Friday, November 7, 2014

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Air14 air show at Payernes Switzerland



submitted by Frederic Cottin:

From the show earlier this summer. This meeting was organized to celebrate the century of Swiss military air force and all aircraft lovers in Europe were very exited about it, because generaly Swiss Air Force meeting are quite awesome!  It's not an exaggeration to say that it was the best meeting in Europe this year and maybe the best meeting of the last ten years!  The show was a complete success with, at least, 400 000 visitors during the four days.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pacific Aviation Museum presents With Their Voices Raised



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Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing

Peachtree City (GA) – On Saturday, November 8th, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored at Peachtree City’s 2014 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing.   The program will be held during the flying museum’s fourth annual Veterans Day Open House, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The open house and program is free to the public.The open house will begin at 9:00 a.m. with tours of the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility museum and workshop where vintage aircraft are restored and maintained.  Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions regarding current projects and education exhibits.  A variety of vintage military vehicles and aircraft will be on display, including the CAF Dixie Wing’s World War II-era planes.

It is estimated that over 2.8 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Global War in Terror beginning in 2011, with many servicemen and servicewomen serving multiple tours over the last thirteen years.

Music Alive, Peachtree City’s Official Ambassadors of Song, will perform patriotic songs beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by a program that includes a launch of Dixie Wing aircraft at 11:00 a.m., recognition of local veterans and guest speakers that include Masters of Ceremonies Col Bob Grove USAF, Ret. and Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch.

New to the Veterans Day program is a flyover lead by Dixie Wing warbirds, scheduled for 12:30 p.m..The CAF Dixie Wing was founded in 1987 as the 83rd chapter of the Commemorative Air Force.  The all-volunteer organization has grown to 250 members that have restored and regularly fly six World War II aircraft.  In addition to participating in over twenty air shows throughout the United States, the Dixie Wing hosts patriotic and educational events, as well as free tours for schools and youth groups.  Previous Peachtree City Veterans Day programs have honored veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War.  Veterans from all eras are encouraged to attend the program.Veterans Day dates back to 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day to remember the sacrifices of the men and women made during World War I.  After World War II, Armistice Day was expanded to celebrate all veterans.  On June 1, 1954, congress approved replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans," and it has been known as Veterans Day since.

The 2014 Peachtree City Veterans Day Observance is hosted as a public service by the CAF Dixie Wing in cooperation with the city of Peachtree City and Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field.   For more info, please contact CAF Dixie Wing Veterans Day Coordinator Mike McGowan, m36462@gmail.com / 678-364-1110.  Website www.dixiewing.org.  The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft in Honor of American Military Aviation.  Based in Midland, Texas, the organization has over 12,000 members and operates a fleet of over 157 vintage aircraft distributed to 83 units located in 25 states.  www.commemorativeairforce.org

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Preview: Wings Over Houston Air Show * KPRC Houston | Adventure takes flight this weekend at Ellington Airport! The Navy Blue Angels will soar into town for the 30th Annual Wings Over Houston Air Show...

Air show draws record crowd * Florida Times-Union | According to Undersander a lot of effort was put into moving air show traffic off base in a timely manner. “I'm very proud of our base security force as well as the 11 state and local law enforcement agencies who supported this event. When you have...

ShrinersFest cancel Blue Angels, all future air shows * 14 News WFIE Evansville | Evansville Freedom Festival committee members announced Wednesday they have decided to cancel air shows altogether in conjunction with ShrinersFest because the economy over the past three years has increased challenges and caused a financial risk...

Willow Run plant to officially become new home of Yankee Air Museum today * Crain's Detroit Business | Yankee Air Museum Chairman Ray Hunter is to sign papers today making the aviation museum the official owner of a 144,000-square-foot slice of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant, where Rose Will Monroe and other workers built B-24 Liberator bombers...

Pilot Spotlight: CAF Red Tail Squadron Pilot Paul Stojkov * Red Tail Squadron | Flying the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang might be the BEST. JOB. EVER. Soaring amongst the clouds, feeling the purr of that engine and meeting people all over the country to share the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen is nothing short of an honor. In today’s final installment of our Pilot Spotlight series, learn how CAF Red Tail Squadron Pilot Paul Stojkov channeled his love of flight into a career in the skies...

Niki de Saint Phalle's 84th birthday marked with Google doodle * Telegraph.co.uk | A different doodle marking the 107th birthday of Egyptian aviatrix Lotfia El Nady appears on the North African and Middle Eastern versions of the search engine's home page. Meanwhile, the South Korean version of Google celebrates the 510th birthday of...

A vital clue to the unfathomable mystery of aviator Amelia Earhart * Capital Wired | Well the quest for her last whereabouts have kept researchers, filmmakers and many other followers pretty much occupied ever since the pioneer aviator vanished over the Pacific while attempting to cross the world. The finding of a three foot scrap of...

Italian WWII Fighter Pilot Found At Controls Of Crashed Airplane * Aero-News Network | Aircraft Went Down During A Battle Nearly 70 Years Ago The wreckage of an Italian Macchi C.205 fighter plane has been found outside Pauda in northern Italy buried 13 feet underground with its pilot still at the controls...

Northrop Nomad (A-17A) Recovered in Canada * Warbirds News | An ultra-rare Northrop Nomad is slowly emerging from the frigid waters of Lake Muskoka near Bracebridge, Ontario. The Nomad was an export version of a US Army Air Corps A-17A, a small number of which ended up with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII instead of their original customer in France, following that country’s seizure by Germany. None of the Canadian Nomads were known to...

Unmanned Antares rocket explodes after liftoff * Fox News | The owners of the unmanned http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/10/28/unmanned-nasa-rocket-explodes-after-liftoff/commercial supply ship that exploded Tuesday over a launchpad in Virginia warned people to keep away from potentially hazardous debris and promised to figure out what destroyed the rocket that was supposed to ferry cargo to the International Space Station. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Tens of thousands turn out for Fort Worth Air Show * Fort Worth Star Telegram | Tens of thousands of people flocked to north Fort Worth Sunday for the second and final day of the Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, an annual extravaganza of fast-flying jets, acrobatic pilots, extreme parachutists and other entertainers...

Monster Splash Halloween Seaplane Fly-In * Daily Commercial | Hundreds gather to watch pilots compete in a pumpkin drop contest during the Monster Splash Halloween Seaplane Fly-In at Wooten Park in Tavares, Fla., on Oct. 25, 2014. (Brett Le Blanc / Daily Commercial). Monster Splash Halloween Seaplane Fly-In...

Miramar Air Show 2014 · Steve Lewis, Photorecon.net | MCAS Miramar Air Show “Celebrating the http://photorecon.net/miramar-air-show-2014/Marine Air-Ground Task Force” Southern California’s largest free event was back this year at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Ca. from October 3-5. After a one year hiatus,...

Tyneside-born Red Arrows leader flies in for special meet and greet in North ... * ChronicleLive | A high-flying leader from the RAF Red Arrows landed in the region to give an inspiring talk to young air cadets. Ruth Shackleton, 39, who is the team manager of the world-class aerobatic display team, met youngsters of the 346 Tynemouth Squadron in...

The pumpkins are out but ‘tis the season for GIVING! Give to the Max! * Red Tail Squadron | When our P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit are not out traveling across the country spreading the inspirational lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen at schools, air shows and other fun events, they call Minnesota home. And we are pleased to announce that once again we will be a part of GiveMN, a statewide fundraising initiative for schools and non-profit organization in Minnesota...

Speaking at this month's Plane Crazy * Wasabi Air Racing | Hey Guys, Jenn and I will be speaking this month at the Mojave Plane Crazy Saturday, and we plan to have the airplane on display.  The talk starts at 11:00 am in the board room at the Mojave airport on November 15th...

Historic B- 17 Flying Fortress comes to Columbus * WLTZ 38 NBC | There are only 13 operational B-17 'Flying Fortress' bombers left on the planet. And of that number only 10 have flown in the last year and even fewer are open for public flight. And Columbus will be home to the Memphis Belle, for this weekend at least...

Funeral for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo to be held Tuesday in Hamilton * CityNews | An honorary flypast by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's B-25 Mitchell, a twin-engined bomber, is also planned. Torontonians and members of the 32 Canadian Brigade Group will gather at St. Andrew's Church on Simcoe Street, at King Street West,...

Lone Star Flight Museum unveils plans for new learning center at Ellington * Houston Chronicle | "Too many of our young people do not understand how important it is for them, every one of them, to have a good foundation in math and science before they graduate from high school in order to be employed in 21st-century jobs and careers," Dunbar said...

Rare Behind The Scenes Look Into Aircraft Conservation * Warbirds News | PRESS RELEASE – This November, the Sir Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again be opening its doors, allowing Museum visitors behind the scenes access to aircraft conservation projects and the chance to speak with the team who make them happen.  This rare and exclusive opportunity is for one week only and based on the overwhelming success of...

Cold War Naval Ops on Iceland * Warbirds News | From time-to-time our readers send in interesting http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/naval-ops-keflavik-sixties.htmlmilitary photographs from their past, and we like to share them with the rest of you, along with some details about what was going on at the time. We thought you might like to see some images submitted by Will Tate about his service in the US Navy during the 1960s. They are deceptively simple shots, as they offer a fascinating glimpse into the dangers and difficulties endured by pilots and crew during the Cold War. We asked Will to share a little of his story here with you, and hope you find it an interesting read...


Niagara Aerospace Museum Expansion Site Expansion · WarbirdsNews | The Niagara Aerospace Museum is pleased to announce we are expanding our display site. They will be adding 2 more aircraft, a 1936 Cunningham Hall GA-36 built in Rochester, NY and a 1929 Consolidated Fleet Model 1. Expansion plans will include a theater, flight simulator, and an expanded Consolidated Aircraft – Buffalo Division display. The musuem should be ready in mid December for the public viewing....

Flying Passion, Moose Peterson’s Calendar · WarbirdsNews | Many of our readers will be familiar with the work of photographer Moose Peterson. WarbirdsNews has written several pieces featuring his exceptional air-to-air work. Most recently, we reported on a short film Moose put together called Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them. Moose worked on the project in close cooperation with the Texas Flying Legends Museum, and the film closely describes the efforts the museum goes through to forward their mission which they describe as follows:..

Students to Discover Aviation Through EAA 'Sponsor a Classroom' Program * AviationPros.com | “School budgets are tight for such things as outside field trips, although the need still exists to connect the worlds of science and technology to today's students,” said Tara Parkhurst, museum educator for the EAA AirVenture Museum. “This is a great...

Young Eagles Rally Held At Yankton Airport * Yankton Daily Press | Sixty-eight kids received free Young Eagles flights at the Chan Gurney Airport on Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to p.m.. This rally was the fifth annual event for 6th grade students who earned Reading Certificates from either the Yankton Public Schools or from...


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