Sunday, November 30, 2008

Indy Transponder 30-November 1330z

Steve McQueen was a pilot, not a celebrity, at Santa Paula Airport - Los Angeles Times [FLiR]
Mike Dewey, a retired movie stunt flier who also helped instruct McQueen, was impressed with his "incredible discipline" as he practiced grueling aerobatic ...

DOLDERER PUTS GERMANY BACK ON THE AIR RACE MAP - Germany’s Matthias Dolderer has had his eye on the Red Bull Air Race since it was created and now the 38-year-old German has the chance to put his heart and soul into it as well. Dolderer, who has 24 years of flying experience, earned his wings for a spot in next year’s world championship after a strong showing in September’s Qualifying Camp.

Pioneering Hilliard aviator soars into Hall of Fame - Delaware News, OH
The Powder Puff Derby was an annual air race from a West Coast point to an East Coast point, stopping at predetermined destinations in between. ...

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Fly-In from Fence Check

Orlando pilot prepares for trip around the globe - Houston Chronicle, United States
In 2006, Carol Foy of Spicewood, Texas, won an all-female air race across the United States. Foy, 52, has a cousin with Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS. ...

Tokyo raider 'Davey' Jones, WWII hero, dies in Tucson - Arizona Daily Star, AZ
He was one of the raiders who used B-25 bombers to hit targets in Japan in April 1942, a few months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. ...

A Doolittle Raider Makes His Last Flight from Military Photos by Wildgoose
FORT WALTON BEACH — Wednesday the country lost a World War II hero and Fort Walton Beach lost a local icon. Ret. United States Air Force Master Sgt. Edwin Horton Jr., who was a part of the famed
Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, died at the age of 92. The Raiders were the first Americans to bomb the Japanese homeland during WWII. The 80 crew members were credited with boosting American morale in what would become a hard fought journey toward victory and V-J Day in August 1945.Following Horton's death and the death of a fellow Raider, Maj. Gen. Davy Jones one day earlier, the number of surviving Raiders is down to nine of 80.

Doolittle Raider Ed Horton Jr. dies at 92 - The News Herald, FL
Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Ed Horton Jr., who flew with the famed Doolittle Raiders, died at the age of 92. The Raiders were the first Americans to bomb ...

The Father of Airmail Looks Back from Air & Space Magazine

A RAF Mk XVIII restored to its 28 Squadron paint scheme has made the Atlantic crossing safely crated and is now being re-assembled in ASB Co-Founder Jim Beasley's hangar. Once flying, it will be one of only three flying in the world.
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Judith Resnik from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
This blog sponsored by Winged Victory: Women in Aviation website. Astronaut Judith Resnik (April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986) was an American engineer and astronaut who was killed in the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L.

On board the Cavour aircraft carrier from David Cenciotti's weblog - the most visited Italian Aviation Blog by David Cenciotti
On Nov. 9, during the Armed Forces Day celebrations (see also: November 4th 2008 - 90th Anniversary of the end of WWI) I went to Civitavecchia to visit the brand new Italian aircraft carrier Cavour. Nave Cavour (550) was commisioned to Fincantieri on Nov 22 2000. The ship sailed for the first time in December 2006 and was delivered to the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) on March 27 2008. The Cavour should enter the active service by the Summer 2009. The new ship of the ItNavy…

Present at Creation from Air & Space Magazine

Art meets aviation in winning drawing - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Janice Crompton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As his classmates look on, Malone Simon, a third-grader at Joe Walker Elementary School, explains his artwork, which was a winner in the state Department of Transportation's aviation art contest.

Santa flying into Aviation Heritage Center Dec. 6 - Sheboygan Press, WI
Santa's reindeer are resting up for Christmas Eve, so he will be arriving by airplane at the Aviation Heritage Center at Sheboygan County Memorial Airport ...

Museum in French Polynesia honors Jacques Brel's second life - Dallas Morning News
The Brel museum is part of the Paul Gauguin museum in Atuona village, Hiva Oa. The island is best reached via the passenger freighter Aranui 3...

P51 Mustang from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
Here's an image currently doing well in our gallery. On Friday it was the site's most highly viewed image. See some more images from AirSpace member

Photographer Interview: Dave "Bio" Baranek published - Fence Check was fortunate to have one of those F-14 crewmen-cum-photographers, CDR David “Bio” Baranek, USN (Ret.), talk to us about his experiences and his photography.

Welcome to Phantoms Phorever! from Fence Check - Hi all, Would this be a good contribution?? Taken at Torrejon AB in October

Feel the heat! from Fence Check - Ill throw some buckeye heat in here:
Feel the heat! from Fence Check - The funny thing about the desert is its not hard to feel the heat.

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