Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Indy Transponder 18-February 1145z

Aerobatics competition coming to Spencer - Spencer Daily Reporter, IA
"Albert Lea has had a lot of businesses built in the vicinity of the airport -- specifically right underneath our aerobatic box -- our competition arena. ...

Flying Aces Heightens Sports Media Production With The Stephen ... SHOOT Online
"Most recently I've been editing various air sport clips including aerobatic planes, hang gliding, air ballooning and skydiving all viewable on our Internet ...

Aviation photographer Tyson Rininger has joined American Barnstormer for a unique wing walking act with Jenny Forsythe and pilot Walt Pierce, known as "Double Trouble."
Read More and Watch Tyson in Action

Classic Fighter of America to hold formation clinic By Tom Norton
Classic Fighters of America are planning to hold a Formation Clinic in California, March 20 to 22. In addition to fighters of all kinds, T-6s, Yaks and T-28s have been invited, according to Julie Clevenger of CFA, which will be the event’s host and sponsor. Read More→

Rosie the Riveters Tell Their Stories at The Mount - West Seattle Blog, WA
My friend and I lived in a boarding house and I worked at Boeing Plant 2 installing radio components in B-17’s.” She added, “Seattle was smaller then. ...

Brecksville: World War II Memories gathers to discuss pivotal ... - The Plain Dealer -, OH
At the time, Jeremiah was working in military intelligence for the US Army Air Corps after a stint as a navigator on a B-17 bomber. One morning each month, ...

The B-25H Mitchell "Barbie III" Arrives at Deer Valley This Weekend! - Rare version of the famous World War II Bomber will be on display and available for rides on February 21 and 22. The unique roar of two Wright R-2600 engines will be heard over Deer Valley Airport as the North American B-25H Mitchell "Barbie III" flies into DVT for the weekend of February 21-22. The B-25 will be based on the ramp at Cutter Aviation Deer Valley and will be available for rides through the weekend.

Aviation Camp at Harris Hill (VIDEO) - WENY-TV, NY
ELMIRA -- Kids with an interest in aviation are getting a chance do some hands-on learning during their winter break from school. It's all happening at the ...

The Tailhook Education Stimulus from Tailhook Daily Briefing by JC
Tailhook offers a slightly different take on a “Stimulus Package!” Following the tradition of “The Navy Takes Care of Its Own” we in Tailhook take care of our own in the form of the Tailhook Educational Scholarships though donations made to the Tailhook Educational Foundation…

Space flight fare wars blast off Community by Layer 8
XCOR Aerospace aircraft are being used for the fledgling Rocket Racing League. Those aircraft are liquid oxygen rocket-powered jets based on the four-seat canard propeller-based experimental Velocity aircraft. ...

Aviation History - Air Refueling the C-5, Part 1 from by Tracy
I had originally intended to post a single article on Lockheed C-5 air refueling, but I have been typing away and see that it is way too long for a single post, so I’ll break it up into two parts. Part 2 will be up in two days…

Museum endowment created By Janice Wood
An endowment has been created for the
Air Power Museum in Blakesburg, Iowa.
“The establishment of this endowment is a key element in our plans for the future of the APM,” said Brent Taylor, treasurer of the Air Power Museum and executive director of the Antique Airplane Association. “Last spring the APM board of directors conducted an extensive evaluation of every aspect of the museum, from infrastructure and buildings, to the aircraft collection and even the website. We now know what needs to be done and this endowment will provide the foundation for ongoing improvements and growth at the APM.”
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See aviation history come to life at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories by (Sarah Swan)
Who will you meet in the galleries of the National Museum of the United States Air Force? Attend Night at the Air Force Museum from 6-10 p.m. on May 15 and you may be surprised. Details are still being planned, but visitors can expect an exciting after-hours gathering at the museum, offering the unique opportunity to see aviation history come alive, look into aircraft cockpits, enjoy free IMAX films and Morphis MovieRides, and discover the source behind this evening of "life" at the museum. The event coincides with the spring release of the Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian movie.

Doris Miller: Pearl Harbor Hero - Houston African-American News, TXMiller served aboard USS Indianapolis from December 1941 to May 1943. He was then assigned to the escort carrier Liscome Bay and was lost with that ship ...

Vigna di Valle Italian Air Force Museum update from David Cenciotti's weblog - the most visited Italian Aviation Blog by David Cenciotti
On Feb. 15 I visited once again the Italian Air Force Museum, located in Vigna di Valle, on the Bracciano Lake, some 25 chilometers from Rome. I went there because I wanted to take the pictures I needed to update e complete the page dedicated to the Museum, with plenty of information, that you can find here:
Italian Air Force Museum. My aim is not only to collect images of the exhibition and close ups of the displayed aircraft but also to track eventual new additions, movements, works etc. Currently, the Skema hangar that hosts the post-WWII aircraft (and most of jets) is still closed for enlargement and maintenance works. However, I managed to get a few picture of it from the nearby Padiglione “Badoni”. As you can see, the aircraft have been moved, a few are barely visible and many were probably transferred elsewhere…

A bit of nostalgia: the 1947 Cleveland Air Races By Tom Norton
If you’d like to return to the glamorous days of yesteryear to see some people who later became aviation icons and their now-rare or vanished airplanes, go to the following Web site, sit back, and enjoy photographs from the 1947 Cleveland Air Races.

When rockets fall over from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick

Steve Jurvetson has a smokin' hot report from the Valentine's Day ROC Launch. Besides the eye-candy, he reports that the Discovery Channel was shooting a special “When Rockets Go Wrong” show. The fireball came from an 18' aluminum V2 that was rigged to act like many of the original test units. (Photo by Wedge Oldham, ROC President)

German Air Force from Fence Check - A couple more from the drag back to Germany

Red Flag 2009-02 from Fence Check - The latest batch

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