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EAA Chapter 82 at the Barber Airport in Alliance, Ohio will be having their 4th Annual Corvair Wings & Wheels Fly In & Pancake Breakfast. Home builders are sure to enjoy this summer weekend.
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Another easy summer fly in destination is the 43rd Annual Bryan Kiwanis Fly In Breakfast, Williams County Airport, Bryan, Ohio on July 4th.
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Worth noting: The 2010 Meyers Fly-In will be held June 24-27 at the Moraine Airpark (I73). Events planned are a day visit to the Air Force Museum, dinner at the historic Golden Lamb Restaurant in Lebanon, Ohio, flyouts to Waco Field in Troy, Ohio, and Lunken Field, Cincinnati.
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders will hold their 68th Reunion at the National Museum of the Air Force, located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base April 15-19, 2010
For Additonal Information check the Greater Dayton EAA’s (GDEAA) Aviation Events page.
March 4 is the anniversary of the first flight of the airship Hindenburg, which is better know for the 1937 German Zeppelin disaster at Lakehurst Naval Air Station New Jersey. Aviation contact Dan from airships.net (Twitter: @airships) emailed some information about the website which includes sections of special interest for pilots, such as flight procedures, flight instruments and navigation.
The airships.net site is a non-commercial enterprise and reviewed by a team of respected airship historians – link. The website includes interesting photos, diagrams, and video about the Hindenburg’s history, technology, passenger decks, crew areas, a flight schedule, passenger lists, information about the Hindenburg disaster, etc. If you have an aviation interest, this site is a good source of accumulated archival information. (maiden voyage YouTube footage below) Continue reading
As the promise of electric cars grows, so too does the potential of electric planes. These aircraft, whose motors are far more efficient, reliable and quiet than internal combustion engines, could help transform how we fly – if a few problems could be solved.
Electric motors are three to four times better than internal combustion engines at driving an airplane propeller. And the reliability of electric motors is “perhaps 10 times or even 20 times that of a piston engine,” said Brien Seeley, president of the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation, an independent flight test agency which hosts NASA’s Centennial Challenges for Aeronautics.