In this issue:

Columns

Air to Ground
Antique Attic
Beyond the Crowd Line
The Big Sky
Evan Flys
Hot Air & Wings
Sal's Law

Feature Stories:

Boeing N2S Stearman
Captain Dan
Golden Age of Aviation
Making Business Fly
Oshkosh 2013
Oshkosh Family Adventure
Oshkosh Volunteers
Teacher of the Year

Airshow News:

Greenwood Lake 2013
Teterboro 2013

Fun Stuff:

Smilin' Jack
Chicken Wings
Tailwind Traveller
Fly & Dine
Ballooning
Gliders

Flight Line:

Accomplishments
Learning to Fly

Checkpoints

 

New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

 

Sept 7: Westerly State Airport, 56 Airport Road, Westerly, RI. Wings Over Westerly. A family event celebrating aviation. 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Rain date is September 8, 2013. Free and open to the public, the event will feature "Young Eagles" free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17. There will be static airplane displays, show cars (antiques and classics), hands on flight simulators, a Food Court, Karate demonstration, Police Canine Unit demonstration, bead making and more fun and educational activities. For more information, please visit: www.westerlyairportfriends.org

 

Sept 15: Myricks Airport (1M8) Berkley, MA. Myricks EAA 196 Fly-in. Join EAA Chapter 196 and pilots from the New England region for their annual fall fly-in and cook-out. Featuring airplanes - vintage, modern, ultralight, and experimental; Classic cars; Burgers and dogs from the EAA 196 grill; Candy drop, and more all in the intimate setting of an old-time grass airfield. 10:30 am to 3 pm. Contact Andy Goldstein 978-212-9196, youngeagles@eaa196.org, http://www.eaa196.org/

Sept 15: Simsbury Airport 4B9 - 28th Annual Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show - 8AM to 3 PM - Largest Fly-in in New England -  No Admission but donation requested - 650+  planes and cars of virtually every type and vintage. Judging and trophies. Many new aircraft and car dealers.Exhibits by Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, NE Air Museum, Owl’s Head Museum”. LifeStar medivac helo. RE/MAX hot air balloon. free aviation seminars. Special feature- Whitehead Aircraft replica and seminar- did he fly before the Wrights? Kids activities. See www.simsburyflyin.com for full event details, FAA approach procedures, video, photos, schedule, seminars, parking, drive directions, and contact info.    

Sept 19-23: Brainard Airport (KHFD) Hartford, CT. EAA Chapters 1310, 166 and other CT area EAA chapters are hosting a visit of "Aluminum Overcast", the Experimental Aircraft Associations (EAA) restored WWII B-17 bomber. The visit is part of EAA’s 2013 Salute to Veterans national tour. Flights and ground tours of the bomber are available from Sept. 20-23, 2013. Visit www.B17.org or call 800-359-6217 for info. The event will feature antique military vehicles, food and period aircraft. Pilots are encouraged to fly in and enjoy a visit. Atlantic Aviation is providing aviation services for the event while Wings Sports Bar & Grill will be providing food.

September 28, East Windsor, CT Skylark Airport.  Annual Tailwheel and Experimental Safety Seminar. Hear from area experts on proper flying and maintenance techniques. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit. Arrive for a light breakfast by 9:30. Seminar starts at 10. Cookout lunch sponsored by EAA Chapter 1310 at 1:00. (Donation requested for cookout.) Contact Lindsey Pell 860-281-1310, info@eaa1310.org, or www.eaa1310.org.

 

 

Eastern (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV)

 

Third Saturday May - September: Cooperstown NY (K23) Old Aeroplane Fly In Pancake Breakfast, 7am -11:30 all you can eat, great food, real Maple Syrup, great coffee. Lots of grass, no fences. Voted one of the best breakfast in the NE. info 607-547-2526.

May thru October:  White Birch Field (NK68) Deposit Flying Club, Deposit, NY ~  ($6) breakfast every Sunday 8am - 1pm consisting of coffee/tea, juice, pancakes, eggs, homefries, sausage and toast.  For infomation call:  607-637-5429

Sept 1: KDSV Dansville Municipal Airport Dansville, NY. Fly In Breakfast 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fly in pancake breakfast, 8:00 AM- noon. Dansville NY KDSV. Pancakes,Sausage,Eggs,drinks.Necessary flight crew of pre-1946 aircraft get free breakfast. Check NOTAM for hot air balloon launch time!! Contact: Dansville Aero 585-204-4013

Sept 1: ELM Elmira/Corning Regional Airport Elmira Corning, New York. Fly-In Pancake Breakfast 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM. EAA 533 HostsS a Fly-in/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast at the EAA Hangar. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange drink, and coffee will be served from 8:00am – 11:00am at $6.00 per person. Please check our website for details. Fly-in/Drive-In Pancake Breakfasts  are open to the public.Contact: John Flanagan  jflanaga@stny.rr.com, 607-734-0469. http://www.eaa533.org

Sept 7: South Albany Airport (4B0) Annual  Flap-Jack Fly-In Breakfast. (rain date 9/8) All you can eat $5. All types of aircraft welcome. $.25 gallon off 100LL event day. Tdragger@hotmail.com 518/281-5430

Sept 8: D52 Geneseo Airport Geneseo, NY Fly-In Chicken BBQ and Corn Roast 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Stern’s Chicken, corn, salt potatoes, garden vegetables, rolls, desserts and beverages Contact: Austin Wadsworth, office@1941hag.org. 585-243-2100. http://1941hag.org

Sept 14: Seamans Airport, Factoryville, PA Young Eagles Ralley 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. A Young Eagles Rally will be held at Seamans Airport with Free Airplane Rides for children under 12. Contact: Seamans Airport 570-945-5125

Sept 14:   Ocean City Municipal Airport (26N),Ocean City, NJ Ocean City Air Festival.  Featuring antiques, ultralights, homebuilts, warbirds and military vehicles. Trophies to be awarded. Plenty of good food and vendors.  Fun things for the kids, including paper airplane contest. Located just 3 blocks from beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.  Come join us. Contact – Bill Colangelo (609-399-0907)

Sept 14: 3NJ9 Allen Airstrip Vincentown, NJ Fly-in Pancake Breakfast 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pancakes,eggs,sauage,juice and coffee,Adult $6 Child $3 Benefit Jack Allen Museum. Stearman rides 75.00 donation Contact: Rick and Sharon Allen, rallen231@comcast.net, 609 267 8382

Sept 14: Kline Kill Airport, Ghent, NY Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 8am - 12noon pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ & coffee, all for only $6. Plenty of parking for both aircraft and cars at one of the most picturesque grass airfields in the Northeast. Prizes for furthest flown and furthest driven. For more info visit www.eaa146.org Please note: fuel is NOT AVAILABLE at Kline Kill Airport (NY1), fuel is available at Columbia County Airport (1B1), 5 NM SW. http://www.eaa146.org/ Contact: Eric Beebe Phone: 518-598-3832Sept 15: B16 Whitfords Airport Weedsport, NY Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Fly in or drive in and enjoy a country breakfast of Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage and Doughnuts served with Coffee, Juice or Milk. Tiedowns and 100LL available. Contact: John Whitford | Whitford@twcny.rr.com, 315-834-9950

Sept 15: Thomas Fagan Sidney Municipal Airport in Sidney, NY The Rotary Club of Sidney, NY will be holding its annual Fly in, drive in, walk in pancake breakfast from 8 AM till 1 PM.  Pilots will receive a free breakfast. Proceeds will benefit local community service projects. Crafters will be there as well as exhibits of other local service and public agencies. Sgridley130@yahoo.com

Sept 15: Skyhaven Airport 76N, Tunkhannock, PA. Fly In Breakfast and Flea Market. 7:30am – 1:00pm. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, ham and sausage.  Flea Market, Bluegrass Band, Aircraft restoration, Antique airplanes, autos and farm machinery displays.  Bring your antique and/or homebuilt aircraft to display. 570-836-4800 skyhaven@ptd.net

Sept 21: Baltimore, MD. Essex Sky Park annual Wings Wheels fly-in - Essex Sky Park (W48) Baltimore, MD. Essex Skypark w48. Essex Sky Park Annual Wings Wheels fly-in. Start time 9 AM. Fly-In or Drive In Free Tee shirt for all pilots that fly in. Fly-bys Vintage Aircraft-Experimental Aircraft-Light Sport aircraft- Fuel on field- Aviation safety Seminar We are outside the ADIZ- Grass Roots aviation at it best. Check our web site for pilot fly in information. Custom Cars-Vintage cars-Hot Rods - Contact: Brian Dolan 443 831 7609, Email: essexskypark@hotmail.com

Sept 28: Pottstown Municipal Airport, Pottstown, PA “Young Eagles Rally - Airport Community Day!” 10 am - 3 pm Please call or click link below for details. http://www.1250.eaachapter.org/september28thyoungeagles.htm Contact: Fred Van Ryn 484-524-2180

Sept 28: W05 Gettysburg Regional Airport Gettysburg, PA  Wings, Wheels, & Pancakes Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EAA Chapter 1041, The Gettysburg Barnstormers, will hold their breakfast event both days. Join us for the best breakfast around, great food, wonderful atmosphere, and surrounded by history! This is the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Contact: Henry Hartman keystonesnowmobiler@comcast.net 717-465-5952.www.1041.eaachapter.org/

Oct. 6: Sidney Municipal Airport (N23), Sidney, NY, 8:00am-1pm. Fly-In Breakfast, pancakes, real maple syrup, eggs, sausage, applesauce, orange juice, and assorted beverages. Exhibits, live music, crafts, demonstrations, blood pressure screening, and the Grand Finale Car Show and Cruise-In. Airplane rides will also be available. Sponsored by the Fagan Flyers. For more information call (607) 561-2346

Oct 6: Lincoln Park Airport, Lincoln Park, NJ 9am - 12pm October 2013 Young Eagles Rally Let your Dreams take flight! Join EAA Chapter 501 at Lincoln Park Airport for FREE airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 (with parent’s permission). Registrations and flights begin at 9am and go approximately until noon. This rally is weather dependent so please visit www.eaa501.org before leaving your house for the most up to date information regarding our rally. See you there! Contact: Jonathan Seibert (856) 562 2343

Oct 6: ELM Elmira/Corning Regional Airport Elmira Corning, New York. Fly-In Pancake Breakfast 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM. EAA 533 HostsS a Fly-in/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast at the EAA Hangar. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange drink, and coffee will be served from 8:00am – 11:00am at $6.00 per person. Please check our website for details. Fly-in/Drive-In Pancake Breakfasts  are open to the public.Contact: John Flanagan  jflanaga@stny.rr.com, 607-734-0469. http://www.eaa533.org

Oct 6: Wellsville Municipal Airport, Wellsville, NY.  Wellsville Fly-in Pancake Breakfast. Sponsored by: Wellsville Lions Club.  All you can eat Pancakes with real NYS maple syrup, sausage, choice of eggs, and beverages.  For further information please contact 1-585-593-3350 or send a e-mail to wellsvilleflying@aol.com

Oct 19: Medford, NJ. Breakfast at the Flying W Airport Runway Cafe w/Spin Training - Upset Recovery - Flying W Airport - Runway Cafe (N14) Call Freeflight for more info at 609-265-0399. Or Call Bob McGuigan at 856-979-3190 or email Bob @ aerobatNJ@yahoo.com

 

 

Southern (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN)

 

Sep 4-8: Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) Woodruf, SC - Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-In.Triple Tree Arodrome is a jewel, from it’s 7000X400 bermuda grass runway sitting on over 400 acres of lush manicured grass. To it’s camp under the wing style camping areas. This is a world class event that is in it’s seventh year. Ulralights, homebuilts,antiques, and even WW2 bombers can be seen here! Check the website for s and arrival info.This is a must do!! www.tripletreeaerodrome.com/

Oct 5: Northeastern Regional Airport (KEDE) Edenton, NC - Wings Over Edenton. Fly to northeastern North Carolina for a beautiful fall day at Historic Edenton’s biennial fly-in open house. This year marks the 300th birthday for The South’s Prettiest Small Town, and we’re doing it up right. If you come for the weekend, there will be live music in town, boats for rent to explore our lovely bay and creeks, colonial-era museums and architecture, waterfront parks, good places to eat and shop. If you come to spend the day with us at the airport, you will enjoy flight demonstrations, Young Eagle rides, antique cars, antique airplanes, and antique pilots with good stories to share. There will be fuel discounts, ample free parking, food concessions, cars for rent, with prior notice. Edenton has several palatial BBs in the historic district as well as good chain hotels on the outskirts. Camping on the field is free. Give us a call for more information. Contact: Harry Davis 252-482-4664.

Oct 5: 3J1 Ridgeland Airport Ridgeland, NC 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM Race to Ridgeland The sixth annual Race to Ridgeland has been rescheduled to 5 October due to unseasonable weather in early may. As usual, this fly-in will feature the exciting 125nm/anyone can win/handicapped ‘Race to Ridgeland’ itself as well as our signature Spot Landing Contest, candy drop for the kids, and a host of other family oriented and interesting aviation demonstrations: Aerobatics, formation flying, radio control aircraft, gliders, and much more. Food and soft drinks available with proceeds to a local church group. No admission charge and everyone is both welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact: Lee Loganleeloganster@gmail.com 912 -965-4903 http://www.racetoridgeland.com.

Oct 12: Blairsville Airport (KDZJ) Blairsville, GA - EAA1211 Fall Chili Fly-In. Come visit us at the Blairsville Airport in the beautiful north Georgia mountains just as the leaves turn color for our Chili fly-in! Enjoy our various types of chili for our chili cook-off! Last year we had a record braking year with over 55 aircraft flying in and hope to break it again! Come join us for some hangar flying with great airplanes and great people! Hope to see you there! Rain date following Saturday if needed. Please contact us and visit website for more information! Contact: Caleb G 7068971713.