Monday, April 20, 2009

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Alan Henley Update - Caring Bridge
... an update on their AMAZING WEEKEND!!! I wish I had time to write about all the exciting moments she shared (promise to do that later), but things are a bit hectic at my house at the moment. It has been beyond unbelievable and better than she ever imagined. As you can imagine, Jen and Alan were both anxious about making the trip (especially worried how Alan would handle things emotionally), but it has turned out to be the best thing they could have done for Alan, their family, and the loving family they have in the aviation community! ...

Local Poker Run to Benefit Alan Henley Foundation from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
BESSEMER, AL - Pilots will launch early Saturday morning, May 2, on a mission in support for one of their own, Bessemer Airport based- Alan Henley. Hosted by the Bessemer Pilots Association, this year's Annual Spring Poker Run event will donate part of the prize money to the Alan Henley Foundation. Henley, former lead pilot of the Birmingham based Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, was injured at home last July in an accident causing him to be paralyzed.

Near record crowd watch fireworks, air show - Louisville Courier-Journal, KY
An estimated 600000 people had arrived by 6 pm for Thunder Over Louisville's air show, and grew to an estimated 700000 as the thunderous jets gave way to the thunder and lightning of fireworks as darkness fell. It was one of the three largest crowds ...

Vietnam War pilots become fast friends decades later -, FL
The organizers of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland helped pay for the trip. Last Tuesday, two days shy of the 37th anniversary of their four-minute dogfight, Hong My came to Bowling Green with his son. They will fly into Tampa on Tuesday for events at ...

Uncontrolled Airspace #130 "Jeb is Cranky & Snarky" from Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast
The boys talk about challenging airports they've known... what they're looking forward to at next week's Sun 'n Fun Fly-in... and remember the Oshkosh Tower. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #130 "Jeb is Cranky & Snarky"

Royal International Air Tattoo helps rival airshow Farnborough ... - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard, UK
By Andy Woolfoot » THE Royal International Air Tattoo will be moved forward a week in 2012 after organisers agreed to help another airshow in London whose event collided with the Olympics. The Farnborough International Airshow had originally planned to ...

HIGHLIGHTS ABU DHABI from Red Bull Air Race Video Podcast
NICK & STEVE'S RACE REVIEW ABU DHABI from Red Bull Air Race Video Podcast

Red Bull Air Racing - Smoke-On
Canada's pioneering air acrobats to meet up again -, Canada
He says the Golden Hawks created and perfected some of the aerobatic stunts later adopted by other flying teams around the world. They were the first to use a pair of solo pilots in their shows, flying head-to-head loops, and they even pulled off a few ...

Betty Wharton material sent to IWASM from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Many months ago, I purchased a copy of the Powder Puff Derby Record - 1947-1977. Turns out, it came from the estate of Betty Wharton, one of the movers and shakers behind the Derby for 6 years (well, a vice-president). She also participated in a few of the races, as well as in other cross-country races. ...

Japanese surrender officer dies from
Lord Louis Mountbatten formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the Japanese Imperial Army after officers handed over their samurai swords to their opposite numbers.
Japanese envoys boarded the American battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay to sign the document.
During the surrender ceremony he received a double-handed samurai sword with notches marking the occasions it had been used to defend the family's honour.
Lt Col Sherman had been married to Evelyn, 91, for almost 70 years, and leaves three children Anthony 68, Nicholas, 61, and Annabelle 67.
After the war he worked for a West African trading company, and served as a superintendent in the Nigerian Special Constabulary. He later joined British Aerospace during production of the Tornado Multi Role Aircraft.

Flypast for Dam Buster inventor - BBC News, UK
A flypast is due to take place over a Cumbrian lake to celebrate a war time inventor's links with the county. Derbyshire-born Sir Barnes Wallis - inventor of the "bouncing bomb" used in the Dam Busters raid - was a regular guest at Rosthwaite's Scafell ...

Continental Air Mic Plane Pull On April 25th - Pacific News Center
Thirty-two teams from various businesses and organizations on Guam have accepted Continental Micronesia's challenge to win the Plane Pull Championship title for the American Cancer Society. Teams of twenty-five people will muster their collective ...

Shades of Captain Sulley from Jetwhine by Robert Mark
... Take a gander. It only runs a few minutes and it offers a view of the returning world from the pilot's perspective through the device called a Heads Up Display that gives an aviator all the information they need in one place as they continue to peer out the front window searching for the runway. ...

Steve Eves' 1:10 scale Saturn V is burning up the Internet from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick

Beale AFB Open House 2009 from FenceCheck Forums
Photo of the day (Yesterday) Airshow for Thunder over Lousiville by Joel Neild

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