Archive for August, 2010

National Aviation Day in United States Aug 19th

National Aviation Day is a federal observance but it is not a public holiday in the United States. Background In 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed August 19 to be National Aviation Day. The day coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who piloted the Wright Flyer. He and his brother Wilbur are given credit for […]

Getting Ready for Reno 2010

All of us @ classicwarbirds.net  are real excited about the upcoming Reno Air Races. We plan on bringing all our viewers the full Reno experience. We just obtained our Media Passes ,so we can’t wait to go.We are planing on a 5 day visit out to Stead this year. More to come soon.

B-29 Superfortress “Fi Fi” returns to the air.

MIDLAND, TEXAS (Aug. 5, 2010). –The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is proud to announce the return to flight for FIFI, “the Queen of the Fleet.” The world’s only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress returned to the skies early Thursday morning for its first flight since 2004. “It is an emotional day at the CAF for our […]

Reno Races are back Sept 16-19 2010. Please visit our slide show from last year..

Air shows and other flying events are pretty much the same.  No matter where you go, air shows are similar.  A few locals flying, a military jet, some over priced food and if you are lucky, one or two professional acrobatic acts.  The Reno Air Races are like nothing else on this planet or any […]