Monday, April 21, 2008

Indy Transponder 20-April 2330z

Blue Angels Draw Big Crowds - WEEK-TV, IL
After a four-year hiatus, the much-anticipated "Blue Angels" were back at this year's air show donning their signature blue and gold jets. ...

Military's heroes celebrated at air show - News 8 Austin, TX
The American Heroes Air Show hopes to offer a historical glimpse as to what the war veterans were using as vehicles. John Klier with the Military Vehicle ...
American Heroes Air show has children looking up News 8 Austin
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Aerial show set for base open house - Great Falls Tribune, MT
With the return of the Canadian Snowbirds, a demonstration by an A-10 Warthog and tours of two missile training facilities, the agenda for the May 17-18 ...

Want to Go Sky Diving? - Central Illinois Proud, IL
We take one final ride with the Golden Knights Parachute Team. Imagine throwing yourself out of a perfectly good plane, and the only thing keeping you from ...

Warm reception for chilly airport opening - Southland Times, New Zealand
Freezing rain and low cloud depleted Saturday's planned airshow at the new Te Anau Airport at Manapouri but did not chill the enthusiasm of those who came ...
New Airport `gateway to Fiordland' The Southland Times
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Podcast: "Lights, Camera - Airplanes!" by [via AAFO]
It's been awhile since there was a major Hollywood movie themed around aviation, and plans are in the works for a $35 million production that will use aerobatic competition and EAA AirVenture as a backdrop to an inspiring character story. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Karl Koeppen about the upcoming production.

10 Great Pilots - Air & Space Magazine
WHEN WE ASSEMBLED THE FOLLOWING LISTS OF GREAT PILOTS (and the list of milestone flights that follows), we faced the same dilemma that Von Hardesty, a National Air and Space Museum aeronautics curator, faced as author of Great Aviators and Epic Flights (Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 2003). "If you mention Jean Mermoz," Hardesty writes in the introduction...

Nifty Fifties trip in a Lockheed Constellation - from DailyAviator by Dennis Collins
If you’re old enough to remember the 50’s or early 60’s, or you’re just curious what life was like back then, this 30 minute video is a must see. It’s pretty campy, deliberately so, with a baby boomer family of 5 that won a trip from Connecticut to Disneyland in 1956, and filmed the whole thing. From the family making up the contest entries, to the trip across the whole country in a Lockheed Constellation in “less than a day”, this is a window on a time that will never return. Video at

F-35B inventor talks on YouTube - from The DEW Line by Stephen Trimble
This is a must-see video for anyone interested in the Lockheed Martin F-35 project. Paul Bevilaqua, a non-propulsion engineer (!!), explains how he invented the F-35B's innovative shaft-driven lift fan. Lockheed uploaded the video yesterday on YouTube....

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