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WACO Kitchen / WACO Aircraft, Battle Creek, MI
"WACO Aircraft, manufacturer of 1920's 1930's biplanes now offers a full restaurant, WACO Kitchen! Enjoy and expect a brilliant fusion of American European Cuisine paired with stunning views of the runway, ramp and WACO's manufacturing facility!" - Submitted by Alex Skiba
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New Aviation Event - Taildragger Tailgater, Brady, TX - Saturday, Oct 21, 2023
Amazing event sponsored by TacAero and the Heart of Texas Flyers
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A little bit of everything. Part2 - RV10 Build by Vlad
Here is another video about my RV10 experience and build. In this video I talk a little about some issues I had with my newly built RV10 as well as show you a little of flight testing of my avionics.
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GoPros and Grass Strips
Today we flew into Cedar Mills Airport. A beautiful and well-kept grass strip worth checking out. Just a short walk to the Pelican's Landing Waterfront Restaurant.
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Vansant Airport, Erwinna, PA
"Van Sant is a classic, grass field airstrip in Erwinna, PA. Bar and Dannie Eisenhauer operate the FBO and offer rides in a 1928 Travel Air biplane, a 1942 Stearman, a 1946 Piper Cub and more. Located on the field are some of the finest examples of vintage planes anywhere. Check out the website for more info. During the summer they hold a dinner movie night on the last Saturday of the month. During the afternoon they give airshow priced plane rides. During dinner there is usually live music with the movie starting at dusk projected on to a hangar door. People fly in, drive in, bike in and walk in for this event. Please come visit. Fun for everyone - adults, kids and dogs! Or fly in any time for a good burger at the Betty Boop grill and just sit under the trees and watch the aviation action!" - Submitted by Samantha Beattie
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Van's RV-8 Build. Ep 094. Wings 23. Main spar countersinking II
Only two hours this evening. A busy day outside of the aero factory meant only enough time to finish off countersinking the right wing spar. With any luck, I'll be able to finish off the left wing tomorrow and move on to attaching the leading edges and top main skins.
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New Aviation Event - Leaf-Peeper Fly-In Breakfast, North Clarendon, VT - Saturday, Oct 14, 2023
8:00 til 1:00 Modern Air hangar FBO at KRUT Join EAA Chapter 968 for our annual foliage fly-in breakfast! All-you-can-eat pancakes many flavors with real Vermont maple syrup, plus bacon, sausage, eggs, homefries, and all the fixings. Donation $15 adult, $7 youth 8-15, under 8 free
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New Aviation Event - Hilltop Lakes Fly in and Swap Meet, Hilltop Lakes, TX - Saturday, Oct 28, 2023
HILLTOP LAKES T38 CLUB FLY IN 0TE4 I have a 16' trailer to bring large items if needed. Call me for arrangements Eric Nesloney 713-882-7616 or In case of duplicate items, make sure your initials are labeled We will advertise on Facebook and send out flyers for other pilots to come and to bring something to swap We are also asking all participants to donate 10 of your proceeds to the T 38 Club.
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New Aviation Event - Benton Fly In, Benton, PA - Saturday, Oct 21, 2023
Join us at the Benton airport for the 15th Annual fall fly-in on Saturday, October 21, 2023, rain or shine. This year we are celebrating the life of Ted Farwell who we lost tragically in a helicopter accident on August 12, 2023. Donations will help benefit his wife and children. All are invited! Fly-in, drive in, or walk in any time. Lunch is being served starting at 11:00 am.
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New Aviation Event - Ocktoberfest, Huron, OH - Saturday, Oct 7, 2023
Fly In drive in Brats, all kind of goodies. Rail or shine indoors our outdoors Bring your family and friends you will love the family fun.
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Gate 12 Bar & Grille, College Station, TX
"A sister to J. Cody's Steaks and BBQ, Gate 12 is Relaxed Elegance in the old terminal building at Easterwood Airport. From the B-29 Prop hanging above the bar to the B-17 mural decorating the wall of The Hanger meeting room. Come have a fantastic lunch or dinner and watch the air traffic through the glass walls of the historic original FBO building. Astin Aviation will take great care of your plane while you dine and have you ready to fly home once you finish your meal. Don't be surprised to find Medical Helicopters to Military training flights passing through while you're here." - Submitted by John Kochan
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When AirVenture ends, but you can’t let go yet…
AirVenture 2024 is coming! July 22 - July 28, 2024
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I Disassemble an Airplane Fuselage - and Nearly Drop It!
The disassembly begins after copious amounts of match drilling an note taking. A near calamitous disassembly shakes me a little bit. Then I spend the better part of two days turning even more of my garage into a spray booth for the longerons. We're nearly to the point of putting this bad chicken together for real, but still have some work to do.
Ryan Flys
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