Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Indy Transponder 10-March 2215z

Mike Mangold has a thing about odd numbers. The American ace won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in both of the last two odd years (2005 and 2007), he was born in an odd year (1955), is one of 3 children, moved to California at age 3, and he even has an odd number painted on his plane (11). Some of his rivals might say Mangold has an odd way of flying as well.

Premier hails aviation industry at airshow launch - Geelong Advertiser, Australia
VICTORIAN Premier John Brumby cleared the runway for one of the world's great air events as he declared Avalon's Australian International Airshow open yesterday. Mr Brumby hailed a rich history of aviation and aerospace achievement and a bright future ...

Wings of freedom - San Marcos Daily Record, TX
A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" heavy bomber, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft heavy bomber and a P-51 Mustang will fly in on March 18 and remain until March 20. During that time, the public can tour the insides of the aircraft ...

Honorary Colonel in the Spotlight at Centennial of Flight Event - from Aviation.ca News
"I began my Air Force career flying Vampires off an airstrip just across the field out there... and I didn't even have my driver's licence at the time!" said Honorary Colonel Paul Hayes, reminiscing about his early years as a...

Pilot Hospitalized After TBM Avenger Catches Fire Inflight - Aero-News Network, FL
Tom Duffy, who owned the Avenger as well as several other warbirds, was the first person to reach Rush after he bailed out. The paper reports 27 firefighters responded to the emergency call at around 4:40 pm EST Saturday, and extinguished the fire ...

Women's History Month from Air Force Link Top Stories
Women's History Month officially started in March 2000 by order of President Bill Clinton when he signed a presidential proclamation highlighting women of the past and future. He encouraged all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities, and to remember throughout the year the many contributions of courageous women who have made this nation strong.
Air Force women who have made a difference include Women Air Force Service Pilot Marty Wyall, Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron Pilot Betty Gillies; Sgt. Vanessa Sheffield, a C-130 Hercules maintainer back in the '70s; and Air Force Thunderbird Pilot Maj. Nicole Malachowski.

SR-71 time at Duxford I.W.M. from AirshowEuro by WireFox
On the 8th of March, Whilst visiting Duxford I.W.M.
American hangar, was 'treated to a rare sight in the form of an ex SR-71 Squadron Commander
Colonel Richard. H. Graham, who was there to give a 'talk' on his days as a 'sledge-driver'. Love every minute of the talk and his shots of nearly being in space. We found him very polite and not shy at all to answer questions which came at the end of the talk. If you get the chance to see him please do so. He told of how to get more comfortable in that space-suit, being using a valve on the side of his suit. Also the way to get rid of a 'nose itch' was to use a food tube to scratch his nose. It can and was done. The highest he went up in a Blackbird was 87,000 feet unless I mis-heard him. The Blackbird flights never went over Soviet airspace, more on the borders of that Country. And they don't leak fuel big-time like one statement had suggested.
Nice guy and glad we went.

Historic Lancaster Bomber will highlight Forces Weekend - Trentonian
The National Air Force Museum opened its doors as the RCAF Memorial Museum, April 1, 1984 at a temporary location in the south side Recreation Centre.

World War II veteran gets belated DFC from Air Force Times - News
AUSTIN, Texas — Wally Bludworth, of Kyle, flew 34 bombing missions in B-24 planes over Germany during World War II, including 19 in which he returned to England with engines shot out and fuel lines leaking.

James H. Shields - Portsmouth Herald News, NH
He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, and flew in 25 combat missions over Germany and France in a B17 as part of the 390th bombardment group. Jim was the waist gunner on the B17, and also a bombadier. WE REMEMBER: He achieved the rank of staff ...

Budget proposal may result in Armstrong Museum's closure - Wapakoneta Daily News, OH
Among those 18 sties is the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum on Apollo Drive. Currently under consideration by the General Assembly is a 11 percent, or $1.3 million dollar deduction in the state's 2010 and 2011 budget allocations. ...

Today In Military/Aviation History 2- 8 March from Technorati
Hello Folks, well not only did a week shoot by, but also a month. Yep, March is here. That's okay, that much closer to Spring, warm weather and AIRSHOW SEASON! Can't wait! I'll probably only be attending two this year: Geneseo's "GO NAVY" and the Rochester International Airport shows, but I live through other's experiences, so when the photos from those other events start showing up an the 1941 HAG Message Board, I'll pretend I took in those too. That's all I really need. I'm easy. I sincerely h ...

LIVE COVERAGE: Spacewalkers Snap ISS Photos from SPACE.com
Weather Looks Good for Space Shuttle Launch from SPACE.com
NASA Launches International Space Station Webcam Streaming Video from PR Newswire: Aerospace/Defense

Retro rocket car: Opel RAK 2 from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick

Indianapolis Airport Authority names new CEO from Indianapolis Business Journal Latest News
The Indianapolis Airport Authority has tapped the head of Jacksonville, Fla.s airport authority as its new executive director and CEO.John D. Clark III also serves as chairman of the Airports Council International North America, the primary trade group for airports.Clark will replace John Kish, who will head the redevelopment of a municipal stadium in Evansville ...

Indianapolis Airport names new CEO - Indianapolis Star, United States
John D. Clark III has been hired as the new executive director and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. Clark, now in a similar position at the Jacksonville (Fla.) Aviation Authority, will be ...

Busier French Lick airport expanding from WTHR
A new French Lick Airport terminal to serve the growing number of travelers to the Springs Valley is due to be completed in about four months.

French Lick's tiny air terminal to expand from IndyStar.com - Top Stories
FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- A new French Lick Airport terminal to serve the growing number of travelers to southern Indiana's Springs Valley will be nearly five times the size of the current structure built more than 40 years ago.

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