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.
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
Thierry Zibi announced Aug. 27 that SAM Aircraft, the company he founded to build a distinctive light sport aircraft, is for sale.
Pipistrel, the Slovenian manufacturer of several eco-friendly, electrically powered airplanes, has announced its new two-seat trainer, the WATTsUP.
The Flying Aviation Expo will offer something for everyone at its inaugural event in Palm Springs, California.
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