Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Indy Transponder 21-October 1000z

Travolta, Newton-John help spice up Qantas A380 flight from Aviation & Aerospace News Updated Constantly
Giving San Francisco a good run for its money as the top highlight from Qantas' special A380 flight were celebrities John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Here, the celebrity duo passed...

John Travolta’s Beautiful 707 from AirSpace by The Cranky Flier
I may have spent today at the celebration for Qantas’ first scheduled A380 flight to the US, but as far as I’m concerned this plane stole the show. Yes, that’s John Travolta’s immaculate 707. John is the Goodwill Ambassador for Read More......(
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A380 flight along the California coast from Things with Wings by Guy Norris
Swept clean after its 13 hours and 59 minutes inaugural flight from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles on Oct 20, Qantas Airbus A380 VH-OQA was trundled over to the Imperial Terminal at LAX to take a celebratory VIP demo flight up the coast to San Francisco.

The Raptor and Thunderbirds soared over Atlanta at the Dobbins AFB show, while the Blues and a plenty of heavies took to the skies in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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18th Annual South East Regional Fly In Opens Friday [Schedule of Events] from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
EVERGREEN AL- The 2008 SERFI-South East Regional Fly In officially opens this Friday, October 24 through October 26th at Middleton Field Airport (GZH). Traditionally known as the "Home of Friendly Folks & Flying Fun Since '91", almost two hundred general aviation, antique, warbird and homebuilt aircraft could fly in over the weekend. Don't miss this year's best Fly In event for aircraft judging, seminars, just plane fun and camaraderie.

Red Bull Air Race Video The Dump Sports from http://www.maxim.com/
Red Bull Air Race - Go for a cookie-tossing ride with some of the best aerial tricksters in the world.

A show of plane enthusiasm - Atlanta Journal Constitution
This was the second year the show, set up like the flea markets featured on PBS’ popular “Antiques Roadshow,” was held in Delta’s Air Transport Heritage Museum. The sprawling facility features several vintage planes and a retired Delta Boeing 767 that ...

Fleet Week in San Francisco - The second week in October is always fleet week in San Francisco which means cool ships to tour, daredevils in planes, and thousands of people along the waterfront in downtown San Francisco. A couple years ago we rode bikes on BART and had a lot of fun, but this year with three kids we opted for a ferry ride from Alameda and had an even better time. From the ferry we could watch the airshow begin.Our friends, the Savages, came with us. Ryan's mom Judy and sister Jana joined up with us at Ghirade...

Idaho Air Guard unit wins Hawgsmoke team award from Military Photos by gc
by Maj. David Kurle - 442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
10/20/2008 - SALINA, Kan. (AFNS) -- The Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron was named the top team at Hawgsmoke 2008 in Salina, Kan., Oct. 17. An awards banquet capped off four days of competition among 14 A-10 Thunderbolt II squadrons from across the Air Force. ..

Military Develops 'Spaceplane' to Fly Marines to Trouble Spots Fast - FOXNews
Pentagon planners have been encouraged by technical breakthroughs from Burt Rutan, chief designer on Sir Richard Branson’s White Knight spaceship, ...

MAPS Air Museum lands restored blimp gondola - Akron Beacon Journal, OH
MAPS Air Museum visitors will be able to walk through the gondola to see the controls and passenger accommodations in what will be a permanent display. ...

Deakin trained as bomber pilot during WWII - Newnan Times-Herald, GA
Deakin went to Mather Field in Sacramento, Calif., for transition training in B-25 bombers. It was the beginning of a new program that required all incoming ...

B-17 flight offers veterans journeys back to yesteryear - Biloxi Sun Herald, USA
The last time Gates flew in a B-17 Flying Fortress like this - Feb. 14, 1945 - it was shot out of the sky over Germany. Gates was one of several World War ...

Fokker finds faithful friend - Tamworth Northern Daily Leader
... airport’s two resident Fokker passenger planes will soon set off on a road trip to its new home A Fokker F 27 Friendship aircraft - one of only a handful left in the country - is due to be escorted to the Queensland Air Museum on Friday week.

Canadian Snowbirds Canopy To Canopy Roll / San Francisco Fleet Week 2008 from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
The Canadian Snowbirds Solos performing the canopy to canopy roll.
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A-10 Warthog Top View During The 360 Roll / Travis Air Expo 2008 from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
The A-10 Warthog 90 degrees into the 360 degree roll. This photo is a great top view of the A-10.
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Travis Air Expo from Fence Check - Nice shot! - Travis was mixed between haze and shooting into the sun. The cross below was kind of OK except for #4 being replaced by the 2 seater.

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