Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Indy Transponder 4-March 2200z

Squadron of famous planes will fly over air show from News from
[Indianapolis Air Show]
American Icon Tour will bring World War II P-51's to Mt. Comfort

Luke Air Force Base open house and air show slated for March 21st ... -
The Luke Days Open House and Air Show is held biannually to increase awareness and support of the base's valuable mission. The next open house is scheduled for March 21st and 22nd. This huge event draws nearly 300000 attendees over two days. ...

Gary Air Show acts confirmed for action over Marquette Park - Gary Post Tribune, IN
Air show acts including the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, F-15 and F-16 US Air Force fighters, Heritage Flight and the A-10 Thunderbolt will be part of the Gary Air Show scheduled for July 11-12 at Marquette Park. On Tuesday, Mayor Rudy Clay ...

Avalon air show adopts a holding pattern for 2009 - The Age, Australia
"We are pretty fortunate with the timing of the air show," he said. "We don't seem to have been dramatically affected in any way by the global financial crisis, which has impacted similar events around the world." What decline there has been equates to ...

Festival may have Randy Travis - Metro Spirit, GA
Thompson's busy lining up the Army's Golden Knights parachute team. Initial plans indicate that the demonstration team would like to come in a day early and do a downtown skydive, allowing media (pick me! pick me!) to cover the team in an event preview ...

What Does 2009 Hold For Air Racing's Experienced Pilots? Pt. 2 ... - Bleacher Report, CA
by Sheiban Shakeri (Columnist) For Part II of my 2008 pilot analyses for the Red Bull Air Race, I will be looking at the mid-field. This group was one where they had a combination of both good and bad luck in equal doses. Alejandro "Alex" Maclean had a ...

New Airshow Extra 300SC Arrives For Mike Goulian from Smoke-On by Tom
When the Red Bull Air Race Pilots aren't fighting through the pylons for a victory, they are more than likely performing for the crowd in any number of locations around the world. One of the requirements too obtain and maintain a super license in the RBAR is to be actively involved in low-level air shows. Mike [...]

Hero of the Cold War fights the clock - Easier (press release), UK
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity gives four people the chance to fly alongside the world's most charismatic military aircraft, courtesy of The Blades Aerobatic Team. Lasting 30 minutes, the flight will take the lucky winners where few have ever been ...

Airship simulator lands in museum - BBC News, UK
Visitors will also be able to build and launch their own mini aeroplane and to see if they have the skills of a pilot. An interactive wind tunnel, air cannon also feature. It opens on 10 April. The simulator will be part of a permanent display in the ...

Smithsonian Celebrates Women's History Month - 7thSpace Interactive (press release), NY
The National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will host "Women in Aviation and Space Family Day" Saturday, March 14, from 10 am to 3 pm Visitors will celebrate the accomplishments of Bessie Coleman, Sally Ride and other pioneers of ...

Naval Aviators Join Women in Aviation -
Keynote speakers included NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the first female Space Station commander; stunt and aerobatic pilots Patty Wagstaff and JW Corkey Fornof; and Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, a fixed-wing pilot who recently obtained his rotorcraft ...

Veterans reunite at Warhawk - Idaho Press-Tribune, ID
On the first Tuesday of each month, 75 to 150 armed forces vets and their supporters gather at the Warhawk Air Museum for the Kilroy Koffee Klatch. There men and women share war stories and life stories and reconnect to a past that shaped a generation. ...

Real Studios creates National Museum of Flight Scotland exhibitions - Design Week
Real Studios had previously worked on the Imperial War Museum's Air Space exhibition at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Alex Hayward, project director for the NMFS, says the exhibitions are the result of 'very strong steers' from visitors.

Northrop Grumman Showcases Key Capabilities at Australian ... - defpro, Germany
13:32 GMT, March 4, 2009 CANBERRA, Australian Capital Territory | Northrop Grumman Corporation will display a wide range of its key capabilities and programs at the Australian International Air Show, including unmanned aerial vehicles, airborne early ...

City council lacks quorum - Carroll County Comet, IN
An EAA Young Eagles Rally will be held in April. The chapter will assume the responsibility of hosting the pancake breakfast at the 2009 Transportation Festival. Stirm said the board enjoyed a "real good meeting" Thursday night. ...

LASP Nets Record Number of Comments to TSA from
In what is a record number of comments on a TSA rulemaking, aviation industry proponents flooded the Transportation Security Administration docket for the Large Aircraft Security Program with more than 4,000 comments against the proposal. Joining the effort is a group of seven Congressional representatives, including Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), who sent a letter to the TSA criticizing the rulemaking. "TSA's rule is procedurally and substantially flawed," the letter noted. "The proposed rule does not: a) contain adequate notice as required by [paragraph] 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act; b) comply with the requirements of the [Act]; c) accurately assess costs and benefits under E.O. 12,866; and d) constitute national rulemaking because it fails to address the statutory factors mandated by Congress or achieve the objectives sought by TSA." The letter accuses the...

EAA Mourns Loss of Paul Harvey from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
EAA joins the legions of people across America mourning the death of beloved radio broadcasting icon Paul Harvey, who passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday, February 28, at the age of 90. Harvey, a pilot and aviation enthusiast, was an EAA member since 1973.

'Kerosene Cowboys' wraps filming in Reno - Reno Gazette-Journal
Filming finished Tuesday on "Kerosene Cowboys," film directed by Mario Van Peebles in production for the past week at the Reno-Stead Airport.
The movie is about a squadron of Navy pilots ordered to sneak into the Middle East on a covert military mission, based on a series of novels by former naval aviator Randy Arrington. ...

Stealth Fighter Hoax from Aviation Entertainment by Roger Dodger
Some hoaxes never die, especially if they are accompanied with good photographs and are delivered in an email from your friends. Here's an example: ...

Related previous Transponder Post - Indy Transponder 6-January 2235z
There is no Kara Wade! There is only Donna Kohout! from You Fly, Girl
I continue to get most of my hits from people looking for Lt. Kara Wade!
Kara Wade is a fictional character, from the movie Stealth. She's billed as the first woman to fly the Stealth attack plane, the Nighthawk (and was played by Jessica Biel) This is because a mass email seems to be sent out on a periodic basis, purporting to be photos of the naval maneuvers of Valiant Sheild. And one of the photos features "Kara Wade" in the cockpit - and doesn't point out that she's a fictional character.
What I want to know is - why wasn't Donna Kohout - the real first woman to fly the Nighthawk, included instead? (Since she did so, at least two other women have also piloted this plane).
Read my interview with Donna Kohout, at:
[photo] Donna Kohout: 1st woman to fly the F-117A - Nighthawk.

Pilots in Cockpits (Military) from Fence Check
US Air Force Aggressors from Fence Check

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