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DreamBIG Plants Aviation Dreams Across the Country
Pflugerville, TX - February 19, 2015 At some point during the air show day, your neck needs a rest. So you take a walk around to see the static display aircraft, by a hot dog or funnel cake. But then you see a fighter jet with the canopy open and a kid inside! That's the DreamBig Entertainment A-7 Museum Experience from Dewey Larson. LiveAirShowTV caught up with Dewey at the end of last season in Texas to find out how this came about.

Watch the story here: http://bit.ly/1EsNThx

Our air show schedule is still in the works, while more stories are in production. In the coning weeks we will have more on some unique planes from the National Aviation Heritage Invitational, Greg Colyer and his T-33 Ace Maker, and a look at the Jack Links Screamin' Sasquatch and its pilot Jeff Boerboon.

As always, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, as well as All Things Aero. As the season kicks in, we will have more pix on Instagram. See you on the ramp!
Meet the F-22 Raptor Demo Pilot!
Pflugerville, TX - January 29, 2015 The F-22 Raptor does some amazing things in the air. Some even say, things it shouldn't be able to do. Capt. John "Taboo" Cummings puts this plane through its paces every weekend during air show season along with the rest of the crew for the Raptor Demo Team.

LiveAirShowTV spent a few minutes with Capt. Cummings to find out what it's like flying the Air Force's newest front-line fighter. "I've watched this demo from the very start when Paul "Max" Moga first flew it in 2007," said Jeff Lee president of LiveAirShowTV. "I shook my head then, and I'm still in awe every time I see it fly."

This is Capt. Cummings' second year flying the demo for Air Combat Command Aerial Events. Air show fans can look forward to a full schedule of shows all over the country for 2015. Watch our Facebook page every Thursday during air show season to find out where the Raptor Demo Team is flying that weekend.
LiveAirShowTV's Jumbo-trons Return to Reno Air Races!
PFLUGERVILLE TX - July 23, 2014 LiveAirShowTV has once again been tapped to provide live video screen and free Internet coverage for the 51st Reno National Championship Air Races, September 12th-14th. Full-day coverage will begin on Friday, Sept. 12th and will run through the Breitling Unlimited Gold finale on Sunday, Sept. 14th.

Live simulcast coverage will once again include coverage of the air races, air show acts, as well as race results, breaking news, and feature videos throughout the air race day.

"Fan response to the screens last year was outstanding and we're excited to have LiveAirShowTV returning to bring the Jumbo-trons and Internet coverage to the air racing fans both in the grandstands and around the world," said Reno's Chief Operating Officer David Wilbern.

"Experience matters", says LiveAirShowTV's President Jeff Lee. "Our team has been covering the Reno Air Races since the 90's, so we know how to bring air race fans the inside story and best coverage of their favorite motorsport."

In addition to three full days of live coverage, LiveAirShowTV will also once again produce a live post-race show--following regular event coverage--of that day's races and interviews with the competitors. The post-show also begins Friday. And LiveAirShowTV's popular daily reports from early in the race week also return.

Specific video coverage times will be announced in late August.
LiveAirShowTV Returns for Star-Spangled Spectacular!
PFLUGERVILLE TX - May 28, 2014 This September, LiveAirShowTV will be right in the middle of the action as America celebrates the Bicentennial of our National Anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner. It was 200 years ago that Francis Scott Key stood on the deck of the H.M.S. Tonnant in Baltimore harbor when "by the dawns early light" he saw the flag's "broad stripes and bright stars" flying over Fort McHenry.

In 2012, Baltimore was one of the cities that celebrated the bicentennial of the War of 1812, sometimes referred to as the Second America Revolution. The highlight of the weekend celebration was an air show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. LiveAirShowTV fed coverage to Jumbotrons placed in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, as well as broadcast LIVE over the Internet.

This year, Star-Spangled 200 has once again chosen LiveAirShowTV to provide live coverage of this landmark event. "We are delighted to again work with LiveAirShowTV when the Blue Angels return to Baltimore in September for Star-Spangled Spectacular," said Ann Beegle executive director of Star-Spangled 200. "The 200th anniversary of our national anthem provides a perfect occasion for the Blue Angels to fly above Fort McHenry and relive this national story."

"We were at Fort McHenry on Flag Day two years ago, with the Star-Spangled Banner waving over the fort," said Jeff Lee president of LiveAirShowTV. "This is easily the most historic location we have ever broadcast from."

Live coverage will begin on Saturday, September 13th and continues on Sunday. The air show happens both afternoons. Specific times and additional performers will be announced as they become available.

For more information on the Star-Spangled Spectacular, go to: www.StarSpangled200.com

LiveAirShowTV continues to be your source for the "Inside Story" on air shows. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news. You can see videos of past events and feature stories on our website under the "Videos" tab: www.LiveAirShowTV.com
Jetmobile at Sun 'n Fun
PFLUGERVILLE TX - April 11, 2014 So just what does a 747 Captain think about while he's flying over the ocean? If you are Paul Holmes you're thinking, "That number one engine would look really good on wheels." After a lot of scribbles on bar napkins and a lengthy discussion with his wife, the Holmes Jetmobile was born!

LiveAirShowTV caught up with Paul and his wife Susie at the 2014 Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in Lakeland Florida and got the story on how it all came together. His creation is complete with First Class seats, spiral staircase and a Captain's seat from an actual 747. It's all contained in a cowling from a 747 engine.

To see the story, go to: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=173

There are more stories on the way from Sun 'n Fun, as well as other shows from this spring. Our summer schedule is still developing, so keep watching here for announcements. As always, follow the latest news on our Facebook Fan Page, and Twitter Feed. We'll see you on the ramp!
Jerry "Jive" Kerby and Wild Blue
Pflugerville TX - March 18, 2014 Every wonder why a retired Air Force Lt. Col. who's flown some of the most powerful jets around would want to get into an RV-8 for an airshow act? We wondered that very thing, and caught up with Jerry "Jive" Kerby at the Ft. Worth Alliance Air Show last fall to ask that question. Jerry was performing as the Flight Lead for the Black Diamond Jet Team, but we had seen him fly his RV-8 named "Wild Blue" at Oshkosh earlier in the summer. You can tell he has a great time in that plane. He says, "Wild Blue is a little RV-8 that wants to be a fighter jet." Like Jerry, we're betting that with him at the controls that dream might just happen.

To see this story, go to: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=171

This story was a collaborative effort in conjunction with the Baylor University Film and Digital Media Department. Senior Rhett Gill is working with LiveAirShowTV this semester as an independent study. Rhett had to get up to speed on the world of aviation and airshows, and he caught on quickly. Watch for another story from him very soon.

As the air show season gets off the staring line, LiveAirShowTV is on board. Watch for reports from Wings Over South Texas/NAS Kingsville, as well as Sun 'n Fun in April. Our schedules for live broadcasts are still in the works. As soon as the shows are locked in, we will announce them. Keep up with daily news on Facebook and Twitter. It's going to be a great air show season, and we look forward to seeing you on the ramp!
General Aviation News Features LiveAirShowTV
Pflugerville TX - March 11, 2014 Each February, General Aviation News focuses on Air shows. LiveAirShowTV was asked to contribute an article that talks about just what it is that we do. We do try to make it look easy, but there are a lot of moving parts, and it takes a large group of video professionals to make it come together. Here is the article as it appeared in the magazine.
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Meet Team AeroDynamix!
Pflugerville TX - March 3, 2014 Aerobatics are the lifeblood of any airshow. Multi-plane aerobatics are nothing new. We enjoy the Thunderbirds, and Blue Angels, and others. But what about a group of guys flying planes that they build themselves? That's exactly what the largest aerobatic team in the world is! LiveAirShowTV introduces you to the 11-plane Team AeroDynamix, that fly the Van's RV kit planes.

"We built our own aircraft," says founder and flight lead Mike "Kahuna" Stewart. The team feels like much of their popularity is due to the fact that the RV is such a popular plane and is flown by so many general aviation pilots.

Watch the video at: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=170

As the air show season gets started, LiveAirShowTV is your source for daily updates on Facebook and Twitter. Links to both are on our home page. More air show performances, and profiles are in production now, so watch our website for the latest. We look forward to seeing you on the ramp this season!
Goulian Aerosports Wraps Up the Season!
Pflugerville TX - February 4, 2014 LiveAirShowTV wraps up the first installment of "Inside Airshows" with a look at how the season came to a close for Goulian Aerosports at the Wings Over Houston Airshow. The weather threw everyone a curveball on Sunday morning, but the show went on. See how the last flight of the year went for Michael and how the team feels to have everything done!


We hope you have enjoyed this deeper look into what it takes to put Michael in the air each weekend of the air show season. In addition to our usual highlights, profiles, and air show performances, we have other in depth series planned for 2014.

As always, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news from airshows and aviation from all over the world. We look forward to bringing you more air shows and the amazing stories of your favorite performers during the 2014 season. As air show dates are confirmed, watch our website and social media for details. Until then, we'll see you on the ramp!
Michael Flies High in Houston
Pflugerville TX - January 28, 2014 In Episode 3, we saw Michael finally take to the sky for his performance at the Wings Over Houston Airshow. After a short break in the middle of the act, Michael dives in for the second half and nails the performance.

Over the last four weeks, LiveAirShowTV has taken you inside Goulian Aerosports and their airshow operation. Next week they wrap up the season and some welcome time off.


As always, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news from airshows and aviation from all over the world. Our 2014 season is in the works. As soon as shows are locked in, we will announce them on our website and social media. Until then we look forward to seeing you on the ramp!
Michael Takes to the Air on Inside Airshows!
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - January 21, 2014 It's time for Michael Goulian to take to the skies over Ellington field at the Wings Over Houston Airshow. Up to now, hospitality has been the focus, but now it's time to get serious and put on the show in the sky! Learn how the show comes together, and what it is that Michael is doing on the ground before he climbs in.

Each Tuesday for the next two weeks, a new episode will take fans through the weekend with the team.


In the next episode, we will wrap up Michael's performance as the team aims for the off-season.

As always, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news from airshows and aviation from all over the world. Our 2014 season is in the works. As soon as shows are locked in, we will announce them on our website and social media. Until then we look forward to seeing you on the ramp!
Inside Airshows Continues!
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - January 14, 2014 Episode 2 of LiveAirShowTV's new series "Inside Airshows" continues with a look inside Goulian Aerosports at the 2013 Wings Over Houston Airshow. In this episode the business of hospitality shows how the team uses the transport to educate current and future customers. Flying is the most visible part of the weekend, but there is serious business on the ground as well.

Each Tuesday for the next three weeks, a new episode will take fans through the weekend with the team.

In the next episode, we'll go up in the air with Michael and dive into what makes his performance special.

As always, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news from airshows and aviation from all over the world. Our 2014 season is in the works. As soon as shows are locked in, we will announce them on our website and social media. Until then we look forward to seeing you on the ramp!
Inside Airshows Premieres Tuesday!
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - January 7, 2014 LiveAirShowTV premieres a new series: Inside Airshows with an in depth look at Goulian Aerosports as they wrapped up the 2013 airshow season at the Wings Over Houston Airshow. Episode 1 looks at the team members, their arrival and set up as the team prepares for the weekend show.

Each Tuesday for the next five weeks, a new episode will premiere taking fans inside the flying and the business of Team Goulian.


Keep up to date on the latest in the airshow world by following us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out all of the previous videos on the LiveAirShowTV website video page: performer profiles, airshow performances and much more. It is the off-season here in the U.S., but we will keep you informed and entertained until we see you soon on the ramp!
EAA and LiveAirShowTV Roll Out New Video Series!
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, WI - July 24, 2013 A new video series showing the wide variety of careers the aviation industry offers will debut at EAA AirVenture, which runs from July 29 - Aug. 4. The series was created in partnership with the EAA Young Eagles, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation and LiveAirShowTV.

EAA's and the Young Eagles' mission is to increase participation in aviation, and this video series showcases a variety of careers that are available to those who have a passion for flight. Each video focuses on a specific aviation career and highlights a personal story in that field. Careers featured include an aircraft mechanic, an airline dispatcher, an airline operations manager, an aircraft manufacturing specialist, an air safety specialist and many more.

"Having a passion for aviation can be more than just a hobby," said Bret Steffen, EAA Director of Education. "These videos demonstrate how people can fulfill that love of flight everyday through a variety of careers."

The videos will premiere on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Chapter Young Eagles Pavilion during AirVenture. After the debut, the videos will be available online at www.youngeagles.org and www.liveairshowtv.com. Tickets for AirVenture can be purchased online ahead of time or at the admission gate.

About EAA
EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 180,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.
Founded in 1983, ISTAT fosters and promotes interest in the principles and development of aeronautics and provides a forum for improved communication among those involved in aviation and supporting industries. ISTAT is comprised of more than 3,000 professionals who operate, manufacture, maintain, sell, purchase, finance, lease, appraise, insure or otherwise engage in activities related to transport aircraft trading. The association establishes and promotes standards for appraisals and a code of ethics. As an official voice for the entire commercial transport aircraft financial leasing marketplace, ISTAT hosts national and international conventions and exhibitions. ISTAT also has a Foundation that provides scholarships; grants and internships to students seeking careers in aviation and world-wide humanitarian aid. To learn more about ISTAT, visit www.ISTAT.org.
EAA Taps LiveAirShowTV For LIVE Video at AirVenture 2013
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - July 15, 2013 The Experimental Aircraft Association has chosen LiveAirShowTV to provide LIVE coverage of the world's largest fly-in, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 30-August 3. Multiple cameras will capture the action in the sky and on the ground and feed it to large LED screens at show center. Mark Magin of On Board Images is teaming with LiveAirShowTV to bring in-cockpit video from several planes, the performers parking area, and of course Jetman! It is daily coverage for AirVenture has never been seen before!

Each morning, the LED screens will come alive with programming provided by EAA's outstanding video team, as well as feature videos from LiveAirShowTV. At 2:30 each afternoon, the air show kicks off and fans will get an even better look at the airshow industry's best performers. The act that has easily gotten the most attention is Jetman. Yves Rossy will be taken aloft by helicopter and then fall away and fire up his jet engines to fly around the skies above Wittman Regional Airport. AirVenture attendees will be on board with him via cameras mounted to his winged suit.

"Our goal has always been to take fans where they can't go at an airshow," said Jeff Lee, president of LiveAirShowTV. "This may be the highest form of that. Fans will ride along with Yves, who flies WITHOUT an airplane! We are very excited to be able to capture this great event and bring it to the fans on the field with special in-depth views that adds to what they see during the show."

Follow EAA and LiveAirShowTV on Facebook and Twitter as we lead up to a great week in Oshkosh, WI. LiveAirShowTV will post updates and pictures as we get ready on site, and all throughout the week.

This is only the beginning of a great two months! LiveAirShowTV will be on site for the Rocky Mountain Air Show, August 16-18, and then we head further west for the 50th Reno National Championship Air Races, September 12-15. Details on those events will follow AirVenture.

More info on AirVenture can be found at: www.AirVenture.org

More info on LiveAirShowTV, including past coverage is at: www.LiveAirShowTV.com
LiveAirShowTV to Provide Large Video Screen Coverage at the 2013 Reno National Championship Air Races.
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - June 18, 2013 For the first time in the Reno Air Race's fifty-year history, fans at Stead Field will be able to enjoy the air races, airshow and action from the pits on two large video screens. LiveAirShowTV, the nation's premiere airshow entertainment production company, is providing the 15'x27' LED screens and producing all the screen content.
"We're pleased to debut these video screens which we know will enhance our fans' enjoyment at the races," Mike Houghton, President/CEO said. "No matter where fans sit they will have a great view of the screens and all their exciting content."
"'Thrilled' doesn't even begin to express our feelings," Jeff Lee, president of LiveAirshowTV, said. "Working closely with Mike's team we're going to give fans the all-access pass and, of course, also keep our cameras on all the action in the sky."
Members of the LiveAirShowTV team have been covering the Reno Air Races since 1997, both on television networks and the Internet. In 2009 LiveAirShowTV did the first-ever live Internet webcast of all the Gold Championship races.
LiveAirShowTV was on the ramp at last week's Pylon Racing Seminar covering all the breaking news that came from Stead. During the September broadcast, fans will get to see more from PRS along with everything happening during an always hectic race week.
For all the latest on the Reno Air Races, and airshows across the country, follow LiveAirShowTV on Facebook and Twitter, and check out past races and shows on the video page at www.LiveAirShowTV.com
LiveAirShowTV Teams With Rocky Mountain for LIVE Coverage!
Pflugerville, TX - June 3, 2013 The Rocky Mountain Air Show has tapped LiveAirShowTV for LIVE coverage of the August 16-18 air show. Multi-camera coverage will be fed to a large LED screen on the flight line as well as broadcast live over the Internet. "We have watched this show grow over the last few years and have wanted to work with their team", said Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV President. "This will be a great way to wind down the summer before school gets going again."

The Rocky Mountain Airshow features not only the best in aerial performances, but also everything from Hot Air Balloons and now to Rockets! The Rocky Mountain BalloonFest in conjunction with the Air Show blasts the skies with a myriad of colors in a Friday night glow and morning sunrise launches.

Air show performers including Matt Younkin, Trojan Phlyers Demo Team, Bob Carlton, Greg Shelton with wing walker Ashley Battles, the world's only flying B-29 FIFI and much more will appear at this year's show. Jim Cimiluca, Rocky Mountain Airshow Chairman stated, "We are excited to be the First, and Only, civilian airshow authorized by the FAA to have a high power sport rocket launch or UAV demonstrations, and we'll have them both this year!" Air show fans will get to see live video from not only the UAV, but the rocket as well as it streaks skyward.

The Rocky Mountain Airshow is organized by Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. a Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to serve and promote recreational aviation through the hosting of an annual Air Show and Regional Fly-In. Over 60,000 people attended last year's show, and they expect even more this year. Tickets may be purchased on the website: www.rmairshow.com

LiveAirShowTV is the air show industry's premiere aviation media entertainment company. Past live events include the Barksdale AFB air show, the Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews (formerly Andrews AFB), and the first ever live broadcast from the Reno National Championship Air Races. Additionally, LiveAirshowTV covers airshows all over the country for stories posted after the events. All of these videos can be seen under the "Videos" tab at: www.LiveAirShowTV.com

Watch for more announcements of airshow coverage including LIVE event coverage very soon. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Links can be found on our home page. LiveAirShowTV continue to be airshow fan's source for the "Inside Story"!
Pflugerville, TX - May 1, 2013 It was supposed to be something so horrible that it would force lawmakers to strike a deal on budgetary restraint! Yes, you should probably never see "lawmakers" and "budgetary restraint" in the same sentence. Needless to say Sequestration was forced on the American people and air shows were among those who got hit. "Air shows have been cancelled from coast to coast. The military jet demo teams and single-ship demo teams and jumpers are grounded! Who would have ever thought that would happen", said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. "It's a season where some of the most successful air shows in the country will not have an event this year."

While at Sun 'n Fun, LiveAirShowTV got a few minutes with Congressman Sam Graves (R) (MO) who sits on the House Transportation Committee, and the General Aviation Caucus; John Cudahy, President of the International Council of Air Shows; and John "Lites" Leenhouts CEO of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In. We asked these aviation experts about the effects of Sequestration, what they see going forward, and what we can do to help out.

We also met with Red Bull racer and aerobatic pilot Kirby Chambliss when he was in Austin for the MotoGP race at the Circuit of the Americas. He told us how he has been affected by the action.

Watch the video here: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=117

Share this with all of your aviation and air show friends. Make note of the web address to contact your Representative and Senators. We will also have it at: www.LiveAirShowTV.com/links

Many air shows have been cancelled, but many more are still going to happen. LiveAirShowTV will be at many of them throughout the year. Watch for continuing coverage from Sun 'n Fun, the Take to the Skies Airfest, the upcoming EAA AirVenture, the 50th Reno National Championship Air Races as well as performer profiles and more. LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as we continue to bring you the Inside Story from air shows around the country.
Relentless NXT Down Kevin Eldredge Explains
LAKELAND, FL - April 21, 2013 Sun 'n Fun is supposed to be "Spring Break" for pilots. For most that's exactly what it was. However, for Reno Sport Class racer Kevin Eldredge is was anything but. LiveAirShowTV met up with Kevin at Sun 'n Fun to find out exactly what happened between the Sport Air Racing League race in Texas and Lakelend, the condition of the plane and how he managed to bring it down safely. "We had seen the pictures on Kevin's Facebook page so we knew most of the details", said Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV president. "But what we did not know was what lead up to it and what the plan is now for the months leading up to the Reno Air Races."

Watch the video here: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=116
LiveAirShowTV has more stories from Sun 'n Fun in production as well as a look at Kirby Chambliss performing for the MotoGP race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily air show and aviation info and the latest announcements on upcoming shows.
LiveAirShowTV Partners with EAA on New Educational Effort
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - February 22, 2013 LiveAirShowTV, in conjunction with the International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT) Foundation and the Experimental Aircraft Association, is about to begin a new educational initiative called Careers in Aviation. "Careers" is a series of fast-moving videos featuring young professionals currently working in various jobs of the aviation industry. The series is one of the steps in a program to promote awareness of aviation career opportunities to middle and high school students.

"LiveAirShowTV has always wanted to do more than simply broadcast and cover air shows and aviation events", said Jeff Lee, president of LiveAirShowTV. Working closely with Jeff Skiles, EAA's Vice-President of Chapters and Youth Education, Careers in Aviation was proposed to the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation. The ISTAT Foundation liked the idea and supplied the initial grant to start the program.

EAA is widely known for the Young Eagles program, and this effort takes that a step further to broaden the scope of career opportunities that students might not automatically consider in the aviation field. With more than 1000 local chapters worldwide, EAA is the perfect platform to reach out to students who are interested in aviation. Careers in Aviation will introduce these young people to all aspects of the aviation industry.

ISTAT currently represents more than 2,600 members worldwide who are involved in operating, manufacturing, maintaining, selling, purchasing, financing, leasing, appraising, insuring or other activities related to the commercial aviation sector. The ISTAT Foundation has been dedicated to fostering and promoting interest and educational opportunities in commercial aviation while providing a forum for those involved in the aviation and supporting industries.

Lee noted, "Aviation is an exciting career field with many different jobs besides being a pilot. We want to inspire young people through these videos to see how exciting and fulfilling a career in aviation can be."

Next week, LiveAirShowTV's Jeff Lee and Mark Allen will travel to New York to begin production. "We will be shooting at JetBlue's Support Center, and flight operations at JFK airport. We will cover several different aspects of the airline's operation", said Lee. Other video shoots will be at Falcon Jet at Newark, and a financing company in Manhattan.

Careers in Aviation will be an ongoing project for LiveAirShowTV and EAA. The formal website launch will be later this year, but some of the videos will be available before then.

More information on the Experimental Aircraft Association can be found at: www.eaa.org

More information on the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading can be found at: www.ISTAT.org

LiveAirShowTV will be posting updates throughout the shoot next week on our Facebook Fan Page, and Twitter feed. Links to both are found on the LiveAirShowTV home page: www.LiveAirShowTV.com
LiveAirShowTV Goes Orange in February!
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - February 18, 2013 OK, we know February is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and most everything turns pink. While we fully support all of the breast cancer efforts, LiveAirShowTV is posting stories with a decidedly "orange" theme.

First, take a look at the complete aerial demonstration of the U.S. Coast Guard's MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. This water rescue demonstration was shot during the 2012 Star Spangled Sailabration in Balitmore Harbor, as part of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 kick off celebration. Watch up-close as a rescue swimmer jumps into the water to simulate the rescue of a person in trouble. The MH-65 hovers overhead as he is then hoisted back aboard the aircraft.


Next, meet the new pilots for the Raju Grace AirRace21 team, Maj. Rochelle Kimbrell, and Lt. Niki Baumann. These active duty pilots replace Heather Penney after her retirement from air racing. Owner Raju Mann talks about finding them, and what's in store for this year's Reno National Championship Air Races.


And we're not done. As we slip into March, look for another "orange" story as we look at those wonderfully crazy race fans that sit in Section 3. This group has evolved over the years but maintains a unique personality in the stands at Stead Field.

As always, follow our rapidly growing fans on our Facebook Fan Page, and follow us on Twitter. We post pictures and air show updates there daily. With the air show season getting started, we want to see your pictures and accounts of shows you're going to. Let us know what you see and hear.

LiveAirShowTV is in discussions with several air shows around the country to bring you the best coverage both on the ramp and on the Internet. Stay with us as we continue to give you the Inside Story!
LiveAirShowTV Profiles Matt Chapman
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - January 24, 2013 Who's that guy flying the bright yellow plane that looks like it's got paint splotches all over it? Well it's Matt Chapman, flying the Embry-Riddle Eagle 580. We spent some time with Matt at the El Paso Amigo Airsho and he talks about what inspired him to get into aerobatics and the path he took to become a full-time air show pilot. "I had spoken with Matt a few times before at air shows, but this was the first time we had a chance to interview him on camera to get his full story", said Jeff Lee LiveAirShowTV President. "Matt not only takes pride in honoring those who came before him, but is always looking for ways to inspire the next generation of aviators."

Matt is sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University which is proudly displayed on the side of his airplane. He was a member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team and has placed as high as 3rd at the World Aerobatic Championships. He left the competition world behind and has focused on entertaining crowds with his aerobatic routines.

Matt is also part of a new formation team called "The 4ce" along with Bill Stein, Rob Holland and Jack Knutson. Watch for them during the 2013 season.

Watch the Matt Chapman video at: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=112

LiveAirShowTV continues to bring more stories and air show performances to the fans during the air show off-season in North America. In production now are stories on U.S. Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland, the U.S. Coast Guard's MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from last year's Baltimore 1812 event, the National Aviation Heritage Invitational winner Duncan Cameron's OY-1, and much more. Like us on our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter. We have postings there daily as we continue to bring you the Inside Story on air shows and aviation!
Sport Air Racing League 2012 Wrap up
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - January 13, 2013 One more news item from 2012 was the season wrap up of the Sport Air Racing League's 2012 season. (www.sportairrace.org) As usual the season ends at the Taylor, TX airport with the Rocket 100. This cross-country race took place just a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving on a warm, but windy day in central Texas. Eighteen racers in multiple classes took to the skies one final time in competition for 2012. "This is a group I have come to really enjoy being around", said Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV President. "They truly do love flying and getting together all over the country."

Over 20 races were held this year, from south Texas to the Canadian border, and from the Chesapeake Bay to west of the Rockies. Their motto really fits their mission: It's racing for the rest of us. Whether you've got a nearly 300mph Lancair, or a 150mph Cessna, there's a racing class for you! Races are cross-country and very little passing takes place. The fastest plane goes first, and the slowest plane goes last. There will be a new category next year so watch the story to see where you might fit in.

Watch LiveAirShowTV's story at: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=111

Get ready for more stories coming your way shortly. We have a profile of aerobatic performer Matt Chapman, a look back at the Coast Guard demo from the Baltimore Star Spangles Sailabration, and other performers including Rob Holland, David Martin and more. Keep up with our daily posts on Facebook and Twitter and we will continue to bring you the Inside Story throughout the off-season and into the 2013 Season!
2012 Top Five - #1 Star Spangled Sailabration Baltimore
- December 31, 2012 You could argue that this was not a spectacular air show event. The air show only lasted a few hours. Some might even say that working an air show into what was a celebration of a land and sea conflict was a stretch. Well, those people were not on the ground at Fort McHenry for the 2012 Star Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore to kick off the Bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812!

This was our only LIVE full air show broadcast of the year, but it was most memorable for the setting and history behind the event. The air show happened over the water between the Francis Scott Key Bridge and Fort McHenry. It featured Navy training aircraft, a Coast Guard rescue demonstration, the Navy's F/A 18 demo, and of course the Blue Angels.

The archive of the live broadcast can be seen on our video page: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/videos.php Click on the "LiveStream" link to get to the archive. Individual clips will also be posted on our YouTube channel and web page.

Our set-up day was on June 14th, Flag Day! The replica Star Spangled Banner was flying high over the fort all day, and again all weekend. The longer we stayed, the more we learned about the birthplace of our National Anthem. The docents at the Fort conduct tours in costume and in character. They truly gave the meaning to "history comes alive!"

20,000 people were on site at the fort, but at least twice that were back at Baltimore's Inner Harbor watching on LED screens placed throughout the harbor.

LiveAirShowTV's Director of Operations CW2 Bryan Lee had just returned from deployment in Afghanistan and rejoined the team for this historic event. On set up day, he presented air show announcer Rob Reider with a company patch and a flag that he flew on a very special mission in Afghanistan.

The highlight for many of us actually happened after everything was wrapped up. We took in the presentation at the Visitors Center in front of the fort. If you thought you knew what that battle was about, and what the Star Spangled Banner was about, you'd probably be wrong. We learned (or relearned what we ignored in high school history class) what Francis Scott Key saw and experienced that caused him to write what became our Nation Anthem. It became more than just a song that is sung before sporting events for many of us.

We have many things planned for 2013. We are working with quite a few air shows around the country. Schedules will be posted as soon as events become firm. Stay up to date with things on our daily Twitter and Facebook postings. Off-season performer profiles and other videos will post regularly so check the website often.

All of us at LiveAirShowTV wish each and every one of you a wonderful and happy New Year! We'll see you on the ramp!
2012 Top Five - #2 The Oshkosh Experience
- December 30, 2012 Before 2012 people would say, "You've never been to Oshkosh!" My response had become automatic: "I know, can you believe it?" Well, that exchange will never happen again because now I've been to Oshkosh!

The schedule finally worked out so that LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee was able to make it up to EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh. To say that it was overwhelming would almost be an understatement. "I knew that it was enormous, but that didn't even capture it," said Lee. "When I go to an air show and look around at the statics, I might see one example of a particular plane. At Oshkosh there were 20 of that plane or more!"

AirVenture is also a haven for top performers in the air show industry. This year we saw: Rob Holland, Sean D. Tucker, Kirby Chambliss, Michael Goulian, Matt Chapman, Kyle Franklin and many others. A celebration of the beginning and the ending of WWII was on display with a formation of a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, and the world's only flying B-29, FIFI.

Words alone cannot explain AirVenture. Video barely does it justice, but we gave it our best shot. See our story at: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=81

Tomorrow it's the top of our list for 2012..Stay tuned!
2012 Top Five - #3 Reno Air Races Return!
- December 29, 2012 After the tragic events of September 16, 2011, there were many who thought we had seen the last of the Reno National Championship Air Races. No one wanted that to happen, but many thought it was a possibility. Due to the amazing work of CEO Mike Houghton and the RARA Staff, the races did come back and they did it in grand fashion.

Once again, LiveAirShowTV was on hand to bring race fans all over the world the "Inside Story" on what was going on during race week. Because of the years that we have spent covering this unique event, we were able to gain access to the teams and pilots that few others had. Beginning on Tuesday of race week, Mark Allen was on the ramp talking with the teams to get the latest info on who was in the groove and who was struggling. We even added a LIVE update at the end of each racing day, culminating in interviews with both Tiger Destefani and Steven Hinton just minutes after the championship run.

You can watch the entire series of stories at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9FB7315BB9662A47

Or watch them individually on our Video page: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/videos.php

2013 brings the 50th Reno National Championship Air Races. You can count on LiveAirShowTV to be there for race week reports and more. Stay tuned.

Tomorrow, we finally made it to "The Big One"!
2012 Top Five - #4 Passing of a Legend
- December 28, 2012 There were plenty of memorials made and video clips shown of the first man to walk on the Moon. But Neil Armstrong had a very love of aviation than what was seen in the headlines.

Our connection to this shy, quiet man came at the Reno Air Races and the National Aviation Heritage Invitational. Neil was in attendance many times to present the trophies to the various winners entered in the Invitational. On one occasion, he was joined by his partner in the X-15 program, Gen. Joe Engle. Joe spoke about the importance of the X-15 program and how it influenced what they both did later in the Apollo program.

With his passing during the late summer, the Heritage Trophy was renamed to the Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy. It was an honor that was fitting because of his love of vintage aircraft and those who restored them.

To announce the name change to the trophy and to honor Neil, LiveAirShowTV posted a story that showed one of the few times Neil spoke in public on things other than walking on the Moon.


It was an honor to have met him, and worked with him on the Heritage Invitational. For his contributions away from Apollo, it lands on our Top Five list for 2012.

Tomorrow Racing continues!
2012 Top Five - #5 Aviation on the big screen
- December 28, 2012 OK, some of it was real, and some of it was CG, but the stories were worth telling. In January George Lucas brought us Red Tails. He spent much of his own money to get this film made, and told a wonderful story about how the Tuskegee Airmen earned the respect of the bomber crews they protected.

CAF squadrons and Social Media teamed up to create a grass roots effort to overcome a mediocre promotion budget for a strong opening weekend box office. The film created a buzz that was felt the rest of the year with the Rise Above Tour from the CAF Red Tail Squadron around the nation. Elijah Kelly joined Rob Reider on the announcers stand to talk about the film at the 2012 Joint Service Open House at Andrews in May. That interview, along with the Red Tails story are both available on the LiveAirShowTV website.

Red Tails: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=61

Elijah Kelly: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=70

In April Air Racers 3D hit a select number of screens around the country. The film exposed many people to the positive side of the Reno Air Races. The IMAX/museum length film (about 45 min) features Steve and Steven Hinton from the Planes of Fame museum to the pylons at Stead Field. While much of the racing scenes were staged (duh, you couldn't shoot during an actual race) they still create excitement and show the spectacle that IS the Reno Air Races.

The film will see a much wider selection of theaters around the country and the world in 2013. One piece of advice, go see this film in IMAX, or IMAX 3D. We caught the film at one of the screenings during the races in Reno, and on a regular screen, even in 3D, it lost a lot of its impact.

Check out LiveAirShowTV's story: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=66

Tomorrow, number 4 on our countdown recognizes the loss of a great American.
Fallen Warriors Memorial in Houston
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - November 1, 2012 Not all LiveAirShowTV stories can be about air shows and performers. As in life, sometimes we need to take a moment out and remember those who've paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy today. Such was the case in October when we attended the dedication of the Fallen Warriors Memorial in Houston. This monument lists, and is dedicated to, those who have lost their lives in the wars in the Middle East from the State of Texas. "It was a great honor to be on hand for the dedication of this monument to these brave men and women", said Jeff Lee President of LiveAirShowTV. "As the father of a son, daughter-in-law and future son-in-law who have been over there in harm's way, I can only imagine what these families have gone through."

Director of the National Memorial Ladies, Cheryl Whitfield was the driving force behind this project. She and many volunteers and contributors made this happen in just two short years. The ceremony included several local dignitaries, as well as 1st Cavalry Division Commanding General Maj. General Anthony Ierardi. A flight of two T-45 Goshawks from NAS Corpus Christi did a fly-over as well as a UH-1 Huey Helicopter.

See our story at: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=102

Special thanks to Curtis Wilson, and Dave Johnson of Cinema Air Support of Texas (www.CastofTexas.com) for the UAV aerials of the memorial.

Take some time to get over to see this wonderful memorial. If you would like to contribute to the upkeep and support of the memorial and organization, their website can be found on the links page of the LiveAirShowTV website.

Even as air show season winds down, LiveAirShowTV continues to bring you the Inside Story of shows and performers. We covered Wings Over Houston, and will be at the final race of the season for the Sport Air Racing League. Watch for those stories soon.
2012 Reno Air Races - Heritage Invitational Preview
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - September 6, 2012 We are just days away from the 49th Reno National Championship Air Races. While part of the ramp features the fastest planes that will challenge the race course, on the east end of the ramp, some of the oldest and slowest aircraft will be on display at the National Aviation Heritage Invitational.

Aircraft are judged on their authenticity and how close each restoration comes to the day it left the factory. Five judges, two from the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum, examine each plane inside and out down to the smallest detail. "When I started covering the Invitational was amazed at how specific the judges get", said Jeff Lee, President of LiveAirShowTV. "That's what makes these restorations get better and better each year. They are wonderful examples of where aviation has come from."

Winners are announced in Warbird, Classic, Antique, and Large Aircraft, as well as the People's Choice Award presented by the National Aviation Hall of Fame. The overall best restoration receives the Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Trophy during a ceremony on Sunday morning of race week.

Take a look at the planes entered in this year's Invitational: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=85

LiveAirShowTV will be on the ramp starting Tuesday, September 11th. We will have daily reports posted each night, wrapping up the day's big news. Also, watch for a LIVE report around 5:00pm (PDT) beginning Wednesday and running through Sunday after the final race. You may catch us in the mornings with any overnight news. Those reports can be seen at: www.LiiveStream.com/LiveAirShowTV.

As always, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates throughout the day as we continue to bring race fans the "Inside Story" of the 49th Reno National Championship Air Races!
AirVenture Wrap-up from LiveAirShowTV
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - August 9, 2012 LiveAirShowTV made its first trek to Oshkosh, WI for the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2012. Billed as the largest fly-in in the world, this year's event certainly lived up that billing. "I knew AirVenture was big, but even this surprised me", said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. Post event reports put the attendance at 508,000 for the entire week.

LiveAirShowTV's overview story is now posted and covers some of the various types of aircraft, new, old and home-builts. The story includes an interview with Christian Fry, Director of Air Racers 3D, as well as aerobatic performers: Sean. D. Tucker, Kyle Franklin, Kirby Chambliss, and Michael Goulian. You will even spot Red Tails Director George Lucas touring the Mustangs in the Warbird area.

Check out the story via the link in the video column on the LiveAirShowTV home page. www.LiveAirShowTV.com

As the summer winds down, the air show season remains in full swing. LiveAirShowTV continues to post the weekend's air show schedule on Thursdays on the Facebook page. Daily updates and news items from around the airshow world are posted daily on Facebook and Twitter.

Plans for the Reno Air Races are still in the works. Air show and racing fans can count on the "Inside Story" from LiveAirShowTV whether it's live or in daily reports. Keep watching the website and social media for the latest news on how you can get your "Reno Fix" for 2012. Hopefully we will see you there!
Andrews and Baltimore Video On-Line!
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - June 27, 2012 Archived clips from LiveAirShowTV's last two air shows are now available on line. The 2012 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews was held May 19th and 20th to a capacity crowd. LiveAirShowTV broadcast the show to large LED screens right on the ramp giving air show fans an up-close look at the aircraft and background information. Air Show announcer Rob Reider was able to speak directly to the fans, as he explained various aspects of the show and maneuvers. There is also an interview with one of the stars of the movie Red Tails, Elijah Kelly. Rob interviewed him on Saturday morning following the opening ceremony. Individual segments are now uploaded and available for viewing. Links are provided directly on the LiveAirShowTV home page. Watch for a more in depth highlights story with more interviews and behind the scenes footage.

If you missed our June 16th and 17th LIVE broadcast of the Star Spangled Sailabration from Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor, you can see that raw archive on-line now. LiveAirShowTV experimented with a live stream via 4G service right from the grounds of the fort. "It's not something we could pull off everywhere", said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee, "but it worked in Baltimore very well." This was the kick-off of the 2-year Bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812. It will wrap up in September of 2014 on the anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of the Star Spangled Banner. LiveAirShowTV will add individual segments from our digital recording, so you can watch any or all of the air show demos from the weekend.

This has been a busy summer already and we're just getting started! We continue to cover shows from around the country and around the world, via our Facebook and Twitter fans with daily postings each morning. Every Thursday, we post a list of the upcoming weekend's air shows and who's performing at each. To get all of the latest info, just "Like" and "Follow" us on both. Links are on the home page.

It's the heart or air show season, and LiveAirShowTV is your source for the Inside Story from all around the air show world!
LiveAirShowTV Returns to Joint Base Andrews!
PFLUGERVILE, TX - April 26, 2012 For the second year in a row, LiveAirShowTV has been awarded the video production/LED screen contract for the 2012 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, May 19th and 20th. "This is one of the top air shows in the country, and we are honored to play such a significant role in the show", said Jeff Lee, President of LiveAirShowTV. "This will be the fifth show that I have directed at Andrews, and it is the second under the full banner of LiveAirShowTV. What a great privilege it is to serve the men and women of Joint Base Andrews, and the home of Air Force One."

This multi-camera production will be displayed on two large LED screen right on the crowd line, and will feature not only up close shots of what it flying, but performer information and sponsor messages. There will be something up on the screens a full hour before the show starts, so air show fans are encouraged to come early to stake out their best spot for the show.

This year fans will see the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights, the USAF F-22 Raptor, and V-22 Osprey. Some of the warbirds include the world's only flying B-29 FIFI, B-24 Diamond L'il, P-51 Mustang, and the only flying SB2C Helldiver. Some of the top aerobatic pilots in the entire air show industry will all be together at Andrews! Fans will see, Sean D. Tucker, Michael Goulian, Kirby Chambliss, and Chuck Aaron and his Red Bull Helicopter.

Virtually all of the airshow acts will be recorded and posted on the LiveAirShowTV web site not long after the show. www.LiveAirShowTV.com Clips from the 2011 show are still available for viewing. Fans can follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter, and once we are on the base, we will be posting mobile updates throughout the show.

We will be right at show center, behind air show announcer Rob Reider. Come by our production compound, you never know what you might see.

LiveAirShowTV will be there to make your air show experience even better! See you on the ramp!
Gone West - Howard Pardue
Breckenridge, TX - April 10, 2012 Aviation legend, warbird pilot, and Reno racer Howard Pardue was killed when his Grumman Bearcat suddenly crashed right after take off just outside of Breckenridge TX. Abilene TV station KTXS has more in this report: http://www.ktxs.com/news/30844584/detail.html
LiveAirShowTV Profiles Jason Newburg
PFLUGERVILE, TX - March 25, 2012 LiveAirShowTV continues to look deeper into the performers that air show fans see around the country each year. This time we turn to Texas based Jason Newburg. We talked to Jason on the ramp during the 2011 Wings Over Houston air show. Jason talks about growing up around airplanes, learning aerobatics, aerobatic competitions and taking the experience to the air show season.

In preparing for the story, LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee got the opportunity to go up with Jason for some aerobatic moves. "This was a first for me", said Lee. "I've never flown upside down before, and that was pretty fun. I have a new found respect for these performers and what they put their bodies through!"

See the complete story on our website at: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=65

As the air show season kicks into gear, we will be bringing you news and information from many different sources. We will be covering some events ourselves, and getting reports from others in the air show family.

In the coming weeks, watch for more stories including a behind the scenes look at the making of Air Racers 3D which premieres in a few theaters in April. Also profiles of performers like Matt Chapman, as well as the kick-off of the Sport Air Racing League.

As always follow our daily postings on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. LiveAirShowTV continues to bring you the Inside Story as we are the Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today!
Heli-Expo2012 - 25th Infantry Huey Honored
PFLUGERVILE, TX - March 11, 2012 LiveAirShowTV traveled up to the Dallas Convention Center for the Helicopter Association International's Heli-Expo 2012. Over a million square feet of exhibit space will filled with everything helicopters! Take a quick look at some of the latest rotary wing aircraft from the major manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to the latest models, HAI sets aside space for older aircraft in the Heritage of Helicopters display. "I almost felt more comfortable around the older choppers", said Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV President. "The new models are very cool, and some of the technology is amazing, but I just love the look, feel and smell of aircraft that have done their time." We also spoke with Sikorsky on their Legacy of Heroes Tour which celebrates and honors first responders all over the world.

Aside from getting to see beautiful helicopters in the middle of winter, the main reason for our trip was to catch up with the crew of the 25th Infantry Huey Helicopter that jumped into action last September at the Reno Air Races. They were awarded the EuroCopter "Golden Hour Award" for their actions. The biggest surprise was when they introduced us to the original Crew Chief that flew with pilot Ray Murphy in Vietnam. Our original story is posted on our website, and it was an honor to be with them for this event.

Air show season is cranking up and LiveAirShowTV is working on the schedule of shows that we will be attending. Keep watching for news on the schedule and for stories as we continue to bring you the "Inside Story" on performers and aircraft. In the coming weeks, you'll meet Jason Newburg, and Rob Holland. We will also preview the IMAX feature Air Racers 3D which premieres in April.

To get the very latest, "Like" us on our Facebook Fan page, and follow us on Twitter. We have daily postings on both. This looks like a great 2012 air show season, and LiveAirShowTV will be there all along the way as we continue to be the "Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today!"
Do you remember your first air show?
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - February 6, 2012 Do you remember going to your first air show? Were you a kid, or was it just last year? Was it when you took your kids for the first time? There are almost as many stories as there are air show fans. Over the last year, LiveAirShowTV has been asking people in the air show industry about their first show. "This has been a fun story for everyone", said Jeff Lee LiveAirShowTV President. "During the course of an interview some performers would tell us about seeing something amazing at an air show as a kid. We took that thought and started asking people about their earliest memories during almost every interview we've done. A lot of them are alike, but in one way or another everyone had a specific moment when they knew they HAD to be involved in air shows in some way."

In this first installment of an on-going series, we talked with performers Skip Stewart, Matt Chapman, John Klatt, Michael Goulian, and air show announcer Larry Strain. No, Larry's first air show was NOT at Kitty Hawk! Lee said, "No matter how much time had passed, every person's eyes lit up and that excitement returns as if it was yesterday."

There will be more "episodes" in this series in the future. We also want to know what air show fans remember about their first air show. Watch the video and find out how YOU can be involved in this on-going story.

The video can be seen at: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=62

LiveAirShowTV's 2012 schedule is in the works, and announcements will be made as shows come on line. More performer profiles are on the way, including: Jason Newburg, Kirby Chambliss, Rob Holland and more. Also, follow our daily postings on Facebook and Twitter. Links to both are on our home page. LiveAirShowTV continues to bring you the "Inside Story" of air shows and aviation!
Red Tails Set To Premiere
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - January 25, 2012 After nearly 20 years in development by legendary producer George Lucas, Red Tails is set to premiere on Friday, January 20th. The film recounts the struggles of the first black fighter squadron in the Army Air Corp. These men became known as The Tuskegee Airmen because of their training base in Tuskegee, Alabama. LiveAirShowTV interviewed three surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen at the 2010 Wings Over Houston Air Show. "This was a great honor to ask these American Heroes about their experiences as aviation, and cultural pioneers", said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. "They were focused on flying and their missions at the time, but it didn't take long before they realized that they were changing America."

LiveAirShowTV has produced a story based on those interviews that tells the history of the program, and what some of these men had to face. It also looks at the new feature film, as well as the Rise Above Program from the Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. This exhibit features a film produced by Adam White of Hemlock Films inside a travelling tractor-trailer. Along with the film, a rare P-51 C Model Mustang is on display, accompanied by one of its pilots. Bradford Lang is one of those pilots and he talks about the restoration and his special connection to the Tuskegee Airmen.

Make sure you take some time to go see this film. Even if you think think you know the story, you will learn something new not only about the men, but their battles. Each of the battle scenes were inspired by actual gun camera footage and countless interviews with pilots and crews.

Special thanks to 20th Century Fox, LucasFilm Ltd, Adam Smith and Hemlock Films, the Rise Above Program, and Red Tails producer Rick McCallum for their cooperation in putting this story together.

LiveAirShowTV is just getting the year started. We have many more stories in the works, including profiles on aerobatic performers: Jason Newburg, Kirby Chambliss, Chuck Aaron, and others. Fans can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Links to both are on the LiveAirShowTV home page. In 2012, LiveAirShowTV continues to be the "Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today".
Amelia Earhart Stops in Austin
PFLUGERVILE, TX - January 2, 2012 When was the last time anyone was able to say: Oh, I got to meet Amelia Earhart the other day? Well a few folks in Austin, Texas got that opportunity as Denver's 9News morning traffic reporter Amelia Earhart made an overnight stop at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Amelia is retracing her namesake's Oakland to Miami flight from 1937. LiveAirShowTV was on hand as she landed and interviewed her to get the inside story on what the flight is all about.

Amelia has been blogging about her flight training and preparation for this flight. A link to her page is listed on the LiveAirShowTV Links page.

Watch the story and learn how she is related, and what this adventure is all about. You will also get her thoughts on what may have happened to her namesake in the Pacific Ocean. Just go to: www.LiveAirShowTV.com and select the top video from the column on the left side of the home page.

More stories are on the way, including a look at the Tuskegee Airmen and the upcoming Red Tails movie, aerobatic performer Jason Newburg, and you'll hear from many air show performers on their very first air show memories. As always, follow LiveAirShowTV on Facebook and Twitter. Links are right at the top of the home page.

Happy New Year from LiveAirShowTV!
Sport Air Racing League Wraps up 2011 Season
PFLUGERVILE, TX - December 2, 2011 The fifth full season of the Sport Air Racing League (SARL) has come to an end with the Rocket 100 Air Race. Competitors from many different parts of the country converged on the Taylor, TX airport to squeeze out a few more points for the league/category championships. LiveAirShowTV was on hand to capture this final race, and see who would take home the Points Champion Trophy.

Strong winds and moderate ceilings kept the flying interesting. LiveAirShowTV rode along with Bob Mills, from Reno, NV, in his Rocket Six as he worked his way around the course. League Chairman Mike Thompson did experience engine trouble, but landed safely and managed to get the plane back to Taylor.

Special thanks to Curtis Wilson who literally flew over from the Lakeway, TX airport in a Cessna 172 to assist with the production. "Jeff asked me to come over since his son Bryan is deployed in Afghanistan. I can't say that I filled Bryan's shoes, but it was fun to be around these great pilots".

It was a record setting year for SARL with more races and more participants. The 2012 season is being scheduled now. If you're interested in participating in what they call "Racing for the rest of us", check out the Links section on the LiveAirShowTV web site.

The video can be viewed at: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=58

LiveAirShowTV will be at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention December 4th-7th. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates from the convention floor and behind the scenes. More stories are one the way, including the Tuskegee Airmen, aerobatic pilots Jason Newburg and Kirby Chambliss, the IMAX movie Air Racers 3D and much more. LiveAirShowTV is your "Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today".
Helicopter and Crew Jump into Action in Reno
PFLUGERVILE, TX - November 21, 2011 As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, we have so much to be thankful for. There are 5 people that were injured in the crash of the Galloping Ghost at the Reno Air Races that are especially thankful for one 1965 Bell UH-1 Huey Helicopter and its crew for airlifting them from Stead Field to the Renown Regional Medical Center in downtown Reno.

LiveAirShowTV interviewed this incredible crew less than 48 hours after the event, and now they tell their story. Chief Pilot, Ray Murphy, Pilot and First-Responder, Brent Marker, and Co-owner, Chris Miller recounted the moments following the crash when they pressed this helicopter back into service just like it had done so many times in the late 1960's in Vietnam.

Imagery for this story was provided by Ron Kaplan, who was in the Heritage Invitational area where the Huey was on display. He witnessed and shot the events that took place as the Huey was pushed out. He was also there when it returned and was placed back inside the fence. Special thanks to the Reno Gazette Journal and Liz Margerum for the shots in the park next to the hospital.

"This was a tragic event in every sense of the word", said LiveAirShowTV President, Jeff Lee. "We witnessed the crash, but we were unable to see this heroic mission due to the media restrictions on the field. It is gratifying to know that some of those who served so many years ago were ready, willing and able to step up and help out again. They will brush off the 'hero' label, but their actions speak to their character and courage."

To see this incredible story, go to: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=57

Also, go to http://www.liveairshowtv.com/links to find out more about this helicopter and its history. A companion article is also available in the November/December 2011 issue of Warbird Digest. Connie May's article "One More Mission" expands the story with an interview from the other owner, Tim Horrell.

LiveAirShowTV continues to bring new stories to the air show and aviation community even though the air show season has ended. The Sport Air Racing League season just crowned its season champions, the International Council of Air Shows convention is upon us, and many more profiles and features are on the way.

Continue to watch the web site, Facebook Fan Page, and follow us on Twitter. We are the "Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today!"
Wings Over Houston 2011 Air Show
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - October 28, 2011 If you missed the 2011 Wings Over Houston air show, or just want a second look, LiveAirShowTV has your solution. Highlights from the entire weekend are now posted on the LiveAirShowTV web site. "This was another great show at Ellington Field", says LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. "Over the years we've had strong winds, and clouds, but this was almost perfect conditions. On top of that, they had a great line up to suit almost every aviation taste."

In addition to seeing aerial displays by military and civilian acts, LiveAirShowTV talked with Jason Newburg, Kirby Chambliss, and Red Bull helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron. The American Airpower Demonstration is always a highlight that featured Tora Tora Tora, an actual Japanese Zero, one of only two flying B-24's, and the world's only flying B-29 "FIFI".

The Tuskegee Airmen's "Rise Up" travelling display was on the ramp, and several Tuskegee Airmen were there to see the presentation and stopped for a few minutes to talk with us. Watch for profiles and extended stories from these interviews during the air show off-season.

As the season winds down, there is still plenty of coverage from LiveAirShowTV. The 30th Anniversary of the El Paso Amigo Airsho was held last weekend, and highlights from that show are on the way. Will Whiteside set a speed record in "Steadfast" at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and he talked with LiveAirShowTV's Mark Allen. Fans will also hear directly from the Huey helicopter crew that jumped into action following the crash at the Reno Air Races to get the first victims to the hospital. It's an amazing story.

Special thanks to friend and former co-worker Robert Boggs who came over from Beaumont to join our crew.

As always, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Links to both are on our home page. To see the Wings Over Houston story, go to: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=54 Keep watching as LiveAirShowTV gets you the inside story and remains your "Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today".
Congressman Warns Against Overreaction
International Council of Air Shows - September 22, 2011 Congressman Warns Against Overreaction
From the International Council of Air Shows -- Graves Comments on Air Show Tragedies (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) issued the following statement today in response to calls to examine whether more regulations are needed for air shows. "Within the past month, the aviation community has seen several accidents that have led to the deaths of veteran pilots and spectators. Every loss of life is a tragedy, and we grieve for those who have lost their lives or have been injured. However, just as surely as night follows day, there will be claims that more regulations are needed for air shows. Simply put, they are not.

As a licensed pilot and aviation enthusiast who flies vintage aircraft in air shows, I can tell you that every pilot knows the risks every time they slide into a cockpit. Flying a vintage airplane, or any airplane, comes with the same risks as simply driving to work. In fact, air shows, which are different than air races, are among the safest of any event you can attend. There hasn't been a spectator fatality at an air show in more than 60 years. We all support common sense regulations.

However, I urge my colleagues to avoid the typical knee-jerk, federal government stampede to regulate general aviation simply because they are in the news this week." Graves is the Co-Chair of the General Aviation Caucus in Congress.
LiveAirShowTV returns to Andrews for the Joint Service Open House
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - April 21, 2011 LiveAirShowTV has been awarded the contract for the LED Screens and video production for the 2011 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews in Silver Springs MD. "We are very excited to be returning to Andrews for the show," said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. "I directed the screens from 2007 through 2009 for another company. This year we will put our team and technology on the ramp to enhance an already great show for air show fans."

The 2011 Joint Service Open House, May 21st and 22nd, will feature the USAF Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army's Golden Knights, the Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet, and the USAF A-10 demo. Aerobatic performers include Sean D. Tucker, John Klatt, the Geico Skytypers .and Greg Poe. Plus the E-Team Sky Divers, Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car and much more.

A live Internet broadcast is also being planned for the Saturday and Sunday shows. Air Show Announcer Rob Reider will guide air show fans both on the ramp and watching on their computers, through a great day of flying. "Working with Jeff Lee & LiveAirShow TV is always a treat", said Reider. "He understands the air shows, airplanes, and how to get the right thing on the screen at the right time! He's a consummate pro. It'll be great to be working with him at the Joint Service Open House this year."

LiveAirShowTV continues to cover the air show industry like no other. Whether it's individual performers or larger air shows, the Reno Air Races, or the ever expanding Sport Air Racing League, LiveAirShowTV is there to give fans the inside story. To see stories from the 2010 air show season, and before, go to www.LiveAirShowTV.com
2011 Sport Air Racing League Season Preview
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - April 14, 2011 The Sport Air Racing League has kicked off their 2011 season with the Taylor 150 at the Taylor, TX airport (T74). 20 Racers gathered under low clouds and stout winds to begin accumulating points toward a season championship. LiveAirShowTV was on hand for this first race, and has now posted a complete preview of the 2011 season. "In less than two years of covering this league, I've seen it grow and taken on a momentum of its own", says LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. "All pilots love to fly any chance they get. When you can introduce a level of competition in a sanctioned event, what more could you ask for."

The season has twenty races this year, more than ever, and LiveAirShowTV's story outlines the schedule and location of each race. Pilots from all across the country will have access to at least one race they could compete in, and several that would only require a short cross-country flight to get to.

LiveAirShowTV is also ramping up for coverage of many air show and aviation events during the 2011 season. We were on hand for the Corpus Christi NAS air show. A wrap up of that event will be posted soon. We will continue to post features from interviews conducted toward the end of the 2010 season. Please continue to support Kyle & Amanda Franklin as they recover from their injuries sustained in March 2011. Information on how to help is contained in the video on our home page.

Look for announcements on our LIVE broadcasts as they develop.

To view this and other stories, go to: www.LiveAirShowTV.com. Make your selection from the column on the left, and make sure you select "HD" for best viewing.
LiveAirShowTV Goes On Board a UH-60 Blackhawk Simulator
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - December 28, 2010 LiveAirShowTV got a rare opportunity to get an inside look at the only Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Simulator at Fort Hood, Texas. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Lee, son of LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee, arranged for "flight time" in this full motion simulator. Also on board was Dave Scott, Bryan's uncle and a freelance writer from Dallas/Fort Worth.

"This kind of training has been instrumental during our experience as Army Aviators", said Chief Lee. "In many respects it's identical to flying up in the air. The biggest advantage is that we can practice emergency procedures without putting us or our aircraft in danger."

The hour-long flight was supervised by simulator instructor George Henderschott, who explained many of the situations he often throws at these pilots.

The story can now be seen at www.LiveAirShowTV.com Click on the top story in the video column on the left side of the home page. Remember, make sure you select 720p HD for best viewing.

As the New Year rolls around, we will return to the Reno Air Races and hear from Will Whiteside as he was poised for a showdown with Steven Hinton and Strega. More stories are in the works including John Penney and his daughter Heather Penney racing at Reno, legendary aviator Clay Lacy, and you'll hear from air show performers and others on their first air show experiences.

LiveAirShowTV will continue to be air show fans' source for stories throughout the off-season. Plans and preparations are already underway for coverage of the 2011 season. Announcements will be made as plans and shows are confirmed. Also, 2011 is the Centennial of Naval Aviation. That will be the centerpiece for much of our coverage.

For more information on LiveAirShowTV, check out our all new website: www.LiveAirShowTV.com
LiveAirShowTV Launches New Fan Website!
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - December 11, 2010 LiveAirShowTV announces its all new fan web site. It will become the central location for everything happening with our coverage of air shows and aviation events. "This has been in the works for a long time and we are very excited to now have everything in one place", said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. "Fans will still be able to follow us on Twitter, and Facebook, and watch our videos on YouTube and LiveStream, but everything now be accessible directly from our web site."

"The new graphic design is a major upgrade for not only the web site, but for everything we do. Our long time friend and associate Joe Jones came up with this new look," Lee continued. "Joe is at the cutting edge of digital aviation artwork and design."

From his Artworks Studio based in Denver, CO., Jones' work has been seen all over the world. Several of his examples have been featured in The Illustrator Bible, a manual for Adobe Illustrator. Air show fans have seen his work for many years with Aviation Nation, and the National Aviation Heritage Invitational. More on Joe Jones and his work can be found at: www.airmail-greetings.com

"With the various shows that we covered this year, fans realize that LiveAirShowTV is the place to get coverage of shows they are unable to attend, plus get the inside story from the performers themselves", Lee added.

Check us out at: www.LiveAirShowTV.com for all of the latest news and features.
LiveAirShowTV Wraps Up Season at Alliance
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - November 19, 2010 LiveAirShowTV ended its active air show season at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show at the end of October. Huge crowds came out to enjoy a beautiful day with stiff southerly winds and a full slate of performers. LiveAirShowTV's President Jeff Lee, and his son CW2 Bryan Lee hit the ramp to cover the last of the October Texas air shows. "It was a great month traveling to the various shows in October, and this was a great way to wrap things up", says Jeff Lee.

The Alliance line up included Jan Collmer, The US Army Golden Knights, Sean D. Tucker, war birds from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Randy Ball's MiG 17, the P-51 Mustang Happy Jack's Go Buggy, Greg Poe, Michael Goulian, the F-22 Raptor, The Horsemen, and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Viewers can see highlights from all of these acts as well as some of the service men training in various aircraft on static display. Air Show Announcer Danny Clisham offers his wrap up and in a word, he called it "Magical".

See this story, as well as the other Texas air show stories, and coverage of the Reno Air Races at: www.YouTube.com/LiveAirShowTV. This isn't the end of coverage, however. There are many more stories from Reno, Midland, Houston, and Alliance. Plus take a ride in a Blackhawk simulator at Ft. Hood with CW2 Bryan Lee. Also, watch for coverage of the Sport Air Racing League's final race of the season this coming weekend in Taylor, TX.

Finally, there are only a few more days until the all new LiveAirShowTV web site. It has a new look and new features. Everything will be in one place for air show and aviation fans of all types. Stay tuned for that big announcement. And who knows, we might have some interesting news from the upcoming International Council of Air Shows Convention, December 5-8.
LiveAirShowTV Recaps the 2010 Wings Over Houston Air Show
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - November 9, 2010 LiveAirShowTV has posted its recap of the 2010 Wings Over Houston air show at Ellington Field. It was a busy weekend of flying that included Debby Rihn-Harvey, John Klatt, Julie Clark, Sean D. Tucker, military and war bird demonstrations, and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Low clouds and brisk winds altered a few of the early acts, but the skies cleared by the afternoon so that the Thunderbirds could fly a "High Show".

Also on display were several aircraft from NASA's Johnson Space Center which can be seen just across the tree line. The Super Guppy, the Shuttle Transport 747, a Gulfstream II landing trainer, and the new Space Exploration Vehicle drew large crowds.

"This is a great late season air show in Texas", said Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV President. "Bill Roach and his team always assemble the best aerobatic performers and feature the American Military Airpower Demonstration in the middle of the day." A capacity crowd was treated to the full complement of Tora Tora Tora complete with pyrotechnics. A formation from a C-47 and C-17, plus a Navy Heritage flight made this show a hit.

Check out the full story at: www.YouTube.com/user/LiveAirShowTV If you've missed any of the previous stories, select the "Uploads" button to the right and scroll through to see our Reno Air Races coverage and other stories from LiveAirShowTV. Upcoming on our YouTube channel: The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, Will Whiteside and Voodoo from Reno, and go on board a UH-60 Blackhawk simulator at Ft. Hood Texas. And in the coming weeks, the launch of the all new LiveAirShowTV web site. Stay tuned!
"FIFI" Returns to the Skies at 2010 CAF AIRSHO
PFLUGERVILLE, TX - October 26, 2010 LiveAirShowTV has completed its highlights of the Commemorative Air Force's 2010 AIRSHO in Midland Texas. The story can be viewed at: www.YouTube.com/user/LiveAirShowTV

Among the performers featured are Kyle and Amanda Franklin, Bobby Younkin, Bob Carlton, the F-15 Strike Eagle Demo Team, and of course a large number of warbirds reenacting the famous battles of World War II, and Vietnam.

The star of the show was the return to the skies of an air show of "FIFI" the world's only flying B-29 Superfortress. After many long years of work to rebuild the engines, and bring her back to flying condition, the fans in Midland were treated to her first air show in years. Viewers will hear from Dave Miller, FIFI's Crew Chief, and Charles Chauncey who flew 33 missions in a B-29 during World War II.

This is the first in a series of reports on the October Texas Air Shows from LiveAirShowTV. We were at Wings Over Houston at Ellington Field, and are preparing for the Ft. Worth Alliance Air Show. Watch for those stories coming soon, as well as, expanded stories on FIFI, many of the air show performers, and continuing coverage from the Reno Air Races from September. We are also getting closer to the launch of the new LiveAirShowTV website. Watch for that soon.
Pflugerville, TX - May 1, 2013 It was supposed to be something so horrible that it would force lawmakers to strike a deal on budgetary restraint! Yes, you should probably never see "lawmakers" and "budgetary restraint" in the same sentence. Needless to say Sequestration was forced on the American people and air shows were among those who got hit. "Air shows have been cancelled from coast to coast. The military jet demo teams and single-ship demo teams and jumpers are grounded! Who would have ever thought that would happen", said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee. "It's a season where some of the most successful air shows in the country will not have an event this year."

While at Sun 'n Fun, LiveAirShowTV got a few minutes with Congressman Sam Graves (R) (MO) who sits on the House Transportation Committee, and the General Aviation Caucus; John Cudahy, President of the International Council of Air Shows; and John "Lites" Leenhouts CEO of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In. We asked these aviation experts about the effects of Sequestration, what they see going forward, and what we can do to help out.

We also met with Red Bull racer and aerobatic pilot Kirby Chambliss when he was in Austin for the MotoGP race at the Circuit of the Americas. He told us how he has been affected by the action.

Watch the video here: http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=117
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Many air shows have been cancelled, but many more are still going to happen. LiveAirShowTV will be at many of them throughout the year. Watch for continuing coverage from Sun 'n Fun, the Take to the Skies Airfest, the upcoming EAA AirVenture, the 50th Reno National Championship Air Races as well as performer profiles and more. LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as we continue to bring you the Inside Story from air shows around the country.
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