Friday, September 26, 2008

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Chico Airfest Hits North State Skies - KHSL
Chico Airfest 2008 takes flight Friday & Saturday. One of this year's biggest attractions is the Canadian Snowbirds. The precision flying team flew into ...

Canadians invade Chico, greeted with applause - Enterprise-Record, CA
By ROGER H. AYLWORTH - Staff Writer The Canadian Snowbirds flew into Chico Thursday for Chico Airfest.(Jason Halley/Staff Photo) ...

Aptos pilot to perform death-defying stunts at the California ... - Santa Cruz Sentinel, CA
Kent Pietsch and his Comedy Flying Act sponsored by Jelly Belly will be performing as well as the Canadian Forces Sky Hawks Parachute Team. ...

Female pilots from World War II return to training site in Texas - Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
The idea for the fly-in originated with Cindy Wiesner, whose mother, Sylvia Miller Burrill, 84, earned her wings as a WASP in 1944. ...

WWII bombers bring history to life - Greenwich Time, CT
By Colleen Flaherty Airforce B-17 navigator Neal Ringvall infront of a WWII B-17 bomber with a photo of his crew from 1943 at Westchester County Airport ...

Warbirds to be given new mission - Indianapolis Star, United States
It would like to stay based at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers if possible, said Walker, a Northside resident. ...

There are moments in aviation that resonate with the masses of fans while others are quiet, subtle yet still powerful. ASB was honored to capture the personal moments between father and son when racing generations merged in the desert at Reno.
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Milirary hopes to recruit new members at air show -, CO
BY SARA GOLDENBERG Six Blue Angels from the US Marines and the Navy's Fat Albert C-130 landed in Grand Junction Wednesday as a part of the air show. ...

College Fly-In Serves 313 At Breakfast Saturday - Sidney Sun Telegraph, NE
The EAA Young Eagles program began in 1992 to give interested young people - ages eight to 17 - an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. ...

Experimental Aircraft Association Announces Flight Rally - TomRiver Times, NJ
OCEAN COUNTY- The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Ocean County Chapter 898, announced they will be sponsoring a Young Eagle Flight Rally at the ...

Unique aircraft on display at CAF Headquarters hangarThis year's Commemorative Air Force AIRSHO is over, but the CAF hangar still holds some of the rarest aircraft in the world, a Sept. 25 advisory reminds us. Aircraft from the Lone Star Flight Museum and the Commemorative Air Force Ghost Squadron remain on display in the hangar at CAF Headquarters in Midland, Texas, the CAF points out. Read more...

Robins AFB to open museum's WWII hangar - Macon Telegraph AP Robins Air Force Base will open a $4.2 million World War II hangar at the base's Museum of Aviation with an exhibit honoring the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Another Wingsuit Winner… from The PlaneMadness Podcast by (Capt'n Chris) - Dave Barlia on Wingsuit Flying in Cheminee, France. Make sure to watch the ending shot where Dave does a horizontal perowet while passing the ski lift at over 150 mph.

ICAS member and air show performer won first place in the Advanced World Aerobatic Championship in Pendleton, Oregon, earlier this month. Flying his MX2 against 33 other competitors from 13 other countries, Holland beat out Tamas Illes of Hungary and Eddie Goggins of Ireland with a total of 7381.44 points. The U.S. team of Holland, Todd Whitman and Hector Ramirez also finished first place in the team competition. South Africa and Great Britain finished second and third, respectively.

Gov’t to Museums: “Ah… No” from The PlaneMadness Podcast by (Capt'n Chris) - Several aviation museums lost their Tomcats last year after the government showed up and removed them, citing security reasons. Recently the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino California reached a financial settlement with the US Government over the matter, which also absolved it of any wrong doing.

DASARA AIR SHOW ON OCT. 5 - Star of Mysore, India
24 (KK&DV)-The Air Show, which was disappointing last year, is going to be attractive this year, said Deputy Commissioner P. Manivannan at a press meet at ...

Bob Carlton IS a rocket scientist, so nobody was too surprised when he started musing about the possibility of putting a jet engine with 225 pounds of thrust onto a 620 pound, fully aerobatic Salto sailplane. But, on August 1, his jet-powered Super Salto sailplane actually flew. “It will be able to not only self launch, but perform vertical aerobatics immediately after takeoff,” says Carlton. “It will be the first and only sailplane capable of a ground start aerobatic routine.” But his old company name – Silent Wings Airshows – no longer fits the speed, power and noise of the Super Salto. So, he’s changing the name of his air show organization to Vertigo Airshows.

O’Hare International Airport: Land of 10,000 Lakes from Jetwhine by Robert Mark
There used to be an area south of the control tower at O’Hare International Airport that acted as a catch basin of sorts when the rains came. They used to call it Lake O’Hare as a matter of fact.

Neil Armstrong gives rare speech at NASA's 50th anniversary The Tech Herald, IN
by Rich Bowden - Sep 25 2008, 22:40 NASA's most famous son, Neil Armstrong, gave a rare speech at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, ...

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