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July 29, 1997 | FRED ALVAREZ
Less than a month after canceling Point Mugu's air show for 1997, officials at the Navy base have rescheduled the event for next spring but are still working to pin down a specific date and land a top aerobatic act. Citing budget cuts and the inability to attract a big-name flying team, base officials announced this month that the 35th annual Point Mugu Air Show would not take place as scheduled Oct. 11 and 12. Capt.
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July 23, 1990
Nearly 80,000 people attended the final day of Aviation Expo '90 Sunday at Van Nuys Airport, despite the absence of any daredevil stunts or aerial displays, organizers said. "For an exposition without any flying, it went very well," said Acting Airport Manager Richard Davison, adding that he hopes Sunday's high turnout will help prevent the demise of the annual event.
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August 3, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Gene Barton likes to show off his miniature Beechcraft D-18, modeled after an executive aircraft built in 1945. He and two dozen other aficionados of handcrafted models will be on hand for the fifth annual remote-control air show Sunday in the hobby area at Mile Square Regional Park. Event organizers say this could be the last air show at the county park if plans proceed for a golf course, ornamental garden and conference center in the area.
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June 6, 1987
The Blue Angels precision-flying team will take the spotlight at 2:30 p.m. today and Sunday during the annual Navy Relief Air Show at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The Blue Angels, along with skydivers, aerial acrobats, wing walkers and other aerial daredevils, will perform before an expected crowd of more than 500,000 in continuous air shows running both days from 9 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. Heavy traffic is expected on the Santa Ana Freeway near the Marine base from 9 a.m.
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August 27, 1998 | SCOTT HARRIS
So the governor has signed the bill, ending the suspense. Now all of Los Angeles can breathe again. Strike that. All of the Valley was breathless in anticipation. No, strike that too. Some of the Valley was breathless--those revolutionary Valleyistas. The bill Gov. Pete Wilson signed, of course, was the one that would assure secessionists (and their hired hands) an extra 90 days to gather signatures for a study that could lead to the great municipal divorce they desire.
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July 17, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A swamp cooler. A generator. A 50-gallon barrel of water. Those were all basic supplies on hand Friday for greeting arriving aircraft at the annual Van Nuys Airport Aviation Expo. At least that is what one die-hard gathering of about 50 air show groupies have at their encampment this weekend.
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May 20, 1988
8 a.m.: Ground displays, marching bands. 9 a.m.: Brown Field closes to regular traffic; Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier. 9:25 a.m.: Concorde taxi and takeoff. 10 a.m.: Opening ceremony. 10:30 a.m.: Second Formula 1 heat. 10:50 a.m.: Jim Franklin, solo UPF-7 "Waco." 11:10 a.m.: Soviet Mi-34. 11:30 a.m.: Concorde flyby and landing. 11:40 a.m.: Team America. Noon: Third Formula 1 heat. 12:20 p.m.: KC-10 or KC-135E. 12:30 p.m.: Air Force F-15. 12:40 p.m.: Soviet Su-26M. 12:55 p.m.
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July 29, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
The Scale Squadron of Southern California and the Orange Coast Radio Control Club will hold the sixth Radio Controlled Air Show on Aug. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Mile Square Park hobby area. A full day of activities will include performances by professional miniature airplane fliers known as the California Air Show Team. Organizers expect about 8,000 people at the free event, which will also feature food booths and prize drawings. Mile Square Park is at 16801 Euclid St. in Fountain Valley.
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April 7, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pilot Gene Soucy knows it's time to ease up when the tunnel vision comes. From the ground, the flips, rolls and tumbles he performs in his sleek, red show plane look like an aerial ballet. From Soucy's seat, it's a violent, gut-wrenching ride. The gravitational pull created by the hard twisting and turning of the plane forces the blood from Soucy's head, producing tunnel vision. To avoid passing out, he must ease up on the control stick to right his aircraft.
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July 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A biplane performing stunts for an air show crashed into a runway in front of thousands of spectators, killing the pilot. Jim LeRoy, 46, was making loop-to-loops with smoke trailing as part of the annual show at Dayton International Airport. His Pitts aircraft slammed onto the runway and caught fire. The crowd stood stunned as the show was shut down.
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