Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Indy Transponder 18-March 1100z

Aero-TV: Airshow Pilot Rob Holland -- Seeking The 'Ultimate ... - Aero-News Network, FL
Airshow pilot Rob Holland's bio boasts that he has "never known a time where he was not completely obsessed with Aviation and Aerobatics. At a young age his Dad brought him to an airshow where he saw an airplane flying upside down, and knew that was ...

Air Force News, news from Iraq - Air Force Times -, VA
Get ready for the Thunderbirds to pull out all the stops this year with never-done-before stunts guaranteed to be make crowds “ohh” and “ahh” even more. The Thunderbirds — the US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron is the team’s official name — have ...

Air Show Donates Thousands to Camp Patriot - KNDO/KNDU, WA
PASCO, Wash-- Last September, the Wings Over Washington Air Show sponsors promised to give all proceeds to veterans. Tuesday they remained true to their show's theme of honoring our country's heroes. They donated $75000 to Camp Patriot. ...

"Heavy Metal Air Show" in Rome - WKTV, NY
By EVAN WHITE ROME, NY (WKTV) - Griffiss International Airport in Rome played host to some of the Air Force's largest cargo planes, the C-17. Airport Commissioner Vernon Gray said the military asked two weeks ago for permission to use Griffiss airspace ...

The Horsemen are heading to the desert for Luke AFB's open house, "Thunder in the Desert" also featuring the USAF Thunderbirds and the F-22 Raptor.
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Australian International Airshow - Avalon, Melbourne, 2009 from Military Photos by sickened
Hi there - I spent the last week at Photographing the AIA Airshow in Avalon. I will post a bunch of photos here... Hope you like them. This was the last year that the RAAF F-111 will be displayed as it is due to be retired next year. Its is being replaced by the F/A-18E-F Super Hornet until the JSF comes online in 2015... There is much controversy as to whether the JSF will be able to rplace the capabilities of the F-111... I for one will miss her :( She is a great aeroplane to watch!

To fly with Wilbur Wright By Tom Norton
General Aviation News reader Ken Rapier, who runs the
Tuskegee Airmen Young Eagles program in Chicago, sent a link to a fascinating film clip from Austrian archives. It shows Wilbur Wright demonstrating a Wright brothers aeroplane in Italy in 1909. The Wrights went to Europe because there was little interest in their invention in the United States. Typically for that era of innovation, there was a motion picture camera aboard the Wright plane, as the last minute or so of the film shows. Wilbur Wright is at the controls for the flights. You can enlarge it to full screen and there are links to information about the film.

RNZAF Parachutists - Supporting the community from AeroHub by Tim Fastnedge
Supporting the community has members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Parachute Training Support Unit (PTSU) busy. On Sunday the 15th of March Jump Start 09 was successfully completed. RNZAF Base Auckland hosted Jump Start, a charity event that sees teenagers from CanTeen and Project K given the chance to complete a tandem skydive…

Emirates Airline Makes Canadian Aviation History With Arrival of ... – MSNBC
One hundred years after the first manned flight in Canada, Canadian aviation history again will be made when an Emirates airline Airbus A380 lands at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on June 1, 2009.

New Longest Wall of Fire-World Record Set at Yuma Air Show - Video from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
YUMA AZ -The Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma created a wall of flame nearly two miles, 1.9 miles to be exact or almost 10,000 feet long, setting the world record for the Longest Wall of Fire. It was a fitting blast to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the base. With a flight line of 13,000 feet, one of the longest in the world, an alternate Space Shuttle landing site, there is plenty of room…

Transition Roadable Aircraft Flies from AVwebBiz Current Issue
The Terrafugia Transition, the "roadable aircraft" that's attracted considerable attention at aviation shows in the last year, flew for the first time on March 5 at Plattsburgh, N.Y., and its makers say they've changed aviation as a result. "This breakthrough changes the world of personal mobility. Travel now becomes a hassle-free integrated land-air experience. It's what aviation enthusiasts have been striving for since 1918," said Carl Dietrich, CEO of Terrafugia. While most "flying car" concepts to date have incorporated detachable or trailerable wings, the Transition has electromechanical folding wings that convert the vehicle in 30 seconds. The company says production models will meet Light Sport specifications and be street legal.

Exclusive Video: First Flight of the Terrafugia Transition Roadable Aircraft from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Not a flying car, but a roadable aircraft — the Terrafugia Transition took flight for the first time March 5, 2009.

WINDSOR LOCKS: Air Museum Plans School Break Programs - Hartford Courant
The New England Air Museum is adding three new programs to its school break calendar in April. In addition to the popular LEGO building contest, the air museum will host an egg-drop contest, a kite-making lesson with aerial photography and a session on ...

Registration opens March 23 for summer Behind the Scenes Tours from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories by (Sarah Swan)
You can see the aircraft restoration process first-hand by participating in the Behind the Scenes Tours at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Registration for Behind the Scenes Tours during the months of June through August 2009 opens on Monday, March 23. The free tours take place every Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Due to the holiday, there is no tour scheduled for July 3. During the tours, members of the public are guided through the museum's restoration hangars located on the historic Wright Field flight line in Area B of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, about one mile from the main museum building. Visitors will see a variety of aircraft in several stages of the restoration process, including the famous World War II bombers, B-17F Memphis Belle and B-17D The Swoose.

Cockpit look-ins, free IMAX films part of Night at the Air Force Museum activities from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories by (Sarah Swan)
If you've ever wanted to look inside a World War II-era bomber or catch a glimpse of the controls in the famed SR-71 Blackbird, make plans to attend Night at the Air Force Museum from 6-10 p.m. on May 15 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The B-24D Liberator and SR-71A Blackbird are just two of the aircraft that will be open to the public for cockpit look-ins. Other look-ins include the P-61C, RF-86F, UH-19B, F-22A and AC-130A. Free IMAX films and Morphis MovieRides will be offered during the event. During the film Flyers, showing at 7 p.m., a World War II fighter pilot teaches his young protégé the true meaning of flight. At 8:30 p.m., Destiny in Space will give the audience an inspiring look at the challenges future generations will face in exploring the universe.

Senator pushes for medals for World War II pilots - Houston Chronicle
Her introduction to aviation came when her father took her to watch itinerant stunt pilots performing near their Reno home.

Flying Fortress gives tribute - Burbank Leader, United States
“The B-17 was my transition aircraft,” he said. “Haven’t been in one since.” On Tuesday, as pilot John Bode prepared for takeoff at Bob Hope Airport, Robertson stood behind him, watching the levers and gauges tick up and down, side to side. ...

Air & Space Magazine from The Adventures of Chopper Chick! by Desiree

From old to new, to newest!!!! from The Adventures of Chopper Chick! by Desiree

Aero Club speaker defends small jets from Aviation by MOLLY MCMILLIN
The general aviation industry is under intense regulatory pressure and direct attack, the head of an industry trade group said Tuesday. The biggest issue facing the industry is public perception about the use of business aircraft, which has been criticized by Congress and others, said Pete Bunce, president of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association…

2009 MCAS Yuma Air Show Photo Gallery by Laryl at from
"50 Years of Flying For Freedom" Yuma Air Show March 14, 2009 - My huge Thank You to Frank Kingston Smith who I had the pleasure of working with again this year. Because there are so many images, please consider clicking the "slideshow" button on the top right of your screen. You can select how many seconds for each image to display, and select thumbnailsat any time to return to the normal view. Sit back and go to the airshow with me!

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