Sunday, August 31, 2008

Indy Transponder 31-August 1200z

Dazzling air show booming success Toronto Sun Themed "celebrating freedom through flight," the 59th annual Canadian International Air Show drew thousands to the waterfront yesterday as stunt pilots swirled, tumbled and looped their machines over Lake Ontario.

Virtual Army Experience draws hundreds at air show who want to try ... The Plain Dealer -, OH
The Cleveland National Air Show is like a military amusement park, luring thousands of spectators to Burke Lakefront Airport each year for aerial displays ...

Cleveland National Air Show - Community from

Cleveland AirShow08 from Military Photos by cinoeye

Street festivals, air show mark summer's end
And as usual, the Exhibition winds down with the Canadian International Air Show. Everything from supply aircraft to fighter jets to aerobatics teams, not to mention the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, will wow the crowds each day starting at 1 pm While the ...

Air Fest spans decades Steamboat Pilot, CO
By Zach Fridell (Contact) Wild West Air Fest emcee Mike Forney looks up at a smiley face written in the sky by skywriter Steve Oliver, who calls Steamboat ...

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Atwater gets nuked The Turlock Journal
For a contingent of Castle Air Museum volunteers, employees, and executives, however, it was all smiles when a flatbed truck pulled into Atwater on Friday morning with four former hydrogen bombs strapped onboard.

Aviation museum receives plane KFSM, AR
AP - August 30, 2008 2:05 PM ET TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A former American Airlines aircraft that flew passengers around the US has arrived at the Tulsa Air and ...

Battle of Britain Celebrations in Gibraltar from Military Photos by insumiso
This weekend, British Forces in Gibraltar will be joining with the RAF to celebrate the Battle of Britain. A Sunset Ceremony featuring a detachment from the Queen’s Colour Squadron and a flypast of Tornados and Hawks took place on Friday the 29th of August.

RSAF Open House 2008 F-16D Arming Display from Alert 5 - Military Aviation News by (pirate)
Three videos from yesterday's RSAF Open House at Paya Lebar Air Base. The videos should play in high quality settings on your computer if you have broadband. You need to have the latest version of Macromedia Flash player running as well.
RSAF Open House 2008 F-5S Arming Display
RSAF Open House 2008 AH-64D Arming Display

TOURISM bosses were this morning (Sunday) expecting the vast majority of displays in Bournemouth's first air festival to go ahead despite cloudy weather. ...

Jamboree flies high, NY
By Jack Haley Scott Gray, above, Canada’s top precision and aerobatic model helicopter pilot for 13 years, put on a spectacular show at the sixth annual ...

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The race... jet car wins again

FDX - Airlines Balk at Indy Hub Bill from Airline Pilot Central Forums by DLax85
Airlines balk at hub bill - Carriers say airport’s deal with FedEx over expansion is likely to raise landing fees Chris O’Malley - - IBJ staff

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Indy Transponder 30-August 2315z

Gliding with grace -, CA
Kent Pietsch flies an Interstate Cadet, an 800-pound airplane with a 35-and-a-half-foot wing span, painted bright yellow and decorated with colorful Jelly ...

UNITED WAY AIR SHOW - Brantford Expositor, Canada
Wednesday at the airport, Brantford's Men of Song harmonized at the United Way Air Show of Brantford. It was good to hear the renowned Kiltie Band do its ...

VIDEO: Shoreham Airshow 2008 - Worthing-Herald
THOUSANDS of people flocked to Shoreham for the town's annual aerial extravaganza. ...

Welcome to an aviation event for the whole family! Two intensive days of flying will include air displays, exhibitions and fun for all ages.
Our aim is to show off Swedish aviation. Among the highlights will be the JAS 39 Gripen and classics like the Spitfire and the "Flying Barrel"! Read more

Singapore National Day Celebration from Google
Singapore Air Force elite team, known as the Black Knight making the air show with what I presumed to be F-16. Fire works started at 8pm and lasted about 15 minutes. I was at boat quay to capture this moments.

Catch the Sneak Preview of Chasing the Dream while at Reno - via AAFO Chasing the Dream follows husband-and-wife air racing team Jon and Patricia Sharp as they struggle to create the cutting-edge Nemesis NXT sport plane. The story covers three grueling race seasons and features pilots Darryl Greenamyer, John Parker, and Kevin Eldredge, along with many notable aviation personalities. The filmmakers will be on hand to share this work-in-progress. ... FREE SNEAK PREVIEW at GRAND SIERRA RESORT & CASINO Reno, NV - Thursday, September 11, 8:30PM in The Grand Theater More info on their blog.

Red Bull P-38 to be shipped, not flown. via AAFO
The flight to transfer the aircraft from Texas across the North Atlantic to Salzburg, which was scheduled for this week, is not going to take place. ...

Rocket Racing League Tests New Engine from Reno Air Races blogs
Rocket Racing League Tests New Engine Posted on August 30th A rocket-powered racer successfully passed its first three flight tests with a new liquid oxygen and alcohol engine, setting the stage for a possible demonstration race in the sky at the 2008 Reno Air Races next month. ...

Aviation museum receives plane - KFSM, AR
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A former American Airlines aircraft that flew passengers around the US has arrived at the Tulsa Air and ...

P-38 Lightning Newsletter
The latest edition hit my inbox today. There is a lot of good stuff . These folks do a great job with this and it is worth subscribing to. If you are aware of similar newsletters for other types of aircraft, please email us, or leave us a comment. We'll read them with you! Highlights from this months letter are:
Fly In, Pancake Breakfast - WHIZ, OH
The event was held at the Riverside Airport and the money that was raised went to the local, Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles Program which ...

Last Female WWI Vet Dies at 109 from Military Top Stories Center

Meeting Announcement - September 16, 2008 - by Indianapolis Aero Club
Guest speaker: Col. Kathryn Staiger, Inspector General for the 445th Airlift Wing. Details here.

Few Photo's From The Bournemouth Air Show. - Phil Bowen
Pima Air Museum's B-17 (Interior Shots) from Military Photos by Hogan

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Indy Transponder 30-August 1200z

Angels to fly at air base's last show Boston Globe, United States
But they're going out with their heads held high, that's for sure," said air show announcer Rob Reider, of Cincinnati, who travels to dozens of air shows ...

Blue Angels' C-130 leaves rider queasy The Plain Dealer -, OH
You approach the Blue Angels' hulking C-130T Hercules transport plane kind of like you're walking up to hug a big, beefy uncle - or maybe a large, ...

Astronauts with Ohio ties speak at NASA 50th anniversary (The Plain Dealer) from Aviation & Aerospace News Updated Constantly
Marvin Fong/The Plain DealerAstronaut Nancy Curry talks about her experiences during four shuttle flights, including a mission to assemble the first components of the International Space Station. She and other...

NASA turning 50 and honors Ohio Akron Beacon Journal, OH
Some of the visiting astronauts plan to attend the Cleveland National Air Show over the Labor Day weekend. Through October, NASA has planned or is ...

Geneseo 2008 Originally uploaded by airshowblogger
The 2008 Geneseo air show was one of the best air show experiences I’ve ever had, as far as flying went. I drove about 6hrs to be there and it was well worth the time and gas money — which in this day is saying a lot! This year, the folks at the Historical Aircraft Group (HAG) tried to wrangle in a large gathering of P-40 Warhawks. I really like it when an air show puts a concentrated effort on a specific type of plane, because it means I’m more likely to see planes that I haven’t before. Sure, I’ve seen P-40s fly, but there were 2 there that I’d never even seen!

Golden Knights light up the sky KC Community News, KS
The Golden Knights created reactions at the airshow with their performances, which included a night jump Friday evening and Saturday morning jump with flags ...

Royal Air Force in Texas Reunion Dinner and Fly-In Pancake Breakfast NewsBlaze, CA
In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, Number 1 British Flying Training School Museum is hosting a Dinner-Dance and Fly-In on Friday, ...

Raptors/Thunder to take part in United Way Plane Pull OurSports Central (press release), WI
For fans, the cost is just $15 per person and that includes the plane pull and a gift from either the Thunder or Raptors. All proceeds will benefit the ...

Birdman Flies For 10 Minutes, Channel Next from Aviation & Aerospace News Updated Constantly
Yves Rossy (a.k.a. Birdman and FusionMan) last Wednesday covered 21 miles in 10 minutes with a 120-pound, eight-foot carbon-fiber wing strapped to his back, powered by four micro-turbine jet engines....

August 2008 from Pacific Wings Magazine by Rob
Red Checkers - Part 1, 1948-1976 Part one of a two-part article by Dave Homewood (the webmaster for the popular website) about the history of the Red Checkers - New Zealand’s longest-serving aerobatic display team…

Oldest flyable Stearman featured at 37th annual Fly-in Galesburg Register-Mail, IL
This Stearman C3B, the oldest Stearman in flyable condition, will be brought to the 37th National Stearman Fly-In, scheduled Sept. ...

B-17 from World War II visits Springfield The State Journal-Register, IL
By JAYETTE BOLINSKI Edgar Wilhelm was in his early 20s when he flew missions over Nazi Germany in the ball turret of a B-17 bomber. ...

Aviation museum receives 'parts queen'Tulsa World, OK
... donated the aircraft to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum in memory of their fathers. "Our fathers kindled our interest and passion in aviation," Newman said.

VIDEO: Restored B-25 flies to Virginia Beach museum (The Virginian-Pilot) from Aviation & Aerospace News Updated Constantly
VIRGINIA BEACH After years of restoration work, a B-25J twin-engine bomber took its maiden flight with full armament today from Suffolk to the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, landing without...

Last chance to get in to see the 'old' Canada Aviation Museum (Ottawa Citizen) from Aviation & Aerospace News Updated Constantly
Labour Day is the last chance for enthusiasts to experience Canada's aviation heritage before the Canada Aviation Museum closes for what has been dubbed "Extreme Makeover, Museum Edition."

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This is my 500th post so I'm going to make it extra good!

Re: Thunder Over Michigan 2008 from FenceCheck Forums
Unusual crop there tbunce, but it works given the shape of the Fishbed...A few others I have since cleaned up. Cleveland this weekend!!

Koksijde Airday 2008 from Military Photos by Noodverbandje
Some pics i shot at the 2008 Koksijde airshow. Not the best show i've been to this year but it was a good excuse for some camera action - Enjoy

Comings and Goings Indianapolis Star, United States
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St. Speaker: John Kish, Indianapolis Airport Authority. Comings and Goings includes notices of promotions, ...

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Indy Transponder 29-August 2300z

Fence Check Reno Pylon Racing School published
Following the loss of three experienced race pilots and one serious injury at the 2007 Reno Air Races, this year’s Pylon Racing Seminar (PRS) at Reno-Stead airfield had an extra emphasis on safety. During the 2008 seminar, held from June 18 to 21, participants and organizers drew lessons from last year’s mistakes and worked together to make this year's races the safest they can be.The Pylon Racing Seminar helps train new race pilots and gives veterans a chance to refresh their racing skills. It also lets the pilots preview changes to the race course. As an example, pylons two and three have been moved about 30 feet inwards this year, to help make the course safer by softening the turn from the home pylon and reducing the chance of crossing the east dead line.

Watch 'Behind the Scenes' preparations for the Cleveland National ... WKYC-TV
CLEVELAND -- Take a look at the last-minute preparations for the Labor Day weekend's Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront airport.

What I learned riding with the Snowbirds
The last weekend of the Ex means the last weekend of summer, but also the Canadian International Air Show! Canwest News Service photographer Julie Oliver recounts her experience flying with the Snowbirds earlier this summer.

Video blog: 'Kansas City Airshow '08, Downtown Airport'
Check out this footage I shot while attending the 2008 Kansas City Downtown Airshow at the Charles B. Wheeler Airport. I somehow scored an interview with Kansas City’s own, Thunderbird Pilot Dyon Douglas ! Probably the craziest thing I saw that I captured footage of was a “how it works” explanation of a jet powered porta potty that goes over 70 MPH. --

Lindbergh Foundation teams with Patty Wagstaff to fight elephant poaching
The Lindbergh Foundation has partnered with air show performer Patty Wagstaff and the Kenya Wildlife Service to stop elephant poaching in Africa.

Ace in the sky! Bournemouth Daily Echo, UK
This happened on a beautiful day a few years ago when a Pitts Special aerobatic team stopped off at Bournemouth airport. Offering rides to a reporter and ...

Meet the ground guy beneath the Yarmouth International Air Show Nova News Now, Canada
by Carla Allen/The Vanguard It’s coming together fast,” says Greg Moulaison, executive director of the Yarmouth International Air Show on Sept. 13 and 14. ...

BRANT UNITED WAY AIR SHOW Brantford Expositor, Canada
On Wednesday I experienced one of the greatest days of common kindness and just true spirit of heart. I was one of the volunteers helping with admission and ...

Plan ahead for the Maine Air Show Central Maine Morning Sentinel, ME
By Portland Press Herald Staff Report August 29, 2008 09:31 AM More than 200000 people are expected to attend the last Great State of Maine Air Show Sept. ...

Burke Lakefront Airport to host reception for history of airmail The Plain Dealer -, OH
The history of airmail is landing at Burke Lakefront Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Three aircraft -- a 1928 Boeing 40C, a 1927 Stearman C3B and a 1930 ...

Flying high in Reno San Francisco Chronicle, USA
... restored antique planes, the US Air Force's Thunderbirds aerobatic team and flying demonstrations of the F-22 Raptor, the country's newest fighter, ...

What’s in the air today? Dorset Echo, UK
The programme includes the first of the weekend's three visits by the Red Arrows and the Folland Gnat, along with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, ...

Airshow company goes into liquidation Waikato Times, New Zealand
By AARON LEAMAN and JEFF NEEMS - Waikato Times Saturday, 30 August 2008 The company behind the embattled Wings and Wheels Over Waikato airshow has been ...

THE HIGH LIFE! Bournemouth Daily Echo, UK
... perhaps the biggest thrill came from the mighty and ear-splitting Eurofighter Typhoon, which looked and sounded like every child's idea of an aeroplane.

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Sally pulling some vapor...

Warbirds thunder over the valley Adobe Press, CA
By Sam Womack/Staff Writer Thousands of people craned their necks and squinted against the sunlight Saturday in an effort to glimpse the warbirds in flight ...

Ex-Tuskegee Airman will fly again Newsday, NY
... of a P-51 Mustang fighter -- the same kind of plane he piloted when his famed squadron flew escorts protecting B-17 bombers over Berlin in March 1945. ...

Museums, Aug. 29, 2008 Grand Junction Sentinel, CO
Rocky Mountain Wing Commemorative Air Force, southeast of Grand Junction Regional Airport terminal in the Commemorative Air Force Hangar, WWII TMB Avenger, ...

Paul D’Andrea Air Show Pics
I’m probably putting too much pressure on Paul to get his photos up from the air show, but I knew I could expect some like the ones above to come out of his lens and camera. You can catch what he does have up on his flickr page. Enjoy! Anyone else have photos from the Indianapolis Air Show they’d like to share?

Blakesburg's antique fly-in this weekend featured on Thursday a re ... Ottumwa Courier, IA
BY HELEN HANNAN, Courier correspondent BLAKESBURG — Frank Schelling’s first trip to the Antique Airplane Association/Airpower Museum fly-in at Antique ...

Aerial Display at Singapore National Day 2008 : singapore black knights by unknown
A magic moment. The Black Knights forming a 'heart' as part of the aerial display during Singapore National Day 2008. Picture taken during the 2nd NE.

Quartet of historic planes to visit Stewart next week Times Herald-Record, NY
The planes include a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator, both heavy bombers; a B-25 Mitchell, a medium bomber; and a P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. ...

Spitfire at the Aviation Museum (Times of Malta) from Aviation & Aerospace News Updated Constantly
Permit me to correct a few errors in the write-up about the Aviation Museum in the Times Showtime of Friday, August 1.

Aviation Weekend
I can hear fighter jets flying over my house because this weekend is the annual Canadian International Airshow, as part of the Canadian National Exhibition. It takes place every Labour Day Weekend over Lake Ontario. Last year I joined my friend Arliin in her usual viewing place with friends on the patio of the National Yacht [...]

Rocket Racing Could be Futuristic NASCAR Sport, VA
by Lisa Zyga, Space & Earth science / Space Exploration With its first demonstration of a rocket-powered plane, the Rocket Racing League is hoping to have ...

Briefs: Armadillo rocket racer flights; Euro RLV efforts: Reno air races by unknown
The Reno Air Races are coming up fairly soon - Sept. 10-14. They will do exhibition flights there if they can get through the FAA permit process in time. === And Dave Salt responded here to the recent posting about RLV technology ...

Rocket Racing League Flights With Armadillo Engine from Slashdot by ScuttleMonkey
Toren Altair mentions that the Rocket Racing League has video and pictures available from their recent flight tests of new Armadillo Aerospace liquid oxygen-alcohol engines. "Founded in 2005 by two-time Indianapolis 500 winning team partner Granger Whitelaw and X PRIZE Chairman and CEO Peter H. Diamandis, MD, the Rocket Racing League (RRL) is a new entertainment sports league that combines the exhilaration of racing with the power of rocket engines. To be held at venues across the country, the Rocket Racing League will feature multiple races pitting up to 10 Rocket Racers going head to head in a 4-lap, multiple elimination heat format on a 5-mile 'Formula One'-like closed circuit raceway in the sky."

Plane to Plane Skydive Stunt from PropBlast by mjg
There aren't words to describe this one really....

Best Audio Program, EVER! from PropBlast by mjg
Let met get this out first, lest anyone get the idea that I'm nothing but a "fan-boy" for Steven Force's work, that I've been listening to Old Time Radio drama programs since I was a child. I was so into it a few years back that I ran a very successful OTR website so I can honestly tell you, I know from good audio!...

Writer recounts his discovery of WWII aviator in Sierra Fresno Bee (subscription), CA
"We discovered the exhaust manifold from one of the engines of the airplane, and 100 to 200 feet from there I found the body of this other aviator," Stekel ...

Supposed WWII skeleton found dangling above Kokoda Track from Military Photos by Wally1967
Australian, US and Japanese authorities are investigating the discovery of what is thought to be the skeleton of a World War II pilot along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.Hikers say they discovered the skeleton hanging from the jungle canopy halfway along the 96-kilometre historic World War II path. Guide David Collins from Melbourne's No-Roads trekking company was there. "It's swinging like somebody caught in a tree and that's when you can really see the cabling and it's the exact shape of a body, same size, everything, but it's just covered in moss," he said. "It's exactly what it looks like, just somebody caught in a harness, in a seat harness." Australian, US and Japanese authorities will check records to see if any pilots were reported missing in that area. 'Lost in the fog'

Edwards F-22 Raptor performs aerial refueling using synthetic fuel from - Latest Images by
An F-22 Raptor takes off from an Edwards runway Aug. 28 to undergo an aerial refueling testing using an alternative jet engine fuel -- the first for an Air Force aircraft. The fuel is a 50/50 mix of JP-8 jet fuel and a natural gas-based fuel. The KC-135 came from March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Lockh Source: Lockheed Martin

Edwards F-22 Raptor performs aerial refueling using synthetic fuel (2) from - Latest Images by
An Edwards F-22 Raptor receives synthetic fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling test using an alternative jet engine fuel Aug. 28. Organizations involved in this endeavor include the 411th Flight Test Squadron, Air Force Research Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Pratt and Wh Source: Lockheed Martin

A CV-22 Osprey and an MH-53 Pave Low fly over a coastline from - Latest Images by
A CV-22 Osprey and an MH-53 Pave Low fly over the coastline Aug. 20 near Hurlburt Field, Fla. The CV-22 will take over Air Force Special Operations Command helicopter missions when the MH-53 retires in October. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter Source: US Air Force

Re: Military Aircraft at Williams-Gateway Airport from FenceCheck Forums
Last saturday was a pretty busy (and very hot 105+) day especially with the Harriers from Yuma, here is my take. Guys it was nice meeting you. Grtz.

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Koksijde Airday 2008 from Military Photos by Noodverbandje
Some pics i shot at the 2008 Koksijde airshow. Not the best show i've been to this year but it was a good excuse for some camera action - Enjoy

Pictures: STOVL F-35 Lights the Burner and Opens the Doors from Ares by Graham Warwick
In the spirit of my 'good cop, bad cop" routine with Bill Sweetman over the JSF, I provide photographic evidence that the first STOVL F-35B, aircraft BF-1, is back in the air and has notched up a couple of flight test milestones: its first afterburner take-off and the first in-flight opening of doors associated with the lift system. The doors covering the three-bearing swivelling nozzle are the first to be opened in flight (the nozzle was not deployed).

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Indy Transponder 29-August 1000z

The (Flying) Thunderbirds Perform for Free, CA
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are at Travis Air Force Base fine-tuning their aerial stunts for two performances this Saturday and Sunday. ...

Air Expo at Travis Air Force base Contra Costa Times, CA
Celebrating Air Power Over the Golden West," will feature two days of spectacular aerial performances, including the Army Golden Knights, A-10 Thunderbolt ...

NASA Glenn Research Center will be front and center to celebrate NASA’s 50th anniversary Labor Day Weekend at this weekend's Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart.
Astronauts Will Sign Autographs

Air show officials have new tricks up their sleeves Press of Atlantic City, NJ
Now with a new name and new approach, the Millville Wheels and Warbirds Airshow, which benefits the museum, hopes to attract visitors to its late September

Arrows Red-y for relaxation South Devon Herald Express, UK
AFTER thrilling the crowds from the air, the pilots from the Red Arrows got to know more of Torbay from the ground. Having wowed crowds of fans lining the ...

Red arrows x 3 Bournemouth Daily Echo, UK
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team draws crowds of hundreds of thousands of people wherever it goes so its displays centred over Bournemouth pier ...

Aviation veterans to speak at 4th annual Wild West Air Fest Steamboat Pilot, CO
Hood, a columnist for trade magazines and a guest on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” will be one of the featured speakers at the fourth annual Wild West Air Fest ...

AIR SHOW: Commercial pilot by day turns aerobatic on weekends Anderson Herald Bulletin, IN
... up for this weekend‘s show, there will be aerobatic pilot and Iraqi war veteran John Klatt, pulling around nine G’s during his air show performances. ...

Acrobatic flyer gives Springboro free show Times Community Newspapers of Greater Dayton, OH
The pilot was actually Brett Hunter, a well-known competition/ air show pilot from Waynesville, where he keeps his red biplane. ...

Yarmouth air show flies again
By BRIAN MEDEL Yarmouth Bureau YARMOUTH - The international air show takes off here Sept. 13 for the first time in nearly two decades.

Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-In cancelled

Black Knight Fright by Rach & Dom
It was, of course, the Royal Singapore Air-Force Black Knights – AKA the Singapore Red Arrows, practicing for their aerobatic display on National Day. The noise I had heard was not a couple of ailing 747 jet engines, ...

Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 - EAA 284 Taildragger Fly In, Waynesville, OH
Friday - Sunday, Oct 3-5, 2008 - Victory Days, Terre Haute, IN
Saturday, Aug 30, 2008 - Red Stewart Field 12th Annual Airshow!, Waynesville, OH from Aviation Events



AOPA's Boyer inducted into Oregon Aviation Hall of Fame
The Oregon Aviation Historical Society inducted
AOPA President Phil Boyer and OAHS board member Ray Costello into the Oregon Aviation Hall of Fame earlier this month. Read more...

Exhibit celebrates the valor of B-17 bomber pilots of yore The Star-Ledger -, NJ
Also next week, a B-17, B-24 and a B-25 that have been preserved by the Collings Foundation, will be making a similar stop at the Cape May Airport next ...

Body and soul Detroit Metro Times, MI
Through World War II, the factory was taken over to make P-80 Lockheed Shooting Star Planes, F9-4 Corsair Shipboard Fighters and assemblies for B-25 ...

Class of 2008 chosen for San Diego Air & Space Museum's Hall of Fame
The Class of 2008 will be inducted into the San Diego Air & Space Museum's International Aerospace Hall of Fame Oct. 25.

Flying Heritage Collection (P-51s, Bf-109, others) from Military Photos by Hellfish6
Last weekend I went up to Everett and checked out the Flying Heritage Collection and the Museum of Flight's restoration facility. Pretty interesting stuff they had there - I got to experience a flyby from three P-51s and a Bf-109 and got to check out a lot of other rare things. Interesting to note that all of the Flying Heritage Collection's aircraft, save the Me-163, I imagine, are flight worthy and are flown pretty frequently. First, from the Museum of Flight's restoration facility:

DVD traces victory in Pacific Theater The Desert Sun, CA
By RaNeeka J. Claxton • Palm Springs Sun • August 29, 2008 The “In the Footsteps of Heroes” exhibit at the Palm Springs Air Museum will get a dose of World ...

Taylor: USS Indianapolis in Marlborough MetroWest Daily News, MA
Mr. Stearns purchased and donated a model of the USS Indianapolis to the post. The USS Indianapolis was the ship that delivered "The Bomb" that was ...

World War I: SPAD S.VII from Military History
Designed by Louis Béchereau, the SPAD S.VII (right) represented Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés' answer to a call from the French Aéronautique Militaire for a single-seat fighter that utilized...

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Indy Transponder 29-August 0255z

Get the latest on Aeroshell's Alan Henley here - Caring Bridge

Video: US Navy Blue Angels practice over Cleveland for air show - Mansfield News Journal, OH
The US Navy's Blue Angels streaked across the downtown sky in preparation for this weekend's air show. The Blue Angels will headline the Cleveland National ...

Next month: Entertainment on ground, in sky - Vineland Daily Journal, NJ
The air show also has scheduled three B-25 Mitchell aircraft, a TMB-3 Avenger, FG-1D Corsair, P-51D Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, SNJ-6 Texan, PBY-5A Catalina, ...

Quartet of historic planes to visit Stewart - Times Herald-Record, NY
The planes include a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator, both heavy bombers; a B-25 Mitchell, a medium bomber; and a P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. ...

Paul Lopez in the MX-2 waving to the crowd -
from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
Paul Lopez performed a great aerobatic display in the MX-2 at the Pacific Coast Air Museum's "Wings Over Wine Country" Airshow 2008. The PCAM is located at the Charles M. Schultz-Sonoma County Airport in Northern California. The airfield has a rich history from WW II as a U.S. Army Air Force pilot training base for P-38 Lightnings and the P-39 Cobra and Navy pilot training for both WW II and the Korean War. The PCAM has a wide variety of aircraft restored and in the restoration process.

Wings and Wheels Show to Take Flight September 20th - Vette Magazine, CA
... bombers, trainers, and seaplanes. Many aircraft have been fully restored to their World War II condition and are often available for flight demonstration.

"I liked watching the planes go bbrrrrgghhh," said Simon Guglielmi, imitating an airplane with his arms widely spread, shortly after the Snowbirds ...

Fighter jets rock crowd - Brantford Expositor, Canada
A number of antique planes took off down the runway, including a B-25-J Mitchell, a Fairey Firefly and one of the last few Submarine Spitfires still flying. ...

THE HIGH LIFE! - Bournemouth Daily Echo, UK
... roar heralded the arrival of the historic RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - and the long-awaited opening of the first Bournemouth Air Festival. ...

Red arrows x 3 - Bournemouth Daily Echo, UK
By Jane Reader THE world-famous Red Arrows are scheduled to make an unprecedented three appearances during the festival. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic ...

Eye Show more popular than ever - Diss Mercury, UK
One of Monday's highlights was the Blades aerobatic display team. The Blades pilots are all former RAF Red Arrows and between them have more than 20 years ...

Tornado fly-past set for service - WHAT DO YOU THINK? - Denbighshire Free Press, UK
AN RAF Tornado is to stage a fly-past after a special service to commemorate 10 airmen who died in a mystery crash over North Wales. ...

Top AERO GP Pilots to Take Part in Slovak Air Fest in Ocova - Tlačová agentúra Slovenskej republiky (predplatné), Slovakia
The air festival has been organised by the Slovak Air Agency (SLLA), and around 20000 people are expected to attend. The SAF has been organised this time to ...

Let's go Racing! - Mike OK, the Indianapolis Air Show has come to a close and I have one more event on the calendar (for now) on the calendar. The Reno Air Races start September 10. I probably need to find a way to get all this saved somewhere, but while it stays up, here's what I blogged about the Reno Air Races before the Indy Transponder became a reality.

Tuskegee Airmen flight instructor Sherman Rose dies in Dothan at 88 - Tuskegee News, AL Aviator, mentor, patriot; he was a beloved gentlemen who set high standards of excellence in his life as a flight instructor, citizen and friend. ...

6 decades of flying high
Annapolis woman has become a legend of U.S. aviation
By Susan Gvozdas | Special to The Baltimore Sun
Feik in the 1940s
A military test pilot speaks with Mary Feik before her first solo flight in the P-80 "Shooting Star" in the late 1940s. (August 26, 2008 - Baltimore Sun)

... Feik's accomplishments are inspirational - especially considering the era in which she achieved them, said Maj. Gen. Amy Courter, the national commander of the Civil Air Patrol. Courter is the first female head of the organization. ...

Writer recounts his discovery of WWII aviator in Sierra - Fresno Bee, CA
"We discovered the exhaust manifold from one of the engines of the airplane, and 100 to 200 feet from there I found the body of this other aviator," Stekel ...

Weird Wonderful Airplanes of a Bygone Era from Airwarriors by Mumbles
Great Link..

'Body' on Kokoda Track may be World War II pilot - Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia
"These include a B-25 Mitchell and a number of Kittyhawks." The police officer did not want to discuss his discovery until it was confirmed as a body, ...

Get a lift at the WNC Air Museum's open house -, NC
Sam Fleming, 5, left, and his grandfather, Glen, watch a Fairchild 24 get ready for take off during the WNC Air Museum Open House last year. ...

Out & About - Press-Enterprise, CA
MARCH FIELD AIR MUSEUM, simulate a passengers view of an F14 Tomcat Fight, $5; 9 am-4 pm daily, 22550 Van Buren Blvd, Van Buren and I-215, Riverside, $7, ...

Museum remembers sacrifices of the forces - Darlington and Stockton Times, UK
The event at the Yorkshire Air Museum, at Elvington, near York, is on September 7 and is designed to remember the sacrifices given by so many to preserve ...

Canada is an aviation pioneer - Ottawa Citizen, Canada
I share many readers' intense appreciation of the rich Canadian civil aviation heritage embodied in the now nearly 70-year-old Waco biplane providing summer ...

Gee Bee websites up and featured in Air Classics! from Kermit's Blog by Kermit
Check out the great article in the latest Air Classics magazine by my good friend and editor Michael O'Leary. It's in the Volume 44, number 10 issue on page 55 which shows a B-17 crew on the front cover. Michael has done many photo shoots of my collection going back to the 1980's and the Weeks Air Musem days in Miami.
We have our site up and running! This is our first ever Internet Marketing campaign and was the product we used to get into the Platinum Group Internet Marketing group recently mentioned.

REMOS Aircraft Make a Hit With Air Academy Students at EAA from
Each summer the Experimental Aircraft Association runs a series of seven Air Academies for kids who have an interest in aviation. Every student got to fly a REMOS Light Sport Aircraft for 20 to 30 minutes.

Md. Wing Aerospace Academy provides full week of varied activities
from CAP News Online
30 cadet basics from 9 squadrons enjoy gliding, model rocketry, tours, numerous presentation

Uncontrolled Airspace #96 "Beyond Nonsensical" - from Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast
Hot air balloons, listener mail, stories from Firebase Airspeed, and the G-Men are up to more of their mischief. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, ...

Hand-crafted airplane was 20 years in the making - Muncie Star Press, IN
John Hubbell flew from Mount Comfort Airport in Henry County to Finney's with some needed bolts, then to Eagle Creek Airport in Indianapolis, and back, ...

Liza Eckardt's Photo Gallery of the Indianapolis Air Show is posted. Her email shared that more photos will be added by this weekend too!

A disastrous day - Shelbyville News, IN
Shelbyville resident Scott Spahr never will forget the horrific sights, sounds and smells he experienced firsthand when three Italian air force jets collided in mid-air, resulting in the Ramstein airshow disaster 20 years ago today.

Prop Blur - Civil from FenceCheck Forums
Dawlish Airshow from PPRuNe Forums by KarlADrage
[Kansas City] Airshow Pictures - from Technorati
Panavia Tornado GR4 RAF Valley Photocall -
from Flight Image of the Day by Paul Gladman
Armadillo Aerospace powered Rocket Racer flies
from Flight International by Rob Coppinger

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

2008 Cleveland National Air Show

Dear Air Show Fan and Supporter:

Good weather and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will greet you this weekend at the 2008 Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart - Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland.

Check out all the details at

We're thrilled to be hosting the Navy's precision jet team, which isn't scheduled to fly within a few hundred miles of here this year. They make a great finale to cap off each day of five-plus hours of flying.

The on-the-ground aviation amusement park will be packed too - with one of the world's largest planes, the C-5 Galaxy, and its modern predecessor, C-17, plus the mid-air refueling plane, KC-135 on the tarmac plus 40 more planes, activities and interaction.

Advance general admission tickets still can be purchased at Discount Drug Mart locations-save $2 off gate admission. General admission adults are $21, children ages 6-11 are $14 and children 5 and younger are free.

Box seating will be available on-site for a $10 upgrade to your general admission ticket. Once inside the gate, you can go to an upgrade booth to purchase a seat.

On-site parking is available for $12 per car. RVs are NOT permitted on-site.

For full details on how to make the most of your visit, directions, etc. to the Cleveland National Air Show, just go to

And wear your aviation garb with pride - a lucky Air Show fan will be selected as "Fan of the Day" and given a special gift certificate to Gillespie's Map Room - and have their name announced as "Air Show Fan of the Day." An Air Show staff member will be on the look out all three days.

Scheduling note:The same acts are scheduled to fly all three days-with the flying starting about 10:45 a.m. Saturday and Monday, and about 10 a.m. Sunday.

Indy Transponder 28-August 1000z

"Wings Over Wine Country" Air Show Huge Success
The Pacific Coast Air Museum's annual "Wings Over Wine Country" Air Show, held August 16-17, 2008, at the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CA, was a huge success.
Over 20,000 people visited the two day show, and were treated to the F-18 in transonic flight showing a huge shock wave, as well as the historic Lockheed P-38 Lightning and the U.S. Air Force's newest airlifter aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster III. Also highlighting this year's show and thrilling the crowd were Kent Pietsch doing his comedy act, deadstick routine and landing on top of a truck. Jacquie Warda was outstanding in her Pitts, as was Paul Lopez flying his MX-2. The Misty Blues all-female parachute team opened the show each day jumping with an American flag and jumping again later in the show. A large showing of warbirds thrilled the crowd as P-51 Mustangs, a P-40 Warhawk, a Hawker Sea Fury, T-6s and an F-4F brought back memories of aircraft that helped win WWII. The 2009 "Wings Over Wine Country" Air Show will take place August 15 & 16, 2009.

Martinsburg air show readies for takeoff Hagerstown Morning Herald, MD
The air space above Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport south of Martinsburg will be cordoned off next month for a two-day air show that organizers hope ...

Exactly 23 hours and 37 minutes after the sensational Red Arrows performed their Olympic celebration flypast over Buckingham Palace, they buzzed over ...

Red Arrows visit Weston's Grand Pier Evening Post, UK
THOUSANDS of spectators gathered on Weston-super-Mare seafront to see the Red Arrows brighten up a grey afternoon. The RAF aerobatic team took the crowd by ...

Air cadets delighted at chance to see Red Arrows in close up Express & Echo, UK
The nearest most people get to the legendary Red Arrows is staring awe- struck at their sky acrobatics. But a group of lucky young plane enthusiasts are ...

Red Arrows perform over Weston Weston & Somerset Mercury, UK
The RAF's aerobatic display team will be seen soaring over the seafront, thanks to the Grand Pier. Following months of doubt, the team will return to the ...

Roaring bomber gathers a huge crowd Nanton News, Canada
The Nanton Lancaster Society Air Museum was host to a continuous throng of people over the weekend during its annual end-of-summer event, themed “Lances in ...

Organisers praise success of air show East Anglian Daily Times
SAFETY measures to help look after the 120000-strong crowd that flocked to a popular summer air show have been deemed a big success.

Germany Remembers Ramstein Air Show Disaster 20 Years On Deutsche Welle, Germany
The Ramstein catastrophe remains one of the worst air show disasters worldwide. The tragedy claimed the lives of 70 people and around 400 were gravely ...

The Science of Air Racing Bleacher Report, CA
The Red Bull Air Race is a sight to behold for both aviation buffs and the casual observer. In the real world, fields of science are not mutually exclusive; ...

Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Sometimes a little contrast and not much else can make for an unforgettable photo. Doug Gaudette of Xenia, Ohio kicks off the festivities this week with a shot of Ron Awad piloting Scott Biser's Dominator. The embarrassment of riches continues this week, as we share more post-AirVenture photos from our overflowing submission box.

Aero club has plans for big 'fly-in- event Cobar Age, Australia
After seven years of hibernation, Cobar’s recently re-formed aero club is planning a major ‘fly-in’ event during the upcoming Festival of the Miner’s Ghost. ...

Tucson Time Capsule : Aircraft museum's beginnings Arizona Daily Star, AZ
The museum, at 6000 E. Valencia Road, is now called the Pima Air & Space Museum. It has become one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. ...

Pacific Aviation Museum's F-15A from Alert 5 - Military Aviation News by (pirate)
An article with two pictures of the F-15A that was transferred from Hickam Air Force Base to the Pacific Aviation Museum on Tuesday.

Adelanto Helicopter Museum’s hangar is packed with history from Vertical Online RSS Feeds - News Page

Das Ende einer Airshow Neues Deutschland, Germany
Und so wird jedermann, der die Kunststücke der Frecce Tricolori auf seiner Flugshow zeigen will, gebeten, bis zum September beim jeweiligen Militärattaché ...

Hiker Finds Remains Of What May Be A World War II Aviator pacific, HIAn Australian hiking Papua New Guinea ’s famous Kokoda Track has found what is believed to be the remains of a World War II aviator, Radio New Zealand ...

From Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by Keith
F-18F Super Hornet Crew "Vasco" and "Donnie" Taxi In
F-18F Super Hornet Square Loop
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F-18F Super Hornet Rainbow Shockwave
F-18F Super Hornet High Speed Pass
F-18F Super Hornet approaching Mach 1

Re: Great New England Air Show from FenceCheck Forums
looking forward to this year's demo

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