Most visitors to the airshow in madras this weekend will be watching from the ground as pilots from all over the country show off some vintage planes, but Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go up in one of those planes.
The plan is called the SBD Dauntless, and it was one of the primary fighter planes used in the battle of midway.
You can check out the SBD Dauntless and plans like it at the Airshow of the Cascades tonight and tomorrow at the madras municipal airport.
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The Airshow of the Cascades is an annual event at the Madras Municipal Airport, and has over one hundred different aircraft on display.
Joe Krenowicz of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and 20-year-old acrobatic pilot Ben Rose join us to talk about the two day event.
Several different family-friendly activities are available throughout the entire weekend such as the Les Schwab Car Show, glider and helicopter rides, antique airplane displays, aerobatic performances and meet-and-greets, Metal Mulisha motorcycle show, fireworks, great food, live music, and much more.
The Airshow of the Cascades will be on Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. For more information and tickets, go to cascadeairshow.com.
The smoke and haze cleared enough on Saturday afternoon to give visitors to the Airshow of the Cascades a close-up look at a B-25 Mitchell Bomber in action.
16 of those aircraft took part in the famous Doolittle Raid on April 18,1942. They took off from the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet to become the first air raid on the Japanese home island in World War Two. The B-25 Mitchell Bomber is part of the collection at the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are working together to investigate the deadly crash of a biplane in MadrasSaturday night. Spectators at the Airshow of the Cascades were there to see planes of all kinds perform stunts for the crowd, but one biplane did a low-altitude loop and hit the ground – a moment that was caught on tape by a dashcam inside a nearby car.