Thursday, February 19, 2009

Indy Transponder 19-February 1100z

Red Bull P-38 Definitely On Its Way Home by Kelly
Well, I’d say it’s safe to say that the Red Bull (Flying Bull) P-38 is on its way to its new home in Austria. Check out all the photos here. Safe journey, old friend. Thanks to Pat Carry.

BIG attractions at this year's air show! - KGNS, TX
The 11th annual WBCA Stars And Stripes Air Show Spectacular was held at the Laredo International Airport. "It's my 4th time here. 'so what's different this year?' Nothing--it's colder!" Hundreds braved the crisp temperatures to get their fix of ...

Air Fair at Buckeye airport - AZ, AZ
"This isn't an air show with tricks or anything," said Brian Guinn, recreation programmer for the town of Buckeye. "The planes will be on static display, and the show is much more focused on learning about the planes and appreciating them. ...

Charity t-shirt takes off - This is Scunthorpe, UK
THE Red Arrows team took to the skies with an unusual passenger on board as part of a fund-raising Comic Relief stunt. The acrobatic Red Arrows crew took a special t-shirt for the flight of its life as part of a national project which will see the ...

Air Show Wows Spectators in Bangalore - The Epoch Times
By Hitesh Devnani BANGALORE, India—The Aero India Show 2009, a biannual event touted to be the largest in Asia, thrilled spectators in Bangalore once again.

Halcones, Fuerza Aerea De Chile, History, Gallery from
Halcones (Falcons) History - The first aerobatic display team in Chilean Air Force is formed in 1958 and flies with four Lockhead F-80 Shooting Star. This team named Condores de la Plata exists till 1965. Again tradition of aerobatic teams in Chile rising up in 1980, when Halcones aerobatic team is established equipped with five of a new arriving North American Pitts Special S2A airplanes. Officially the team is created on 14 January 1981 assigned to Air Force Base at El Bosgue. In 1989 Halcones visit England and Belgium. This is the last year, when the team uses Pitts. In 1990 Halcones start to use Extra 300 airplanes and later to Extra 300L. Since its creation, Halcones visited following foreign countries: United States, England, France, Israel, Belgium, Ecuador and Peru.

Vulcan XH558 "Turn and Burn" Event Feature Report from UK Airshow Review News and Updates
In October 2007, Avro Vulcan XH558 flew for the first time in 14 years. The restoration was hailed as a major triumph, the like of which has not been seen before or since in the world of historic aviation. Now, barely a year on; after a display season in which the aircraft had been seen by an estimated 1.5million spectators, the project lies on the brink of financial collapse, with a total of £1million needed to safeguard the aircraft's flying future - monies which need to be raised by the deadline of March 6…

Tales of the B-52 By Janice Wood
A presentation on the
Boeing B-52 bomber is slated for Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. A panel of three B-52 pioneers will be at the museum, including Dick Taylor (pictured, in younger days), former chief of B-52 flight test; Brien Wygle, a B-52 engineering test pilot; and Air Force test pilot Brig. Gen. Guy Townsend (USAF Ret.), who was a pilot on the aircraft’s first flight. The Boeing Co. Historian Michael Lombardi will moderate the panel. For more information: 206-764-5720 or

Skydiving family ranges in age from 18 to 94 - from
Last Saturday, four generations of Darcy Shepard's family went skydiving for her 18th birthday. The oldest jumper was Shepard's 94-year-old great-grandmother, Harriett Shepard. Skydiving is becoming a Shepard family rite of passage. Two members of the family had jumped before -- including family matriarch Harriett.

Grenade destroys police aircraft from Military Photos by T3ngu
Quote: COLOMBIA'S military and law enforcement agencies suffered two airplane mishaps today including a plane blown apart on the tarmac by a grenade in the luggage. The National Police plane was left cut in half on the tarmac of the
Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin, Colombia's second largest city, and a notorious centre of the international drugs trade...

Airman, 91, recalls the role of Tuskegee -, MI
World War II aviator talks about breaking racial barriers in the military during Black History Month event. PONTIAC -- First Lt. Lorenzo Holloway Jr. always wanted to be a pilot. He didn't expect to become a part of history. He was one of the hundreds ...

Mammoth Endeavor - Fredericksburg Standard, TXFor example, film clips, such as footage of B-25 bombers taking off from the deck of the USS Hornet aircraft carrier will be integrated with gallery architecture to give visitors a unique look at historical events. With this same sort of design ...

Uncontrolled Airspace #121 "Just A Crooked Rudder" from Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast
Will Hawkins and Rico Sharqawi of the forthcoming movie, "A Pilots Story" visit the hangar this week. A Florida deadstick landing, the ongoing bizjet mess, continuing the fight against the LASP, and Jack's aviation adventures. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #121 "Just A Crooked Rudder"

The Thrill of Invention from Air & Space Magazine

KGKY Arlington Texas from Fence Check - Caught these two T-34A and T-34B flying at Arlington last week.

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