Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Indy Transponder 17-February 2250z

Corporate Wings from Another Time by Dan Linn
The Antique Airplane Association has announced its fly-in is going to feature Corporate Wings this year. Check out the details on their site. A gathering of Howards should be worth the trip!

McDonald's to sponsor Thunder Funder again - Bizjournals.com, NC
Thunder Over Louisville is the opening event of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Ninety-six local McDonald's restaurants plan to donate a portion of their ...

1909 Wright 'B' Flyer Replica To Fly At Airventure 2009 - Aero-News Network, FL
One tentative event in Reims, France, would commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gordon Bennett Cup, often regarded as the first major air race in ...

SR-71 Symposium - Pima Air & Space Museum
If you've ever wanted to know all about the TOP SECRET operational missions the SR-71 flew, this is your chance! On Saturday and Sunday, Feb 21/22 the Pima Air & Space Museum will have over 20 former SR-71 crew members, maintenance and Lockheed personal to answer all your questions. It's a rare opportunity of a lifetime to hear the crew member's stories, tales and experiences while cruising at 2,200 mph at 80,000 feet. ...

Bushplane Museum celebrates 100 years of flight - SooToday.com
In addition, we are happy to host the Air Cadets Squadron band for entertainment. Following the ceremony, the Sault College Aviation Program will be performing a fly-by over the St.

Museums share pieces of famed Norwalk plane - Norwalk Reflector, OH
After restoration, with the exception of wing fabric which had to be replaced, the plane went on display at the Ohio History of Flight Air Museum at the ...

Royal Air Force Museum salutes unsung heroes - Group Travel Organiser
A new permanent exhibition called 'Diversity in the Royal Air Force' has opened at the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford, Shropshire. It honours the contribution made by ethnic communities both in the development of the Force and in the defence of the ...

RAF Airshows share knowledge from Flightline UK - UK Airshow News by Flightline UK
The organisers of the Royal Air Force's four most prestigious airshows met recently to discuss ways in which they can work more closely together.
Senior representatives from RAF Waddington, RAF Leuchars and RAF Cosford airshows met at the headquarters of the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, Gloucestershire, for two days of talks covering everything from aircraft participation and logistics to ticketing and incident response.
They were able to share their experiences and also discuss ideas on how best to support the Royal Air Force's 'Engagement Strategy' – which sets out the framework for communicating with its various audiences. ...

KSC Space & Air Show — by AirSupport (AirSupport)

Red Bull Air Race News from www.redbullairrace.com
Red Bull Air Race would like to congratulate race pilot Paul Bonhomme,his partner Laura and stepson Charlie on the arrival of a new additionto their team – a baby girl! Olivia Jean Bonhomme had a smooth flightinto the world, landing on 12th February and weighing in at 6lbs 7oz(3.3 kg). Mum and baby are both doing extremely well and were at homejust three hours after touchdown. Well done team Bonhomme!!

Team Bonhomme Adds A New Team Member from Smoke-On by Tom
The Smoke-On team would like to congratulate Paul Bonhomme and his partner Laura on the arrival of their new baby girl, Olivia! It is reported that all is well and the family is doing fine. You can read more at http://redbullairrace.com Congrats Bonhomme Team! Tom

Airshow launch for book - Geelong Advertiser, Australia
AUSTRALIAN fighter pilot hero Tony Gaze will have his life celebrated in print during Avalon's Australian International Airshow. ...

60 More F-22s for the USAF from Military Photos by Jeancarl

Mint condition of 'upside down' stamp to fetch £150000 at auction - Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
A mint condition copy of a stamp which shows an aeroplane flying upside down due to a printing error is expected to fetch £150000 when it goes under the ...

Hugs and Kisses from Delta Air Lines Blog by Marie Force
Delta people love their planes! Here flight attendant Diane Strickland hugs the propeller of a Convair 440–the last of Delta's prop planes–as it retires from passenger service on April 25, 1970.

LSAs Bucking the Trend– Upward from Let's Go Flying by AndrewS
There are few bright spots in the aviation world. Cirrus, Cessna, Piper, Diamond, and the rest of the mainstream, standard category airplane makers are all announcing production and job cuts.
But not the LSA sector. True, the LSA industry is a patch-work of family run companies that have revenue in line with the local deli. But Dan Johnson is right to say Sebring and the LSA sector is a "welcome gift to the global aviation industry. ...

LiveATC in the news from Pilots of America Message Board by smigaldi
Interesting article about the web site Live ATC and what their role was int eh Colgan crash.

Internet site captured radio traffic in plane crash - Elmira Star-Gazette, NY
By CAROLYN THOMPSON • AP • February 17, 2009 "Either state police or sheriff's department. You need to find out if anything is on the ground. ...

Redbullairrace: www.facebook.com/redbullairrace links to all pilot websites
from Twitter / redbullairrace

Scheduling sessions stump smart-guys, too from Left Field by David Field
A hit TV show in here the States is called 'Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader?' It features grown-ups and panel of kids in the fifth grade; the host then sees who scores better on a general-knowledge quiz. We've watched this show and can proudly report that the answer is, usually we're not. Now comes another quiz that we know we can't do well on, 'Are you Smarter than a Schedule Planner?'
Southwest just put this quiz up on its blog, Nuts about Southwest, with a board-game type approach that entails ...

ASU students put astronautics lessons into action - Arizona State University, Tempe
The rocket club members – about 35 ASU students, mostly engineering majors – are earning top regional and national rocketry awards against formidable ...

Indiana Air National Guard Headed to Japan from WIBC News by By Network Indiana
Fifteen Indiana Air National Guard members are on their way to Misawa Air Base in Japan. The volunteers from the 122nd Fighter Wing are backfilling for active duty members fighting in Iraq, performing routine maintenance as well as safety and preparation inspections for jets. 2nd Lt. Rebecca Metzger says the members of the Fort Wayne-based wing are expected to be gone for about a month. She says the...

Civilian Tiltrotors from Fence Check

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