Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Barksdale confirms international flavor for air show - Shreveport Times
Barksdale Air Force Base will have a decidedly international and diverse flavor this year, with headline air shows from two allied nations, a third headline flying act from a sister service and a top Nashville star providing musical entertainment.
Officially added to the lineup now are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, making a rare second-year-in-a-row showing at such an event, and the Chilean Halcones Demonstration team joining the previously announced Canadian Snowbirds for the May 9-10 free event at Barksdale. ...

A Pilot's Story-A Documentary Capturing the Passion of Flight on Film
from Let's Go Flying by A Pilot's Story movie
Wilco Films is producing the next big aviation documentary film called "A Pilot's Story". The film will feature Aviation Icons, Hollywood pilots, Astronauts, Aerobatic Champions, Commercial and Corporate pilots and a select number of General Aviation pilots.
The film will give back to the aviation community by featuring the following organizations and donating some of the proceeds of the sale of the film to them. Organizations such as: Able Flight, Angel Flight, Young Eagles, Aviation High School, Build-A-Plane. ...

The Frecce Tricolori at BIT 2009 - (translated by Google)
From February 19-22 the Frecce Tricolori will be present at the BIT Fair Milan Rho Hall 1, stand in the Friuli Venezia Giulia. Friday 20th at 10:45 at the World Cup women's ski in Tarvisio you can watch the spectacular flight over the mountains between 9 aircraft of Patrol National Acrobatics. Overflying will be projected on the big screen this at the stand during the press conference to present of the tourism initiatives of the Region Friuli. ...

Aero India 2009 Surpasses All Past Records from Planenews Aviation News Portal
As dusk settled over Yelahanka Air Force base on Sunday evening bringing down curtains on the five-day Aero India 2009, excitement and thrill continued to resonate in the hearts and minds of the thousands who witnessed the grand air display on its last day. If presence at the air show was any indicator of the enthusiasm for aviation in the country, the surging crowds during the air show proved that citizens of the metropolis, dubbed as the aviation-hub of India, remain as enthusiastic as ever, since its inaugural fare in 1996...

German Air Force Successfully Completes Participation at Aero India 2009 from - News Feed
The German Air Force delegation safely landed at their respective home bases late Tuesday 17th February, thus successfully complet...

Red Bull P-38 to Europe (by boat) from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Dave Hirschman
Ezell Aviation's latest work of art, a magnificently restored P-38 "Lightning," is headed to Europe.

San Diego Air & Space Museum Launches Online Store - AMT online
San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) announces that they have officially launched their online e-commerce store at
The goal of the online store is to give aviation enthusiasts a place to find unique and collectible aviation related products. ...

On this day in 1981... Jack Northrop dies from Flight International by Barbara Cockburn
Flight recorded the death at age 85 of aviation engineer and industrial designer John Knudsen "Jack" Northrop (pictured).
Flight said at the time that the aviation world had lost its second pioneer in a month with the death of "Jack" Northrop.
The aviation career of John Knudsen Northrop began in 1916 when he worked for the Loughead (later Lockheed) brothers designing seaplane wings.
The operation folded and in 1923 Northrop joined the Douglas company, his first assignment being to work on the World Cruiser.
The first death Flight referred to was that of Donald Douglas, who died earlier in the month as Flight reported in its 14 February issue...
His 'DC-3 became a legend, setting standards which earned Donald Douglas both the Collier Trophy and the Daniel Guggenheim Medal in 1936 "for outstanding contributions to the design and construction of military and transport airliners".'

With air races, airliners, airshows offered real thrills during ... - The-News-Leader, OH
Today's picture was taken at such an airshow I attended in the 1950s. It's a United Airlines passenger plane. In those days very few people had ever been ...

Selma couple's love story has many twists, bends - Montgomery Advertiser, AL
In 1943, Bob joined the Army Air Corps, became a top turret gunner on a B-17 and began to fly missions over Germany. Phyllis, meanwhile, enrolled at a ...

AFTER months of top-secret tests, the Navy has partially lifted the wraps on its XF2Y-1 Sea-Dart, world's first delta-wing seaplane, which uses retractable hydro-skis for take-off and landing.
MI's cover and the Convair drawing above show what this sensational development may mean to commercial air travel of the future. Imagine a supersonic jetliner, too large to be handled efficiently at even our largest airports but perfectly capable of squatting at any of our innumerable seaports and being nuzzled to its dock by tugs! In addition to passenger convenience and greater capacity is the extra safety factor in trans-oceanic hops. ...

Fighter Pilot Trivia 6 from Fighter Pilot University
Taking everything into account, worldwide, who's the most famous fighter pilot of all time? Erich Hartmann? Chuck Yeager? Probably Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. He set up and recruited the flyers to establish one of the first, dedicated, fighter squadrons. He influenced an entire generation of fighter pilots on both sides of The Great War. ...

Henley College pupils help restore vintage plane - Coventry Telegraph, UK
TEENAGERS are swapping the classroom for the Midland Air Museum to help restore a vintage aeroplane. A group of eight 14 and 15-year-olds are visiting the ...

Cardozo Students Receive Aviation Education - Washington Informer, Washington DC
Now, he makes it his mission to educate students about careers in aviation. Courtesy Photo by Juan Rivera Barrington Irving, the "Aviation Hero," paid a ...

Reaching for the sky - Times Online - Auckland, New Zealand
The Ross Macpherson Memorial Flying Scholarships are awarded to members of the Flying New Zealand Young Eagles group aged 15-18 from aero clubs. ...

High flying principal - Wickenburg Sun, AZ
Wickenburg High School Principal Jacquelyn Jacobson was invited to tandem jump with the US Army Golden Knights, the elite parachuting unit from the Army, ...

Aftermath of C-17 Gear-Up Landing at Bagram Air Field from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Click for more photos (and video)According to the Department of Defense's Pentagon Channel military information service, it took more than two days to remove a damaged C-17 from the runway at Bagram Air Field outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. The DOD has video of the recovery, and we have photos of the crippled aircraft.

Jet-powered shopping carts and flying cars from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Al Marsh
Here are examples that have emerged over the years of jet-powered Beetles, toilets, arm chairs, and even a shopping cart. While this next one isn't jet-powered, it qualifies as the first flying car.

Photoz by Liza from Fence Check
Keep track of your airshow season! (click on photo to go to the site)

Nevada - National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2008 - Reno - 09/10/08 from Fence Check

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