6/27 ‘Sully’ Steps Down from ICAO Role - HERE    6/27 Ex-U.S. Army Pilot Pleads Guilty To Selling Secrets to China - HERE    6/24 Vintage Military Helicopter Crashes In West Virginia; Six Dead - HERE    6/24 Thunder Run pilots practice disaster delivery - HERE    6/23 Airlines Work To Add Equipment To Minimize 5G Challenges - HERE    6/15 FAA tests solar-power airfield lighting at Penn Yan Airport - HERE    6/19 House Passes Advanced Air Mobility Bills; Includes NATCA Input - HERE    6/16 NASA Denies SpaceX Starship Launches At Cape Canaveral - HERE    6/13 FAA Launches ATC Recruiting Campaign THIS MTH - HERE    6/13 NTSB: Pilot and Controller Faulted in Fatal Crash - Download the REPORT HERE    6/10 Five Marines Killed in MV-22B Osprey Crash, USMC Confirms - HERE    6/08 FAA Launches ‘Be ATC’ Campaign to Recruit Next Diverse Generation of Air Traffic Controllers - Submit an App - INFO HERE    6/02 ** LA TFR INFO LTA -SCT-52 HERE **    5/31 Walmart to Expand Drone Delivery to 4 Million U.S. Households in 2022 - HERE    5/28 TFR - LA AREA - 6/8-11 NOTICE HERE    5/23 ALPA Rejects Boost In Retirement Age - HERE    5/22 New York State Supreme Court Keeps East Hampton Airport Public, for Now    5/13 FAA Revokes Certificates of Red Bull Plane Swap Pilots - HERE    5/10 NEW - KSLC Runway Safety Video -     5/08 Mexico City Airspace - Is It Safe? - LA TIMES - Here    5/05 Jet A More Expensive Than Avgas - HERE    4/20 SAFETY ALERT: 28 Day NASR Subscriber File Airway T370 Error - PDF Here    4/17 Santa Monica-Area Resident Challenges City Council In Airport Letter - Here    4/15 Crew Jailed After Finding Cocaine On Plane - HERE    4/13 Ukraine’s Air Defenses Holding Strong 50 Days Into War as New Military Aid Announced - HERE    4/12 Pacific Airshow Returns to Huntington Beach, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022 - MORE HERE    4/1 FedEx Express to Test Elroy VTOL for Autonomous Middle Mile Cargo Delivery - HERE    3/28 East Hampton ‘Privatization’ Approved - HERE     3/15 Pilot Acquitted In MAX Case - HERE    3/18 EASA Warns Of GNSS Outages Near Ukraine - HERE    3/2 With flying taxis on its way, FAA seeking help to design vertiports - HERE    2/16 NAV Canada to Implement New ADS-B Airspace Mandate in 2023 - HERE    2/14 NASA picks Lockheed Martin to build rocket that can launch samples of dirt off of Mars - HERE    2/06 FAA Reaches One Million Airspace Authorization for Drone Pilots - HERE    2/02 NEW AD PROPOSED FOR CERTAIN CESSNA 120 AND 140 MODELS - HERE    2/01 Incidents with Piper rudder posts spark NTSB concern - HERE    1/20 NTSB Prelim Explains 172 Train Collision Crash Sequence - HERE    1/13 FAA Releases 1,500 Notams To Address 5G Disruptions - HERE    1/09 Bad News at KWHP - Engine Out Plane on Tracks hit by Train - HERE    1/08 FAA 5G STATEMENTS - Airport Lists & More - HERE    01/05 California Challenges San Bernardino Air Cargo Facility Used by Amazon - HERE

Aviation Events Calendar
Spotlighting Safety and Pilot Proficiency



Schedule the dates for your benefit!

A very nice Aviation Event Calendar!

You may visit  FAASAFETY.GOV  for more info & to register for many of the following events that feature FAA WINGS credit.   Others listings have their information and contact data described.  This calendar will usually list a much larger panorama of aviation events than FAASAFETY.GOV allows for. You are invited to submit your event for publication within our Aviation Events Calendar to:

Now also featured herein are EAA Webinars.  These live multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions and be polled for their opinion.  -  System Requirements for Attendees  -  You can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device! To get the most out of GoToWebinar, you can download and install the full-feature desktop software on your Windows and Mac computer.  -  See Download GoToWebinar for your download options. You can also check your system's compatibility automatically.   Some EAA Webinars qualify for credit in the FAA's WINGS or AMT awards program. Visit for details.  The Listings Here for EAA Webinars are dedicated to the memory of Tom Hastings, long time EAA member/builder, whose Cirrus VK-30 was featured in the movie 16R.  He was an ardent supporter of EAA Young Eagles.  A tragic flight accident claimed his life; as well as his daughter's, her husband and their child's.

Btw. Like Aerobatics?  For the IAC - International Aerobatic Club - For Info - Click HERE     Like the Blue Angels? For a show schedule Click HERE - For the Air Force Thunderbirds 2021 schedule Click HERE 



Some IN-PERSON FAASTeam Seminars have begun again!  CDC guidelines should be followed.
International Airport Review Webinars and Watch on-Demand Webinars - Keeping you informed on our latest upcoming live webinars as well as some of our insightful webinar sessions which are now available to watch on-demand. As such, please enjoy the latest round-up of our webinars hosted by International Airport Review!  - Webmaster Note: These presentations appear free, but may come with a few "strings" that enable sponsored content.  For a plentiful list and registration information, click or tap HERE.


NAFI Program: (for NAFI Members)     SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP Webinars  -   To register for one or more of these SIGs, visit NAFI Special Interest Group Registrations.

Each SIG offers a member-only online discussion forum to continue or join the conversation. To participate, simply login to your member-only account, select "Community Forum" from the menu bar, and subscribe.

     May SIG Schedule

  • Rotorcraft Instructor - Thursday, May 5, 7 p.m.
  • New Flight Instructor - Sunday, May 8, 8 p.m.
  • Glider Instructor - Thursday, May 12, 9 p.m.
  • CFIs Teaching CFIs - Sunday, May 15, 8:00 p.m.
  • Tech for Instructors - Wednesday, May 18, 9 p.m.
  • Instrument Instructors - Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m.
  • Seaplane Instructors - Thursday, May 19, 8:30 p.m.

To register for one or more of these SIGs, visit NAFI Special Interest Group Registrations.

American Hero's 2021 Airshow Photo Library -   From the AMERICAN HEROES Air Show CA.21 event volunteer team:  Since we concluded the American Heroes Air Show in Los Angeles last November, I’ve worked with Steve Goldsworthy to put together our traditional event Yearbook.

 With Goldy’s help and keen editing eye we completed the CA.21 Yearbook and it’s our pleasure to offer it for your review and sharing. We extend our special appreciation to the many photographers who worked with Damon Duran to join the community at this unique event.    Since our first event at Hansen Dam in 1996 we’ve had the privilege to work with many of the best photographers associated with aviation photos / videos.
We encourage you to check out the extensive library of prior event year books from HEROES Air Shows around the nation on our website.  Also, our HEROES Air Show Channel on YouTUBE now features over 130 videos contributed by a host of videographers at our events from Coast to Coast.
Over the years it has been our privilege to partner with our Southern California volunteers with their relentless focus on community services and event safety …   we also extend special thanks to our corporate Legacy Sponsors and the many service organizations that donate their time and talents.
This diverse support enables the HEROES Air Show to continue as an admission-free aviation event --- and it means we can offer free presentation space  to the diverse recruiting teams who join us each year from law enforcement, fire / EMS and military / Search & Rescue organizations.
Our AMERICAN HEROES Air Show – CA.21 Event Yearbook is attached HERE for your review – we hope you enjoy it !    #CAHEROES - Steve Goldsworthy  - AMERICAN HEROES Air Show - CA - Volunteer, Event Director
James D. Paules - Founder – Volunteer Producer

Six Spring - Out of the Area - Airshow Destinations - "As the season gets going, the early schedule is full of interesting events." "We might think of airshows as classic summertime attractions, but they really get going in early spring, and this year’s calendar of aerial demonstrations runneth-over with new events and many longstanding perennial shows that have missed a year or two because of pandemic restrictions."  Read the Flying Magazine - Destinations article Here.

Let's Begin:

June 2022

28.  "Getting Together Uneventfully" - Avoiding the cross-country flying accident. - On Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time (16:00 PDT; 17:00 MDT; 18:00 CDT; 13:00 HST; 15:00 AKDT; 16:00 Arizona; 23:00 GMT) - Many of us will be venturing out during the good weather months to attend gatherings and events. We might be heading for an aviation event, a wedding, a graduation party, a reunion, or just a flying vacation. We would like to be sure our journey to and from our event is uneventful.

This live webinar will discuss airplane prep, skill sharpening, planning for the expected and the unexpected, establishing our personal minimums, our fitness to fly, and more. - To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.

28.  Ditching and How to Survive - Increase your odds! Learn over water survival preparation. - Tuesday, June 28, 2022, starting at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time - With Ron Berinstein CFII - FAASTeam VNY - Richard Mend ATP CFI AI FAASTeam VNY - Video and discussion about how you can protect yourself from disaster. What might make a ditching keep from going fatal? Current and vintage video moments that vividly describe accident footage and the ways you can learn to be a survivor!

We'll visit the East River Helicopter accident, an ATR72's engine out, a Barron's cockpit smoke problem, actual Coast Guard assistance, Air Force egress training, another Hudson River landing, a flight app that provides maritime vessel info, and recent pilot decisions that if different could have resulted in better outcomes.

We'll explore the challenges real pilots (Fixed Wing & Rotary) might face, and the solutions available to us!  -  Civil Air Patrol Mtg Room, 12653 Osborne St., Meeting Room #1, Pacoima, CA 91331, - Click here to register online now!

29.   The Aviation Commission Meeting is Wednesday Evening at 7PM on Zoom.  -  Attached is Link and Agenda

Zoom link to Join the next Aviation Commission meeting on:
When: Jun 29, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 587743
Or One tap mobile :
    US: +16699009128,,84440926071#  or +13462487799,,84440926071#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 844 4092 6071
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29.  "Flying with Datalink Weather - Free Sporty.s Webinar" - Topic: Join Air Facts editor John Zimmerman for an in-depth look at ADS-B, SiriusXM, and how to use them in flight. On Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 15:00 Eastern Daylight Time (12:00 PDT; 13:00 MDT; 14:00 CDT; 09:00 HST; 11:00 AKDT; 12:00 Arizona; 19:00 GMT) - Flying with Datalink Weather—ADS-B and SiriusXM Tips - Datalink weather has the potential to make your flying safer and more comfortable - but only if you know how to use it properly. Join Air Facts editor John Zimmerman for an in-depth look at ADS-B, SiriusXM, and how to use them in flight.Topics:- Weather accident trends- The 5 rules of datalink weather- Differences between ADS-B and SiriusXM- Popular weather receivers- Real world weather flying scenarios

Please Note: Products and organizations mentioned within this webinar are suggestions from Sporty's and the presenter(s). These suggestions should not be considered an endorsement by the FAA or the FAASTeam. To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.

29.  Impact of Sustainable Aviation Fuel - WEBINAR - This virtual event will mark the release of our report commissioned by World Energy addressing the economic impact of the conversion of its Los Angeles-area refinery in Paramount, Calif., to the world’s first and North America’s only commercial-scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production site. - A discussion between thought leaders and industry experts will focus on how this facility may help mitigate the devastating effects of climate change and provide economic opportunities in the Southern California region. Wednesday, June 29 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Register Here.

30.  Ryan Field Hybrid Pilot Controller Forum Thursday June 30 2022 at 4 pm AZ 2300GMT - Your input as a pilot, ground operator, safety advocate is requested in preparation for the upcoming KRYN Runway Safety Meeting.   Speaker(s): ATCT Personnel, FAA Runway Safety, Airport Administration, FAASTeam Managers - Brief Description: Military, Airline, Cargo, General Aviation pilots, Ground Operators and safety advocates are welcome and encouraged to attend. This meeting includes a presentation of the recent incident history at Ryan Field Airport and an open discussion of Runway Safety.

Participants are asked to help develop recommendations and solutions to enhance surface safety by eliminating wrong surface landings, runway incursions, pilot deviations and jet blast incidents and accidents. Your recommendations will assist the Runway Safety Team as they continue their efforts to improve safety at Ryan Field Airport.

This forum is in preparation of the Ryan Field (KRYN) Runway Safety Action Team Meeting to be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:00 - 12:00 AZ Location of Seminar: Hybrid - Zoom or KRYN Airport Terminal Building Conference Room, 9700 W. Ajo Highway, Tucson, AZ 85735.

This is a "hybrid" meeting providing an opportunity to attend via Zoom or in person. In person registration instructions:  Ryan Field Airport Terminal Building Conference Room - Seating is limited - Register   Refer to: Aaron Funari,  Ryan Field Air Traffic Control Tower, Manager: - Please Include your name, organization, phone number, and email address.

Instructions for attending via Zoom  Please register up to meeting time on . An account is not required for registration though it is welcomed and encouraged. Zoom information For June 30, 2022; 1600-1800 PDT/AZ - FAA ZoomGov Meeting Optional ways to join are:
Click to Join: FAA ZoomGov Meeting:
• Passcode: 781052
• If prompted, accept the Zoom application as instructed.

Please email your suggestions, comments and/or questions to
Aaron Funari,  Ryan Field Air Traffic Control Tower, Manager:
Please Include your name and phone number.

This event provides WINGS credit. For WINGS credit: In person: On the Attendance Roster provided on site, initial for attendance if registered or sign in on the Attendance Roster using your name, email and zip code. On Zoom : Please write the name and email you use for your account in the Chat on Zoom. - This meeting is expected to adjourn by 6:00 p.m. Arizona time (GMT -7)

For Info contact Lee Unger, Phone: 520-990-3792 -

Runway incursions are a major factor in aviation safety.  While many things have been done to reduce the accident rate in General Aviation and the Air Carrier Industry, both sides of the aviation house are still experiencing far too many runway incursions.  This could be the result of "Read back - Hear back" issues, poor airport signage, pilot inattention/knowledge, expectation bias, or a combination of factors.
Runway safety is a major concern for all pilots.

KRYN  Airport Diagram effective date: June 16 - July 13, 2022

KRYN  Chart Supplement effective date: May 19 - July 14, 2022

FAA Runway Safety
"From the Flight Deck" video series provides pilots with actual runway approach and airport taxiway footage captured with cockpit mounted cameras, combined with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items.
"Runway Safety Pilot Simulator" video series a self-guided resource to assist flight instructors with teaching student pilots surface safety best practices, before they step foot into the cockpit.

New Ways to Preflight Your Destination By Susan K. Parson, FAA Safety Briefing Editor

This event would not be possible without the active participation and collaboration amongst FAA Runway Safety, Air Traffic Control, Airport Management, and Airport Users. Speakers include:

Aaron Funari, Ryan Field Air Traffic Control Tower, Manager
Joe Santoro, FAA Western Pacific Region, Runway Safety Program Manager
Allen Kinnison, Director Airside Operations, Tucson Airport Authority, Airport Management
Will Roosma, Airside Operations Officer, Tucson Airport Authority, Airport Management
Craig A. Tompkins, FAA Safety Team Program Manager (Operations) Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office
Ernest R. Copeland, FAA Safety Team Program Manager (Airworthiness) Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office


July 2022

6 - 10.  The Ninety-Nines International Conference and Career Expo returns to in-person meetings this year in Charleston, South Carolina, July 6 through 10 at the Francis Marion Hotel.

11.-15.  The annual U.C. Berkeley Airport Systems Planning and Design course will be held in person this summer on the UC Berkeley campus from July 11 to 15, 2022. I have attached a flyer that provides more information about the course. You can also access the course website at this link:  Please note that the early bird registration ends on May 13, 2022.

16.  The Professional Asian Pilots Association will be holding its first-ever Aerospace Expo on July 16, at the LINQ Hotel in Las Vegas.

16.  Aviation Weather - Bill will explain that knowledge of how meteorological processes work, can be used in flight planning. - Saturday, July 16, 2022, starting at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time - Speaker: Bill Brick - Bill’s career as a meteorologist focused primarily on air quality, with many years of using aircraft to conduct air pollution research throughout the country.

Many of the meteorological conditions that lead to poor quality are conducive to low ceilings and visibilities.  Bill will explain how these processes work, and how this knowledge of meteorological processes can be used in flight planning. - EAA Chapter 14 @ Brown Field, 1409 Continental St, San Diego, CA 92154 - Click here to register online now!

25.  EAA Pilot Proficiency Center CFI-to-CFI Clinic - Attention NAFI Members! Registration is now open for the half-day CFI-to-CFI Clinic which will be held at the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center. New for this year, the PPC is located in EAA’s brand new building near the EAA museum. Held on Monday, July 25, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. until noon, the clinic will cover:

  • Teaching the go/no-go decision matrix at takeoff
  • Handling a loss of power during initial climb
  • Improving crosswind landing instruction
  • The whys and, hows, and risks of go-arounds

Attendance is limited to 66 flight instructors, so register now to ensure you can attend this content-rich clinic. Registration is required, so don't delay; the 66 slots will fill up FAST! Click here or on the button below to register.

25.-31  The sixty-ninth EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the world’s largest fly-in event, is set for July 25 through 31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year the Experimental Aircraft Association will be celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. The Experimental Aircraft Association’s STOL demos at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, have also become increasingly popular in the past few years. The Twilight Flight Fest demos and competitions occur the Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings of AirVenture—specifically July 25 through 31—in the Fun Fly Zone on the AirVenture campus.


August 2022

10 - 12.  The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is holding its forty-sixth annual aerospace conference August 10 through 12 in Phoenix. The three-day event is expected to attract thousands of aerospace and aviation professionals from diverse backgrounds.

18.  Los Alamitos Army Airfield Public Tours:  Aug. 18; Nov. 17   -  For additional information, please contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at (562) 795-2096 or via email at, or Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman at (805) 458-3825 or via email at

18 - 21.  The Vintage Aerobatic World Championship will be joining the Real Aeroplane Co. and Real Aeroplane Club at the historic Breighton Airfield in Breighton, United Kingdom, August 18 through 21. Once a World War II heavy bomber base and Cold War nuclear missile launch site, the airfield is now home to classic, ex-military aircraft.

25.  Whiteman Airport Community Advisory Committee Mtg. 7 p.m.  Please see the LA County Public Works Re-envisioning Whiteman website for details, HERE

30.  ForeFlight with Frank Bagheri CFII at KWHP CAP meeting room number 1. 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. A WINGS safety event. Will be soon posted on FAASAFETY.GOV.


September 2022

14 -18.  The STIHL National Championship Air Races is on track for September 14 through 18 at its usual home in Reno.  Two birds with one stone might be the best way to describe the STIHL National Championship Air Races and Air Show. Not only will you see warbirds, jets, biplanes, and other aircraft types race around some of aviation’s most famous pylons, but you will also be able to enjoy the STOL Drag series.

22.  Whiteman Airport Community Advisory Committee Mtg. 7 p.m.  Please see the LA County Public Works Re-envisioning Whiteman website for details, HERE

28 - 10/2  ArkanSTOL Ozark Backwoods Challenge: Perhaps the most challenging of the STOL events is the ArkanSTOL Ozark Backwoods Challenge at Byrd’s Adventure Center near Ozark, Arkansas. This event challenges even the most seasoned STOL competitors with timed events consisting of landing and taking off on multiple runways nestled in windy valleys. Stay tuned to the ArkanSTOL website for updates.

30. - 10/02   Pacific Airshow Returns to Huntington Beach, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022 - -U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Canadian Forces Snowbirds Will Headline an Exciting Line Up for the Popular Airshow -- Afterburner Music Festival Returns to Huntington Beach, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1-2

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Aviation fans, mark your calendars! Pacific Airshow returns to Huntington Beach Sept. 30 – Oct. 2  and fans can expect another thrilling event with world-class aviation, stunning aerobatics, engaging exhibits, a high-speed boat race around Catalina Island and so much more. This year’s airshow will be headlined by the prestigious U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds which are commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
The Afterburner Music Festival will also return to Huntington city beach on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with performers to be announced soon.
“Pacific Airshow, and now combined with Afterburner Music Festival, has become the cornerstone events of the fall season in Southern California. Whether you are mesmerized by the aircraft, captivated by the boats on the water or listening to great music, Pacific Airshow and Afterburner Music Festival have something for everyone,” said Kevin Elliott, director of Pacific Airshow and Afterburner Music Festival. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the beach for the best weekend of the year.”
The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, known as the “Thunderbirds,” recently completed its rigorous four-month
 training program to be ready for this year’s show season with new synchronized and exhilarating maneuvers that includes a six-ship display, something new for the performance squadron.
Always a fan favorite, the Canadian Snowbirds will return to the Pacific Airshow bringing their popular aerial ballet style of graceful maneuvers
to Huntington Beach. With more than 130,000 Canadians living in California, the Snowbirds performance is a taste of home while demonstrating for U.S. Audiences the peaceful cooperation of our two countries.
“The Thunderbirds and the Snowbirds are just the beginning of a world-class line-up with more details, and a few surprises, to be announced soon,” added Elliott.
Pacific Airshow fans can stay in touch with event updates on the mobile app that can be found through their provider’s app store.
Sponsorship opportunities and chalets for corporate hospitality are available.
 Contact Pacific Airshow at for more information.
About Afterburner Music Festival
Afterburner Music Festival is bringing live music back to the Huntington City Beach for the first time in nearly a decade.
The Music Festival is an epic two-night event held right on the sand at one of Southern California’s best beaches.
 Fans can enjoy the Pacific Airshow’s incredible aviation performers during the day and turn on the afterburners with
world-class musical talent at night. For more information visit
About Pacific Airshow
The first Pacific Airshow took place in 2016, attracting hundreds of thousands to Huntington Beach for an inspiring display of aviation skill
 and military might soaring over one of California’s most pristine beaches. The family-friendly airshow continues to flourish and grow under
 the directorship of Kevin Elliott and his company Code Four, a Huntington Beach, CA based full-service integrated experiential and creative agency. Elliott has reimagined the airshow experience with a combination of unique aviation performers, on-site hospitality and exclusive
show elements that awe and inspire attendees.
Spanning over three days, the Airshow features the best in military and civilian flight demonstrations from teams all over the world,
 including past performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Royal Air Force Red Arrows, and Canadian Forces Snowbirds. In only five years, Pacific Airshow has twice been named Civilian Airshow of the Year by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and in
 2019 named among the Top 5 Air Shows by USA Today’s 10Best. The event has become the cornerstone of the fall calendar for residents
and visitors from as far away as Europe and Asia while delivering a more than $105 million economic impact to the City of Huntington Beach
 alone and even broader economic benefits to the County of Orange and Southern California.
For more information, please visit, follow Pacific Airshow on social media @pacificairshow
 and download the mobile app from the app store.


October 2022

1 -2.  Conclusion:  ArkanSTOL Ozark Backwoods Challenge: Perhaps the most challenging of the STOL events is the ArkanSTOL Ozark Backwoods Challenge at Byrd’s Adventure Center near Ozark, Arkansas. This event challenges even the most seasoned STOL competitors with timed events consisting of landing and taking off on multiple runways nestled in windy valleys. Stay tuned to the ArkanSTOL website for updates.

1 - 9.  The fiftieth anniversary Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is shaping up to be one of the fiesta’s busiest years yet! RV reservations are already sold out with more than 20,000 reservations made within an hour and a half after reservations opened. The event will take place October 1 through 9. Event tickets go on sale April 1.

8.  Apple Valley Airshow - After two years on hiatus, the San Bernardino County Department of Airports is pleased to announce the return of the 19th Annual Apple Valley Airshow & NAPA© Auto Parts Car Display on Saturday, October 8, 2022. - The support from our community and sponsors has been overwhelmingly positive and everyone is ready to get back to having fun. Performer line-up in the works, so stay tuned. - For future announcements, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Apple Valley Airport - Kids 11 years old and younger Free - Free Parking. Info Here. Apple Valley Airshow

12.-17.  2022 curtain to rise on USA’s Aerospace Valley Air Show - EVENT NEWS - From Aerotechnews -  "LANCASTER, Calif. — This is the year when the planets align over Southern California’s High Desert Aerospace Valley, declaring the region to be, “The Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe.” - Chase Kohler, chief of media operations for the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., updates the local community on planning for the 2022 Edwards AFB Air Show.

Accompanying the expanded mid-October 2022 Aerospace Valley Air Show at Edwards Air Force Base is a separately organized and funded companion project of the Flight Test Historical Foundation to complete and open the aerospace museum under construction just outside the west gate to Edwards Air Force Base. - With this year’s restoration of an Edward AFB air show, last held in 2009, timed to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight... - The stars of the Aerospace Valley Air Show will be the USAF Thunderbirds, precision flight demonstration team, supported by a cast of military and NASA aircraft and civilian historic and aerobatic planes." More HERE.

14 - 17.  High Sierra Fly-In: The High Sierra Fly-In is the only STOL event on our list on a dry lakebed in the middle of the Nevada desert. The event will be in October and will include days of action-packed STOL Drag events and competitions. The growing event encourages all pilots to fly in to compete for their first time or to relax and hang out with other aviation enthusiasts.

18 - 20.  NBAA - Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition – October 18 through 20 | Orlando, Florida - The 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will return to Orlando, FL from October 18 to 20. Save the date and make plans to join us as we bring the industry together for three of the most important days of the year. Benefits of attending include:

An aircraft display where you can experience up close and personal nearly 100 different aircraft of all types and sizes; An exhibit hall filled with the latest and most high-tech equipment and services geared toward making your job easier; 50+ educational opportunities including expert-led sessions and Professional Development Program (PDP) courses; and Connecting with colleagues and peers through a variety of networking events.  Attendee registration will be open in June.  You can start Planning Here.

20.  Whiteman Airport Community Advisory Committee Mtg. 7 p.m.  Please see the LA County Public Works Re-envisioning Whiteman website for details, HERE

20.  AOPA Air Safety Institute Presents - Flight Deck Tech: Strategies for Optimizing Modern Avionics - Episode 3 - AOPA - Tune in and learn engaging insights from general aviation technology experts as they share important strategies for implementing and optimizing modern flight deck equipment. You will also benefit from training and safety tips and gain access to sneak peeks at emerging technology to keep you flying safe!

Episode 1 (Feb 17, 2022) - Join Phil Inman, a member of ForeFlight’s specialized Customer Success Team, and AOPA’s John Collins to go beyond the basics and learn about some of ForeFlight’s advanced flight planning and inflight features that make your flying easier and more efficient. Some of the topics we'll discuss are: - Using the EFB to replace the paper - Interacting ForeFlight with other electronics in the cockpit - Real-time information during flight - Focusing on flying the airplane and not getting distracted by your electronics - Episode 2 was on June 16.

Refer to AOPA for registration info. This webinar qualifies for FAA WINGS credit and an ASI Webinar badge for your AOPA Pilot Passport app.

29.  Long Beach Airport's Festival Of Flight - The date is set for LGB's Biggest Event Of Year - Free annual community event - Static Aircraft Displays and other aviation-themed entertainment for thousands of attendees.  Live Music, Food Trucks, Kid's activities plus Super Fun Stuff!  Info HERE!

November 2022

1.  The ATAC (Aviation Technical Advisory Committee) will meet again on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, with presentations from the Federal Aviation Administration and SCAG. For More Information Contact:  Hiroshi John Ishikawa, Ph.D.,  Senior Regional Planner—Aviation Program,  - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

17.  Los Alamitos Army Airfield Public Tour:  Nov. 17  -   For additional information, please contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at (562) 795-2096 or via email at, or Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman at (805) 458-3825 or via email at

17.  Whiteman Airport Community Advisory Committee Mtg. 7 p.m.  Please see the LA County Public Works Re-envisioning Whiteman website for details, HERE


December 2022

15.   Whiteman Airport Community Advisory Committee Mtg. 7 p.m.  Please see the LA County Public Works Re-envisioning Whiteman website for details, HERE

January 2023

20.  Whiteman Airport Community Advisory Committee Mtg. 7 p.m.  Please see the LA County Public Works Re-envisioning Whiteman website for details, HERE

24.-27.  2023 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference - Nashville, TN - Whether you plan to stay up-to-date on the latest operational information critical to your job function or discover a new vendor or supplier in the growing exhibit hall, you’ll want to make plans to attend,  Learn More Here.


July 2023

24-30   EAA AIRVENTURE - For More Information - Here


March 2025

11.-14.  2025 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference - Portland, Oregon -  If you're interested in elevating your career to the next level, look no further than SDC2025. You'll learn current best practices and trends from industry experts and fellow attendees through top-level education sessions and critical peer-to-peer networking to help you work smarter, not harder in the year ahead.  Learn More Here.