Friday, February 20, 2009

Indy Transponder 20-February 1200z

Golden Knight, soldier to attempt wing-suit world record at YPG - Yuma Sun, AZBY JAMES GILBERT, SUN STAFF WRITER
A member of the Golden Knights, the US Army's Parachute Team, and a special forces soldier will attempt to break the world record in wing-suit flying in the skies above Yuma Proving Ground this weekend. ...

Cocoa Beach leaders ponder air-show plans - Florida Today, FL
Patrick Air Force Base's Air and Space Expo, which was planned for every two years, was last held in 2003 and was canceled for April 2005. The 2003 show featured the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels and drew up to 200000 spectators. ...

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... Air Fest - Hometown News, FL
By Tony Judnich GRANT VALKARIA - Acrobatic aerial demonstrations and the chance to meet original members of the Tuskegee Airmen are just some of the main attractions at the high-flying Valkaria Air Fest. The third annual event is scheduled for 8 am to ...

Jesse James learning to race!!! - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion from
For those interested, Discovery channel star Jesse James will be at Stead the next few days filming a show about air racing. He is supposed to get some dual with Dan Vance in his SNJ and then transition to the cockpit of the TF51 Lady Jo for some racing instruction and a go at the pylons. Should be an interesting few days....

Aero-TV Checks Out Some Airshow Perspectives With Announcer Ric ... - Aero-News Network, FL
ICAS tells us that Airshows draw large numbers of demographically attractive spectators - a well-educated, affluent group of men, women and children of all ages. More than 70 percent of the audience at an air show has had some college education. ...

Sully’s Tale Flight Today Air & Space Magazine from
Sully’s Tale - Chesley Sullenberger talks about That Day, his advice for young pilots, and hitting the ditch button (or not).

Midwest LSA Expo slated for October By Janice Wood
The inaugural
Midwest LSA Expo is scheduled for Oct. 1- 3 at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (MVN) in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Read More→

General aviation manufacturers plan aircraft expos By Tom Norton
Nine of general aviation’s leading manufacturers announced on Feb. 18 that they are launching the
Florida Aircraft Expos, a series of events to provide would-be aircraft buyers opportunities to see and compare the latest models, in one day at one location. Among the aircraft manufacturers scheduled to attend are Cessna, Diamond, Hawker Beechcraft, Husky, Liberty, Mooney, Piper, Remos and Socata. Read More→

HELI-EXPO 2009 Fly-In Report - Helicopter Association International, VA
This year's fly-in marked a great start to HELI-EXPO 2009 and now the laborious efforts of our exhibitors will transform the concrete and crate-strewn convention center into a polished venue for cutting-edge helicopter technology and services.

Get your clubs ready for HFI's major fundraising tournament at HELI-EXPO 2009 from Vertical Online RSS Feeds - News Page
Swing into HELI-EXPO 2009 with Helicopter Foundation International (HFI). On Saturday, February 21, 2009 — the day before HELI-EXPO 2009 officially begins — HFI will hold a fundraising golf tournament at the Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California. All proceeds from this event will go towards HFI’s Scholarship Program, which assists students who are interested in pursuing a career in the helicopter industry…

NASA Teachers Turned Astronauts Have Messages for Educators and Students from NASA Breaking News
NASA astronauts and educators Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold, members of the next space shuttle crew, have special announcements for teachers and students.

British Government to Launch Satellites Into Orbit on the Back of Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo [Space] from Gizmodo by Adrian Covert
Looks like the
WhiteKnightTwo won't be all play after all, as the British government wants to use Virgin Galactic's spacecraft to send some state satellites into low orbit. According to Flight Global, The Government wants to develop a rocket, dubbed "LauncherOne," to sit on the back of WhiteKnightTwo and when the craft reaches the proper altitude, lauch off on its own to begin orbit. The microsatellites would be under 200kg in weight, though it's unclear exactly what the satellites will do. But with all these add-ons, WhiteKnightTwo is starting to remind me of The Centurions or something. [Flight Global via The Register]

Tuskegee Airmen were determined trailblazers, speaker says - The Ranger, TX
Since African-Americans weren't allowed to fly in the US, they went overseas and flew with other armies during World War I like Eugene Bullard, who flew with the French. Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was the first African-American woman to get a pilot's ...

CAF Members Concerned Over Proposed Large Aircraft Security Program -, TX
That includes two aircrafts right here in midland, a B-25 Mitchell airplane and the popular B-29 aircraft known as "FiFi." Both are more than 12500 pounds and that means they could cost the CAF $400000 to $500000 over the next decade just to meet the ...

Editorial: Chronicles of wasted time - Scripps News, DC
Still, you would think a four-time decorated pilot of a B-25 who flew 51 combat missions in World War II was entitled to be anything he wanted in civilian life. But the FBI's top brass pestered Johnson until the president agreed to let the bureau ...

Free downloads: pilots of the Powder Puff Derby from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
A new addition to the Winged Victory: Women in Aviation website is a download page, where I'll put free PDFs of indexes for non-fiction books that don't have them, and any other things I come across that need indexing.

Museum becomes launching pad during teacher workshop - Macon Telegraph
By Gene Rector - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE - The amphitheater area of the Museum of Aviation looked more like a launching pad Thursday after 21 math, science and technology teachers from across Georgia tested their rockets.

German Air Force Successfully Completes Participation at Aero India 2009 from
The German Air Force delegation safely landed at their respective home bases late Tuesday 17th February, thus successfully completing participation at AERO INDIA 2009.

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