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The Other Jones Beach Air Show

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Jones Beach, NY, had a big Memorial Day Air Show on Saturday, May 27th. Show Center was at the classic Memorial Tower, at the center of Jones Beach State Park on the ocean, south of Freeport, Long Island. If you went to Jones Beach, it’d be a long walk from the parking lots to the water line! Although it was relatively mild on that Saturday, there have been days at these beach air shows – Jones Beach NY, Atlantic City NJ, Ocean City MD – when it could be in the 90’s and watching an air show there under those hot conditions could be like being in the Sahara Desert – unless you were neck deep in the water. But for many Long Islanders, there is another more civilized solution – go to the launch point at Republic Airport and, if the wind is right, watch the planes taking off right next to you at Runway 1/19 next to the American Airpower Museum. Additionally, you get to see all the AAM’s flyable warbirds.

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Remembering Ed Maloney’s Legacy at Chino, 2017

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Photography by Beau Goff and Jared Black

Legacy. Everyone leaves one and every person has a choice in how theirs will be defined. By a person’s actions, they determine how they are to be remembered. While everyone experiences some degree of success in this endeavor, some accomplish this in spectacular fashion. One of those people, the late Ed Maloney created a lasting tradition of excellence within the warbird community that is simply unrivaled. Now, 60 years later, that tradition once again manifested itself in a magnificent airshow in Chino, California.

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Gathering of Warbirds, 2017

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Waukesha County Airport (KUES), better known as Crites Field, lies approximately 26 miles to the West of General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE) and adjacent to I-94. It covers 543 acres and has two runways, one of which (Runway 18-26) being 5,849 feet long. Crites field sees an average of 114 movements a day and is Wisconsin’s busiest General Aviation airport, except for the 6-day run of EAA AirVenture. The airport opened in 1935 and is named after Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame members the twin brothers Dean and Dale Crites. Dean and Dale Crites have been central figures in Wisconsin aviation history for over 60 years.

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Quonset Point 2017 – And A Whole Lot More!

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Quonset Point had an air show on May 20th and 21st in Rhode Island right on Narragansett Bay, and just a short drive from Newport. Some people will say it only had seven airplanes. That’s actually true if you count the military statics – two Eagles; two Blackhawks; a Texan II, an Apache and a classic Orion. But if you count everything – Hot Ramp; Cold Ramp; EAA Ramp; Dirt Ramp and military planes that were not allowed on any ramp (for some crazy reason) – there was a total of sixty-five air show airplanes. And that’s not even counting the Quonset Air Museum airplanes that are normally rolled out to the static ramp but are now in storage, sealed in white shrink-wrap preservative pending resolution of the Museum status after it closed last summer. The air show had a total of sixty-five airplanes – not bad considering the Canadian Snowbirds bugged out at the last minute after Quonset Point and the Rhode Island National Guard printed up all those fancy Air Show programs with the Snowbirds on the front cover.

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