Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Indy Transponder 15-APR-09 0420Z

Team Abu Dhabi enters Red Bull air race - GulfNews
By M. Satya Narayan, Senior Reporter Abu Dhabi: Team Abu Dhabi will be new entrant in the Red Bull Air Race World Series, a leg of which will be held here over the weekend.

Aerodynamics or Weight from Team Bonhomme #55 Pit-News
Air Racing… aerodynamics or weight, discuss... This is the topic this week in Abu Dhabi… we know there would be lots to talk about here but nobody foresaw the main question… in Team Bonhomme we've concentrated on making a slippery aeroplane which doesn't hurt or insult the air through which it passes. Other teams have reduced weight so that their respective engines and wings can accelerate quickly after a turn or deceleration… and I know you're now wondering which will work? ...

from Red Bull Air Race Video Podcast

from Red Bull Air Race Photos:
from Smoke-On:
Nicolas Ivanoff landing at the Red Bull Air Race Airport 14 April

Photo Release -- Smoke On! --- Compete in the 'Red Bull Air Race ... - MarketWatch (press release) today announced the launch of Red Bull Air Race World Championship Lite Version, the first official game for the world class air race motor sport ever on the iphone and ipod touch platform, retailing at only 99 cents in the ...

Red Bull Air Race Bumps Riverfront Car Show -, Canada
The City of Windsor has bumped the Corvette Club of Windsor from its traditional space on the Detroit River to make more room for the Red Bull Air Race, the president of the club tells me. ...

CAF 'warbirds' coming to Polk for Sun 'n Fun - News Chief, FL
Rides can be booked prior to the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In through the caf's Terri Brown at 850-368-3918 or during the event at the caf's 'Hanger 57' on the Sun 'n Fun site's Warbird Ramp. For details, access Sun 'n Fun's Web site at, ...

Navy Blue Angels to thunder over Willow Run Airport in July, Yankee Air Museum officials announce - Ann Arbor News
The Yankee Air Museum is bringing back the famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels precision flying team to the museum's air show in July, and undertaking other new educational and expansion initiatives.
"A lot of things are going on with the Yankee Air Museum that we are proud of," said Bob Hynes, the museum's director of marketing, during a press conference where volunteers and others explained the new events and activities.

Airshow volunteers from Pilots of America Message Board by Dean
For any of you in the Mid West that might be interested in volunteering at an airshow. Branson Airport is still looking for volunteers to work the Grand Opening show May 8th, 9th and 10th. You can sign up at this link if interested.

Canada Remembers from Windsor International Air Show by Century of Flight
As part of our program inclusion at our show we are making ample space available for our Veterans in a relaxed setting. These people gave up their time for service to our country so that we may enjoy the opportunities that they have literally handed down to us through the generations. The freedom and rights we enjoy as a nation were fought for and to this day are still protected by the service men and women in our military.
Our goal is simple. We want to show them the appreciation by giving them a front seat with amenities that they deserve. We want to give the youth in our generation the opportunity to interact with these Veterans so that they may know and understand the commitment and sacrifices they made so we today, may sit and watch an Air Show display with awe and a sense of pride in our country. ...

Classic Fighters 2009 #15: SPITFIRE!! from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings
... The Supermarine Spitfire must be one of the best known aircraft of World War 2, particularly amongst those of us in the Commonwealth. The Spitfire is one of those aircraft that exemplifies the saying If it looks right, it'll fly right. This particular aircraft is owned by Brendan Deere, nephew of Al Deere - a World War 2 RAF fighter ace - and carries the markings used by Al Deere when he was Wing Commander at Biggin Hill. ...

A 43-Year Search for a Lost Helicopter in Vietnam Ends from Planenews Aviation
As with so much in life and in death, there was news last week that was joyous and sad and bittersweet for the small community of the Vietnam War’s band of brothers of the Ia Drang Valley. Early Dec. 28, 1965, an Army Huey helicopter, tail number 63-08808, lifted off from the huge grassy airfield at the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) base at An Khe in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam...

Video: Low Level Flight Over The Swiss Alps from A Welsh View by Robert Gale

Fly the Goodyear blimp from Aviation & Aerospace News
Pitching 30 degrees down is situation normal for Goodyear blimp pilots. Fly along and feel yourself reaching for the armrests.

Svetlana Kapanina performing aerobatics from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
A 6-minute video featuring a few pilots, including Svetlana.

Denver Girls Get Summer Flight Camp Day Passes from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Received this press release today:
Powder Puff Pilot Sponsors Future Women Pilots
Two Half-Day Scholarships Available for Summer Camp at Wings
April 14, 2009, Aurora, Colorado – Powder Puff Pilot, a Denver-based web retailer that specializes in pilot gear and accessories for women, is sponsoring two scholarships for Summer Camp at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Each award provides tuition for the morning session, Science of Flight, for a second- through six-grader. During the week-long program, campers learn about the four forces that enable an airplane to fly, complete a flight plan, fly a simulator, and build different types of airplanes. The session concludes with a chance to fly in a real airplane with a qualified pilot from a local EAA Chapter. ...

Cessna pilot evacuated skydivers mid-air after fuel exhaustion from Flightglobal Events
Irish investigators believe fuel exhaustion on a Cessna U206G caused a power loss which prompted the pilot to order a mid-air evacuation of parachutists...

Michelle Evans, Monday, 4-13-09 from The Space Show
... In the second segment, we focused on Michelle's research and upcoming book on the X-15. She described her approach to writing the book, interviewing people still with us today who were involved in the X-15 project, and even visiting the famous Edwards AFB X-15 crash site. As you will hear in the discussion, her perspective is from the personal level of those involved rather than the technical and engineering side of the project. ...

Ultimate Tree House for Boeing fans by Teller1900
f you have fantasies of living like the Swiss Family Robinson or even the characters in Lost, this rainforest resort near Quepos, Costa Rica may be just the ticket. Situated on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane. In its former life the airplane transported globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines, and it now serves as a two bedroom suite perched on the edge of the rainforest overlooking the beach and ocean.

ACC / AETC / USAFE / PACAF / AFMC (United States Air Force) from FenceCheck Forums

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