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The Fairway Restaurant right near La Junta Airport, La Junta, CO
"Casual restaurant with excellent food right on the La Junta golf course and within short walking distance of KLHX. Might need reservations depending on time of day. Courtesy car also available at the airport including weekends. Fun little stop for lunch and an easy flight from Colorado Springs or Denver." - Submitted by Jason
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Minimax Tug for Tail Dragger Aircraft
This is the Minimax Tail-Dragger Aircraft Tug. The drill drives the gearbox via a high strength steel drive shaft. It's comfortable working height takes the load off your knees, back and arms in the process. Prices are just right for anyone wanting a great aircraft tug. Visit their website:
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New Aviation Event - Stephenville Fly-in, Stephenville, TX - Thursday, Mar 2, 2023
Various Aircraft Types Farmer's Market Car Show. Complimentary Grab and Go Breakfast. Get It Before It's Gone! Saturday March 2nd. 9 am - 12 pm. Stephenville Clark Regional Airport.
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New Aviation Event - Christmas at the Airport, Marshall, TX - Saturday, Dec 16, 2023
Come take pictures with classic cars. Planes food drinks provided by C.A.F. Food served 12-1. Fuel discounted 25cents per gallon. Time 10-3
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Wood County Airport Collins Field, Mineola, TX
"Come visit Wood County Airport Collins Field and go fishing on Lake Fork! Fishing guides are available to pick you up at your plane and you can also use a courtesy car to hop over to Mineola or Quitman for shopping and eating." - Submitted by Erin Mason
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Van's Aircraft Announces Chapter 11 Reorganization
On December 4, 2023, Van's Aircraft filed for Chapter 11 protection with the federal bankruptcy court. This filing will allow Van's to remain open and in business, and provides a path for the company to fulfill customer orders while it works to recover to an operationally sustainable and profitable status. In this video, Van's founder Dick VanGrunsven and Van's Chief Restructuring Officer Clyde Hamstreet explain the filing.
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RV 10 Build 19 - Rudder Fiberglass Tips
Video 19 of my Van's Aircraft RV 10 Build I prepare and install the first fiberglass fairing. I thought I was going to complete all the fairings in one or two days, THEN as I read the instructions I realized there was fiberglass work to be done. I needed to order Fiberglass, and epoxy and do a LOT more cutting and sanding than I planned on.
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New Aviation Event - A Warbird's Christmas, Rockport, TX - Saturday, Dec 9, 2023
ACTS Aviation , with Airplanes and Coffee, are hosting the upcoming A Warbird's Christmas on December 9th at the hangar in Rockport TX (KRKP - Aransas County Airport) Things to look forward to: -Free EAA airplane rides for kids 8-17yrs old in a classic Aeronca Champion. (limited availability) -Warbird rides for purchase https://commemorativeairforcecentraltexaswing.thundertix.... -WWII Guest Of Honor 🎖 John J. Ley (D-Day survivor) -Christmas in the hangar and refreshments for purchase -Static WWII Warbirds to view and take pictures -Watching historical airplanes fly all day long.
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New Aviation Event - Pancake Breakfast and Flocking Christmas Tree, Southampton, NJ - Saturday, Dec 9, 2023
Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Adult $7 Child under 8 $4 breakfast 8 to 11 Tree Flocking at noon Benefit Jack Allen Museum.
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