Friday, February 27, 2009

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Tuskegee Airmen Col. Harry Ford Gone West from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
BIRMINGHAM AL- Early this morning Col. Harry Ford, 88, passed away at home with his wife Barbara at his side. "Harry was one of a kind," said Col. Roosevelt Lewis (ret), "He willed himself to attend the NPS Tuskegee Airmen Museum dedication; he was a man of steel and a tremendous example." …

Thunder on the Lakeshore is a go for June 6-7 - Herald Times Reporter, WI
Thunder on the Lakeshore air show producer Curt Drumm said that, despite the concern about the economy, all of the key sponsors are in place and the show will go on as scheduled. "This is terrific family entertainment, and at only five dollars a person ...

Aviation Hall of Fame Announces Call for Nominations from Aviation Earth
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 recognizing their achievements by nominating them for induction into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. Their [...]

Air Force over Wanaka - Otago Daily Times, New Zealand
It will include performances by the RNZAF Red Checkers aerobatics team and flyovers from several vintage and restored aircraft, housed at Wanaka Airport. Airport operations manager Ralph Fegan said as well as the tourist attractions based at the ...

Airshow, beard strange bedfellows for bushfire aid - Australian Star, Australia
AVALON Airshow organisers yesterday revealed plans to fund research into aviation and aerospace technology to help fight bushfires. The $250000 pledge from Aerospace Australia would boost firefighting in the wake of the Black Saturday fires a fortnight ...

Aero-TV Profiles A Show Stopper! Art Nalls' Civilian Harrier (Part 2) from Aero-News Network
For The Guy Who Must Have EVERYTHING... Art Nalls is an amazing guy -- one who has given the FAA some interesting tasks... such as administering a checkride last October -- to fly the Harrier! Art says that, "The examiner required me to demonstrate the various takeoffs and landing for VSTOL aircraft, as he was totally unfamiliar with the Harrier, so we discussed the various takeoffs and landings and the appropriate use for each. The examiner was pleased with my flying and granted me the type-rating."

Concorde - the big Four-Oh from Things with Wings by Guy Norris
Next Monday, Mar 2, marks the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Aerospatiale/British Aircraft Corporation Concorde, the iconic Anglo-French supersonic airliner that was retired from service in November 2003. Stemming from European supersonic airliner research in the 1950s, Concorde was the result of a British and French government agreement signed in 1962. The first prototype, Concorde 001, made its maiden flight from Toulouse, France on Mar.2, 1969, and was followed just over a month later by the British-built 002 model which flew from Filton, England…

X-15 Walkaround from Air & Space Magazine

Fantasy of Flight debuts boarding pass By Janice Wood
Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida, now offers an annual pass, dubbed the “boarding pass.” Read More→

Upstate NY military museum getting gift from Miss. air crew – WTEN
AP - February 27, 2009 3:15 AM ET NEWBURGH, NY (AP) - Crew members of an Air National Guard plane will be making a special presentation to the Purple Heart Museum in the Hudson Valley. An Air Guard C-17 Globemaster named "The Spirit of the Purple ...

World War II vet looks back on eventful life - Belleville News Democrat, USA
"I thought the world had come to an end," said Cole, recalling the day that his B-17 Flying Fortress was nearly shot down over Germany. A Pittsburg High School graduate, he started attending Kansas State Teachers' College, now Pittsburg State ...

Penelope Pilot encourages girls to take to the sky - AOPA Pilot
The Penelope program is sponsored by Flight Plan Magazine, a publication for women in aviation that is also launching this spring. The first issue will feature a “character form” of Penelope, a thin foam image that girls can take to airshows and other ...

Read-In’ held at museum - Xenia Gazette
FAIRBORN - More than 1000 area elementary school students converged on the National Museum of the United States Air Force Thursday and today for the the annual Read Across America “Read-In” event.

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