Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Indy Transponder 25-MAR-09 0345z

Filmmakers appeal to new generation of fliers - Santa Cruz Sentinel, CA
The film will feature interviews with a number of noted celebrity fliers, including air show performers Patty Wagstaff and Julie Clark, flight instructor Max Trescott, Red Bull helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron, Thunderbird pilot Samantha Weeks, ...

Hiller Aviation Museum to host helicopter airshow - AOPA Pilot
By Tim McAdams Hiller Aviation's Vertical Challenge, the nation's largest all-helicopter airshow, will take place Saturday, June 20, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, Calif. The event is dedicated to educating the public on ...

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 plans - set to be unveiled - Yeovil Express, UK
A Yeovilton spokesman said: "An extensive flying and static display will take place on July 11 to mark this significant milestone with a mass fly-past of naval aircraft, rare historic warbirds and classic jets to evoke nostalgic memories of 100 years ...

Air Race Classic Celebrates Eighty Years of All-Women ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Twenty women pilots, including Amelia Earhart , made history by entering a transcontinental air race from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH .

R.I.P Lorna deBlicquy from PPRuNe Forums by Rockhound
Sadly, Lorna deBlicquy died on March 21 at the age of 77 in Beaverton, ON. Besides becoming the country's first female civil aviation inspector, she broke many other gender-dependent barriers in Canadian aviation during an illustrious career. Also, I am reliably informed that she was the first woman (of any nationality) to reach the North Pole.

Pioneer Pilot - Lorna de Blicquy from
Lorna deBlicquy, was born in Blyth, Ont., and decided she wanted to learn to fly at the age of 14. She soloed at 15 in a J-3 Cub at the Atlas Aviation Flying School in Ottawa. Lorna also took up skydiving and at the age of 16 and was the first female in Canada to make a parachute jump! And the youngest!

National Museum of the USAF - Audio from Past Lectures from
The National Museum of the United States Air Force offers two lecture series throughout the year. The Wings & Things Guest Lectures Series features active duty or retired military members, specialists in research, development and technology, and historians and authors. The Volunteer Information Program regularly features speakers who present topics related to the museum or the U.S. Air Force. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Click on the links below to listen to past lectures. More audio links of past lectures will be added as time allows. Note: These audio files are large and may take some time to download.

Money Worries Cancel Skyfest - WSET, VA
Danville, VA - Money worries mean the annual Southside Skyfest event in Danville has been canceled this year. Officials at the Danville Regional Airport say the decision is due to financial matters. They believe the special event would be a risk to ...

Fun at the Air Show from Technorati
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

Final Days Of Testing Approaching For Nigel Lamb from Smoke-On by Tom
On the latest "Lambs Lowdown", Nigel tells us a little of what his team is doing in the final push before shipping his MXS to Abu Dhabi. READ MORE
FLYING Magazine's Parade of Planes Moves into Addison, TX from Top News
Array of aircraft slated for display.

Concorde 40 event - anniversary plans all set at Fleet Air Arm Museum - Yeovil Express
Concorde 002 first took off from Filton in Bristol on April 9, 1969, and after seven years of flight testing during which she flew for some 723 hours and flew supersonically for 173 hours, she finally flew to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton ...

Sailplanes - Getting "Launched" from Let's Go Flying by BillD
We have seen that gliders, once airborne, can fly high and far remain in the air for long periods. Pure gliders lack a power source to get them in the air. So, how is this done?
Some gliders have "self launch" capabilities with retractable engines and propellers representing the expensive, complicated high end of the sport. "Motorgliders" provide the convenience of independent operation. To me, the low cost and simplicity of pure gliders has a special attraction. ...

Aero-TV: Oshkosh Veterans -- A Lifetime Of Homebuilding from Aero-News Network
The MacMahans Talk Biplanes... At Oshkosh 2008! Miss Muffet may seem like an unlikely name for a proud biplane, but if you listen to the MacMahans a bit, the name makes perfect sense. The owners of a beautiful blue and red 1941 Boeing A75N1 (PT17) Stearman, the two seat trainer bipe is powered by a Lycoming R680-4P-B4 and has received lavish care over the years from the MacMahan family.

Just Flight P-38 Lightning Boxed Version Now Available for FSX - Fly Away, UK
Two famous PR aircraft are included in this package - the planes of Adrian Warburton and Antoine de St Exupery, both of which were lost in mysterious circumstances. Also featured is 'Glacier Girl', which force-landed on Greenland ice 60 years ago and ...

Youngest pilot in Esperance Esperance Express, Australia
SIXTEEN-year-old Peter Roodbeen is not old enough to have his driver's licence but he is old enough to embark on his first solo aeroplane flight. Peter has been flying with an instructor since he was 15 but was not officially allowed to go for his ...

Rocket to move to new museum site - KRQE
Crane operators on Tuesday plan to move the 10-ton rocket sitting outside the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque's Old Town to the museum's new home near Kirtland Air Force Base. Crews had planned to have the rocket on the road ...

Jul 4, 2009: Kokomo, IN Wings and Wheels from Fly-In Calendar
OKK: Kokomo Municipal Airport - Kokomo, IN

Auckland trip #4: Warbirds from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings
Amazing Airport from Amazing Facts
People Skydiving to See Space Shuttle Launch [Space] from Gizmodo by Jesus Diaz
Cooking in Space, Explained by the Unofficial ISS Chef [Kitchentech] from Gizmodo by Mark Wilson
I posted a few pictures of the airshow @ Luke AFB this wknd. by leaky_tiki (Boyd Coleman)
RNZAF Whenuapai Airshow Highlights by iLeicester (Leicester Cook)
Last Sea Harrier carrier departure from PPRuNe Forums by sunshine band

We've linked to Max's site many times before - we found his most recent posting in our inbox just before we released this post. We didn't want to be stingy and keep this to ourselves, so....

Hello Plane Folks,

This week I bring you the final part of the 3-part series about soaring in Hawaii. In addition, check out the spectacular places I photographed on the Big Island of Hawaii. Those images are featured on my new travel site-



For the latest News @ Full Throttle and additional features visit © You may also subscribe for daily automatic E-mail delivery directly to your Inbox!

-Twitter: IndyTransponder -MySpace: IndyTransponder
Send Notices > Releases > Updates > Be a Contributor > Contact:

No comments: