Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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When Hurricane Ike made landfall on September 13 in Galveston, Texas, the Lone Star Flight Museum took a direct hit. Although museum officials managed to fly several aircraft out of harm’s way before the hurricane hit (including its B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, F6F Hellcat, F4U Corsair, SBD Dauntless, F8F Bearcat, T-6 Texan, and DC-3), most of the aircraft that could not be moved and all of the museum displays suffered severe damage.
Yesterday, the museum celebrated an important milestone when the B-17 “Thunderbird” became the first museum aircraft to move back into a recently-repaired LSFM hangar.
To make a tax-deductible donation to the ongoing rebuilding efforts, visit the LSFM website (www.lsfm.org) or call the museum at 409-740-7722.

Air show revived dream for Mary Ann McGuan - Gary Post Tribune
BY JANIS MOORE Post-Tribune correspondent Then, in August 2004, she was watching the planes practice for the Gary Air Show, and her desire to fly led her to pick up the air show section of the newspaper. Inside was an ad for Eagle Aircraft.

How long does it take rain/snow to hit the ground? - USA Today
When I spoke to Ssgt. Marc Owens, he said that the Golden Knights jump from a variety of altitudes -- most frequently from 12500 feet. ...

Red Bull launches own TV series - FoodBev.com, UK
Red Bull Cliptomaniacs, co-produced by UMTV, is a selection of the best of Red Bull’s vast moving image archive, clips including the Red Bull Air Race, ...

Bush praises veterans at Manhattan ceremony By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - President George W. Bush, marking Veterans Day at a Manhattan pier that is home to the Second World War and Vietnam War aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, praised veterans past and present who have defended U.S. freedom. ...

President Bush Visits Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum -
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC
THE PRESIDENT: As you can see, I have the honor of traveling with men and women who have volunteered to serve our nation in a time of war. ...

Filthy Heroes - Human Events, DC
Among the dozens of speakers at the three-day conference were veterans of Jimmy Doolittle's "Doolittle Raiders;" Brig. Gen. ...

Honoring our veterans - Decorah Journal, IA
This is a two-part series on World War II veteran Norm Rosholt who flew a B-17 bomber. By Sarah Strandberg Norm Rosholt must have had a patient flight ...

Gunner's tale is tribute to all veterans - Bonner County Daily Bee, ID
The two began a series of conversations, many about Clark Fork resident George T. Smith's service in the US Army Air Corps and his days as a B-17 belly ...

Veterans Day 2008: Discovery of shared history stuns vets - IdahoStatesman.com
This week he'll receive another honor for what he did, a certificate of appreciation to be presented Thursday at Nampa's Warhawk Air Museum. Both men said that for the most part they were treated humanely in Stalag 17-B. The worst suffering came from ...

One of the original Flygirls - Bangor Daily News
Betty Brown, a young woman of 20, wrapped in a leather and sheepskin bomber jacket, leans cockily on the wing of a fighter plane in one old black-and-white photograph. In another, she waves from the cockpit of an AT6, which she still calls “my dear airplane.”
There’s Brown’s graduating class: 20 young women, arms around one another, smiles as big as the sky on their faces. They called them Yankee Doodle Gals, or Flygirls. ...

Fly-in raises $700 for Kairi Abbott - Desert Valley Times, UT
A fly-in at Mesquite Municipal Airport Saturday raised more than $700 Saturday for Kairi Abbott, the little girl who suffered serious head injuries in an ...

Aviator recalls WWII rescue, bombing patrols - Times and Transcript, Canada
BY ALAN COCHRANE Percy Waddy came from Canada's wild west, but he spent most of the Second World War in the Far East. Percy Waddy, 86, holds photos of ...

Dobson: A life devoted to flying - Calhoun Times, United States
Just before Pearl Harbor, Dobson was offered a commission in the Army Air Corps and was sent to Pampas, Texas, where he became a B-25 instructor. ...

Keyser aviator joining Experimental Aircraft Association Hall of Fame - Cumberland Times-News, MD
He said as he learned and did more with aviation, he found some of his biggest interests were involved, including woodworking, meteorology and ...

Hawk One Takes Flight from www.vintagewings.ca
Paul Kissmann, test pilot for the Hawk One Sabre program took our baby into the skies this past weekend - one year after she landed back on Canadian soil. Read his own words as he reports back to the team with the details of this milestone event in our "Journey of Inspiration".

Calspan Retires USAF's Last C-131 from Ares by Graham Warwick
A unique aircraft has just retired - the NC-131H Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS) owned by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and operated by Calspan. With its unmistakable profile, the heavily modified Convair 580 made its last flight on Nov. 7 from Niagara Falls to the Air Force museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. ...

X-Plane Crashes from Ares by Guy Norris
Aviation historians Peter Merlin and Tony Moore have joined forces to produce a tour-de-force of the aerospace archaeology of California’s high desert and its unique X-plane heritage. The book is inspired by their collaborative work as the ‘X-Hunters’, a group dedicated to re-discovering long lost crash sites of historic (and some not-so-famous) research and development aircraft...

Radioactive legacy of 'lost bomb' from news.bbc.co.uk
The crash of a B-52 aircraft, armed with nuclear warheads, in north-west Greenland back in 1968 has left a lasting legacy, according to those involved in the clear-up and those who live in the region now.
There are claims of long-term damage to the environment and to the health of individuals, allegations disputed by the governments involved. ...

Grade school weighs aviation focus - Kansas.com, KS
BY LORI YOUNT Mueller Elementary School may be the first elementary in the Wichita school district to develop a program dedicated to encouraging students to ...

New Web Site Offers Shirts with Custom-embroidered Aviator Wings for Veteran Military Pilots,... from Aviation & Aerospace News
A new web site by pilots, for pilots, www.wings4aviators.com (http://www.wings4aviators.com), custom-embroiders U.S. military aviator's wings and call signs on quality shirts and jackets. To honor veterans, the company is...

Remembering TheDoctor from www.aafo.com
In 2002, AAFO got together with Dwight Thorn and asked visitors to this site to submit questions "Ask TheDoctor"...
Dwight graciously agreed to answer some of the questions during his guest appearance at the NAG banquet that year.
As we searched the site tonight for memories of this great man... bringing back this story seemed like just the right thing to do.
And photos -

Uncontrolled Airspace #107 "Uphill, Both Ways"
from Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast

Civil Air Patrol officer to pilot Space Shuttle Endeavour from RSS Feed: News
Civil Air Patrol Senior Member and Air Force Col. Eric Boe is scheduled to achieve what many dream of and few accomplish, on Nov. 14 - to travel into space. A NASA Astronaut, he will pilot the Space Shuttle Endeavour for mission STS-126. It will be his first voyage into space.

Veterans Day events in Hampton Roads - The Virginian-Pilot, VA
College of The Albemarle will present “USS Indianapolis: Still at Sea’’ at 7 pm today and again at 10 am Wednesday in its auditorium to honor the service ...

Local veterans are 'More Than a Name on a Wall' - Spartanburg Herald Journal, SC
One was also on board the USS Indianapolis when it was torpedoed. Three died as Japanese prisoners of war. She found stories about local men such as William ...

Skydiving Veteran - AP
Tora! Tora! Tora! from Serious Amateur Photography by Jeff Lynch
2008 Air and Space Show at Kennedy Space Center
from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut by Damaris B. Sarria

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1 comment:

jack said...

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