Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Indy Transponder 10-September 1000z

Reno pilot gets a thrill out of jet racing from Latest news updates from
If Rick Vandam isn’t the busiest pilot at the National Championship Air Races this week, he’s definitely in the top percentile.

Air race pilots experience excitement and course changes from Latest news updates from
Gusty winds kept the T-6 class from qualifying Tuesday, but the rest of the race classes swept through the skies.

Air race organizers say safety comes first in course design from Latest news updates from
Organizers of the National Championship Air Races joke that it’s easy to spot Tom Gribbin at Reno-Stead Airport.

(Reno Gazette-Journal) Gusty winds kept the T-6 class from qualifying Tuesday, but the rest of the race classes swept through the skies. Several pilots talked about the subtle changes since last year.
What Are the Changes?

The 3 things you know (Plus I’ll be away for the next week) from Reno Air Races blogs
There are 3 things you know: The things you know. The things you know you don’t know. And the things you don’t know, you don’t know. I love learning about things I don’t know, I don’t know. Being exposed to something that is totally foreign to me is awesome. It gets me thinking in totally different ways about things I never thought about and I love that. I find that when I learn about things I don’t know, I don’t know; I look at the things I do know, with a fresh set of eyes and it’s ver

Re: National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2008 from FenceCheck Forums

Top Aerobatic Pilot Shows Off Mid-Air Moves KTVN, NV
One of the nation's top ten aerobatic pilots, Major John Klatt, says he spent the week practicing in Beckwourth, California getting ready for the show. ...

AIRSHO 2008 Coming Soon To Midland, TX Aero-News Network, FL
The show will include the Commemorative Air Force's extensive collection of flying Warbirds, modern military and daring aerobatic flights. ...

Air show coming to Rome airport Rome News-Tribune, GA
This year the Expo is a triple threat, adding a vintage or rare aircraft show in addition to the car/truck show and air show at Richard B. Russell Regional ...

Antique planes to mark 90th airmail anniversary Newsday, NY
"Long Island has been tied into airmail history from its very beginning," said Josh Stoff, curator of the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City. ...

Weekend fly-in to welcome sport aircraft Tulsa World, OK
The Tulsa Regional Fly-In at the Bartlesville Municipal Airport traditionally has drawn hundreds of antiques, classics, biplanes and warbirds for the annual ...

Thousands show up for annual event featuring aircraft, hot rods Amador Ledger-Dispatch
Floyd attributes the success of this year's air show to "lots of promotion" and the planning and work of a committee.

Vietnam-era Huey aviator takes his final flight at Fort Polk; see ... Alexandria Town Talk, LA
Castagneto, a chief warrant officer 4 stationed at Fort Polk, is one of two remaining Vietnam-era aviators on full-time active duty, and the only one flying ...

He never flew to the stars, but he did dance with one
Leonard N. Cormier died June 16, at the age of 82, of neck and head cancer. An aerospace engineer to the end of his life, the avid pilot never achieved his dream of flying into space. He did, however, surpass at least one dream of many men.

Ed Freeman, heroic Vietnam helicopter pilot, dies Edward Freeman, an Army helicopter pilot awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam war, died in August. He was 80. Read more...

Southport Airshow
Here is a selection of my photo's from last weekend. There is more to come, but I'm still busy processing them. Comments are welcome. I came home with about 600 piccies after those 2 days, only to find I had lots of dust on all the photo's from those *bliep* helicopters :banghead:

CAF Fighting to Keep WWII War Bird, TX
The CAF hopes to win a stay of judgement following a ruling in July that would force the Commemorative Air Force to turn over it's Twin Mustang F-82 to the ...

Rocket Racing League's Engine Switch Leaves Questions from
Rocket-powered racers receive engine replacements following their earlier public debut.

The Singapore Black Knights Singapore black knights by Aniken
This is the Singapore Black Knights is the most coolest airplane that i had ever seen.Even in Y8 there is no air planes like that.They are very good pilots and the could even make a heart shape on the sky!!!!So,catch Singapore Black ...

National Guard American Warrior video
click on watch video.

Re: US - VA - NAS Oceana Airshow - Virginia Beach - Sept 7-9, 2007 from FenceCheck Forums
Blast from the past... Eagerly looking forward to this year's show...

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