Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Red Arrows team wings its way north - Perthshire Advertiser, UK
THE WORLD famous aerobatic Red Arrows are to swoop and soar in Perthshire’s skies this summer when they wow crowds and flight fans at a new airshow planned for a local airfield. Pitched as one of the top attractions at the ‘Heart of Scotland Airshow’ ...

Arrows are winging their way back - South Devon Herald Express, UK
This will be the second time the Red Arrows are flying on the Wednesday of the regatta following the short period when they flew at the Dartmouth Regatta on that night. This year they will again be flying at the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta on ...

Luke Days Airshow, Luke AFB by 2lifephotography
Goodness I love airshows. The Luke AFB airshow was fantastic this year. Except for the dust. The wind started kicking up from the beginning, preventing the Air Force parachute team from jumping. But it didn’t prevent the flying!
2006 Air Race Champion Kirby Chambliss was there with his Red Bull Extra, Matt Younkin was there with his Beech 18 — there is something VERY weird about a Beech 18 doing aerobatics — and the Air Force flew the C-17, the A-10 Warthog and the new F-22. What a plane! I am more a fan of WWII planes, and so until that day the F-22 didn’t really impress me all that much, but goodness what a performance. The Stearman guys did their show, and that was really cool. The Horsemen, a P-51 aerobatic duo, did a magnificent display of precision flying; they looked like they were glued together the whole act! The Red Bull crew had Kirby’s Extra, a MiG-17, and an HU-16 Albatross there, as well as a phenomenal flight display by a BO-105 helicopter that did things a helicopter should not be able to do…

Aaron Tippin to perform at Barksdale air show - Shreveport Times, LA
By Jane Bokun • • April 1, 2009 Country music star Aaron Tippen will perform live May 10 during the Barksdale Air Force Base air show . The air show will be May 9 and 10 on the base. It will open at 9 am with free admission and ...

Air show draws record crowd - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
In addition to the paying customers, thousands more lined the streets around Charlotte County Airport on March 21 and 22 to watch performers such as the Navy Blue Angels precision flying team. John Cudahy, president of the International Council of Air ...

Riding high on the Liberty Belle - San Mateo Daily Journal, CA
By Dana Yates World War II veteran Rudy Sanchez gave a big thumbs up when pilots started the engines on the 1947 fully restored B-17 bomber named Liberty Belle. “Oh that feels good,” the San Mateo resident said with a grin. Sanchez was one of two local ...

World War II pilots speak at Sheppard lunch - Times Record News, TX
He said he spent time flight testing at Wright Field and in 1947 he was selected for pilot training at Randolph Field, Texas, and became a B-25 pilot. Kuschel eventually became chief of maintenance control at March Air Force Base in California, ...

Aviation Heritage Day planned in Miami (The Joplin Globe) from Aviation & Aerospace News Updated Constantly
MIAMI, Okla. - The city of Miami will provide pancakes and airplane rides, as well as a lesson on the town's aviation history, on Saturday at the Miami Municipal Airport.

USS Indianapolis Survivors and Rescuers Share Stories - WHSV, VA
Four survivors and two rescuers of the USS Indianapolis wreck told an audience at Blue Ridge Community College their story about floating in shark infested waters for four days while waiting to be rescued. They are among 68 of the 300 survivors who are ...

Virginia Air & Space Center honors volunteers By Tom Norton
Virginia Air & Space Center, a museum at Hampton, Virginia, honored its 174 volunteers and docents at a March 24 Volunteer Recognition Celebration. Included in the ceremony was the Volunteer of the Year award, which went to Herb Johnston, as well as recognition of other volunteers for their 2008 contributions. Johnston joined the Volunteer Corps in February of 1992 as a member of the museum’s first docent class. “His presentations on space exploration and the challenges of being an astronaut have been - and still are - both dynamic and flawless,” said Ken Flick, who runs the volunteer program. “After more than 16 years of service, the Virginia Air & Space Center’s volunteer program continues to provide crucial support of daily operations,” Flick said. “Last year, 174 docents or volunteers contributed 11,184 hours of service and participated in Center activities on 2,882 occasions.” For information:

Atlantis Arrives at Pad 39A for STS-125 Preparations from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut by Damaris B. Sarria

United States - Florida - Gulf Coast Salute 2009 - Tyndall AFB, Panama City - 03/28/09 from FenceCheck Forums

A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog from FenceCheck Forums

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