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Vintage WWII aircraft at Groton airport - The Westerly Sun

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Vintage WWII aircraft at Groton airport
The Westerly Sun
The B-25 "Tondelayo," operated by Collings Foundation volunteer, will be available for viewing and flight experiences during the national Wings of Freedom tour next week at Groton-New London Airport's Main Terminal. |Photo courtesy the Collings ...

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Photos: 2016 Miramar Air Show Day 1 - 10News

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Photos: 2016 Miramar Air Show Day 1
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Over 500,000 people are expected to come for the annual Miramar Air Show, which will feature the Navy Blue Angels and the Army Golden Knights. Previous Next. Events photos from the Miramar Air Show, Sept. 23, 2016. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc.

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Tracey Curtis-Taylor May Be Stripped Of Bill Woodhams Trophy

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Flight From Cape Town, SA To Britain Was Not Entirely Flown Solo Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who made headlines claiming to fly her vintage biplane "Spirit of Artemis" solo on extended journeys, allegedly did not actually fly solo much of the time.
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Leesburg Air Show Takes Flight on Saturday - Loudoun Now

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Leesburg Air Show Takes Flight on Saturday
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Keep your eyes on the sky on Saturday, Sept. 24. The seventh annual Leesburg Airshow will be taking flight at the Leesburg Executive Airport from 1 to 4 p.m., gates open at 11a.m. “I think this year's show will be great. It's a nice mix of those ...

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Zenith Aircraft Company shows Off Current and Future Designs

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Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
http://www.airassociatesmo.com/tae/ Zenith Aircraft Company had an impressive exhibit again in the Homebuilt Area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.  The Zenith Aircraft Company was formed in 1992 to manufacture kit-built aircraft in their Mexico, Missouri facility featuring designs based on the Zenair designs from Chris Heintz.  In addition to the excellent design of the aircraft models offered in kit form, the company maintains generous customer service and building assistance programs that make the purchase and building processes more successful. According to company President, Sebastien Heintz, Zenith Aircraft Company sales have been steady, even during the recent economic downturn, due to the soundness of the aircraft kit designs and the customer support given to each new owner.  Advanced technology manufacturing techniques have made the parts relatively easy to assemble, and the numerous hands-on workshops give ample opportunity for new kit owners to assemble one sub-assembly at a time as they progress through the building process.  Each aircraft is designed to offer ease of assembly, fuel economy and flight performance.  

The Zodiac CH 650 is the stylish, sporty model with excellent visibility and great flight performance.  A variety of engines and instrument combinations may be used with the aircraft.  The STOL CH 750 and STOL CH-701 offer short-field, off- airport performance with plenty of interior room for two and luggage.  The bubble door window offers excellent visibility and the beefy landing gear gives off-field capability with steerable nose landing gear.  
    
















A new model offering will be the SAM-EX design acquired by Zenith Aircraft (and Zenair Ltd. in Canada) last year.  It is being improved and prepared for production and is based on the prototype that has been exhibited for several years.  It has a retro military trainer look and uses aluminum skin over steel frame construction.  It will be offered in quick-build kits and will offer a variety of engine and avionics options for each kit.  Check the Zenith Aircraft SAM page for production updates.    
 














Zenith Aircraft has regular builder workshops and annual Open Hangar Days, including this weekend, September 23-24.  These events are great opportunities to visit the factory, interact with the friendly staff and go on a demonstration flight around the local area.  We highly recommend a visit to this great Midwest Aviation aircraft maker.   
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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Young Eagle Flight Milestone Reached, Marks Success of Program

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http://www.airassociatesmo.com/tae/The EAA's Young Eagle Program reached an historic milestone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 - the two millionth Young Eagle was flown during a ceremonial flight Thursday afternoon.  The program, founded in 1992, provides youth 8-17 years old the opportunity to experience flight through the volunteer efforts of local EAA chapter members.  EAA chapters conduct Young Eagle flight events regularly at local airports during the good weather flying months throughout the U.S.  These events can be found on the EAA Young Eagles Schedule website.

The commemorative flight was conducted along with several other Young Eagle flights on the overcast and drizzly Thursday afternoon.  Four flights were given in rapid succession:

No. 1,999,998: Pilot Jeff Skiles (Co-pilot on Miracle on the Hudson jet) flew Braeden Edbert (10) of LaValle, WI
     
No. 1,999,999: Pilot Sean Tucker flew Owen Wrolstad (13) of Oshkosh, WI



No. 2,000,000: Pilot Harrison Ford flew Jodie Gawthrop (16) of Westchester, IL
 

   





































No. 2,000,001: Pilot Fred Stadler (6,500 YE flight veteran) flew Annalee Wrolstad (11) of Oshkosh, WI
























Coverage of the Young Eagle flights was very challenging, as the non-EAA media was kept out of the immediate area of the aircraft as they prepared for the flight.  We apologize to Jeff Skiles and Braeden Edbert for not providing photos of their flight due to lack of access.
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