Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Indy Transponder 15-APR-09 1030z

BONHOMME TOPS TIME SHEETS IN FIRST ABU DHABI TRAINING - Britain’s Paul Bonhomme got the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship off to a flying start by posting the fastest time in the first training session in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday ahead of the season-opener on 17/18 April. Bonhomme, who won here in Abu Dhabi last year, posted a time of 1:26.23, which was 3.68 seconds ahead of compatriot Nigel Lamb and 7.84 seconds ahead of Spain’s Alejandro Maclean.

COULTHARD AND ARCH FLY OVER NEW F1 CIRCUIT - Former Red Bull Racing Formula One driver David Coulthard and Red Bull Air Race World Champion Hannes Arch took to the skies above Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to get a bird’s eye view of the Yas Marina Circuit – a brand new venue that will host the final Formula One race of 2009 in November.

Branson Takes Flight In 2009 - PR Web
Branson is set to make a boom in 2009 with their Air Show and new Airport. Branson, MO (PRWEB) April 15, 2009 -- Long considered a convenient driving vacation destination, Branson is now poised to become one of the country's leading fly-in destinations ...

Snowbirds over Anderson preparing for a spectacle - Anderson Independent Mail, SC
“The community has really stepped up, and thanks to private donations and business sponsorships, we’re fully funded for the Snowbirds and Golden Knights and are even adding additional performers,” Oldham said Wednesday. More than 90 percent of the ...

Navy Blue Angels to thunder over Willow Run Airport in July ... The Ann Arbor News -
The group is returning to the air show this July, the museum announced Tuesday. The Yankee Air Museum is bringing back the famous US Navy Blue Angels precision flying team to the museum's air show in July, and undertaking other new educational and ...

Beale air show this weekend - Appeal-Democrat, CA
By Nancy Pasternack/Appeal-Democrat Planning for the 2009 Air Show and Open House at Beale Air Force Base has been under way since permits were requested last July from top Air Force brass. But coordinating final logistics for the event, scheduled for ...

Show-time pledge for historic Vulcan - Lincolnshire Echo, UK
The last surviving airworthy Vulcan will fly in Lincolnshire's main air show this year, it has been confirmed. The Vulcan to the Sky Trust which organised the £7 million restoration of the bomber, XH558, has promised to get its flying display permit in ...

Yankee Air Museum inks deal for new location - The Detroit News, MI
Belleville -- Five years after a fire consumed its previous quarters, the Yankee Air Museum is taking steps to get a new home of its own. Museum President Richard Stewart said Tuesday the museum reached a $1.8 million deal with the Michigan Institute ...

Classic Fighters 2009 #16: Bristol Freighter from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
This Bristol Freighter used to be operated by SAFE Air [as ZK-CPT] when they operated, rather than just maintain, aircraft. For many years, this aircraft was parked up at Omaka gather dust and rust. Recently however, with a bit of TLC and some engineering expertise, the aircraft was put into a "taxiable" condition, and the engines were started up again…

Classic Fighters 2009 #17: Various De Havilland types from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
De Havilland is a well known type in New Zealand from the DH82A Tiger Moth trainer, through to early airliners such as the DH89B Dominie. There was a fairly short display of the DH89B Dominie and the DH83 Fox Moth earlier on in the show. Here are some of the airborne and static displays. The first two are the DH82A Tiger Moth, then the DH89B Dominie, followed by the DH83 Fox Moth, followed by the airborne display…

Classic Fighters 2009 #18: RNZAF Red Checkers - post # 1 from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
The Royal New Zealand Air Force's display team is called the Red Checkers, flying the
Pacific Aerospace CT4/E Airtrainer. The team is made up of instructor pilots from the RNZAF's Central Flying School [CFS]. The CFS trains the Air Force's instructors, so these people really are the best…

Classic Fighters 2009 #19: RNZAF Red Checkers - post # 2 from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
The Red Checkers [see previous post] don't just entertain in the air. In recent times, they've taken to putting on the smoke and doing donuts after landing... another thing you're allowed to do in your plane, but not in your car? :-)

Stew Doo to be held at Fly In - Reno Gazette Journal, NV
SILVER SPRINGS--Silver Springs Entertainment and Arts is resurrecting the Stew Doo and will hold the contest on May 16 to coincide with the Lyon County Fly-In at the Silver Springs Airport. Contestants can down load the application by going to the Lyon ...

CAP Helped F-16s Follow Canadian Skyhawk from Jetwhine by Scott Spangler
The failed suicidal cross-country flight of 31-year-old Adam Leon drew a lot of media attention here in Wisconsin. When it was clear that he was approaching Madison (he never got closer than 5 miles),
Governor Jim Doyle ordered the capitol evacuated. Curious about the details of this odyssey that started in Thunder Bay, Ontario, an online news search revealed that the Civil Air Patrol played an important role in this saga...

Aero-TV: Having It All -- WAI's Amy Laboda (Part 1) Aero-News Network, FL
In 2001 Amy became the Editor in Chief of Aviation For Women magazine, the official publication of Women in Aviation, International, an nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women find career opportunities in aviation and aerospace. ...

World War II planes on display in Lubbock - KCBD-TV, TX
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It was the American workhorse in smashing the Nazi hold on Europe, and this week, the B-17 Bomber makes an appearance at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. Three World War II planes are on display at the airport in ...

Flying museum is a walk down memory lane for WWII Veterans - KCBD-TVThe flying history museum gave local veterans the chance to walk down memory lane. "A dream come true. The idea of getting to fly planes for Uncle Sam," says Lubbock resident Owen Clark.

Liberty Belle B-17 - Sacramento Bee, USA

Bearcat of Another Color from Another Time by Dan Linn
Over on WIX there is a forum post of a newly painted Bearcat. Nice to see another scheme other than blue... even though I prefer the blue. The Bearcats that flew for the Thai Air Force flew in this overall silver scheme.
Pictures are here.

Stars and stripes flies again over Nampa home - KTVB, ID
Myrtle says her flag flies to honor veterans who have lost their lives, as well as her husband who was among the few who survived an attack on the USS Indianapolis near the end of World War II. She says before he died he would walk into their front ...

Rockets Away! Track Liftoff of 33 Student-built Rockets near ... – NASA
The students are participating in NASA's Student Launch Initiative and University Student Launch Initiative, twin rocketry events that challenge young innovators to think like NASA engineers -- designing and building reusable rockets that can carry ...

Students to launch rocket in NASA competition - Missouri S&T News and Research, MO
The Advanced Aero Vehicle Group at S&T already has some experience with rocketry. In 2006, they challenged friends from Iowa State University to an informal competition. They also placed third out of 12 university teams in the 2008 NASA competition. ...

OSH Tower Comes Down, No Souvenirs from AVwebBiz Current Issue
Click for more imagesphotos by Chris HibbenArguably one of the most iconic pieces of aviation-related architecture anywhere came tumbling down recently. The old tower at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., for a week each year the "World's Busiest Tower" was pulverized late last week by Miron Contracting, the company that built the new tower. According to the Oshkosh Northwestern, Airport Director Peter Moll said the contractor decided there was no economically feasible way to provide souvenirs from the old tower.Related Content:AVweb's video tour of the new tower.

First Air Show Appearance for PiperJet at AirVenture from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Piper Aircraft Inc. has announced plans to bring its new, single-engine jet, the PA-47 PiperJet, to AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, which the company says will be the first time the aircraft will appear at an air show.

Author Jack D. Hunter dies at 87; wrote 'Blue Max' - The Associated Press(AP) - Author Jack D. Hunter, whose World War I aviation novel "The Blue Max" was made into a film in the 1960s, has died.

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