Thursday, March 19, 2009

Indy Transponder 19-March 1000z

F-22 Raptor among stars of Luke air show - Arizona Republic

When the 2009 Thunder in the Desert Air Show soars into Luke Air Force Base this weekend, it will be bringing with it one of the most advanced planes in military history.

airshow! from chic[k]pilot
I'll be at the Luke Days Airshow this weekend with my T-6. Come on out and enjoy the Thunderbirds, the USAFA Wings of Blue, the F-22 demonstration team and an A-10 demonstration team. Should be a good time. See you out there!

Leaders in education take flight - Sun newspapers, FL
By PAMELA STAIK PUNTA GORDA — They say it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly with the US Navy Blue Angels. So it's no surprise that Charlotte County Public Schools Superintendent Dave Gayler jumped at the offer to take a 45-minute flight around ...

Aviation's Volunteer Groups To Meet In April from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Since charitable contributions have been sinking across the board, and the endowment funds that many nonprofit groups depend on have shrunk, we expect that the challenging economy will be a major topic of discussion at the upcoming Air Care 2009 national conference, scheduled for April 17-18 in Kansas City, Mo. Leaders of volunteer pilot groups from around the nation will discuss strategies for fundraising, lobbying and organizing. A keynote talk and discussion with Bruce Landsberg, executive director of AOPA Air Safety Foundation, will address safety issues affecting public benefit flying. The annual event is organized by the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilot members are dedicated to community service. Volunteer pilots support missions for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, educational experiences for youth, environmental support and other types of public service.

Aviation legends celebrate their 65th year -, Canada
Post-war they flew the B-25 tactical bomber out of Edmonton as a reserve squadron". From the 1960's to the 1990's they flew a variety of missions ranging from search and rescue, to delivering humanitarian aid around the world. ...

Pioneering pilot proved to Navy that sea could be used as runway - San Diego Union Tribune, CA(San Diego Aerospace Museum) For the first time in the history of aviation, Glenn H. Curtiss yesterday performed the feat of launching his hydro-aeroplane from the water into the air, and after remaining in the air one minute and 21 seconds, ...

Band of Flight presents 'Bandtastic' concert at the museum
from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
Join the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight for an evening of music as it presents the fourth annual "Bandtastic" concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. This year's concert will feature Ralph Vaughan Williams' Toccata Marziale, Frank Ticheli's Vesuvius and Tuba soloist Staff Sgt. John Hardisky with Dance Rhapsody.
Under the command of Maj. R. Michael Mench, the band travels nearly 100,000 miles each year to present over 450 performances before military and civilian audiences. Since its founding in 1942, the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight has performed for presidents and vice presidents, visiting heads of state, cabinet officers, members of congress, U.S. and foreign military leaders, and millions of Americans and foreign citizens.

Aircraft celebrated 50 years on from BBC
The 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first Bristol Britannia aircraft at RAF Lyneham will be commemorated on Thursday.
The Bristol Britannia was one of 23 used by the Royal Air Force and arrived at the base on 19 March, 1959. ...

Alabama U.S. Space and Rocket Center State's Top Attraction from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
HUNTSVILLE AL- The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville has edged out the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail to rank No. 1 in visitors last year among Alabama tourism attractions that charge admission.
-Pathfinder space shuttle replica at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville AL-
More than 509,000 people visited the center, which is celebrating the "Year of Apollo" to mark the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. The previous No. 1 attraction, The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, ranked second with nearly 505,000 visitors. The golf trail had one of its course locations closed last year for renovation.
The Birmingham Zoo ranked third with nearly 496,000 visitors and Birmingham's McWane Science Center was fourth with about 429,000. FMI:

from Air & Space Magazine
F-35 Cockpit View from Neptunus Lex by lex

More Terrafugia coverage:
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Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 - Sinful Sundays, Hanover, IN
from Aviation Events
Do you need a good flying destination for a Sunday afternoon? Lee Bottom Flying Field will once again feature SINFUL SUNDAYS™. Scheduled for the 2nd Sunday of every month no rain date during the months of June, July, and August. Join us for a sinful dessert. There might be Hot Fudge Sundaes, Shakes, Sodas, or whatever else strikes our fancy. Serving ice cream from 1PM - 3PM or until we run out These events are very relaxed in nature and intended to give you a place to go for a Sunday afternoon flight. We've also found that if you mention ICE CREAM, it is usually easy to entice someone else to go with you . Now also serving lunch from 12PM - 2PM or until we run out. Be sure to sign-up for our newsletter NORDO News to get up-to-date information on the airport and events. Contact: Rich or Ginger Davidson 812-866-3211,

Saturday, Sep 26, 2009 - Wood, Fabric, Tailwheels Fly-In, Hanover, IN
from Aviation Events
Grass Roots Aviation at its best. . . Join us for an old-fashioned fly-in at Lee Bottom Flying Field 64I. It's the most nothing you'll ever do yet everyone loves it. Intended to be a relaxed event for pilots. You'll find beautiful scenery, great planes, and wonderful people mixed to create something special. Lee Bottom Flying Field 64I is home to the regions favorite antique classic fly-in. Our event motto: All airplanes and most people welcome. Be sure to sign-up for our newsletter NORDO News to get up-to-date information on the airport and events. Contact: Rich or Ginger Davidson 812-866-3211,

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