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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Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Air show pilot never stops pushing boundaries * Florida Times-Union | Sean Tucker isn't just talk when he encourages people to push their personal boundaries. He's out there doing it, too. In fact, his life is all about pushing boundaries – whether it's in the aerobatic box, flying his specially built Oracle Challenger ...

UPDATE: Historic aircraft staying put due to permit confusion * Rome News-Tribune | A last-minute http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/update-historic-aircraft-staying-put-due-to-permit-confusion/article_7c854abc-542b-11e4-8b92-0017a43b2370.htmlwrench was thrown into the plans to tow a historic warplane from Tennessee to Rome overnight Wednesday, meaning it won't be able to make it to this weekend's Wings Over North Georgia air show....

Tuskegee Airmen P-51 Fighter Plane on Display at Hearne Airport * KBTX | The Commemorative Air Force has a Red Tail Squadron P-51 Mustang fighter parked at the Hearne Airport. It's a plane like the ones flown by the African-American military pilots known at the Tuskegee Airmen. It's there in conjunction with the "Rise Above...

B-17 used in 'Memphis Belle' movie arrives for public exhibit, flights * Memphis Commercial Appeal | Rusty Graber, of Memphis, takes a photo from the top turret of the B-17 Flying Fortress “Movie Memphis Belle” Wednesday afternoon. The World War II vintage aircraft will be flying over the Memphis area with public flights and ground tours Saturday and...

Online Events you don't want to miss:  John Klatt chat at 6:30 EST today, and Friday you can see NASA astronaut Captain James A. “Jim” Lovell, Jr. will speak at the National Air and Space Society’s Vice Admiral Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night. (info)

Red Bull Weekend * Wasabi Air Racing | Hey Guys, Jenn and I felt privileged and excited to be invited by Wade Hammond of the Team Bonhomme team, Jim and Sarah Reed of Team Ivanoff, and Michael Reid of the Team Chambliss team to visit this last weekend's Las Vegas Red Bull Air Race.  It was a great time and we were excited to see this new type of aerial competition in person, such an exciting time for aviation, and what a cool format!!..

Man behind 'Pardo's Push' legend visits 4th FW * Air Combat Command - Top ACC Stories | The 4th Fighter Wing welcomed one of the Air Force's most heroic fighter pilots from the Vietnam War for a base visit, Oct. 10. Retired Lt. Col. Bob Pardo, known for saving the lives of a fellow F-4 Phantom crew with what became known as "Pardo's Push," visited the...

Alaska Aviation Legends: Gene Zerkel, aviation entrepreneur * Alaska Dispatch | “I wanted to go to the Military Airlift Command at Hickam Field in Hawaii, but was retained as a B-25 instructor at Reese Air Force Base.” Zerkel then left the Air Force in August 1953 and went to work as a first officer with the Flying Tiger Line in...

New Jet at Air Museum * KFYR-TV | Being trucked in from Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, an F-106 has been donated to the Air Museum as part of their 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Display. The display will pay homage to the squadron that once served at the Minot Air Force Base...

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Designs * CoinNews.net | The Doolittle Raiders, 80 Americans led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in 16 B-25 bombers on April 18, 1942 to attack military targets in Tokyo and other cities. All volunteers, the men...

Halloween Bash at Women's Air & Space Museum * The Plain Dealer | History will give way to haunting on October 24 when the International Women's Air & Space Museum hosts a Halloween Bash.

RAF Museum,October Half Term Activities · WarbirdsNews | PRESS RELEASE- October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of hands on craft activities that will keep the younger members of the family entertained. These family fun workshops will run from 27 to 31 October between 11.30am and 3.30pm with all materials provided by the Museum...

Severly damaged C-17A flies again! * Aero Pacific Flightlines

A Bit of Air Force Humor...Part II by Tyson Rininger | If you enjoyed the first segment, you'll get a kick out of our Air Force crews launching flights in style.

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The 8th Annual Planes of Fame Taste of Flight Gala!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Pete Mcleod Wins Red Bull Air Race In Las Vegas * AvStop | Pete McLeod of Canada was declared the winner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in Las Vegas on Sunday after heavy winds forced the cancellation of the flying in the first of three final rounds. McLeod won the first race of his career by virtue of being the fastest qualifier on Saturday...

Blue Angels highlight Wings Over Houston Airshow · General Aviation News | HOUSTON — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to Houston for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 30th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2, at Ellington Airport. Produced by the Commemorative Air Force, the non-profit airshow also will feature a tribute to Vietnam War veterans with a flight demonstration of aircraft from that era, as well as a display of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall during the show and open to the public free on Friday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m...

Nice video recap of the San Francisco Fleet Week airshow! * LiveAirShowTv 


West Chester Rotor fest 2014 * U.S. Army Parachute http://armygk.armylive.dodlive.mil/2014/10/14/west-chester-rotor-fest-2014/Team "Golden Knights" | The Gold Demonstration team traveled to West Chester, Pennsylvania over the weekend to perform for the West Chester Rotorfest. SSG Jon Clevenger and SSG Mike Koch supported the local recruiters by attending a high school football game. There they presented one of the high school students with a plaque for demonstrating all of the core Army values. They also assisted in the coin toss as well as awarding coins to each of the team captains, wishing them the best of luck in their game...

3-ton aircraft hitting the road to appear at air show - Rome News-Tribune | Planes of all types will be taking to the sky and flying into Rome this weekend for the Wings Over North Georgia air show. One, however, is hitting the road. Staff and volunteers with the Hixson Flight Museum plan to tow a three-ton T-28 Trojan aircraft from Hixson, Tennessee, to Richard B. Russell Regional Airport overnight tonight to have it on static display at the event. The approximately 80-mile trek is set to begin around 10 p.m., mostly on U.S. 27, according to Mark McAllister with the museum...

Historic Flight Over Washington D.C. Honors Nation's Veterans * Aero-News Network | Event Organized By The Culpeper, VA Air Fest Approximately 30 World War II-era T-6 Texans flew in formation down the Potomac River last Saturday...

'Fifi' flies again: World's last flying B-29 pays visit to Hill Country * Herald Zeitung | Tim Black, a volunteer at the Centex Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in San Marcos, believes the CAF is like a time portal — once guests walk through the hangar door, they take a step back in history...

Residents and veterans given opportunity to fly in WWII bombers * Progress Index | CHESTERFIELD - It wasn't your ordinary 30 minute plane ride. Residents, as well as veterans, were given the chance to ride in the World War II B-17 “Nine O Nine” bomber Friday as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour sponsored by the Collings Foundation...

Experimental Aircraft Association to host its annual fly-in * Daily Comet | The fly-in is hosted by Houma's Bill Fornof Memorial Experimental Aircraft Association. Organizers say it's a chance for the public to see some local homebuilt or experimental aircraft and get a closer looking at the bustling Houma Airport. The fly-in...


Kyle Franklin teases his newest addition to Franklin's Flying Circus in 2015 · The http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=860467557326906&id=192576524116016International Council of Air Shows | Introducing the CamGuard Road Pirates! For months, I've been putting a new act together. This one is a little different from what I normally do – I’m adding cars to the Franklin line-up and proud to have the support of CamGuard and Bobby Ore Motorsports for a new stunt driving show. In a nutshell the act is...
 
Fred Davis of Englewood served in Europe during WW II & 2 tours in Vietnam · Don Moore, War Tales | Fred Davis of Englewood graduated from high school in 1942 and immediately signed up for the Army Air Corps during the middle of World War II. “I went in the Army Air Corp and never took basic. I was sent to signal school in Pendleton, Org. I became an 18-year-old, private first class supply clerk...

Rare O-46 To Be Restored To Flying Condition * Aero-News Network | Has Languished In A Hangar For The Past 20 Years For two decades, a Douglas O-46 observation aircraft has been hangared at the Combat Air Museum in Topeka, KS. The plane was recently sold to a private individual in Michigan, who plans to have the plane restored to flying condition...

40 Years Panavia Tornado · Peter Boschert, Photorecon.net | Panavia Tornado celebrates 40 years of flight this week in Manching, Germany the site of the aircraft’s maiden test flight on August 14th 1974. It is a story which has seen the Panavia Tornado...

Star Wars actor Harrison Ford joins Shropshire flight club * BBC News | Bob Pooler, chief instructor with Shropshire Aero Club, said he received a call from the actor, who was keen to rent an aircraft while he was filming the new Star Wars movie. He said the actor had wanted to bring one of his own planes to Britain, but...

No flying under the radar here: Teens' futures take flight in Civil Air Patrol * Headline News - Civil Air Patrol | PENNSYLVANIA -- Ethan Dunlap always knew he wanted to join the military. So he got a very early start. At age 12, Dunlap attended his first meeting of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force where even the youngest members can run emergency communications and help with disaster relief. At first...

Kids to fly free at airport's Leaf Peep, Young Eagles Day * Vinton County Courier | Vinton County residents of all ages will have a chance to view all the county's fall colors from the sky at the upcoming Leaf Peep and Young Eagles Day. The county airport's annual fall event is slated for Sunday, Oct. 19 beginning at noon. General...



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