Culpeper Air Fest 2014

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This free event on October 11, 2014, will thrill spectators with performances by historic warbirds, vintage aircraft, aerobatic performances and headlined by the world’s ONLY civilian-owned-and-operated Sea Harrier jump jet, which can take off and land like a helicopter yet flies at near-supersonic speeds.

Other performers include the Flying Circus, B-25 Mitchell Bomber “Panchito”, T-28 Trojan Horseman demo and introducing Jason Flood and his Modified Pitts S-1S; the RED GHOST.

On the ground, spectators will be able to explore fascinating aircraft displays, meet pilots and crewmembers, and experience attractions and exhibits designed to entertain and inspire the young and young-at-heart.

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).

Wild West Air Fest 2013

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The 9th Annual Wild West Air Fest is set to take place on Labor Day Weekend with loads of entertainment for all ages. The program includes vintage and war bird airplanes, remote-controlled aircraft, para-gliders, hang-gliders, airplane rides and static displays, as well as a superb lineup of classic cars. For more information visit steamboatmall.com/wildwestairfest/

Dates: 31 August – 1 September 2013
Venue: Bob Adams Field
City: Steamboat
State: Colorado
Country: United States

Olympic Air Show 2013

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Celebrating its 15th annual event, the Olympic Air Show has plenty of action lined up. This family-oriented event will feature fly-overs of vintage aircraft, including a P-51D Mustang, AH-1S Cobra Helicopter, UH-1H Huey helicopter, and Kaman HH-43 Huskie – to mention but a few. For more information on the Olympic Air Show visit the website at www.olympicairshow.com

Date: 10-11 August 2013
Venue: Olympic Regional Airport
City: Tumwater
State: Washington
Country: United States

Wings Over Wairarapa 2013

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Taking place over Wellington Anniversary weekend under the banner of ‘Honoring the past, Celebrating the future’, Wings Over Wairarapa 2013 will be celebrating its eighth event. The program features some of the rarest vintage aircraft in the world, as well as contemporary and futuristic aircraft. For more information on this popular event visit www.wings.org.nz

Dates: 18-20 January 2012
Venue: Hood Aerodrome
City: Masterton
Country: New Zealand

2012 Wendover Wings & Wheels

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Taking place on September 22 at Wendover Airfield this event will feature military aircraft, vintage aircraft, aerobatic demos, wing-walking stunts, a car show, motor cycle run and plenty more. The program includes performances and appearances by Silver Wings Wingwalkers – Stearman Aircraft;
4 Ship – F-16 Fighting Falcon Fly-by;
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star – Kay Eckhardt (2 aircraft);
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star – Rene Denuit;
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star – “Ace Maker” – Greg Colyer;
P-40 Warhawk;
P-51B Mustang “Boise Bee” (very rare early model);
F4U-4 Corsair;
West Coast Ravens Formation RV Team;
Super Chipmunk – Dave Erikson;
Golden Age Airshows – Sorenson BF9-2 Bi-plane. For more details on the show visit www.wendoverairbase.com

Date: 22 September 2012
Venue: Wendover Airfield
State: Utah
Country: United States

Oklahoma Antique Airplane Association 4th Annual Fly-in

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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

2011 Vintage Aircraft Weekend

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The Historic Flight Foundation’s restoration centre was the host of the 2011 Vintage Aircraft weekend, which was held for the fourth time. The restoration centre is located at the Paine Field, which is situated just outside of Washington. It was a wonderful opportunity for aviation enthusiasts to get to know aircraft of the past, watch them fly and even hear from a number of celebrity guests of honor. It was a weekend for the entire family to enjoy, filled with education and excitement.

One of the main guests was William Boeing Jr., who is the son of the founder of Boeing. He spoke to the audience about an aircraft called the Model 40, which assisted the company to survive very hard times during 1929. There is only one of these historic aircraft still in working order in the world, and it was on display at the Vintage Aircraft Weekend, also performing a demonstration flight for spectators. Over and above this magnificent aircraft being on display, there was also another fifty aircraft on display, including the EA-6B Prowler, Beechcraft “Swaggerwing”, Grumman F-4F “Wildcat”, EA-18G Growler and B-25D Mitchell. There was aircraft from 1927 straight through to 1957. The flybys not only featured vintage civilian aircraft but military aircraft as well. Vehicle enthusiasts also had something to look forward to, as there were vintage vehicles on display. There was twenty restored military vehicles, as well as the Pacific Northwest Studebaker Club’s eight vehicles at the Vintage Aircraft Weekend, including the President, Commander and the Studebaker Champion.

Entire families enjoyed this outing as there was live music to entertain the crowds, dancing, demonstrations, World War II re-inactions, presentations and many more activities and entertainment. There were also food vendors and wonderful displays of historical uniforms and memorabilia. It was a magnificent trip back in history for aviation enthusiasts.

Military and Flying Machines 2010

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The Military and Flying Machines Show, will be hosted at the Damyns Hall Aerodrome on the 7th and 8th of August 2010. The show will honor the Battle of Britain, which took place seventy years ago, in 1940, and will feature vintage aircraft and vehicles from that era. Visitors to the show can look forward to parades aerial displays and ground exhibitions of aircraft such as the WW2 Spitfire, Messerschmitt 108, Stearman Biplane, Bell “MASH” Helicopters and much more. Vehicles including jeeps and armored trucks will also be on display.

The show is a wonderful journey into history and aviation enthusiasts should not miss out on this adventure. For more details regarding ticket prices and performers, visit the official website at www.militaryandflyingmachines.org.uk

Date: 7 – 8 August 2010
Venue: Damyns Hall Aerodrome
City: Upminster, Essex
Country: United Kingdom

The Great Georgia Air Show 2009

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Spectators at The Great Georgia Air Show 2009 will be in for a few exciting surprises and a number of magnificent aerial performers have already confirmed their attendance at this years event. Performances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, Dixie Wing War Birds, Kent Gordon Air Sports and the Red Thunder Air Team can be looked forward to, and amidst the high speeds, explosions and breathtaking aerial maneuvers, harrier demonstrations and exhibitions of vintage aircraft will also be part of the line up.

For more information in regard to the air show and exhibitors, kindly visit the official website at www.thegreatgeorgiaairshow.com.

Date: 9 – 11 October 2009
Venue: Falcon Field
City: Peachtree City, Georgia
Country: United States of America

Antiques and Collectibles

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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.

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