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Blue Angels, new acts added to air show bill - Shreveport Times, LA
The team performed at the air show last year, making this a rare back-to-back performance by the elite team. Tippin will perform the final day, Sunday, ...

Google map of every Canadian Forces Snowbirds air show in 2009 by kswayze
This took a bit of doing — since I was bit rusty at Google Maps — but here's a map showing every Canadian Forces Snowbirds airshow performance in North America in 2009.
Click on an airplane icon and you'll see air show information.
Get your sunscreen, hat and camera ready . . . it's time to start planning to attend a few air shows. . .

2009 Tail Dragger Fly In Poster Released from Welcome to the new EAA900 Website!

F-22 Goes To Paris from Ares by David A. Fulghum
The ban on the F-22 appearing at the Paris air show – which was last made an international issue by the U.S. following France's refusal to support the 2003 invasion of Iraq—is off. Both U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin officials say the stealthy fighter will appear there on the ground and not just in a flyover. ...

German Air Force Take Eurofighter Typhoon to Aero India 2009 from
For the first time, the Luftwaffe will participate in an air show in Asia with fighter aircraft. AERO INDIA 2009 will take place f...

Dubai-Al Ain Aero GP - via Google Translator
I returned the smile on the lips after beautiful trip in the United Arab Emirates, specifically in Al Ain, a town 120 km from Dubai. Am participat la 2009 Al Ain Airshow. I attended the 2009 Al Ain Airshow. Acolo sa tinut cel mai recent eveniment Aero GP, eveniment care a avut loc si la noi, asta vara, in Mamaia, unde echipa Prima TV a transmis primul live Aero GP ever. There was held recently at the Aero GP event, an event which took place in November, this summer, in Mamaia, where the team first TV transmitted live first Aero GP ever....

Goulian’s 2009 Air Show & Race Schedule (Update) from Mike Goulian Airshows by Karin
Michael Goulian’s 2009 air show and air race schedule will take him to North America, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Michael will be flying air shows in California, Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin, and three cities in Canada in his new Castrol Aviator Extra 330SC. The new 330SC will feature Lycoming’s Thunderbolt [...]

Red Bull Air Race from Red Bull
Fifteen of the world's top race pilots, including four rookies from four corners of the globe, will compete in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2009, which will touch down in six spectacular locations beginning with the traditional season opener in Abu Dhabi on April 17 and 18. ...

2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship Ready for Take Off - SYS-CON Media, NJ
"This season will be the most exciting yet," said Bernd Loidl, CEO of Red Bull Air Race. "We're also delighted to have our first Canadian race in the ...

2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship ready for take off - No UK round!
- UK Airshow News by Flightline UK
Fifteen of the world's top race pilots, including four rookies from four corners of the globe, will compete in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2009, which will touch down in six spectacular locations beginning with the traditional season opener in Abu Dhabi on 17 and 18 April.
The world's most exciting motorsport will then move to North America for races in San Diego, USA and Windsor in Ontario, Canada, before returning back across the Atlantic to Europe for stops in Budapest, Porto and Barcelona, marking a much-anticipated return to the enchanting Spanish city on the Mediterranean. ...

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will revamp its race format in the 2009 season as part of its quest to perfect scoring and also to accommodate the largest expansion ever in the field to 15 pilots from 12...

New Race Format Announced For The Upcoming 2009 Season from Smoke-On by Administrator
With an expanded field of fifteen pilots, Red Bull has created a new Race Format which now includes a "wild card" session. The new race format is detailed below…. Qualifying day will see two flying sessions where the best time counts. The top 10 pilots move on to "Race Day" and the fastest pilot recieves "1 [...]

Steve Jones Missing From The Pilot Line Up from Smoke-On by Administrator
Looking at the roster for the 2009 RBAR season we notice that air race veteran Steve Jones was not listed. We will look into this to find a reason and if anyone has any insight as to why, please let us know! Smoke-On
Excitement Builds for Women in Aviation Conference from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
The Women in Aviation Conference is set for Atlanta on February 26 -28, 2009, with companies and organizations having recruitment in mind in spite of a tough economic picture.
For those Conference-goers anxious to hear "You're hired!" the WAI Exhibit Hall is the place to be. Here's a sampling: The Boeing Company is looking for Assembly Mechanics, Engineers, Project Managers, and IT professionals. The Defense Intelligence Agency is currently seeking applicants for jobs ranging from IT to Administrative, HR to Health Services. Add in recruitment efforts from Garmin, Sikorsky, Hamilton Sundstrand and Alpha Flying Inc. to name a few. In the words of WAI President Peggy Chabrian, "Our Exhibit Hall just may be the Land of Opportunity for many of our members." ...

NASCAR driver gets flight of life from Air Force Link Top Stories
NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson got the ride of his life in an F-15 Eagle as part of the Air Force's new partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports Jan. 23 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
The incentive flight piloted by Capt. Dustin Ripley of the 95th Fighter Squadron was part of an effort by Air Force Recruiting Service to prepare Mr. Sorenson for the 2009 NASCAR season and educate him on what it really means to be an Airman.
"Taking a ride in an Air Force jet is unlike any training I've done for NASCAR," Mr. Sorenson said. "I have great respect for the Air Force, and I'm honored to represent them in the No. 43 car." ...

One on 1: Intrepid Museum President, Civilian Bill White Earns ... - NY1
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum President Bill White has never served in the military, but the respect he has earned for raising money for wounded veterans and families of fallen soldiers has made him a candidate for a position in the Defense Department.

100 and counting - so here is a WW2 classic to celebrate with! from Shortfinals's Blog by shortfinals
Amazingly, I seem to have been around the circuit 100 times now - this is my 100th post - and so I could hardly be described as being on short finals anymore. Perhaps I should rename this thing 'circuits and bumps'? Anyway, to mark this semi-auspicious landmark, I have chosen something used for 'circuits and bumps', the beautiful Miles M-14A Magister (ex Miles Hawk Trainer III). Developed from the Miles Trainer, and Miles Hawk Major (both used by the Royal Air Force), this handsome aircraft was used in numbers by the RAF from 1937, and was an ideal 'lead-in' to the world of the Hurricane and Spitfire, aircraft which many of their pilots would soon use in the Battle of Britain. Over 1,200 Magisters had been built by the time British production finally ceased in 1941. ...

A striking Chief…… from Shortfinals's Blog by shortfinals
The Aeronca Aircraft Corporation (formerly the Aeronautical Corporation of America) was highly successful in producing light aircraft. From 1928 to 1951, they built over 11,000 of them usually in a two-seat configuration. The Second World War saw literally hundreds of O-58 Defenders/L-3's built, but none actually saw service with US forces abroad; they were, instead, used to train pilots and artilliery observers in the 'Zone of the Interior' as it was known. ...

Yes, I know, I know, it's ANOTHER An-2……. from Shortfinals's Blog by shortfinals
I may have said this before but I REALLY like the An-2. The 'Anushka' is big, bold and burly….and makes a statement on the flightline. Thanks to the German Air Force, who declined this PZL-built former LSK (Luftstreitkrafte) East German machine (LSK-440), it came onto the open market. Here seen in the markings of 'Aero Troika' on the flightline at GVFWE Abingdon, it is now operated by Flight Training Cologne, and gives pleasure flights, mostly operating out of its home base. This An-2T (nicknamed 'Anna') was not built - at Mielec in Poland - to any agreed international civilian standard, so the CAA would have a problem with allowing that kind of operation in the UK. ...

Today in aviation history – Buddy Holly crash -
by Chris Rodriguez, Denver Aviation Examiner February 3, 1959, will mostly be remembered as the day musician Buddy Holly died in an airplane crash, ...

Centennial Era Balloon Festival To Launch May Schedule - Official site of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will start its 2009 season the same way the facility's rich history began 100 years ago: with a balloon race.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial Era Balloon Festival will fill the city's skies with as many as 50 colorful balloons Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 3. It will be the first competitive event of the Speedway's 2009-2011 Centennial
Era, celebrating the founding year of IMS in 1909 through the 100th anniversary of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911. [more]

Rolls-Royce Receives Navy Contract - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
INDIANAPOLIS--Rolls-Royce today announced a contract modification of $221.7 million with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide AE 1107C-Liberty engines and services for the U.S. Marine Corps' MV-22 and the U.S. Air Force's CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

The 'Flying Pancake'...... from Theo Spark by WellyWanger
Goosing a jet engine from Pilots of America Message Board by Dan Thomas
Rocket Girls #61 from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick
P-3 Orion from Fence Check
Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase from Aviation & Aerospace News
The ultimate wingsuit video! from Mad Skies by Pilot Mad F. Stunts

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