Monday, September 8, 2008

Indy Transponder 8-September 1000z

Blue Angels Get Off The Ground WCSH-TV, ME
The Navy flight demonstration team was grounded Saturday by low clouds and fog. The poor weather also kept the numbers of visitors down, too. ...

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 ...

Air show pilots thrill the crowds Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK
It was chocks away at a Norfolk airshow yesterday as daredevil pilots dazzled a large crowd with their aerobatic skills. About 1500 people gasped in wonder ...

Air Show Flies High With All Ages WFMY News 2, NC
Between the pilots, the civil air patrol and hundreds of fans, there's two year old Freddy. His older cousin Josh Flynn decided the little guy just had to ...

Storm forces air show to scrub Sunday TheChronicleHerald.ca
By DAVENE JEFFREY Staff Reporter Air show enthusiasts will have only one day to take in the aerobatics the Nova Scotia International Air Show is famous for. Due to the expected bad weather Sunday from tropical storm Hanna, air show organizers have cut ...

Weather all but grounds air show TheChronicleHerald.ca, Canada
Mr. Hann and fiancee Beth Rafuse were snapping away enthusiastically with their digital cameras as the Snowbirds made some dramatic passes. ...

Westover air show brings back memories The Republican - MassLive.com, MA
"I like to come here and watch the acts and see all the people," said Sandra Chaloux from one of the lawn chairs the couple set up to watch the Thunderbirds ...

Thunderbirds, Raptor part of Reno air races show from Latest news updates from RGJ.com
Enemy radar might have a hard time picking up the F-22 Raptor, but fans attending the 45th National Championship Air Races will be able to see it up close.

Pre-Reno Air Race Fatality from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Commercial pilot Erica Simpson, 32, was flying a Cassutt IIIM "Little Lynn" Saturday in preparation for the weeklong event that begins today (Monday), when the wings apparently failed, the aircraft crashed and Simpson was killed. Reno's Air Races run this year from Sept. 10 through 14 with about 150 pilots competing for $1 million in prize money. Qualifying begins Monday. Simpson competed in the Race's Biplane Class in 2006, missed last year's races when three pilots were killed, and this year intended to fly in the Formula One Class. The near-term misfortunes at Reno now account for four of the 19 fatalities attributed to the event in the last 45 years. Critics say that fatalities threaten the future of the sport making it far less appealing as a destination for local field trips and spectators who prefer to see a demonstration of inspirational skill and excitement. A press release issued by Mike Houghton, President and CEO of the National Championship Air Races and airshow, stated that Simpson "was a highly skilled pilot and fierce competitor, but more importantly she was a friend." Houghton told The Associated Press, "in every competition there is risk, and ours is the same." He added, "If you did away with the risk, you'd have checkers and Ping-Pong." Race officials would not speculate on the cause of the accident and the NTSB will investigate. A tribute for Simpson is planned for the opening ceremonies of the races.

Wing failure focus of racer crash probe from Latest news updates from RGJ.com
An investigation into the Saturday fatal crash of a pilot practicing in a home-built aircraft for the Reno National Championship Air Races will focus on why the wings came off, a federal official said today.

Re: National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2008 from FenceCheck Forums
Here's a couple images from today (sunday,7th) I arrived at the airport just in time to catch some Unlimited action.


Fly In Breakfast Indiana's NewsCenter, IN
By Carl Smith FORT WAYNE, IN (Indiana's News Center)---People came from all over Fort Wayne on Sunday morning for the Mizpah Shriner's fly-in breakfast. ...

Fog lifts in time for Dubuque Fly-In Dubuque Telegraph Herald, IA
Sunday morning’s fog lifted just in time for the 19th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 327 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast at the Dubuque ...

Thrill-seeker pays 1.5m pounds to fly with Red Arrows ABC Online, Australia
A British woman has paid 1.5 million pounds in a charity auction to fly with the Royal Air Force's aerobatic Red Arrows display jets, the Help for Heroes ...

American Helicopter Museum to host annual RotorFest event on 11 ... Rotorhub (press release) West Chester, PA –On Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center will be hosting its 12th annual All Helicopter Air Show -RotorFest. Along with the array of military and civilian helicopters, ...

Accordion Concert Raises Money for Springfield Museum Ozarks First
All proceed go to Springfield's Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks. Member of the band only perform concerts to benefit non-profit organizations.

Vintage planes come to Lincoln Woonsocket Call, RI
Chaney mentioned that B-25 Mitchell was a mid-range light bomber which is known mostly for flying in the “Doolittle Raid. “Jim Doolittle led a bombing run ...

Aviation: Reserved Unbridled Passion? from Arizona Keough by Ryan Keough
I was wandering through some of the archived stories in some of my favorite blogs from the past month and came across a nugget from Adam Webster’s Aviation Marketing Intelligence blog…

RAAF C-17 Tagged by taggers in NZ from PPRuNe Forums by komac2
According to this NZHerald Sideswipe article this amberley based C-17 transiting RNZAF whenuapai got Decorated last week.

winston salem air show
winston salem air show winston salem air show The Winston-Salem Air Show Will Go On . WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) After a two-year hiatus, the Winston-Salem Air Show returns this weekend, rain or shine. Organizers predict between 12,000-15,000, people to attend the show at Smith Reynolds Airport. Angela Rodriguez reports on the weekend full of activities attracting fans from the Piedmont and beyond. Perfect Skies for Air

The Famous Atlantic City Air Show – “Thunder Over the Boardwalk” Many newspapers and postcards have described the Atlantic City’s Air Show over the years. Since 2003, the annual Air Show has been held over the Atlantic City Boardwalk every August. In the early history of aviation, Atlantic City played a major role. The meets were organized on the sea shore. This year as well, Leading aviators took part in the event and made the day very colourful and exciting. Did you know that Atlantic City’s Air Show is the largest beach front air show in the world? Atlan

Bournemouth Air show by Marcelle Roujade ©
As summer draws to an end, The Bournemouth Air show was a display of magnificent machines.Under a sizzling sunny day the sandy white beach was covered with bodies, and in the sky a display of the aerial acrobats.

Why air show was moved Times of Malta
I refer to Franco Scicluna's letter regarding the air show (September 4). I feel compelled to put matters right and, perhaps share a few thoughts.

Female pilots blaze a trail in aviation Independent Online, South Africa
How and why did you join the aviation industry? Mantambo: My love for flying started when my parents took me to the Mafikeng Air Show. I was dumbstruck. ...

Where's My Jet Pack? It's In San Carlos ... from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Saturday at the Hiller Aviation Museum's Jet Pack Show in San Carlos, Calif., scientists, inventors and pilots taught visitors about research and progress in the field of modern jet packs. Organizers claim the event was the largest collection of jet packs ever assembled in one place for display. Modern players like Jet Pack International, Thunderbolt Aerosystems, and Solotrek mixed with research experts that included former Bell president Hugh Neeson. The recently famous Martin JetPack, which flies on two ducted fans powered by a single engine and was publicly debuted at AirVenture Oshkosh this year, was not in attendance. Flight times for current jet packs are most often counted in seconds, but Jet Pack International is one company offering a model that it says can fly for 9 minutes and can be had for $200,000 (flight training included). A 20-second 130-decibel demonstration flight made an instant celebrity of pilot Eric Scott who has already acquired the experience of some 700 flights over 16 years. Jet Pack International may be hoping for more celebrity -- the company has been working on a reality television show based on its search for new pilots.

Zenith Aircraft's OPEN HANGAR DAY and Fly-In Next Weekend from Aero-News Network
Friday/Saturday, September 19-20, 2008, Mexico Memorial Airport, Mexico, Missouri Zenith Aircraft Company's 17th annual OPEN HANGAR DAY and Fly-In Gathering is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2008 (with some seminars starting Friday, the 19th), at the factory located at Mexico Memorial Airport in Mexico, Missouri. Aviation enthusiasts, especially builders and owners of Zenith Aircraft kit planes, are invited to drive or fly-in for the day.

WhiteKnightOne Tests Project CHLOE Pod at Mojave from Mojave Skies by Alan Radecki
Northrop Grumman has begun flight testing an anti-MANPADS infrared countermeasures pod onboard its Scaled Composites WhiteKnightOne aircraft at Mojave, California. NG has been contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to perform the tests as a part of Project CHLOE.

This Week In Military/Aviation History 8 - 14 September from Warbirds Online by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr.

In love with aviation Minot Daily News, ND
Once the last grandchild is photographed, he plans to donate the plane to the Minot's Dakota Territory Air Museum. Meanwhile, he is building a pedal plane ...

Museum honours forces The Press, York
By Press reporter » CROWDS flocked to the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, near York, as it played host to an Allied Forces Commemoration Day.

Indy airport parking price to drop Journal and Courier, IN
The Indianapolis Airport Authority board on Friday agreed to a public hearing on a proposed three-tiered price structure at its next board meeting Sept. 19. ...

-Re: Cleveland National Air Show from FenceCheck Forums A few more from me...
-SUN @ Old Warden!!!! 07.09.2008 from PPRuNe Forums by Bill16STN
Hope you don't mind, just a few of mine from Sunday 07.09.2008 ....
-2007 San Francisco Fleet Week Photos from Military Photos by JohnnyWalker
Found these. Pretty cool. Was anyone there personally? I mean from this forum?

-Re: Thunder Over Michigan 2008 from FenceCheck Forums
Some more photos...
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-Re: Thunder Over Michigan 2008 from FenceCheck Forums
Darn leg!!

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