Friday, September 12, 2008

Indy Transponder 12-September 0540z

Skywriting Planes To Write Sept. 11 Message In Skies Over Lawrence - KSNT, KS
At 5:30 pm, aerobatic planes will use smoke to write "9-11-01" in the sky. One of the pilots, Al Stuber of Lawrence, says the skywriting maneuvers by four ...

Sept. 11 event held today at Palm Springs Air Museum - The Desert Sun
The Palm Springs Air Museum held a remembrance ceremony at noon today for the victims who perished on 9-11. The ceremony began at noon at the "Flag of Honor" with the names of the nearly 3000 people who died.

Sharp sets new record in Sport Class, young Hinton breaks dad's record from Latest news updates from
A new record was set in the Sport Gold heat, as Jon Sharp's Nemesis NXT averaged 393.220 mph. Mike Dacey's Questair Venture was second at 367, ahead of the Thunder Mustang flown by George Giboney.

Reno Air Races - They're Off - TopFlight.TV Aviation Video
[this one is worth watching!]

Second day of Reno's high speed air show - KRNV
At 12:20 pm the USA Practice Show will streak across Northern Nevada's skies. Other shows are scheduled between the various races.

Crestline woman competing in national air races - Contra Costa Times, CA
She next bought a plane and then purchased the one she now flies in aerobatic competitions and is racing at Reno. It's a Pitts Special S1S with wings that ...

Reno Air Races from Another Time by DT Linn
The Reno Air Races start today! Follow the news on these web sites in the forums and message boards. Warbird Aeropress, AAFO, and WIX. Qualifying ended yesterday about noon and Rare Bear flew its qualifying lap with just minutes to spare! After being down for about a year Rare Bear's crew got it flying just in time and then it posted a speed of 468 mph! Amazing for a "test flight." Also, check out the picture of the three Tigercat's in attendance! Bet they sounded good flying in! Thanks to Scott Germain of Warbird Aeropress for the pictures above.
Pictures on Fencecheck also

On Assignment-Reno Air Races in the Sky - Kevin Clifford
So they first day of the 2008 Reno Air Races kicked off to a great start, since I got the opportunity to fly with Major John Klatt in his Air National Guard (ANG) sponsored aerobatics plane in Reno. It was a awesome ride, including all the spins, flips and positive G's. For the record, the shutter on the camera stops working around 4+ G's since the pressure is too great for the mirror to open up to take the picture. [Photos and video]

VIDEO: Day one at the Reno US National Championship Air Races by
This week sees the return of the annual Reno National Championship Air Races , which is one of the few remaining events in the world where aircraft race against each other in real time.

Fly Low - Go Fast - Turn Left! It's the Reno Air Races! Sept 10th - 14th, 2008 from Reno Air Races blogs
I've been hearing about the Reno Air Races ever since a friend in Los Gatos, CA bragged about his reserved seating and his excitement each year about the event. And,...

Air Force Thunderbirds to perform at Reno Air Races from Latest news updates from
Maj. Chris Austin knows he has a job to do this week as the No. 2 pilot with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, but his thoughts were on a bigger team on Thursday.

Air Show Road Closures - WEAU-TV 13, WI
The Blue Angels are in town and are already practicing for the big show this weekend. But the show in the sky will cause a bit of a headache for some people ...

On the wings of an angel - Riverhead News-Review, NY
Four Warbirds burst through the clouds, silhouetted by rays of sun that also pierced the cloud cover, and flew low in a military missing-man formation over ...

Flying Home: Local Pilots Return for Air Show - WEAU-TV 13
"I remember being about five years old and coming to this air show," Lt. Drayton says. "I'd always look up in the sky and tell my dad that's what I want to do some day. ...

Air show to make appearance at DHS football game - The Daily Citizen
In addition to vintage planes, the expo will feature an antique car show. Gene Schayer, president of the Transportation Expo, says Dalton High School will be one of about seven schools that will have a fly-over during a football game Friday night, ...

WWII airplanes face off at museum - The Daily Advertiser
The Spitfire Mk VB that will be on display has been on exhibit in the museum since June 6, 2000, but this will be the first opportunity to view the plane up close.

WWII planes take flight - Boston Herald, United States
By Ira Kantor Four vintage World War II warbirds soared again yesterday afternoon, as a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, a B-25 Mitchell and a P-51 ...

Restored WWII aircraft land at airport - Concord Monitor, NH
... Foundation of Stow, Mass., the exhibit includes three fully restored bomber aircraft: a B-24 Liberator, a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-25 Mitchell. ...

This is b-17 item with video - Connecticut Post, CT
OXFORD Not for nothing was the World War II-era B-17 bomber called the Flying Fortress. The airplane is bedecked nose to tail and even underneath with ...

Regional Fly In set for Bartlesville - Tulsa Beacon, Tulsa
The Tulsa Regional Fly In, one of the pioneering sport aviation events in the central United States, will hold its 52nd Annual Sport Aviation Gathering at ...

New Life for MERFI from Aviation & Aerospace News
44 years is a long run for any event. The Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In, held for the first time in Urbana, Ohio, this year, is the elder statesman of regional aviation...

Air Show In Yarmouth
...Sept 13 & 14 .. folks around Yarmouth areas.. must come together. and watch the airshow.

RAF Leuchars Airshow
Welcome to The Royal Air Force Leuchars Airshow Official Website.
Celebrating 90 Years of the Royal Air Force, The RAF Leuchars Annual Airshow will take place on Saturday 13 September 2008

Pictured: The dramatic moment a 'Red Arrows' Hawk jet crash-lands ... Daily Mail
It was being delivered to RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire to be sprayed in the display team's signature red livery when it crashed on landing and skidded off the runway. The Hawk hurtled across the airfield, smashing into a crew building and three cars before coming to a rest next to the air traffic control tower.
It also destroyed some of the building's windows in the process.

Anniversary alert: airmail is ninety from Left Field by David Field
It's perhaps not the most auspicious date to be marking an anniversary. After all, today is September 11, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks that changed the United States and changed aviation forever. But for aviation, it's another day to mark: airmail service in the United States is 90 years old ...

Future Airmen show commitment in record-making ceremony - Sourdough Sentinel, AK
Throughout the airshow weekend, the newly sworn-in recruits assisted spectators at the Raptor recruiting trailer and Air Force football toss. ...

Missouri pilot wins Sporty's sweepstakes from AOPA News
AOPA member Jeff Hux received a voice mail any pilot would appreciate on Sept. 10. Mike Wolf, president of Sporty's Pilot Shop, told Hux that he is the provisional winner of the 2008 Sporty's Sweepstakes--a new Cessna 172SP with a Garmin G1000 cockpit.

Organization, Air Force museum at odds - Dayton Daily News
The Commemorative Air Force is appealing a federal judge's July 1 order that the post-World War II airplane must be returned to the Air Force museum, which is the Air Force's designated site for preservation and display of historic military aircraft.

Great Site! Aerial Visuals - Warbird Finder from Warbirds Online by Ryan Keough
Longtime WIX member and supporter Mike Henniger has developed a fantastic resource for warbird enthusiasts who are searching for warbirds in their area or area they are traveling to ...

EAA Sweepstakes Winner Claims His Prize from Aviation & Aerospace News
Over the past decade or so, Greg Thompson and his wife, Esme, have attended AirVenture Oshkosh every year. However, a business trip conflicted with the 2008 convention dates, so they...

World's Largest Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show Lands at Kennedy Space Center from
More than 25 legendary Astronauts and Space Icons will sign memorabilia, greet guests and pose for photos at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Visitor Complex on November 7 - 9, 2008.

Speed and Angels by Doug Holland (Intel)
Some time ago I became aware of a forthcoming movie called Speed and Angels within which chronicles the path several US Navy aviators take in training to become the next generation of top guns. Speed and Angels DVD. Speed and Angels Blu ...

SkyFest to Provide Fourth Year of Fun - Cedar City Review, UT
The fourth annual SkyFest will be taking over the Bicentennial Park soccer fields Sept. 12-14, and will feature 18 hot air balloons from Utah, Arizona, ...

Crosby man's altitude record bid is grounded - icSeftonandWestLancs, UK
David Beech had hoped to beat the British altitude record bid of 25000ft at the weekend's 16th annual Southport Airshow. But a strong wind on Sunday blew ...

Pilots offering free flights to children - Morris Daily Herald, IL
The annual Young Eagles Flight Rally will offer free flights to youngsters on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Morris Municipal Airport, weather permitting. ...

Kids fly for free at Rohnerville Airport - Humboldt Beacon, CA
Chapter 1418 of Experimental Aircraft Association will again host a Young Eagles Rally at the Rohnerville Airport in Fortuna. The local chapter has flown ...

Family: Aviation Expo takes wing - San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA
For kids age 8 to17, though, the Young Eagles flights programs will offer a chance to actually go up in the air. The program, put on by the Experimental ...

Pilots aim to get area young people interested in aviation - Morris Daily Herald, IL
13, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 95 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Morris Municipal Airport from 9 am to 2 pm, ...

Dave Allen Visits, Approaches, and I'm Good to Go at Flight 101 from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)

Upcoming Young Eagles Flight from Welcome to the new EAA900 Website!
Roger Tomey has asked for our assistance with an upcoming Young Eagles flight that he is organizing as part of his ongoing educational efforts. This flight will be to fly students that have participated in the Center Grove H.S. Math and Science program. He would like to be able to get 2-3 airplanes from our chapter involved, if possible.
The event will take place on Friday September 26th, at Greenwood Airport (HFY) starting at 10AM, and should be over by about 1:30 depending on how many planes fly.
Roger said this is a great event, and there have been several of the past students who participated go on to earn their pilot certificate! This is a great way we can contribute to Rogers efforts in encouraging kids to explore avaiation, if you are available to fly please contact either Bill H. or me.

Grace on Wings - Upcoming Hog Roast Saturday 9-20 from Welcome to the new EAA900 Website!
Grace on Wings, the charity air ambulance service, will be hosting it's second annual Fly-In Drive-In Hog Roast fund raiser on Saturday, September 20th starting at 11AM.
The event is to be held at Greenwood Airport (HFY); and will include aircraft on static display, sight-seeing flights, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, remote controlled airplane demo, kid's activities, and great food. Fuel discounts will also be available to aircraft flying in!
Free Young Eagle Flights will also be given to kids between the ages of 8 and 17.
For more information check out the Grace on Wings web page at
For Event questions, donations, or if you would like to volunteer please contact Eileen Anderson at (317) 696-5078

Gary airport will appeal tax cap - Munster Times, IN
The airport also has started taking advantage of opportunities to raise revenue, such as the Gary South Shore Air Show and the Chicago Air Show, Curry said. ...

VFA-137 Kestrels from FenceCheck Forums
Day of Thunder from Ares by Douglas Barrie
VFA-106 Gladiators from FenceCheck Forums
Look What Landed Today! from Military Photos by Andrew116
Reno Air Races begin

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