Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Indy Transponder 24-MAR-09 0300z

Life in the Day of a US Army Golden Knight - WJHG-TV, FL
It was the US Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights. And although jumping out of an airplane at 120 miles per hour may not sound like you're average day at work, to these guys, it's just another 300 days that they're traveling around the nation as a ...
Thousands turn out for Charlotte air show - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
Some performers and fans were at the show for the first time, including wing walker Tyson Rininger, who debuted with the Double Trouble American Barnstormer team. That's right. He was walking on the wings of a 450 Stearman for the first time in front ...

Air show draws record crowd - WBBH
PUNTA GORDA: The Florida International Air Show event wrapped up to what could be a record-setting year. Show coordinators estimate 40000 thousand people attended on Saturday alone.

WWII plane supports veterans who flew it - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
AP ARCHIVE / 2006 The "Panchito," a B-25J Mitchell Bomber built in 1944, will be featured at the Florida International Air Show. By CHRIS GERBASI PUNTA GORDA - Looking out through the tail gunner's turret on a World War II B-25 bomber while cruising ...
The Air Show from Technorati
So, after the car show I came back home and called my daughter Nikki. For those of you that may not know this her son "Ducky" loves "hairplanes" and she thought it would be great to take him to the Air Show which would take place Saturday and Sunday at Luke Air Force Base. Have you noticed through previous posts how everything is like really close to me. Well, the air force base is no exception. Luke Air Force Base is only about 15 minutes away from where I live. Nikki came and picked me up
Airshow stays aloft - The Australian, Australia
ORGANISERS of the the Australian International Airshow at Avalon have declared the event a success, despite attendances being down about 9 per cent this year. A total of 165000 people attended the event over six days last week. ...

Navy, Air Force pilots will fly in Cecil Field Air Show - Florida Times-Union, FL
The US Navy Legacy Flight Team and the US Air Force Heritage Flight programs have announced they will be among the 35 performing groups at the Cecil Field Air Show 2009 from 10 am to 5 pm April 18-19. Legacy will be flying an F-18 and a Corsair, ...

EAA Gears up to Participate at Sun n Fun 2009. from Planenews Aviation News Portal
As the 35th Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, April 21-26 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida, draws near, EAA continues preparations to provide an array of offerings at the EAA Welcome Center, admission discounts, forum presentations, and more...

Air race event tickets on sale - Bury Free Press
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, ...

Air show heads for the water - MPNnow.com, 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. ..

Air show sponsorship up in the air - Brantford Expositor
Discussions are underway with another potential community sponsor for the Brantford air show following word that the Brant Community Healthcare System had its hands full with prior event commitments, said air show organizer Gary Surette on Saturday.

Virtual Army Experience display off Cleveland National Air Show ... - The Plain Dealer
Joshua Gunter/Plain DealerVisitors to last year's Cleveland National Air Show participate in the Virtual Army Experience, a game that simulates a battle scene. The exhibit will not be at the air show this year. Washington mdash; A giant traveling video ...

Red Bull Air Race - A Look at the competitors - Aviation.ca (press release), Canada
Austrian ace Hannes Arch will have the full support of the city of Abu Dhabi when he commences the campaign to defend his title at the opening round of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in the United Arab Emirates capital on 17th and 18th ...

Red Bull Air Race: acrobats of the skies in Abu Dhabi - Google
Emirate is once again in April to host the Red Bull Air Race
Also this year will be held in Abu Dhabi Red Bull Air Race instead. April is the opening race of the world held the Red Bull Air Race World Series. The focus is quick, agile and light Rennflugzeuge, the speeds of up to 370 kilometers / hour.

Abu Dhabi boost for air race - GulfNews, United Arab Emirates
By M. Satya Narayan, Senior Reporter Abu Dhabi: The Red Bull Air Race, which attracts one of the biggest crowds for an event in the UAE, has received a three-year boost by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) to host the Red Bull Air Race World ...

Red Bull Coverage from Smoke-On
PUBLISHED ON TIMING OF THE AIRSHOW Frecce Tricolori 2009 - Google Translator
... As always, the opening of the season will be the May Day to Rivolto, the basis of the NAP. ...

Three to be inducted into Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame - Tucson Citizen
Three individuals are being taken to new heights - again.
The Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road, will celebrate those who have had a significant impact on aviation in Arizona.
The Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame is inducting three new members on Saturday at this year's 20th annual event.

The 'Greatest Generation' and their aircraft - Tucson Citizen, AZ
The B-25 is one of many World War II-vintage aircraft on display at the Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. 'Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Those were the words of Lou Gehrig during his commemorative day ...

Restored WWII B-17 bomber will take to the skies over Fresno today - Visalia Times-Delta, CA
The Liberty Belle, a restored WWII B-17 "flying fortress" bomber will take to the skies over Fresno today with the media. Public flights available March 28-29 Sixty five years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home in an attempt to bring ...

B-25 touches down in Destin, offers a $350 spin around town (PHOTOS) - Destin Log, FL
A B-25 has landed at Destin Airport and for $350 you can take a spin in the vintage bomber. The plane will be on the tarmac through noon Tuesday and will leave for the Panama City air show at Tyndall Air Force Base after that, weather permitting. ...

The feisty Fennec - a fiercer fox from Shortfinals's Blog by shortfinals
North American T-28S Fennec
With civil war raging in Algeria, French forces needed a close-support aircraft urgently. Their light strike aircraft being used in North Africa, (in what would now be called a COIN role) included large numbers of the T-6G Texan. This had been upgraded, fitted with underwing gun pods and thrown into the fray. Standard French operating procedure was to use a pilot and an observer in the Texan on missions. This left the aircraft slow, underarmed and very vulnerable. ...

Victor XL231 "Lusty Lindy" Day/Night Shoot from PPRuNe Forums by 7of9
I was one of the few at Elvington on Saturday 21/03/09 for the Victor Day/Night Shoot & thought it was a brilliant experience having never done night photography on Aircraft before.
We arrived at arond 13.30hrs so we could get some nice day shots which was brilliant as the sun shone all day, then the twilight shots of the sun setting over the victor was nice to see. The night shots were different to anything i had ever done before & with some advice from my Brother Brian & others present this is a few of my better shots. ...

Church Fenton Saturday 21/03/09 from PPRuNe Forums by 7of9
On Saturday, i got a Heads up from a friend that the Church Fenton Based Jet Provost Mk4 & 5 Strikemaster, Chipmunk & T6 were going to be flying all day.
We (Penpusher & Myself) arrived at around 10.00am & there were lots of Tutors flying around.
At 10.20 we heard the Chipmunk call in saying he was on his way in from Wickenby, then we saw him on long approach.
The T 6 was towed out earlier while we were waiting for the Chipmunk to come into sight, at around 11.50am the T 6 fired up then taxied out. Took off then did a flyby down the line of Tutors then departed for around 15 mins. ...

Weekend Wings #33: Jack Northrop's Flying Wings from Bayou Renaissance Man by Peter
Jack Northrop (properly named John Knudsen Northrop) was born in 1895, and died in 1981.
He founded three aviation companies, the last two of which bore his name, and the last of which is still in existence as the Northrop Grumman Corporation. It's said to be the fourth-largest defense contractor in the world today. ...

Painting to Commemorate Doolittle Raid of WWII
- University of Texas at Dallas (press release), TX
historian for the Doolittle Raiders and a reception. Ward has donated other miscellaneous aircraft items to the History of Aviation Collection in Special Collections. “While the strength of our aviation collection is found in our extensive research ...

Air Force 'Switching Seats' with NASCAR campaign from Air Force Link Top Stories
... "Switching job roles with someone can be a rewarding and educational experience -- especially when your job is to pilot an F-15 (Eagle) fighter jet or drive a car going more than 200 mph," said Christa D'Andrea, the public affairs chief for Air Force Recruiting Service here. "This campaign allows people to experience the hands-on, minds-on and problem-solving tactics of both the Air Force and NASCAR." ...

Aviation High Receives $4M Donation - KIROtv.com, WA
A specialized high school for those who want to pursue a career in aviation and aerospace received its first large private donation that will help the school to relocate to the Museum of Flight in south Seattle, a news release said Monday. ...

Movie Monday - March 23 - Battle of the X-Planes from FlightBlogger - Aviation News, Commentary and Analysis by Jon Ostrower
This week's Movie Monday actually appeared on the blog last October, but only for US viewers. This week, I'm pleased to share the same video for the rest of the world. NOVA's Battle of the X-Planes documents the epic competition between Lockheed's X-35 and Boeing's X-32 for the Joint Strike Fighter contract.

NASA Honors Apollo and Shuttle Astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly from NASA Breaking News
NASA will honor astronaut Thomas K. "Ken" Mattingly, II, with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program.

So how are the Solid Rocket Boosters retrieved? from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut
As soon as the solid rocket boosters are jettisoned from the space shuttle, they splash down into the Atlantic Ocean. The retrieval ships, Liberty Star and Freedom Star, are already onsite about 9.2-11.5 miles from the splash down area. Each ship recovers one booster.
Upon arrival, the team first conducts a visual assessment of the flight hardware. The main parachutes are the first items to be brought on board. Their shroud lines are wound onto each of three of the four reels on the ship's deck. The drogue parachute, attached to the frustum, is reeled onto the fourth reel until the frustum is approximately 50 feet astern of the ship. The 5,000-pound frustum is then lifted from the water. ...

Air Shows from www.apinsights.info
The Chernobyl Junkyard from The Unwanted Blog
Airshow Arabia Desert - Google Translator
Could You Fly A United Airlines Boeing 777 Simulator? from Reggie Paulk

Runway Upgrades Coming To Busy Central Indiana Airport from TheIndyChannel.com
Federal funds will help pay for runway upgrades at Columbus Municipal Airport.

B-2 Aircrew Participates In Pacific Air Strength Exercise - Aero-News Network, FL
Making sure B-2s have enough fuel to complete their missions are Airmen aboard KC-135 Stratotankers from the 434th Air Refueling Squadron deployed here from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. "The tanker support here has been phenomenal. ...

Purdue student attempts launch of high-powered rocket - The Exponent, IN
By Kerry Kirk A rocket takes flight Sunday at the Tripoli Indiana Rocketry Association's first high powered rocket launch. One Purdue student is bringing high-power rocketry to West Lafayette in a quest for a membership that would allow him to gain ...

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