Friday, April 10, 2009

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Start Planning Now For 2009 Copperstate Fly-In! - Aero-News Network, FL
The Copperstate Fly-In is recreational aviation at its best-powered parachutes, ultralights, light sport, experimental, certified, classic, vintage and warbirds. Aircraft demonstration flights and helicopter rides will take place daily. ..

50th Anniversary of First NASA Astronauts from Alabama Aviator Aviation News
NASA introduced the first seven astronauts on April 9, 1959 -This week marks the 50th anniversary of the "Mercury Seven;" NASA's first seven astronauts. Less than a year after its birth, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency announced its first astronaut class, on April 9, 1959. Project Mercury proved that humans could live and work in space, paving the way for all future human exploration.

Thank God the Monkeys Lived from Av8rdan's World of Flying
Today, those interested in all things space celebrate the 50th anniversary of manned space flight, or at least 50 years since the first NASA presser was held…

Ed Freeman, Balls of Titanium, R.I.P. from Military Photos - General Discussion by sct1886
The Story of Ed Freeman - You're an 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in…

Fantasy of Flight showcases World War II ‘Top Guns’ By: Tom Norton
Ace World War II fighter pilots will be the stars of the next “Living History” program at Florida’s
Fantasy of Flight. The first featured the barrier-breaking Tuskegee Airmen. Next came the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Next, Fantasy of Flight plans to top off its Living History Symposium series with “Victory in the Sky,” featuring appearances by surviving World War II American fighter aces. Each of that elite group of combat pilots shot down five or more hostile aircraft in air-to-air combat. Of the more than 40,000 fighter pilots trained during World War II, only 1,314 had the skill and bravery to become aces. Read More→

Great plane bears memories of the great war - Contra Costa Times, CA
By John Bogert The B-17 roaring out of Torrance airport Thursday afternoon is called Aluminium Overcast, a plane of a type that carried a million-bomb-tons, and half-a-hundred Hollywood movies. It also carried Wes Coss of Rancho Palos Verdes back to ...

Historic WWII bomber on display in Camarillo - Simi Valley Acorn, CAThe B-17 bomber was the world's first allmetal, fourengine monoplane. With a crew of eight to 12 men, .50-caliber machine guns, and a typical bomb load of 5000 pounds, the B-17 was the most heavily armed bomber of WWII. The aircraft had a range of 2000 ...

Cherry Point Air Show to use two satellite shuttles this year - ENC TodayHAVELOCK - Kellie King of New Bern beat over 85 submissions to win the theme-naming contest for the 2009 Cherry Point Air Show. "Canada to Carolina: Friends in Flight" will be emblazoned on signs and promotions for the air show, which is scheduled May ...

Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame adds three members Posted by: Tom Norton
Three Arizona aviation pioneers were inducted into the
Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame at its 20th Annual Induction Ceremony on March 28 at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson. The new members are Kenneth H. Dahlberg, Ruby Wine Sheldon and Maj. Gen. Carl G. Schneider, who were recognized for their Arizona-related contributions to the field of aviation and aerospace. Read More→

Girls encouraged to seek aviation careers - East Valley Tribune, AZ
The program, held at Falcon Field's Commemorative Air Force Museum AZ Wing, is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation. As of earlier this week, there were 50 spaces still available for girls ages 11 to 19; registration is free. ...

Albert-McDonough and other women employed in the aviation/aerospace industry will be providing the younger generation with career advice Saturday at the third annual Wings to Fly event. The program, held at Falcon Field's Commemorative Air Force Museum ...

ADAMCZYK: Stories we could tell - Tonawanda News, NY
Last week’s column about the military aircraft parked in Kenney Field, a Korean War-era fighter plane now retired as playground equipment, mentioned its connection with the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, and readers have responded with ...

Airport Authority board OKs new CEO pick - Indianapolis Business Journal, IN
The Indianapolis Airport Authority board today voted unanimously to hire as its new executive director and CEO the controversial head of Jacksonville, Fla.’s aviation authority. John D. Clark III is to start work here April 13. ...

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