar powered aircraft is a little uncertain, the fact that the Solar Impulse was able to complete an international flight is a feat of engineering and of spectacular success for the Swiss. Switzerland has most certainly created an aircraft that they can be proud of. As with any maiden voyage there were a few teething problems, but nothing so serious that it would jeopardize the flight and its victory.

The Solar Impulse weighs a mere one thousand six hundred kilograms and has a wingspan of sixty-one meters. This already is a wonderful engineering accomplishment. The wings carry twelve thousand solar cells that provide energy for the aircraft to be able to fly. This lightweight aircraft left Payerne and made the twelve hour and fifty-nine minute flight to Brussels without any complications. The aircraft was tested at various heights such as six thousand feet and was able to navigate a very busy airspace. It can only reach speeds of twenty-five knots, but is able to avoid radar detection due to its light weight and because it does not move at high speeds. Even though the Solar Impulse would not be able to be used for military purposes due to it not being easily maneuverable or being able to reach fast speeds, it remains a remarkable achievement for the aviation industry.

The Solar Impulse project was founded by Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard, who commented that the project was not directed towards commercial production, but rather to bring awareness to the aviation industry and to highlight the benefits of renewable power. And with its maiden flight being such a success, they plan to take the Solar Impulse on a world trip in 2013. When the same flight is compared to a Boeing 747, the flight would have needed approximately two thousand gallons of fuel. It cannot be truly compared, as a Boeing would be carrying passengers and cargo, but it is a rough estimate to compare the environmental affectability of the Solar Impulse. The Solar Impulse will remain in Brussels up until the 29th of May 2011, from where it will fly to the Paris Air Show in July.

RAF Waddington International Airshow

March 15, 2011 by  
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Taking place at RAF Waddington, this airshow was first held in 1995. Since then it has grown in size and popularity, raising public awareness of the RAF. There is much for visitors to look forward to including the RAFAT Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Hawk T Mk1/1A, RN Black Cats, Apache AH1, F16 Solo Display (Belgium), USAFADS – thunderbirds (USA), Team Viper, The Blades and much more. Static aircraft displays will include the Merlin HC3, Puma HC2, E3D Sentry, Lynx Mk8, Sea King ASACS, and so forth. Additional attractions at the RAF Waddington Airshow are the trade and craft fairs, Hangar 4 Exhibition, Hangar 5 Youth Exhibition, Classic Car & Vintage Military Vehicle Exhibition, Funfair and helicopter rides.

Dates: 2 & 3 July 2011
Time: 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
Venue: Royal Air Force Waddington
City: Lincoln
Country: England

California International Airshow 2009

July 9, 2009 by  
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Starting with a mega pyrotechnics display on 7 August, the program for the three-day California International Airshow is packed with excitement.

Date: 7 – 9 August 2009
Venue: Salinas Municipal Airport
City: Salinas, California
Country: USA

Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Josè Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport was previously known as the Simon Bolivar International Airport, but in 2006 a brand new terminal was erected and renamed in memory of a famous Ecuadorian poet named Josè Joaquin de Olmedo. Being the newest terminal and airport in Ecuador, the Josè Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport hopes to expand its terminal and runway in the future. At the present time, the terminal at the Josè Joaquin de Olmedo Airport is 50 000 square meters and accommodates both international and domestic flights and passengers. It is hoped that in due time, the passenger traffic will increase to approximately 5 million passengers annually, and that more airlines will start operating from the new airport. The Josè Joaquin de Olmedo Airport is located just outside the city of Guayaquil and plans to service this area for the coming 15 years. Although the new airport will use the same runway as the old airport, the new terminal was constructed almost 1 kilometer away from the old terminal.

This airport in Ecuador has one runway that is used for take offs and landings and is 2 790 meters in length. The runway is capable of handling aircraft such as the DC10 and the Boeing 747, but the expansion of the runway will make the Josè Joaquin de Olmedo Airport capable of facilitating a wider range of aircraft and to accommodate the bigger models that are becoming popular for international travel. Airlines such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, American Airlines, Santa Barbara Airlines, Delta Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Avianca Airlines, LAN Airlines, TACA Arilines, Continental Airlines and Air Madrid, to name a few, are currently operating flights to and from the Josè Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport.

Transport to the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport and transport from the airport is serviced by public transportation services such as buses and taxis. Rental car companies are located at the airport and information desks are there to assist passengers on any queries they might have. The airport building houses facilities such as forgein exchange services, ATM’s, restuarants and postal services.

Puerto Rico Airports

February 9, 2009 by  
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If you plan to visit the breathtaking island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, keep in mind you have approximately 23 different airports at your disposable to take you where your heart desires.

If you plan to visit the breathtaking city of San Juan then your airport option is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport situated only 9 miles away from this historical city. You can explore San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, by car or you can obtain a walking map from the tourist office at the airport and explore all its historic sites on foot.

The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is the main airport between the island and the mainland of the United States, as well as providing many different domestic flights to various towns and cities. The Luis Munoz Marin Airport is given an overall rating of 37th place out of all passenger airports in the United States. From the Luis Munoz Marin airport situated in an area called Isla Verde you will find an abundance of transport to the city or to the town of Carolina on the outskirts of San Juan, of which Isla Verde is a suburb. At the airport, previously known as the Isla Verde International Airport, you are can book into the airport hotel if you need accommodation for the night before you continue on your travels. There are also a variety of ATMs as well as a barber and beauty salon and a duty free shop for your convenience.

Another airport in Puerto Rico, found in Aguadilla, is the Rafael Hernandez Airport, one of the regional airports, named after composer Rafael Hernandez Marin. Other regional airports in Puerto Rico are the Fajardo Airport in Fajardo, Humacao Airport also named after the city its in, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport in Mayaguez and Mercedita Airport in Ponce. This relatively small airport is set out on 1,600 acres, with one of the longest runways of all the airports in the Caribbean. From the airport you are given a variety of transport choices, including taxi, bus to get into the city, or a rental car giving you the freedom to explore Aguadilla and surrounding areas.

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Japan Airports

February 9, 2009 by  
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Japan is a wonderful country to visit, with many different activities and sights to do and see. With Japan being so accessible by plane and other forms of transport, it is definitely a must if you want an exciting trip. There are many airports to make traveling to all the cities you may want to explore a convenient and speedy experience. Kansai International Airport, or Osaka Airport, is a phenomenal airport to fly into as it is situated on an artificial island on the Osaka Bay. It is off the shore of the Sennan district in Japan’s Osaka.

If the Narita, Chiba area in Japan is where you want to visit then you will need to use the Narita International Airport, which is found in the eastern part of the Greater Tokyo area. Another airport that also serves the Greater Tokyo Area is the New Tokyo International Airport, found in Ota, Tokyo, Japan. The New Tokyo airport is also known as Haneda Airport to distinguish it from Narita airport, as they are both main airports that serve that area. Narita International does most of the international flights, where as Haneda Airport focuses mainly on domestic with only one international flight to Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

If you do manage to visit Japan here are a few of the things you should look out for to make your holiday all the more worthwhile. One of the more popular forms of entertainment throughout the country is the Amusement and theme parks, which there are many to choose from. One in particular is the Tokyo Disney Resort. For less commercial entertainment you can go see the natural, mineral hot springs, and there are many of them, for a relaxing swim and where you can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings while gaining different health benefits. Then there is Japanese pop music you can look more into or Enka, which is focused on more the older Japanese generation. If getting more involved is more your thing, Japan also has Karaoke bars and there are slot machines and pinball for the youngsters.

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