Monday, March 23, 2009

Indy Transponder 23-MAR-09 1100z

About 30000 people attend Thunder in the Valley Air Show - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
All the air show pilots want to come here.” Cabanas of Key West, Fla., was one of about 30000 people over two days at the annual event held at the Columbus ...

Air show heads for the water -, NY
Brooks confirmed that a centerpiece of this year’s show will be the appearance of The Snowbirds, a Canadian Forces elite precision flying team. They will be sending a demonstration squadron and making their first appearance in Rochester. ...

New Belgian Air Force aerobatic team is founded. The name is Hardship Red. The team is founded in 2008, but this year they receive official statute of an aerobatic team. More here. (Thanks to Nicola Foschia).

WWII Fighter Aces reunite at weekend air show - ASU Web Devil
James Brooks stands in front of a P-51 Mustang at the 2009 Luke Days air show held at Luke Air Force Base last weekend.

Aviation Museum's $7M expansion tenders to be issued in July - Ottawa Business Journal
Occupying a former Royal Canadian Air Force base that was expanded during the Second World War, the museum has already seen considerable construction ...

Wartime nose art gave aircrews added lift - Winnipeg Sun
... executive director of the Western Canada Aviation Museum, with Disney nose art that was used by Manitoba based squadrons in the British Commonwealth Air ...

Gene Conrad - Branson Airport - BransonWebcast Episode #50 Guest: Gene Conrad - Branson Airport Gene Conrad is the Deputy Director of Marketing and Air Service Development for the new Branson Airport ; the first privately funded airport in the country. Beginning May 11, 2009 , travelers from around the world will have new, low-cost options to travel quickly to the beautiful Ozark mountains and experience first-hand all the excitement and entertainment that makes Branson the Live Music Show Capital of the World .

Fun at the Air Show - Ollie, Alex and I had a blue whale of a time at the Air Show, and Ollie even got his photo on the local news website . He loved being able to sit at the controls of two or three planes, and one helicopter. The C-17 was nutty. Whether it be a huge bridge , or a flying behemoth , I’m a complete sucker for large-scale engineering. I love me a good P-51 Mustang too. The low-level 900kph fly-by always sends a chill up my spine. I missed seeing the RAAF F-18 in person, but the view from my deck

Today In Military/Aviation History 23 - 29 March from Warbirds Online by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr.
Hello Folks, well, seven more up in smoke. Speaking of up in smoke, (Blatant Segue) I hear a pack of smokes is going up $0.61 per pack. $6.10 per carton. Well, If the government can get more Folks to smoke instead of discouraging them, there would be enough revenue to go around. Ya think? Let ‘em smoke until everything clears up and THEN help ‘em to stop. Hmmmm. Maybe this is a “It sounded like a good idea at the time” dealie. I think we just better get down to some serious history, ASAP, shall we? Have an AB FAN week, Take Care and Be Safe, Tom K.

Legends of Vietnam: Shoulder to Shoulder from Air & Space Magazine

Narcon 2009 from High Power Rocketry by R2K
This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend one day of the two day National Association of Rocketry annual conference. The location was in central CT. New York city rocketry people (me and probably one other guy) are very lucky this year; LDRS will also be very close…

IMA sculpture gets helicopter lift to IUPUI campus from News Headlines
Some onlookers said it seemed as if two giant pairs of hoop earrings were being ferried through the sky. Others said they didn't know what to make of the massive airborne sculpture over the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus Sunday -- but they liked it.

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