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A Few Words With Gregory W. “Wired” Colyer – T-33 Airshow Performer

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirshowsAviation HistoryUncategorizedWarbird

Good morning Gregory,
Ok I’ve seen you perform at a few air shows in New England. Before that I’ve only seen T-33s in books. I understand you are from California and took your first flight at 7 years old.
You got your pilot’s license while in the Army in 1982. It seems you had a plan but things didn’t exactly happen the way you expected. Can you explain what happened? Knee injury kept me from flight school, then I wanted to be airline pilot, but my son was born and could not afford $9 an hour to fly for regional airline, so I became a controller instead. But I kept flying.

What got you hooked on the T-33? The T-33 was always my favorite plane as a kid. I flew a friends and had to have one. Bought my first T-33 in 2008.

How is the T-33 as a cross country ride? Great! Long legs, fast but ha...

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EAA’s AirVenture 2021 = EAA AirVenture 2020 (Plus One) And Then Some!

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirports Around the WorldAirshowsAntiqueAviation HistoryBusiness AviationClassic AircraftContemporary AircraftEAA AirVentureGeneral AviationHelicoptersMilitaryU.S. Air ForceWarbird

The AirVenture 2020 aviation celebration in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was forced to be cancelled over health concerns associated with the Covid 19 crisis. There were a number of milestones which would have been celebrated during last year’s gathering.

There will be a 2021 AirVenture, and many of the 2020 milestones will be brought forward and celebrated this year. In fact, many news releases for this year’s AirVenture include anniversaries with a “(Plus One)” distinction!

Here’s a quick look at some of the celebrations and anniversary themes that will be presented during the 2021 EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh. The (Plus One) indicates that 2020 is the real anniversary… either from the EAA’s media releases or by this editor.

Please note that these are planed events and performers, and n...

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A Real Community Airshow at Tyabb Airfield, Victoria, Australia

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirports Around the WorldFormation FlyingHelicoptersWarbird

On Sunday 8 March, the Peninsula Aero Club at Tyabb Airfield, in Association with Paul Bennet Airshows and Sponsor IOR Aviation, ran their latest airshow with benefits to the community including Funflight, for children with severe health issues, Angel Flight, providing free transport for sick people from remote communities, Tyabb CFA, suicide prevention through Chasing Change and other community-based organizations.

As always, it was a great venue with most areas reached along the single crowd line within minutes. Local pilots support the airshow with donated air time and display aircraft on the ground. Tyabb has always had a nice range of vintage and antique aircraft, and has many unique warbirds, several having been restored here.

The display line was nice and close, making all aircra...

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