Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Austria, Miscellaneous Spotting, North America, Spotting News, UK, USA, Western Europe | Posted on 24-01-2014
1. DC-10 Final Flight, Birmingham UK
The Douglas DC-10 will make its final passenger flights on a series of enthusiast trips from Birmingham Airport in the UK. There are no other airlines operating passenger variant DC-10s, so this is your last chance to fly!
Website: Biman Airlines
2. DC-3 Meet & Fly-In, Salzburg
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Austrian DC-3 Dakota Club, an event is being held over a few days at Salzburg Airport which will see seven DC-3s, a Li-2, and a DC-6 attend. Guests will be permitted to look around the aircraft and attend events, as well as make pleasure trips in some of the aircraft. Some 5,000 people are expected to attend.
3. Farnborough Air Show
Always great for the airline orders and demonstrations of new aircraft, both military and civil. Farnborough is also a great day out for the general public, with hours of flying displays and lots to see on the ground. This year the show will focus on 100 years of aviation, to coincide with the anniversary of WWI.
4. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
26 July – 3 August
For a week, Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI, is turned into the busiest airport in the world. Thousands of aircraft fly in to the event every year, creating the greatest air show on earth. There are also spectacular flying displays, and so much to see on the ground (suppliers, talks, static aircraft, entertainment) that you’d be hard pushed to get through it all in a week!
5. NBAA, Orlando
21 – 23 October
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) descends on Orlando Executive Airport for three days, along with hundreds of biz jets. It is always an interesting trip for the spotter hoping to make a lot of new biz jet tail numbers in a short space of time.
Which other events would you recommend for 2014? Which ones will you be attending?