One of the most beautiful areas in the 48 states is Washington state, especially in summer. So, no wonder the third largest fly-in of the USA takes place north of Seattle in July. Some 50-60,000 visitors attend. With Boeing nearby, tons of seaplane activity, plus being relatively close to aviation-crazy Alaska, Arlington is the major western event. This year it will be even better as Arlington has its own LSA Mall, modeled after the same concept at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. *** Thankfully, I’m recovering well from my injuries in early April and will attend. If you can come to Arlington, look me up in the Mall on the 5-6-7th of July. Later in July, I’ll do duty in Oshkosh’s LSA Mall from July 23-30. I hope to see you at one of these or at a Sport Pilot Tour stop — Minneapolis (Aug. 19), Boston (Sep. 9), Riverside, CA (Dec. 2) San Diego (Dec. 9), and Houston (Feb. 17, 2007). It’s great to be back in the airshow circuit!