Friday, October 24, 2014

8th Anniversary Gala to Feature Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger At Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Fundraiser

Honolulu, HI – “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, who piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s Hudson River, will be this year’s guest speaker at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 8th Anniversary Dinner Gala on Saturday, December 6, 6:00 to 10.00 p.m. Themed “Destinations & Dreams,” the evening is the Museum’s annual fundraiser for its Education and Restoration projects. Emcee for the evening will be actor, journalist and TV host David Hartman.

Honoree of the evening is the Museum’s past Chairman of the Board Admiral Ronald J. Hays, whose dream was to make the Museum a world-class destination. As Chairman for the past 13 years, ADM Hays has championed the work to restore the historic hangars, the Ford Island Control Tower, and the Museum’s aircraft collection.

Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff promises “This will be an evening of tribute as we recognize and honor Admiral Hays for his leadership, and welcome Capt. Sullenberger as our guest of honor.”

The evening will be filled with camaraderie alongside military and community leaders, a book signing by Capt. Sullenberger, fine dining, and entertainment by Cathy Foy, all in the Museum’s 89,000 sq. ft. WWII Hangar 79. Participation as a sponsor or table host helps support the nonprofit’s Education programs which reach 10,000 young people each year, and the Restoration projects that bring history to life.

Sullenberger became internationally renowned on January 15, 2009 for what has been dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson,” when he and his crew safely guided their US Airways plane to an emergency water landing in the Hudson River, New York City. The Airbus’ two engines had lost thrust following a bird strike. Sullenberger and his crew received international acclaim for their actions, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. Sullenberger was ranked second in Time magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons of 2009” and awarded the French Legion of Honor. Currently, he is an aviation safety expert and accident investigator, CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert, and founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., a company dedicated to management, safety, performance, and reliability consulting.

For information and tickets, visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org or contact Director of Development Carol Greene, 808-441-1006, Carol@PacificAviationMuseum.org. The Museum is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on Historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

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Blue Angels return to headline weekend air show * WJXT Jacksonville | The Navy's daredevil fighter http://www.nasjaxairshow.com/jet pilots, the Blue Angels, are back in town for this weekend's air show in Jacksonville. After canceling most of its shows last year due to federal budget cuts, the Blue Angels return to NAS Jacksonville, where the...
   
3 tough guys test mettle in pre-airshow Blue Angel flights in Jacksonville * Florida Times-Union | The polished blue and gold paint of Blue Angel number 7 glistened in the Florida sunlight Wednesday on the runway at Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Three men, a 58-year-old philanthropist and ex-firefighter from North Carolina, a teacher and football...

Flying with the Thunderbirds was a thrill a minute * Fort Worth Star Telegram | As part of a preview for this weekend's Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, I was chosen to fly in the back seat of an F-16 Fighting Falcon with the Air Force Thunderbirds. I grew up with airplanes. My dad is a commercial airline pilot and owned a much...

Bonham hosts festival of flight air show * KXII-TV | The Blue Skies Parachute team will be dropping in for the opening ceremony, and aerobatic and military planes will put on a show for the crowd. Staci Murden, another organizer said she hope the event will spark the public's interest in flying. "When...

Copiah County Airport Celebrates New Runway With Nov. 1 Fly-In * Aero-News Network | First New Runway Constructed In Mississippi In More Than A Decade The first new runway constructed in more than a decade in the state of Mississippi will be unveiled at a celebratory ribbon cutting and aircraft fly-in at the Copiah County Airport (M11) on Saturday, November 1 at 10 a.m...

Blue Skies and Blue Angels Smile Upon Memphis Airshow * The Aero Experience | Last Friday, October 17, The Aero Experience was in Millington, TN for the 2014 Memphis Air Show rehearsal, (announcer, Danny Clisham corrected me when I referred to it as a practice show).  Photographers were allowed on the show grounds at 10 a.m., and that was the only down side of the day as I made the trip from Bonne Terre at 4 a.m. and arrived at 8 a.m. and had to wait. Once allowed onto the field, there was only an hour to photograph all the great acts participating in this year's show while they were on the ground. The weather was...

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29 * Monterey County Herald | A B-29 bomber, passes over the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain as it flies from Baton Rouge, La., en route to New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The bomber will spend the weekend at the WWII AirPower Expo put on by the Commemorative Air Force and...

Antique Airplane Association Fly-In Part of Northern Midwest Road Trip * The Aero Experience | Fellow The Aero Experience Contributor Fred Harl and I made a Labor Day road trip to Iowa to visit the Mt. Pleasant Thresher Reunion (fascinating but no aircraft!) and the Antique Airplane Association Fly-In at the Airpower Museum near Blakesburg, Iowa.  We spent Friday at the AAA Fly In and later realized we were there for what turned out to be the best day of the weekend.  Weather through lower Iowa was quite wet that week with Thursday seeing over 3" of rain falling on the airfield, not a good thing considering the use of grass runways.  Friday morning provided clear skies and great weather until later in the afternoon when the skies darkened off to the southwest and clouds started crowding into the area...

Timeless Voices - Flora Belle Reece · eaavideo.org | After graduating from high school in May 1942, Flora Belle Reece took flying lessons so she could get the 35 hours necessary to join the WASPs - Women Airforce Service Pilots. She did join the WASPs, graduating with Class 44-W-4.

Museum hosts special programs and events honoring aviation * Kansas.com | Twelve of Beech's air racing trophies will also be on display. The museum hours are are 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and, 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $5 for adults; and $2 for children ages 12 and under. The museum is...

Evolution of Area 51 UNLV Forum by Author T.D. Barnes · tdbarnes | Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Area 51 veteran and author T.D. Barnes presented the Evolution of Area 51 in the UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium as part of the Fall 2014 Lecture Series sponsored by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts. Barnes’ presentation was well received by a standing room only crowd attending to hear Barnes, Former Executive Director, Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame and long-time president of Roadrunners Internationale, provide a declassified insider’s account of the genesis of the facility within Area 51, it accomplishments and how it became a...

Stunning Hornet Awesomeness! by Tyson Rininger | Hornet Ball 2014 is here! Special thanks to the http://allthingsaero.com/military-aviation/us-navy/video-simple-hornet-awesomenesscreativity of Wingnuts! Now sit back and enjoy!

Youngsters fly with the Eagles | News | The Press & Stdnard * Collection Today | Lowcountry Regional Airport Operations Manager Roger Medlin coordinated and hosted the 477 Young Eagles program in which 11 children, ages 8-17, were escorted by six local pilots on a Young Eagles flight on Oct. 11. “The program is about raising...


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Alan Crawford - update after Surgery 2 · LiveAirShowTV | Here's is the update on Alan Crawford's 2nd surgery late yesterday from his daughter Christina...

Chip Yates Awarded Louis Bleriot Medal by FAI · Dean Sigler, CAFE Foundation Blog | Chip Yates, founder and head of the Flight of the Century, has been honored by the Federation Aeronautique International for records set in 2013.  Chip’s web site announced the honor last week. “Record-setting entrepreneur and pioneer Chip Yates will be honored on October 16 by the World Air Sports Federation (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) for changing the course of aviation history...

Taking a ride with the Blue Angels * First Coast News | Clay County Teacher of the Year Matt Boyack is riding in one of these Blue Angels as part of the Navy's Key Influencer Program. It's designed to reward community leaders for a job well done...

Bringing back a thriving community because of NAS JAX Airshow * First Coast News | Owners of a small strip of businesses across the street from NAS JAX hopes this weekend's airshow brings them back to a time when things were a lot busier. "Yukon used to be a thriving town, but now a lot of people don't even know we're here," said...

Airshow gives visitors chance inside ARJ21 jet * ecns | Visitors to an airshow in Zhuhai will be able to get on board China's domestically developed ARJ21 regional jet for the first time, the organizers told a press conference in Shanghai yesterday. Two ARJ21 jets will be on display at the 10th Airshow...

Blue Angels, Vietnam War tribute highlight 30th annual CAF Wings Over ... * Your Houston News | Air Force Heritage Flight: Heritage Flight performances of modern military aircraft flying with World War II, Korea or Vietnam era fighters dramatically display USAF airpower history. • World War II Airpower Demo: Recreates many famous battles from...

Radio-Controlled Planes Star In Laid-Back Fly-In at Lakeland Linder Airport * The Ledger | "It's a fly-in. That means it's not a competition," Tiano said. "They just come for the camaraderie, to come out and fly together." Foushi said planes can range from World War I era planes to modern day jets. All of the models are scaled-down versions...

'We can just have fun', says Paul Bonhomme ahead of Red Bull Air Race World ... * Cambridge News | AIR RACING: "The pressure is off" going into the final round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Austria this weekend, according to reigning champion Paul Bonhomme. That admission comes as a result of the Hinxton pilot knowing he has to rely...

2014 Reno Report * Story and Photos By Pete Shirk | Race 5 Voodoo - the winner of the 2014 Unlimited Gold. If your idea of good air racing is competition among several fairly matched runners, rather than repetitive domination by a favored past winner, then 2014 was your year at Reno. Great racing did happen but actually more on Saturday than Sunday.  Not that the Gold Race on Sunday was boring, but by then, events had narrowed the field. Good air racing took place the entire week, but Saturday’s Unlimited Gold Heat 3 was a finish unlike anything I can remember, having been going there since 1965...

Macchi Castoldi M.C. 72, The World’s Fastest Piston-Powered Seaplane · WarbirdsNews By Luigino http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-articles/macchi-castoldi-m-c-72-worlds-fastest-piston-powered-seaplane.htmlCaliaro | On October 23rd eighty years ago, Francesco Agello and the Macchi Castoldi M.C. 72 achieved the absolute world speed record for a piston-powered seaplane; a record which still stands to this day...

Special Exhibits Opening Saturday, October 25th: Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race Trophies * wichitahistory.org | One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.”...

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A special great-granddaughter learns about Seymour Johnson: the man and the base * Public Affairs Office | The great-granddaughter of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's namesake visited here, Oct. 17, and received a family history lesson she was not expecting. Jaime Thompson, descendant of U.S. Navy Lt. Seymour Johnson, for which the installation is named, came to Seymour Johnson AFB imagining a base tour, but what she experienced was, according to her, much more than she could have hoped for...

Young Eagles to fly Sunday at airport * Richmond Register | From 1 to 4 p.m., youngsters from ages 8 to 17 will be given free airplane rides by members of local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 892 as part of the EAA's National Young Eagles Program. After their flight, Young Eagles will be able to log...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Alan Crawford - update · LiveAirShowTV | From our friend Bob Mills: Update on our buddy Alan Crawford. Alan underwent about 3-4 hours of surgery today, and things went very well. Lots of smiles on the faces of Sherri (Sherri Crawford), Alan Jr., Christina Christina McDowell and Ollie's faces when they came in from the surgeon's debrief...

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds #2 · LiveAirShowTV | Chat with U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds #2, Maj. Josh Boudreaux on Wednesday before the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show!...

NAS Jax Air Show 2014 * FCN | Are you ready for the return of the Blue Angels? The show takes
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/community/2014/10/21/nas-jax-air-show/17659677/off this Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. A variety of military and civilian demonstrations are in store, with a grand finale from the Navy's Blue Angels at 3:00pm. Plan on arriving at 12:30pm in order to see the Blues...

Monster Splash Seaplan Fly-In will be on Saturday * Orlando Sentinel | Tavares Seaplane Base will be hosting a Monster Splash Seaplane Fly-In on Saturday, Oct. 25. Admission is free and the public is invited to help welcome the seaplanes and pilots as they fly in from all over to visit the Lake County city that has been dubbed “America’s Seaplane City.”...

'A Hero's Salute' WWII airplane/car show event at Yeager Saturday * The Herald-Dispatch | ...Admission is $15 and $10 for children 6 to 12. Under five or veterans get in free. The event will include lots of WWII aircraft, including P-51, P-40, A-26, B-25, C-46, a 42-Stearman, a Corsair Spitfire as well as West Virginia’s Scott “Scooter” Yoak and his P-51 Mustang Quicksilver....

RAF Transport Command Memorial’s Fundraiser * Warbirds News | Warbirds News has covered the RAF Transport Command Memorial several times over the past year or so. They are going through the arduous process of returning a Douglas Dakota to flying condition, as well as burrowing through the enormous mountain of red tape required to allow the aircraft to take passengers on pleasure flights. The Transport Command Memorial’s goal is to keep the history and sacrifice of those who served alive and relevant to those living today. They feel that having members of the public see, feel, smell and almost taste this history by flying aboard a living monument to those times is the most effective way of reaching out to the present generation...

Air Force Museum Of Alberta Unveils CF-104 Starfighter by WarbirdsNews | The CF-104 is finally ready to make its debut following thousands of volunteer restoration hours lavished upon it, a road move from Springbank airport to The Military Museums, and a generous donation from Maj.Gen.(Ret.) Ken Lett. The Starfighter is a key feature of the Ken and Roma Lett Cold War Exhibit, opening in the new year. The new exhibit will be home to three Canadian Cold War-era fighter jets....

Hercules represents at Rome air show * Dobbins ARB | A team from the 94th Airlift Wing brought a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules to the Wings over North Georgia air show in Rome, Georgia as a static display Oct. 18 and 19 to showcase the aircraft and let the public know about its capabilities...

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Hercules by the Numbers * Lockheed Martin | You may know that the C-130 Hercules is operated by 
70 countries. You might even be able to name several of C-130’s 70+ variants. But, here are some facts and figures that you may not know about the Herc...

Women in Corporate Aviation to Award $90K in Scholarships * WAI Connect | Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) will award more than $90,000 in training scholarships to 17 aviation professionals at its annual scholarship luncheon on October 22 during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando...

12 Join International Space Hall of Fame By Janessa Maxilom | People who dreamed of space exploration and shared their dreams with the world were honored on Saturday at the New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame. Twelve individuals were inducted into the International Space Hall of fame as the Induction Class of 2014....

Boeing-Built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Completes 3rd Flight * Aero-News Network | The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully de-orbited and landed late last week at Vandenberg Air Force Base concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. The X-37B was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL on Dec. 11, 2012....

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Monday, October 20, 2014

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Alan Crawford, one of our favorite air racers and a good guy to boot, needs your prayers * LiveAirShowTv | (Local News)

Soaring on wings of a Falcon with Air Force Thunderbirds * Examiner | Climbing aboard a sleek Air Force fighter jet and launching into the deep blue sky can make one either grin or become ill -- for this aerospace journalist punching that sky in an aerobatic jet was an incredible feeling...

Big crowds for Wings Over North Georgia AirShow * WRGA Rome's Newstalk | Although we don't have an exact head count, it appears as though this year's Wings Over North Georgia AirShow may be biggest ever. Buses shuttled people to and from the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport from State Mutual Stadium almost non-stop...

Aviation buffs out in full force for 'Wings Over Harnett' air show * Fayetteville Observer | Burns, who is the Harnett County manager, did a tandem jump with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute team during a "Wings Over Harnett" air show at the Harnett Regional Jetport. "It was awesome," said Burns, minutes after landing with his tandem...

Hundreds turn out for first fly-in at Meriden-Markham airport * Meriden Record-Journal | MERIDEN — Hundreds gathered at Meriden-Markham Airport Saturday to participate in the inaugural fly-in that featured a variety of airplanes and helicopters. The event is the first of its kind at the city's airport and was organized as a fundraiser...

'Warbirds,' vintage cars draw thousands to Nut Tree Airport * TheReporter.Com | It was a daylong event for families and aircraft buffs alike — or just the plain curious — who wanted to see up close any number of vintage military aircraft, aka "warbirds," in working condition, with a chance to chat with pilots. And in Solano...

Annual “Oscar Night of Aviation” shines spotlight on six new National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinees by Ron Kaplan | On October 4th the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) hosted its 52nd Annual Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony in Dayton, Ohio. Long known as the Oscar Night of Aviation, this year marked the first time the welcome receptions (two) were held in the NAHF Learning Center and the National Museum of the U.S. Force WWII Gallery, and the formal dinner and ceremony in the museum’s spectacular Modern Flight Gallery...

Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced * World Air Sports Federation | ... General Aviation, having served as President of the Spanish General Aviation Commission for 13 years (1990 - 2003), Vice-president of the Royal Spanish Aeronautical Federation for the same period and Bureau member of the Royal Aero Club of Spain...

Former Golden Knights inducted into National Skydiving Hall of Fame * Fayetteville Observer | Three men with ties to the U.S. Army Parachute Team's Golden Knights were among five skydivers inducted into the National Skydiving Hall of Fame last weekend. Former Golden Knights Jerry Bourquin and Chris Needels as well as honorary Golden Knight...

Even An Air Race Gone Bad Is Still A Good Air Race * Paul Thompson | The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the aviation equivalent to Formula One car racing. The international tour, rock-star pilots, epic venues and groupie fans are all part of the scene. And even when something like the weather spoils a competition, there is still plenty to see and enjoy....

I survived a flight with the Red Bull Air Race * The Verge | “You’ll be flying in the front seat,” I was told on a clear, sunny morning in Las Vegas. My pilot Petr Kopfstein — who was about to hold my stomach (and my life) in his hands — said it with an easy smile, so I responded with a laugh. I thought he was joking. He wasn’t....

Texas Flying Legends Museum: Living History through Pilots and Planes * Press Release | https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2SHBKQ1elF3V3p1V28zVVg4dlQ3NWNxX204eWVtRVp2LWx3/view?usp=sharingHOUSTON, TX (October 16, 2014) – For the fifth year, The Texas Flying Legends Museum (TFLM) announces that it will participate in the 30th Annual Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow on November 1 - 2, 2014. Ellington Field gates will open at 8:00 am with the flying scheduled to begin around 10:00 am. Tickets are required and can be purchased at www.WingsOverHouston.com or at the gate, closing at 6:00pm...

Rare 1918 biplane to land at Pearson Air Museum - The Columbian | Pearson Air Museum has acquired an extremely rare 1918 DeHavilland DH-4B airplane. Aircraft restorer Mark Smith can define just how rare this Liberty biplane restoration is: "It's probably going to be the next-to-last one done by anybody," he said...

Viewpoint: How WW1 changed aviation forever * BBC | When the world went to war in 1914 the Wright Brothers had only made the world's first powered flight little over a decade before. But the remarkable advances made in aviation during World War One are still at the core of air power today, says Dr Peter Gray...

PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM’s 4th Annual Family-friendly Night of Fright · WarbirdsNews * The Pima Air & Space Museum announces its fourth annual “Night of Fright” on Fri., Oct. 24th from 5 to 9pm (with the last admission at 8pm)...

A (literal) blast from the past * Bayou Renaissance Man | ...Seven decades after thousands of "balloon bombs" were let loose by the Imperial Japanese Army to wreak havoc on their enemies across the Pacific, two forestry workers found one half-buried in the mountains of eastern British Columbia...

Inflatable Spacecraft Aeroshell Tech for Atmospheric Entry * Kathy Barnstorff, NASA Langley Research Center | For most of us it's hard to imagine that something that is inflated can survive the high heat and friction of space travel, especially atmospheric entry...

 
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Friday, October 17, 2014

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Wings Over North Georgia Air Show Is This Weekend At Rome, Ga. * The Chattanoogan | Chattanoogan.com photographer Dennis Norwood was selected for a media flight with the GEICO Skytypers aerial team prior to this weekend's Wings Over North Georgia air show. Shown are some of his photos while flying in a 1940 US Navy SNJ-2 Trainer...

Wings and Wheels: In the air and on the ground * Cape Gazette | Jackson Passwaters of Millsboro has his own jet to play with during the seventh annual Wings and Wheels Fall Festival at the Sussex County Airport. The event is sponsored by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Aviation...

30th Annual CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow Nov. 1-2 · WarbirdsNews | The U.S. Navy Blue http://www.warbirdsnews.com/airshow-news/30th-annual-caf-wings-houston-airshow-nov-1-2.htmlAngels will return to Houston for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 30th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 1st through 2nd, at Ellington Airport. Produced by the Commemorative Air Force, the non-profit air show will also include a tribute to Viet Nam War veterans with a flight demonstration featuring aircraft from that era. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will also be on display during the...

2014 Aéropuces 2014 *  Passion for aviation, Translated | For the 8th consecutive year, the Museum of Air and Space organizes its large aircraft flea market. Collectors, individuals and professionals find themselves under the wings of two Concorde museum and the hall "between the wars" for two days of "treasure hunt" in a festive atmosphere. More than 60 exhibitors are expected at 300m linear exposure. Free admission....

Here's how you move all the Red Bull Air Race planes and equipment to each race around the world * ICAS | A final trip across the Atlantic and the raceplanes are back on European soil as we approach the final race of 2014 in Austria on 25-26 October!...

Tourism leader thrilled over Keesler Air Show coming back * WLOX | BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A sky high announcement from Keesler Air Force Base Thursday, the base's air show is coming back in the Spring of 2015. It's another coast event the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau leader is thrilled...

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Col. C.E. "Bud" Anderson, World War II triple ace, and other distinguished veterans to speak at Air http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123428458Force Museum Theatre * National Museum of the USAF Top Stories | History will come alive as military heroes from D-Day through Vietnam are celebrated on the Air Force Museum Theatre's giant screen with five films and several distinguished presenters taking the stage to speak of their experiences. Reel Stuff Salute to Heroes will take place on Nov. 8 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force...

Airmen Missing From WWII Being Returned To U.S. * Aero-News Network | Crew Of B-26G Marauder Shot Down Near Seffern, Germany In 1944 Three U.S. servicemen, missing from World War II, have been accounted for and their remains are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors...

World War II B-17 engineer signs bomber wing panel * The Daily Telegram | On Wednesday, the Adrian man wrote his name on a wing panel from a B-17. Stornant became the 94th veteran from the 384th to sign the wing skin panel as Keith Ellefson of Alabama brought the panel to Grand Court in Adrian, where Stornant now lives...

Veteran and Vintage Cars & Planes at Pima · WarbirdsNews | PRESS RELEASE – The Pima Air & http://www.warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/veteran-vintage-cars-planes-pima.htmlSpace Museum announces a special showing of veteran and vintage Model Ts and Ford Model As alongside its vintage aircraft on Sunday, October 19th. Both the Old Pueblo Model A Club and the Tucson Touring Ts will line their classic beauties up on the museum grounds all day Sunday for history, car and photography buffs to admire. (NOTE: Model Ts made before 1919 are known as “veteran” cars; those manufactured after 1919 are known as “vintage” cars.)...

RAF Museum Joins Forces with Germany and France to Share First World War Stories · WarbirdsNews | The Royal Air Force Museum has partnered with Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace (Paris) and the Militärhistorische Museum der Bundeswehr (Berlin) to mark the centenary of the First World War in the air.www.3p1w.eu will publish the letters, diary entries and artefacts relating to three First World War pilots over the course of the centenary. Letters written by Bernard Rice, Jean Chaput and Peter Falkenstein have been fully transcribed and...

Pioneering pilot Bessie Coleman * Amsterdam News | What her appearance did remind of, however, was an unforgettable African-American aviatrix, Bessie Coleman. Unfortunately, even in some of the best encyclopedias and dictionaries of Black notables, she is not included. We needn't get into the rather...

F-106 arrives at Dakota Territory Air Museum * Minot Daily News | Today was a big day at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot when the first truck arrived carrying parts of an F-106 fighter-interceptor for the museum, including its wings, fuel drop tanks and afterburner...

Pan American Airways at Historic Flight Dates * inflightusa.com | Mike Lavelle will launch HFF’s Fall/Winter seminar series on the people and aircraft of Pan American World Airways with a presentation on one of the most compelling aviation passenger experiences ever, the flying boats...

A Fascination With Flight * Morgan Hill Times | The Wings of History Air Museum is home to a large historical display featuring Women in Aviation. “Although there were women breaking into aviation early in aviation history, it was expected that they dress like the women of their times,” Hayashida said...

Call to Experimenters! * Mojave Experimental Fly-in

A Flying Microwave? Why Not! by Tyson Rininger | The folks over at Flite Test have built and flown some pretty strange stuff, but a microwave?...

Young Eagles flights in Redding * The Trinity Journal | Young Eagles flights will take place Saturday, Oct. 18, at Benton Air Park, Placer Street, Redding, for ages 7-17. Kids fly for free, sign ups at 8:30 a.m., flights from 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by EAA Chapter 157 and Parks Arcs Welding, Weaverville...

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