July 16, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The Experimental Aircraft Association and the Commemorative Air Force are partnering to hold a rare gathering of historic World War II aircraft during the “Heavy Bomber Weekend” in Madison, Wis., July 26 through 28, the weekend before EAA AirVenture.
The event will feature the world’s only airworthy B-29 Superfortress, Fifi, the B-17 Aluminum Overcast, and the B-24 Diamond Lil. Other aircraft at the event will include a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, SNJ-5, PT-26, PT-17 Stearman and T-6 Texan. Most of the airplanes will be available for ground tours and rides. Additional ground tour aircraft include an Air National Guard F-16, and UW Med Flight Helicopter.
The event will be held on the east side of Dane County Regional Airport at Wisconsin Aviation, 3606 Corben Court, in Madison. Admission is $15 per person or $25 for families with children under 18. Children age 10 and under are free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 26 through 28.
Experimental Aircraft Association,
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AOPA’s message that the cost to equip is too high and must drop substantially was heard loud and clear at a “call to action” summit on ADS-B.
USA Today has offered its readers sensationalistic and incomplete journalism with its latest story targeting general aviation, according to AOPA. The Oct. 28 article purports to examine the potential for post-crash aircraft fires.
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