Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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BREAKING: Concorde to fly again June 16, 2009 from FlightBlogger - Aviation News, Commentary and Analysis by Jon Ostrower
Full disclaimer up front: This post originates from the official website of the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace in France. I have already noted tomorrow's date (April 1st) and am crossing my fingers that this is real and actually going to happen. In honor of the 40th anniversary of its first flight in 1969, the French Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace has restored Concorde F-BTSD (cn. 213) to flying condition and will
take to the sky again on June 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM from Le Bourget Field at the Paris Air Show. The restoration, which took place in secrcet, was funded by benefactors and aviation enthusiasts with the help of former Concorde maintenance technicians. The two-hour flight will have F-BTSD departing Le Bourget with 50 passengers heading west out over Ireland for a trip above mach one. The last time this aircraft flew was June 2003.

Concorde to take to the skies again -
THE Franco-British supersonic Concorde airliner, which was withdrawn from regular service in 2003, is to take to the skies again for two hours next June, the Paris Museum of Air and Space said. It will break the sound barrier over the sea off Ireland ...

(Happy 1st day of April!)

A fleet of UFO's flies over London - MINA, Canada
About the only thing I know that can do this is the Red Arrows - and it’s not them. I’ve run through the list of possibilities that normally explain these things, but I can’t find an answer.” Shaken locals shared Pope's bafflement, with one telling an ...

Red Arrows to appear at Windermere Airshow - Lakeland Today, UK
ORGANISERS of the Windermere Airshow have now confirmed that the RAF's Red Arrows Aerobatics Display Team will appear at this year's event. Alan Katz of The Rotary Club of Windermere, said: "We are delighted as the Reds add hugely to the overall ...

Shoreham Airshow announces new sponsorship deal from Flightline UK - UK Airshow News by Flightline UK
A new major sponsor will be involved with this year’s RAFA Shoreham 20th Anniversary Airshow being held on the 22nd and 23rd August. The Herald Group of Newspapers is linked to all it’s sister publications including the Portsmouth Group Papers through to the Herald in Hastings are now associated to this major UK event. “It will give access to media outlets right across East and West Sussex into Hampshire whilst at the same time giving us the opportunity to sell tickets direct to the public from many of their listed newsagents,” said Don Bean MBE Airshow Organiser. The Free County Magazine ‘eTc’ will also be involved in promoting the event through West Sussex and Hampshire alongside The West Sussex Gazette and Observer Series of Newspapers. ‘We are delighted to have ‘eTc’ on board as this glossy styled publication has a real market potential to get to it’s readers across Sussex and Hampshire with its many free outlets including major Supermarkets.” Sponsors for this year’s event are now – Southern Trains – Splash FM – Shell Aviation – Pooley’s Flight Equipment – Winner Plant Hire – Southern Water – The Portsmouth News – eTc Magazine – Bunn Leisure – The Herald Group – Spitfire Ales and Talk Sport Radio. John Periam Airshow Press Officer said “Plans are well ahead to make this year’s major event different from other years with some spectacular new displays plus some new major support from The Royal Air Force. Now considered by many to be one of the ‘Best Shows in the UK’ we have also looked at the current economic climate when planning the event and its pricing structure – keeping the prices the same as last year.”

Blue Angels descend on Marianna - Jackson County Floridan, FL
By KATE McCARDELL Members of the Marine Corps Flight Demonstration Squadron, known widely as the Blue Angels, visited Marianna High School Friday. The Angels, who were in town for the Gulf Coast Salute Airshow at Tyndall Air Force Base, came to Jackson ...

NAF El Centro Air Show a high-flying success - Navy Compass, CA
The excited audience watched several military aircraft demonstrations and civilian aviation performances after the US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team kicked off the event with one of their breathtaking aerial performances. ...

Auto of the week: Douglas DC-3 aeroplane from Quantum of Solace - Boxwish, UK
Accompanied by Camille (Olga Kurylenko), 007 hops onboard a Douglas DC-3 aeroplane and takes a gander at the Latin American countryside from the air. But of course, this being Bond he doesn’t achieve a safe, tidy landing, instead his aircraft is shot ...

Tuskegee Airman honored by NCO Academy from Air Force Times - News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Tuskegee Airman Herbert Carter was so overcome with emotion that he had to sit down for a moment Tuesday after the surprise presentation of an honorary diploma from the Air Force Senior NCO Academy.

Centennial Era Balloon Festival Offers Three Days Of Family Fun from Indianapolis Motor Speedway News Feed
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have released the complete schedule for the Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages, and two hot air balloon "glows" and two balloon races over three days from May 1-3 will provide fans with plenty of family-friendly entertainment.
IMS Tickets

Miller festival 'In the Mood' in late June - Fort Morgan Times, CO
By John La Porte (Contact) Visitors to the fly-in at last year’s Glenn Miller festival look over, from left, a Beech Staggerwing, an N3N and a Stearman. The fly-in will be part of the Miller festival again this June. Glenn Miller Dancin’ on the Plains ...

Women's History Month -- Milestone from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite
For a dozen years (1951 - 1963) the daughter-in-law of the
president of France competed with Jacqueline Cochran for the title of the fastest woman in the world. Recreational flying was originally an escape for Jacqueline Auriol and her husband Paul from the innuendo of the Elysée. Jacqueline was at first only mildly enthusiastic at flying, but as her piloting skills improved she became addicted…

Women's History Month -- Milestones of Flight - Cochrane from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite
Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman in the world to fly faster than the speed of sound on May 18, 1953. She not only broke the sound barrier but by sheer determination and force of personality broke other barriers of female aviation. She was both an outrageous individualist and patriot who refused to set her sights lower than those of any man. She commented frequently that she wasn't interested in setting new women's records but instead worked to set absolute one. She looked down on even the prestigious female events as second-best…

Red Flag-Alaska begins 2009 season from Air Force Link Top Stories by
Approximately 1,400 U.S. and foreign participants are beginning to gather here this week to participate in Red Flag-Alaska 09-2, scheduled for April 16 to May 1. Red Flag-Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. Forces, provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close-air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. These exercises are conducted on the Pacific Alaskan Range complex with air operations flown out of Eielson Air Force Base and Elmendorf AFB. Alaska's size enables the military to have the largest air-ground training complex in America. more...

AirPigz "Project VP" Might Be More Than Just A Dream from Airpigz Blog by Martt Clupper
About two weeks ago I started thinking really hard about trying to find an extremely affordable way to wrap my body in some sort of genuine flying machine that I could call my own. I haven't owned an airplane in almost 15 years, mostly driven by the general lack of funds that seems to follow me around like a lost pup…

A Civil Air Patrol Squadron Of Note from Things with Wings by Michael Mecham
The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will charter the first CAP unit named for a president on Tuesday on the Texas A&M campus in College Station…

The LANCASTER PROPELLER FUND from Theo Spark by WellyWanger

C160 being retired from Military Photos by Xav
French Air Force starts to retire its older C160 Transall and this is how they do it...

Airbus A380 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - Florida - Gulf Coast Salute 2009 - Tyndall AFB, Panama City - 03/28/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Riverside - 03/28/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Wrecks and Relics! and Gate Guards I guess from FenceCheck Forums - A new display at the Mineral Wells, TX airport (KMWL) A bit off the beaten path... Looks good for an airplane on a stick....
United States - Arizona - Luke Days Open House & Air Show 2009 - Luke AFB, Glendale - 03/21/09

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