Monday, February 18, 2008

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The world's most advanced jet fighter will make its
UK debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford this summer. It may share its name with a ...

Raptors Returning To AirVenture!

F-22s Will Once Again Amaze Crowd the Lockheed F-22 "Raptor," one of the world's most advanced military jets, will return and fly during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," this year at Oshkosh, WI.

USAF Thunderbirds and entertainers - - Tallahassee,Florida,USA
By Joe Jennings - The USAF Thunderbirds wooed the Daytona crowd with an ear-splitting flyover prior to the start of the Daytona 500. ...

Thunderbird pilots take to skies over speedway - Daytona Beach News-Journal - Daytona Beach,FL,USA
Mulhare is among the best-of-the-best pilots in a demonstration crew of 130 Thunderbirds -- including 12 officers and the rest enlisted men and women -- who ...

Blue Angels Air Show at Pensacola Beach, FL - By v2d-traveler (v2d-traveler)
The Navy's famous flight demonstration squadron will be joined by an exhilarating line up during this special event and is a must-see event! Experience first-rate pilots demonstrating the capabilities of their flying machines over the ...

Buckeye briefs: Air Fair kickoff - AZ - AZ,USA
The US Army's Golden Knights skydiving team will kick off the 2008 Buckeye Air Fair by dropping onto the
Buckeye Municipal Airport with American and Buckeye ...

Snow Birds to fill Anderson Skies - Lakefront Hartwell - Hartwell,GA,USA
ANDERSON, SC - Anderson County Administrator, Joey Preston, announced today that the Canadian Forces Precision Aerobatic Team, the Snowbirds will be ...

NHRA Notebook | 'I feel fine,' Tony Pedregon says - - USA
... series world champion Jason Line jumped out of the car and into the cockpit, as he was invited to fly with the USAF Thunderbirds this past week. ...

Crash lawsuit causes cancellation of 2008 Arizona Skyfest air show - Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott,AZ,USA
Malcolm Barrett Jr., spokesman for the Arizona Skyfest, announced this week that the Prescott Air Fair Association had decided to cancel its 2008 air show ...

Waikato air show's fate depends on meeting - Waikato Times - Waikato,New Zealand
A meeting at
Hamilton Airport on Monday could decide the fate of a big air show due to be held there next month. Organiser Ken Ross is fighting to free ...

Vintage aircraft to wow the jet set - San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
The plane is one of nearly two dozen vintage aircraft on display at the nonprofit
Pacific Coast Air Museum. Together with a room of modest indoor exhibits, ...

Team 60, the official display team of the Swedish air force, has become the latest victim of the budget crunch facing the Swedish armed forces. The team, equipped with six Saab Sk 60 side-by-side-seating jet trainers, has been grounded for the whole of 2008, it was announced this week. Team 60 has been in existence since 1974. The formation is based at Malmen Air Base outside Linkoping, the city that is also home to Saab Aerospace, the original manufacturer of the Saab 105 jet trainer which is known as the Sk 60 in Swedish military service. At Malmen, the pilots and ground crew that form Team 60 are associated with the Swedish air force Flying School that uses the Sk 60 for advanced pilot training as well as initial weapons and tactics training. According to the headquarters of the Swedish armed forces, no decision has been taken on the team's activities in 2009.

Blue Angels to recruit Marine mechanics - Marine Corps Times - USA
By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer For the first time, the Blue Angels will actively recruit enlisted leathernecks for its F/A-18 mechanic staff. ...

AirVenture is now just a click away! The EAA is pleased to announce that ClicknPrint Tickets will be the "Official Online Ticketing Service" for AirVenture held July 28 – August 3, 2008.

Members and non-members alike will be able to buy and print their tickets instantly from the convenience of their home or office, just by selecting the "Purchase AirVenture Tickets and Save" purchase button on the main EAA AirVenture Oshkosh home webpage at By purchasing tickets in advance online, attendees will receive a special discounted ticket price and will also have an "Express lane" where they will exchange their print at home ticket for their wristbands at the event.

Pike shares life experiences writing - Community Press - Florence,KY,USA
Then I learned that one of my new acquaintances was a survivor from the USS Indianapolis in WWII. I knew immediately that I had to write something on this...

Indy airport operator snags Grissom Contract!
The fixed-base operator at
Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville has been awarded a five-year contract to operate Grissom Aeroplex at Peru, 60 miles north of Indianapolis. Montgomery Aviation Inc., which is headquartered in Indianapolis, will land small aircraft, and supply fuel, oil and services at the former Grissom Air Force Base, according to the Kokomo Tribune.

Airplane maker to expand in Indy - Indianapolis Star - United States
The expansion comes as the
Indianapolis aviation industry, which employs about 15000 workers, recovers from the 2004 bankruptcy of ATA Airlines and the 2003 ...$5088

Hawker Beechcraft to expand at airport
Hawker Beechcraft Services plans to expand its maintenance and service location at
Indianapolis International Airport, the airport announced this morning. The airport board approved the $14-million project along with a 32-year lease. Forty to 50 workers will be added to the current 73 within five years. The services unit is owned by Hawker Beechcraft Corp. of Wichita, Kan.

Artist finds love of painting through aviation - - Munster,IN,USA
But Horvat's primary focus is on aviation art. A model plane enthusiast as a child, Horvat spent a fair share of time in the air while stationed in
Germany ...

International Carrier Interested in Gary Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport officials are hoping to attract an international carrier. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the airport's director has met with a carrier who is "very interested" in possibly starting service to Monterrey, Mexico.

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