Monthly Archives: July 2012

WACO Reunion

I have previously mentioned that I am more interested in getting to events that are slightly more individual than the bigger airshows these days.  That also includes when I am trying to get material for the magazine together.  One such … Continue reading

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Rockford

Only a week after Janesville’s show (discussed here) came Rockford’s show.  Given that Rockford is about 20-30 miles south of Janesville, this must be a bit of feast or famine for the local aviation enthusiasts.  Rockford is a larger show … Continue reading

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Janesville

The Janesville show, or to give it it’s proper title, The Southern Wisconsin Airfest, is on each year but, for one reason or another, I have never previously attended it. This time, my friend Art Nalls was displaying with his … Continue reading

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Show Season – What to Do?

This time of year brings with it the opportunity for a number of airshows to be visited. I have found myself attending fewer shows in recent years than had previously been the case. This is a function of the changes … Continue reading

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Stormy Clouds Roll In

With warm weather comes the chance of storms.  Many times I have noticed the storm as it hit us and wished I had been down on the lakeshore to see the whole thing run in and get some good lightning … Continue reading

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More Tucson Exploration

While the majority of my time at Tucson International was spent chasing F-16s, there is a lot more going on at the airfield.  This part of the world is popular for aircraft storage as a result of the dry conditions … Continue reading

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Tucson F-16s

I recently was in Tucson AZ for a piece I was working on for the magazine.  Since that is yet to be public, I will have to hold off on putting anything from the visit on here.  However, I did … Continue reading

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Brickworld 2012

Each year a Lego event called Brickworld takes place just north of Chicago.  Last year was the first time I had visited the event and I did write a blog post about it then.  If you want to see that, … Continue reading

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Marine One

With the President being a Chicago resident, it is not uncommon for him to be in the city from time to time and a presidential movement means some unusual aircraft.  Given all of this, it might be surprising that I … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wicket

I have always had a soft spot for hippos.  No idea why but something about them has always interested me.  I don’t think it has anything to do with Disney and tutus but you never know what your subconscious is … Continue reading

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