Friday, February 29, 2008

Indy Transponder 29-February

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Miss Nevada USA flies with Thunderbirds - - USA
Beginning Monday, Veronica Grabowski, Miss Nevada USA 2008, will live the life of an Air Force Thunderbird for one week. "Working with the Thunderbirds is a ...


F-22A Raptor to Star in 2008 Indianapolis Air Show

World’s most advanced fighter jet top early list of performers for August 22-24 event benefiting children’s charities.

MOUNT COMFORT, IN — February 22, 2008 — Yes, the F-22A Raptors are stealthy, but there’s no more keeping quiet the fact that the Air Force’s newest, most advanced fighter jets are heading to Central Indiana this summer to thrill the crowds at the 12th Annual Indianapolis Air Show.

Check out planes at Riverside's Airshow 2008 - Press-Enterprise - Riverside,CA,USA
By TODD VANDERWERFF Sean Tucker, a native of
Riverside and renowned stunt pilot, will be the centerpiece attraction at Airshow 2008 in Riverside. ...


Brad Keselowski Pre-Race Notes: Sam's Town 300 - - Lincoln,NE,USA
SPECIAL VISOR - In honor of his flight with the Blue Angels, Keselowski will wear a gold visor this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ...


Las Vegas: Toyota NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Preview - PaddockTalk - USA
BRIAN TO FLY HIGH: Vickers will step away from the track on Thursday to take a ride in the Red Bull Edge with Red Bull Air Race pilot Kirby Chambliss. ...


Strange lights last night? Not aliens, this time - San Diego Union Tribune - United States
The Leap Frogs, a naval parachute team based at North Island Naval Air Station in
Coronado, was practicing some jumping routines over the base, ...


Static displays provide up-close look at American airpower - PressZoom (press release) - Amsterdam,Netherlands
For some
US military members participating in the 2008 Singapore Air Show Feb. 19 to 24, the wait is over. Whether flying an air demonstration or manning a ...


Culinary event, fundraiser at Gadsden Sunday - Douglas Daily Dispatch - Douglas,AZ,USA
“The event is a fundraiser for the Border To Border Air Show,” Brekhus said. In 2007 Brekhus organized the Border To Border Air Show, which brought to ...


2 additions to Vectren Dayton Air Show
May 17, 2007 ... The CV-22 Osprey, the Air Force's part helicopter-part airplane capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, and the massive Russian Antonov ...


Air Show set for September at Floyd County airport - Rome News-Tribune - Rome,GA,USA
Organizers of the annual North Georgia Air and Car Show at
Richard B. Russell Regional Airport are asking for city and county financial backing this year. ...


New Cities and New Pilot Announced at Launch of the 2008 Red Bull ... Web Services Journal - Montvale,NJ,USA
Bernd Loidl, CEO of Red Bull Air Race, announced exciting changes to the pilot roster and race format along with the 2008 race schedule. ...


Las Vegas: Red Bull Racing preview - - Tallahassee,Florida,USA
... an aerobatic aircraft piloted by 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series champion Kirby Chambliss, whose flying style is described as aggressive yet smooth. ...


Where is Ken Ross? - Waikato Times - Waikato,New Zealand
e organizer of the Wings and Wheels Over Waikato Air Show, Ken Ross, has failed to make himself available to answer key questions on the event's viability ...


US plane was never booked - Waikato Times - Waikato,New Zealand
In a flyer circulated last month, Mr Ross said the US Air Force "has accepted our invitation to fly in especially and exclusively for our air show a giant ...


Airbourne - The biggest seafront airshow in the world - Easier (press release) - Chester,UK
Airbourne, the biggest seafront airshow in the world, is offering major companies across the country an opportunity not to be missed. ...


Central Illinois air museum is in 'financial crisis' - WTHI - Terre Haute,IN,USA
AP -
February 26, 2008 10:14 PM ET RANTOUL, Ill. (AP) - The Chanute Air Museum has had financial trouble before, but president Jim Eldridge says this time ...


A Drop of Ink - Sheridan County Journal Star - Gordon,NE,USA
I recently finished a book on the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. If this ship's name doesn't ring a bell, the
Indianapolis was the ship that transported ...


Daniels Interested in Privatizing Gary Airport

Governor Mitch Daniels calls the possibility of privatizing the Gary/Chicago International Airport, "a tantalizing subject." Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Daniels believes it is a "heck of an opportunity" for Gary. He made the comments during an appearance before the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Video Link: Governor Mitch Daniels' appearance at the American Enterprise Institute.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Indy Transponder 27-February

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McGuire will host air show for second year in a row - - Philadelphia,PA,USA
By JASON HARRIS McGUIRE AFB — When McGuire Air Force Base hosts its Air Expo and Open House this spring, it will mark the first time that the event has been ...


A pitcher and a pilot reveled in each other's worlds, but for one ... Boston Globe - United States
They come from the front lines, spend two or three years flying with the Blue Angels, then go back to fighting our wars. They're special. ...
Kojak is Kevin Davis


United States Air Force Thunderbirds to Soar in 2008 - Hospitality 1st (press release) - Cape Coral,FL,USA
Nellis Air Force Base, NV – February 2008 / Hospitality 1ST / The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, has announced its 2008 airshow ...


Riverside-Moreno Valley Community Notes - 02-24 - Press-Enterprise - Riverside,CA,USA
The 2008 Thunder over the Empire AirFest 08 is set for
8:45 am to 5:30 pm May 3 and 4 at March Air Reserve Base near Moreno Valley. ...


Air show millions at stake - Waikato Times - Waikato,New Zealand
By MICHAEL CUMMINGS - Waikato Times | Monday, 25 February 2008 Less than two weeks before the Wings and Wheels over Waikato air show is due to take flight, ...


Of the Journal Star - Peoria Journal Star - Peoria,IL,USA
The Prairie Air Show's sixth annual Wing-Off Party will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre on Friday to promote the air show in July. ...


Commission asked to consider contributing to Air Expo 2008 - Parkersburg News - Parkersburg,WV,USA
Meeting with the commission Monday, Air Expo committee chairman Greg Smith said the first air show started because of the Wood County Commission and was ...


F-16s featured in Dominican Republic air show - Schriever Air Force Base - Colorado Springs,CO,USA
16 and 17 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Dominican air force with an air show.
Aviation fans from this small island nation welcomed the Air ...


Blue Angels – Stratus - THX138Driver
US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron -- The Blue Angels Not for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country. The exceptional talent that is found in the Navy and Marine Corps is but one good reason. ...


It's carried more passengers than any plane in history but now the ... Daily Mail - UK
Next month, Romeo Alpha and Papa Yankee begin a farewell tour of
Britain's airports before carrying their final passengers at the International Air Tattoo ...


History takes flight at RAAF Museum Air Pageant - Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
About 30 aircraft flew during the afternoon. Despite the historic warbirds, the crowd favourite was the loud, fast Hawk lead-in fighter jet.,21985,23268626-2862,00.html


Dayton Air Show viewed from the camera's eye - Wilmington News Journal, OH - Wilmington,OH,USA
Greenlees’ stunning photos capture the USAF Thunderbirds, US Navy Blue Angels, rare warbirds, military jets, civilian performers, air racers, rotary-wing ...


Kasprowicz Announces Around-the-World Speed Record Attempt in AgustaWestland Grand Helicopter


World War II aviation exhibit fly’s into town next month (Texarkana Gazette)

Part of Texarkana Regional Airport will become a temporary World War II aviation museum early next month.


Funds shortage could force Chanute museum to close - Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette - Champaign,IL,USA
By Tim Mitchell
RANTOULChanute Air Museum President Jim Eldridge says he is excited about a new exhibit about the dream of flight, scheduled to open on ...


Grissom Opens to General Aviation

The long, honored history of Grissom Air Reserve Base in Peru is marking a new milestone. Montgomery Aviation, Inc. of Zionsville will take over the day to day civilian operations at the Grissom Aeroplex in March, 2008 providing aviation fuel, maintenance and other aircraft services. In signing a five year contract with the Miami County Economic Development Authority, Dan Montgomery said, “Our services will shortly include air charter, air taxi, flight training, and aircraft sales.” “Seeing Grissom open as a civilian airport has been a long held dream,” said MCEDA board member James Tidd, adding, “This is the first step in becoming a regional airport. It will have a great impact on our region ” Named after Lieutenant Colonel Virgil “Gus” Grissom, one of the original seven astronauts, Grissom Air Reserve Base has the longest runway in Indiana at 12,500’ x 200’. Montgomery Aviation already serves as Fixed Base Operator at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville and at Frankfort Municipal Airport in Clinton County. Contact: Dan Montgomery, Montgomery Aviation, Inc., 317.769.4487


Indiana State Enters Training Agreement with Lufthansa

Aviation Technology majors at Indiana State University will receive hands-on training through an agreement with German-based Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT). It is the first such partnership for Lufthansa. Indiana State is the first university in the world to use the air carrier's online training materials.

Pilot forced to ease on down the road - Indianapolis Star - United States
"I thought there might be other problems, so I went through all of the checklists, did all the tests," Suleman told WTHR (Channel 13), The

AAR to hire 300 at airport hangar
AAR Corp., the Wood Dale, Ill., company that took over the abandoned United Airlines repair base three years ago, said it hopes to add more than 300 workers this year in Indianapolis. Mayor Greg Ballard is expected to attend a press conference early this afternoon announcing the expansion.
AAR currently has 925 employees working in eight bays of the former United base at Indianapolis International Airport.


Latest Mt. Comfort tenant: adidas warehouse - Indianapolis Star - United States
By Bill McCleery Adidas, the shoe and sportswear maker, plans to lease 162000 square feet of existing warehouse space in Mount Comfort for inventory storage ...


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Monday, February 25, 2008

Indy Transponder 25-February

B-2 Spirit Down In Guam, Pilots Safe

First-Ever Loss of Stealth Bomber ANN REALTIME REPORTING 02.23.08 0100 EST: Two US Air Force pilots are safe after ejecting from their B-2 Spirit bomber shortly after takeoff in Guam Saturday morning.

McMurray Flies High with the Thunderbirds - (press release) - Lincoln,NE,USA
Elizabeth Kreft, Thunderbird No. 12. "We wanted to show Jamie - and thousands of race fans - the Air Force's commitment to those same professional goals. ...

Spitfire downed - New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
A Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, which was to have been the star attraction at this weekend's Mercury Bay Shell Airshow at Whitianga, has been impounded by US ...

Air show at Marine base 'magnificent' - Yuma Sun - Yuma,AZ,USA
The Dombecks attended the 46th annual
Yuma Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma where the propeller-driven plane, piloted by Julie Clark, ...

Media, students get preview of air show - Yuma Sun - Yuma,AZ,USA
"It's sort of a pre-air show for them," said Sgt. Robert Smith of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma public affairs office. "It's exciting for them and ...

Good morning, Yuma Air Show! - Yuma Sun - Yuma,AZ,USA
BY KRISTI BASILE, SPECIAL TO THE SUN If you attend the Yuma Air Show today, you may see a war-weary veteran of Vietnam that still carries scars from its ...

Libertyfest, air show may join forces - Southeast Missourian - Cape Girardeau,MO,USA
An attempt is being made to combine the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival with
Cape Girardeau's annual Fourth of July celebration. ...

Wings for Life Charity Auction announces starting bid of 1 euro ... Sky Control (press release) - Bristol,UK
A Red Bull Air Race Package for two persons including a flight with the series’ present world champion, Mike Mangold, will be on sale just as two city ...

"Winged Victory: the Women in Aviation webzine" has just interviewed Lindie Naughton, author of a biography of Britain's "Lady Lindy" - Mary Heath, the first woman to fly an open cockpit plane from Cape Town, South Africa to London, England, in 1928.

Cross-country flight another step in furthering Pam Palmieri's passion - Monroe,MI,USA
The two met when Ms. Czupich joined the Ninety-Nines, an organization for women in aviation. Mrs. Palmieri became her mentor. "When I was offered my first ...

Honoring the survivors - Times Record News - Wichita Falls,TX,USA
... Hershel “Woody” Williams, WASP pilot Marion Hodgson, survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and surviving members of the Lost Battalion. ...

Pilot Lands Troubled Plane on Interstate

The pilot of a single-engine plane with engine failure safely lands on Interstate 70.

Small plane makes emergency landing on I-70

A pilot turned Interstate 70 into an airport runway to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon. Hancock County Deputies had to shut down the interstate so he could get back in the air.

Breaking News: Airplane Crashes Into Babies Mouth, Satisfying Hunger - Gizmodo Australia - Sydney,NSW,Australia
After years of pretending that a fork-shaped aeroplane is flying straight for their child's mouth with precious food cargo on board, parents can now deliver ...