In 2020, the COVID pandemic cancelled most air shows. Some, like Oshkosh, held virtual events. Some aviation museums are starting to reopen slowly. Hopefully people are busy in hangars restoring antique airplanes and readying them for when we can all get out and travel again.
It's no fun to be grounded when you want to fly and explore.
We have had a personal setback too, with some health issues slowing us down. We don't have the time to check on which venues are still viable and which are things of the past.
So... Post COVID our advice is to check with each air show or museum to see if they are open and operating. Stay safe.
We hang around with pilots a lot... we know they all have a favorite flying story.
We're pretty sure you have a favorite too if you're visiting this website.
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Now all we have to tell you is...
...don't be shy.
Please share it...
Some stories might be about a great plane you've flown or gotten a ride in.
Some stories might be about things you've seen at... at airshows or just at an airport.
Some are like fish stories.... the experience gets more exciting and scary as it gets retold over and over.
Of course, we won't have your sound effects here or see you "flying" with your hands, but the story will still be great to hear.
Tell us about your cross country... our current favorite is the Cub to Oshkosh story. Did you like that? Tell us yours.
Or tell us about your scary landing or that rare antique airplane you got a ride in.
Have you been flying in a foreign country? What was THAT like?
Did you get to try aerobatics? Fly in a jet?
Heck, tell us about a great place to fly for lunch.
We all love hearing those flying stories... some of them will even help us find new places to see vintage airplanes, so please... take a few minutes and tell us your flying story.
We promise... we'll believe you!
All airplane lovers have flying stories. We'd love to hear yours. It can be inspiring or funny or educational.
Don't be shy. Please share your story with us!
Click below to see flying stories contributed by aviation enthusiasts who have visited this page. They love airplanes as much as you do. Read their stories, then please, share your own...
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