Monday, April 7, 2008

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Breitling Jet Team: 7th Plane in Flight Formation for Portugal & France - from Technorati Search for: airshow The Breitling Jet Team is the world’s only civilian professional aerobatics team performing on jets. This year, it is welcoming an additional L39 that will enable it to perform its displays with 7 planes in all. A new pilot has joined the team: like the other team members, Olivier Boulay has enjoyed a career as a fighter pilot in the French air force, including four years with the Patrouille de France. The first 7-plane display will take place on April 26th and 27th in Evora, Portugal, and th…

Plan for AirFest 2008: More fun, lower budget - Rockford Register Star, IL - By Thomas V. Bona AirFest 2008 visitors will have more things to see and do, but they won’t pay any more than last year. And if things go according to plan, ...

Vietnam-era Flying Ace Visits Ronald Reagan During COMPTUEX from Alert 5 - Military Aviation News by pirate - A noted Vietnam-era flying ace, embarked USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) April 3-4 as the ship participated in simulated combat scenarios during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of California. William "Irish" Driscoll, a former radar intercept officer (RIO) for F-4 Phantom II aircraft, is a familiar name and face to naval aviation. He, along with pilot Randall "Duke" Cunningham, became famous May 10, 1972 when their aircraft encountered a group of 16 hostile MiG-17s from North Vietnam.

Some WASP history and history on the ORIGINS OF THE FERRYING DIVISION AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND From the P38 Assn:

GALVESTON.COM: 18th Annual Spirit of Flight Airshow & Company (press release), USA - Known as one of the most intimate aviation events in the US, the Spirit of Flight Airshow allows guests to capture the thrill of aviation through one of the ...

Reality show befriends enemies from Alert 5 - Military Aviation News by pirate Retired Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry has met the Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot that he shot down thirty-six years ago. Cherry meet Nguyen Hong My for the first time on a Vietnamese television program that helps audiences find their lost ones.

O'Hare is nation's most stressful airport - Indianapolis Star, United States - John Kish, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, said the new terminal scheduled to open Oct. 28 will have a roomier check-in area ...

Flying Low from DailyAviator by Dennis Collins
I’ve seen gun camera film that caught a P-51 strafing a German airfield at lawn mower altitude, but since the jet age the US has generally forbidden such flying. Good to see there are at least a few crazy people still flying jets. Just let’s be careful out there, and, don’t scare the camels.

Germany's 'Red Baron' flies again, this time as pacifist from Alert 5 - Military Aviation News by pirate - A new German blockbuster has resurrected the legend of the Red Baron, marking the first time since the Nazi era that the country has cast one of its military figures as a screen hero.

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