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Owasco Airfield Days

August 13-14, 2016; Moravia, New York

Flying for Fun, Spot Landing, Young Eagles Rally and Helicopter Rides at Owasco Airfield Long Hill Fire Department serves lunch both days starting at 11:00 am.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Sausage on Saturday and a Chicken BBQ on Sunday. RV Campground and open field camping available.

Flying for Fun in the Finger Lakes of New York

How Will Your Panel Get ADS-B?


Please answer the following questions about your aircraft in the email accompanying your panel photo.

  1. Do you have a WAAS GPS?

  2. If not, do you have a non-WAAS GPS that can be upgraded to WAAS?

  3. If not, do you ever want to have a WAAS GPS?

  4. What kind of transponder do you have?

  5. Are you interested in ADS-B In (FIS-B weather and TIS-B traffic)?

  6. If Yes, where do you want to display the data?

  7. Do you want to display ADS-B In data on a tablet?

  8. Android or iPad?

  9. What app do you prefer?

  10. Are you willing to change apps?

The presenters will choose the most relevant examples for the presentation.

To sign up for the webinar and reserve a seat, go to the website. You will receive an email reminder in advance of the webinar. And if you’re not able to watch the webinar in real time, an archived version of the program will be available for review at your convenience.

Mike Collins

Mike Collins

Technical Editor
Mike Collins has worked for AOPA’s media network since 1994. He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating.

Are You Ready for Airventure?

July 25-31, 2016; Oshkosh, Wisconsin

EAA Airventure 2016

Make Your Plans Now:  http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure

 EAA Programs
 Gas Welding
 General Aviation
 How To
 Legal - Medical
 Products - Innovation
 Sheet Metal
 TIG Welding
 Ultralights LSA Rotorcraft
 Wood Construction
 Youth-Young Adult
AeroShell Formation

Girl's Flight Jackets

Childrens Flight Jackets

Up and Away, manufacturers of adorable children’s novelty jackets for over 22 years, recently introduced the Girl’s MA-1 Flight Jacket.  This jacket is inspired by flight jackets worn by past aviation heroes.
The Girl’s MA-1 Flight Jacket features:
  • Seven pilot-themed embroidered patches including ones honoring the Women’s Air Service Pilots of WWII (WASP medal, WASP pilot wings, Heroes of WWII, and Fly Girls)
  • A fashion oriented pink 100% nylon woven exterior that is water repellent
  • A unique airplane zipper pull
  • Two front slash pockets that snap, as well as a left shoulder pocket

Girls Flight Jacket Pants
The Girl’s MA-1 Flight Jacket is available in twelve different sizes, starting at infant size 12 Months, and going up to youth size 12.  

Up and Away's full aviator jacket line-up can be seen at www.upandawayjackets.com.

For wholesale accounts, please contact Up and Away directly, either toll-free (U.S. and Canada) at (888) 377-8989, or via email at upandawayjackets@aol.com.  Minimum orders are only six pieces.

For individual consumer orders, please visit our on-line partner, J is for Jacket, at www.jisforjacket.com.

Happy flying!

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival

June 29-July 4, 2016; Battle Creek, Michigan

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival 2016

Battle Creek Field of Flight
3140 5th Ave
I 49037-7902

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Up to 5D Hot-Air Balloons all competing for the title of Champion 6 $12,500 in Prize Money!
  • Five Hour Air Show featuring the US Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team!
  • Fabulous Entertainment on Center Stage!
  • Great Lakes Timber Show featuring log rolling competition (ANY TAKERS), axe throwing and chain saw carving!
  • Motorcycle Stunt Team with launch in the air off huge ramps doing flips and tricks!
  • The Skerbeck Family Carnival featuring amazing rides and games for the entire family.
  • TWO Balloon Night lllumes and Twilight Air Show!
  • TWO Fabulous Fireworks display 15 minutes long and choreographed to music produced by the best.... Melrose Fireworks Pyrotechnics.
  • BC SpeedFest - Ohhhh Yeah ...1/2 Mile Race with Head-to-Head Competition ...... Go Race Car Fans!

Up and Away Aviator Jackets



Up and Away, an infant and children's novelty jacket manufacturer for the past 22+ years, produces a variety of lightweight aviator jacket styles that are geared for this season's  air shows. Both our U.S. Air Force Jacket and Canadian Snowbirds Jacket, which come in twelve infant and children's sizes, make the recipient feel like they are a member of one of the aerobatic teams performing at the air shows.


Our 3-patch U.S. Air Force Jacket and Canadian Snowbirds Jacket are lightweight like a windbreaker, and feature three embroidered patches. The jackets have two front slash pockets, left and right epaulets, and a full front zipper. They also machine washable.

Up and Away's full aviator jacket line-up can be seen at www.upandawayjackets.com

For wholesale accounts, please contact Up and Away directly, either toll-free at (888) 377-8989 or via email at mark@upandawayjackets.com
Minimum orders are only six pieces.

For individual consumer orders, please visit our on-line partner, J is for Jacket, at www.jisforjacket.com

Enjoy the shows!!

52nd Annual Hayward Air Rally

June 23-June 25, 2016; Hayward, California to Reno, Nevada

Air Rally 2016

The Hayward Air Rally is the longest continually held proficiency flying event in North America, now in its 52nd year. The event begins Thursday afternoon with check-in and the revealing of the rally course. On Friday, participants will fly over a series of checkpoints en-route to Reno-Stead, NV, with a lunch stop at Redding. The event concludes with an awards dinner on Saturday. Whether you're a hard-core competitor or just along for the fun, come join some of your fellow aviators for a weekend in Reno!

The Air Rally is planning a June 24, 2016 departure to Reno/Stead (KRTS), Nevada.

The Biggest Little City in the World is a new destination for us.
The 2016 Registration Kit is now available for download.  Get your entry registration in and reserve your hotel rooms now!

Evansville ShrinersFest and Air Show

June 25, 2016; Evansville, Indiana

Hadi ShrinerFest

From family traditions and childhood memories to must see performances and nightly entertainment, everyone has their own unique ShrinersFest story. The area's favorite summer festival returns to the downtown riverfront this June for five days of family fun!
Join us as we turn summer up and anxiously await the new and exciting things planned for ShrinersFest 2016!

Hadi ShrinersFest Airplane Image

- FIGHTERJETS, INC. - Randy Ball
- The Vanguard Squadron
- Valiant Echoes

Featuring the U.S. Navy A-4 Skyhawk
Featuring the USS LST-325
High energy aquatic stunts
PHILHARMONIC - A musical salute to our veterans

Evansville ShrinersFest and Air Show
7801 Bussing Dr
Evansville, IN 47725

Airport: Evansville Regional Airport(EVV)

Flabob Flying Circus

June 18, 2016; Riverside, California

4130 Mennes Ave, Riverside, California 92509

Flabob Flying Circus 2016
Flour Drop
Spot Landing
Vintage Aircraft Competition
EAA Chapter One

Boeing 737 MAX Makes First International Journey for Flight Testing

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The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has marked a key achievement after completing high altitude flight testing in La Paz, Bolivia. It’s the first international trip for the 737 MAX flight-test fleet.

The airport’s 13,300-foot (4,050-meter) altitude tested the MAX’s capability to take off and land at high altitudes, which can affect overall airplane performance.

“The engines and other systems performed well, as expected, under extreme conditions. That’s exactly what we wanted to see,” said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of the 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Flight testing for the 737 MAX is on schedule with three test airplanes having completed more than 100 flights combined. The fourth and final test airplane will make its first flight in the coming weeks. The program remains on track for first delivery in the third quarter of 2017.