Mojave Experimental Fly-in Set for April 20-21

Mojave Experimental Fly-in. (Credit: Mojave Air and Space Port)

MOJAVE, Calif. (Mojave Air & Space Port PR) — The weekend of April 20-21, 2018 is going to be an exciting one! The Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in event will be held at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

First up, on April 20th from 5pm to 11pm is the 4th Annual Indoor Freeflight Event which will be held at the Stuart O. Witt Event Center. There will be an indoor free–flight build and competition. All tickets include pizza, soda and iced tea. Advanced tickets are available until April 19th.

To pre-register and for more information, go to: www.tehachapicrosswinds.com/mojave-experimental-fly-in-2018/

Then on Saturday, April 21st, the Mojave Transportation Museum will host the Mojave Experimental Fly-in at the Mojave Air and Space Port from 10 am to 2 pm.

There is no admission charge and free parking. In addition to the competition, there will be indoor RC flying at the Stuart O. Witt Event Center from noon until 5 pm.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, William J. Norton will make a presentation titled, “American Flight Testing in WWII: More than You May Have Thought.” The free event will take place in the board room of the airport’s administration building.

Norton is a flight test engineer working in southern California. He has penned scores of technical papers, fourteen books, and a multitude of magazine articles. Norton is a civil pilot with numerous ratings, restored and operates a DHC-1 Chipmunk, and built a Rutan long-EZ. He holds a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering.

Mojave to Go Plane Crazy on Saturday

plane_crazy_saturdayMojave Air & Space Port
Saturday, Feb. 15
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a historical aircraft display day and free family ‘educational’ event – kids are especially welcome!

Local area pilots will display their unique one-of-a-kind and historic aircraft!

Bring your camera, take lots of photos and visit with some of Mojave Airport’s famous pilots!

Fly in and display your aircraft and enjoy visiting with people who speak aviation!

If the weather permits our booths to be outside, aircraft, space collectibles and artworks will be available for sale and viewing. If weather is too cold, windy or rainy, there will be no booths – BUT we will display aircraft!

Breakfast and lunch is available in the Voyager Restaurant. Opens 8 a.m.!

Everyone is welcome to stroll through Legacy Park where replicas of SpaceShipOne and the Voyager are on display.

Walk in traffic enter through Voyager Restaurant.

Wen Painter will be on hand in the Voyager Restaurant to sign Tax-exempt forms for pilots!

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Dr. Robert Ferguson
Historical Perspective of NASA’s First A – “The Evolution of NASA’s Aeronautical Research”
Mojave  Board Room
11 a.m.

On behalf of the NASA History Office, Dr. Ferguson completed a manuscript on the history of NASA’s aeronautics research. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Program in the History of Science and Technology. He taught at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and was awarded the university-wide medal for distinguished teaching. He was the 2003 Ramsey Fellow in Naval Aviation History at the National Air and Space Museum. His other principal area of research is World War II American aircraft manufacturing.

Mojave Gets Plane Crazy Again on Saturday

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The Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation

Presents

Plane Crazy Saturday

Mojave Air and Space Port
Saturday, November 16, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This is a historical aircraft display day and free family ‘educational’ event – kids are especially welcome! Doors will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch is available in the Voyager Restaurant. The restaurant opens at 8 a.m.

Glenn Stearns
Glenn Stearns

Monthly Speaker

Glenn Stearns
Title:
Future of Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Mojave Board Room
11 a.m.

  • Monterey Bay UAV School
  • Founder California Spaceports Network & Sustainable Lifestyle Network
  • Member of the National Space Society as a Space Ambassador for Planetary Sustainability Earth, Mars & Beyond

Special Note to Vendors:

If the weather permits our booths to be outside, aircraft, space collectibles and artworks will be available for sale and viewing. If weather is inclement, there will be no booths.

We are not allowed to set up inside the building anymore. If you have a booth, call first for weather report at Mojave Air and Spaceport. 661.342.0604

A Note to Pilots:

CAP Composite Squadron 84 Edwards AFB will be conducting our Flightline Safety again this month. We want all pilots to be sure to alert the CAP before they go to their aircraft to start the engine for departure, to keep all of our visitors safe! Thank you!

NO DOGS OR OTHER Animals ON FLIGHTLINE!!!

EXCEPT FOR SERVICE ANIMALS

PLEASE!!!

No smoking on flightline!!!!

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR SAVING PLANE CRAZY SATURDAY!

Voyager Restaurant        Radio Shack – Mojave         Rosamond News

Barnett Carpet Cleaning – Rosamond           Kieffe & Sons Ford – Mojave/Rosamond

Karl’s Hardware – Rosamond/Mojave

Plane Crazy Saturday to Salute Emergency Personnel

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Salute to Kern County Emergency Services Personnel
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Mojave Air and Space Port
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

On Saturday, October 19, we are having a special salute to our Kern County Emergency Services Personnel

Giving the public and the kids an opportunity to meet our EMS personnel on a non-emergency basis.

Mojave Transportation Museum is pleased to recognize all of our Emergency Services Personnel!

The California Highway Patrol – Kern County Sheriff – Kern County Fire Dept. – Mercy Air – Hall Ambulance

and East Kern Airport District’s Fire, Crash & Rescue

All Emergency Service crew’s trucks and helicopter’s will be on display on the flightline at Mojave Airport!

Kern County Fire Department will give water drop demo with their firefighting helicopter!

About Plane Crazy Saturday

This is a historical aircraft display day and free family ‘educational’ event – kids are especially welcome! Doors will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Restaurant opens at 8 a.m.) Aircraft and space collectibles and artworks will be available for sale and viewing, and yummy food is available in the Voyager Restaurant.

Voyager Restaurant opens at 8 a.m. Aircraft and space collectibles and artworks will be available for sale and viewing. Everyone is welcome to visit the airport’s Legacy Park where replicas of SpaceShipOne and the Voyager are on display.

CAP Composite Squadron 84 Edwards AFB will be conducting our Flightline Safety again this month. We want all pilots to be sure to alert the CAP before they go to their aircraft to start the engine for departure, to keep all of our visitors safe! Thank you!

Plane Crazy Saturday Speaker
Mr. Jack McHale of ORBIS
Board Room
11 a.m.

Seating limited 48 persons – tickets at MTM booth

ORBIS is a nonprofit global development organization whose mission is to preserve and restore sight by strengthening the capacity of local partners in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR SAVING PLANE CRAZY SATURDAY!

Voyager Restaurant Radio Shack – Mojave Rosamond News

Barnett Carpet Cleaning – Rosamond Kieffe & Sons Ford – Mojave/Rosamond

Karl’s Hardware – Rosamond/Mojave

Plane Crazy Saturday in Mojave to Stay Thanks to Local Businesses

Credit: Bill Deaver
 Cathy Hansen accepts a check from Rosamond News Publisher John Joyce. (Credit: Bill Deaver)

Via Bill Deaver & Mojave Transportation Museum

PLANE CRAZY BUCKS — John Joyce, publisher of the Rosamond News, presents an $800 check to Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation Treasurer Cathy Hansen to support Plane Crazy Saturday for one year. Joyce collected the funding from area businesses Barnett Carpet, Karl’s Hardware, Kieffe and Sons Ford, and the Rosamond News. Donations have also been received from Jim Balentine’s Mojave Radio Shack and the Voyager Restaurant. The funding will pay a monthly $100 fee levied on the all-volunteer family event by the Mojave Air and Space Port.

Veteran Race Pilot Matt Jackson Joins Mojave Transportation Museum Board

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Matt Jackson

MOJAVE (MTM PR) — Veteran air race pilot and aircraft restoration expert Matt Jackson has joined the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation as Director of Aircraft Maintenance and member of the board of directors.

MTM Treasurer Cathy Hansen, who invited Jackson to join the group, said “We are thrilled to have someone of Matt’s caliber working with us to help educate the public about aviation.”

Jackson, based in Van Nuys, has flown more Unlimited class race planes than any other pilot in the history of the Reno air races.

This year he will be in the cockpit of Strega, a modified P-51 which has won more races in its class than any other contender, an interesting match-up of pilot and plane that promises a great race in the new Unlimited and Warbird Class (UWRC) at Reno.

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Plane Crazy Saturday to Continue at Mojave Air and Space Port

mojave_tower_sunset_smPlane Crazy Saturday will continue for at least the next year at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

The open house, which takes place on the third Saturday of every month, was in limbo recently due to a dispute over a $100 per event fee the airport levied to pay for security. The Mojave Transportation Museum, which sponsors the open house, had balked at paying it.

John Joyce, the publisher of the Rosamond News, has arranged for his company and five other local businesses to cover the fee for the next year. The sponsors include Karl’s Hardware, Barnett’s Carpet Cleaning, Kieffe & Sons Ford, Voyager Restaurant, and Mojave Radio Shack.

The four-hour event includes planes on the runway and a speaker who talks about aviation or space.

Plane Crazy Saturday’s Fate Still Up in the Air

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The fate of Plane Crazy Saturday remained up in the air Tuesday as the Mojave Transportation Museum (MTM) and the board of the Mojave Air and Space Port came no closer to resolving their differences over the monthly event.

At issue is a new $100 monthly fee that the spaceport has imposed upon MTM to cover security and liability costs. Officials say that the fee is more than fair because other groups that use the airport are charged much more. Officials from the transportation museum say they will not pay to volunteer their time for an event that promotes the airport.

That’s where things have stood for months — and nothing changed on Tuesday during the spaceport board’s monthly meeting.  Both sides restated their positions without budging an inch. As a result, this week’s Plane Crazy Saturday could be the very last one in Mojave.

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Historic Aircraft to Headline Plane Crazy Saturday in Mojave

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Plane Crazy Saturday
July 20, 2013
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We have invited an assortment of historic aircraft and cool cars! Tehachapi Car Club and California City Old Tin Car Club have been invited!

PLUS –

DJ Ted Hodgkinson will be playing tunes from 40s, 50s & 60s!

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Wear sunscreen
Bring sunglasses
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Will This Be the Last Place Crazy Saturday Ever?

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A note about Plane Crazy Saturday from Cathy Hansen of the Mojave Transportation Museum:

Notice!!! This could be our last Plane Crazy Saturday.

MTM’s Plane Crazy Saturday has been given a one month reprieve, and will be allowed to hold Plane Crazy Saturday on July 20, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

We have no idea what our fate will be after July, it is all up to the Mojave Air and Space Port Board of Directors and airport management. The airport board meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. You are welcome to attend, or write a letter and show your support of this monthly event.

MTM’s only position is that we continue to hold PCS monthly without charge, and if that is not approved by the airport board, then Plane Crazy Saturday ends.

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Plane Crazy Saturday Set for Mojave This Week

convair1PLANE CRAZY SATURDAY
Mojave Air & Space Port
Mojave, Calif.
June 15, 2013
10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Mojave Air and Space Port Gate Guard – Convair CV-990, formerly flown by NASA as medium-altitude research platform and Landing Systems Research Aircraft (LSRA) that tested space shuttle landing gear and braking systems, will be highlighted as the Aircraft of the Month for June!

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Mojave Prepares for Plane Awesome Saturday

mojave_tower_sunset_smThis month’s Plane Crazy Saturday will feature Virgin Galactic and the Spaceship Company officials accepting resumes, a large fly-in of experimental aircraft, and a talk by one of Mojave’s resident astronauts, Mike Melvill.

So, if you want to work for a space company, see some really interesting flying machines, or just to meet an astronaut, find your way to the Mojave Air and Space Port this Saturday, April 20. The airport’s monthly open house, run by the Mojave Transportation Museum, goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Melvill will be speaking at the Mojave Air and Space Port board room at 11 a.m. He became the first private astronaut when he piloted SpaceShipOne on a suborbital flight on June 21, 2004. Melvill flew again in September of that year, completing the first of two spaceflights to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize.

Mojave Goes Plane Crazy This Saturday

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Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation

Presents

Plane Crazy Saturday!

January 19, 2013

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Free admission!

Come out to Mojave Airport for breakfast or lunch, listen to special guest Rick Hatton, President/CEO of 10 Tanker Air Carrier, at 11 a.m., and enjoy some time with other pilots and aviation minded friends!

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