Monday, November 17, 2008

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Blues gets new leader - Pensacola News Journal, FL
He joined the flight demonstration team, in September. McWherter, a 1990 graduate of The Citadel, is a former Top Gun instructor and commander of the World ...

Blues bring it home Pensacola News Journal
Blue Angels final 2008 show - GTP Forums
Photo: AJ-clicks

Air Force Week underway in Los Angeles from Air Force Times - News
LOS ANGELES — Air Force Week in Los Angeles kicked off Friday with an opening ceremony, expo and aircraft flyover at the Hollywood & Highland Center in the heart of Hollywood.

'Fly Girls' Exhibit Honors First Military Women Aviators from Aero-News Network
WASPs Paved The Way For Future Generations Of Military Women To Serve On November 14, the same day the first woman was promoted to the rank of four-star general, the "Fly Girls of World War II" exhibit opened in honor of the first US military-trained women aviators.
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Tuskegee Airman to speak at SPFHS Alumni Association meeting Nov. 18 - Suburban News, NJ
Nettingham was a radio operator and a gunner on a B-25 in the 477th Bomb Group and mentions that, at 89, age takes its toll on the remaining ranks of ...

Woman receives piece of uncle’s downed B-24 from Stars and Stripes
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Shirley Morehead plans to place a piece of metal in an honored place in her Canton, Ohio, home as a memorial to an uncle she's mourned for some 63 years. It's a c...

Hiroshima historian returns fragments of shot-down bomber to loved ones in U.S.
from Stars and Stripes
The remnants of a U.S. Army B-24 Liberator shot down over Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II were returned to U.S. soil last week. The pieces of fuselage from the "Taloa" had...

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk - N85104 - Video from Military Photos by livingwarbirds
Video of the Curtiss P-40N Warhawk - N85104. Shot last summer in Camarillo California

Ex-RAAF pilot turns to air racing - The Age, Australia
A former RAAF fighter pilot who flew combat operations in Iraq will become the first Australian to fly in the Red Bull Air Race. NSW man Matt Hall obtained ...

Newark Air Museum 16-11-08 from avimuseumzone by WireFox
Whilst re-painting the Mig 23ML at the museum (yes, not only do I 'yap' about aircraft, I do get my 'hands dirty' often at my local museum. Here is some shots taken today during lunch-break. ...

Museum report- East Kirkby 15-11-08 from avimuseumzone by WireFox
This is the Lincolnshire Aviation Museum at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire on the Skegness road the A155. This museum has been open for some years now and gets better everytime we visit it.
It was opened by to farmers who own the land which this former wartime bomber was sixty odd years ago, in memory of their elder brother killed on active service with Bomber Command during the war. ...

M is for… from Looking skyward by Flighty
It seemed somewhat incredible that on Friday 6th June this year this Meteor T.7 wl419 that I saw fly overhead to land at RAF Northolt for that weekend’s Families Day and Charity Photocall has it’s origins back in World War Two! ...

Remembrance Day 2008 # 1: Got there and Initial Pictures
from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
In my last post, I indicated that the weather was not too good for the trip to Masterton/Hood Aerodrome for the Remembrance Day flying display. The Wellington ATIS* was reporting a surface wind of 340 deg, 25 knots, gusting to 35 knots and the 2000' wind was 330 deg, 32 knots. This may not sound too bad, except that Wellington consists of, and is surrounded by, a multitude of hills. Also, due to cloud, we had to travel south of the ranges positioned to the east of Wellington, so we anticipated getting a hammering. ...
Remembrance Day 2008 # 2: Stampe SV.4
from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
Here are a number of pictures of the Stampe SV.4. I'm not too familiar with this type, although as one commentator [at the flying display] stated, it looks similar to an DH82A [Tiger Moth]. Perhaps, if you don't look to closely at the tail, the wings or the fuselage [did I miss anything?] :-) ...

Remembrance Day 2008 # 3: Pfalz DIII
from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
The Pfalz DIII was a German fighter aircraft and to my mind one of the more streamlined aircraft of World War One [note the rounded fuselage]. As with all the other aircraft, this one put on a nice display both by itself and in conjunction with the other aircraft. ...
Business aviation to shine at Bahrain's new airshow from : Latest News
Business aviation will be an important facet of the new Bahrain Airshow to be staged in the Arabian Gulf state from January 21 to 23, 2010. The show will feature purpose-built chalets in front of which exhibitors will be able to park their display aircraft.

Young Eagle Program: Scouts Fly - KLTV, TX
These youngsters became young eagles after their flight, alll part of a program created in 1993 to get young people interested in flying. ...

Shuttle reaches space station - United Press International
HOUSTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The US space shuttle Endeavour reached the International Space Station Sunday afternoon, NASA said. With commander Chris Ferguson at the controls, Endeavour docked with the space station's Harmony Node at 5:01 pm EST.

Uncontrolled Airspace #108 "I Can Taste the Sake"
from Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast

Extreme cow tipping! from Fence Check [video]
Your Best Vapor Shot! from Fence Check
Aviation Nation 2008 Airshow Pictures from Military Photos by Chucky

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