Monday, November 17, 2008

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Indy Air Show moves to June from News from
The 2009 Indianapolis Air Show will take place at Mt. Comfort Airport on June 5-7, about two months earlier than in previous years. Updates on scheduled performers can be found in the coming months at

Lights, camera, Air Force Week
from Air Force Link Top Stories by (Lt. Col. Francisco G. Hamm)
The Air Force got ready for its "Hollywood close up" at 25,000 feet in the clouds during a Nov. 12 air-refueling mission near the Grand Canyon as media and entertainment professionals got a rare, extreme close-up look at the airlift and tanker missions....

C-119 Flying Boxcar Lands In Hagerstown!! from
After a five day journey from Greybull, Wyoming to Hagerstown, Maryland the crew lands the C-119 for the last time on Sunday November 16, 2008. More to come....Thank you to all who made this great day happen!! ...

Aero-TV: AirShow Safety--According To The AirBoss (Part 1) -
Aero-News Network, FL
Royce is known through out the aviation and air show industries as the premier Air Boss for his unique ability to design and control complex or difficult ...

WASP exhibit opens in Arlington
from Air Force Link Top Stories by (Tech. Sgt. April Lapetoda)
The Fly Girls of World War II traveling exhibit began its national tour at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Nov. 14 here.
The exhibit, which is dedicated to the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, features a history of the WASP.
The exhibit includes the "WASP Film Strip," an "Above and Beyond" tribute, a 26-foot WASP Timeline, WASP standups, uniformed mannequins and hundreds of photos. Also featured is a special tribute to the 38 WASPs who lost their lives in service to the United States, WASP memorabilia, a celebration of their final battle for recognition, and a mosaic featuring the face of each WASP. ...

Total In-Flight Simulator makes final flight to museum
from Air Force Link Top Stories by (Holly Jordan )
A piece of aviation history was retired and transferred to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB Nov. 7. The 1955 Convair C-131 ...

Tampa Police Department Pioneer Aviator Ford Dies - Tampa Tribune, FL
By JOSH POLTILOVE | The Tampa Tribune "He was the most wonderful man in the world," said his wife of 26 years, Joyce Ann. "He was so generous, kind, ...

Remembrance Day 2008 # 8: Sopwith F.1 Camel Scout from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings
If the Fokker Dreidecher is one of the most recognisable German aircraft of World War One, the Sopwith F.1 Camel Scout must be right up there for the British. The Camel was built around the same period as the Dreidecher, although in much larger numbers. ...

Bomber veterans meet the public - Yorkshire Post
By Paul Jeeves SECOND WORLD WAR bomber veterans were at the Yorkshire Air Museum yesterday to meet the public and sign memorabilia commemorating their heroic efforts. ...

British Pilot Reported Missing On English Channel Flight from Aviation & Aerospace News
Only Person Believed Onboard Cirrus SR22 French search crews are working to locate any sign of a Cirrus SR22 that went missing Sunday night off the Channel island of Jersey.

Granddaughter's First Flight! from Pilots of America Message Board by jshawley
... I fear I have created a monster, and another addict.:yesnod:s5: Regardless, it did this old geezer good to finally take Kelsey up. She was all smiles the whole time. ...

NASCAR driver Kyle Petty passes checkride from AOPA Pilot Blog:
Reporting Points by Al Marsh
One of the newest pilots in the country is NASCAR race-car driver Kyle Petty, who passed his checkride recently in Concord, North Carolina, in a Cessna 172. Petty already owns a Columbia 400 and is in the process of transitioning to his beautiful new airplane. You’ll see it for yourself in a video to accompany an upcoming article in AOPA Pilot. ...

Name that plane from Pilots of America Message Board by TangoWhiskey
OK, searched the archives, and I don't see this one having been presented before. Saw this at the airport on Saturday. Name that plane (the YELLOW one in the foreground! I purposely framed the other in the background for scale reference): ...

NASA Sikorsky S-72 RSRA (MV-22 Alternative?) from Military Photos by Ordie
Back in the 1980's NASA tested a hybrid airplane/helicopter.
The aircraft took off and landed as a conventional aircraft but once airborne its rotors stopped and flew conventionally as a plane. In case of an emergency the rotors could be ejected and operate as a conventional plane. ...

Dago @ PRS 2008 from photo by dave102269
Just finished this and a few other clips from 2008 season.

Wings Over Long Beach from Fence Check

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