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.
Red Bull Air Racing has returned for 2014, with Paul Bonhomme, twice a world champion of past years’ competitions, claiming a victory.
AOPA President Mark Baker flew four women and girls on two flights March 4 as part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week activities designed to introduce more women and girls to aviation.
Pilots from Maine and New England turned out in numbers for the annual Maine Aviation Forum hosted by EAA Chapter 1434.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.