Thursday, November 20, 2008

Indy Transponder 20-November 0316z

Indy air show moves to June as organizers target Blue Angels -
Greenfield Daily Reporter, USA
Another reason is that the move to June gives the air show the best shot at landing the Blue Angels as the headliner.

Aviator Bob Hoover to receive Order Of Saint Michael Today
California Chronicle, CA
Aviation and flying icon, Robert A. "Bob" Hoover will be installed into the prestigious Order of St. Michael from the Army Aviation Association of America. ...

Have you read Bob's book yet? I just ordered it! - Forever Flying

Flighttime Radio Show 26 from Flighttime Radio Show Podcast
We had Corky Fournof on the show this week. We tried to have him on a few weeks ago, but had technical difficulties. Corky is a movie stunt pilot that has been in a ton of movies. He is also working for Lopresti now as the demo pilot for the Lopresti Fury.

ROOKIES 2009 from Red Bull Air Race Video Podcast

Four Rookies to Join Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2009 from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Four new pilots from four countries and four continents will join the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2009, the largest crop of rookies in the history of the world's fastest growing motorsport. At age 24, Canada's Pete McLeod will be the youngest ever pilot in the high-speed, precision flying race, while the three other rookies - Japan's Yoshihide Muroya (35), Australia's Matt Hall (37), Germany's Matthias Dolderer (38) - are all also younger than reigning World Champion Hannes Arch (41) who joined in 2007. ...

Canadian pilot youngest ever to join Red Bull Air Race World ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
For the first time in Red Bull Air Race history, a Canadian pilot will join the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2009 as one of four new pilots from four countries and four continents at the world's fastest growing motorsport.

History Comes to Life on NSB Tarmac - Edge, FL
Another group of aviation admirers stared at the glistening chrome on the impressive B-25 Mitchell props. A third group, wandered into the hangar to look at ...

Oldest operating aircraft in the Air Force inventory retires to museum
from Air Force Live by Air Force Public Affairs
The Convair NC-131H Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS) landed on the back field of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force after its final flight on Nov. 7, 2008. [video]

Ninety-Nines' Christmas Toy Airlift scheduled for December from RSS Feed: News
The Virginia Ninety-Nines chapter is collecting new and unwrapped toys for families of military and wounded veterans during its annual Christmas Toy Airlift. Toys will be collected at airports around the state until Dec. 13, when volunteer pilots from each location will fly them to Chesterfield County Airport (FCI) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Must-see video on Skunk Works' stealth from The DEW Line by Stephen Trimble
Great short video documentary here on stealth featuring Allan Brown, Lockheed Martin's program manager and chief engineer for the F-117 stealth fighter.

USS Boxer on Fire during the Korean War from Military Photos by
My uncle said that when the main explosion went off that everyone on deck was lifted up 6 inches. Nine sailors were lost. [photos of the planes, carrier and some documentation included]

Coventry Night engine-run/photo-shoot. from avimuseumzone by WireFox
Allowed now to tell you of an event kicking-off around 16.00hrs GMT at Coventry Airport at the
'Classic Flight' hangars on the 14th of December. Costing £20 on the night or tickets available on line, it is hoped to run the DC-6, Avro Shackleton, Rapide x2 and engine run the venom also.
Possible SeaFury to be pushed out during this floodlight event. Warning, take extra warm clothing just in case its as 'Bloody' cold has last Decembers 'bash'. Me and Paul 'Chester' Davies
was 'blue' last year, so be warned. Hot food and 'tea' will be laid-on so I understand. We will attend to show you what went down.

Next-Gen Challenge: Selling Aviation from Jetwhine by Scott Spangler

Girls With Wings Flying Video from The Girls With Wings Blog by Lynda
[video] Thanks to Kristine, a Girls With Wings role model, for putting together this video of preflight, takeoff, enroute, and landing portions of her flight. It's a great visual aid for talking to girls about being a pilot. Video Podcast Feature from ForeFlight, Brick by Brick
Greg Summers is a ’student pilot’ (in “the pilot is always learning, sense, as he has his PPL and is on to instrument work) who is chronicling his journey through a blog and video podcast available on the web at He has produced 24 episodes of content, which is no small feat. We were tickled to learn that Greg profiled both ForeFlight Mobile 2.0 and ForeFlight Checklist in his latest episode, Episode #24.

NASA Challenges Students to Design a Supersonic Airliner from Military Photos
by Lt-Col A. Tack
A new NASA competition challenges high school and college students to research and design a small, supersonic airliner that could enter commercial service in the next decade. During the 2008-2009 academic year, individuals and teams of high school students will prepare well-documented short papers describing what needs to be accomplished to make supersonic flight available to commercial passengers by 2020. Advanced-curriculum high school students and college students will prepare longer papers that depict a highly efficient, environmentally friendly commercial aircraft that would emit only low sonic booms, and be ready for initial service in 2020.

Hornet celebrates 30th anniversary of first flight from AVIATION-NEWS by Marcel van Leeuwen
T-6 / SNJ / Texan / Harvard from Fence Check
Airshow pictures by photine (Laurie/laanba)

Send an extra Christmas Card this year - it's for one of the troops who has sacrificed for us. Send it to: A Recovering American Soldier c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center 6900 Georgia Avenue,NW Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

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