Sunday, December 28, 2008

Indy Transponder 28-December 1130z

The Air Museum P-40 will fly next weekend at Chino from DailyAviator by Dennis Collins
WHO: Living History provided by actual event participants & P-40 pilots…Marshall Lumsden - 324th Fighter Squadron Pilot in Tunisia & ItalyLes Krause - Ret. Col. US Army Air Corps Fighter Squadron C/OGordon Markle - Crew Chief 57th Fighter Group. Operation Torch.Michael McCarthy - Ret. Brigadier General. Commander VE Day.WWII Aviation Historians and Authors - Planes of Fame Air Museum members and volunteers…

Evan flies - Burt Newmark from
2nd lieutenant Burt Newmark had some amazing experiences during WWII as a fighter pilot. He started out in the awesome Republic P-47 "Thunderbolt" but in January of 1945 his fighter squadron, the 84th based at Duxford England, transitioned to the P-51 Mustang. Burt was kind enough to share with me some of his stories. I hope you like them!

Milestones of Flight: 12/27 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite

First operational space tourism craft makes first flight from The Unwanted Blog by admin
The WhiteKnightTwo flew for the first time today. Just a test hop, but here’s to hoping that Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic can make it work… technologically, economically and regulatorily. Some news sources…

Pensacola WWII pilot gets recognition in book from Air Force Times - News PENSACOLA, Fla. — Dozens of black-and-white photographs hang on a wall in Gene Hanson’s home. They’re visions from the past: World War II aircraft carriers and Navy bombers with young sailors perched on the wings.

Overdue honor - Tuscaloosa News (subscription), AL
Staff Sgt. Anthony Ruda and the other seven members of the Montgomery crew were aboard a B-17 heavy bomber aircraft, flying their 21st combat mission for ...

A nice 200th anniversary year for Whittier - Eagle Tribune, MA
He helped get three B-17 bombers to Israel and they were credited with helping that country to gain its independence. Can you guess who was also in that ...

Kerrville Daily Times from
On Dec. 24, 2008, Lefty Gardner departed this earth, showing us how to soar with the eagles, but this final time, on the wings of an angel. He passed away peacefully at the age of 87.

Tucson Time Capsule: Air museum a busy place - Arizona Daily Star, AZ
The facility, now called the Pima Air & Space Museum, is located at 6000 E. Valencia Road. Read about the beginnings of the air museum in Tales From the ...

World War II: B-24 Liberator First Flies from Military History
December 29, 1939 - The Consolidated B-24 Liberator (left) flies for the first time. The idea for the B-24 originated when Consolidated was approached regarding producing the Boeing B-17...

Commercial Aviation Museum Seeks Congressional Designation, New Home from Aero-News Network
Airline Memorabilia Collection Dates To 1920s The administrators of the National Museum of Commercial Aviation in the Atlanta suburb of Forest Park, GA have big plans for expansion, and high hopes for congressional designation as a national museum within a year.

The Rocket Sled that Made Winter Cry [Rockets] from Gizmodo by Mark Wilson
Ky Michaelson, or The Rocketman as he's known in some circles, doesn't trudge through the frozen winter tundra like the rest of us. His custom-built rocket sled is modeled after a miniature Radio Flyer. Of course, his features machined aluminum rails, oak planks, front-mounted steering bars, speedometer, and, oh right, a freaking rocket strapped to the back. But our favorite part of the rocket sled isn't the sled itself. It's that The Rocketman is testing his creation near some families who were probably happily ice skating on that pond before some lunatic Apocalypse Now'd the otherwise tranquil atmosphere, replacing the aroma of roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate with spent rocket fuel. [Rocketman via MAKE]

Speed and Angels - Feature Film1:30:40
From dogfights in the Nevada desert, to night landings on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic what begins as a story of realizing a childhood dream turns into a story of fighting ...

Best Pictures of the 2008 Airshow Season from Fence Check
Here are some of my "favourites" rather than "best"....I am still too new to this to be proficient.

Dassault Rafale from Fence Check

Alpha Jet from Fence Check

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