Hagerstown Wings and Wheels 2014

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This family-fun event offers the opportunity to see a wide variety of vintage aircraft, historic military vehicles, experimental aircraft and a civil air patrol aircraft display. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 years can enjoy free Young Eagle flights. The Pegasus Radio-Controlled Model Airplane Club will also be at the event. For more information visit www.wingsandwheelsexpo.com

Date: 21 September 2014
Venue: Hagerstown Airport
City: Hagerstown
State: Maryland

Potomac Flight of the Texans

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Culpeper Air Fest will serve as a home base on Friday-October 10 for the ground-breaking Potomac Flight, a unique flyover of Washington D.C.’s greatest landmarks including the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.

This once-in-a-lifetime flight will feature the North American T-6 Texans – a 2 seat aircraft used as the advanced trainer for World War II pilots. Designed by North American Aviation, Inc., and first flown in 1938, the “Texan” quickly became the most popular trainer aircraft for the U.S. Military in the 1940s and 1950s. Over 15,000 “Texans” were built between 1938 and 1947, and approximately 400 are still flying today. On October 10 approximately thirty of these “Texans” will launch from Culpeper Regional Airport and will soar in formation down the Potomac River.

The flyover in the skies over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery will be in honor of Disabled American Veterans as a visible and fitting tribute to the services and sacrifices veterans have made for our freedom. This ceremonial formation flight will be visible from Alexandria, Arlington and Rosslyn, VA.

The Potomac Flight of the Texan will culminate with the 15th annual Culpeper Air Fest airshow on Saturday, Oct 11, 2014. The Culpeper Air Fest is free to the public. Be sure to check the Culpeper Air Fest website (Culpeperairfest.com) regularly for updated news and attractions. Fans can follow the Air Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#CulpeperAirFest, #PotomacFlight).

Ada Air Expo 2014

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The Ada Air Expo (AAE) is scheduled to take place on 6 June 2014 offering an exciting day out for the entire family. For more information on this exciting event and to keep up-to-date on new developments, visit www.adaairexpo.com

Date: 6 June 2014
Venue: Ada Municipal Airport
City: Ada
State: Oklahoma

Cable Air Show 2014

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Taking place on 11-12 January 2014, the Cable Air Show celebrates the 69th anniversary of the founding of Cable Airport – promoted as the World’s Largest Family-Owned, Public Use Airport Serving General Aviation”. In addition to aerobatic displays, static displays and all the features that make this event a family-fun occasion, there will be a Car Parade (limited to the first 60 cars to apply). For more information visit cableairport.com

Dates: 11-12 January 2014
Venue: Cable Airport
City: Upland
Country: United States

US Sport Aviation Expo 2014

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The US Sport Aviation Expo will take place on 16-19 January 2014 at Sebring Regional Airport. The event’s slogan “the place to see, try, fly and buy … all that is sport aviation” says it all. With more tha 160 exhibitors and thousands of visitors, the Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo is the place to see the latest products, trends and technologies. For more information visit www.sebring-airport.com

Dates: 16-19 Jan 2014
Venue: Sebring Regional Airport
City: Sebring
State: Florida
Country: United States

Warbirds Over Monroe 2013

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Performers at the Warbirds Over Monroe include Donald I Carrington Skydivers; Ashley Battles Wonder Woman Wing Walker, Corsair Enterprises; Alabama Boys and Super Decathelon by Greg Koontz Air Shows, Keith Davis and Team Aerostar Formation and Aerobatics. For more information visit warbirdsovermonroe.com/performers/

Date: 9-10 November 2013
Venue: Charlotte-Monroe Airport
City: Monroe
State: North Carolina
Country: United States

Warbirds Over Paso 2013

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Presented by the Planes of Fame Air Museum, the Estrella Warbirds Museum and Firestone Walker, Warbirds Over Paso is set for October 5th, with gates opening at 9am. The program includes warbird flight demonstrations, aerobatic displays, entrance to the Estrela Warbirds Museum and more. Visit ewarbirds.org for more information.

Date: 5 October 2013
Venue: Paso Robles Municipal Airport
City: Paso Robles
State: California
Country: United States

Aviation in the Film Industry

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Have you ever wondered how film crews manage to capture footage inside the cabin and cockpit of an airplane, where space is often very limited? Or how they film those airport terminal and runway scenes without bringing an entire airport to a standstill? Based in Pacoima, Los Angeles, Air Hollywood is the world’s largest film studio dedicated to aviation, providing a full range of services to the motion picture, television and commercial production industry in the United States and far beyond its borders. Established in 1998, Air Hollywood has played an important role in hundreds of productions, from big budget feature films through to low budget student productions, providing everything from a full film set to historic and modern stock film footage.

Following the tragic events of 9/11 it became very difficult, if not impossible, for film and television crews to obtain permission to film at an airport anywhere in the United States, and Air Hollywood became an even more valuable resource to the film industry. The studio’s set-up and services are so comprehensive that they have been used by production companies as far away as Japan, but also attract business from around the United States, with the majority of their business coming from Hollywood. Their mockups and sets include cockpits and sections of passenger seating and toilets with removable ceilings and walls for easy camera access. Special effects like turbulence can be created and their props and soundstages can be adapted to portray various parts of an airport, such as check-in, security and baggage claim.

A fairly new service offered by Air Hollywood is the K9 Flight School, providing training for service and companion dogs so that they will be able to handle the sights and sounds of an airport, the interior of an airplane and even the sensations of taking-off, landing and turbulence. It is estimated that one in six adults in the United States is afraid to fly, and people with a fear of flying (Aerophobia/Aviophobia) will benefit from Air Hollywood’s Fear of Flying Program, designed by top medical and airline professionals. The program includes a day of simulated travel, including the experience of turbulence in flight, and counseling from an experienced certified therapist, thereby empowering the participant to handle the real deal with confidence.

MEBA 2012

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As the Middle East’s premier business aviation show, MEBA features a static display of all the very latest in business jets. The event includes a conference detailing the latest trends in business aviation. For more information visit www.meba.aero

Dates: 11-13 December 2012
Venue: Al Maktoum International Airport
Country: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Copperstate Fly-In 2012

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The 40th annual Copperstate Fly-In and Aviation Expo is set to take place at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport on 25-27 October 2012. In addition to a host of exhibitors and aircraft on display, the weekend’s program includes airplane rides, Showcase Fly-By, workshops, silent auction, Awards Program and Awards Banquet. for more information visit www.copperstate.org

Dates: 25-27 October 2012
Venue: Casa Grande Municipal Airport
State: Arizona
Country: United States

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