Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Thunder in the Valley attracts thousands from
For 6-year-old Chris Dail, seeing the Thunder in the Valley Air Show Saturday was just like bringing his video games to life.
“My husband and son, they play a video game with war airplanes, so they’re enjoying this,” said 32-year-old Nikki Dail, Chris’ mother.
Chris’ favorite part?
“All the planes doing stunts,” said the Columbus boy.

The base doesn't have to pay for military fliers like the Air Force Thunderbirds, but it does cover the pilots' lodging and rental cars. The Air Force picks up the tab for operating the Thunderbirds and other performance groups, which are viewed as a ...

Fabian Gonzalez, a Phoenix police officer who performed a heroic deed in Glendale, was given a surprise reward Thursday: a flight in an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16. The Air Demonstration Squadron arrived early to prepare for this ...

Air race event tickets on sale - Bury Free Press, UK
By Stephanie Brooks Tickets are now on sale for one of the first events organised to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Mildenhall to Melbourne Air Race. The band from RAF Honington will play a celebratory concert at St Mary's Church, ...

First Air Race of 2009 from DailyAviator by Dennis Collins
Last weekend I flew in the first air race of 2009, the "Taylor 100″ in Taylor Texas. The interesting thing is that this is the 100th year of air racing, with the first known air race taking place in August 1909. The winner was Glenn Curtiss at 46.5 mph. ...

Matt Hall has posted a number of pictures on his Flickr site.  The MXS looks great and things seem to be going well and on schedule for Matt and the team. Visit Matts Flickr Page At: - - -

Nigel Lamb Launches New Website from Smoke-On by Tom
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Perry said his father was a B-17 tailgunner during World War II and made 35 trips across the English Channel. "I called him today and he said to bring the plane back in one piece," Perry said. Bludworth, a slight smile on his face, stood behind the ...

Both planes have dual controls, and those who pay for the flight can be taught how to do some aerobatic maneuvers such as loops, Noah said. Such an experience will be a little different than the training that pilots would have received in the '30s and ...

WWII plane supports veterans who flew it - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
The "Panchito," a B-25J Mitchell Bomber built in 1944, will be featured at the Florida International Air Show. By CHRIS GERBASI Correspondent PUNTA GORDA - Looking out through the tail gunner's turret on a World War II B-25 bomber ...

Lancaster bomber in limbo (Hamilton Spectator) from Aviation & Aerospace News
MOUNT HOPE (Mar 21, 2009) - Corrosion has grounded Hamilton's world famous Avro Lancaster bomber.

2009 General Aviation Award Winners Named from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
FAA PRODUCTION STUDIOS LAKELAND, FLORIDA - In each of the past 46 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics and safety for their contributions to aviation safety and education.

2009 Central Alabama RC Helicopter Fly-In this Weekend from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
BIRMINGHAM AL- Everyone loves a good aerial show. Whether you're just a humble spectator or a full-fledged RC helicopter enthusiast, you would love to check out the aerial acrobatics on display at the 15th Annual Central Alabama Helicopter Fly-In. ...

In a press release this week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they will be giving away almost a half million instructional DVD's on runway safety. The DVD's target runway incursions as the most serious of the incident/accidentlist."Two-thirds of runway incursions are the result of pilot deviations," Wes Timmons, director of FAA's Runway Safety Program said in the press release.. Timmions went on to explain that most of these "pilot deviations" were cause by general aviation pilots. The DVD, which will be distributed in the April editions of AOPA Pilot Magazine and Flight Training Magazine, will cover topics such as Heads Up, Hold Short, Fly Right; Was That For Us?; Listen Up, Read Back, Fly Right; and Face to Face, Eye to Eye.AOPA also has a useful interactive website which reinforces basic runway and airport knowledge. The website, found here,will provide a certificate upon completing a test at the end of a flash course..The FAA is also working with the National Business Association and the Airline Pilots Association to develop tools to teach general aviation pilots how to recognize runway incursions. Overall, the FAA data indicates runway incursions are down three percent from last year.

Milestones of Flight: 11/12 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite

My first year shooting digital from FenceCheck Forums
My family @ the Air Show by tigerlvr28 (Denise Madden)

'Heroes of Heartland' honored from - Local News
MUNCIE -- The Hoosier Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross honored 10 East Central Indiana heroes this week at its seventh annual Heroes of the Heartland Celebration.

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