Saturday, December 27, 2008

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Kemble Air Show plans criticised by villager - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
"We always aim to limit and reduce any impact to the local area over the air show weekend and we believe the expansion into two days will help," he said.

Sky diving show on Dec 31 - Times of India, India
... getting a go-ahead from authorities concerned, IPF will be conducting air show where jumpers will perform mid-air stunts before diving into the lake. ...

Hawgsmoke 2008 | News| Fence Check from
Every two years, the A-10 Thunderbolt II community gathers for a bombing, missile, and tactical gunnery competition. Known as Hawgsmoke, the competition tests the skills that A-10 pilots employ in the aircraft's primary role of close air support.
The first Hawgsmoke was organized in 2000, as a successor to the US Air Force (USAF)'s discontinued Gunsmoke weapons meet. Hawgsmoke is a three-day competition strictly for A-10s – more commonly called Warthogs, or simply Hogs. Participating units send a team of four pilots, who are assisted by support and maintenance teams.

WWII vet shares story of being a gunner from Air Force Times - News
GADSDEN, Ala. — It has been 64 years since Ralph Moore was a hatch gunner in a Douglas A-20 Havoc, doing his part to stop the German army and end World War II.

'News Boy' pilot was aviation pioneer - McCook Daily Gazette, NE
A series of news stories in the Gazette last summer about early aviation in McCook fascinated the two surviving daughters of Steve Tuttle, the pilot of the ...

New in paperback - Chicago Tribune, United States
By Jack Valenti This memoir chronicles a life that included piloting a B-25 in WW II, serving as one of President Lyndon Johnson's confidants and shaping ...

Lefty Gardner Passes Away from P38Assn by Kelly
We received the following messge from Ladd Gardner for those of you who may have known his Dad, Lefty, the former owner of the P-38 known as "White Lightnin'" — now owned by the Flying Bulls in Austria: Fellow P38 Lovers, My dad's funeral will be held at Trinity Baptist Church, 800 Jackson Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028 [...]

Man who once helped negotiate sale of Telegraph dead at 87 - Macon Telegraph, GA
Chapman was a Georgia native and a B-17 squadron commander in World War II, The Herald reported. His family once owned The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, ...

Kids Learn How Cool It Is to Fly Airplanes from news | LL |
It wasn't the usual takeoff from Torrance, Calif., Municipal Airport. When the cream-and-maroon Citabria Adventure broke its bond with Earth, George Butts pulled back hard on the stick. The little aerobatic plane shot skyward at a near vertical angle, like a roller coaster making its first ascent.

Bring NASA space shuttle to Seattle's Museum of Flight - Seattle Times
The Museum of Flight also has done more than any US air and space museum to teach and inspire students, said Director Bonnie Dunbar, Washington native and former astronaut.

Snowcapped Concorde from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
Tyndall AFB from Fence Check
Flightglobal's Top 10 picture stories of 2008 from Flight International by Stuart
F/A-18E Superhornet sonic pass: Iwakuni in Japan JMSDF/USMC airshow 2004. by vehiclesvids168

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