Friday, September 19, 2008

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Wheels & Warbirds schedule of events Vineland Daily Journal, NJ
September 20 and 21, for the Millville Wheels & Warbirds Airshow at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville: 8 am to noon — Static aircraft displays (shuttle to and ...

There are many air shows throughout the world this weekend, but perhaps none are bigger than the U.S. Navy's Master Jet Base: Naval Air Station Oceana. Twice recognized as the best military air show in North America, the team at Oceana promises to throw a party fitting of fifty years of aviation excellence.
Show Preview Talk and Plans

Snowbirds make surprise visit before air show Times Colonist
The Snowbirds arrived at 2 pm at Victoria International Airport in preparation for their Spirit in the Sky show Sunday over Clover Point and the Dallas Road waterfront.

The 2008 SPECIAL FLY-IN EDITION edition of NORDO News is now available for your viewing and reading pleasure. All you have to do is follow the link listed below to view the newsletter in your browser as a webpage. In this month's issue, you'll find articles about:

-Lee Bottom survives hurricane strength winds
-What is ED?
-What is the Wood, Fabric, & Tailwheels Fly-In?
-Critical Information for Those Attending the Fly-In
-How to find fly-in information on the Lee Bottom website
-New 2008 Suggested Arrival and Operating Procedures
-New Overhead Fly-in Airport Layout
-Very Important Information for Arrivals
-Notes on changes to Aircraft Parking procedures
-Directions for those arriving via cars
-A new service being offered at the fly-in
-Hotel & Shuttle Bus information
-RSVP's for Friday night and Saturday night parties
-Fuel during fly-in
-Weather delays
-Welcoming new people to the airport family
-Fly-In official guiding principles
-Fly-In sponsors allowing US to make YOUR general aviation event better

We hope to see you on September 27th . . . To view in your browser,
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National Aviation Heritage Invitational 2008 News ReleaseROLLS-ROYCE RECOGNIZES WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL AVIATION HERITAGE INVITATIONAL - Rolls-Royce was joined by a number aviation heroes to recognize the winners of the National Aviation Heritage Invitational held in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada September 10-14, 2008.

LoPrestiFury Flys with Commemorative Air Force In Midland, TX SBWire
J.W. "Corkey" Fornof started his airshow career flying the T6, Mustang and his ... thrilling excitement of air combat or an aerobatic WWII fighter. It's precision and perfection allows ...

Check out the wings coming to Pasco Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, WA
By Dori O'Neal, Herald staff writer But these snowbirds don't have any feathers and they won't be flying south for the winter. Canada's famous Snowbirds ...

New dates for Lowestoft air show Evening News 24
... Huge crowds enjoyed the Red Arrows and other flying displays at this year's Lowestoft Airshow. Next year's show dates have now been revealed. The dates for next year's Lowestoft ...

Our friends the Collaborators are back hard at work for the upcoming California International Air Show September 27-28 in Salinas. Check out Ben Freelove's new video of their entire show from inside the cockpit of the four planes at the recent Chicago Air Show.
NEW: Watch the Video

Pilot for nonprofit has had quite a view Contra Costa Times ... event will feature several experimental and homebuilt aircraft, as well as military planes and aerobatic aircraft. Having been part of Angel Flight for more than 15 years, Tucknott said ...

ICAS member and air show performer Gary Ward will join Neal Darnell, Randy Harris and Sergei Boriak on Team Chaos. Ward will participate in the highly choreographed act that features a jet truck and multiple aircraft.

Air show in Douglas--more details by tourcochisecounty
More details have come in on the air show in Douglas on Wednesday, Oct. 1 that I told you about in a previous post. It's a little over a month away, so put in for a vacation day now. You you can see the precision air acrobatics of Canada's Snowbirds. These snow birds are different from what Arizonans usually call "snow birds." Instead of people (usually retirees) who come from cold climates to enjoy Arizona's mild, sunny winter weather, these snowbirds are pilots who perform precision feats in the air. They are similar to Blue Angels (the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team). Robin, one the owners of the Gadsden Hotel, is wild about airplanes and flying. She comes from an aviation family and culture: she's a pilot, her husband is a pilot, her stepson is a pilot... you get the idea! Douglas also has some cool aviation history. Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt dedicated the airport in Douglas? It happened in 1928. The following year, Amelia Earhart participated in the Women's Air Derby, a transcontinental air race for woman pilots, held at the airport. They have a small museum at the airport that gives visitors information about Douglas's history and fascination with airplanes and flying. I'll bet it will be open during the air show for aviation enthusiasts who want to explore the aviation connection in Cochise County a bit more.

The only privately owned Harrier jump jet performed four take-offs and four landings yesterday, September 14. Ten months ago, the aircraft had a landing gear problem that required some repairs. With these tests taken care of, ICAS member and air show performer Art Nalls is making plans for a checkride and an aerobatic competency evaluation in this one-of-a-kind air show airplane. ICAS members should expect Nalls and the Harrier to make their air show debut soon thereafter.

Here is the info girls!! by Gerie
Rocket Racing League® races will consist of 4-lap, multiple elimination heats over a 5-mile closed circuit raceway in the sky. Instead of racing high performance cars around a ground track, the Rocket Racing League® is giving birth to ...

CMSAF McKinley highlights 60 years of airpower from Air Force Link Top Stories by
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley spoke to Airmen at the Air Force 61st Birthday Celebration at Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., Sept. 18. Chief McKinley opened the celebration with a speech, highlighting events involving Airmen and the Air Force that happened since last year's celebration. "A year ago today, we were engaged in a year-long celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Air Force," Chief McKinley said. "We looked from our heritage to our horizons. Today we find ourselves in that horizon. True, this future finds us still a nation at war, but we are warriors. We have answered our nation's call and we will accomplish this, and every mission, with competence and pride.

With more than half the slots already reserved, ICAS is encouraging members to register soon if they hope to participate in the 2008 ICAS Academy, scheduled for October 23-25 at Wings over Houston. This behind-the-scenes look at one of North America’s finest air shows will provide both newcomers and veterans with a unique opportunity to see how a top air show is organized, managed and conducted. Wings over Houston representatives have been compiling a briefing book with – literally – hundreds of pages of important planning documents, from budgets, marketing materials, sponsorship solicitation packages and performer and concessions contracts to set-up schedules, flying schedules, emergency response plans, management/organizational charts, timelines, and checklists. The program will begin in the evening on Thursday, October 23 and conclude two days later on Saturday, October 25. The fee to participate in this unique educational program is $265 per individual. Past experience suggests that the last slots in this year’s Academy will be reserved before the end of September. To learn more about the 2008 ICAS Academy and register for the program, contact ICAS headquarters at or by phone at 703-779-8510. You can also get additional details by visiting the ICAS website at

World War II history flies into MHT The Union Leader, NH
By JULIA ANN WEEKES MANCHESTER – In the “Wings of Freedom Tour,” the Consolidated B-24J Liberator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and North American B-25 ...

Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion - Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty from
Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty - On Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, 2008, a unique and special event took place at Stead Field. That was when three stunning examples of the Grumman F7F Tigercat were brought together for the first time in ages. I started setting this photoshoot up during Oshkosh. That is when I found out John Sessions was planning on bringing his Tigercat "Bad Kitty" to the Rolls Royce Heritage Invitational. The wheels started turning immediately, and I contacted Mr. Sessions to get his take on the possibility of accomplishing a two ship Tigercat shoot. He aggreed as did Mike Brown. Sessions also owns the stunning B model Mustang, Impatient Virgin, that was participating in the Rolls Royce Heritage event. What a magnificent restoration! Anyway, a little over a week before the air races I received an email from Marshe Pike, coordinator of the Heritage Invitational, informing me that Clay Lacy would be bringing a third Tigercat to Reno. Once I received this information I just had to contact Mr. Lacy and see if he would be interested in being part of something truely special, a THREE ship Tigercat shoot? Lacy agreed almost immediately upon hearing who the other Tigercats were. And so, I now had the rare opportunity to photograph three of the big cats, and I could not believe it myself. I had the best time during the shoot and I have to thank Mike Brown, Clay Lacy, John Sessions, and John Muszala for bringing these fine examples to Reno and allowing me the opportunity to photograph these three cats. I also want to thank Scott Slocum for providing his Bonanza as the photoship. By the way, the sound of those radial engines groaning outside the door of the photoship was sweet music. As one person so apply put it into perspective, "Three Tigercats, are you kidding me?" No I am not. I can't share all the photos from the shoot as there are other interested parties. I can share a few and hope this will wet a few of your appetities for the time being.

Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion - Spirit of Texas......How Stu Dawson Shows His State Pride! from
Re: National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2008 from FenceCheck Forums - Nobody seemed to be shooting these, buuuuuut it was my first time to Reno so I didn't know any better.
Re: National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2008 from FenceCheck Forums
Re: National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2008 from FenceCheck Forums - Here is a different look from the fast pass and the slow pass.
Re: National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2008 from FenceCheck Forums - Spirit of Texas......How Stu Dawson Shows His State Pride! - OK boys and girls, I have been slaving over this computer most of the day and I finally have something to share with the class. First up is the highly spirited Sea Fury from the state of Texas. Stu Dawson was gracious enough to go flying with me during race week. I threatened him I was bringing my camera, but he didn't seem to mind much. What a gentleman, and one of the nicest pilots in the Unlimited Class. Stewart, I want to thank you for the opportunity to photograph Spirit of Texas, and the pride of Texas. Look for this one to be featured in the 2010 edition of the Legacy of Speed calendar. Can anyone tell where Stu Dawson's pride lies? Enjoy the photos and there is more to come soon.

Parking at new Indy airport may get cheaper Indianapolis Star, United States
By Zach Dunkin The Indianapolis Airport Authority this morning will hold a public hearing on proposed rates and charges at its new Weir Cook terminal that ...

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