Saturday, December 13, 2008

Indy Transponder 13-December 1435z

The Thunderbirds are coming to the coast - WLOX, MS
BILOXI (WLOX) - Keesler Air Force Base will welcome the Thunderbirds to south Mississippi next spring. The US Air Force Aerial Demonstration Team will ...

We are home from Patty Wagstaff
It was high time to depart from the dogcatcher casino and head home. My throat is scratchy and hurts from the dry synthetic air of the Rio and during the convention I only venture out to get into or out of a car. We did go to two fantastic restaurants. I'm almost afraid to talk about the first one in case it gets discovered..

Air tattoo founder is honoured - This is, UK
The RAF Fairford air show started in 1971 and has grown to become the world's largest military airshow, attracting 300 aircraft and crowds in excess of ...

MP wins award for backing project - The Star
By Staff Copy DONCASTER Central MP Rosie Winterton has won the prestigious Culture and Heritage Award for her support of the Yorkshire Air Museum and Royal Aeronautical Society's schools educational publication Reach for the Sky.

First Annual 'Let's Go Flying' Award Presented to Boyer from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
AOPA- Retiring AOPA President Phil Boyer is the first recipient of a perpetual award named in his honor, the "Phil Boyer Let's Go Flying Award." "One of Phil's driving passions since arriving at AOPA 18 years ago has been encouraging more people to learn to fly. There is nothing Phil cares more about," said Bill Trimble, Chairman of the AOPA Board of Trustees. "This year under Phil's leadership, AOPA launched its biggest initiative yet, Let's Go Flying, which will live on long after Phil departs Frederick."It is only fitting that we honor Phil's legacy in a new award, the Phil Boyer Let's Go Flying Award, to be presented to the individual or organization that best exemplifies Phil's commitment to the future of general aviation. "And it is only natural that the first recipient of this award be Phil Boyer himself." ...

Alaska Guard continues Operation Santa Claus tradition from Air Force Link Top Stories
Children from rural Alaskan communities were treated to an early Christmas this year as members of the Alaska National Guard completed Operation Santa Claus for young people in communities across the state. ...

A Bridgeporter goes to 'Kitty Hawk' - Connecticut Post, CT
For as veteran aviator and area personality Morgan Kaolian says, laughing: "Whitehead tried so many damn times, he had to have flown first! ...

WASP Betty Jane Williams has made final flight from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale [Photo from Wings/Wasp]
Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times,0,6691709.story
Betty Jane Williams earned her pilot's license six months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. In January 1944 she joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots. The women flew 78 types of military aircraft. But they had to wait until 1977 to be eligible for veterans benefits. ...
Other posts: Wings/Wasp, Women in Aviation

'Infamy' story brings back memories - News-Sun, FL
It was a partial cloudy day, a B-25 Bomber flying low appeared out of a cloud almost right over-head, some one said why doesn't he pull up, ...

SW Idaho sculpture will honor WWII flight crews - The Olympian
Instead, he hauled it across three states to Nampa's Warhawk Air Museum. For ten days this month, Victor divided his time between researching military paraphernalia, visiting with veterans and, when he could squeeze it in, sculpting.

Dude, Where’s My Flying Car? from Aviation Entertainment by Roger Dodger
One of the disappointments of modern technology is the absence of a practical flying car. As the great Ralph Waldo Emerson once penned, “O how elusive ye are, thee flying car.” Ok, not really.
But seriously, dude, where IS my flying car? ...

Endeavour Touches Down in Florida from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
NASA- Space shuttle Endeavour and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft shimmered in the Florida sun Friday afternoon as the shuttle returned to its home spaceport at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Florida's Atlantic coast. The modified 747 provided the muscle to lift and fly Endeavour from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Kennedy. The ferry flight began Wednesday and made overnight stops in Texas and Louisiana on its way to Florida. ...

Video of WK2 in taxi test from RLV and Space Transport News
Rob Coppinger obtained a video of the WhiteKnightTwo taxiing Under its own power down the runway at Mojave on Friday afternoon: WORLD EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: SpaceShipTwo mothership runway trial - Flight Global. Via the magic of embedding, I'll show it below but go read the details at Rob's place:...

ICAS Convention from Patty Wagstaff
Tyndall AFB Gulf Coast Salute 2008 from Fence Check
Quebec Air Show - Wonders in the Sky from Fence Check
USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Team from Military Pictures by Scott
USAF F-22A Raptor Stealth Fighter from Military Pictures by Scott
Rhode Island Open House & Air Show 2008 from Fence Check
Grand Junction Air Show - Western Colorado from Fence Check
Vought Aircraft Industries Retiree Club, Grand Prairie, TX from Fence Check

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