Thursday, March 26, 2009

Indy Transponder 26-MAR-09 1030z

Blue Angels Fly Legendary Aviator -
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, flew a special passenger, at the Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda, Fla. Rear Adm. James H. Flatley, III (ret.) experienced a jet-assisted takeoff (JATO) in the squadron's C-130 ...

Lifetime love of aviation morphs into air show, drowns out drone ... - Press-Enterprise, CA
Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge said what Miller has done with the air show is "extraordinary and unparalleled. He envisioned it. He made it happen. ...Very few things in the city are identified with one person (like the air show and Miller). ...

Thousands expected at summer aviation spectacular in Bournemouth - Southern Daily Echo, UK
A Battle of Britain memorial flight and the world’s only formation wing-walking team will also be among the many highlights for visitors, holidaymakers and aviation enthusiasts at the second Bournemouth Air Festival. The event, sponsored by More Bus, ...

Princess Elizabeth and Double Trouble II will arrive in Florida Wednesday with the Princess landing at Tyndall AFB and DT2 landing at the civilian airport for media day on Thursday. The third Horsemen in City of Winnipeg arrives shortly after.
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Supermarine Spitfire from Air & Space Magazine

WWII Airmen to Meet at Yorkshire Air Museum 64 Years after being ... - Driffield Today
A fascinating story will unfold at the Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial on Thursday 26th March, when two veteran airmen of WWII will meet ...

World War II museum 'threatened' - BBC News
VSM said the museum was central to its plans and that it would resume its attempt to sell the site in 2010. The air base, which was the command centre ...

Women's History Month Milestones of Flight -- Raiche from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite
Because it was never established whether her first brief flight was accidental or intentional, the official honor of being America's first female aviator went not to
Blanche Scott but to a remarkable flier named Bessica Raiche, née Medler, who was a person of many talents and much resource. She drove a car, excelled in sports, music and modern languages. She went to Paris to further her musical studies, and became intrigued by the feats of Mmme la baronne de Laroché returning to America with not only an interest in flying but a French husband as well…

Air Race Classic in 80th year of women’s transcontinental racing By Tom Norton
Women pilots will gather at Denver, Colo. on June 23, continuing a tradition started in 1929 when 20 women pilots, including Amelia Earhart, made history by entering a
transcontinental air race from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH. Humorist Will Rogers dubbed the race the “Powder Puff Derby” because each woman took time to powder her nose. The women’s determination and tenacity to prevail as aviators established a time honored tradition among female pilots that is carried on today. The race stands as a symbol of a proud heritage. The friendly, competitive spirit and camaraderie still exist. Read More→

First Woman Army Aviator Celebrated from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Women's History Month and the U.S. Army is celebrating a history maker of their own. On Wednesday, retired Col. Sally Murphy was honored at Fort Myer. Murphy became the Army's first female pilot 35 years ago…

Bill to Award WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots Congressional Gold Medal from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), along with Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), today introduced a bill to award the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II the Congressional Gold Medal. These women pilots have never received formal or public recognition for their wartime service to the United States. The bill was cosponsored by all 17 women in the U.S. Senate…

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