Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Angels set to fly at 2009 Wings Over Wayne - Goldsboro News Argus, NC
... but officials said other acts "are being pursued," including the Air Force's F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, a B-2 flyby and the Army's Sky Soldiers, ...

Texas Wing members help Ft. Worth air show fly from CAP News Online by Dan Bailey
53 members from 7 squadrons assist with safety, services ...

Idaho Air Guard wins Hawgsmoke 2008 from National Guard - Top News
The 190th Fighter Squadron from the Idaho Air National Guard was named the top team for Hawgsmoke 2008 here Oct. 17 after three days of competition among 14 A-10 Thunderbolt II squadrons from across the Air Force...

Avfuel's Nationwide Pilot Promotion, "The Great Fly-In", Concludes ...
Helicopter Association International, VA
Winners, who had to be AVCLUB members in order to qualify and play “The Great Fly-In,” have now been determined and will soon receive their awards of gifts ...

BATTLE FOR SECOND from Red Bull Air Race News It is shaping up as the most dramatic late-season battle in Red Bull Air Race history, a thrilling three-way contest in the season finale in Perth that pits the most successful pilots against each other in the fight for second place. Paul Bonhomme, Kirby Chambliss and Mike Mangold have been duelling all season long – and for the last four years – for supremacy in the world’s most exciting aerial competition.

Remembrance Day from AeroHub by admin

Maj. William "Pete" Knight from Air Force Link Top Stories
In October, 1967, Pete Knight accomplished a major milestone in aviation history and earned his astronaut wings. On Oct. 3, 1967, he piloted the modified X-15A-2 to a speed of 4,520 mph (Mach 6.7), a speed which remains the highest ever attained in an airplane. Knight also became one of only five pilots to earn astronaut's wings by flying a rocketplane above 50 miles when he climbed to 280,500 feet on Oct. 17, 1967.
He grew up in Noblesville, Ind., and enlisted in the USAF in 1951. After receiving his commission through the aviation cadet program, he completed pilot training in 1953. Flying an F-89D for the 438th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, he won the prestigious Allison Jet Trophy Race in September, 1954. After completing his undergraduate education with a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1958, he attended the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., where he graduated later that same year. He remained at Edwards AFB where he served as project test pilot on the F-100, F-101, F-104 and, later, T-38 and F-5 test programs. more...

Brothers visit War Museum - Pontiac Daily Leader, IL
In talking with Harold about his Navy service, Murphy learned that he was on the Nashville when it served as an escort to the Hornet, the ship that 16 B-25 ...

Young Eagles Flight Rally set for Saturday - Mundelein Review, IL
Barnes said the EAA's Young Eagles program started in 1992 to get young people interested in aviation. Since then, more than 50000 pilots have flown 1.44 ...

Reno Air Races from Pilot Brad's Flying Blog by pilotbrad
In my desire to make my blog current, I almost forgot to mention that I made it to the Reno Air Races this year. My friend and fellow RV-7 builder Chad came out from Illinois for his first visit to the races and I am glad to report that they did not disappoint either of us.

Lympne, Kent - Air Races of the 1920's from PPRuNe Forums by oldeairraces
I have been looking into the air races from Lympne Kent.
In 1920's aviation pioneers and aircraft manufacturers took part in many timed races out of Lympne airfield. ...

Warbirds soared over Wittmann in race - Arizona Republic, AZ
Radio-controlled model warplanes raced around pylons at speeds of up to 140 mph Saturday at the 5th Annual Oktoberfest Warbird Race at SpeedWorld Raceway ...

Minn. officer leads Blue Beret 'honor flight' at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
from CAP News Online
Team led by St. Cloud Composite's Warneke marshals more than 10,000 aircraft ...

Historic Zeppelin Cross-Country Flight Dedicated to Steve Fossett
from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News Beaumont TX - The largest airship in the world, the Airship Ventures Zeppelin, has successfully completed its trans-oceanic crossing from Hamburg, Germany to Beaumont, Texas. One of only three Zeppelins in the world, and the first to come to the USA, the airship was off-loaded at the Port of Beaumont and will be flown cross country to its permanent home at historic Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. Departure from Beaumont is slated for October 17. ...

Fancy a flight in the latest jet trainer? from Bayou Renaissance Man by Peter
If so, Alenia Aermacchi of Italy has a competition you might want to enter. It's to name their latest advanced jet trainer, the M-346.

Where is Runway Girl? There she is! from Runway Girl by Mary Kirby
A big "Thank You" to everyone who has left comments on this blog in recent months. As you may have noticed, however, the action has moved. Since February, I've been blogging as Runway Girl at the following URL:

AcademyWomen hold leadership symposium from Air Force Link Top Stories
More than 200 past, present and future female military officers met in the nation's Capitol to attend a three-day conference Oct. 17-19.
The AcademyWomen held their fifth annual leadership symposium at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia

Mira Nair shoots a bio-pic on Amelia Earhart -, India
It's about Amelia Eahart who pretty much pioneered aviatrix. It starts in the earlier years of aviation. My film goes from the 1920s to 1937 when she did ...

On this day... in 1986 from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
British Airways was offered up for sale by the British government.

The last flying Vulcan Needs Help - Please Sign the Petition (British Citizens Only - Sorry) from Technorati
Those of you who have seen the Avro Vulcan flying will know that it is an awesome sight. Now there is only one flying example, XH558 and this is endanger of being grounded forever.The Vulcan is a living symbol of the Cold War Era when along with the Victor and initally the Valiant formed the Aircraft Types equipping the RAF Medium Bomber Force and the four minute warning, meant something other than alerting you to your next appointment, or to check the dinner in the oven.However even in those

Icon of the Month: Charlton Heston -, UK
However any aspirations to act were put on hold when during World War II he enlisted in the US Air Force where he served as a B-25 radio operator/gunner in ...

Onboard the Qantas A380 vs the Emirates A380 from AirSpace by The Cranky Flier
As I mentioned in my last post, the Qantas A380 came through LAX yesterday on its first scheduled flight between Australia and the US. Regular readers know that I spent time on the Emirates A380 in August, so now it’s time for a battle royale. Let’s Read More......(read more)


SR-71 Fly-By from The PlaneMadness Podcast [video]
DC-3 Low Fly-By from The PlaneMadness Podcast [video]

VIDEO: Here's Johnny - Travolta and Jet on Qantas A380 from Runway Girl by Mary KirbyTravel expert Johnny Jet is running a killer video of his two-hour VIP flight on Qantas' new Airbus A380. Lucky duck. Qantas ambassador John Travolta and Australian singer Olivia Newton-John were also aboard the flight. Check out Johnny's web site at for more pics from the flight.

HawgSmoke 2008 from Fence Check
Pitts S1-C and S1-SS : How to ground transport a Pitts? from The Biplane Forum
"Two of a kind" from Fence Check
Your favourite paint jobs from Fence Check
Oct A380 LAX Qantas Flights from Fence Check
Juergen: plane air show valencia-18 (via Flickr)from FriendFeed

Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase from
Wow. This week's top photo comes with an incredible (but no doubt all-too-common) story. Perhaps it's best told by submitter Gary Walentoski of Baytown, Texas:This is an Antonov...

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