Saturday, October 18, 2008

Indy Transponder 18-October 0320z

Maj. Christopher Bard becomes new Snowbirds commander at ceremony
Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Canada
Christopher Bard believes he has some big shoes to fill by taking command of the Snowbirds from outgoing squadron leader, Maj. Robert Mitchell. ...

Hawgsmoke A-10s dazzle local visitors from Air Force Link Top Stories by (Staff Sgt. Kent Kagarise )
The Hawgsmoke 2008 bombing and gunnery portion of the competition took place Oct.16 as A-10 Thunderbolt IIs attacked targets on the nearby Smoky Hill Range, dazzling the spectators who gathered to observe.

A-10s ready as Hawgsmoke 2008 begins from Milcom Monitoring Post by Larry
Blue Angel #5 Buzzing The Coast Guard Cutter / San Francisco Fleet Week 2008 from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
Blue Angels Solo #5 down low on the high speed pass. The Coast Guard cutter had a great view and could feel the shock wave. The person with both arms raised is priceless.

Airplane heritage show, sale aids Delta - Atlanta Journal Constitution
What you seek may be in town Saturday, when Delta Air Lines hosts the 22nd annual Atlanta Airlines Collectibles Show and Sale.

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Dedicated at Moton Field [Video-Photo Gallery] from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
"It's about time," says Tuskegee Airman Col. Harry Ford walking out of restored Hangar One at the historic site. Constructed in 1940, the Moton Field primary airmen training site had slowly deteriorated until mid-1990s preservation efforts took hold. Congress approved the National Park plan in 1988 and on October 10, ten years later a ribbon cutting ceremony for Hangar One took place. More than a ceremony, a celebration of the Tuskegee Airman covered four days of events that will last for perpetuity.
Historic homecoming for Tuskegee Airmen as site opens from Air Force Link Top Stories
Hundreds of aviators, mechanics and support personnel who once worked at the Tuskegee Army Airfield and Moton Field, Ala., during the 1930s and '40s gathered here once again Oct. 10 when the National Park Service memorialized the efforts of the first black pilots, the famed Tuskegee Airmen, in the Army Air Corps.
Sky Dawgs to put on weekend air show - The Reflector online
The Starkville Bryan Airport will be overrun with remote controlled aircrafts by the sixth annual Air Show. The event will be hosted by the Sky Dawgs Remote Control and Rocketry Club and the MSU chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and ...

Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base opens World War II hangar
Macon Telegraph, GA
Pat Bartness, president and chief operating officer of the Museum of Aviation Foundation, said the museum was privileged to honor the 507th while so many ...

Alan Henley Updates from www.caringbridge.org
... We are really excited to have the whole team over for dinner tonight. The team, (AeroShell Aerobatic Team), is flying at the Barber Motorsports Park tomorrow ...

Timeless Adventure - Flying Magazine
Warbirds, or civilian-owned aircraft that had a military role at some point in history, have been a part of EAA ever since the mid-1960s. ...

Local resident creates wooden planes and trains; Donates to Toys ...
Tyrone Daily Herald, USA
... most famous WWII bomber and fighter aircraft were on display, including the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, P-51 Mustang and the B-25 Mitchell. ...

Fallen airmen remembered in Friday morning cermony - Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Canada
... across from a CT-114 Tutor liek he flew since joining the Snowbirds Home team Dwarfed in the Harvard’s shadow,sat a tan scooter with a life-sized ...
Snowbirds pilot, photographer remembered at Sask. memorial - Canada.com, Canada
About 500 people filled a hangar at 15 Wing Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan on Friday for a memorial service for two Canadian Forces members killed in a Snowbirds ...
Site says airshow crash avoided - Waikato Times, New Zealand
The footage replaces a section on the front page of the website which listed the date of the rescheduled airshow and had a countdown of the number of days ...

Berlin Airlift vets recognized by German government from Air Force Link Top Stories by afnews@afnews.af.mil (Staff Sgt. Shaun Emery)Veterans of the Berlin Airlift were recognized by the German government for their bravery and sacrifice at an Oct. 15 ceremony here.

`Hot Dog Saturday' to honor late aviator - Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com, MI
BY DAVE PERSON AUGUSTA -- Three years after he closed the Gull Lake Cafe and moved to North Carolina, Vince Continenza made the trip back to southwestern ...

Two Way Street Open After 90 Years from Ares
The first Alenia/L-3 C-27J Spartan Joint Cargo Aircraft has just been delivered to the US Army.My first thought was "isn't this the first Italian aircraft to be acquired by the US armed forces?" But then I remembered that the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio, has one of these...

Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker from Air Force Link Top Stories
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was the American "Ace of Aces" in World War I. Born in Columbus, Ohio, 1890, he gained fame as a race car driver before joining the service. He started in the U. S. Army as a chauffeur to Army Gen. John J. Pershing.

Old plane crash rediscovered near Ariel - Seattle Times, United States
The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says the aircraft wreckage reported near Ariel is a B-24 Liberator that crashed in 1945. The Cowlitz County sheriff's ...

Nov 1, 2008: 1940s Hangar Dance & Dinner from Fly-In Calendar

Angel Wing Flights announces first mission from RSS Feed: News Angel Wing Flights, based in California, sponored its first medical transport flight on Oct. 14, according to its founder, Rena Davenport. Angel Wing Flights is a charitable non-profit organization that raises money for air ambulance flights.

Airport to host free Fall Young Eagles Flights this Saturday - Fitchburg pride, NJ
The Fitchburg Pilots Association EAA Chapter 1454 is hosting its Fall Young Eagles Flights beginning at 9 am until early afternoon Saturday, Oct. 18, ...

‘Young Eagles’ to fly free, enjoy weiner roast - Canton Daily Ledger, IL
Canton Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 832 will hold free Young Eagles flights for children ages 8 through 17 from 3 to 6 pm Saturday, ...

Real Pilots And 'Virtual Flyers' Go Head-to-head - Science Daily (press release)
"The high G-forces and extreme manoeuvres of the racing aerobatic aircraft make this a very challenging technical and operational problem. ...

William W. Brehm - Fremont News Messenger, OH
Mr. Brehm, a decorated Naval Aviator, attained the rank of Captain in the US Navy. He held the honor of being the first Jet Squadron Leader in the US Navy, ...
The Reunion.... again! from rand peck, a life aloft by Rand Peck
Well it's that time of year again, the first Tuesday in October, so I cleaned up the Cub and headed north to Plymouth, NH to Bill Grady's Northeast Airlines Reunion. I love this event, held twice a year on the first Tuesday in May and October. ...

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 2008 - Great Lakes T2 from Technorati
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - Great Lakes T2 What could be better than photographing the beautiful fall foliage you ask? How about photographing vintage airplanes with beatiful fall foliage in the background! I went to the October 12th airshow this past Sunday at the Aerodrome. It was a perfect day… sunny, not too hot, not too cold, and not a even a whisper of a breeze. This shot is of a Great Lakes T2 taking off from the airfield. I’ll be posting a few more shots of the planes and people ...

Photos of the Week -- RAAF At WW 2 Hudson Bomber Crash Site from Ares by David Hughes
Above, Squadron Leader Alain Middleton (left) and Squadron Leader John Cotterell inspect the wreckage of RAAF Hudson Bomber A16-126 as the Royal Australian Air Force conducted a search of the crash site for the remains of the crew lost during World War II. The search just completed uncovered dog tags, but no remains of the four airmen lost with the aircraft on 11 February 1942. ...

Feel the heat! from FenceCheck Forums
Bombardier CL415 from Flight Image of the Day by Paul Gladman
Wrecks and Relics! and Gate Guards I guess from FenceCheck Forums
A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog from FenceCheck Forums
Wings Over Marietta from FenceCheck Forums
Prop Blur - Military from FenceCheck Forums
Reno 2008 from www.aafo.com
...Nimrods taxied out, flew past in formation - by
T-28 Trojan from FenceCheck Forums
Bournemouth Air Show October 17th, 2008 by quaisi

John Gromosiak's Battle To Restore Name To USS Indianapolis Plaque
from Advance Indiana by Advance Indiana
If you're a downtown resident and you patronize the Marsh grocery store (formerly O'Malias), you no doubt know who John Gromosiak is. He's the guy who has been peddling U.S.S. Indianapolis books and other memorabilia of the sunken World War II ship near the store's exit door for what seems like the past decade ...


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