Author: Rob Edgcumbe

Airshows – California Capital Airshow 2016

Once a Strategic Air Command bomber base, Mather Field is now used by a combination of corporate, freight and military operators.  Each autumn, it also becomes the venue for the California Capital Airshow.  This year Rob Edgcumbe made his first visit to report for GAR. Mather Field is a big place to visit.  Its days as a base for squadrons of B-52 bombers mean it has an excess of ramp space and this provides a lot of options for an airshow organizer.  It can accommodate a wide variety of visiting aircraft and the organizers of this year’s show did...

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Aviation Event – Solar Impulse Completes Pacific Crossing

Feats of exploration are not something that get a huge amount of attention these days. Whether it is because they don’t happen very often or because they don’t overcome the noise of modern life is not clear. One project has done a great job of sharing themselves with the world while also bringing a message about renewable technologies. Solar Impulse landed in California on the 9th leg of their round the world voyage. Rob Edgcumbe saw the arrival and visited with them. Hayman Tam provides additional images.

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