Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Indy Transponder 25-MAR-09 1000z

World Air Games Turin 6th-14th June 2009 from AeroHub by Tim Fastnedge
The most important sporting aviation event in the world. All air sports represented (10 disciplines). Every day, the public will enjoy competitions, demonstrations, air shows, simulations. For one week, the best athletes in the world will confront each other, with fairness - in the third dimension. The desire for Olympic Games is always alive and kicking: it has been three years already since the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Paralympic Games and World University Games ended, but the Piedmontese region has became ever since an important site for international events designating the city of Torino as the ideal venue for sport competitions. For all these reasons and thanks to the Wag 2009 the city, Piedmont and Italy are expecting a new great success. The appointment with the entertainment, the emotions and all the challenging competitions through the skies of Torino, Avigliana and Mondovì is from the 6th to the 14th of June 2009…

Thunderbirds main event at MacDill AirFest -, FL
By Susan Thurston, Times Staff Writer By Susan Thurston Fans of military planes — especially the Thunderbirds — parachute jumping and scary air stunts will mob the annual MacDill AirFest this weekend. Expect huge traffic jams along Dale Mabry Highway ...

Low level Tornado ECR from David Cenciotti's weblog - the most visited Italian Aviation Blog by David Cenciotti
Des Barker recently sent me the following picture:

It depicts a Tornado, in a clean configuration, perfoming an aggressive left turn at ultra low level, most probably immediately after take-off. If you look closely to the picture (whose author is unknown), you’ll notice the aircraft wears the typical sharkmouth of the 155° Gruppo of the 50° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF), based in Piacenza…

Team Bonhomme Launches New Website from Smoke-On by Tom
Team Bonhomme has launched a new website. For those that were following Paul and the team at their old website, the new and vastly improved website is now at: Smoke-On! Tom

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.

The Horsemen are rallying their steeds for the Gulf Coast Salute at Tyndall AFB this weekend while ASB members are gathering their coins and heading for a fantastic air show.
Are You Going?

NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson's show car races to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories by (Rob Bardua)
Linking the worlds of auto racing and Air Force aerodynamics, a NASCAR show car bearing the Air Force logo and embodying a partnership between the service and Richard Petty Motorsports will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, April 1-2. The car, which will be on display outside of the museum, is representative of the one driven by Reed Sorenson earlier this month at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and at selected other 2009 Sprint Cup series races.

Museum hosts 26th annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories by (Sarah Parke)
More than 145 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during the 26th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition…

Remembering Monte Cassino - Marlborough Express, New Zealand
BATTLE REMEMBERED: Ivan Gibbons and Ray McLennan were involved in 1944 Battle of Monte Cassino, which is being re-enacted during next month's Classic Fighters Airshow at Omaka. UNDER AGE: Fred Brown, after he joined the Royal Navy at 17. ...

Artist Sam Lyons offers screen savers By Tom Norton
Well-known aviation artist Sam Lyons’
Lyons Studio has introduced a new feature “that will make sitting in front of your computer a pleasure,” according to Mindy Lyons, who spread the word on March 24. “Now you can download select images of Sam’s popular aviation art and use them as your computer background,” she said. “All you have to do is fill out a very brief form, only six quick questions, including your name and email address. The other four are multiple choice and you can complete the form in about 15 seconds,” she enthused. “Yes, seconds.” If response is positive, Mrs. Lyons said, “we’ll offer different images of Sam’s artwork periodically. We’re also happy to take special requests. If there’s a particular print you’d like to see made available as a computer background, let me know at “All you have to do is click here and you’re on your way to getting Sam’s aviation artwork on your computer,” she concluded. For information:

Uncontrolled Airspace #126 "That Didn't Mute?" from Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast
It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's a roadable aircraft... Jack's trip report to the western wilds... the plan for Loran. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #126 "That Didn't Mute?"

Episode 40 - Cranky’s Back from Airplane Geeks Podcast by (Courtney Miller)
Brett Snyder, from the Cranky Flier blog joins us for the third time this week as we talk about all of the bad things happening in aviation lately. We were able to find some (kinda) good news, though.

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