Friday, October 31, 2008

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Navy News, opinions, editorials, news from Iraq, photos, reports ... -, VA
Two members of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, have been “removed” from the team due to an alleged inappropriate relationship, ...

Bard, previously a CP-140 Aurora pilot with 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron, 19 Wing Comox, BC takes command of the Snowbirds as of October 17th, 2008. ...

The "First Ladies of Flight" land in Denver -, CO
Wagstaff is qualified to fly several types of aircraft, from WWII warbirds to jets. She works in television and film as a stunt pilot and was given the ...

Lackland Air Force Base - Air Show - john plantada from FriendFeed
Lackland AirFest 2008 is preparing a wonderful lineup of events to wow those visiting Lackland Air Force Base for the two-day event. We'll have spectacular aerial performers, ground displays and more to show support of our armed forces. - The event is open to the public. - Free parking and free admission. - No tickets required. Make plans to attend AirFest 2008 on Nov. 1 and 2!

Arch four seconds clear in training
The West Australian, Australia
Hannes Arch has stamped his authority on this weekend’s Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Perth by posting a time more than four seconds clear of his ...

from Red Bull Air Race News
Britain’s Nigel Lamb led his Red Bull Air Race rivals Kirby Chambliss (United States) and Steve Jones (Britain) out of Perth and over the nearby Indian Ocean to the picturesque Rottnest Island for the traditional formation flight on Thursday ahead of the weekend’s racing, the grand finale of 2008 that will decide the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

from Red Bull Air Race Photos [and other photos - gallery]

PILOT QUOTES from Red Bull Air Race News
Arch was in high spirits after a strong showing in the first timed training session (1:18.09), where he has often struggled before rallying on race weekends. The Austrian, who needs just a 9th place to clinch the 2008 World Championship, put on a show of force on the turn-filled track. Despite hitting a pylon on one run, Arch said he felt in top form physically and mentally.

Shopping for Warbirds and listening to Flight Line Radio TM ... via Google
... Regulars as well as new guests to will hear Flight Line internet Radio TM as soon as they log on to the site. The visitors will hear all of the programming including the Warbird Beer Show, updates from the Indy Transponder, as well as contributions from General Aviation News, JetWhine and others. ...

Co-chair of diabetes event is walking his talk - San Antonio Express, TX
This year's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is Saturday, Nov.1, at Port San Antonio at 8 am An air show featuring the Blue Angels will follow. ...

Road closures planned during airshow in Thermal - The Desert Sun, CA
The closure will be in effect from noon to 5 pm on Friday and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, during certain aerobatic performances. ...

Pilot takes the helm of a B-24 one more time - News & Observer, NC
The craft, known as the Liberator, was all but forgotten by Hollywood, which featured WWII being fought by the smaller, sleeker B-17 Flying Fortress, ...

Times Not So Divine For Historic B-25 from Aero-News Network
'Heavenly Body' To Be Left Out In The Cold A struggle by California warbird enthusiasts is demonstrating a sad truth -- the costs of storing and maintaining vintage World War II aircraft bombers is becoming too expensive for the little guy.

WAI Honors Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2009 from Alabama Aviator
Women in Aviation, International will welcome five new inductees into its Pioneer Hall of Fame during the closing banquet at the twentieth annual Women in Aviation, International Conference in Atlanta. The Conference will be held from February 26-28, 2009, at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency.
"Inducting these women into our Pioneer Hall of Fame ensures that their accomplishments will never be forgotten, and their lives and work will continue to serve as an inspiration to many," said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "These women are real-life heroes to our members." The Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2009 are: ...

The Two Memphis Belles from Air & Space Magazine

Flying Tigercats: And Then There Were Five from Air & Space Magazine
...That plane, the F7F Tigercat, was anything but dowdy in its day. Sleek and slender, with two brawny radial engines churning out 2,100 horsepower each, the Tigercat was Grumman’s cheetah, outrunning the company’s other portly felines: the Wildcat, Bearcat, and Hellcat. Of the 364 Tigercats built over three years starting in 1943, only three were flying by the summer of 2008 (look for a photo in the “Sightings” department of our December 2008/January 2009 issue). But two more have just joined their ranks. ...

Area Museum Affected By Budget Constraints - WIMA, OH
By Doug Jenkins The Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum is one of 14 Ohio historical sites that will close for a week next spring to help avoid revenue ...

Planes Of Fame Air Museum - Chino Hills, CA
The event will begin at 10 am with a Seminar describing the exploits of Russian fighter pilots from the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s, World War II, ...

Aerobatics by the RSAF Black Knights from Google
Aerobatics performed by the Black Knights on 9 August 2008. Complete series at

WI opens doors to all for Red Arrows visit - Horncastle Today, UK
1pm, Thursday - FLT Lt Keith Andrews of the Red Arrows is to give a presentation at the next meeting of East Barkwith WI. The event will be open to all ...

On this day in 1909: John Moore-Brabazon flies first UK circular mile
from Flight Image of the Day by Stuart
On October 30th, 1909, J.T.C Moore- Brabazon won £1,000 from the Daily Mail newspaper by flying a Short Brothers aircraft for a circular mile.

The End Finally Comes For Berlin Tempelhof
from Towers and Tarmacs by Benet Wilson
It's the end the of an era in Berlin. The iconic - and controversial - Berlin Tempelhof Airport will finally shut down today after years of legal fighting.

SLIDESHOW: Leeds air show organiser wins award - Yorkshire Evening Post, UK
By Suzanne McTaggart An air show organiser from Leeds will receive an award for his dedication – six years after he was supposed to retire. ...

Gunman fires shots at air museum - BBC News, UK
An investigation has been launched into fears that a gunman has been wandering around Montrose after shots were fired at a museum. ...

IAF'S Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team to perform at Zhuhai Airshow ... -
domain-B, India
The Indian Air Force's Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) has landed in China where it will perform at the seventh edition of the biennial Zhuhai Air Show ...

Comment on 1970: Blue Angels F4 landing hard by zachary siefer
i was there as well. when he came down he hit the belly hard i was in the crowd and i had some great pics but i have lost them since...

Podcast: Airshows above the surface of the water
from David Cenciotti's weblog - the most visited Italian Aviation Blog by David Cenciotti
[note: David can be heard on Flight Line Radio also! - Mike]

Orientation flights introduce W.Va. cadets to aviation
from CAP News Online by Dan Bailey
9 cadets from Beckley, Clarksburg, Webster Co. units given rides...

NAS Jacksonville Airshow from Fence Check
Waddington Role Demo Practice 30Oct08 from PPRuNe Forums by sunshine band
Reno Air Race Pics. - YotaTech Forums via Google by ChickenLover

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