Friday, October 31, 2008

Indy Transponder 31-October 1000z

Blue Angels remove 2 from duty, only 5 jets to fly - The Associated Press
(AP) — A spokesman for the US Navy Blue Angels says the stunt-flying team will be down one jet the rest of its season after removing two members from duty ...

(Navy Times) Two members of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, have been “removed” from the team due to an alleged inappropriate relationship, a Navy official said Thursday.
One Aviator Removed With Three Shows Remaining

Riding With a Fighter Pilot - WGMB FOX 44, LA
Major John Klatt is the pilot. He's flown all over the world with the Air National Guard. Videographer Brandon Shackelford documented the flight from ...

AirFest celebrates military - San Antonio Express, TX
“Tora! Tora! Tora!,"a reenactment of the attack on Pearl Habor, is one scheduled attraction at AirFest 2008 at Lackland AFB. Where: Kelly Field Annex flight line at ...

SERTOMA CAJUN AIR FESTIVAL: Thunderbirds roar in for air show; see ... - The Daily Advertiser, LA
Maj. Chris Austin has been in the Air Force for 13 1/2 years. Major Samantha Weeks is an 11 1/2-year USAF veteran. Both are in their second year flying for ...

Red Bull Air Race prepares for takeoff this weekend -
By Glen Foreman A GROUND-based feud is heating up the Red Bull Air Race in the wake of Hannes Arch being an almost certainty to win the championship this weekend.

Red Bull fly-bys distract Perth workers - The Age, Australia
Pilots in the Red Bull air race have started their practice runs and fly-bys, distracting city workers from their office windows overlooking the Swan River. ...

ARCH HAS PYLON PROBLEM IN TRAINING - After suffering two nerve-racking pylon hits in each of his first two training sessions in Perth, Hannes Arch finally settled down in the third and final timed session on Friday before the weekend’s Red Bull Air Race to record the second fastest result of the day behind rival Paul Bonhomme. The Brit, the only pilot who still has a shot of snatching the World Championship away from Arch, applied pressure on the second-year sensation from Austria with a superb time...



(The West Australian) 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 nearest rival in training.
How The Race Is Shaping Up

Hello Plane Folks, This week I bring you a report of the Wing Nuts Flying Circus, the
biggest little air show in America. Enjoy!, Max

Britain clocks up 100 years of aviation from Aeroplane Monthly News - Celebrations Farnborough mark the 100th anniversary of the first powered aeroplane flight in the UK.

FAYETTEVILLE : Air museum will get apparitions check-up - Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR
For the second consecutive year the 106-aircraft Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal, Kan., opened its hangar doors last week to a team of paranormal ...

A Smithsonian Air Museum With Room to Spare - New York Times
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., may not receive as many visitors as its National Mall companion, the Air and Space Museum. But with more than twice the exhibition space and more than 150 aircrafts on display, the Virginia museum has
... the first pressurized passenger liner, its gleaming aluminum fuselage attached to wings and a tail section adapted from the B-17

Fossett Remains 'Most Likely' Found from AVwebFlash Current Issue
One part of the complex mystery of Steve Fossett's disappearance 14 months ago may have been solved with the discovery of bones, a pair of shoes and his driver's license. "We talked to the family and advised them that we possibly, most likely, found the remains of J. Stephen Fossett," Madera County Sheriff John Anderson told a news conference Thursday.

Fossett ordeal may be over for family from AOPA News
Newly discovered bone fragments found at the crash site of adventurer Steve Fossett on Oct. 29 are believed to be human, according to California's Madera County Sheriff John P. Anderson. The fragments will now be tested for DNA that could link them to Fossett. Testing had been inconclusive, or negative, on fragments found earlier in October.

Man builds seaplane, donates to aviation museum -, KY
So, on Thursday, he donated his little wood, metal and fabric plane to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, which plans to put it on immediate display at its ...

A New (Fighter) Jet for Google’s Founders? from Military Photos - General Discussion by Xav
A company controlled by Google’s top executives, including its billionaire founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, appears to have added a new plane to its well-equipped fleet: a fighter jet, or more precisely a Dornier Alpha Jet. According to Wikipedia, the Alpha Jet is a a light attack jet and advanced trainer aircraft manufactured by Dornier of Germany and Dassault-Breguet of France.

XP-38K: P-38 with Merlins? from Indy Transponder

NAS Jacksonville Airshow from Fence Check - Couple more.

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