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Welcome to Oshkosh 2018
July 25, 2018

Welcome to Oshkosh 2018!

Welcome to Oshkosh 2018! Hard to believe that its Oshkosh time already. The year is flying by (pun intended) with Oshkosh marking the mid point in the airshow season. Over the years I’ve learned that the first few days of an event that runs for more than three days finds the organizers looking for performers. The management knows that the big names are the draw for airshow junkies (like us, right?) and wants to save them for later in the week. Now I mean no disrespect to any performer. As I’ve commented in previous years, this “ain’t an easy way to make a living.” With that being said the early days are a great source for new and different aircraft and performers. My first two stories fall into the new/different category.

What is one a pilot’s worst nightmares? I’m sure if you said an engine out you’d be in the majority opinion. Next question (this isn’t a test really), why do single engine pilots learn to fly a multi engine aircraft? For that answer, please refer back to the answer of the original question. Or, in simple pilot speak, the second engine provides redundancy.

Now for the trick question (hmmm, maybe this is a test). If an engine out is a bad thing solved, in theory, by having two engines, why would you deliberately shut both of those perfectly good engines down? I guess the answer to that is to show that aircraft don’t fall out of the sky without a power source. And, as Bob Hoover proved, it also gets the crowds attention. Today, David Martin took a stock Beechcraft Baron and did just that. Look closely and you can see that neither prop is spinning.

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Speaking of twins, can you name the smallest twin-engine manned aircraft in the world without using Google or Siri? (I promise, no more questions). If you said the Cri-Cri you win (and I’m also reasonably sure you cheated). To add some interest (and possibly airspeed) the performance today started with the Cri-Cri being launched from the top of a Ford SUV. This home built Cri-Cri proves that size really doesn’t matter (at least in the world of aerodynamics)!Oshkosh 2018

Mixed in were performances from Rob Holland in the MX2, Kyle Franklin in a Kitfox S7 and the Aeroshell team. I’m sure we’ll see more of them during the week as they are all airshow regulars.

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The weather was variable today with lows clouds alternating with blue skies. Not a perfect day for an airshow. The forecast for the week shows temps on the warm side but there is no rain predicted.

As always, thanks for reading. Looking forward to a great week.

Fly safe.

Ken Dono
Sales Manager

https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure

 

 

Columbia Aircraft Sales Fly-in at KRUT
October 9, 2021

Columbia Aircraft Sales Fly-in at KRUT

October 9th 2021

10AM – 2pm

The Columbia® group of aviation companies plans to host a series of Fly-In’s in 2021.

Our Fall Fly-in event will be hosted by Columbia Air Services, Inc – RUT in lovely Rutland, Vermont  (KRUT).

Aviation enthusiasts, pilots and aircraft owners are invited to attend. The events will feature the latest in new Daher TBM and Columbia Select Pre-Owned TBM aircraft, light refreshments served. We invite you to preregister with Melissa at 800-787-5001 ext. 152

Social distancing guidelines, mask usage and common-sense safety protocols will be in effect during our events in accordance with state guidance.  Regular updates will be sent out by Columbia and current guidelines can be checked at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Travel.

Columbia Aircraft Sales Fly-In at KGON
August 21, 2021

Columbia Aircraft Sales Fly-in at KGON

August  21st 

10AM – 2pm

The Columbia® group of aviation companies plans to host a series of Fly-In’s in 2021.

August 21st will be hosted by Columbia Air Services, Inc. in Groton, CT  (KGON).

Aviation enthusiasts, pilots and aircraft owners are invited to attend. The events will feature the latest in new Daher TBM and Columbia Select Pre-Owned TBM aircraft, light refreshments served. We invite you to preregister with Melissa at 800-787-5001 ext. 152

Social distancing guidelines, mask usage and common-sense safety protocols will be in effect during our events in accordance with state guidance.  Regular updates will be sent out by Columbia and current guidelines can be checked at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Travel.

Columbia Aircraft Sales Fly-In at KBHB
June 12, 2021

Columbia Aircraft Sales Fly-in at KBHB

June 12th

10AM – 2pm

The Columbia® group of aviation companies plans to host a series of three Fly-In’s in 2021 at Columbia Air Services, Inc – BHB, (KBHB) on June 12, at Columbia Aircraft Sales, Inc. (KGON) on August 21, and at Columbia Air Services, Inc – RUT (KRUT)  on October 9.

Aviation enthusiasts, pilots and aircraft owners are invited to attend. The events will feature the latest in new Daher TBM and Columbia Select Pre-Owned TBM aircraft, light refreshments served. We invite you to preregister with Melissa at 800-787-5001 ext. 152.

Social distancing guidelines, mask usage and common-sense safety protocols will be in effect during our events in accordance with state guidance.