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A Visit to Triple Tree Fly-In

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Some images from the Fly-In at Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, SC this past weekend. The weather was great!

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2011 airshow season off to a rough start

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Photo: Ryan Henry/The Brownsville Herald

Last year seemed to be a pretty good year for North American acts with regards to accidents at airshows.  This year does not appear to have had the greatest start. Kyle and Amanda Franklin were both seriously injured in an accident during the Air Fiesta in Brownsville, Texas today. Continue reading

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Quick Prometheus Render

My desktop was begging for a new look, so this is what I came up with and thought I’d share.

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Flying Wild Alaska interview

flying_wild Those of you who have been watching Flying Wild Alaska on the Discovery Channel on Friday nights might get a kick out of this. Era Alaska pilot Doug Doherty did an audio interview with the folks at the new site called Oddballpilot.com. Doug is the pilot-in-command of the Beech 1900D that transported the dynamite tipped spears for the folks on St. Lawrence Island in episode #3. Continue reading

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Aviation And Twitter

What seems to be an appropriate follow-up post to my previous post, I’ve compiled a list of folks I follow related to real-world aviation. If there are others I should include, I welcome any suggestions!

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Flying Wild Alaska

flying_wildPremiering on Discovery Channel on January 14th is the new series called Flying Wild Alaska. Operating their family-run airline, Era Alaska, the Tweto family battles unforgiving Alaska weather and terrain to transport life’s necessities to one of the most remote and extreme regions of America. This is gonna be fun to watch!

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How planes fly

Courtesy lefthandedtoons.com.

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Facebook album of Retro schemes

Here is a great comprehensive collection of retro commemorative paint schemes of Navy aircraft. Check it out!

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South Carolina Breakfast Club 2011 Schedule

January 2nd – Aiken Municipal Airport (KAIK)
January 23th – Lake City Airport (51J)

February 6th – Lancaster County Airport (KLKR)
February 20th –
Rock Hill Airport (
KUZA)

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Tier I Centennial of Naval Aviation events

Tier I Centennial of Naval Aviation events

Centennial Kickoff & Aerial Review, San Diego CA 10-Feb – 13-Feb
Jackson Navy Week, (NAS Meridian & Keesler AFB), MS 19-Mar – 27-Mar
NAS Corpus Christi Salute to 100 Years of Naval Aviation, TX 9-Apr 10-Apr
NAS Fort Worth JRB Air Power, TX 15-Apr 17-Apr
MCAS Beaufort Air Show, SC 30-Apr 1-May
Centennial of Naval Aviation Week Pensacola, FL 3-May 9-May
New Orleans Navy Week & ‘Nawlins Air Show, LA 5-May 11-May
Marine Week St. Louis, MO 1-May 7-May
MCAS New River Air Show, NC 13-May – 15-May
DoD Joint Services Open House, Andrews AFB, MD 20-May – 22-May
New York Fleet Week & Jones Beach Air Show, NY 22-May – 2-Jun
Philadelphia Navy Week & Millville AAF Show, PA 23-May – 29-May
Rockford AirFest 2011, IL 4-Jun 5-Jun
Evansville Freedom Festival, IN 11-Jun 12-Jun
Davenport Navy Week & Quad Cities Air Show, IA 16-Jun 22-Jun
National Guard Association of RI Open House & Air Show, RI 25-Jun 26-Jun
Rochester Navy Week & ESL International Airshow, NY 11-Jul 17-Jul
Detroit Navy Week & Thunder over Michigan Airshow, MI 18-Jul 24-Jul
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. WI 25-Jul 1-Aug
Seattle Fleet Week & SeaFair, WA 31-Jul 8-Aug
Fargo Navy Week and Air Show, ND 8-Aug 14-Aug
The Great State of Maine Air Show, ME 26-Aug 27-Aug
NAS Patuxent River Air Expo ‘11, MD 3-Sep 4-Sep
Omaha Navy Week & Guardians of Freedom Air Show, NE 6-Sep 11-Sep
National Championship Air Races, Reno Nevada, NV 14-Sep 18-Sep
Memphis AirFest, TN 17-Sep 18-Sep
NAS Oceana Air Show & AIAA Centennial Convention,VA 20-Sep 25-Sep
San Diego Fleet Week & MCAS Miramar Air Show,CA 19-Sep 2-Oct
San Francisco Fleet Week, CA 8-Oct 9-Oct
NAS Lemoore Air Show, CA 15-Oct 16-Oct
El Paso Navy Week & Amigo Air Show, TX 17-Oct 23-Oct
NAS Jacksonville, Birthplace of the Blue Angels Air Show, FL 5-Nov 6-Nov
Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming, FL 11-Nov 12-Nov
Centennial Closing Gala, Washington DC 3-Dec

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