Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Indy Transponder 10-March 1045z

Report: Airshow Performer Among Victims In Florida MX-2 Downing - Aero-News Network, FL
Aero-News has monitored reports throughout the day of a fatal plane crash in Pasco County, Florida... and has learned an up-and-coming airshow performer is among the victims. ...

Aerobatic pilot, teen die in Pasco plane crash during practice - Tampabay.com, FL
By Helen Anne Travis, Times Staff Writer DADE CITY — A nationally known aerobatic pilot and his high-school-aged passenger died while practicing maneuvers over east Pasco County orange groves Monday. The pilot, Paul Lopez, 40, performed in air shows ...

Stunt Pilot Killed In Crash - Tampa Tribune, FL
He was scheduled to fly next month in Lakeland's Sun 'n Fun Fly-In festival, the second-largest civilian air show in the nation. "My kids are going to be upset," nearby resident Brent Westberry said. The children like to lie "on the trampoline and ...

Paul Lopez, a rising star in the air show world, died Monday after his MX-2 crashed in Dade City, Florida. Authorities report a passenger was also killed; more details to follow.
The Latest Information and Fan Reaction / Lopez's "Smoke On" Video

Local Air Show Expected To Be US's Largest - News4Jax.com
What's shaping up to be the largest air show in the United States this year will be landing in Jacksonville's Cecil Field next month.

Vulcan XH558 now expected at Leuchars and East Fortune in 2009 - Vulcan tails Lancaster © Vulcan to the Sky Trust Thanks to the Vulcan To The Sky Trust for a note about one of our heroes, the last flying Vulcan bomber, XH558. Last year, as XH558 prepared to make its first return to the 2008 Leuchars Air Show since the Cold War bomber had been grounded in 1992, we learned that the loss of some major sponsorship meant that an inability to meet the annual running cost of the aircraft might mean it would be grounded again , after only one season…

F-111 bows out at Avalon from Military Photos by Bushranger
The mainstay of the RAAF - the F-111 - is making its last appearance at the Avalon Air Show before it goes into retirement next year. For Top Gun pilot Wing Commander Terence Deeth, who has only known the Flying Cadillac in his 20 years in the RAAF, it'll be a sad moment…

What Does 2009 Hold For Air Racing's Experienced Pilots? Pt. 3 ... - Bleacher Report, CA
by Sheiban Shakeri (Columnist) In Part III of air racing’s 2008 pilot review and what to expect for 2009, I look at the top four pilots of last year’s Red Bull Air Race series. Part I of the series talked about the bottom third while Part II talked ...

Wings of Freedom Tour lands in SETX - KFDM-TV News, Texas
The Wings of Freedom Tour is bringing a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Libertator and P-51 Mustang to the Southeast Texas Regional Airport from March 9-11. The planes are scheduled to arrive at the airport at 2 pm on March 9. ...

Fly-In set for Saturday - Opelika Auburn News, AL
The event is from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday at Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport in Auburn. Attractions include vintage and experimental airplanes; war birds and military vehicles; parachutists; helicopter rides; veterans’ hospitality area; ...

Wellington2905 from http://www.wellingtont2905.co.uk/
To start with I decided to take a trip to Bristol and visit the library in order to look in the local newspapers for April 1941 to see if I could find out any more about the crash. I thought I'd also go to St Andrews Park and see were the crash had happened and maybe talk to some local people to see if they had heard anything about it…

Milestones of Flight: 3/10 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite

Milestones of Flight: 3/11 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite

Milestones of Flight: 3/13 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite

Women's History MonthMilestones of Flight -- Trout from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite
Evelyn Bobbi Trout (1906 - 2003)was born in Greenup, Illinois, on January 7, 1906 and got her name when she had her hair bobbed. At the age of twelve she saw her first airplane flying overhead and it was love at first sight…

Women's History Month Milestones of Flight - Bailey from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite
"Having learnt to fly and having acquired a British light aeroplane, able with reasonable luck to take its owner anywhere in the Empire, it seemed a natural thing to use it to join my husband in South Africa."

Aviatrix Lady Mary Bailey from Wright Squawks by Roger Chua
On March 9th 1928 - The English aviatrix Lady Mary Bailey (1890-1960) takes off from England on what becomes the first round-trip flight between London and Cape Town flown by a woman.

Uncontrolled Airspace #124 "Flying Monkeys" from Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast
For some odd reason the boys are back in the virtual hangar after only three days. They admire some forthcoming green aviation tech... sum up the LASP comment period... and send good wishes to a grass roots aviation legend. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #124 "Flying Monkeys"

Share Thumbs-Up Moments With Everyone from Jetwhine by Scott Spangler
If you haven’t heard, the Internet and blogs like JetWhine are killing print journalism. Slowly, community journalists, everyday people with an interest in their community, are becoming our primary source of news. If you doubt this, watch TV news and count how many times the talking heads attribute part of their stories–or the subjects themselves–to an online course…

Floatplane flying in Paradise from rand peck, a life aloft by Rand Peck
Although when I arrive here each time I'm flying a magnificent Boeing 757, in my mind I'm flying something that more resembles the NWA DC-6B above. I can hear the rumble of her three-bladed R-2800's, as her props move toward high pitch for landing. This is the golden age of American Air Transport, while those sipping cocktails below at the Royal Hawaiian and Waikiki Outrigger look skyward as this sophisticated, four engined, reciprocating monster flies past. The cockpit, after nearly ten hours across the Pacific, smells of leather, high octane aviation gasoline, oil and cigarette smoke as her crew prepares to land at John Rogers Field. The cabin, probably half full with excited tourists, watching Waikiki and Diamondhead slide past their right wing, eagerly anticipate their two weeks in paradise. After landing, they'll step out onto the tarmac, Hawaiian music playing, palms swaying and grass skirted dancers greet them with flowers as a Hawaiian Airlines DC-3 taxi's past…

Please welcome...Doug Scroggins from Mojave Skies by Alan Radecki
Mojave Skies would like to welcome our new Victorville correspondent, Doug Scroggins. Doug has worn many aviation hats over the years, including writer, photographer, video producer, aircraft preserver and aircraft scrapper…

Victorville Report: Airbus Down from Mojave Skies by Alan Radecki
Photo essay by Doug Scroggins.

Victorville Report: Boeing's 767 Project from Mojave Skies by Alan Radecki
Aircraft Recycling Corp. of Victorville worked to supply Boeing with parts of an old TWA 767 in this photo essay by ARC's Doug Scroggins.

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