Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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Flying was his passion: tributes flow for stunt pilot Borrman - The Age, Australia
Stunt pilot Peter 'Pip' Borrman has been killed in a plane crash at Shepparton while preparing a routine for the upcoming Australian International Airshow. His wife Janet said tonight her husband of 30 years was a genuine and compassionate man, ...

Robert Bradley, aviation firm owner in Fort Lauderdale, dies -, FL
By Ken Kaye South Florida Sun-Sentinel Like his father Ben Bradley, a Fort Lauderdale aviation pioneer, Robert Stewart Bradley loved airplanes. Robert Bradley learned to fly at age of 13 and later started his own aviation business at Fort Lauderdale ...

US Army Parachutes Team to Kick Off 50 Year Celebration - Systems, GA
In 1961 the Team was selected as one of three Department of Defense authorized aerial demonstration teams, along with the US Air Force Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels. Former team members, including original members from 1959, ...

Aerobatics competition coming to Spencer - Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, IA
By RUSS MITCHELL/ Special to the Pilot The half-loops, rolls and spins are still in, but a panel of judges replaces the trails of smoke when the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) brings a sanctioned, major-regional event -- the Doug Yost Challenge ...

From A B-25 To Lynx Suborbital Space Craft For Tuskegee Airman - SatNews Publishers, CA
Gillead served as a triple-rated navigator, bombardier, and aerial gunner and was assigned to the 477th Bombardment Group, which flew the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber. He was involved in the Freeman Field Mutiny, in which black officers faced court ...

19 Wing celebrates Canada's century of flight -
"I'm really honoured to be a part of this anniversary," said Plant, a private pilot who has been volunteering at the Comox Air Force Museum for about nine years. "I just like airplanes. It's very neat. In 100 years a lot has happened.

Around the world in 11 days By Janice Wood
Scott Kasprowicz, an adventurer and helicopter pilot who, along with his co-pilot, circumnavigated the globe, setting an around the world speed record, will discuss his “grand adventure” March 21 at the
Virginia Helicopter Association’s meeting at the HeloAir Hangar at Richmond International Airport. Read More→

Online Interview with Normandy D-Day Veteran and Oldest Known Military Blogger, 86-Year Old Solomon Fein from : The World's Largest Index of Military Blogs (Milblogs)
Solomon Fein, is an avid blogger and a World War II veteran. We've been chatting over email in recent weeks after I read about him in the
news. I was intrigued and wanted to learn more about his story. Not so much about his age, but more so about the differences in communication from World War II to Present day. In total, Solomon has 33 posts online going back to 2007. He's been kind enough to answer several of my questions (see below), and plans to send more responses soon…

Heli-Expo Sets Attendance Record from AVwebBiz Current Issue
Helicopter Association International says its annual Heli-Expo trade show will almost certainly set an attendance record despite the economic downturn. With one day still to go in the three-day event, held this year in Anaheim, this year's attendance total was just 52 people short of last year's record of 17,373. "Exhibitors reported high activity at their booths and vendors were able to interact with thousands of attendees on the floor," HAI said on its Web site.

STS-119: March launch possible via FCV replacement and MPS protection from NASA by Chris Bergin
A launch of STS-119 prior to the Soyuz cut out in mid March remains on the cards, as managers prepare to meet on Wednesday for a launch date discussion. The meeting will also outline a plan to “beef up” the most vulnerable area of the MPS (Main Propulsion System) plumbing, which would reduce risk associating with launching Discovery without redesigned Flow Control Valves (FCVs)…

LASP to face legal challenge By Tom Norton
A private aircraft operator in the Northeast is seeking co-signatories for a legal challenge to the
Transportation Safety Administration’s plan to impose new security procedures on aircraft weighing 12,500 lb and more. Read More→

LASP COMMENT DEADLINE IS FRIDAY - The TSA's proposed Large Aircraft Security Program is causing concern among the GA alphabet groups, and this Friday marks the end of the comment period on the proposal.

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