Monday, February 16, 2009

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Air show signs off in style - Air show signs off in style By Rasheed Kappan,DH News Service,Bangalore: With one final Ballet in the Air, the Suryakirans signed off in style signalling the end of an eventful five days of Aero-India 2009 at the Yelahanka Air Base on Sunday. Bucking recessionary trends, the airshow sent an emphatic message: That the potent military market is buoyant enough to stay firmly afloat, indicated in good measure by the slew of agreements inked by participating domestic and global aerospace players…

All-clear, after the hold-up in the sky - Express Buzz, India
The controllers were busy but relaxed as they handled an IAF’s helicopter aerobatic team Sarang performing aerobatics over the runway. ...

The Canadian Air Force unveiled a new paint scheme on its CF-18 Hornet Demo bird to mark the 100th anniversary of flight.
Check Out the Striking Paint

Mystery fireball streaks across Texas sky - The Associated Press
"We don't know what it was," said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office used a helicopter to ...

Boeing 747 is 40 years old from Wright Squawks by Roger Chua
Yes the venerable Boeing 747 turned 40 on the 9th February 2009 as the maiden flight of the first "prototype" 747-100 first flight was on the same date in 1969. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the "Jumbo Jet", is the first widebody commercial airliner ever produced. The Boeing 747, manufactured by Boeing in the United States, is among the world's most recognizable aircraft.

Aviation's Jackie Robinson from Air & Space Magazine

Aero-TV: More Than a Musician -- Aaron Tippin Talks Aviation - Aero-News Network
Along with being one of the gathering points for Naval Aviation; Pensacola, Florida is also the birthplace of a popular country music artist who has made aviation a big part of his life. Born Aaron Dupree Tippin, his path to aviation actually seemed ...

This Week In Military/Aviation History 16 - 22 February from Warbirds Online by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr.
Hello Folks, yet another 7 gone and I’m back again. Did ya miss me? To be honest, I really don’t have anything to talk about this week either. You decide if this is a good thing or not. In the meantime, lets get down to some serious history, shall we? Have an AB FAN week, Be Safe, Tom K.

Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin report/info from avimuseumzone by WireFox
If ever you are lucky enough to be in Berlin for say the ILA Airshow held every two years, do try to visit the Deutsches Technikmuseum in the City. This museum is full of interesting items tec-wise, and does have installed in the museum complex an aviation section. What can you see ?well, Italian Air Force F-86D Sabre suspended from aloft, Me 109E, Ju 52. Ju F3 remains, Fw Condor remains in the form of the rear section…

Red Flag 2009-02 from Fence Check

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