AirVenture 2008 To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Nanchang CJ-6 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.30.15

Airborne 03.31.15

Airborne 04.01.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.30.15

Airborne 03.31.15

Airborne 04.01.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

 

Thu, Apr 03, 2008

AirVenture 2008 To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Nanchang CJ-6

50-Plane Formation Planned For Chinese Airplane

One of the longest-produced aircraft models in history, the Nanchang CJ-6, will have its 50th anniversary celebrated during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 on July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The RedStar Pilot's Association, the owners' group for the Chinese-built military trainer aircraft, is organizing the Oshkosh activities in honor of the golden anniversary with cooperation of the EAA Warbirds of America. One of the highlights will be a 50-airplane formation during the warbird segment of the EAA AirVenture afternoon air show on Wednesday, July 30.

"EAA Warbirds of America looks forward to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nanchang CJ-6," said Bill Fischer, Warbirds of America executive director. "We are working closely with the RedStar Pilots Association and anticipate a variety of special activities that will highlight the CJ-6. Having 50 or more CJ-6s participating at AirVenture will be an impressive sight to see."

The Nanchang CJ-6 was the first indigenous Chinese aircraft design to be produced, and 50 years and 2,200 copies later, it's still in production. More than 200 of these aircraft are actively flown in the United States and regularly participate in air shows under the RedStar banner.

Practice flights will begin on July 24 at West Bend, WI and a mass formation arrival will help open the EAA Warbirds of America air show performance on Opening Day Monday, July 28.

In addition to the milestone CJ-6 anniversary, 2008 also marks the 15th year of the RedStar Pilot's Association. An August 1 banquet will feature several "best of class" awards presented to deserving owners of aircraft. A painting of a CJ-6 will also be presented to the EAA AirVenture Museum during the Warbirds of America banquet on August 2.

The Nanchang CJ-6 50th anniversary activities at EAA AirVenture are also being sponsored by Cannon Aviation Insurance, the Windstar Group, Xiocom Wireless, and World Wide Warbirds.

FMI: www.airventure.org, www.eaa.org

Advertisement

More News

04.01.15 Special: New Apple Watch May Eliminate Medical Exams For Airline Pilots

Combining The Capabilities Of Apple Technology And ADS-B Out May Replace Airline Pilot Medicals, But There Could Be A Catch ANN's April 1 "April Fool" Special Edition As the Pilots>[...]

04.01.15 Special: Inhofe -- Media Reporting On Aviation Should Be Knowledgeable

Proposes Legislation To Have Journalists Pass A Basic Written Exam ANN’s April 1 “April Fools” Special Edition Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has proposed legislatio>[...]

04.01.15 Special: Regional Airline Looks To Undocumented Immigrants

Carrier Says Americans Unwilling To Take The Jobs At What It Can Afford To Pay ANN’s April 1 “April Fool” Edition It may just be the tip of the iceberg, but Repub>[...]

04.01.15 Special: Roscosmos Sues Boeing, SpaceX

Tries To Prevent Launches From Returning To American Soil The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos has filed a lawsuit in a Russian court against Boeing and SpaceX, saying the two U.S. c>[...]

Airborne 04.01.15: April 1st Special Episode!, David Bowie In Space, New TBirds!

Also: Inhofe Demands Media Aero-Accountability, "Super Duper" Cub, RANS' Exclusive WalMart Deal, Obama To Keep Air Force One, Cessna Bringing Back Bamboo Bomber Pop-star legend, Da>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC