Monday, January 23, 2012

Cow Pastures to Commercial Carriers

Cow Pastures to Commercial Carriers
Featuring the American Barnstormer's Tour Aircraft
AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In, August 29-September 3 2012

I just found out the theme of this years AAA Fly-In and I can't wait to go!

Always a good time, the Taylor's host a great fly-in. The local Hy-Vee is there 7-7 to serve food, many people fly their airplanes or just sit around telling stories. My good friend Addison Pemberton is going to fire up his Boeing 40 for a return visit.

Save me a cup of coffee and a gallon of 60 wt., I"ll be there.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Missouri Aviation Historical Society Meeting.

Tonite Sky and I went to the monthly meeting of the MAHS. Tonites topic was the Tuskegee Airman and it couldn't have been more timely with the movie coming out tomorrow. (Sky and I are going to a matinee Saturday.)

Presenter Myron Lane spoke about the unit, its history, the adversity they faced as the first all black fighter unit and much more. We had to leave early to get Sky home in time for bed since tomorrow is a school day, but he said he enjoyed it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Black Thursday up in Oshkosh

Several EAA Staffers were let go today.

More info here:

In my opinion, the organization has completely lost focus. Rod is moving it even further from its "Enthusiast" beginnings towards emphasizing its "business" .

They're totally leaving behind us little guys who love flying and airplanes and are moving towards the high dollar guys who have someone build a kit for them, fly a warbird or have a business that rents space in the display buildings.

I posted a picture of the empty spaces at the front of Vintage Parking this year. That wasn't enough to get their attention.

I'm starting my "Do Not Occupy" Oshkosh movement. Maybe if the guys with showplanes don't show up and half of Camp Scholar is empty they'll start to realize something is wrong.