July 29, 2011
By AOPA ePublishing staff
EAA AirVenture showcases some of aviation's biggest aerobatic stars. AOPA photographers caught some moments on film from the jaw-dropping performances that made thousands of fly-in attendees stop and stare.
Warbird formations put the spotlight on veterans during daily airshows.
Many a Navy, Marine, and Air Force pilot has trained in a Beechcraft T-34.
Matt Younkin's popular Twin Beech 18 routine pays tribute to his father, performer Bobby Younkin. Now Younkin also carries the memory of his sister, wingwalker Amanda Franklin, who died earlier this year from complications of burns and injuries in an airshow crash.
The Aeroshell team's AT-6 Texans never go out of style.
Prometheus unleashes the firepower of a 400-hp engine.
An up-close look at Monday's afternoon airshow. The view from the cockpit is even better.
Skip Stewart gets some help working the crowd.
One of these things is not like the others … The Aerostars Aerobatic Team shows off the Yak 52 TW.
Sweet ride! This Interstate Cadet lands on an RV.
Strap in and hold on. A wingwalker waves from this modified Grumman Ag Cat.
A day draws to a close on the AirVenture grounds.
Austin with airshow performer Matt Younkin.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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