Saturday, February 7, 2009

Indy Transponder 7-February 1500z

One small step for aviation buffs - Toronto Star
For the past year, Haddon has been volunteering 25 to 30 hours a week on the Silver Dart project, along with a couple dozen amateur aviation enthusiasts from the Niagara Peninsula. Work on the project began 4 1/2 years ago.

A Legacy of Solutions - Providence Journal, RI
Sundlun talks with his grandson Hunter about a restored B-17 bomber in 2006. Hunter was visiting with his father, Peter Sundlun, and his mother, Karen. ...

Silver Dart Replica Flies In Canada from AVwebFlash Current Issue
A replica of the Silver Dart, the first powered, heavier-than-air vehicle to fly in Canada, flew much of the length of a runway at Hamilton, Ontario's airport on Friday in its first test flight. With Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason (1997 Discovery payload specialist) at the controls, the aircraft, true to the original design by Alexander Graham Bell, appeared stable and controllable during the minute-long flight, which never got more than about six feet above the runway. The flight was a precursor to a re-enactment of the first flight of the original aircraft, which flew from the ice of a lake near Baddeck, Nova Scotia, near Bell's home, on Feb. 23, 1909. The replica, with Tryggyason at the controls, is scheduled to repeat that flight in Baddeck on the exact date of the centennary.

Aviation history soars over Hamilton – CKCO
Bjarni Tryggvason got a modern-day Silver Dart aircraft a few metres off the ground for at least two brief flights at Hamilton International Airport.

Waitangi Weekend #4: I flew the Nanchang!! from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
Today was a fantastic day! Not only was the sun shining all day, the wind wasn't too strong [around 20 knots when I finally got up], but I got to go up for a flight in the Nanchang CJ6, ZK-CVI. AWESOME!

Waitangi Weekend #5: More planes spotted from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
I spotted a number of aircraft at and around Wellington today. The first picture is another of the NZ Post/
Airwork Boeing 737-219QC, ZK-NQC parked up at Wellington…

Spanish? German? Sperman?? Another aviation mash-up….. from Shortfinals's Blog by shortfinals

Flightdeck Friday - History of Carrier AEW (III) from Tailhook Daily Briefing by Steeljaw Scribe
Project Cadillac (pt. 1) Project Cadillac (pt. 2)

NASA Tour of the ISS from Military Photos by MichaelF

Valley Middle School Teachers Invited to Apply for Aviation ... MSNBC
VAN NUYS, CA - Los Angeles Unified School District middle school teachers (grades 6-8) in the San Fernando Valley are encouraged to apply for two mini-grants to use for employing aviation and community service in their curriculum.

Museum tells history of women pilots - Edmond Sun, OK
Denied entrance, they organized their own air race from Santa Monica to Cleveland. Attending the take-off, aviation supporter Will Rogers commented on the ...

Old photos to help with celebration - Filey Today, UK
... operations in Afghanistan – has, in turn, sparked interest in England’s only exhibition of the RAF Regiment at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington. ...

NTPS TurboDak Damage from Mojave Skies by Alan Radecki
NTPS's TurboDak was moved over to the boneyard, where the damage inflicted is more apparent. The fact that they put it there rather than in the school's hangar is a hint that the plane is probably a write-off.

Red Flag 2009-02 from Fence Check - a few more.. Franz

Fence Check Carolinas Aviation Museum Panorama from - I found this today clearing my hard drive. From left to right: YF102 Delta Dagger F101 VoodooA7 Corsair II C47(behind the A7) F14 Tomcat AV-8 Harrier II 01 Birddog F84 Thunderstreak Piedmont DC3 N44V OV1 Mohawk

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