Sunday, March 8, 2009

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US bomber waiting for clearance after emergency landing - Xinhua, China
The B1B Lancer bomber, which was on its way to the Australian International Airshow held in Melbourne, landed about 9.25 pm local time on Saturday after reporting problems with its landing gear. Australian Associated Press quoted Melbourne Airport ...

Bomber makes emergency landing -, Australia
The nuclear capable B1B Lancer was headed for the Avalon Airshow but was forced to divert to Tullamarine where firefighters, police and emergency services awaited the landing. The plane, capable of speeds of more than 1500km/h, landed without incident ...

Red Checkers from Technorati
Hearing an odd buzz outside, went to investigate and spotted 5 wee planes doing impressive looking flying-in-formation. I'm not sure what the occasion was, perhaps some bright spark can enlighten me? Looks like a NZRAF logo to my untrained eye… (Update) Omen informs me that these are the NZAF Red Checkers , perhaps practicing for an upcoming airshow.

Women in Aviation Day - Abilene Reporter-News, TX
Description: The National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater will host "Women in Aviation Day" from 10 am to 5 pm at its location. Dr. Peggy Chabrian, founder and president of Women in Aviation International, will present during a brunch at 10 am at the ...

They must stick to their guns and maintain 100% focus from
South African pilot Glen Dell was the 2008 Red Bull Air Race rookie who battled throughout the season as he became accustomed to the challenging race format. His first season certainly provided him with plenty of valuable lessons he can apply as he prepares to make his mark this year.

Air Tattoo to mark NATO Anniversary from Technorati
NATO 60th Anniversary Organisers of this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire are planning to continue their strong links with NATO by staging celebrations marking the organisation's 60th anniversary. Among the member states and partner nations already committed to demonstrating the Alliance's air power on July 18-19 are Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the US and the UK. They, along with many others, will send aircraft representing the wide variety of ta

Tourism Councillor apologises over Airbourne 2008 from Technorati
From Eastbourne Today AN APOLOGY has been made by the tourism councillor who led the decision to charge for Airbourne. Cllr Steve Wallis, Eastbourne Borough Council's spokesperson for tourism, said sorry to his fellow borough councillors and said he was regretful the £5 charge for Airbourne had not worked. David Tutt had been asked to take responsibility for the decision, which led to a black hole in the council budget of £380,000. But Cllr Tutt was not there to hear the debate on the Co

Warhawk Air Museum celebrates 20 years of preserving, evoking ... -, ID
Bomber Days -Salute to the Doolittle Raiders: Aug. 8-9. The Warhawk's B-25 will take the skies along with a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber and a AD-1 Skyraider. Guest speakers will include several surviving "Doolittle's Raiders" and Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, ...

Tucson Davis Monthan Heritage Flight Conference from Technorati
Heritage Flight Conference D-M 2008 Heritage Conference The annual Heritage Flight Conference is going on this weekend at Davis Monthan Air Force Base . It is not open to the Public but you can view it from a variety of locations around Tucson. One of the best I've found is Reid Park . We have been getting a lot of hits on the Tucson Air Show wondering if it is going on. There is no Tucson Air Show for 2009 . What we are all seeing flying in the skies overhead is the annual tr

Pima Air and Space Museum from Technorati
The Pima Air and Space Museum is one big museum. I toured this museum a year ago in April while taking vacation in Arizona. And that is where you will find it, just outside of Tuscan Arizona. Check out the website. Just about every vacation I take I end up at one of these types of outtings. There is always an air and space museum to visit and for as long as I can remember and as young as I recall, we (family, friends, etc) have found something like this on every trip. Or we planned fo

The Rocketbelt Caper from Air & Space Magazine

My Father Asks for Nothing from Technorati
Once in awhile, I read something so good and heartfelt that I must pass it on. Here then is one of those things. If you type the title in your browser you can get the original article with photos. Tuesday, March 03, 2009 My Father Asks For Nothing (2006)My father asks me for nothing, really. Every three months or so, I take him to his doctor, who pokes about him wondering what keeps him animated, and that's about it. He's grown frail, and has discovered the joys of "Not Going." It takes a l

Romanian old Mig 21 Fishbed from Military Photos by General Pacepa
Beautiful video ,old ,but greate quality ,(not mine)

More on Concorde from Wright Squawks by Roger Chua
Are you seeing things OR is digital trickery at work producing the picture above?
At one time SIA in conjunction with British Airways introduced the Supersonic Concorde to the London-Bahrain-Singapore route. In Dec 1977, using an aircraft with BA colours on one side and SIA colours on the other, the joint Concorde service was started. BA provided the aircraft, flight crew and maintenance while SIA provided its famed inflight service ...

Nellis Air Force Base: Remote-controlled SUVs serve as moving target practice for jets from Latest news updates from
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AP) — Ponder if you will, an SAT question with a combat twist:

NASA gives "go" for space shuttle launch from Aviation & Aerospace News
People's Daily Online Mar 7 2009 6:37AM GMT

And that's how the pros promote an air show by laylahiggins (Layla Higgins)
Red Arrows desktop wallpaper - taken at the Southport Airshow 2008 by ddwallpaper (DDWallpaper)
YouTube: USAF C-17 West Coast Demonstration Team - by top_news (top_news)
Airshow finalnews by Videofreak (Videofreak)
Lakenheath 6/3/2009 from FenceCheck Forums
P-38 "Glacier Girl" Nose Gun Compartment / Reno Air Race and Airshow 2008 from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
P-38 "Glacier Girl" / Reno Air Race and Airshow 2008 from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith

MaxAir2Air Pictures from
I just flew back from Hawaii, (and boy, are my arms tired) where I had a spectacular time! My first adventure was flying with Alan Miller in this Breezy. Let me tell you, it was a once in a lifetime adventure.
No, really-- a ONCE in a lifetime adventure.

Pilot survives small plane crash from - Top Stories
An Indianapolis man crashed his airplane into a Putnam County field this morning. Walter E. Fritz, 80, remained conscious as emergency workers removed him from the plane and loaded him into a helicopter for transport to Wishard Hospital.

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