Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Gadsden Jet Blast Event to Feature the Ultimate in High Performance Training from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
GADSDEN AL- Warbirds, L-39s and other specialty aircraft groups will join high in the sky over Northeast Alabama Regional Airport- KGAD on May 15. International Jets is sponsoring a special event featuring formation, aerobatics and flight training presentations for specialty aircraft pilots and owners.
Famous for their warbird L-39 training, maintenance, parts and award winning refurbishing, services now include a multitude of personal and corporate type aircraft. IJ, the epicenter for a unique customer satisfaction experience is located at the Gadsden, Alabama airport.

Area braced for bank holiday tourism boost - Bournemouth Daily Echo, UK
Accommodation there has already sold out for Bournemouth Air Festival on August bank holiday weekend. Mark Cribb, owner of the Boscombe boutique hotel, Urban Beach, said bookings were up, boosted by the recent spell of sunny weather. ...

Famed aerobatics team back in Valley for spring training -, Canada
"It is a great opportunity for 19 Wing to host the Snowbirds and to have them for such a length of time," said 19 Wing public affairs officer Lt. Alexandre Cadieux. "It gives, for three consecutive weeks, the opportunity for school groups and general ...

Red Arrows hope for Horley takes a dive - Redhill And Reigate Life, UK
Organisers of Horley's St George's Day celebrations are keeping their fingers crossed over getting a flypast from the Red Arrows. Hopes for the supersonic hello from the world-famous RAF aerobatic team took a dive when event organisers Horley and ...

Naples airport with flights to hiccups - Google Translator
Chaos at the airport of Capodichino to an exercise of Frecce Tricolori that led to the closure of the airport of Naples and the suspension of all flights arriving and departing, from 10.30 to 12. Many passengers do not have warned the companies that were to fly the "reorganization" of flights on this particular day.

Insurance covers air show refunds - Dateline Alabama
By Robert dewitt Staff Writer TUSCALOOSA | The city of Tuscaloosa is prepared to refund reserved seat tickets after Sunday's air show cancellation, but it bought an insurance policy to cover that and other costs. All requests for a refund for ...

He's certainly got a flying CV that will make some of the veteran pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship quake in their boots, but down to earth rookie pilot Matt Hall is anything but complacent as he prepares to make his debut in Abu Dhabi next week. Along with his key lieutenants, the Australian is focused on the task in hand and understands the need for a united front.

San Diego Air & Space Museum Hosts Sixth Annual Space Day -, MD
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Air & Space Museum's Space Day celebration is set to launch on Saturday, May 9, 2009, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm It will include hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, and activities with local and national space experts. ...

David Lopresti - Aero News TV - Videos
David Lopresti recently talked with Aero-TV about his family... and especially of his Dad. LeRoy "Roy" LoPresti did so much during his lifetime... a legacy now carried on by his family. For more than three decades, Roy was the reigning prince of light aircraft design, putting his stamp on some of the most well-known aircraft in the world and his last, unfinished, work is finally about to see production. LeRoy designed the FURY after modeling the bird on the much lauded Globe Swift, while his sons continue his legacy and the brand LoPresti.

Former aircraft carrier commanders speak at Naval Air Museum April 11 - Mullet Wrapper, FL
As part of its mission to educate the public and inspire students, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation will present "Discovery Saturday" from 10 am–noon on Saturday, April 11 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. This meet-and-greet event will ...

The Story Of FAA... What's Old Is New from Things with Wings by Adrian Schofield
The FAA has just finished work on a really excellent history of the agency. Apparently there are some hard copies (although its unclear as to their availability), and it has also been posted on the agency's website in the form of pdfs for each chapter. The link to the pdf version is here.
It is a truly impressive piece of work, with fantastic historic photos and anecdotes. It also looks ahead into the future of the FAA. (Terry Kraus is the author).

Concorde in the Flight archives from Flight International by Barbara Cockburn
As the Concorde prototype celebrates its 40th anniversary of its first flight here are some of Concorde's best moments.
Flight has covered Concorde, the supersonic aircraft, from its embryonic stage (between 1956-1962) to the last flight in November 2003 and even the Concorde model on the roundabout being taken down at Heathrow Airport last year. ...

CF-18 Hornet Flat 360 Degree High Alpha Maneuver from Keith Breazeal Video Productions
Major Bob Wade's CF-18 demo at the Abbotsford International Airshow in 1986 was spectacular. Major Wade pulled off a maneuver that had not been performed at shows and is not done now- the high-alpha 360 degree turn at low level. In 1986, the Canadian Forces were just getting their first CF-18 Hornets and saying goodbye to the CF-101 Voodoo.

PACAF Pixels: C-17 visits New Zealand Air Show from
Tech. Sgt. Cohen Young from the Defense Media Activity - Hawaii narrates a photo slide show about the recent participation of an Air Force C-17 in Auckland, New Zealand. This was the first time in nearly 30 years the Air Force participated in this particular event.

Aviation student fights through tough times to win scholarship - Sheridan Stovall/The Daily
He files his own taxes, pays his own bills and gets a bird's-eye view of Oklahoma three times a week, all as an OU student.
Austin Ryan, aviation management sophomore, is this year's recipient of the Pearl Carter-Scott Aviation Scholarship and it came at a time when he needed it the most.
Playing rugby, studying and hanging out with friends might make the aviation management sophomore seem like a typical undergraduate, but Ryan's circumstances are definitely different than most.
Ryan lost his mother due to medical complications during his senior year of high school and his father to bone marrow cancer in November. Losing both parents made him quickly realize how hard it would be financially to achieve what he wants in life, he said.
His dreams of becoming a pilot began last year after riding in a plane with a friend. ...

Orion Crew Capsule Splashdown from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut
This afternoon, a full-scale mockup of NASA's Orion crew module was tested off the coast of Kennedy Space Center, FL. under simulated and real landing weather conditions. ...

Space Access 2009: "Rocketplane Kistler is not dead" - Hyperbola by Rob Coppinger
That's a bit harsh, Armadillo is flying subsystem testing vehicles, Pixel etc, its aiming to build something more substantial soon while an engine its designed has powered a Rocket Racing League prototype, as has Xcor and that company ...

Uncontrolled Airspace #127 "Getting Spread Thin"
Amy visits the hangar and keeps the boys in line, or tries to. We talk about the recent Woman in Aviation conference... get updates on the latest news of some recent aviation incidents... and discover all about propeller driven cars. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #127 "Getting Spread Thin"

City of Tuscaloosa Airshow 2009 - Tuscaloosa - 04/04/09 from FenceCheck Forums

Indianapolis airport to get $1.3 million from federal stimulus funds from - Top Stories
The funding will be used to acquire aircraft rescue and fire-fighting vehicles.

Ex-astronaut to speak at Ind. Tech graduation from - Top Stories
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Former U.S. astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson will be the commencement speaker May 16 at Indiana Tech.

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