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MILWAUKEE WELCOMES SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES

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It was anything but sunny when N826SY, a 15-year-old Boeing 737-8F2 touched down on Runway 1 Left at General Mitchell International Airport at 0847 on Thursday August 26th. A few short minutes later Sun Country Airlines flight 123 pulled into Gate D-42, after departing from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport at 0758 on Sun Country’s “re” inaugural of scheduled service to Milwaukee. Sun Country has served Milwaukee for several years flying charters, and also flew scheduled service to Milwaukee from 1999 to 2001. Sun Country announced on April 27th that they could begin scheduled service to Milwaukee with flights initially to Las Vegas and Minneapolis, with service commencing later this year to Phoenix, Fort Myers, and Cancun Mexico...

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Civilian Aircraft of Interest at EAA’s AirVenture 2021 (Plus a Few More…)

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirshowsEAA AirVentureEventsFly-inFormation FlyingHelicoptersMilitarySpecial EventTransports

Here’s a brief bit of coverage from the aviation festivities found in Oshkosh, Wisconsin during the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the 2021 edition of AirVenture. The show featured over 10,000 aircraft in attendance (plus hundreds of thousands of pilots, crews, families, friends, etc.) over the span of a week. For your viewing pleasure:

Pipistrel Virus SW

Beech Super Kingair 360

Piper M600SLS

Tecnam P-2012

Blackshape Gabriel

PA-18R

Boeing 747-8F

Orbis MD-10-30

Cessna 206 of Samaritan Aviation 

Boeing B-747-8F

Plenty of Douglas transports on the field

Plenty of hangar sessions on the Oshkosh grounds too!

Travel Air 6000B

WACO YKC

Aeronca C-3

Lockheed 12 Electra

Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer

Formations weren’t uncommon in the skies over OSH

Howard DGA (Damn Good Airplane)

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The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover

By: Category: Aviation HistoryAviation PhotographyEventsFormation FlyingMilitarySpecial EventU.S. Air ForceU.S. Marine Corps

The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover by Daniel O. Myers

2020 marked the nation’s 244th birthday. Due to nationwide Covid-19 virus concerns, most activities normally associated with the holiday (fireworks, parades, concerts, etc.) were canceled. In an effort to honor America’s Independence Day in a safe manner, President Trump requested the DoD conduct military flybys over various parts of the country.

The weekend festivities kicked off on Friday July 3rd with the president giving a speech at Mount Rushmore, SD that was preceded by a military flyover consisting of two USAF B-1Bs and three F-16s, four Army HH-60s, and the grand finale- the USN Blue Angels ‘Bomb-Burst’ over Mount Rushmore...

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