Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Indy Transponder 31-December 2300z


Air Force Thunderbirds schedule Branson in 2009 - Branson Courier, United States
by Gary Groman aka The Ole Seagull It's official, the US Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing in Branson on May 9 through May 10, 2009. On Dec. ...

Evans fly-in touted to be best yet - Lismore Northern Star, Australia
Unlimited Australian champ Tom Moon will show off his Extra 300S while Matt Hall, a competitor in the Red Bull Air Race will show us mere mortals how to ...

Ask The Air Racer: Matt Hall - Bleacher Report
by Sheiban Shakeri (Columnist) To start 2009 off over here at the Red Bull Air Race section on Bleacher Report, I will be interviewing the Australian Red Bull Air Race Rookie Matt Hall. Matt is a decorated Top Gun in the Royal Australian Air Force and ...

Polish cash bid to give city plane its wings - Lincolnshire Echo, UK
The Germans then repaired his aircraft and flew it until the end of the war when it was taken to Berlin and exhibited in an air museum. ...

Black Aviators Deserve Honor at Inauguration - Lynchburg News and Advance, VA
He was an aviator and member of the US Army Air Corps. He was a civil rights leader way before that term became popular in the 1950s. ...

Teasers from Aeroplane Monthly News
Manufacturing the De Havilland Mosquito..... from Theo Spark by Theo [video]

Scientist skippered 1970s Mars landers program - Denver Post, CO
He was a B-17 pilot during World War II. While a senior at MIT, he met Dorothy Ann Williams, and they were married 60 years ago. She survives him. ...

Airport Berlin Tempelhof closed for ever... from Military Photos by T.S.C.Plage
The 30th October 2008 was a sad day for Berlin and aviation history in general. The Berlin City Airport Tempelhof closed it's gates for ever. The airport mostly known for the "Big Airlift" that took place shortly after WWII existed over 85 years and was closed by decision of the Berlin senate against the will of the population because it's not considered cost effective anymore. One of the main thoughts behind the decision is to force

Chasing the Dream | By Eric Van Gilder from
This book is a journal of my aviation photography for the calendar year 2008. It's been a fantastic year for me being able to capture some rare aircraft in some rare moments. I have also had a wonderful opportunity to fly in some classic warbirds and experience flying in them as others have before me.

Milestones of Flight: 12/31 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite

Jepson music show to swing again -, CA
The concert program, held within view of restored World War II "warbirds," will feature 100 middle school students who perform music, skits and monologues ...

'Space Rose' Adds New Year's Parade to 5.3 Million Mile Journey from
A 'space rose' will add the New Year's Day Rose Parade to its 5.3 million mile trek.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 is fully integrated from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick
Yesterday, SpaceX completed integration of their Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral. They are understandably excited and hope to have a full erection early in 2009. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.*) I didn't see when the launch is currently scheduled but it should also happen early in the year. I'd like a better close up of the business end. I also hope they have a pad-cam! ...

First Falcon 9 now fully assembled at the Cape from RLV and Space Transport News
SpaceX has achieved its goal of a fully integrated Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral before the end of the year: "Falcon 9 is now fully integrated at the Cape! Today we mated the 5.2 m payload fairing to the Falcon 9 first stage (see below). This was the final step in the integration process—one day ahead of schedule. ..."

Bishop Aviation Air Show 2009 from Fence Check
Bishop Aviation Air Show 2009
North Vernon
United States

David Wolf Interviewed on The Bob and Tom Show -
by Mary Beth Ellis, Space Exploration Examiner Astronaut Dr. David Wolf recently appeared on the TV version of The Bob and Tom Show, which airs five days a ...

Rolls-Royce Secures More Defense Work from Headlines - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
Indianapolis-based Rolls-Royce Corp. is being awarded a $221 million contract modification to perform work for the U.S. Navy. The contract deals with MV-22 and CV-22 engines and one year of support services. The work will be performed at the company's Indianapolis facility.

Maybe Next Year from Neptunus Lex by lex
The best aviation-related New Year's Eve Party venue? from Flight Image of the Day by Michael

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