Wall of flame torches runway - Yuma Sun, AZ
"We are a group that is with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) that came together about thirty years ago," said Mark Allen, a pilot in the CAF. "We now have fifty people and fourteen airplanes, a pyrotechnic crew, and a narrator. ...
Golden Knights to celebrate a golden milestone - FayObserver.com, NC
Wrenn started jumping from planes in 1961, and it took him five years to accumulate the 200 jumps he needed to join the Golden Knights. Stepping out of those airplanes at shows and competitions made him part of an elite brotherhood, Wrenn said, ...
Fun despite rain at Avalon airshow - Herald Sun, Australia
And to the disappointment of thousands who flocked to the Australian International Airshow, the weather meant many aerial displays had to be cancelled. So did the top guns, led by the US Air Force's 35th Fighter Wing - the Wild Weasels - and Major Bud ...
- Rain falls mainly on the planes - The Geelong Advertiser
Bad weather impacts Heroes Fly-In - Opelika Auburn News, AL
Logan Gauntt, 8, of Opelika tries on the helmet in the Navy helicopter at the Red Cross Heroes Take Flight Fly In at the Robert G Pitts airport Saturday. Although rain kept away the 10000 people who usually attend the annual Lee County Red Cross Heroes ...
Levels treated to airborne spectacle - Timaru Herald, New Zealand
AS THE air force's Red Checkers wowed spectators with their skills at the Levels raceway during the weekend, it was just another day at work for the pilots. Speaking after Saturday's aerobatic display, Squadron Leader Scott McKenzie said the visit to ...
- super truck finale a real treat - Timaru Herald, New Zealand
Unique display at Stinson Municipal Airport March 16-18 - Wilson County News, TX
WHAT: Participating in the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang and Bell UH-1E helicopter will fly into ...
Military, stunt pilots to take flight at free Luke air show - Arizona Republic, AZ
Those types of high-flying acrobatics are reserved for the Thunder in the Desert Air Show, set for next weekend as part of Luke Days 2009. Military demonstration teams, stunt fliers and a variety of aerial machinery will on display for the free event ...
Sergey Rakhmanin English Version Site Now Available from Smoke-On by Tom
I mentioned earlier that Sergey Rakhmanin launched his team website, and a very cool website at that. The earlier version was in Sergey’s native Russian language but now the site offers an English version as well. The site is very informative and provides very good media content. Stop over and vist Sergey and his team [...]
5 Questions With Glen Dell from smoke-on.com
For this “5 Questions” segment we talk a small bit with South African pilot Glen Dell. Glen and the 45 Team are getting ready to begin their second season in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship where they are eager to capitalize on the lessons learned from last year and they look forward to giving the rest of the field a run for their money. In this segment Glen explains a little about what lessons were learned from last year, the experience of “touching” an Air Gate pylon and what he likes to do when his feet are on the ground.
This One is for the Kids from Av8rdan's World of Flying by Dan Pimentel
If you have kids and those kids like airplanes, then they are going to LOVE being introduced to Duggy and his friends. In case you've never heard of Duggy, – the coolest DC-3 on the planet – here's the 411 from duggy.com:
Duggy's creator, Mitch Carley created Duggy in 1973, as part of a school report. Growing up on the edge of a small rural town, the snowy winter months in Ohio were very quiet and cold. It was during these months each year that Mitch perfected his style of illustration and story-telling. As an adult Mitch went on to become a creative director at several advertising agencies.
Duggy is a cartoon character with plenty of friends, but is also a real DC-3 painted in bright yellow with such a notable big smile on his nose, it is impossible to look at him without, well, smiling! [more]
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951-222-8793 or firstname.lastname@example.org The 17th annual Airshow 2009 is March 28. The air show performance starts at 10 am A pancake breakfast, kid carnival and displays will be part of the event. La Sierra University will hold its Winter Big Band concert ...
Leopoldoff Colibri - romantic, obscure, and very French (or is that, Russian?) from Shortfinals's Blog by shortfinals
Sometimes you find something that surprises you - immensely. It is rather like panning for gold, and coming up with a huge rough diamond. At Abingdon, during an early phase of the GVFWE event, I came across this pretty aircraft; it was rather like some Malagasy fishermen hauling up their nets and finding a coelcanthe (Latimeria chalumnae).
The genesis of the Leopoldoff is shrouded in the mists of the Bolshevik Revolution. It is said that the plans of the original aircraft were drawn up prior to 1917 by E.T.S. Leopoldoff, who, when the Imperial Russian regime fell, hurriedly left the country. Like many other Russian emigres, he ended up in Paris ...
Early pilots dreamed of crossing Atlantic - TheChronicleHerald.ca
That didn’t always work out, as Will writes in his recently published book, The Big Hop: The North Atlantic Air Race. "These people lacked the skills, patience, or luck to succeed and failure was usually fatal," he says.
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