Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Arch wins Red Bull Air Race in Poland · General Aviation News | GDYNIA, Poland – Austria’s Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe. Britain’s Nigel Lamb was second, while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place....

World Championship Red Bull Air Race in Gdynia Aviation Headlines - Airplane-Pictures.net | For the first time in Poland, for the first time with a Polish pilot, World Championship Red Bull Air Race held in Gdynia, 27th August. Austria's Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a brilliant victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe with some smart flying on the challenging track set up on the Baltic Sea. Britain's Nigel Lamb was second while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place as the two pilots flying the MXS-R planes once again put in stellar performances in the world's fastest motorsport series to the delight of the crowd watching from the nearby beaches at the first-ever race in Poland...

Team 99 photos from Poland - Michael Goulian Air Shows

Air show attracts record crowds - The Courier | Scotland's national air show drew record crowds as thousands flocked to see aerial action, including a display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows. More than 13,500 people visited the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, East Lothian, yesterday, organisers said. General manager Steve McLean said: "We are delighted with the huge turnout at yesterday's national air show....

Pictures: Visitors flood to IWM Duxford for iconic aircraft day out - Dunmow Broadcast | IWM Duxford hosted its Spitfires, Merlins and Motors event, which included a static display of http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFYOsWB0zRqG44_tmJ9Miy5hteaOA&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778568410168&ei=e2DVU8rnKcWimAK984GYCg&url=http://www.dunmowbroadcast.co.uk/news/pictures_visitors_flood_to_iwm_duxford_for_iconic_aircraft_day_out_1_3702245Spitfires and Hurricanes and the chance to meet members of the Spitfire Society, who answered visitors’ burning questions.  Also there was the RAF Regiment Historic Flight living history group, presenting the history of the RAF Regiment and its predecessors. They demonstrated some of the tasks required to prepare an aircraft for its next wartime sortie....

In pictures: Scotland's National Air Show 2014 * BBC News | This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading...

Pilots take aim in sortie * Stuff.co.nz | COMING IN: Paul Hogenesch of Temuka measures how close to the target the flour bombs landed during the annual dawn raid held by the South Canterbury Aero Club at Richard Pearse Airport yesterday morning...

Happy Birthday To The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress · WarbirdsNews | By Aviation Enthusiasts LLC Seventy-nine years ago today, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress took flight for the first time. One of the most important bombers in history, the B-17 fought in every theater of World War II and won immortality in epic daylight battles against the Luftwaffe. The Flying Fortress was....

A-26 “Special Kay” Restoration · WarbirdsNews In May 1966, Detachment 1, 603d Air Commando http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/a-26-special-kay-restoration.htmlSquadron deployed from England AFB, Louisiana to Nakhon Phanom (NKP) Air Base in Thailand. The detachment comprised eight Douglas B-26K Counter Invader bombers and their crews which were to undergo combat tests in Laos. An early glitch arose prior to their arrival when the Thai government expressed concern over having foreign “bombers” on its soil. But Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown finessed the problem smoothly by simply...

How the AC-130 destroyed at least 20 vehicles per night during Vietnam War · The Aviationist | The Gunship aircraft, born from the conversion of cargo aircraft into powerful aerial weapons armed with big guns, were based on the concept of the circling attack. In other words, the guns were mounted on the left side of the gunship so that the plane could fly a bank circle, achieving a good accuracy in strafing the target by using high velocity guns with a caliber of at least .30. The first two types of...

Precise Flying * The Lexicans | ...He was one of those by-the-numbers types, no class, no imagination, and no ” feel ” for really zipping around. A pilot who knows that he’s the ‘ real deal ‘ needs only to be ‘ in tune ‘ with ‘ that airplane ‘ neath his hands and feet....

Sun Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular * Aviation International News | The Sun Flyer is under development by Aero Electric Aircraft, Bye Aerospace and PC-Aero. Simulator manufacturer Redbird will be the training system provider. Bye Aerospace is led by George Bye. The company developed an electric-powered Cessna...

Virgin Galactic Announces Todd Ericson As Space Pilot * Aero-News Network | Distinguished http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=287bec15-2778-4ade-a591-a8eec14fc2caFormer U.S Air Force Colonel And Test Pilot Joins The First Commercial Spaceline Flight Program |Todd ‘Leif’ Ericson, former Operations and Maintenance Group Commander for the United States Air Force (USAF) has joined Virgin Galactic’s cadre of space pilots. In his new role, Todd will be working with Galactic’s chief pilot Dave Mackay and pilots Frederick ‘CJ’ Sturckow and Michael ‘Sooch’ Masucci as they prepare to fly Virgin Galactic’s first customers to space. Ericson will report to Mackay and Vice President of Operations Mike Moses at Virgin Galactic’s Mojave, California location, before relocating to Spaceport America in New Mexico for commercial operations...

AirVenture 2014 has begun!

EAA AirVenture to feature full Thunderbirds team for first time * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | The weeklong event starts Monday with the Thunderbirds arriving some time on Thursday and performing what's known as a "practice show," a full dress rehearsal, at the end of the afternoon air show, about 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

AirVenture: Day 0 · General Aviation News, Ben Sclair | Photos

Jack Pelton AirVenture Preview 2014 · eaavideo.org | At this year's AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA reflects on the life of their founder, Paul Poberezny. They also amp up the excitement this year with the Thunderbirds, Kenny Loggins and the One Week Wonder.

Are You Ready For Airventure? by Tyson Rininger | Airventure in Oshkosh, WI is just about to get real! Follow All Things Aero for daily updates on what's happening. And if you haven't heard, we’ve teamed up with Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle to offer a thrilling contest throughout the week of Airventure. Using #ohmyKOSH, whoever posts the most creative selphie will win a pole holding positions with Team Oracle on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. But it gets even better! The grand prize will be a flight with Chuck Coleman in the Team Oracle Extra 300 on Saturday morning!...

Janet the Fairey Gannet shrugs her shoulders at ‪#‎OSH14‬!

Oshkosh 2014 Live! · Karlene Petitt, Flight To Success | ...I will spend my day walking, talking, and interviewing as many people as I can. I will watch the most amazing airshows, and see incredible airplanes. Tonight I will meet Kenny Loggins (with thousands of others) at a concert in the woods. Danger Zone... can you feel it?...

Avfuel teams with Yankee Air Museum’s B-17 at Oshkosh · General Aviation News | Avfuel http://generalaviationnews.com/2014/07/26/avfuel-teams-with-yankee-air-museums-b-17-at-oshkosh/Corporation will once again sponsor the Michigan-based Yankee Air Museum’s flyable B-17 aircraft — the Yankee Lady — at the annual EAA AirVenture.  The B-17, also known as the “Flying Fortress”, was a popular World War II bomber aircraft primarily used in the destruction of enemy war facilities. The Yankee Lady is one of only 10 B-17 airframes that remain flyable today...

NASA WB-57 makes first visit to AirVenture · General Aviation News | NASA will bring a Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F high-altitude aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the first appearance by a WB-57F at AirVenture, which is July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.  Based at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, the WB-57F operates in NASA’s High Altitude Research Program. The aircraft...

The Lark of Duluth showcased at Oshkosh · General Aviation News | The Duluth Aviation Institute’s replica of the world’s first “commercial” airplane, The Lark of Duluth, is being featured at EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. From July 28t-Aug. 3, more than 500,000 visitors will witness history as it was when commercial aviation began in 1914. The Lark of Duluth Benoist Type XIV Flying Boat will be featured in front of the Vintage Red Barn the entire week....

OSH14 Will Be The Best Oshkosh Ever! · AirPigz | It's time once again to make the simple but bold http://airpigz.com/blog/2014/7/27/osh14-will-be-the-best-oshkosh-ever.htmlstatement that OSH14 will be the best of Oshkosh ever... because the best Oshkosh is the one you are at RIGHT NOW! And with the annual fly-in and convention ready to start tomorrow morning, thousands of people just like me are here and ready to make it all happen. This is...

They’re Back! – The Hartman & Heinz Show – Oshkosh 2014 · WarbirdRadio.com | Andy Heinz and Mike Hartman are back with an all new show. Tune in and hear from Steven Bridgewater (Aeroplane / Jets Magazine) and many more familiar voices. Thanks for tuning in! Next episode will be a live broadcast on the all new Warbird Radio LIVE streaming channel.

"Ain't it Cool" UCAP #361-bravo · Jack Hodgson, Dave Higdon, Jeb Burnside- Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast | Jeb and Jack are joined by Randy Dufault to talk about Day Zero of AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The MVP amphib... One Week Wonder... Paul Poberezny memorial... Day One expectations... All this and more on the Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast

Group of Cherokee planes travels to EAA AirVenture * Fox11online.com  | WAUPACA – The saying goes birds of a feather flock together. Well, the same can be said about pilots and their planes. Wayne Michelli of Kingsport, Tennessee travels to E-A-A Airventure the same way each year: in formation. “It's an adrenaline rush...

"Mooney" planes leave Madison in formation to EAA air show - WMTV | More than 30 planes took off from Dane Co. Regional Airport this morning to fly in formation to the EAA air show in Oshkosh. The vast majority of them were "Mooney" planes, which...

First production ICON A5 flies · General Aviation News | OSHKOSH — The night before EAA AirVenture opened, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components. ESN-1 was built over a five-month period, from January to June of 2014, and successfully completed its first flight on July 7 in Tehachapi, California. This aircraft is one of three that will be used to verify performance and complete FAA approval prior to the start of customer deliveries in May 2015...

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Veterans meet Blue Angels despite rained-out show * St. George Daily Spectrum | GEORGE – Although rain and lightning caused a special showing of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to be canceled Friday afternoon, the veteran attendees from the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins City still had the chance to see the planes up close and to...

Moorestown native realizes his dream with the Blue Angels * Philly.com | Flynn will support the flight leader of the Blue Angels - Commander Tom Frosch - "in the day-to-day operations of the squadron. I won't be flying but I'll make sure that we have the people and the parts - everything needed to do the mission," he said...

U S Army Parachute Team Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jose Enrique Melendez Relinquished Command to Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Weinrich * U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights"  | The day began with extreme hustle and bustle around the area. The local radio and television were continually announcing the Change of Command for the US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. The Soldiers were taking care of all the final details, reviewing the set up, podium, seating chart and the Aviation section had strategically placed the team aircraft in position for the ceremony. Media Relations was busy greeting and escorting media outlets, preparing camera’s, documenting guest as they were escorted to their assigned seats....

The voice of the air show * KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska | “The air show director asked if anybody had any public speaking experience. Well I spent 10 years of my life in the radio and television business, so I stupidly raised my hand and he said 'you're the air show narrator.' I knew nothing about it...

Rough landing at Friday Harbor Air Show * SanJuanIslander.com | A pilot, his wife and young daughter escaped injury when a mechanical failure caused a rough landing on the runway at Friday Harbor Airport's Open House and Fly-In. He did a great job of landing the plane, said an observer. More information isn't...

Red Arrows: 'This is the coolest job in the world' * Belfast Telegraph | He's talking about the honour of being a member of the Royal Air Force Aerobatics team, the Red Arrows. It's a job that might not induce the level of hysteria Cruise is used to, but it does place those elite pilots, who get to wear the world-famous red...

Screamin’ Sasquatch — the radial and jet engine powered 1929 Taperwing Waco * Travel for http://travelforaircraft.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/bigfoot-write/Aircraft | New for this airshow season is the rare mixed engine 1929 Taperwing Waco powered by a conventional reciprocating radial engine as well as a turbojet — the “Screamin’ Sasquatch” which is also the mascot of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. The fruition of the Screamin’ Sasquatch is a result of the efforts of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky as well as John Klatt Airshows....

Magnificent Man in a Flying Machine: The 'finest' first World War work of ... * Express.co.uk | Into that background stepped a dashing aviator called Frederick Warren Merriam whose claim to fame was becoming the first pilot to fly through the clouds. Merriam, then 34 years old, was an instructor at Brooklands Aerodrome near Weybridge in Surrey.

IWM Duxford's Spitfires, Merlins and Motors day attracts thousands * Times 24 | In the foyer entrance of AirSpace, visitors met staff from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, dressed as 1940s civilians and celebrating the achievements of women in aviation, with a mini-exhibition showcasing the inspirational women who helped to...

Enter the FAI Young Artists Contest and have your share in the FAI World Air ... * World Air Sports Federation | Airplanes and gliders will amaze the crowd with spins, loops, and dives in the aerobatic games, while powered planes will show their skills in an air navigation race. There will also be radio controlled aerobatics: the same spins, loops, and dives, but...

Offutt Air Show attendance put at 150000, but total didn't set record * Omaha World-Herald | Offutt Air Force Base hosted big crowds at last weekend's Defenders of Freedom Open House & Air Show, but the show's return after a one-year hiatus didn't break attendance records. An estimated 150,000 attended the two-day event July 19-20, said Ryan...

AOPA issues call for airports to host 2015 regional fly-ins * AOPA Pilot | Each fly-in also includes a Pilot Town Hall hosted by AOPA President Mark Baker. “We've had a fantastic turnout by our members at our fly-ins this year, with a resounding call for more of the same in 2015,” Baker said. “The airports we're visiting in...

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Touring a bomber, with memories of flying one * Glens Falls Post-Star | The vintage plane travels the country with a crew from the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum and will be open to visitors Saturday and Sunday before departing on its next mission, a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. Earl Morrow, a...

Consolidated PBY from Mike Fizer | Aviation enthusiast and warbird collector, Jim Slattery, shares his thoughts with AOPA's Barry Schiff on the restoration of a Consolidated PBY for The Greatest Generation Naval Museum in San Diego, CA. The beautiful Lake Mead video footage of this historic WWII amphib was supplied by The Greatest Generation Naval Museum.

Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM) To Retire at the End of 2014. · Warbirds News | Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM), has announced his retirement as of December 1, 2014. Mike has been Executive Director for 29 years and has led the Museum’s transformation from a small one-hangar museum recovering from the effects of a tornado in 1979, to a major cultural, educational, and historical institution serving a world-wide audience.Scott Ashton, President of the NEAM Board of Directors, said “Mike has been an enthusiastic and dedicated leader of the Museum for nearly 30 years. Over that period...

Douglas A-20 Havoc (RE)Discovered in Siberia ·  WarbirdsNews has learned that the wreck of a Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc recently re-emerged in the Taiga of western Siberia in Russia. Apparently the lend-lease medium bomber, one of roughly 3400 of the type given to the Soviet Union, went down on its ferry flight from Alaska to the Eastern Front in 1943. The Taiga is a vast boreal forest which is largely uninhabited, and buried under snow and ice for much of the year. Although no photographs have surfaced publicly as of yet, the aircraft (technically designated a DB-7) apparently went down on the slopes of Zelyonaya mountain in the Kemerovo region. Sadly, it appears that the...

The One And Only Stearman M-2 Has Moved · Rich Davidson NORDO News - Aviation Unedited |  http://nordonews.leebottom.com/2014/07/the-one-and-only-stearman-m-2-has-moved.htmlI've been watching the Stearman M-2 for some time. I remember when I first laid my hands on it as the restoration neared completion. The thing is massive. In fact, although many people call other Stearmans a "Bull Stearman", this is the actual model Stearman that was called that by her pilots when she was new....

Curtiss A-8 — the 1930s attack aircraft experiment * Travel for Aircraft  | The U.S. Army Air Corps compared air cooled radial engine powered aircraft versus in-line liquid cooled engines in attack aircraft designs, during the 1930s, and the Curtiss A-8 was one of these designs. Powered by a Curtiss V-1570-31 Conqueror (600 hp/~450kW) the A-8 carried its pilot–observer/rear gunner nearly 500 miles at 153 mph/245kph. Marked by two glazed tandem cockpits it...

"Morgan Fairchild" UCAP #360 · Jack Hodgson, Dave Higdon, Jeb Burnside - Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast | Every week the UCAP gang gathers to talk about all things GA. You can listen-in as some of General Aviation's most knowledgeable, opinionated, and plain-spoken characters do some online, hangar-flying. Show-notes can be found at http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Chip Yates’ Records Ratified by FAI · Dean Sigler, CAFE Foundation Blog | With recognition this http://blog.cafefoundation.org/chip-yates-records-ratified-fai/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chip-yates-records-ratified-faiweek of five electric airplane records set by Chip Yates in flights last year, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) ratified performance numbers that top those of most single-engine high-performance gasoline-powered aircraft from established manufacturers, according to Yates...

SLU grad named to prestigious 'Blue Angels' * STLtoday.com | A tip of the flight helmet to Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, a St. Louis University graduate (Class of '05) who was named Wednesday to the 2015 roster of the "Blue Angels." Suyderhoud, an F/A-18 pilot, is from Honolulu and currently is stationed in Texas...

Over the River Air Show practice flight with Lt. Colonel John Klatt * Mid Columbia Tri City Herald | Lt. Colonel John Klatt flies with Tri-City Herald reporter Kristi Pihl over Benton and Franklin counties Thursday during a practice flight in Extra 300L plane. Klatt,of the Air National Guard's Aerobatic Team, is performing during the three-day Over...

Harrier jet to be among top attractions at LV Air Show - WFMZ | A Sea Harrier, called the only privately-owned and flown aircraft of its type in the world, is joining the line-up at the Aug. 23-24 Lehigh Valley Air Show.

Huey, Cobra helicopter rides offered to public * Dothan Eagle | A pilot gives members of the media a helicopter ride in a legacy helicopter (Huey UH-A N104HF) on Thursday. Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Flying Museum, and Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark are partnering to bring the Legacy of Army Aviation to...

'Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project' * Aero-News Network | An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker Kim Furst In recent years, EAA's AirVenture has seen increased participation from filmmakers producing new aviation-themed features, television and documentaries. In preparing for AirVenture 2014, one project in particular caught my attention - creating a documentary film that rises to the contributions of an aviation legend Robert A. "Bob" Hoover. The film is titled "Flying The Feathered Edge."

‘You could see the bolt coming’: Pilot describes CF-18 being hit by lightning * Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton | Officials with the Royal Canadian Air Force said technicians are investigating after a pilot was forced to land his CF-18 Thursday – after it was hit by lightning. RCAF officials said the plane was hit by lightning late Thursday morning, while it was being flown to the Whitecourt airshow from High River, where the pilot and the aircraft had appeared in another airshow...

Warbird Pin Up Girls’ Opens at Garth Gallery on Friday · WarbirdsNews Christian Kieffer, the photographer of the world famous “Warbird PinUp Girls’’ calendar and sponsor of WarbirdsNews will be exhibiting his work at the Columbia’s Garth Gallery opening with a reception this Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.Kieffer is a graduate of South East Center of Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach Florida, and worked for the Walt Disney Creative Photography department in Orlando. His series of...

Group Looking For 60-Year-Old B-25 Bomber Asks To Dredge Mon River * CBS Local | PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Do the murky waters of the Monongahela River hide a mystery, submerged for 58 years? In January 1956, a B-25 bomber, low on fuel, made an emergency landing in the Mon. Four crew members were saved. Two others drowned.

Navy Says Farewell To The C-9 Skytrain II Aircraft * Aero-News Network | Last Of The Airplanes Retired In Late June Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II on June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, AZ...

'I've wanted to fly all my life' * Stuff.co.nz | This week the pair were at the Marlborough Aero club and the two-seater Piper Tomahawk that Laura will climb into for her first lesson, was parked outside the clubroom hangar. ''I've wanted to fly all my life,'' she says, and cites an uncle who had ...

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Female USNA grad named to Blue Angels squadron By Joe Burris and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | When your father, two uncles and both grandfathers served as pilots, your career seems destined to take flight. Marine Capt. Katie Higgins not only followed in the footsteps of her family members, but this week she was named to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Blue Angels...

Blue Angels show in Utah a homecoming for one member of the crew * fox13now.com | ST. GEORGE, Utah – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels spent their Pioneer Day getting to know the St. George skies. It's all part of the preparation for their show this weekend, but for one of the ground http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/2014/07/24/ground-blue-angels/13143075/crew, it's more than just a show: it's a homecoming...

On the ground with the Blue Angels * St. George Daily Spectrum | That kind of trust and precision has become synonymous with the Blue Angels name over the past half-century, thrilling spectators and capturing imaginations as the elite flight squad travels the country to showcase military excellence and help aide...

Thunderbirds fly into Anchorage for Arctic Thunder * KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska | “You can't find more scenic, beautiful terrain and a great place again to put on an air show,” said Thunderbird pilot Maj. Curtis Dougherty. For two years, Dougherty has thrilled crowds as the slot pilot with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. He's been...

Fly-In Sponsorships · Rich Davidson | NORDO News - Aviation Unedited | Even though we're going to run the fly-in as lean as possible this year, just getting the basic services in place will cost around $6000. That's makes it easier but it's still a pretty big chunk of change. Therefore, we're looking for sponsors.If you have an interest in sponsoring, please let us know. As in...

IWM Duxford celebrates golden age of travel this weekend * Haverhill Echo | In the foyer entrance http://www.haverhillecho.co.uk/what-s-on/lifestyle-leisure/iwm-duxford-celebrates-golden-age-of-travel-this-weekend-1-6199200of AirSpace, staff from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be ressed as 1940s civilians and celebrating the achievements made by women in aviation. They will be speaking with families about the inspirational lives of, and the...

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show only three months away * WRGA Rome's Newstalk | Rome, GA. -- Exciting air show news continues across North America from Brownsville, Kingsville, Louisville and Titusville to Los Angeles, Chino, Fort Worth and St. Louis, the 2014 air show venues throughout the country are reporting very strong...

Royal International Air Tattoo show boss Tim Prince takes off for pastures new ... * South West Business | The chief executive of the Royal International Air Tattoo has left on a high after 42 years. And a special presentation for the departing Tim Prince has been held at RAF Fairford at the Hangar Party awards ceremony. Following the presentation of the...

Ex-Red Arrows pilot inspires * Portsmouth News | AN EX-Red Arrows pilot was among speakers inspiring high-flying business leaders at a dinner. Simon Meade OBE, formerly leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and chief operations officer of a front-line Harrier squadron, was a guest speaker at...

Go inside a Boeing B-29 WWII bomber * Coloradoan staff | The public can tour two historical aircraft this week in Loveland as the CAF AirPower History Tour visits Northern Colorado. The event will feature the Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" and C-45 Expeditor "Bucket of Bolts," both World War II-era aircraft. The featured B-29 is the only aircraft of its kind that continues to fly....

Diamond Lil circles Southern Illinois skies on Thursday * The Southern | MARION -- People were offered a unique kind of airplane ride Thursday as a vintage World War II bomber went in the air four times with full passenger loads. Commemorative Air Force squadron members of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Diamond Lil,...

World War II plane goes home to Wichita Saturday * Emporia Gazette | The World War II era airplane that's been sitting at the Municipal Airport for more than two decades is moving Saturday to Wichita, where it was built. The Commemorative Air Force will dismantle the aircraft and take it back to Westport Airport, where...

National Museum of World War II Aviation gets grant * The Gazette | Bill Klaers, co-chairman of the National Museum of World War II Aviation’s board, discusses $6 million in grants that the museum will receive from the Slattery Family Foundation to build the museum’s permanent building. Video by Waye Heilman.

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L'Arc-en-ciel-Francazal in Toulouse in 1933 * Translated | Thank you to Jacques Hemet who sent me
this photo of the historic Arc-en-ciel René Couzinet field Toulouse Blagnac. This three-engined 30-meter wingspan to look slim is part mythical machines that have marked the history of aviation. On 20 May 1933 he landed on the ground of Toulouse-Francazal, after crossing the South Atlantic....

Fort Vancouver site veteran will manage Pearson Air Museum * The Columbian | Fort Vancouver National Historic site took over management of Pearson Air Museum in February 2013. The nonprofit Fort Vancouver National Trust had operated the museum in partnership with the Park Service and the city of Vancouver, but the relationship...

Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3 * Air Combat Command - Top ACC Stories | After 12 intense days of relentless aerial, ground and cyber space operations, Red Flag 14-3 concluded here July 25. During the exercise, U.S. military units from across the globe joined flying units from the French and Singapore air forces under the 'Blue' force flag to wage 'war' against Nellis' 57th Adversary Tactics Group, whose units are specially trained to replicate tactics and techniques of potential adversaries...

Batstrike! By Randy Gordon airspacemag.com | A loud thud. A shower of purple-white sparks. This can't be good.

1988 Panavia Tornado ADV For Sale · WarbirdsNews An extremely rare ex-RAF Panavia Tornado F3 will come up auction in the UK this Saturday. The Tornado F3 was the last of the RAF’s pure interceptors, and evolved from the earlier Tornado GR1 ground attack variant to replace the iconic English Electric Lightning. It shared much of the GR1′s structure and systems, but had a lengthened fuselage to accommodate the extra fuel required for long-range patrols. The F3 was exceptionally fast, being capable of flying at nearly 1500mph at altitude. The RAF retired their...

Friday, July 25, 2014

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EAA AirVenture 2014 Takes Off on Monday * Aviation International News | The annual EAA AirVenture show officially opens on Monday in Oshkosh, Wis., at Wittman Regional Airport, but aviation enthusiasts are already streaming into the airport ahead of the show. This year's show features plenty of excitement, including the...

NTSB heads to Oshkosh · General Aviation News | National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener (pictured) and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28 -Aug. 3. During the week-long event, Weener and NTSB staff will conduct presentations on accident case studies and lessons learned and various safety issues, including aeronautical decision-making and weather hazards for GA pilots, which is currently on the Most Wanted List....

My Plan* for Oshkosh 2014 (*Subject to change) · Dan Pimentel, Airplanista Aviation Blog | ...My http://www.av8rdan.com/2014/07/my-plan-for-oshkosh-2014-subject-to.htmlreaders who have been lucky enough to attend Oshkosh know that once your boots (OK, technically really good walking shoes) hit the ground, you are running constantly, and no matter how much you try, plans go haywire all day, every day. The veteran AirVenture attendee knows that pivoting is one of the best skills you can bring with you to this massive show....

Exhibit celebrates Tuskegee airmen * Insight News | The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron event featured its Rise Above Traveling Exhibit on the capitol grounds and featured a short film displayed on a 160-degree panoramic mobile movie theater. The exhibit was created in hopes of educating...

Businesses Hope Springfield Air Show Will Give A Boost To Struggling Airpark * WYSO | The Champion City Flight School has been at the airport for nearly three years, offering flying lessons and doing the training for Clark State Community College's aviation program. Dennis Epperhart of the flight school, feels the Carnival helped...

Lincoln airport hosts fly-in to boost economy * Bangor Daily News | The Lincoln Regional Airport manager and a local chapter of the International Cessna 180/185 Club will host a fly-in and campout starting Friday that will take advantage of the town's 2013 purchase of an airport campground and draw fliers from as far...

Atlantic City Airshow * USA TODAY | Also known as Thunder Over the Boardwalk, this annual air show delights onlookers with aerobatic maneuvers, formation flying, and solo routines by military and civilian pilots....

VIDEO: Red Arrows flypast at the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony * Lincolnshire Echo | The Red Arrows wowed crows during a flypast over Glasgow during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, last night. The Red Arrows performed a flypast over the city and to the crowd of 40,000 at Celtic Park, to signal the arrival of the...

Wings Over Halls Air Show arrives next month * State Gazette | The final fly-in brunch before the Wings Over Halls Air Show was held on Saturday, July 19. The event marks the countdown to the 2014 Wings Over Halls Air Show, to be held on the former World War II B-17 Dyersburg Army Air Base in Halls on Saturday and...

Arlington Fly-In * USA TODAY | This aviation-oriented festival has a small town feel with large town activities. Air shows, antique planes, hot-air balloons, and helicopters wow the crowds. An entire day is devoted to kid's activities, including airplane crafts, flight simulations...

Fly-In Volunteer Meeting and Work Weekend · Rich Davidson, NORDO News - Aviation Unedited We had originally planned a fly-in meeting for July but have decided on a date in August. On Saturday August 16th we will have a volunteer/fly-in planning meeting. If you would like to volunteer, and especially if you are someone who in past years headed up a specific area of the event, this will be when everything is finalized. This day and the next, August 17, will also be work days for getting the field in shape....

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The First Ever Stearman vs. Waco Challenge · Rich Davidson, NORDO News - Aviation Unedited | Attend the fly-in this year to see history in the making. A decades long rivalry is about to be put to the test. Yes that's right, for as long as you can remember, the Stearman and Waco folks have all agreed their manufacturer is the best and we're going to put them to the test. How do we plan to do this?...

Emporia's WWII-era airplane comes home to Wichita Saturday * Emporia Gazette | The World War II era airplane that's been sitting in the Municipal Airport for more than two decades is moving home Saturday to Wichita, where it was built. The Commemorative Air Force will dismantle the aircraft and bring it back to Westport Airport...

An Elite F-14 Flight Officer Explains Why The Tomcat Was So Influential * Jalopnik | There is a great caption in the book Bye Bye Baby about our show at Nellis Air Force Base where the F-22 made its first airshow appearance. I can't do the caption justice, so you'll have to read it yourself, but I think it captures the essence of how...

Laura Hutchinson to fly in C-5 for training mission * wwlp.com | CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – You have likely heard them flying overhead, and Thursday, you will get to see what it's like to be inside a C-5 aircraft. 22News is flying with Westover Air Reserve Base military crews Thursday afternoon for a local air...

Three Iconic First World War Aircraft Arrive at RAF Museum Cosford · WarbirdsNews | On Tuesday, July 15th, the staff at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford received three http://www.warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/iconic-world-war-aircraft-arrived-raf-museum-cosford.html iconic WWI aircraft. They will form the centre of a new First World War Exhibition. The Bristol M1c, Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter and Sopwith Pup are due to go on display within the museum’s War Planes Hangar in December 2014. The Sopwith Pup, serial N5182, is an original aircraft which was active during the First World War. The Pup, thought of by its pilots as the perfect flying machine, served extensively with the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps both at home and abroad. The Bristol M1c and Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter are accurate, full-scale reproductions....

French Canberras · Jean Claude Mermet  | After the Second World War, France had no bombers on strength. In the 1950s the French government tried to find a valuable bomber from England and, in 1954, purchased six English Electric Canberras B6 (3) and B8 (3) firstly for evaluation. The first three were diverted from RAF contracts et...