Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Indy Transponder 10-December 1202z

Blue Angels’ new commander grew up in DeKalb - Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA
A commander in the US Navy, McWherter flies them so well that the 39-year-old recently became the new commanding officer of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s ...

ICAS Releases North American MILITARY SCHEDULES- USN Blue Angels to Make First Tuscaloosa Alabama Appearance! from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Direct from the annual ICAS convention in Las Vegas, Alabama is pleased to provide you all the military team show schedules for the 2009 season. Yes, the Blues are coming to Tuscaloosa!!!!! See Schedule below to see where your favorite teams will be flying. [click here]

Warbird Obsession - Air & Space
“Warbird intoxication is a widespread ailment, even if most of the afflicted get no closer than photographs or static aircraft displays and flybys at airshows,” according to author John Fleischman.

EAA AirVenture to honor humanitarian service from RSS Feed: News
The breadth and depth of good works accomplished by general aviation will be in the spotlight at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2009, as a weeklong "Fly for Life" program recognizes those who fly to serve others around the world. The 57th annual EAA convention will be held July 27 through August 2 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

WWII flier honored after 64 years - Kansas City Star, MO
Ireland received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service on a B-17 bomber while flying missions over Europe. A former bindery company owner who lives ...

Aviation Museum discussed at VB mtg - WAVY-TV, VA
... collections of World War II and Korean war era fighters, bombers and trainers, many consider the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach a treasure. ...

Holiday Science Fest gives parents, kids a fun break from the busy season from by jmaclean
A typical Winter Break scene: visiting relatives have left, presents are left in a pile on the floor and parents are scrambling to find things their children can do to fight boredom. So what’s a parent to do? Bring their kids to the Air Zoo’s annual Holiday Science Fest, of course.

They're taking off, eh? - Orillia Today, Canada
Canada’s renowned Snowbirds will perform an air show in Orillia next June in support of the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area. ...

AirshowEuro from
Polands Random/Sadkow airshow on the 29th and 30th August 2009 are talking (not confirmed) a Mig 21 from Romania and from Belarus, Su 27, Su 24 and II.76. Ukranian Air Force
also sending Su 27. Mig 29 v F-16 Dogfight demo by the Polish Air Force is making the show more tempting by the hour.

Four inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame from RSS Feed: News
Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame will induct four new members to its ranks at a formal ceremony at the hall's base in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, next spring.

Aircraft technicians help to resurrect F-86 Sabre for Centennial ... -
"This is an amazing example of how a private not-for-profit foundation partnered with a number of key people with strong Air Force roots. ...

Local air ace donates German shrapnel to Comox Air Force Museum -
... the The story of the fragment's long journey from the mouth of an 88-millimetre anti-aircraft gun to the museum was told by Wing Commander (ret'd) Warren himself in a recent informal ceremony attended by W/C Warren's wife Melba and daughter Wendy.

Vids:WW2 Test Pilots, Shuttling B-17s to Russia, Roaming P-47s, A-20s, Tommy Guns... from Military Photos by zeno303
Zeno’s Warbird Video Drive-In Very Big December 2008 Newsletter
You’re invited to drop by Zeno's Drive-In for this month’s holiday offering of five exciting World War II documentary films playing over Internet. December marks the record breaking introduction of four Premiers at the Matinee, and the return of one of our most popular films ever, "The 362nd Fighter Group on the Prowl Over Germany."

One-man jet ready to cash in - New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
Glenn Martin, of Christchurch, created an international sensation when he exhibited his Martin Jetpack at America's biggest consumer airshow, EAA Airventure ...

Birmingham's 1st Aviation Art Expo & Gala Video from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
BIRMINGHAM AL- Last weekend the Southern Museum of Flight hosted Birmingham's first Southeastern Aviation Art Expo. Almost two hundred guests attending a Friday evening gala enjoyed a showcase of aviation art displayed among outstanding museum exhibits. The fundraiser and juried art show included hors d'oeuvres, drinks and live jazz.

Airspeed Wrapping Up 2008 - Holiday Special In Process!
from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)

SPACE CAMP Grad and NASA Astronaut Scheduled for Space Shuttle Flight
from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
HUNTSVILLE, AL - Space Camp graduate and Space Camp Hall of Fame inductee Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger is scheduled to fly aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in February, 2010. She will become the first Space Camp graduate to actually fly in space!

Display features Ringenberg - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN
A Florida aviation attraction is featuring the barrier-busting female pilots of World War II, including Fort Wayne native Margaret Ringenberg.
Fantasy of Flight in Polk City has a new display about the Women Airforce Service Pilots organization called "WASP - A Passionate Pursuit."

Taking flight...sorta from Circle and Squares by Jason266
I first saw the image of the proposed balloon tower on the cover of the Indianapolis Business Journal from a distance. From a distance, I was intrigued. I had thoughts of 1893 Chicago and George Ferris Jr. and turning the world on its head. Then I got a closer look. And read the article.

EA-18G Growler from Military Photos by 2495
T-6 / SNJ / Texan / Harvard from Fence Check
P-51 Mustang from Fence Check
A jewel of a find on Google from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Jill Tallman
Space Shuttle to FL on Sunday from FlightAware > Discussions
US Air Force Thunderbirds Display Team from Fence Check

Pick your air show headline

USAF Thunderbirds to Headline Vectren Dayton Air Show - Indy Transponder
Air Force Thunderbirds to return next fall - Sacramento Bee, USA
Air Force Thunderbirds returning to Cleveland airshow - The Plain Dealer - OH

U S Navy's Blue Angles to Headline 2009 Indianapolis Air Show - Indy Transponder
US Navy Blue Angels to highlight 2009 Airshow in Salinas - The Salinas Californian, CA
Navy Blue Angels coming to Air Show - Sun newspapers [Florida]
Air Show will return with Blue Angels in September - Record-Searchlight [Redding]
Blue Angels to perform at AirFest - Janesville Gazette, WI
Blue Angels back for air show - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL

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