Saturday, April 11, 2009

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A MEETING OF MINDS from Red Bull Air Race News
Germany’s Matthias Dolderer has been comparing notes with fellow native Red Bull motorsport athlete, Sebastian Vettel, when the pair introduced each other to their respective disciplines last month. Perhaps two of Germany’ fastest athletes will have given each other some invaluable tips for success as they prepare for the 2009 motorsport season…

Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi - Emirates Business 24/7
All eyes will be trained to skies next weekend as a squadron of 15 dare-devil pilots will defy G-forces and zip their way into history at the Abu Dhabi leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Not sure what the event's all about or whom to ...

Red Bull Air Race World Championship returns to Abu Dhabi - WAM - Emirates News Agency, United Arab Emirates
Austrian high-flyer Hannes Arch will have the backing of the city of Abu Dhabi when he launches the defence of his world title at the opening round of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in the UAE capital on ...

Day In The Sky from (Wilco Films)
Saturday April 18, 2009 will be a very special day atthe Watsonville,CA Airport as Shared Adventures of Santa Cruz CA organizesfree airplane rides to challenged children and their guestsfrom all over Northern California. Kids from 8 thru 17 years ofage with special challenges or disabilities were welcome.

Flying for a cheap thrill - KTVO, mo
The main attraction will be the Golden Knights US Army Parachute Team. The Kirksville Air Festival is scheduled for September 11-12. Tickets are already on sale at for $10 a car load. With the start of air show season, our Fact Finder ...

Raymond Ives, WWII veteran, dead at 88 - Newsday, NY
In 1943 Ray Ives was assigned to fly a B-17 bomber across the Atlantic to England. After flying 5 missions, on Oct. 14, 1943, he was shot down en route to Schweinfurt, Germany. Ives survived a bailout of 20000 feet into the French countryside, ...

Navy parades its wares in harbour rendezvous - Great Lakes Advocate, Australia
The morning's events will include a 21-gun salute from HMAS Sydney and, weather permitting, a flypast by a navy Sea King helicopter carrying a large Australian white ensign. That will be followed by a flypast of navy Sea King and Sea Hawk helicopters ...

Classic Fighters 2009 #1: Introduction from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings
Wow! Another airshow! This time, it was the Classic Fighters Airshow held at Omaka aerodrome this weekend. As expected it was an excellent airshow and well worth the visit... the only problem is that I took a lot of photos, and now I have to sort them out and try to decide which ones to post. To give you an idea, I took 601 photos. I have culled that down to 442 pictures by eliminating the out of focus [well, most of them!], boring and just plan rubbish :-) shots. Probably a lot more culling to occur. ...

Classic Fighters 2009 #2: RAAF Caribou from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings
For me, one of the signature aircraft for the airshow [although not my favourite as we will see in another post] was the Royal Australian Air Force [RAAF] de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou, operated by the RAAF's No. 38 Squadron.
This is the first time I have seen a Caribou, and probably just as well I did as the RAAF is due to retire these aircraft later this year. In fact, this particular aircraft [A4-195] had a 45 years of operations logo painted on the front-left of the fuselage. ...

Aerobatic Racing...A NEW Motorsport! from FenceCheck Forums
If a picture is worth a thousand words ten a video must be worth 1,000,000 words...

Modern Prototypes Help Old Fighter Fly Again from Military Photos by Lt-Col A. Tack
Connecticut Corsair, Chester, CT, is restoring an F4U Corsair fighter aircraft, a complex World War II fighter plane. The company is restoring the “main beam,” or spar, using SolidWorks 3D CAD design software. ...

Young Eagles program offers free flights to north state kids - Record-Searchlight, CA
By Jim Schultz (Contact) These young eagles are children ranging in age from 8 to 17 who will get the chance to fly free with experienced pilots during Young Eagles Day next Saturday at Benton Airpark off Placer Street in Redding. ...

Around the world in home-built airplane from
WEST LANTANA - Imagine riding from Palm Beach County to Orlando in an MG Midget or a Mazda Miata — eating, using a laptop and, maybe, wanting to use the bathroom all at once.
That's what it will be like for a German couple who left Lantana airport Monday on a three-year world journey in a small, homemade aircraft.
"Every small space is used," said Detlef Heun, who along with his fiancee, Liliana Tagliamonte, headed for the Bahamas in the RV-7 airplane they bought in 2005 and built from a kit over three years.

The LA Times tips over the OXCART from Dick's Rocket Dungeon
The LA Times has a really interesting article about Area 51. With the declassification of the top secret OXCART project, five ex-Area 51 employees can now spill their guts about their experiences there, including speculation about where many UFO stories have originated from. Cool stuff. ... From Wikipedia, I see OXCART was the code name for the Lockheed A-12, a precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird (pictured).

Spectacular air show this year - Yuma Sun
I want to thank MCAS for a spectacular day of precision flying by our military personnel at the annual air show. The flying done by the vintage and stunt pilots, doing loop the loops and "hammer heads" was breath-stopping.

Monterey Peninsula Radio Control Fliers Club take wing with remote ...
The Salinas Californian, CA
Caresani flies to-scale World War II "war birds," or combat aircraft. "For me, the fun is building something and getting it to fly and do maneuvers," he said. After so many years at the site, the club is now seeking a new location nearby. ...

Top Trumps - by NickM.
I have thought for a while that I just hadda do an aviation “top list”. So I’ve decided to do something slightly different. It’s the Oscars.
Best Fighter, Best Bomber, Best Transport ...

The Amazing folding F-16 by Kaasjager
Sexiest airplanes of all time... from FlightAware
Hannes Arch's race plane in the hangar, Abu Dhabi branded on Twitpic
Had a blast flying the 58T on my first solo job in it! from The Adventures of Chopper Chick!
Lightning strikes behind two F/A-18C Hornet strike fighters from

from FenceCheck Forums

Indy aircraft machine shop closes, idles last 50 staff from
Only weeks after executives of an aircraft machine shop at Indianapolis International Airport assured mechanics plenty of work was on hand, the shop has closed, ending another turbulent chapter in the city's aviation industry.

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