Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Indy Transponder 14-APR-09 0315z

An Introduction to the Abu Dhabi Red Bull Air Race Track - Bleacher Report, CA
by Sheiban Shakeri (Columnist) Abu Dhabi, for the fifth time, will host the inaugural Red Bull Air Race of 2009. Along with the Emirates' capital hosting in 2009, Abu Dhabi has signed and sealed a contract with the Red Bull Air Race to host the ...

Twitter page for the Redbull Air Race

Gleaned from Nigel Lamb's Facebook: Good testing in A Dhabi so far but now being sandpapered by, well....sand. The fine stuff that really does get 'up your nose' and through every crack in the hangar. Poor MXS. Rain coming so hopefully it'll clear. Move downtwon to temporary runway tomorrow (Tues)
A Pilot's Story - March Newsletter
Get the latest from the Producer's of the film on their latest project! Really - you'll want to read this.

Aviation buffs alert: B-17 is coming to Hillsboro - The Oregonian
Here's an opportunity for a limited number of WWII vets, from an email I got from the Liberty Foundation: The Liberty Belle, a restored WWII B-17 "flying fortress" bomber will take to the skies for her first ever visit to Portland on Monday April 20th. ...

Airplane, helicopter rides this weekend in Chandler - Arizona Republic, AZ
The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum in Mesa restored the "Sentimental Journey," which is one of a handful of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses still flying. B-17 tours cost $5 for adults, $3 for chilren ages 5 to 12 and free for ...

Vero Beach fly-in features noted aviator - TCPalm, FL
By staff report VERO BEACH — LoPresti SpeedMerchant's Fly-in is May 2 at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport, north ramp, LoPresti Hangar, 2620 Airport North Drive. Barrington Irving is the youngest person to ever pilot a plane around the world solo and ...

Red Arrows Fly To Raise Money For RAF Benevolent Fund from iom-rmpa
A new "Heart of Scotland Airshow" is coming to Perth on 6th June 2009, celebrating all things aviation in Scotland. The event will be raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF’s leading welfare charity, and will see the Red Arrows dazzle the crowds with their world beating, high-speed aerobatics. Starting from 11 AM, there will be over four hours of high-octane aerial displays ranging from historic warbirds to contemporary military jets. For those who prefer to keep ...

RNZAF Open Day 2009 - Whenuapai Air Show from MILAVIA
In March 2009, the Royal New Zealand Air Force organized its annual open day and air show at Whenuapai. Chris Gee delivers his review with photos of the RNZAF C-130, 757, P-3 Orion, Sioux and Huey helicopters, the Red Checkers display team, and other flying displays such as the RAAF Hornet, USAF C-17 and many local warbirds.

Taking the Raffle Plane to the Bluebonnet Airshow
from Pilots of America Message Board
... Shortly after contacting departure, we heard ATC trying to contact a military plane and the military plane trying to contact ATC, without much luck. I had Rich take the controls and I offered to relay messages for them. They gratefully accepted, and I was able to get the military plane to squawk a new code and contact another ATC frequency. When the controller dropped us off radar service near Burnet, she said, "Thanks for the help with the F-18." I thought, 'I helped an F-18? Sweet!!!' ...

Heroes to be enshrined into Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, Duncan Aviation to receive award from airzoo.org by jmaclean
On Saturday, April 18, four men with Michigan connections will be enshrined into the Air Zoo’s Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, including a local Kalamazoo man. During the same ceremony, Duncan Aviation and author James Tobin will also be honored.
Duncan Aviation will be presented with the “Spirit of Flight” award at the ceremony, which highlights the outstanding achievements of aviation/space organizations. From a small Beechcraft distributorship in the 1950s to providing avionics services in reputable maintenance facilities and more than one million square feet of hangar space, Duncan Aviation has helped shape the airline industry.
The four enshrines into the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame include: ...

Bringing Aviation History Home to Sioux City - KMEG 14, IA
On Monday, the Warner Museum of Aviation and Transportation finally broke ground. The museum had to overcome obstacles to preserve the past and bring history home to Sioux City. From conception to creation, it's been a long journey to finally come home ...

Evan flies - Larry Perkins from evanflys.com
These radio transmissions were before I made my very first P-51 landing.
I landed it at Merced and I got clearance to taxi back for take off. As I taxied back the sun was shining on the back of the propeller and I suddenly remembered my dream. This was just like in my dream. It was the most eerie experience.
Alaska Airlines And Hannah Hamberg Get It Done Right! from Airpigz Blog
[note: great photos with this post too]
... This beautiful airplane is the result of the "Paint The Plane" contest that the airline sponsored to help celebrate Alaska's 50th year as a state. The winner of the extensive design contest was chosen on January 3, 2009, the 50th anniversary for Alaska statehood.
And, as I covered in an earlier post, the winner was Hannah Hamberg, a 16 year old from Sitka. In my opinion, her design, and the theme of "We're All Pulling Together" is absolutely fantastic! What a breath of fresh air in a world that seems to get more polluted everyday... and I'm not talking ecology here. ...

From Virginia to the Moon from Dick's Rocket Dungeon
In 2011, Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport will host its first Moon launch. In a history making flight, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) will be launched atop an Orbital Sciences Corp. Minotaur-V from Pad 0B. LADEE's will orbit the moon for some 100 days, studying it's atmosphere and dust environment.

Flying Glass with the US Civil Air Patrol from Let's Go Flying by Steve Tupper

'Caption Contest' #15 Is Now Inflated from Airpigz Blog

The fans on Twitter:
Thunder airshow -over 60 military and civilian aircraft by Rachel Jenkins
air show this weekend in Ceiba, PR -Thunderbirds are going to be there!! by Tomás Máquez
RAF Typhoon Airshow Display - In-cockpit - Narrated by Pilot by Judith Lindsay

Nice pic of Beech18 @ Bluebonnet Air Show 2009 by Captain Kaos
VMFA-232 Red Devils from FenceCheck Forums
Tuscaloosa - 04/04/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Antonov Oddity An-72 from Airline Pilot Central Forums
View from my front yard by Jeb Burnside
Burning Rubber!, CESSNA'R'US from FenceCheck Forums
US Air Force Strike Eagle from FenceCheck Forums

American Flag Burned In Veteran's Widow's Yard - KIVI-TV, ID
"My husband served aboard the USS Indianapolis and he was aboard when it sunk and that was in honor of the crew that was aboard that ship", says Booth. Mrs. Booth's husband survived and floated in the water for 5 days. She says this flag was his way to ...

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