Friday, November 21, 2008

Indy Transponder 21-November 2229z

Stuart Air Show breaks attendance record - Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription), FL
By Monique Mattiace STUART — This year’s Visiting Nurse Association Stuart Air Show attracted the most spectators in the 10 years the organization has ...

US Airforce Thunderbirds To Fly Over Kenan Stadium -, NC
By UNC-Chapel Hill, Press Release,
Just prior to the kickoff of the UNC/NC State game tomorrow, two United States Air Force T-38 Thunderbird ...

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Renowned Aviator and Clay Lacy | Air Capital Insider from
Native Wichitan Clay Lacy was in town last night to speak at Wichita State University. Lacy began flying at age 12. He flew for United Airlines for almost 41 years. He’s also set 29 speed records, flown 300 types of airplanes and has more than 55,000 flight hours under his belt. Along the way, Lacy was manager of Learjet sales for the western states before starting his own charter and FBO business in California. He may best be known for his work providing...

Sanford pauses for Veteran's Day (Nov. 20, 2008) - Register Your Thoughts, ME
“When he returned to Maine in 1945, he happened to be flying a B-17,” Auger said. “He instructed his navigator to find Mousam Lake on the map because he ...

Spectacular Military Aircraft Flyovers, Interactive Expos ... - (press release), CA
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Spectacular events, free to the public throughout Southern California for individuals and ...

Mickey Rupp's Racer#5 - OLD CROW / SAMURAI from
So, I'd like to hereby submit a mini-archive photo gallery of both versions of Mickey's Mustang racer, to hopefully remedy this oversight a wee bit, and for the edification & enjoyment of AAFO site goers.
With that spirit in mind, I must add that watching Mickey race his P-51 during its' brief tenure, provided some of my most favorite fan experiences in following air racing events over the past 34-consecutive years. What a stick man Mickey was out on the racecourse! ...

Beck-Mahoney "Sorceress" on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
from via AAFO
Fitted with only a single 135-horsepower Lycoming O-290-D2 engine, this unique metal staggerwing biplane flew to many victories during its distinguished career in the 1970s. Noted air racing pilot Don Beck purchased the Sorceress in 1972 and flew it to many more wins. Beck gave the aircraft to the Museum in 1984.

Daily Headlines from the IndyTransponder can now be heard on...

Connie captures Luftie's last prop glory days from Left Field by David Field
[photo]First you build a hanger, then you rebuild the plane. And that's what Luftie is doing up in the snowy wilds of the great state of Maine with its newly built hangar at the Auburn-Lewiston airport. There, it's officially commenced restoration of the Lockheed 'Super Star,' the first long-haul aircraft operated by Lufthansa capable of non-stop trans-Atlantic flights...

Off Duty, Technology - Air Force Times
These warbirds — vintage military aircraft now used for aerobatics and formation flying — cut across the horizon, leave trails of smoke and spiral at ...

Test Flying the XF-90 from Air & Space Magazine
Considered one of the most appealing fighters ever built, Lockheed’s XF-90 enjoys a first-rate reputation with aviation enthusiasts — something of a surprise, given that only two were ever built....

The Blakesburg Fly-In from Air & Space Magazine
The Antique Airplane Association’s annual fly-in in Blakesburg, Iowa, last September paid homage to 75 years of air mail, and some of the visiting craft actually flew mail in the legendary early years. Some of the airplanes are family heirlooms. Some of them are one of a kind. All have a story to tell. ...

Samson Motorworks SkyBike™ from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Shall I drive there or fly there? Pick any two. The Samson Motorworks SkyBikeTM, part motorcycle, part airplane, all fun according to the company's press release. With patent-pending telescoping wings, one can now drive to an airport, extend the wings and fly away, landing at any other airport, and then drive off - no rental car or waiting in line. ...

Flighttime Radio Show 45 from Flighttime Radio Show Podcast
Brian and Milford were in the studio and have a very special guest. Jamail Larkins was the recipient of and EAA Young Eagle Flight, and his career in aviation literally took-off! ...

Flighttime Radio Show 37 from Flighttime Radio Show Podcast
Brian and Milford were in the studio and talked the first half of the show with callers about matters important to aviators like the problems ethanol causes. During the second half, Special Guest Chris Hatfield discussed with Milford and Brian about his adventures as Canadaâs first astronaut and space walker. He also talked about Canadaâs Centennial of Flight and the Hawk One Project. Later in the show, Lt. Col. Steve Will, Commander of the Canadian âSnow Birdsâ and is also Team Lead and Demonstration Pilot for the Centennial "Golden Hawks" Flight Demonstration Team. He told stories and of adventures of the 9 aircraft "Snow Birds" precision flight team and the development and plans of "Hawk One."

A Lifetime of Air Force Memories from News
A lifetime of Air Force memories is now available to military researchers and historians thanks to Second World War veteran John Griffin. For more than 60 years, Mr. Griffin collected everything to do with the history of military aviation in...

Hawk One Lands in Cold Lake from News
Photo Credit: Corporal Kevin Sauve, Canadian ForcesThe next chapter on the Golden Hawk began at 5:30 this afternoon when it landed safely at Cold Lake, Alberta. The next phase of this project will see a team of experts transform...

Historic plane celebrates 15th anniversary in York - Darlington and Stockton Times, UK
Mr Tempest said: "We bought the Victor mainly due to the 1993 Flypast magazine feature on the final operational days and a mention that no museum or ...

British Airshows is Back with a Bang! from PlanesTV (BETA) -
Aviation Action by Iain PlanesTV
[video] - Red Arrows over Beachy Head [free-but registry required]

Plane makes emergency landing in field from - Top Stories
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Authorities say no one was injured when a small plane made an emergency landing in a field near Bloomington and hit a tree.

Vets share war stories via 'Skype' - The Daily Advance, NC
By Toby Tate Like the USS Indianapolis, the USS Forrestal was a casualty of war that former Forrestal crew member Bob Kohler says he will never forget. ...

Friday feature: Plane ugly from The DEW Line by Stephen Trimble
Warbirds Air to Air from Fence Check
French Tucano from Fence Check
Alpha Jet from Fence Check
Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon -- user reports from Fence Check
Scott Air Show - Air Power over the Midwest from Fence Check
Top Ten the best fighters from Military Photos by Military Informant

2008 AW&ST Photo Contest - via AAFO
Recommend your favorite photos. There are more than 200 finalists from Aviation Week & Space Technology's 17th Annual Photo Contest. The ones that get the most recommendations will be published in the Dec. 22/29 Art & Photography issue. See the photos in these special galleries and vote. ...

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