Calendar of Events

    2014
    September 18, 2014, Oshkosh, WI - EAA AirVenture Museum -The Battle of Midway
    Free admission
    7 - 8:30 p.m.

    Aviation Adventure Speaker Series Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States defeated Japan at Midway in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II. Get a detailed look at how advances in code breaking allowed the United States to preempt and counter Japan’s planned ambush.

    Enjoy a beyond the barrier cockpit climb in various World War II aircraft immediately following the presentation.

    For more information visit www.AirVentureMuseum.org or call 920-426-6823.

    September 26-28th - 5th Annual Elkhart Warbird Gathering
    Mark your calendar for this year’s event September 26-28th a fun filled weekend for the 5th Annual Elkhart Warbird Gathering(EWG). This year’s theme features “The Gunfighter” http://www.p51gunfighter.com/ . Lumpy (Larry Lumpkin) and Jeff(LineDog) Linebaugh and all their buddies are finally headed to Elkhart.

    Friday September 26th is arrival day and fun flying. Activities planned for Saturday September 27th include local fun
    formation and solo flying, waivered airspace for the aerial demonstrations, strafing flour bomb runs, and 4-ship formation contests by aircraft class. Come early for fun flying, formation and team selection and practice, most importantly for enjoying good fellowship.

    Special hotel rates are available at the following motels “Quality Inn & Suites” @ 574-264-0404 (approx. $45); “Baymont Inn and Suites (formerly Jameson Inn) @ (800) 337-0550 (approx. $60), or Best Western @574-262-8761. Tell them you are with the Elkhart Warbird Event. We will have a few RV Dealer demo campers for rent on the field with hot showers in the EWE Headquarters Hanger next to the campers; Let me know if you prefer this rental route. Enterprise cars are available in Elkhart (574) 266-1862. Major Rental Companies are available at KSBN (15miles away). Check AirNav http://www.airnav.com/airports. For rental car #’s

    September 27, 2014, Oshkosh, WI - EAA September Swing
    7 to 11 p.m.
    $40 per person; $75 per couple

    Relive the excitement and glamour of the 1940s at EAA’s “September Swing!” This big band hangar dance will feature the sights and sounds of Ladies Must Swing, an all-female, 19-piece jazz band from Madison, Wisconsin. Learn to swing dance (or practice your skills) from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and then dance the night away amidst an authentic collection of World War II planes, vehicles, and artifacts.

    Great music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and 1940s fun make up this exciting event at the EAA AirVenture Museum. Vintage wear is encouraged, but not required. Prizes will be awarded for best period attire and best dancers.

    Admission price includes museum entrance, hors d'oeuvres, live music, dance lessons, and much more. Wine, beer and cocktails will be available for purchase all evening.
    http://www.EAA.org/septemberswing

    September 27-28, Peachtree City, GA - Georgia’s Dekalb-Peachtreee Airport (KPDK) will be transformed into a World War II airfield
    Chamblee, Georgia’s Dekalb-Peachtreee Airport (KPDK) will be transformed into a World War II airfield September 27-28, 2014 when a squadron of vintage military aircraft from across the United States descend on the former Navy training base to celebrate the inaugural Atlanta Warbird Weekend.

    The first ever Atlanta Warbird Weekend is a community effort inspired and lead by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, the Georgia Chapter of the largest WWII flying museum in the United States.  Originally conceived as a showcase for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” from CAF Airbase Arizona, the lineup has grown to include over 15 WWII-era aircraft, military vehicles, reenactors in period uniforms, educational activities and opportunities to meet World War II veterans.   Over twenty organizations are collaborating to create the event.

    A Supermarine Spitfire, made famous during the Battle of Britain, will be joined by a trio of North American P-51 Mustangs and a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair.  The Mustangs were nicknamed “Little Friends” by United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) bomber crews, while the Corsair is often associated with the United States Marine Corps’ VMF-214 Black Sheep Squadron and Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Greg Boyington. 
    Rides can be purchased in the B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey”, P-51 Mustang “Red Nose” and other CAF Dixie Wing aircraft, with prices starting at $99.  Proceeds from the rides and aircraft tours are used to offset costs in maintaining and flying the aircraft.

    Atlanta Warbird Weekend will be held Sept. 27th-28th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  For a complete schedule of activities, flight prices and reservations or to purchase tickets to “Dinner With Eagles”, visit www.atlantawarbirdweekend.com

    September 27 – 28, Dayton, OH – The 2014 WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous will not only allow visitors to see great flying action from the early years of aviation, but also includes free interactive educational programs that provide a hands-on experience for the entire family, Sept. 27-28 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
    Presented by museum staff and volunteers, these educational programs will be located in the activities tent on the grounds of the event, and feature four different stations, Parachutes, How an Airplane Flies, Rotary Engines and Make and Fly a Paper Glider.  A complete listing of guest speakers and topics is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/wwi.asp.
    Gates will be open each day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free, and food and merchandise will be available for sale.
    In addition to the flying event, the museum has launched a WWI anniversary page on its website. Each week through 2018, a WWI-related artifact will be featured, along with links to other online resources. Visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/research/ww100.asp to learn more.

    For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-7207.

    October 4-5, Virginia Beach, VABiplanes and Triplanes: Annual weekend of re-enactors and flights of rarely seen aircraft from the time of the First World War. Celebrate the Hundred Year Anniversary of the start of the Great War, among ground re-enactors, and lots of food, music, and entertainment from the Roaring Twenties. Call 757-721-PROP or view www.VBairshow.com.

    October 4, 2014, Chino, CA - Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Event. The topic for the October 4 event is ‘Carrier Air War in the Pacific', featuring the Grumman TBM Avenger. We are privileged to have Thomas M. Cleaver, Lt. Cdr. James Duffy, and Michael Criminera as our speakers.  Their presentations will be follow by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The TBM will be on display and perform a flight demonstration. At 12:00 noon, the Membership Sponsored raffle flight will occur in the featured aircraft if possible. Become a member to enter the raffle. All members are eligible to enter the raffle, but you must be present to win. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am–12 noon: Speaker program & flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9:00am. Planes of Fame Air Museum, 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA 91710.  For more information click here

    October 10, Culpeper, VA -   Featuring approximately 25 T-6 Texans SOARING down the Potomac River- over Arlington National Cemetery AND over the Pentagon.  This event is titled the Potomac Flight- An Historic Flight Over Washington D.C. Honoring Our Nation's Veterans.   More information can be found on this press release.

    October 11, Culpeper, VA - 15th Annual Culpeper Air Fest.   This year's event will showcase the Trojan Horseman Demo, B-25 Bomber Panchito, (2) Pitts acts and the world's only privately owned Sea Harrier.   You can find further information at the website

    October 24 – 26, Kanawha City, WV – Classic Beauties, a non-profit organization, is proud to present A Hero’s SALUTE!, honoring all of West Virginia's veterans. The money collected will be disbursed directly to veteran's needs.
    We are excited to bring WWII alive, October 25th, at the Executive Air Hangar at Yeager Airport. The planning is complete and a detailed list of events to follow. We are asking attendees to dress in the 40s, but is not required.
    Nine WWII warbirds will be on display during the day and will start their flying demonstrations at approximately 4pm. Our featured plane is the P-51, QuickSilver, piloted by Scott "Scooter" Yoak from Lewisburg, WV. You will experience the sights and sounds of the powerful warbirds as they fly. You will witness the "Missing Man" formation flown in honor of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
    Throughout the day you will enjoy the war-era music performed by Theresa Eaman and The Manhattan Dolls and laugh to the comic routines of Abbott & Costello.
    FDR will talk a New Deal, as well as other re-enacters that will be on hand to tell of the war. There will be a tent designated for living history that will include relics and mementos, guest speakers throughout the day. Although this is WWII themed, there will be exhibits for the Korean and Vietnam Wars as well as the Wars on Terrorism. We will have a ceremony at 3pm that recognizes, and honors, all veterans and active military.
    The dinner will have a designated menu of BBQ meat and fixins, served in the hangar. The hangar dance concludes the day's events.
    A complete schedule is listed below. Tickets are on sale now at Bosom Buddies in Kanawha City, W.Va. and online at www.aherossalute.com. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, and veterans with an ID and children under five get in for free.
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    Parking is at Northgate Industrial Park...you will be shuttled to the event. ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING at the airport. Handicap services will be provided from Northgate with handicap buses.

     

    Warbird Squadron Monthly Meeting Information

    Nashville, TN – EAA Warbirds Squadron 1 meets monthly. Please contact Squadron Commander Harold Cannon by phone: 270-316-9014 or by email harold.c.cannon@gmail.com for more information regarding meeting times and locations.

    Seattle, WA – EAA Warbirds Squadron 2 meets every second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Squadron Commander Ron Morrell by phone: 425-463-6519 or by email: cwbcommander@gmail.com for more information on meeting locations or check out the website at www.cascadewarbirds.org.

    Indianapolis, IN – EAA Warbirds Squadron 3 meets every second Saturday at 10:30 a.m. October through May. Please contact Squadron Commander William Crabill by phone at 765-427-3754 or by email bcrabill@purdue.edu for more information on meeting locations.

    Joliet, IL – EAA Warbirds Squadron 4 meets the first Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m. at Pilot Pete’s Restaurant & Bar Schaumburg Airport, 905 W. Irving Park. Please contact Squadron Commander Thomas Buck by Phone 815-726-5095 or by email at 5bucks@sbcglobal.net or check out the website at www.warbirdsquadron4.org for more information.

    Oconto, WI – EAA Warbirds Squadron 6 meets monthly. Please contact Squadron Commander Stephen Witt by phone: 920-846-3843 or by email at wittspig@plbb.us for more information regarding meeting times and locations. Also, feel free to check out their website at www.warbirdsix.com.

    Nashua, NH – EAA Warbirds Squadron 7 meets every third Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Please contact Squadron Commander Tom Schinkel by phone: 617-818-8783 or by email warbirdsqdn7@comcast.net for more information regarding meeting locations. You may also check out their website at www.wb7.eaachapter.org.

    Hillsboro, OR – EAA Warbirds Squadron 13 meets once a quarter. Please contact Squadron Commander Steve Householder by phone: 503-615-0617 or by email at trojanplanes@aol.com for more information on meeting times and locations.

    Chino, CA – EAA Warbirds Squadron 16 meets every Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Planes of Fame briefing room at Chino Airport. Please contact H.F. “Enrico” Bottieri by phone: 714-964-4864 or by email thebeechboys@socal.rr.com. You may also check out their website at www.warbirdsusa.org for more information.

    Cincinnati, OH – EAA Warbirds Squadron 18 meets every first Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Squadron Commander James Stitt by phone: 513-241-1661 or by email towerjimsk@gmail.com for more information on meeting locations. You may also check out their website at www.cincinnatiwarbirds.org.

    Phoenix, AZ – EAA Warbirds Squadron 20. Please contact Squadron Commander Patrick Giery by phone: 480-221-1054 or by email deegrimm@cox.net to find out more about the times and locations of squadron meetings. You may also check out their website at www.squadron20.org.

    Punta Gorda, FL – EAA Warbirds Squadron 24 meets the last Saturday of each month at 10:30 on the EAA Campus in the Squadron’s new building. It is located next to the EAA Chapter 565 building near the south ramp (south of the FBO) at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda. There’s plenty of free parking for planes and cars. Please contact Squadron Commander James “Zack” Olzacki by phone: 941-636-6188 or by email at warbirdzack@aol.com. You may also check out their website at www.floridawarbirds.org.

    Hastings, MN – EAA Warbirds Squadron 28 meets every first Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Please Contact Squadron Commander Rodney Walker by phone: 541-480-3295 or by email r.walker@minn.net for more information on meeting locations.

    Mesa, AZ – EAA Warbirds Squadron 50 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at Falcon Fld. Mesa, AZ 85215. Please contact Squadron Commander Richard A. (Dick) Stich by phone: 480-830-6182 or by email at rstich2@cox.net for more information.

 

   

     
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