May 20, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
The official trailer for the new Disney movie Planes has been released. The 3-D animated movie will be screened at this year’s EAA AirVenture Aug. 2 before opening in theaters Aug. 9.
The movie covers the adventures of Dusty (voiced by comedian Dane Cook), an airplane who dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But a fear of heights stymies Dusty’s dream. He is helped by a seasoned naval aviator (voiced by actor Stacy Keach) who helps him qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Other voices featured in the film include Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett, and Cedric the Entertainer.
Three-time national aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff will speak July 29 at Build a Plane's 2014 Teachers' Day event during AirVenture.
The European Aviation Safety Agency is making moves to reduce what the agency has called an "excessive" regulatory burden on general aviation.
Alaska seaplane pilots will gather at Lake Hood April 26 for a day of free seminars, briefings, and conversation to kick off the season.
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