July 31, 2012
By Jim Moore
Using lights to illuminate smoke, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team dazzled the crowd at EAA AirVenture July 28.
AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs a formation loop during the night show at EAA AirVenture.
Bill Leff prepares for takeoff in his AT-6 equipped with wingtip fireworks launchers at EAA AirVenture.
Lights illuminate the engine compartment of the AT-6 Texans flown by the AeroShell Aerobatic Team at EAA AirVenture.
Gene Soucy’s Grumman “Showcat” biplane launches fireworks into the night at EAA AirVenture.
Gene Soucy’s Grumman “Showcat” biplane deploys a combination of smoke and fireworks.
Gene Soucy’s Grumman “Showcat” wows the crowd in a loop, smoke on, wings blazing.
Gene Soucy pilots his Grumman “Showcat” biplane in the night show at EAA AirVenture.
Bill Leff pushes his AT-6 Texan through a loop with wings blazing.
Bill Leff performs a night show at EAA AirVenture.
Bill Leff launches fireworks from his AT-6 Texan.
Bill Leff performs at EAA AirVenture.
Fireworks filled the night sky during the July 28 show at EAA AirVenture.
Gene Soucy’s “Showcat” silhouetted against a wall of fire touched off during the finale of the night show July 28 at EAA AirVenture.
AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot who enjoys competition aerobatics.
Experimental Aircraft Association,
After testing more than 3,000 formulas over a 10-year period, Shell Aviation submitted its candidate fuel to the FAA for consideration as a fleet-wide, unleaded avgas replacement in July.
The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced July 31 at EAA AirVenture.
Hang around aircraft restorers and you’ll inevitably hear tales of priceless historical relics hidden in barns, buried in shrink wrap, or otherwise stuck in time awaiting discovery.
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