Friday, February 6, 2009

Indy Transponder 6-February 1200z

What Does It Take To Become A Red Bull Air Race Pilot? from Smoke-On by Tom
Ever wonder what it takes to become a Red Bull Air Race Pilot? It’s a journey that requires more than just speed and finesse. The RBAR committee evaluates not only a pilots flying skills but also their character, personality and communications skills as well. So…..Is that it? Hardly…..Check out the list yourself on the Official [...]

Red Bull race series begins in April - AOPA Pilot
By Alton K. Marsh Fifteen pilots, including three from the United States, are ready to begin the Red Bull Air Race World Championships starting April 17 in Abu Dhabi.

It looks as if Barksdale AFB will welcome military teams from the North and the South as the Chilean Falcons High Aerobatics Squad confirms their appearance with the Canadian Snowbirds at this year's event.
USN Blue Angels Are Pending

Aerospace entrepreneurs, venture capitalists to meet at Oshkosh By Tom Norton
The University of Wisconsin’s Council for Innovation is bringing together innovators and venture capitalists for a two-day event on the UW Oshkosh campus, May 13 and 14.
AeroInnovate will allow innovators and entrepreneurs in the aerospace industry to network and pitch their products and services to individuals looking to invest in such ventures, according to Meridith Jaeger, executive director of the Council. Read More→

Aero-TV: The Texas T-Cart Airshow -- Conquering More Than Just The Sky Aero-News Network, FL
Henderson claims to have launched his aerobatic career by executing his first barrel roll at 5000 feet -- with his eyes closed! Just a few years later, ...

Air Force celebrates 100 years of flight in Canada from Headline News - Canada's Air Force, National Defence
The pioneers of aviation in Canada began their journey into powered flight February 23, 1909, in Baddeck, N.S. Using the suitable surface of a frozen lake, John Alexander Douglas McCurdy piloted the Silver Dart, built by the Aerial Experiment Association; the aircraft travelled a distance of 800 m at 65 km/h.

Troy aviation museum gets $530000 project grant - Dayton Daily News, OH
By Nancy Bowman TROY — More than $500000 is on its way to the WACO Museum and Aviation Learning Center for a 6000 square-foot addition, upgrade of the ...

Air Museum Closer to Taking Flight - KMEG 14
After closing in 2001 construction of a new building for the Museum of Aviation and Transportation may finally take off. The fate of the museum now rests in the hands of the Iowa Department of Transportation as they consider construction bids for the ...

RICK SMITH: Man fell 4 miles and lived - San Angelo Standard Times, tx
... and, because he was short and thin and could fit into small, cramped spaces, he became the ball turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress. ...

Tornado pilot takes one last whirl, UK
Flight Lieutenant Roy MacIntyre celebrates his last day before retirement with a flypast over Stirling. A fighter pilot who took on Soviet aircraft and flew ...

Replica Golden Age Racer Makes First Flight from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
Thanks to the vision and resources of EAA President's Council member Tom Wathen and the talents of Mark Lightsey and his colleagues at Aerocraftsman, Inc., on Flabob Airport in Riverside, California, one more incredible replica of a Golden Age racer has taken to the skies; an Avions Caudron C.460.

EAA 'Concorde Reunion' to Celebrate Oshkosh Milestone from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
A handful of occurrences over the decades have helped establish EAA's annual AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in as the world's premiere annual general aviation event. Undeniably, one of those milestones occurred in 1985 when the British Airways Concorde supersonic transport made its first of five visits to Wittman Regional Airport.

Updates Made To Red Bull Air Race Website….. from Smoke-On by Tom
We notice that Red Bull has updated the RBAR site and now the site includes bio's and information on the four newest pilots to the Championship. Fans can now read about and learn a little more about the up and coming rookies. To read more visit the Official RBAR Site Smoke-On Tom

USAF Aux Civil Air Patrol from Military Photos by Red River
Civil Air Patrol is the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force and was created on December 1, 1941. During World War II Civil Air Patrol flew coastal patrol and liaison mission in the United States. During coastal patrol missions Civil Air Patrol sighted 173 German U-Boats, sank 2 U-Boats, and directed numerous interceptions for the US Navy. Today Civil Air Patrol has the largest fleet of single piston engine aircraft in the world which is uses for Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. Currently Civil Air Patrol is made up of 56,000 volunteers.

NTPS' Turbine DC-3 Crashes on Take Off from Mojave Skies by Alan Radecki
The National Test Pilot School's Douglas DC-3PT TurboDak crashed on take-off at the Mojave Air & Spaceport yesterday, February 4, although both crewmembers on board walked away without injury. The instructor pilot for the flight was veteran test pilot and head of NTPS, Sean Roberts. Witnesses said that the aircraft climbed to about 100 feet before descending and then veering off to the right of the runway into the soft desert dirt.

Balloons festival 2009: cercasi partner organizzativo - CronacaComune, Italy
Un evento che nel 2008 ha visto circa 400.000 partecipanti, che ha ospitato grandi appuntamenti e prestigiosi ospiti, tra cui le Frecce Tricolori, ...

Cruising the skies of Los Angeles in SKYCAM 5 from The Adventures of Chopper Chick! by Desiree
Been flying SKY 5 a lot the past week or so on and off. I love their helicopter. It's so high tech with it's high definition monitors and the cool cockpit lighting and the instrumentation as well. A fun machine to fly. Anyway, haven't had much time or anything too exciting happen over the past couple weeks, just thankful for staying busy and flying. Actually, I recently agreed to work for a wonderful company this upcoming fire season as well as throughout the year starting now…

Waitangi Weekend #3: Nanchang CJ6 from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
A special visitor to was Nanchang CJ6 , ZK-CVI. There is some thought being given to setting up a syndicate to bring this particular aircraft to Wellington, and so this weekend has been an opportunity for those interested people to take a look and perhaps have a fly…

Delta’s First 747s from Delta Air Lines Blog by Marie Force
With all the recent
747-400s in Delta colors buzz, did you know Delta first flew 747s in 1970-1977? You may not, because we only operated five 747-100s. They were a little too big–seating 370 people–for our route capacity when we flew internationl mainly to the Caribbean and Canada. If you had a chance to work or travel in them though, you probably have some great stories about the experience.

Mountain Flying - Aviation Podcast #151 from The Finer Points - Aviation Podcast by
Hello Aviators! This week weâll discuss why mountain flying deserves special considerations. Get ready for some fun and rewarding flying! Fly Your Best - Jason

Indy airport could lose meteorologists from - Top Stories
A plan to cut the number of weather experts serving U.S. airports by nearly a third and house them in two national centers is being touted as progressive and cost-efficient by federal officials, but it's making some air traffic controllers and aviation experts nervous.

Jet engine could boost Ind. economy from WISH TV by Mary McDermott
Rolls-Royce is partnering with GE to develop the engine for a new generation of jet fighters. The engine could provide a little power for Central Indiana's economy. Read more at >>

Friends Set Up Fund to Help Family of Photographer Killed at Sebring Expo Steve Fletcher was a photographer for Today's Pilot magazine and av8images.

Shooting My Own Parachute Malfunction from Fence Check
I guess one of the advantages to shooting skydiving video is that when stuff goes wrong, you've got the best shot of it. (But I guess you're also in the worst position.) I thought I had posted this before but I now realize I didn't. This is a malfunct...

Red Flag 2009-02 from Fence Check - Had a great time out there though my dogs were barking after standing all day.

Swiss Air Force from Fence Check - Yet another Swiss Bug

Red Flag 2009-02 from Fence Check - Great stuff guys - really nice Pave Hawk shot Kevin! - A few from this afternoon.... Franz

Red Flag 2009-02 from Fence Check - Today was kinda a wash but I managed a few photos I liked..

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