Friday, December 12, 2008

Indy Transponder 12-December 1000z

Thunderbirds, Golden Knights to perform at Robins air show in May - Macon Telegraph, GA
The Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, and the Army's Golden Knights parachute team are scheduled to perform May 2-3 at the ...

OCEAN CITY: Thunderbirds booked for '09 air show - Bethany Beach Wave, DE
... demonstration squads like the Thunderbirds, the Navy’s Blue Angels, the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team or the Snowbirds of the Canadian Air Force. ...

EAA AirVenture's 'Fly For Life' to Recognize Aviators Who Fly for Humanitarian Goals
from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
The breadth and depth of good works accomplished by general aviation will be in the spotlight at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, as a weeklong "Fly for Life" program will recognize those who fly to serve others around the world.

Dash For LifeCarolAnn Garrat (EAA 673442) and Carol Foy (EAA 258216) landed safely at Orlando International Airport (MCO) to completed their flight around the world to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), The Orlando Sentinel reported on Thursday morning. ... To read their flight log or to help support their cause, visit

New Aviation Event Announced in Denver
from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. (CSA) announced the creation of the Colorado Sport International Air Show and Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In (RMRFI) at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Denver, Colorado, on August 22-23, 2009. This new event brings a substantial general aviation air show and fly to the Denver metro area, making it easily accessible to flight enthusiasts.

Blue Ash Airport improvements one step closer from AOPA News
The FAA has completed a necessary airspace study that marks the next step in progress toward a reconfigured and revitalized Blue Ash Airport.

Betty Jane Williams dies at 89; WASP test pilot during WWII - Los Angeles Times, CA
It only responds to skill, and I was bitten by the aviation bug." Six months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Williams earned her pilot's license in a ...
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Crisis a world away from Avalon's airshow city - Australian Star, Australia
THE financial crisis gripping many industries around the globe seems a world away from the upcoming Avalon Airshow. Organisers yesterday boasted of ...

Iraq – Texan II Aircraft, Spare Parts and Other Support
from AVIATION-NEWS by Marcel van Leeuwen
WASHINGTON, December 10, 2008 – On Dec. 9, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 36 AT-6B Texan II Aircraft as well as associated support. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $520 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a [...]

Sport Pilot Rule Comes Through for Jessica Cox!
from AviationBull - Where pilots go to shoot the bull... by Jason
The beauty of the Sport Pilot rule is that it makes flying possible for many healthy people who just don't qualify for an official (and expensive) FAA medical certificate. ... What makes this special and why did she choose an Ercoupe? She was born with no arms. The Ercoupe was designed with a aileron/rudder interconnect, eliminating the need for rudder pedals. ...check out her website: ...

Macchi from Another Time by DT Linn
Earlier this year a forum post caught my eye. A very nice scale replica of a Macchi seaplane was pictured and the pilot posted his comments. Thanks for Roger Cain for the pictures and Eric Presten for the commentary and their permission to post it here. To see all the pictures and comments click here.
Eric writes... "I did the first three flights on the Macchi M-5 that are shown in the pictures above. It was built by Jason Petrolje in Holland, Michigan. A man of amazing talent. He has also built, an Albatros and a Spad over the years, both of which have since been sold to other owners. ...

Florida airport earns good will through pilot outreach from AOPA News
The pilots who use Florida's Venice Municipal are excited about their airport, and they're hoping their enthusiasm is contagious. Using a local holiday parade and airport birthday celebration to reach out to the nonflying public, pilots helped engender good will for their airport despite long-running battles over noise and safety issues.

Air Force Airmen get a shot at making commercials from Air Force Live by Air Force Public Affairs
A video contest for every Airman began December 1 providing an opportunity for Airmen to develop and produce videos to capture their vision of an effective Air Force recruiting and retention TV commercial. ...

The Airship that Wiggles Beats the Wind from Ares by Graham Warwick
Airships are attracting a lot of interest for persistent surveillance because of their ability to stay aloft at high altitudes for long periods - weeks, months, maybe even years. But lighter-than-air vehicles have well-known drawbacks. They can be hard to handle in winds because of their size, meaning they have to ascend and descend in calm weather. Managing buoyancy as fuel is consumed and the airship climbs is also a challenge. ...

Fly, Hover and Soar with Helicopters and Planes Galore! from PR Newswire: Indiana
MUNCIE, Ind., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Be a kid again at the 11th Annual Academy of Model Aeronautics 2009 Expo featuring radio-controlled model airplanes, helicopters, trains, cars, boats and more -- along with live demonstrations on January 9-11 at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, California.
The three day expo, open to public, provides a world-class display of the latest and greatest products for the modeling enthusiast and fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including flying demonstrations, model rocket and plane build-and-fly stations and an interactive model race car track and boat pond. ...

Virgin 747-400 Flight into SFO
from The PlaneMadness Podcast by (Capt'n Chris)

Coors Light Silver Bullets Formation from Fence Check
MCAS Miramar Air Show from Fence Check
Video of Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless from Military Photos by livingwarbirds
Video of the Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless. Shot last summer in Camarillo California.

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