In October, I attended Airportfest at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport. Airportfest is the static display part of the annual Aviation Summit put on by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (my day job). There were around 100 aircraft on display. One of the aircraft at the airport, but not part of the AOPA exhibit was the Pan Am Clipper Tabitha May. This Douglas DC-3 was sitting on the tarmac at the airport, looking like the engines could be fired up and take off at any moment. Enjoy!
You know I’m willing to take one for the team, so when the chance to fly on the Trimotor, I did it. Please watch this 3-minute video clip of the very first story I did for AOPA Live This Week on my ride. You can also see the photos from the event at my Flickr account. Enjoy!
One of the things I love best about my day job is that I am steeped in aviation, past, present and future. Today, I got to sample the past when a group of us from AOPA came down to First Flight Airport (KFFA) in North Carolina today to rededicate a pilot facility that opened 10 years ago during the Centennial of Flight.
There are all kinds of activities going on down here, despite the rain. Below are some of my other photos. Enjoy!
My ride down to KFFA.
KFFA exit and park entrance.
Things You Only See Or Hear At Be A Pilot Family Day
On Saturday, June 15, the Smithsonian held its annual Be A Pilot Family Day at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport. Here are things you’d only hear or see here. Enjoy!
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Saturday, June 16 is the annual Become A Pilot Family Day at the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. I’ll be there recording the Airplane Geeks podcast and manning the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association table! So bring the kids and please say hi! Below is a shot of the Enola Gay I took at last year’s festivities. Enjoy!