Thursday, March 5, 2009

Indy Transponder 5-March 2345z

Station set to blow away world record at air show - Desert Warrior, Arizona
Pyrotechnics ignite across the ground as members of the Commemorative Air Force fly past during the Wings Over Houston Air Show in October 2007. The Commemorative Air Force's bomb squad aims to break the world record for the longest wall of fire March ...

Greater Binghamton Air Show from
The Broome County Department of Aviation and the Greater Binghamton Airport are excited to annonce that US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team will highlight the 2009 Greater Binghamton Airshow.

Air Force Week coming to Hill June 1-7 - StandardNet, Utah
The biennial air show has been a popular Utah tradition since 1956, but was canceled in 2008 when the Air Force's premiere demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, couldn't be booked. Seemingly making up for lost time, Hill will host not only an air show ...

airshow keeps up appearances - The Australian, Australia
Mr Honnery said about 600 exhibitor companies were still expected at the airshow, with displays from 13 countries and more than 400 aircraft registered for display. The event was expected to attract delegations from 27 countries. ...

Avalon Airshow on 13 - 15 March. by Ozatwar (Peter Dunn)

Time running out for Vulcan bomber appeal -, United Kingdom
Courtesy of The Blades Aerobatic Team, the winner will fly wing-to-wing with the historic aircraft. The highest bid over the reserve of £40000 wins. In a second money-raising bid, volunteers were being urged to spread the word on Facebook, ...

What Happened to Steve Jones? - Bleacher Report
However, it turns out according to the Red Bull Air Race, that the senior Boeing 747 captain at British Airways was unable to secure himself for one of the 15 spots that was offered this year and thus is unable to race in 2009. However, his career with ...

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Celebrates Women in Aviation on ... - Helicopter Association International, VA
In honor of Women in Aviation day, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has invited Col. Virginia Thompson and aviation artist Sharon Rajnus to speak about their experiences in the aviation industry on Saturday, March 7. Col. ...

The Hill Aerospace Museum of Tomorrow from The Unwanted Blog by admin
About two months ago I visited the museum and found a diorama on display showing a proposed expansion, which would bring most of the currently outdoor aircraft indoors. Some of the aircraft shown in model form are merely "hoped for" dispalys, but most of them are on-hand or in negotiations. The one problem I have with this is just how tightly packed the displays would be…. decent photography would be virtually impossible.
Still, it'd be good to get them in out of the weather. The largest of the three hangars shown here is the proposed new building; the other two are the current museum, with the current displays.

Museum to get airship attraction - Scotsman
The flight museum will display a 90-year-old bottle of brandy that the ship's doctor took with him on the round trip, and an aero engine once owned by flight pioneer Wilbur Wright.

1978 plane crash recalled in new exhibit - The Denver Post
The rescue is, and remains, a landmark in the national history of the Civil Air Patrol, founded in 1941.

Reno Air Races 1970 Darryl Greenamyer And Conquest 1 - from Airpigz Blog by Martt Clupper
Because my dad was both an airline pilot and an airplane nut, I had a bazillion awesome opportunities when I was a kid to see some amazing things in the world of aviation. Like the 1970 Reno Air Races where a record 60,000 people attended!
If you didn't know better, it would be easy to think the airplane in the picture is just another everyday F-8 Bearcat racer with a really big prop. Well, it's a whole lot more than that! This is the fastest piston engine airplane in the world in 1970! Darryl Greenamyer flew the big white Conquest 1 to a record setting speed of 483.041mph on August 16, 1969. ...

Gloria Maxine Reiss Brightwell Almack - Coshocton Tribune, OH
During World War II, she was a B-25 and P-38 Bullet Proof Gasoline Airplane Tank builder and Inspector at Firestone. In Holmes County, past Brownie Scout Troop Leader, past president of Daughters of America, past president of Ladies Christian ...

Pilot's family to receive dog tags 50 years later - WFLX Fox 29, FL
(AP) - The California family of a Blue Angels pilot killed when his plane crashed near the Gulf of Mexico 50 years ago will soon receive some of his personal items. An Alabama woman found Cmdr. Robert Nicholls Glasgow's dog tag and a small metal emblem ...

Flight Lieutenant Gil Graham - Telegraph
Flight Lieutenant Gil Graham, who has died aged 91, was one of the RAF's most successful air gunners in the Mediterranean theatre, where his marksmanship accounted for a number of enemy aircraft, including a mammoth Messerschmitt Me 323 transport.

Movie from the cockpit of Wright Brothers aircraft (apparently) from Unusual Attitude by Kieran Daly
Wouldn't it be cool to see what it was like flying one of the Wright Brothers' aircraft - you know, if they had mounted a movie camera on it to see the pilot's eye view? Would never have happened of course.
Except it seems, to my astonishment, that it did. In Italy, in 1909. And here's the movie. Or so it seems. This is real, right???

Concorde from Neptunus Lex by lex
Occasional reader Jim send along this video of a Concorde crew performing a descent, approach and landing.
Clipped British Accents, crew coordination and fast metal. Pretty cool, for those who like that sort of thing.

Monitoring one BIG baby from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Tom Haines
A blimp is like a child that never grows up. From the day its 200,000 cubic foot envelope is inflated, a Goodyear blimp is monitored 24/7–never left alone. I visited the Goodyear Spirit of Innovation today at its gigantic hangar on the airport at Pompano Beach Airport in Florida. The 200-foot blimp looks almost like a toy inside the enormous span. I'm told they can actually fit two of the blimps inside, although it must surely be tight. You can easily read the big Goodyear on the side of the hangar from space! Check out the satellite view from Google; switch to satellite view, search on "Pompano Beach Airpark, FL" and zoom: [more]

LoPresti First Saturday to benefit Boy Scouts, feature film "A Pilot's Story" - from
LoPresti Aviation will hold its March First Saturday event in the LoPresti hangar on the north ramp of the Vero Beach airport on March 7, starting at 9 am. LoPresti First Saturday is about connecting aviation to modern America, said David LoPresti. The event will feature Wilco Films' "A Pilot's Story."
"When I saw the trailer for A Pilot's Story I immediately thought that these guys would be great as First Saturday speakers. The tone of this film matches our First Saturday events, connecting aviation and airports to our local community. The imagery of the film was great and after meeting Will Hawkins and Rico Sharqawi on I just knew that these guys could tell a great story," LoPresti said.

World War II ace out of jail after 8 years from Air Force Times - News
BARTOW, Fla. — An 87-year-old World War II hero who has been behind bars for more than eight years for terrorizing one of his ex-wives in central Florida was sent home by a judge Tuesday, despite a prosecutor's claims that he's still a dangerous man.

Western Washington 2008 Flight Instructor of the Year Announced from Vertical Online
The FAA Seattle Flight Standards office, which represents all of Western Washington, presented Classic Helicopter Corporation's Kelly Anderson with the 2008 Flight Instructor of the Year award. Mr. Anderson received this honor on February 21 at the 26th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show in Puyallup, Washington. ...

Milestones of Flight: 3/5 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite

World's Biggest Space Party Comes to Hampton Roads - American Chronicle, CA
Partygoers will join 198 cities, in 51 countries, for Yuri's Night, a celebration of space exploration, April 4, 2009, from 7 pm to midnight at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. Yuri's Night Hampton Roads' high-tech theme will focus ...

Rocket Racing League Needs State Money to Build NM Aerospace ... by Doug Messier
In October 2006, Rocket Racing League announced intentions to build an aerospace park on 171.35 acres just south of Las Cruces International Airport. But the deadline to formally acquire the land passed on Sunday. ...

Rewarding Sky-High Innovation « Words by Woods by Jim
Peter Diamandis recounts the history of the prize, and his efforts to privatize space, including his ventures Zero Gravity Corp., the International Space University, and Space Adventures. Also, he discusses his new Rocket Racing League. ...

Inverted Again! from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)

WW II ship sinking survivor to relate harrowing tale in Fort Myers - The News-Press, FL
Harlan Twible, survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, will share his story of courage and leadership in Fort Myers on Sunday. Twible's appearance at Royal Palm Yacht Club is part of the Uncommon Friends Foundation Legacy Speakers Series. ...

Soviet dog flights to space from High Power Rocketry by R2K
Gawkk Video - best Thunderbird Scott Air Force Base Airshow 2008 by Gawkk_Newest (
167th Airlift Wing delivers test spacecraft for NASA mission from National Guard - Top News
It's a beautiful day to fly in St. Augustine! from Patty Wagstaff

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