For a taste of summer, Gary Berdeaux presents his 2012 adventure to the Koontz Fly-In at Dugger’s Field, Alabama. He and his triker friends —well, the hardy ones at least— make the trip to Alabama to enjoy the camaraderie and the opportunity to chuck tomatoes at a target in the pond. Nothing better for tomato-chucking ...
You know that a fly-in is going to be a party when instead of planning a pancake breakfast, they hire a band. Keith Smith is going to be hosting such an event that is open to powered paragliders, trikes, fixed wing ultralights and just about anyone who can fly or drive to his field. He talks with us about what is shaping up to be a new look for what already has been a great event in the St. Louis area.
The Golden West Fly-In is coming soon and John Gibson joins us to talk about it. There are a lot of things going on at the event as well as some new attractions such as the alternate engine round-up and an outreach to ultralight and light sport pilots.
Paratoys is the biggest powered paragliding company in North America and perhaps the world. As usual, the company has a lot going on in terms of new engines, paramotors, wings and more. Owner Mike Robinson brings us up to speed on what's new and what's on the way.
Britta Penca, one of the very few female gyroplane pilots, joins us to talk about Arizona Popular Rotorcraft Association Chapter 15 fly-in. Beyond the normal great things you can expect at a fly-in, they have two great speakers they've brought in to talk about gyroplane flying.
The good folks in Virginia are getting ready to hold their Festival of Flight and Dee Whittington joins us to talk about a lot of the things planned for this year. This show and the Suffolk Airport are both very sport aviation friendly and we learn about a lot of the things going on there.
Tom Milton joins us to talk about several topics. We talk about gyroplane prerotors and his travel schedule for inspections, ending up at Bensen Days in Florida. We also talk about a man who contributed a lot to sport aviation, Ben Morrow, who passed away late last week.
Sun 'n Fun begins today and we talk with Jim Sweeney as he is headed to the big event. There is a lot to do in so little time and Jim talks about strategies for seeing the stuff that sport aviators especially want to see.
It has been a really long winter for a lot of us. Fortunately for those of us in the north, Sun 'n Fun comes a little early this year. John Burton, Chairman of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In talks about what visitors can expect at this year's show. There is a lot going on and a lot to cover, but we'll try to get it all in.
Jeff Goin from Powered Paraglider Radio visits with John Black, organizer of the Beach Blast 2011 Fly-In at Panama City Beach, Florida. 300 plus PPG pilots from 14 countries attended last year's event and were treated to sugar white sands and the pristine gin-clear water of the Gulf of Mexico. John talks about what else they can expect this year