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What it's like to train for formation flying
Follow AOPA Content Producer and CFI Alicia Herron and Director of Flight Ops Luz Beattie as they go on a couple of formation training flights.
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Capri Drive-in Theater, Coldwater, MI
"Capri Drive-In Theater is a cool old outdoor movie theater right next to the airport that you can taxi up to within a 5 minute walk. I flew in for the movie and camped overnight and had breakfast at the Prop Blast Cafe there on the grounds. Messenger Lake is across the road part of the famous Chain of Lakes and offers dockside float plane fuel. There's also a courtesy car at the FBO's hangar to get to nearby hotels and cabins." - Submitted by Michael
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Legendary Designer Burt Rutan Returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2024
Burt Rutan, whose innovative designs have captured the world of flight ranging from homebuilt aircraft to space vehicles, will return to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2024 with appearances and forums coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his VariEze canard aircraft design.
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Backcountry Fun with 2300 x 150 Turf Runway and Camping, Restaurant, and BB, Pine, ID
Stayed at the Hayhurst Bed Breakfast during our trip to Pine, Idaho. The BB is within a couple of hundred yards from the airport and Deborah and Buzz, owners of the BB will come and pick you up. They even have a courtesy car who would expect a BB of this caliber to have a crew car? - Submitted by Spencer Hamons
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Homebuilt, Vintage, and Seaplane Aircraft Showcases - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023
A compilation of aircraft showcases during the week of EAA AirVenture 2023 in Oshkosh, WI.
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Van's Aircraft RV-10 Build: Top Wing Skins
The plane wings really take shape as we add the top skins to both. I use a power tool that I never thought I'd use on the aluminum skins and we become very aware of just how many rivets go into the top wing skins of our airplane.
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Estes Drive In, Lincoln, MO
"2,940 foot grass strip with a short walk to the Drive-In. Indoor/outdoor dining with burgers/tenderloins, etc and BBQ on the weekends. Good selection of ice cream also!" - Submitted by Peter E
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Expect These HARD Parts of Flight Training - It Helps A TON
I find that expecting certain challenges helps you better overcome them, because you aren't caught off guard. Knowing what to expect is such a useful tactic in being successful in your flight training! In this video I wanted to cover some common challenges that nearly all pilots experience during their flight training (I have felt ALL of these on this list). Don't be discouraged if you face these challenges, too. Just keep pressing on and I promise it WILL get easier!
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Landing Strip Cafe, Okeechobee, FL
"Excellent restaurant for home cooked breakfast lunch, right in the FBO. The folks at the FBO were super friendly very efficient, they called us on the radio as we were taxiing to tell us where they wanted us to park. We'll be back!!" - Submitted by Mike Duhamel
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