Let the Shows Begin!
What's hot on this summer's airshow circuit.
- By The Editors
- Air & Space magazine, May 2010
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It doesn’t hover or breathe fire or autorotate, but when it debuted in the 1950s, the world’s first Very Light Jet was very far ahead of its time. The Morane Saulnier Paris MS760 was designed as a jet trainer to meet a French military contract, but it lost the competition. Beech Aircraft bought a few and demonstrated them as business jets Stateside, but the Learjet soon eclipsed the Frenchie. Late last year a U.S. entrepreneur announced plans to update 32 Paris jets and sell them for about $550,000 per (training included). A two-ship precision-flight team, led by former F-14 demo pilot extraordinaire Dale Snodgrass, is flying the circuit this summer.
- Sun ’n Fun, Lakeland, Florida, April 13–18
- Air Lauderdale Beach Fest, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, April 24 & 25
- Sun Fun Festival Airshow, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 28 & 29
- Borden Canadian Forces Day, Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, June 5 & 6
- Rhode Island National Guard Open House, North Kingston, June 26 & 27
- EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 26–Aug. 1
- Atlantic City Airshow, New Jersey, Aug. 25
- Boston-Portsmouth Air Show at Pease, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Aug. 28 & 29
- Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sept. 18 & 19
- National Business Aviation Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, Oct. 19–21
- Wings Over Homestead, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, Nov. 6 & 7