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April 23, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Biplane pilot John Bowman is one of the very few people who actually got to grow up to fulfill his childhood dream. His dream, however, had nothing to do with flying or with performing vertigo-inducing aerobatics with such names as the Hammerhead Turn. "I never even flew a plane until I was 30," says the 47-year-old onetime Los Angeles Times paperboy. "When I was a kid I wanted to be a policeman, and that's what I became for three years in Long Beach.
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April 23, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Biplane pilot John Bowman is one of the very few people who actually got to grow up to fulfill his childhood dream. His dream, however, had nothing to do with flying or with performing vertigo-inducing aerobatics with such names as the Hammerhead Turn. "I never even flew a plane until I was 30," says the 47-year-old onetime Los Angeles Times paperboy. "When I was a kid I wanted to be a policeman, and that's what I became for three years in Long Beach.
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December 18, 1999 | TONY LYSTRA
Organizers of Point Mugu's annual air show were unable to schedule a high-profile jet team for next year's show because the three major teams, the Thunderbirds, the Blue Angels and the Canada-based Snowbirds, are already booked. Next year's main attraction will be the Red Baron Stearman Squadron, a group of biplanes that performs aerobatics.
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April 9, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Of the estimated 70,000 visitors who crowded the tarmac on a breezy and brilliant second day of the 37th annual Point Mugu Air Show, there was one group of rubberneckers who 23-year-old aircraft mechanic Theresa Gains especially looked forward to seeing. "I love the old guys," said Gains, a short, talkative sailor stationed at Port Hueneme. "I'm just wowed by some of the things they tell me about the past. I learn more about them, I think, than they do about me."
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April 6, 2000
Performances to Grow On presents "Beauty and the Beast," performed by the renowned Landis and Company Theater of Magic at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The company retells the tale with life-size puppets, inventive sets, masks and illusions. The story unfolds to a musical background of classical masterpieces. * "Beauty and the Beast," Friday, 7 p.m., Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. $15 general, $12 children. 646-8907.
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April 7, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA
Gene Soucy and his German-built Extra 300S, described as the Indy car of high-performance airplanes, will be among the featured acts at this weekend's Point Mugu Air Show in Camarillo. Soucy, 51, will perform acrobatic stunts twice each day. Although this year's air show failed to attract a major jet team such as the Blue Angels, who performed last year, officials hope daring acts like Soucy's will be enough to drop jaws in the crowd.
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March 30, 2000
* Fairy tales--Performances to Grow On presents "Beauty and the Beast," performed by the Landis and Company Theater of Magic, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets are $15 general, $12 children. 646-8907. * Voices--Los Robles Chamber Choir Festival features the Roger Wagner Chorale, One Voice and Los Robles Chamber Singers, April 8 at 8 p.m. at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark.
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April 23, 1992 | Researched by JANICE L. JONES / Los Angeles Times
Spectators can view aviation history in flight and on the ground. Performance and display aircraft will range from the 1930s Stearman biplane to a lineup of Gulf War fighters, including the F-117 Stealth. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The schedule is the same for both Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26. 7 a.m. Gates open 9:15 a.m. GOLDEN KNIGHTS-Aerial maneuvers and formation parachuting by the U.S. Army parachute team 10 a.m. SALUTE TO AVIATION--formation flying demonstration 10:15 a.m.
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April 25, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN
The skies above and the roads around El Toro will be filled this weekend as the 42nd Annual El Toro Air Show comes to town. The El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is expected to draw crowds of between 800,000 and 1 million people to see such stunt flying groups as the world-renowned Navy Blue Angels, famed for their precision manuevers in fighter jets.
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April 29, 1996 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came as they have year after year, thousands of loyal spectators equipped with big-brimmed hats and super-protective sunscreen, ready to cheer and applaud the feats of world-renowned pilots and high-tech jets. But when the last Blue Angels jet touched down Sunday afternoon, signaling the end of the 46th El Toro Air Show, some fans wondered aloud just how much longer this air extravaganza will survive.
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September 23, 1995 | ERIC WAHLGREN
True to the stereotype, many of the hotshot pilots milling around a hangar Friday before the Point Mugu Air Show tested positive for bravado. "I'm putting on my life jacket--in case I have to go swimming," said 31-year-old stunt pilot Don Johnson (no, not the actor) as he clambered into his aerobatic monoplane's tiny cockpit for a test run.
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