Sunday, November 23, 2008

Indy Transponder 23-November 2200z

A World at War: Fairview Park couple both served during WWII
The Plain Dealer -, OH [FLiR]
Jack Burda remembers the B-25 bomber that was hit by enemy fire during a night mission and tried limping to a rescue at Okinawa. Before the plane got there, ...

Daughter gains insights of father through his WWII journal - Winona Daily News, MN [FLiR]
He joined the 12th Bomb Group, 81st Bomb Squadron for an air campaign in the Mediterranean and served as a rear gunner in a B-25 airplane. ...

2009 Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards Registration - Space Prizes [FLiR]
Call for Entries for Pete Conrad “Spirit of Innovation” Awards - Space for All:
Officials with The Conrad Foundation today announced there are only a few weeks left to register for the Pete Conrad “Spirit of Innovation” Awards. ...
For this year’s competition, student teams will create an entrepreneurial enterprise and develop a concept centered around one of the following: lunar exploration; innovative products for use in personal spaceflight; or answering Al Gore's challenge to craft a clean, carbon-free way of using renewable energy to change everyday life. ...

Christmas present anyone?? from PPRuNe Forums by RICKO
... I had the pleasure of being a part of the 'special' Hawk paint scheme for 19 Squadron and produced a calendar for the squadron charity. ...

SPAD: A-1E Skyraider from
The Unwanted Blog by admin [photo credit]
On display at the Hill Aerospace Museum is a pristine example of the the Viet Nam era Douglas A-1E Skyraider, used as a ground attack “bomb truck.” Nicknamed “Spad” due to its slow speed (compared to the contemporary jet fighters), the Spad was nevertheless quite popular amongst American ground forces due to its ability to open up an industrial sized can of whoopass on the VC and NVA. ...

Southern Museum of Flight to Host First Annual Aviation Art Expo
from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
BIRMINGHAM AL- Southern Museum of Flight will host the First Annual Southeastern Aviation Art Expo on December 5, 2008, an exciting two-day exposition for all who love and appreciate aircraft and aviation art. The Southeastern Aviation Art Expo will feature artists from various disciplines, including drawing and illustration, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and sculpture, among many others.
The main event will be a Friday night gala, December 5, 2008 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm, featuring a wine and cheese party, as well as a live jazz band as a fundraising event for the museum. The Southeastern Aviation Art Expo will be open to the public on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 until 3:00 pm, giving museum visitors and patrons the opportunity to view the art and speak with the artists.
The Southern Museum of Flight offers four main exhibit halls, a climate controlled environment, rest rooms, a gift shop, meeting rooms, and shop facilities against an excellent backdrop of full-scale aircraft diorama displays and exhibits. The museum is located close to the Birmingham International Airport for those arriving by air. There are many excellent hotels and restaurants located throughout the Birmingham metro area. ...

Rocket Man Plans Flight Over Colorado Gorge from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
DENVER - Rocket man, Eric Scott, plans to use a hydrogen-peroxide powered jet pack to travel 1,500 feet across the Royal Gorge near Canon City, CO Monday, pushing the outer limits of a technology long ago abandoned by the military.
The Royal Gorge, cut by the Arkansas River in southern Colorado, is more than 1,100 feet deep. The Royal Gorge Bridge that spans it was the site of ...

Local museum faces challenges, loss of airplanes - Shreveport Times
However, those who know him remember that one of his proudest days was when he saw a derelict B-29 bomber emerge from the belly of a C-5 Galaxy transport, to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of neglect to blossom in the museum's air park.

Modern IAF wants to archive its flying history - Hindu
At the moment, the only place where one can see these vintage aircraft, the IAF's strike force of yesteryears, is at its museum at Palam Air Station here. The IAF is using a few of the aircraft already on display at the museum for the resurrection ...

New to a blog near you - Flight Line Internet Radio! from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings
It has been an interesting few days for me and this blog. A few days ago I was contacted by Don of Flight Line Internet Radio asking if I was interested in putting out an audio version of some of my blog content. I have never considered doing this before [I figure I'd get bored with the sound of my voice quite quickly - and so would everyone else! No cheeky responses required, thank you!], but after a couple of discussions in email and on Skype, I've decided to give it a go!
At this stage, there will be occasional pieces put together every now and then, commenting on some of the things I've experienced in GA flying in New Zealand. My first piece has been submitted, and it's loosely based on Remembrance Day 2008 flying display at Masterton from the past week ....

The Wings Stayed On!: Airport Accomdation Options from
From the Weird and Whacky files:
We've all cooled our heels in airport terminals .... Well here are two different approaches to handling this time.
In Stockholm they've come up with a new way to use old airplanes.
In Mexico a Japanese gentleman seems to be a Tom Hanks fan from the Terminal movie.

Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase from
Mustang Flight of Three from
Pictures of Planes from FlightAware > Discussions
NEW WACO RESTORATION from The Biplane Forum

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