Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Indy Transponder 24-February 1200z

Women's air race hit turbulence - Contra Costa Times, CA
The "girls" who participated in the first women's cross-country air race in 1929 realized there was a lot more at stake than just $25000 in prizes. The race, which crossed the skies of the Inland Empire, was dubbed "the Powder Puff Derby" by Will ...

Aviation Conferences Revisited - Airportbusiness Blog, DC
This week I speak for Women In Aviation (WAI) for the 5 th time. It will be a wonderful experience. The first time I knew only Dr. Peggy Chabrian; this year I expect to meet many old friends. This is WAI’s 20 th anniversary also, and the group has ...

Snowbirds scope us out - Orillia Packet & Times
We are "looking at security requirements for when they're here... and basically how we are going to get to and from the show site." There is a lot of work that goes into putting on an air show, so it's important for the planning committee to know the ...

(Yuma Sun) It looks as if a record-breaking sky-dive jump will have to wait at least six more months. Flight conditions prevented Ben Borger of the Golden Knights from making the record distance flight.
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How 100 years of flight transformed a nation - Ottawa Citizen, Canada
For most of us, the wonder of aviation means delayed flights and overcrowded airports, inedible meals and overworked airline employees. That we can board pressurized tubes that take us to the stratosphere in their thousands at any one time, ...

Governor General to Celebrate 100 Years of Flight at the Canada Aviation Museum From Aviation.ca News
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will attend the unveiling of Canadian Wings: A Remarkable Century of Flight at the Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa on Monday, February 23, 2009, at 7 p.m. The Governor General...

Pensacola hopes celebration will draw visitors - Orlando Sentinel, FL
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain set the tone with a royal visit Thursday, touring the city of 60000 and visiting Pensacola Naval Air Station, home of the US Navy's world-famous Blue Angels aerial demonstration team. Sometimes derided as the ...

XH558 is the only airworthy Vulcan in the world. Restored to flight after nearly 15 years at a cost of £7million. She now faces grounding forever, unless an additional £850,000 can be raised in February enabling funds for another full air show season. Last year she appeared in front of over 1.5 million people. She inspires [...]

Fame's final frontier – MSNBC
XCOR Aerospace's "Legacy Flight" program will send some of those unsung heroes to the final frontier ... for free. Over the weekend, XCOR awarded the program's first ticket to an 89-year-old Tuskegee Airman. And that won't be the last ticket issued: ...

HAI Salute to Excellence Award Winners: AINonline from http://www.ainonline.com/
Tonight at its Salute to Excellence banquet and awards ceremony, HAI honors the following individuals and organizations in the international helicopter community for outstanding achievements. The fest starts at 8 p.m.

TSA BizAv Security To Face Legal Challenge from AviationWeek.com Homepage
Peregrine Jet parent firm contends Congress never gave TSA the authority to institute the Large Aircraft Security Plan

Chennault Air Museum could expand - Monroe News Star, LA
By Robbie Evans • revans@thenewsstar.com • February 23, 2009 The Chennault Air and Military Museum of Louisiana could be expanding in the near future. Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne said Monday his office has been working with officials in ...

Air and Military Museum turns to China for artifacts - Monroe News Star
By Robbie Evans • revans@thenewsstar.com • February 24, 2009 The Chennault Air and Military Museum of Louisiana could be expanding in the near future.

Planes of World War II Land in Panama City - WMBB-TV, FL
The Wings of Freedom Tour consists of a World War II vintage Boeing B-17, Consolidated B-24 liberator and North American P-51 mustang. The event is a part of 110-city tour. For a small donation, people can tour the aircraft. the B-17 is one of only ...

WWII-era planes make Panama City stop (see PHOTO GALLERY) - The News Herald, FL
On the ground, Betty rests next to two other airframes that carved their names into world history during World War II: a drab, green B-24 Liberator called Witchcraft, and the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress, the Nine-O-Nine. For the next two days, ...

Celebrating an Alabama Master Pilot- Floyd McGowin from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
On a clear cold Thursday evening in south Alabama, pilots gathered at a grass field hangar to celebrate Alabama's most recent Wright Brothers Master Pilot recipient. Almost ninety guests gathered for warm food, fond memories and a tribute to Norman Floyd McGowin, Jr

USS Indianapolis survivor to share historic tale - Cape Coral Daily Breeze, FL
The story of the USS Indianapolis is well-known. Equal parts tragedy and pure horror, most of the survivors have since died, causing first person accounts of the fateful day to dwindle with each passing moment. The Uncommon Friends Foundation of Lee ...

Aviation Expert to Address Fort Wayne from Headlines - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce will welcome aviation expert and Boyd Group International President Michael Boyd Tuesday. He will speak about the future of air service in Fort Wayne. Boyd believes the Fort Wayne International Airport has good access to other destinations and that could help attract new investment and jobs.

Blue Angel Solo Take-off(Very Low) from Fence Check - Shot this weekend at El Centro. Amazing to see, hard to shoot on video and the stills are killed by the heat haze.

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