Friday, March 13, 2009

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Airshow fans feel Avalon gee-force - Geelong Advertiser, Australia
THE aeronautic acrobatics were hampered by low cloud but it didn't deter the enthusiasm of the thousands who turned out to the public opening of the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. Huge crowds came rushing through the gates, trailing picnic ...

Australian International Airshow 2009 - Live webcast of the Australian International Airshow 2009 from Avalon, Vict...
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Milliseconds from disaster: Red Arrows come within 900 feet of BMI ... - Daily Mail, UK
By Daily Mail Reporter A Red Arrows display team narrowly avoided an horrific mid-air collision when it came within 900 feet of a passenger plane during an air show. The nine Hawk jets came within a 'short distance' of a BMI Baby Boeing 737 as they ...

Red Arrow's near-miss over Weston - Weston & Somerset Mercury, UK
A FLEET of Red Arrows had a near-miss with a passenger plane when flying above Weston. The nine hawks were travelling to Bristol International Airport when they had to drop to avoid the Boeing 737, which was bound for Cardiff. The incident happened on ...

90% of exhibition space sold a year ahead for S'pore Airshow 2010 - Yahoo! Singapore News
The Singapore Airshow has already sold more than 90 per cent of its exhibition space a year ahead of the actual event which is in February 2010. Organisers said 80 per cent are returning exhibitors.
In contrast, the relatively smaller Asian Aerospace show in Hong Kong this September, has only sold about two—third of its 6,000 square metres of exhibition space.
More than just dazzle, the inaugural Singapore Airshow in 2008 brokered more than S$13.4 billion worth of trade deals. ...

More interviews in Florida for A Pilot's Story from Let's Go Flying by A Pilot's Story movie
The producers of A Pilot's Story just returned from a trip in Florida, driving over 1200 miles from Jacksonville to Tampa over a period of 6 days. They conducted interviews with aviators such as Patty Wagstaff and Ret. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger and many more notable aviation writers and professionals such as Amy Laboada, Jeb Burnside and James Wynbrandt.
Look for more information and clips of these interviews and other interviews to appear on the Let's Go Flying blog very soon.
The second trailer of the film was released recently, you may view it by visiting: (

Safety Day from Winging It by Tom
Stick & Rudder Flying Club is holding a safety day on Saturday. The public is welcome so, if you are in the area, please stop by to visit the club and learn something at the same time. Hope to see some of you there tomorrow.

Commemorative Air Force must return F–82 - AOPA Pilot
The official Air Force museum response states: "After a robust and thorough discussion, the voting members of the Heritage Board unanimously decided that, based on the history of this matter and the precedential import of the judicial determination ...

Disputed plane headed to Air Force Museum - Dayton Daily News
The Air Force said it learned from a 2002 magazine article that the CAF had attempted to trade the F-82 for another aircraft.

Chocks away for garden Spitfire - BBC News, UK
Every year a special service, including a Spitfire flypast, is held in his honour. Dr MacLeod hopes the replica can be sited at Dowding House in Moffat's Well Street, which remains the largest memorial to Dowding. He said: "Because of the connection ...

Denver museum exhibit tells plane crash story - Steamboat Pilot
Only two of the 22 on board lost their lives, and that remarkable statistic makes it the largest single-mission save in Civil Air Patrol history, group historian Ed O'Brien said. The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver recently added ...

Byron Historical Society features retrospective on famous aviator - The Reporter, WI
Wittman, a world-famous aviator, was born in the town of Byron. He attended school in the town of Byron and Lomira and graduated from Fond du Lac High School. Among many accomplishments in aviation, Wittman managed the airport in Oshkosh for 38 years. ...

It's time to honor Newark-born aviator - The Newark Advocate, OH
Mock did many other things in life, some not related to aviation but ground-breaking nonetheless. She lives a quiet retirement in Florida. I had the pleasure of speaking to her on the phone recently about our Civil Air Patrol unit here naming a cadet ...

New Video - Magic in the Mojave from
A fascinating mix of start-ups and success-stories are flying out of the Mojave Air And Space Port. Credit: Mojave Air & Space Port.

Aviatrix inspires Airmen - Capital Flyer, MD
One such woman is aviatrix Mary Feik. When 18-year-old Mary Feik accepted a position in research and development at Wright field in Dayton, Ohio, (now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), she had to wait for an assignment. Since she was the first female ...

Robert A. Heuel - Sheboygan Press, WI
... Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the American Academy of Art. Robert served his country from 1941 to 1945, first in the US Army for two years, and then in the US Air Force for two and one-half years, as a B-25 Bomber and a P-16 Black Widow Pilot. ...

My First Solo as a Deaf Pilot from Let's Go Flying by BrentR
It was a big day for me today. Flying for the first time without my instructor onboard, which means he will not handle the radio communication for me. I was excited and looking forward being the Pilot in Command. It was a beautiful sunny day, but windy. The headwind was kind of concerning me a little, but I could handle it. ...

F-15s to leave Tyndall AFB by 2010 from Military Photos by Ian58861

Astronauts Launch Charity Auction from
Astronauts have launched an online auction to raise funds for scholarships.

Space Shuttle On Track for Sunday Launch from
The space shuttle Discovery is on track for a Sunday launch attempt.

Mercury Astronaut Honored with Navy Ship from Milcom Monitoring Post by Larry
The U.S. Navy launched the latest Lewis & Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) in a christening ceremony hosted by General Dynamics' National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) March 8 at the shipyard's facilities. ...

Test flights for SpaceShipTwo mothership - MSNBC
That spaceship, the first of which is nearing completion, has moved from drawings to hardware thanks to the Scaled Composites work force under the watchful eye of the firm's founder, Burt Rutan - now Chief Technology Officer and Chairman Emeritus of ...

Man Builds 747 Flight Simulator in His Warehouse, Earns Guinness Record [DIY] from Gizmodo by Sean Fallon
Flight enthusiast Matthew Sheil has built a 747-400 flight simulator in his Sydney warehouse that can stand up to any $40 million training version—and he did it for under $200,000. ...

Sully Sullenberger Lands $3 Million Book Deal; Poems in the Works? (at The Wall Street Journal...
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B29 Superfortress Colour footage 1945 from Military Photos by timetraveller

1 injured in Shelby County plane crash - WISH, IN
SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. - The Shelby County Sheriff's Department says one person is injured after a twin engine jet crashed into a field in northern Shelby County. The jet is down near County Road 1050 North and 500 West, which is northeast of the town of ...

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