Friday, December 5, 2008

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Retirin’ Tiger - EAA News

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With 30 world altitude and time-to-climb records under its cowl, Bruce Bohannon’s Flyin’ Tiger is being retired from service. Builder and pilot Bohannon, EAA 169040, first introduced the highly modified RV-4 Exxon Flyin’ Tiger at the 1999 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Florida. Five months earlier Bohannon had donated his other world record-setter, a Miller-Bohannon JM-2 named Pushy Galore, to EAA’s AirVenture Museum. ...[FLiR]

Civil Air Patrol to honor women in military service from RSS Feed: News
A reception honoring 2008 Wreaths Across America participants will be held Dec. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, at Arlington National Cemetery. The event honors Worcester Wreath Co. owners Karen and Morrill Worcester and Civil Air Patrol members, who will lay wreaths at Arlington starting at 9 a.m. that day. [FLiR]

Barrington Irving to Students: "If You Build It, I'll Fly It" And They Did -
from AVWeb Podcast - Podcast
The next time someone asks general aviation booster Barrington Irving about the Zenith he's flying, he can smile and tell them, "My students built it." As part of his tireless efforts to promote GA to youth, Irving recently challenged a group of students at Experience Aviation to build a Zenith Zodiac XL and promised to fly it. Find out how he generates interest and raises funds in this podcast.

Rare Ford Tri-Motor Up For Auction in January from EAA -
The Experimental Aircraft Association
It's not very often an airplane of this pedigree becomes available on the open market, but a completely restored 1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor will be auctioned on January 17, 2009, during - of all things - the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Vulcan pilot hangs up flying suit from Alert 5 - Military Aviation News
Former RAF Squadron Leader David Thomas, chief pilot of the Vulcan bomber, has retired from flying the iconic aircraft.
Thomas flew Vulcan XH558 to RAF Bruntingthorpe for mothballing and was at the controls when it flew again on Oct. 18 last year.
Ex Squadron Leader Martin Withers will take over his role.

Kochi: A scintillating aerobatic show by the famed Sagar Pawan [Wikipedia entry] squadron, a solemn Beating Retreat ceremony and a marvellously synchronised continuity drill ... [FLiR]

F-104 profiles
from David Cenciotti's weblog - the most visited Italian Aviation Blog by David Cenciotti
Richard J. Caruana, an established aviation author and illustrator, sent me the following file f-104-layout_low containing an interesting series of F-104 profiles. The profiles were published on MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL no. 41, December 2008 issue, within a feature that is dedicated exclusively to operational colour schemes worn by the F-104s serving with the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF). The file also contains detailed views of the markings, stencils, roundels and bagdes of the various Italian units that were equipped with the Starfighter.
Below, a preview of one of the...

SAAF stops air shows, for now - Independent Online
However, Van der Westhuizen said SAAF aircraft would still be on display at their annual Air Force Museum days. "There won't be any air shows during the week or on the annual Air Force Museum days, but our aircraft will be on display," he said.

Flight Line internet Radio turns 50000 on December 5th
PRLog.Org (press release), Romania
... featuring "The Warbird Beer Show," "General Aviation News," audio overview of "The Indy Transponder" as well as commentary from Capt'N Chris and "Plane ...

ONLINE GAME RACE STILL ON from Red Bull Air Race News
The 2008 Red Bull Air Race season may be over, but it's not too late to enter the online game which runs until the end of December. Test your skills on the virtual Red Bull Air Race track and see if you’ve got what it takes to be the 2008 online game champion and be in with a chance to win a trip to one of the stops next year.

Veteran Astronaut Carl Walz Leaves NASA from NASA Breaking News
NASA astronaut Carl Walz is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector.

Survivor of sunken WWII carrier speaks in BC - Battle Creek Enquirer, MI
Thelen was one of 1196 crew members on the USS Indianapolis, a heavy cruiser, sunk during the final weeks of World War II with the worst loss of life in US ...

A close encounter with the legend of the Indianapolis - Courier Connection, ME
The next ship he stepped aboard was the ill-fated USS Indianapolis, commanded by Captain Charles Butler McVay III. “I shook Capt. McVay’s hand,” Payeur said ...

Harpo Celaya recalls WWII ordeal at sea - Casa Grande Valley Newspapers, AZ
By DANIEL DULLUM, Staff Writer However, watching an educational video about the sinking of Celaya's ship, the USS Indianapolis, proved difficult for the ...

Photographs of Airports Around the World from A Welsh View by Robert Gale
Amazing Hot Air Balloons Of The World from Amazing Facts by amazingfacts
Red Flag 09-1 10/20/2008 - 10/31/2008 from Fence Check

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