Sunday, September 7, 2008

Indy Transponder 7-September 0530z

Press Release from Reno Air Race Association regarding the crash at Stead the afternoon of September 6.

Below are some of the stories covering the accident:
  • Pilot dies in crash at Reno-Stead airport while practicing for air races - KRNV
    • Thirty-two-year old Erica Simpson from Phillipsburg, New Jersey was preparing for the National Championship Air Races when her formula one plane called "Little Lynn" crashed around 9 a.m. Simpson was preparing for her second appearance the in air races. In 2006 she competed as a member of the biplane class.
Pilot killed in crash before Reno air races - KTVN

More on the Reno Gazette Journal here and here.

New Sport Class Website is up!!! - AAFO Over the past few months I have been working with the class to overhaul the website and make it easier to get info about what is happening quicker. Check out Sport Class Air Racing during the coming race week as I hope to keep information flowing about result and events of the class!!!

Great Article on "Doc"..... - AAFO
Masters of the V-12
They're like highly specialized surgeons: there are few of them and they're in great demand. ...

The "Air" Apparent - ASB
The air race world is buzzing about the latest pilot on the scene who hails from warbird royalty, yet grew up sweeping hangar floors and turning wrenches. Young Steven Hinton Jr. has impressed even the most crusty, jaded veterans with not only his meticulous flying skills, but his unassuming and humble manner as well. ...

Weather holds down turnout at Maine air show - WBZ, MA
Despite conditions, tens of thousands showed up at the base in hopes of watching the Navy's Blue Angels precision flying team and other thrilling aerial ...

Air Show Still On Despite Rain - abc40, MA
(abc40) -- Organizers of the Great New England Air Show to be held at Westover Air Reserve Base are saying the show must go on despite the rain Saturday and ...

Snowbirds sent hearts soaring - Welland Tribune, Canada
I want to publicly thank the Canadian Snowbirds and Bruce McRitchie, airport manager, for the wonderful honour given me at the recent Air Show at Niagara ...

Airshow event to attract crowds - BBC News
Vulcan bomber
The Vulcan was heralded as one of the star attractions
About 150,000 people are expected to visit Merseyside over the weekend for the North West's biggest airshow.

Weather fails to dampen the Southport Air Show - Southport Visiter, UK
A comprehensive flying programme today saw spectators enjoy a wide variety of military and civilian aircraft, jets and aerobatics, with the usual arrival of ...

CHAMBLISS BACK ON FORM from Red Bull Air Race News
American Kirby Chambliss set a track record in a lightening-fast Qualifying session on Saturday in the Porto Red Bull Air Race, finishing ahead of Austria's Hannes Arch and Britain's Paul Bonhomme in a thrilling championship battle played out in front of 350,000 enthusiastic spectators watching from the banks of Porto and Gaia.

PILOT NEWS from Red Bull Air Race News
Kirby Chambliss (1st) bounced back from a bitter 12th place in Budapest, a penalty-marred last race that left him 9 points adrift in the championship. The American put on a show of force in Qualifying. "It was good, it was clean," he said. "If I can stay with that kind of a time tomorrow, I'll be happy. I think Paul (Bonhomme) and Hannes (Arch) went a bit conservative. I tried to go for it. It's a straight track and we're all going fast...

DELL DOES WELL from Red Bull Air Race News
Glen Dell has 30 years of flying experience but that has been of only limited use in the Red Bull Air Race, with its uncomparable demands of low-level flying at high-speed against the clock through obstacle courses in front of large crowds. The rookie from South Africa has nevertheless made steady, if unspectacular, improvements in his performance in his first year, narrowing the time gap to the more experienced 11 pilots ahead of him...

16:05 Kirby Chambliss wins the Qualifying with Arch a close second and Bonhomme in third. Lamb is a surprise fourth ahead of Mangold and Besenyei. Jones, who won here last year, will be disappointed to be knocked out in Saturday's Qualifying.

THE AIRGATORS from Red Bull Air Race Video Podcast

[Many more photos from recent action included]

'SpaceShipOne' is a real blast - The Salinas Californian, CA
Linehan's narrative provides a full picture of the classified undertaking which brought together Scaled Composites' Burt Rutan, Virgin Airlines' Sir Richard ...

STARS in the night from DailyAviator by Dennis Collins
American Heroes Air Show - CA from FenceCheck Forums
RAF Mildenhall from FenceCheck Forums
Cleveland National Air Show from FenceCheck Forums
Yankee Lady over the Wall of Fire from FenceCheck Forums

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