FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Airguide Publications, Inc. provides Flight Guide
to more than 25 aircraft participating in a historic flight re-creation
OSHKOSH, Wis., (July 30, 2003) Airguide Publications, Inc., publishers Flight Guide, the nations leading VFR airport and frequency manual, is providing pilots the airport information they need for a historic 4,000-mile journey this September. Organizers of the aerial endeavor, known as the National Air Tour 2003, today announced at EAA AirVenture that Airguide Publications, Inc. is providing Flight Guide for each Tour ship.
Were thrilled that Airguide Publications is providing such quality airport guides for Tour ships, said Greg Herrick, president of the Aviation Foundation of America, the nonprofit organizing the Tour. When we began organizing the National Air Tour, I envisioned Flight Guide in every Tour airplane cockpit. Its a valuable tool thats in just about every airplane I fly.
The National Air Tour 2003 is the historic flight re-creation of the National Air Tours that took place from 1925 through 1931 during the Golden Age of Aviation. More than 25 rare airplanes from the 20s and 30s flying under visual flight rules (VFR), and a host of modern support airplanes, will fly to 26 airports between Sept. 8 and 24, weather permitting. The Tour will bring living aviation history to tens-of-thousands of citizens along the route, through the media and over the Internet in celebration of the Centennial of Flight
While the Golden Age pilots may have wished for a guide such as Flight Guide, it wasnt available until 1960 when Flight Guide was developed by Monty Navarre. He compiled airport and frequency information and created a detailed easy-to-read airport diagram, eliminating the uncertainty involved in arriving at an unfamiliar airport. Today, Flight Guide continues to provide pilots the information they need, in three compact comprehensive guides, which contain nearly 5,000 airports coast to coast.
Flight Guide is a necessity for every VFR pilot, said Brenda Garcia, president, Airguide Publications, Inc. Were proud to supply National Air Tour aircraft with Flight Guide to celebrate 100 years of powered flight and the pure joy of flying VFR.
About the Aviation Foundation of America, organizers of the National Air Tour 2003
Minneapolis-based Aviation Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 public charity designed to preserve and promote Americas aviation heritage at a grassroots level through initiatives such as historic flight re-creations, airport preservation projects and educational programs. The Aviation Foundation of America is an official partner of the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission.