Monday, May 19, 2014

Air show and fires increase air activity in San Bernardino

Air Ops at San Bernardino Tanker Base in support of the Wildfire outbreak in San Diego County. 

The San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) saw an increase of aviation activity this past weekend as the airport helped in air support for fire fighting efforts against the San Diego fires and an air show in Redlands.

Mark Gibbs, SBIA deputy director of aviation, said that while air traffic ebbs and flows at the airport according to the pilots' activities this past weekend was a busy streak.

The U.S. Forest Service operates a fire fighting tanker base at the airport which had about eight planes flying in and out during the fire fighting efforts in San Diego with the busiest days on Thursday and Friday, Gibbs estimated.

The airport was also supporting about a dozen planes for the Hanger 24 Air Fest in Redlands on Friday and Saturday.

Gibbs also explained that while the Forest Service tankers were flying their usual patterns the air show planes were a different animal as they are likely to be flying at unusual altitudes for longer periods of time which may have been noticed by Highland residents.

Attendees of the fifth annual Community Action Partnership Gala and Art show got an up-close view of the activity as the event was held in the SBIA terminal on Friday evening.


Piper PA-31, C6-TAK: Accident occurred November 21, 2015 in Guatemala City, Guatemala

NTSB Identification: CEN16WA049
Accident occurred Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Guatemala City, Guatemala
Aircraft: PIPER PA31, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 21, 2015, at 1800 universal coordinated time, a Piper PA-31, C6-TAK, was destroyed on impact with a house following a loss of control during takeoff from La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, Guatemala. The airplane was destroyed. The pilot and a passenger sustained minor and serious injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Guatemala. Further information may be obtained from:

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC)
9 Ave, 14-75 Aeropuerto Internacional La Aurora zona 13
01000-Guatemala City, Guatemala

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the DGAC.

Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey: Wings and Wheels Air Expo at Teterboro Airport (KTEB)

WINGS AND WHEELS AIR EXPO - 2014 - (Father's Day Weekend)

A family event featuring WW II Airplanes, helicopters and other unique aircraft, Military Vehicles, vintage and contemporary Show Cars and Live Entertainment. Guests of Honor and special features for kids as well as contests, interesting exhibitions, unique vendors and food concessions.

See from a previous year show photos.

Donation: Adults $15, Seniors & Children $8, Under 3 FREE. Veterans (proudly wearing a veterans cap of any kind), and Active Duty Military (with I.D.) FREE.

Gates open to the public 9:00 a.m.


Wings Over North Georgia too Feature US Air Force Thunderbirds, Night Show in October

The 2014 Wings Over North Georgia air show will take to the skies at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome five months from now.  The third annual air show is set for October 18th and 19th.

The US Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headlining act for this year’s Wings Over North Georgia airshow.  John Cowman, President of JLC Airshow Management, the company which presents the air show, is excited about bringing the Thunderbirds and their F-16 Fighting Falcons to Rome.

Cowman enthuses that this year’s airshow will feature night performances that will be capped off with fireworks.

Find more information about the 2014 Wings Over North Georgia, including a performer line up and special ticket offers, online at