Thursday, October 8, 2009

Martin Jetpack "Test Pilot" Opportunity Won on eBay

Martin Aircraft Company recently put a bud on eBay about who would like to become a temporary test pilot for them. Someone has offered to be a test pilot and he got it for $35,101. Congratulations! The person who will get to fly it will be the first person outside Martin Aircraft Company to fly it. Congratulations!. According to Glenn Martin the purchase will not go towards a purchase of a Martin Jetpack.

National Association of Flight Instructors Sued by Joanne & Sandy Hill

Two former board members of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) are suing the organization. They are suing the organization for alleging using instructional materials they developed without authorization. Joanne and Sandy Hill are suing NAFI and Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE). Sandy and Joanne are still currently battling it out.

Cessna Offers New Finance Options

Cessna Finance Corporation (CFC), has started a new finance program with lower rates for Cessna's single-engine piston and Caravan aircraft purchased in 2009. The CFC program offers new rates for the Cessna line of propeller aircraft.

South Carolina Ground & Air Expo October 10-11, 09

The South Carolina Ground & Air Expo in Eastover, South Carolina is October 10-11, 2009 and is at 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Aerobatic Performers
South Carolina Army & Air Gaurd Combined Arms Demonstration
United States Army Golden Knights Demonstration Team
F-16 East Coast Tactical Demonstration Team
United Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team
United Sates Air Force Heritage Flight- P-51 Mustang & F-16 Fighting Falcon
United States Army Air Forces "Sky Soldiers" Cobra Attack Helicopter Demonstration Team
United States Army Air Forces "Sky Soldiers" Rescue at Dawn Demonstration
United States Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk Demonstration
AH-64D Longbow Apache Demonstration
John Klatt- S-300
Fowler Cary- T-33
M-1 Adams Main Battle Tank Demonstration
M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Demonstration
United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III
F-22 Raptor
B-25 Mitchell

Ticket Prices

Sheppard Air Force Base Air Show October 10-11, 09

The Sheppard Air Force Base Air Show in Sheppard, Texas. Time of show 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Aerobatic Performers
F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team
C-17 Globemaster III
C-130 Hercules
Canadian Snowbirds- CT-114 Tutors
A-10 Warthog
B-52 Stratofortress

Ticket Prices:

The Great Georgia Airshow October 10-11, 09

The Great Georgia Airshow is in Falcon Field, Peachtree City, Georgia Gates open at 7:00 A.M. and end to 6:00 P.M.

Aerobatic Performers
Red Thunder Air Team- Russian YAK-52, Chinese Nanchang CJ-6
United States Navy F-18 F Super Hornet
The FlashFire Jet Truck
Dixie Wing Warbirds- SBD Dauntless-5 Dive Bomber, C-45 Expediter, LT-6, SNJ, Mitsubishi Zero Nakajima, B-5N Kate, PT-26, & L-16
Greg Koontz- Piper Cub
United States Golden Knights Parachute Team
AV-8B Harrier II Marine Demonstration Team
A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II
Red Eagle Air Sports- Talon Eagle I
Kent Gorton- Extra 300

Ticket Prices
All: Free

Commemorative Air Force Airshow October 9-11

The Commemorative Air Force Airshow in Midland Texas starts at 7:30 A.M. and ends at 6:00 P.M.

Aerobatic Pilots
Commemorative Air Force World War II Airpower Demonstration
Jan Collmer- Extra 300L
AC-47 Spooky
C-17 Globemaster III
F-16 West Coast Demonstration Team- F-16
B-1 Lancer
Mike Gallaway- Wolf Pitts
Corkey Fornof- Swiffury
F/A-18C West Coast Demonstration Team
FM-2 Wildcat
F6F Hellcat
F4U Corsair
SB2C Helldriver
SBD Dauntless
P-51 Mustang
Huey, Cobra & Caribou- AC-47 & T-33
Tora Tora Tora!
P-39 Airacobra
P-40 Warhawk
P-51 Mustang
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-24 Liberator
B-25 Mitchell Bomber
C-47 Skytrain
Beechcraft Model C-45

Ticket Prices
Adults 13 & Older: $20.00
Children 6-12: $5.00
Special Seating: Extra $5.00 to Ticket Price of one person

Fleet Week Airshow October 8-11, 09

The Fleet Week Airshow starts at 12:30 P.M. and goes to 4:00 P.M in San Fransisco, California.

Airshow Performers
United States Navy Blue Angles- F-18
Sean D. Tucker- Oracle Challenger II Biplane
Julie Clark- T-34A
United Airlines
Cyto Sport T-33
United States Coast Guard helicopter
Tim Weber- Extra 300S
Patriots- L-39
Mike Wiskus- Pitts S-1 11-B SS Modified
Mellisa Andrezejewski- Zivko Edge 540

Ticket Prices
All: $30.00
Children 4-12 (VIP): $75.00
Adults 13 & Older (VIP): 150.00