Friday, March 13, 2009

Indy Transponder 13-March 1100z

'For One Of The Family': MASSIVE Cecil Airshow To Benefit Alan Henley from Aero-News Network
Record Number of Performers Scheduled -- This Is THE Place To Be This April! The airshow industry, and the community that supports it, is said to be a close-knit and supportive one... and if there was ever any doubt about that, it has to disappear with the upcoming Cecil Field Airshow... a celebration of aviation that has been brought about, in large part, to help and support Alan Henley ...

Thunderbirds strut their stuff at air show sneak peak - Las Vegas Sun, NV
The team is made up of eight pilots, including six demonstration pilots, four support officers, four civilians and about 120 enlisted airmen. Three of the demonstration pilots are in their first year. Maj. ...

USAF Public Affairs at Nellis AFB are embracing new media by giving Twitter users play by play action from Thursday's Thunderbirds Acceptance show.
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Pilots start engines for Air Fiesta - Brownsville Herald, TX United States
This year's Air Fiesta will take place March 14-15 at the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport, produced by the Rio Grande Valley wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). It's a celebration of 90 years of American military aircraft ...

Flying enthusiast crashes only flying Hurricane just weeks after ..., United Kingdom
The Hurricane completed the "Famous Four" of important WW" Allied forces aeroplanes. The crash will come as embarrassment to Mr Teichman, who is an experienced pilot and wartime aeroplane fanatic. A source at the aerodrome said: "It seems as if there ...

Flights in historic aircraft to be offered this summer at Air Zoo from by jmaclean
This summer, the Air Zoo will be offering flights—courtesy of Waldo Wright’s Flying Service—in both a rare 1929 New Standard D-25 biplane and a PT-17 Boeing Stearman—a World War II primary trainer biplane. Advance gift certificates for these flights, which will be flown from June 11 through September 8, will be available for purchase beginning Friday, March 13…

Pilot Jim Cheatham dies - : from
Jim Cheatham, president of Salinas-based Verticare Helicopters & Airplanes and head of the world's only civilian helicopter air show team, died of a sudden illness early Wednesday at his home. He was 67 years old. Cheatham was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Laveen, Ariz. He grew up on a ranch and was taught to fly by his father, who was a B-24 bomber pilot during World War II, when he was a teenager. Cheatham served as an Army warrant officer helicopter pilot in Vietnam and South Korea for four years during the 1960s, flying combat missions and testing helicopter gunships. He joined Verticare in Salinas, eventually taking over the aviation business that included helicopter and airplane training. He flew with his Showcopters helicopter extreme team at air shows, including the California International Airshow Salinas. Last year, Cheatham's company provided a specially equipped helicopter to operate under contract with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. The helicopter program was cancelled this year because of costs. Cheatham is survived by daughters Stacey Wilson of Soledad, Jodi Serrano of Sacramento, Kylie Pachuilo of Salinas, Amanda Evans of Osan Air Force Base, Korea, and Amy Hayes of Yokota Air Force Base, Japan; a son, Burt Cheatham of Salinas; a sister, Janice Shoemaker of Boerne, Texas; his close companion, Cheryl Harris of Big Sur; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Verticare hangar at Salinas Municipal.

Jim Cheatham, head of the world's only civilian helicopter air show team - the Showcopters, died of a sudden illness early Wednesday at his home. He was 67 years old.
Photos and Remembering Jim

Silent wings land at Museum of Flight By Janice Wood
The world of quiet flight will be celebrated at the annual Soaring Expo, March 21-22, at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Full-size and radio-controlled gliders will be on display, while lectures, movies and presentations will be offered all weekend. Representatives of local soaring and RC glider clubs will be on-hand to answer questions. The Expo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and free with admission to the museum or museum membership. For more information:

Sporty’s launches ‘Fly-Thru Service’ By Janice Wood
Sporty’s Fly-Thru Service makes it possible for customers to fly to Sporty’s Pilot Shop at Ohio’s Clermont County Airport (I69) just east of Cincinnati and pick up their orders in person 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Nellis AFB Contributes Billions to Local Economy - KLAS-TV, NV
Aviation Nation also contributes big to the local economy. The air show in November brought in 19000 out of town visitors generated an estimated $18 million in economic impact to Southern Nevada. You must be logged in to rate this story. ...

Air show enthusiasts advised to leave early - Victoria Police, Australia
Geelong police are encouraging patrons attending the Australian International Air Show this weekend to plan their trip carefully to avoid being caught up in traffic jams. Thousands of people are expected to flock to Avalon Airport today when the ...

Calspan F-16s Arrive at Mojave from Mojave Skies by Alan Radecki
Calspan's first three long-awaited F-16 flight test aircraft arrived at Mojave today, launching a new era for the Civilian Aerospace Test Center. The defense contractor plans to operate up to five Fighting Falcons, which are on loan from the Air Force, in flight test programs for various undisclosed customers.

Travolta in town? Plane apparently is - Arizona Republic, AZ
The plane, registered to Jett Clipper Johnny LLC, is stationed on the Atlantic Aviation ramp at Deer Valley Airport. Jett is the name of his late son who died on Jan 2, 2009, in the Bahamas. Travolta also named a similar plane that he owned Jett ...

General Aviation :: RE: N707JT from FlightAware > Discussions
QIPav8r wrote:
I wasn't sure which one of the 30 or so forums regarding Travolta to post this to, but 707JT has been sitting on the KDVT ramp for the last week or so and his Eclipse 218JT and G-II 492JD have been in the Atlantic (DVT) hangar as well. Local rumors are that he is possibly moving the fleet here.

Lunar Smackdown from Air & Space Magazine

Iditerod 2009! from Kermit's Blog by Kermit
I just got back from Alaska and the Iditerod Dog Sled Race. When I was Heli-skiing with Sean Tucker the week before he got a call from a corporate friend that had some last minute cancellations and got us an invite! We were wined and dined with great food and great friends and had a great time!..

Future Pilots Get Emergency Training from - Local News
Future pilots at Purdue University are learning what it takes to keep passengers safe in the skies.

PHX from FenceCheck Forums
here's the honeywell plane from the engine-as-a-fuselage-bunion side. sorry it's not too sharp, taken from the terminal 2 parking lot.

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