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Old 03-18-2014, 10:17 AM
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Default West Coast Ravens at the LA County Airshow 2014

The West Coast Ravens are excited to be performing alongside the US Navy Blue Angels this weekend (3/21-22) at the inaugural Los Angeles County Airshow! The show takes place at the William J Fox Airfield (KWJF), in Lancaster, CA!

Rehearsal is Thursday at noon, and gates open for the show at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday. We're hoping to see a lot of our RV and VAF family and friends from SoCal, NorCal and across the southwest!! The show organizers have an exciting line-up of performers, and the Ravens are proud to represent the RV community in what will be an action-packed day of flying fun!

The Ravens will be flying a 6-ship show for this event...Rosie is our team coordinator for the show, and our line-up includes Wingmen Mike "KB" Smith, Paul "Rosie" Rosales, Brad "Tailwind" Ransom, Sean "Goose" Farrell, and Mercedes "Cougar" Eulitt. Our Narrator and standby pilot is Tommy "Turbo" Ishii. One unique feature of our line-up for this show is that we'll all be flying side-by-side RVs.

Link to the LACO show site is here, and here are a few pics to wet your appetite (photos courtesy, and copyright; LACO Airshow, US Navy Blue Angels, and West Coast Ravens):









Rosie and Cougar are both local to the Palmdale area, and work for Lockheed-Martin. They made the LM news as part of the excitement building around the LACO Airshow. Here are screen shots of the article and pics. Perhaps Rosie can fill in some details on the article.





Hope to see many RV friends at "Willie J Fox" this weekend!

Cheers,
Bob
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:19 PM
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I saw this show last weekend during practice. It is a nice show. The last pass (banana pass) is definitely at good photo opportunity.
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Do they NOTAM the field closed? For those of us who want to come and go with our RV's
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Do they NOTAM the field closed? For those of us who want to come and go with our RV's
Here is the NOTAM for the WJF TFR. 1700Z-0000Z (1200-1700 local) daily, Wednesday though Sunday. We've been trying to obtain info on aircraft parking and static displays, and will pass that along if we're able to get good info. Turbo and I will be there for a site survey tomorrow, so hope to have more info. Weather looks to be great this weekend, so it should be a great show!

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:41 PM
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The Ravens practice runs as they arrived WJF were fun to watch today. Somebody in the group has a very interesting prop sound. They used it to good effect. I parked on the ramp and no one bothered me. Just another RV to them I suppose. Now getting back out Thursday May be more interesting. Weather forecast is perfect. It was good to see the Navy making noise out of tax dollars again.
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Nick,

We saw your plane, but sorry we didn't get a chance to meet and talk today. Getting out tomorrow before the TFR goes into effect at noon should be no problem. Just be careful about where you start up and where you taxi...that show hot ramp will fill much more tomorrow with performers and display aircraft...gonna start gettin' busy!

We asked the ramp boss about static displays and visiting airplanes, and were told tonight that they don't have any ramp space to host transient aircraft. Fuel is NOTAMed unavailable as well. Looks like they are discouraging fly-in traffic. We hope folks will make the drive, or fly in to nearby airports, if possible, as it's a great show line up. Thursday is a full rehearsal (no entry fee ), and the Friday/Saturday forecast is good!

Goose thinks the cool prop sound is his fancy new Sensi.

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I have an email from Rosie last night that says: "I'll be on ABC Ch7 news live at 0530 promoting the airshow." I am not going to get that in PA but the local SoCAL residents may be able to see it.
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I have an email from Rosie last night that says: "I'll be on ABC Ch7 news live at 0530 promoting the airshow." I am not going to get that in PA but the local SoCAL residents may be able to see it.
Angelenos...Look for Rosie's taped interview to play again at 11:00 PDT!

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Default No general aviation fly in availability/privileges

I was planning to fly in and watch the Ravens and those other guys in the blue planes but just heard back from the airshow administration:

Since this is a first year show, we are not having general aviation fly in availability/privileges. We hope to add it in the coming years.

Thanks for your interest and support!
LA County Air Show Team
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