Last weekend (Oct 11-12), Sales Manager, Jeff Ray made it to the Red Bull Air Race in Las Vegas. He brought home a few insights and some great pictures.
His first impression of the event was that it was "super hot." The clear sunny skies and 91 degrees weather left him wishing he had packed extra sunscreen. Despite the heat, he said the event was "A lot of fun to see!!"
Everyone knows Kentucky for basketball and horses, but did you know that Kentucky’s Bourbon County is where bourbon whiskey was first distilled? When farmers shipped their whiskey in oak barrels down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans, the long trip aged the whiskey and the oak wood gave it a mellow flavor and amber color. This distinct whiskey earned the name “bourbon” because the barrels were stamped “From Bourbon County.” Since then, generations of Kentuckians have continued the heritage and time-honored tradition of making fine Bourbon.
Last week, AirMart had the honor of being one of the sponsors of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky’s Aviation Education Expo. The Expo was held at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport; the first event of this kind held here since 1994. Read on to learn more about the Expo and some of the inspirational people AirMart met last weekend!
Introducing young people to the wonder of flight is what the EAA Young Eagles is all about.Learn more about this empowering program and find out how you can be involved as we visit with Gordon Davis, President of Young Eagles Chapter 1522 in Cynthiana, Kentucky.
"The journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step." Lao Tzu
Join us as we count down to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky's Aviation Education Expo on August 9 & 10 with features celebrating the many facets of aviation education from that first discovery flight to a formal degree.
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B. King
3 FA-18s from the VFA 11 Red Rippers stopped by KLEX last Friday. We headed across the ramp to snap some cool photos and see the Hornets up close.
In 1937, Amelia Mary Earhart set out to circumnavigate the globe and disappeared over the South Pacific, becoming one of history’s greatest mysteries. Over 75 years after her disappearance, she continues to inspire others to explore, push boundaries and question the status quo.
It is this legacy that inspires Amelia Rose each day to chase her own adventures and encourage others to do the same.
By recreating and symbolically completing Amelia Mary Earhart’s flight around the world, Amelia Rose Earhart hopes to encourage the world to pursure their own adventures. In 17 stops and approximately 24,300 nautical miles, Amelia is flying a Pilatus PC-12 NG around the globe, completing the flight that her namesake never got to finish. Along the way Amelia will honor her namesake’s tenacity and love for aviation by awarding flight scholarships to young women around the country through her other passion project, the Fly With Amelia Foundation. Upon completion, Amelia Rose will be the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine aircraft.
Two weeks ago, we featured the Great American Brass Band Festival for our Local Love piece.