Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Indy Transponder 25-February 2325z

Leading pilot Peter 'Pip' Borrman killed in plane crash - The Age, Australia
Mr Borrman is an internationally regarded aerobatic pilot who was due to perform at the Avalon Airshow in March. He began flying at the age of nine under the tuition of his father, who was killed while flying a Tiger Moth in 1975. ...

Acrobatic pilot dies in crash in Vic - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
An aerobatic pilot has died after his ultralight plane crashed soon after take-off at an airport in Shepparton, in central Victoria. Police say the man, aged in his 50s from Shepparton, took off from the airport around 2.15pm (AEDT) on Wednesday and ...

Australian Aerobatic Pilot Lost On Photo Flight - Aero-News Network, FL

All eyes on skies Saturday - Auckland, New Zealand
But the Devon from the Commemorative Air Force based at North Shore airfield will come in its place. The 1933 DH 83 Dragon will be offering commercial flights around the Helensville area for $50 a person. Rides in microlights and general aviation ...

Singapore Airshow 2008, 19 to 24 February 2008 - VR-Zone IT ... from Google
Come catch The Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights in action, flying the new-look F-16 Fighting Falcons! Set your eyes on The Royal Australian Air Force's elite formation aerobatic display team -The RAAF Roulettes. ...

Alaska Airlines to sponsor Seafair Torchlight Parade -
The floating bridges across Lake Washington close and you can see the famous Blue Angels practicing their flying turns around the city in anticipation for the big event. The two-mile parade procession (officially dubbed the "Alaska Airlines Torchlight ...

Editorial: Heroes Fly-In a worthy fundraiser, fun for families - Opelika Auburn News, AL
The 6th Annual Heroes Fly-In showcases some of the most remarkable aircraft and military vehicles in the nation. It also gives children the opportunity to see planes close-up rather than at a distance, learn the history of these aircraft, spend quality ...

Economy jeopardizes this year's Sauk Prairie Fly-In - Sauk Prairie Eagle, WI
Lodi resident Scott Kuenzi explains the radial engine of a Cessna 195 during a tour of the different planes on display during last year's Sauk Prairie Airport Fly-In on June 14, 2008. The event likely will not take place this year. ...

World War II Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum from
... On May 14, 1996, to the applause of 5,000 8th Air Force veterans, their families, dignitaries, and supporters, the vision became a reality with the dedication of Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Georgia, just west of Savannah.

Concorde retires to new eco-home from
One of the world's most iconic aircraft is in a new eco-friendly retirement home at Manchester Airport.
A new Concorde Visitor Centre, which will display the former British Airways flagship Concorde G-BOAC, is being opened at the Aviation Viewing Park....

WK2 but no SS2 at Oshkosh from RLV and Space Transport News
Rob Coppinger is informed by Virgin Galactic's Will Whitehorn that the WhiteKnightTwo will definitely go to the Oshkosh air show in August but the SpaceShipTwo will definitely not, regardless of rumors to the contrary:
/-- Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo mothership to make public debut this July
/-- No SpaceShip Two show at AirVenture - Hyperbola

I see that there is also this announcement from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh: WhiteKnightTwo to Make World Debut at Oshkosh: VMS Eve to Open Day 1 AirVenture Air Show - EAA - Feb.24.09.

The possibility of SS2 making an appearance at Oshkosh in 2009 had been suggested by Whitehorn last summer. VG's Stephen Attenborough had been somewhat circumspect about all this earlier in the week.

Canadian Centennial of Flight Launched at 16 Wing from News A ceremony that marked the launch of Canadian Centennial of Flight celebrations in our region was held on Monday, 23 February, at the Air Annex of the Base Borden Military Museum, inside an original 1917 aviation hangar that is part...

Sabre and Silver Dart Make History - again! from marylee By Dan Dempsey Greetings all from the birth place of powered flight in Canada - Baddeck, Nova Scotia. It was a beautiful day in Cape Breton on 22 February, a day prior to the anniversary day of pwered flight. Although the wind kept a practice flight of the Silver Dart on the ground Saturday, former astronaut Bjarni [...]

The Heritage Flight Museum - KVOS, Canada [Video]

CANADA'S AVIATION HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES Call for Nominations from News Do you know someone past or present in Canadian aerospace who has made an outstanding achievement towards the advancement of aviation in or for Canada? Or perhaps you know of a worthy organization that has done the same? Then consider...

World War II MIAs recovered in Germany from Air Force Link Top Stories
A line in the Airman's creed states, "I will never leave an Airman behind."
For the McMurray Crew 801 with the 492nd Bombardment Group, that promise was fulfilled, albeit 60-plus years after their B-24 bomber went down during World War II.
An international crowd gathered Feb. 20 at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium to honor the McMurray Crew's nine members who were listed as missing in action. Their remains were recovered in a field southwest of Berlin in 2002.

Southern Museum of Flight's Tuskegee Airmen exhibit -, AL
Jim Griffin is an aviator… he understands the love for flying. "Well, I can imagine being frustrated by never having the opportunity, by never even being able to apply for something… being a part of something, and wanting to fly is a very special kind ...

RAF Association to stage Battle of Britain event at Elvington - The Press, York
By Richard Catton » A Battle of Britain memorial service and parade is set to return to the Yorkshire Air Museum, at Elvington, near York, after a five-year absence.

Thunderbolts! from Another Time by Dan Linn
Saw this music video posted on the WIX forum. Mechanical music that is! Fly along on a flight of two P-47 Thunderbolts. There is nothing like the roar of an R-2800 and to hear two is just musical! Check it out! These Thunderbolts are based at the TN Museum of Aviation.

Iconic WWII airplane up for auction - Deadline Press & Picture Agency, UK
Robert Brooks, Chairman of Bonhams, learned to fly in a Tiger Moth plane and is a proud owner of a 1940s Stampe aerobatic biplane. He said: "The sale of this Spitfire touches me personally as an enthusiastic amateur pilot and a keen student of military ...

LASP Bad for Aviation from Airviation Blog by johnnyplane

Aviation Blogs and Podcasts from by Tracy
... The youth of today are growing up in a world with "always on" internet. It is available on our phones and in our homes, in hotels and in coffee shops with increasing reliability and speed. The internet is the way we now stay in touch with each other, schedule outings and track progress. When we become curious about a subject, whether it is a news story, a conversation we overheard or something we saw as we traveled to work or school, the first place we go to find out more information is the Internet. This is the way that we are going to be promoting aviation to the younger generations. ...

Jepson music show to swing again -, CA
The concert program, held within view of restored World War II "warbirds," will feature 100 middle school students who perform music, skits and monologues related to the 1940s and USO programs.

Aerospace Camp registration opens March 2 at the National Museum ... - Media Newswire (press release), NY
Campers who have previously had little or no experience building model rockets, airplanes or plastic kits of any kind, will have the opportunity to learn about the history and science of rocketry, and build and launch several model rockets. ...

NYT #photo slideshow aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, stationed off coast of (Ted Chen)
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver from Fence Check
History comes alive at the Interpretive Center! - Carroll County Comet
We were at an airshow over the roybuilt (Roy Darnold)

Grissom Air Museum exhibits WWII P-47 Thunderbolt 'nose art' - Carroll County Comet
Grissom Air Museum, located 15 miles north of Kokomo on US31, has World War II artifacts and personal mementos on loan from the family of Lt. Gen. William E. Kepner of Miami. The entire collection is on display in the Hall of Honor. Items include a piece of nose art from the general's P- 47 Thunderbolt-fighter "Kokomo." ...

Ind. governor's damaged plane awaits fix in Ohio - MSNBC
On Monday, the governor talked about the rarity of the event and joked about it with WTHR Washington Bureau Reporter Tom Walker. "So leave it to us to break new ground - or windshields," the Governor quipped. Even though no emergency was declared, ...

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