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Chino Planes of Fame Air Show – May 3-4, 2014

I love air shows. Big ones, small ones, local ones, military ones.. I love them all and try not to miss any, but there’s one that is always in the biggest, brightest, boldest letters on my calendar: The Chino Planes of Fame Air Show. Why? Warbirds, that’s why! I like all kinds of aircraft, but I like piston-engine warbirds the …

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Riverside Air Show, April 5th

Holy cow! There’s only a week until the Riverside Airshow and I’m just now adding it to my website! I’ve never been to the Riverside Airshow which is why this blog entry doesn’t have one of my photos at the top. I’ve planned to go for at least the last 8 years, but it always seems to sneak past me. …

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CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard


The first CicLAvia event of 2014 will be held on April 6th which, as I type this, is only 13 days away. Boy howdy, this one snuck up on me! Please visit the CicLAvia Website for official information about the route and some background about what CicLAvia is. What follows is my own opinion which is based on the four …

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Weaselfest 2014

I should start this by explaining what a Weasel is for those of you who are going HUH?: A Weasel is a remote control slope glider that was designed and manufactured by Dream-Flight RC which is located in Santa Barbara. These gliders are small, agile, and nearly indestructible due to their compact size and foam construction. This and many other …

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Kite Party

Here’s an interesting event you will want to add to your calendar if you like kites and spending the day at the beach: The Kite Connection will be hosting Kite Party 12 on March 8-9, 2014 on the sand to the right of the Huntington Beach Pier. I stumbled across this event during a bicycle ride a couple years ago …

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NHRA Winternationals Track Walk

Track Walk

I just received word from a member of the NHRA staff that the Sunday morning Track Walk at the Winternationals will feature all four of the 2013 Pro-class champions. So if you’d like to walk down the NHRA’s world-famous “home” dragstrip with Shawn Langdon, John Force, Jeg Coughlin, and Matt Smith you need to be there no later than 9:30 …

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NHRA Winternationals

WHEN: Thursday 02/06/14 through Sunday 02/09/14. WHERE: Auto Club Raceway at the Pomona Fairplex. SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE FOR PDF MORE INFO: The 2014 NHRA “Mello Yello” Professional Drag Racing Series consists of 24 races and the first and last races are right here in Southern California. It begins with the Winternationals in February and ends with the Finals in November and both of …

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Aviation Event List

Sean Tucker

Here’s a list of some noteworthy aviation events that will be held in Southern California during 2014. I can’t go to the Cable Airshow due to an obligation and I think I’ll have to choose MCAS Miramar or Catalina, but I don’t plan to miss any of the others. Cable Airshow, Upland – January 11-12 Los Angeles County Air Show, …

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NiMH Battery Pack Maintenance

NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) packs don’t get as much buzz as newer lithium packs do these days, but they still play an important role in model aviation. Among other things, NiMH is still the most common battery type found in RC transmitters and they continue to be a popular choice for receiver packs in gliders because that type of aircraft can …

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Los Angeles County Air Show

Blue Angles

There’s something new and exciting brewing here in Southern California: Los Angeles County will be holding it’s inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show on March 21 – 22 at the William J. Fox Airport in Lancaster, and the feature performers will be the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Booyah! Also scheduled to perform is the Red Bull Air Force featuring 5-time U.S. National Aerobatic …

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