Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Indy Transponder 4-March 1130z

Red Arrows double cross over Stunt - In my opinion this is the hardest stunt to photograph. After seeing the Red Arrows in action on three separate occasions I finally nailed this exposure at Farnborough Airshow 2008. This was also the first time I had seen them do such a close double cross over like this. I wasn’t in the perfect place, but the light really worked in my favour here and I feel that the smoke trails add to the image. Just a quick disclaimer, I have no idea what the technical name for this stunt is so I just call it...

Snowbirds promote show - Orillia Today, Canada
Steve Thompson arrived at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport on Monday to begin planning for the Snowbirds June 24 air show in Orillia. Thompson is pictured with his father, Ron, who lives in the Brechin area. The journey from Hamilton to Oro-Medonte on ...

For the past year AirshowBuzz has been quietly creating a pioneering network that will transform your computer into the next generation of television. Throughout the Air Show season, the Horsemen – the world’s only P-51 Mustang team – will not only be flying at air shows, but taking millions along for the ride in a new series, “The Horsemen Cometh.” Soon will be called ASB.TV and just like the mighty Mustang the new ASB.TV is powerful, graceful, and full of adventure.
A Rumble of ASB’s Thunderous Future

Big guns invade in time for air show - Marlborough Express, New Zealand
The gun, believed to be the only one of its kind in New Zealand, is owned by film-maker Peter Jackson's aircraft restoration and manufacturing company The Vintage Aviator. No-one from the company could be contacted for comment yesterday. ...

Airshow for Cloncurry - North West Star, Australia
The planned airshow will add a family dimension to the annual rodeo weekend with a tent city planned, a cocktail party and easy access between the airport where the air show will be held and the showgrounds where the rodeo will be staged. ...

Air Force teams with NASCAR to aid recruiting from Air Force Link Top Stories by (Master Sgt. Eric M. Grill)
The Air Force was on display at the Shelby 427 race March 1 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada as the Air Force NASCAR was on hand for race fans to see and the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performed. A crowd of 200,000 people witnessed Lt. Gen. Ronald F. Sams, the Air Force inspector general, enlist a group of future Airmen prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race. Just before the race, the Thunderbirds flew over the racetrack. Members of the Thunderbirds also were on hand during the race to sign autographs.

Indians' Lee to fly in F-16 aircraft -
Lee, the American League's reigning Cy Young Award winner, will visit nearby Luke Air Force Base on Thursday to film a public service announcement for the base's upcoming Open House and Air Show and to fly in an F-16 aircraft from the 209th Fighter ...

Exclusive Video: B-24 Cockpit Tour from AVwebFlash Current Issue
AVweb's Paul Bertorelli takes you on a detailed cockpit tour of the Collings Foundation B-24J Liberator, the only one of its type still flying.

Sippican Cottage: My Father Asks For Nothing from
My father was a ball gunner on a B-24J Liberator bomber in the Pacific during WW2. He rarely spoke about that. My father and his confreres considered themselves part of a thing greater than the sum of their parts in it --or so it seems to me -- and more or less did what was expected of them as a sort of unpleasant chore, kept themselves safe as much as was practicable, amused themselves when possible, and got back to being regular people as soon as they could…

Concorde's Knobstastic Cockpit Looks Like an Strategic Nuclear Bomber's [Retromodo] from Gizmodo by Jesus Diaz

Women’s History Month Daily Thread - Bessie Coleman Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. Popularly known as “Queen Bess”, she was the first African American to become an airplane pilot, and the first American of any race or gender to hold an international pilot license. In 1915, at the age of twenty-three, Coleman moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she lived with her brothers and where she worked at the White Sox Barber Shop as a manicurist. There she heard tales...

Naval aviators attend Women in Aviation International conference by flynavy

Navy Jet Crash Has Important Lessons for All Pilots from Max Trescott on General Aviation by Max Trescott
Audio tapes of the conversation with the pilot of the Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet that crashed into a San Diego neighborhood in December killing 4 people were released today. At the same time, it was announced that 13 Marine Corps personnel were being disciplined for errors in the incident. While typically general aviation pilots don’t look to the military for insight into safe piloting skills, this accident offers several important lessons that are directly applicable to all pilots…

NPR Radio: Controller Talks a Student Down from Aloft by jontrue
A wonderful story on All Things Considered of a great air traffic controller John Charleton, who is tonight receiving an Archie League Medal of Safety Awared from the National ATC Assn. This is best experienced by listening to the actual NPR
radio recording here, because you can hear the radio chat back and forth between John, the Tower Controller, and a young student Pilot who has trouble landing her C172 in squirrely conditions. (Text link here)…

Local pilots save airport from AOPA News
A group of Missouri pilots who banded together to keep their local airport alive are an inspiration to AOPA members nationwide who want to protect their airports, said AOPA Vice President of Local Airport Advocacy Bill Dunn.

Out of this world weightless flights: ZERO-G to Blast Off from ... Space Ref (press release)Buzz Aldrin, Martha Stewart, Joey Fatone, Tony Hawk, Princess Beatrice of York, Professor Stephen Hawking, Billy Bush, Burt Rutan, Amy Grant, Miles O'Brien, and cast members of "The Apprentice," and "The Biggest Loser" are just a few notable passengers ...

Aero-TV Gets Charged Up Over the ElectraFlyer-C: The Future Of Green Flying from Aero-News Network
Whirrrrrr? Randall Fishman, the 2007 AirVenture Grand Champion 'Lindy' and Ultralight Innovation award winner, has a plan to prove a number of concepts about electric-powered flight via the development and testing of his ElectraFlyer-C, an electric-powered, single-seat airplane.

This Messenger always brings good news…… from Shortfinals's Blog by shortfinals
Developed from a Second World War design for the Royal Air Force , and used primarily as a liaison aircraft - one was notably used by the then General Montgomery, as a personal transport - this Miles design showed excellent short-field performance…

Nellis AFB from Fence Check - A few from Nellis this past Wed and Thurs: 57th WG Eagle

NAF El Centro from Fence Check - Some Blues action!

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