Friday, April 10, 2009

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EAA Gears Up to Participate at Sun 'n Fun 2009 from EAA
EAA is making final preparations for the 35th Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida, which is less than two weeks away.

Snowbirds, Silver Dart, museum mix marks Centennial of Flight - Nova News Now, Canada
Two other big events will include an appearance by Canada's Snowbirds, performing on the base May 20, and the Silver Dart air show being planned for mid-August. Over at the museum, volunteers are wrapping up restoration of an Ansem aircraft, ...

Flying high with the famous Snowbirds team - Gravenhurst Banner, Canada
Since 2006, the Bracebridge native has been the technical co-ordinator for the world-famous Snowbirds Demonstration Team. Speaking from the squadron's headquarters in Moose Jaw last week, Beauchesne said the acrobatic aviators are gearing up for ...

Beyond the Bay events - Monterey County Herald, CA
Automobiles ranging from hot rods, customs, low riders, imports, street machines and muscle cars to fanciful touring, luxury, and sports cars; also exceptional vintage warbirds, classics from the 40's and 50's and homebuilt aircraft, tricked out trucks ...

Saturday - Sunday, May 30-31, 2009 - Dakota Thunder 2009: Ellsworth Air Force Base Open House and Airshow, Rapid City, SD from Aviation Events
Ellsworth AFB is hosting a General Aviation Fly-in in conjunction with the DAKOTA THUNDER 2009 Open House and Airshow! GA Pilots are invited to fly-in at Ellsworth Air Force Base and see the show featuring the USAF Thunderbirds! Please visit for airshow and fly-in information. All fly-in aircraft must register via the registration form posted on the website. Both arrival and departure procedures and charts are posted on the website to ensure your safe and expeditous arrival at Ellsworth AFB. Fly-in pilots will get a free picture of their airplane in front of a B-1 Bomber as they taxi-in. FAASTeam safety seminar before the show, meet the men and women of Ellsworth AFB, see dozens of military static displays, and watch the airshow with numerous military and civilian performances. Contact: Maj Dave Marten 605-390-8044,

Russian MAKS air show may merge with Le Bourge – report - MOSNEWS
France has announced that the French Le Bourge air show may merge with its smaller Russian counterpart, MAKS. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow on Thursday, French Minister for Economy, Industry and Employment Anne Marie Idrac was quoted by ...

Win a VIP trip to the Porto Red Bull Air Race -, UK
The Red Bull Air Race competition (the "Competition") is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over. 2. The Competition is not open to employees or agencies of Guardian News & Media Limited ("GNM") its group companies or their family members or ...

1st Lt. Edward S. Michael from Air Force Link Top Stories
On April 11, 1944, a seriously wounded 1st Lt. Edward Stanley Michael landed a crippled B-17 Flying Fortress in England after a bombing mission over Germany. As the crew left the plane, the lieutenant noticed that the bombardier's parachute was badly damaged. He decided to try crash landing. With the wheels and flaps inoperable, Lieutenant Michael still had enough strength left to land the bomber on its belly. For these actions, he received the Medal of Honor.

Typhoons flypast for RAF officer's funeral - Cambridge Evening News, UK
TWO of the RAF's newest fighter aircraft will carry out a flypast at the funeral of a senior RAF officer who has died after a battle against motor neurone disease. Air Commodore Alex Deytrikh, 51, had been involved in bringing the new Typhoon aircraft ...

Air Force Museum receives major donation - Trentonian, Canada
The National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton (NAFMC) took another step toward the completion of its ongoing renovation project Tuesday. The Museum Foundation received the final installment of $10000 from General Dynamics Canada, completing the ...

Concorde's 40th Anniversary Celebrated -, UK
... Concorde from its first flights in 1969 to its swansong in 2003. Concorde revolutionised air travel, with journey time from London to New York reduced to three and a half hours. The prototype of the aircraft is now on display at the Fleet Air Museum.

Concorde, 40 Years On from A Welsh View by Robert Gale
It is 40 years since Concorde 002 first took off from Bristol, England. It was the world's first and last supersonic passenger aircraft.
It's strange watching this video and seeing something from the past that is better than what we've got today.

B-52 D Bomber restoration -, Michigan
SAWYER -- The KI Sawyer Heritage Air Museum is preparing for one of its largest projects ever. They're restoring a B-52 D Bomber, repainting and repairing a serious corrosion problem. And because the aircraft, with an 185-foot wingspan, is so big, ...

Goodbye, Bill from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Alyssa Miller
Bill's sparkly eyes, messed-up sandy hair, and friendly smile framed by years of wrinkles welcomed pilots to Jackson County Airport in Ravenswood, W.Va., for years. He was a jack of all trades: He pumped the fuel, ran the counter, and mowed the grass. He lived on the airport property, making sure the field was always secure. ...

Aviation Painter Miller Dies - KATV, AR
Fouke - Joe Allen Miller, a Fouke resident who was known in aviation circles for his master's touch in painting aircraft, has died. He was 70. Family members said Miller died Tuesday at a hospital. Miller's nephew Tom Zorn said his uncle's best known ...

Not forgotten -, CO
For instance, there was her first day on the job at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., where she served as a radio mechanic. After a year in electronics school, she was eager to make a good impression her first day on the flight line. ...

Fancy an ejection seat? Meet the men turning old planes into art - CNN
MotoArt began in 2000 when Hall and Fell, former co-workers at an architectural sign company in Los Angeles, collaborated on an art exhibition that showcased Fell's polished B-17 bomber propeller sculptures. See before and after photos of recycled ...

Rocket Racers Still On The Launch Pad from Airpigz Blog by Martt Clupper
Yeah yeah, I know... the Rocket Racers use a runway, not a launch pad, but the analogy still kinda fits here. Due to the econimic vacuum sweeping the globe, the coolest new air racing concept since Red Bull has had to put the brakes on a bit.
Things are definitely still moving foward though, which is great to hear. You can get some detailed info about the progress and current status of the Rocket Racing League in a story out 4-8-09 from MSNBC: Rocket Racers Take It Slower. ...

Win Lunch with Legend Astronaut John Glenn in a Charity Auction from PR Newswire: Aerospace/Defense
Hall of Fame Astronaut John Glenn is putting himself on the auction block to raise money for college scholarships for top engineering and science students through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's online Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia opening today at
The winning bidder will share an unforgettable meal with Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, who will regale his guests with stories of his historic spaceflight adventures, answer questions about astronaut life, the U.S. space program, and what it's like to be a living legend. ...

The Magnificent Mercury Seven: NASA's First Astronauts, 50 Years Ago Today [Techversary]
from Gizmodo by Odelia Lee
Fifty years ago today NASA announced The Mercury Seven: the seven men to make up their first astronaut class. To commemorate this event, here are some interesting factoids about these American heroes.
The Mercury Seven were chosen in Washington, DC from a body of 69 candidates. The name comes from Mercury, a Roman mythological god who is seen as a symbol of speed. Because of the small space inside the Mercury capsule, candidates could be no taller than 5 feet 11 inches and weigh no more than 180 pounds. The initial flights took off throughout the early 1960s, though some astronauts were active in later decades. Here are the guys: ...

Online Videos: Black Cat PBYs, WW2 Machine Guns Attack, Galland, Rudel & the Boys from Military Photos by zeno303
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big April 2009 Newsletter

No Stinkin' Lie - Caption Contest #14 Has A Winner! from Airpigz Blog by Martt Clupper

Orion Crew Capsule Water Test from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut
TLP 2009/02 from FenceCheck Forums
Sukhoi from FenceCheck Forums
Florida - Gulf Coast Salute 2009 - Tyndall AFB, Panama City - 03/28/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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