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FREE Air Show – Power in the Pines at McGuire AFB

PowerInThePines2016A little late to plan for, but if you are free this weekend and here in the north east, you should probably check out the free air show at Joint Base McGuire – Dix – Lakehurst.   It is located just outside of Trenton, New Jersey.

There will be a performance by the Golden Knights, a P-51 Mustang demo, a B2 fly by (only on Saturday,) and plenty more.

The show is open to the public and goes from May 14th to the 15th.   The gates open up at 9am and the performances start at 11am.

Did I mention admission and parking is free!?

Just don’t try and fly in!

For more info, check out the site http://www.jointbasemdl.af.mil/library/openhouseandairshow.asp

David and I will be there Sunday, hope to see you there!

-Tony

A free ground lesson – Off airport landings

Off Airport Landing

I couldn’t think of a better way to start off a blog about being frugal than with something that’s free. Specifically a free ground lesson that included off airport emergency landings!

On Wednesday that is exactly what went down (<–bad pun.)  AOPA hosted one of their Safety Seminars in my area, and it was free.  Now,  I’m pretty sure that this won’t count toward any required ground time for any certifications, ratings, or endorsements, but anything you learn at one of these events, you won’t have to go over with a CFI.   That could lead to some real savings.

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