Here it is, October 1. This is the launch date of the new electronic magazine Airplanista. If you like airplanes, all kinds of airplanes, from Jenny’s to jets to ultralights to antique Cessnas and Pipers to biplanes and sailplanes and seaplanes, you should check out Airplanista. If reading about pilots and what they do interests you, really, check out Airplanista. Another good thing about Airplanista includes the photographs. Everyone likes pictures of airplanes.
Dan Pimentel, also known as Av8rdan, has been blogging on aviation topics for the last five years. As a trained journalist and former sports editor who is also a pilot, he said it was time to transition the blog into something more. As a result, Dan created the idea of his electronic magazine, Airplanista.
I became involved in Airplanista when asked to provide monthly columns with news about Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. I have served as an assistant professor, flight instructor and check airmen at the university for the last 20 years. I look forward to providing Airplanista with news about the school, the students, the research, and events happening around campus, such as next week’s Wings and Waves Air Show.
If you are anywhere in the Southeast United States over the weekend of October 8 – 10, you should try to stop by The World’s Most Famous Beach to take in the Wings and Waves Air Show.
This year’s show features the Snowbirds Demonstration Team, of the Canadian Air Force. Additional military jet demonstrations include flights by the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet, and the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor and F-16 Viper. An historic P-51 Mustang will join the Air Force jets and the three aircraft will fly formation in a Heritage Flight pass along the beach in front of the hotels.
Other aerobatic performers include Matt Chapman, Mike Goulian, Julie Clark, Greg Poe, Mike Wiskus, Corky Fornof, Rob Holland, Jason Newberg, the Skytypers, and Tim Plunkett’s World War I Aviation Collection.
© 2010 J. Clark