Thursday, December 18, 2008

Indy Transponder 18-December 2355z

Thunderbirds To Fly At Branson Air Show - Ozarks First
We know that low cost carrier Air Tran is the first daily carrier in and out of the new Branson airport, now we know who will help kick off the airport's grand opening. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at the first ever Branson Air Show May 9th and 10th.

Thunderbirds are back, but not the Hill Air Show - Salt Lake Tribune
By Matthew D. LaPlante The Air Force Thunderbirds -- a frequent fixture in the skies above Utah before the 50-year-old Hill Air Force Base Air Show was cancelled this year -- will return in June to perform as a part of Air Force Week.

Thunderbirds to participate in Helena air show | North ... - KXMC, ND
Roger Hagan, director of the Gateway to Freedom airshow, says the US Army Parachute team, the Golden Knights, also are scheduled to participate as they ...

Blue Angels returning to Fargo - Grand Forks Herald, ND
The lineup also features several new performers, including US National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff, John Mohr Barnstorming and Jim Peitz Aerosports. ...

Snowbirds' visit excites merchants - Orillia Today, Canada
Canada's iconic Snowbirds will do more than drum up dollars for a local foundation when they soar into Orillia for a two-day stay next June, local merchants ...

Articles about National Aviation Heritage Events:
National Aviation Heritage Alliance Partner Activities and Programs 2009 from Indy Transponder
NAHF Class of 2009 from Indy Transponder by RBishop
Aviation Heritage Events Planned For 2009 -, OH
Dates to Mark in 2009 from AviationBull - Where pilots go to shoot the bull... by Jason

100th Anniversary of Passenger Flight Also Celebrated at KILL DEVIL HILLS
from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
North Carolina- Low cloud cover kept planes grounded at the 105th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight on Wednesday, making it a rare occasion where the annual flyover had to be canceled. Many audience members clustered around the stage to chat with Herb Kelleher, the founder of Southwest Airlines Co. whose portrait was unveiled earlier in the morning.

Airshow wins national award - Turn to, RI
By Artie Tefft CRANSTON, RI If you attended the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Airshow this year, then you are part of history. ...

Jimmy Stewart to be inducted into aviation hall - Akron Beacon Journal, OH
By AP DAYTON: The National Aviation Hall of Fame says Jimmy Stewart, the late Hollywood actor and bomber pilot during World War II, will be among its new ...

Tuskegee Airman helped to go to inauguration from Air Force Times - News
GARY, Ind. Friends and strangers are helping a Tuskegee Airman from northwestern Indiana attend President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural.

World War II flying ace surviives mid-air collision over Sydney - The Australian, Australia
"Her grandfather was an aviator and her dad certainly was and she was the absolute delight of her father. I don't know what he's going to do," Bill Keirnan, ...

Museums hoping to get a space shuttle can expect to pony up $42 ... - Kansas City Star
Never before has NASA charged institutions like the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum for its artifacts.

Sally-B News from Warbirdworld by WireFox
... Sally-B has four, yes four engines fitted which is great news for all the Sally-B team over here in the UK. Lets have fingers-crossed that this is the start of getting back onto the 'starting-grid' for
all at B-17 Preservation and will be nice to see her flying in Europe again. Also I see via Duxfordupdate that Martin 'snapped' the New-build Fw 190 of Mr Blair in one of the Duxford hangars again. Is this a sign of future 'test-flights one wonders ?.

Teen Gets to Be Pilot for a Day from Military Air Force News Center
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. - Andrew Allen is your typical 14-year-old boy.
He likes video games and racquetball. He watches "Dirty Jobs" and he likes airplanes. However, one startling difference between Andrew and most teenage boys is that Andrew has been living with Crohn's disease since he was 12.

Sources: Intrepid prez touted for Navy secretary - Newsday
Bill White, president of Manhattan's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, is being touted by some congressional and former military leaders as secretary of the Navy in the Obama ...

Renard R-37 - fighter from via aafo
With an airframe fundamentally similar to that of theR-36, the R-37 differed primarily in having a closecowled1100hp Gnome-Rhone 14N-21 14-cylinderradial engine. Cooling air reached the engine via a narrowannulus, was mixed with exhaust gases andejected through two groups of nozzles to provide somethrust augmentation. The proposed armament consistedof four 7.7mm or two 13.2mm machine gunsmounted in the wings. Although the R-37 was displayedstatically at the Salon de Bruxelles in July 1939,no attempt had been made to fly this prototype beforethe German occupation of Belgium in May 1940.

The real secrets behind the Rare Bear's success from
This was obviously highly classified 16 years ago, but the technology has advanced far enough at this point that this can finally be shown to the world...

METEOR from The Unwanted Blog by admin
In the early/mid 1950's, work was performed at Goodyear Aircraft on the METEOR concept ("Manned Earth-Satellite Terminal Evolving From Earth-To-Orbit Ferry Rockets"). This was somewhat similar to the "Colliers" space program as

Van Johnson and "A Guy Named Joe" from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Jill Tallman
Van Johnson wasn't a pilot (I can find no evidence that he was, at any rate), but he played them on the silver screen. The actor died Dec. 12 at the age of 92 in Nyack, New York. He had starring roles in such films as Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) and A Guy Named Joe (1943). ... You'll be able to watch both films on Dec. 23 as part of a five-film tribute to Johnson on Turner Classic Movies. ...

Milestones of Flight: 12/18 from Cut and Paste Aviation

Old Shakey footage in vintage commercial from
Stunning Zenithal Shot of Space Shuttle Flying On Top of 747 [Airplanes] from Gizmodo by Jesus Diaz
Video of Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo Performing Runway Tests [Space] from Gizmodo by Adam Frucci

Terre Haute International Airport votes to join Indy FTZ from Terre Haute News
Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field is one step closer to establishing a foreign trade zone.

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