Friday, April 24, 2009

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Lakeland Digest: EAA at Sun 'n Fun 2009 from EAA
The Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, is living up to its name this week, with a bright blue sky and sunshine ... and lots of aviation fun. Members of EAA's Publications and Photo staffs have been covering the field to find interesting content for upcoming magazines, e-newsletters, and web reports.

AVweb's Sun 'n Fun 2009 Video #6: Sea Fury Cockpit Tour from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Like the Bear Cat, the Hawker Sea Fury was one of those end-of-war superfighters that arrived too late to have much impact in any theatres in World War II. But there's only one word to describe the Fury: awesome. The Commemorative Air Force has its Fury at Sun 'n Fun, and we got a cockpit tour from David Peeler, the Fury's pilot.This video is brought to you byLightspeed Aviation's Zulu Headset andGulf Coast Avionics.

WAI Networking Event at Sun 'n' Fun - WAI
The showroom will be open late for an exclusive Women in Aviation Networking event. Network with other WAI members and shop too! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Saturday, April 25, 2009 / 5:00pm - 6:30pm / Showroom at Sun 'n' Fun (former Gifts of Flight Bldg)

Plane Lands In Ditch At Lakeland Sun 'N Fun Fly-In - Central Florida News 13|, FL
LAKELAND (Bay News 9) -- Spectators at the Lakeland Sun 'n Fun Fly-In got a surprise Thursday morning when a plane missed the runway and ended up in a ditch. The mishap happened just before 10 am Thursday. The plane was taking off from the Lakeland ...

Sun N' Fun Day 2 - Dale Craven
Dale's updates and pictures from Sun N Fun.

Thunderbirds flying team takes Hampton by storm - Daily Press, VA
The Thunderbirds arrived in town Wednesday and did a quick stroll around the block, just to get a feel for the neighborhood. In an F-16, that happens in fairly short order. The US Air Force demonstration team swooped ...

Air Power Over, In and Around Hampton Roads - NASA
Airplanes are coming out in full force this week for Hampton Roads residents' viewing pleasure – in the sky, on the ground and even on the big screen.
NASA Langley will tow three of its planes, the OV-10 Bronco, the UC-12 and the Columbia 300, from the hangar to Langley Air Force Base (LAFB) for the "Airpower Over Hampton Roads" show this weekend. ...

Check out our new Video introducing the Langley Airshow coming this weekend. by livemedianow

Blue Angels coming back to air show - Belleville View, MI
After a one-year absence from the Thunder over Michigan Air Show at the Willow Run Airport the Yankee Air Museum is proud to announce that the US Navy Blue Angels will be back for this event in July. Kevin Walsh, director of the show, announced that ...

Blue Angels have several members with local, NC ties - Goldsboro News Argus, NC
By Kenneth Fine One of the Navy Blue Angels taxis down the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base runway this morning. The elite F/A-18 Super Hornet demonstration team arrived in advance of its performances at this weekend's Wings Over Wayne air show. ...

Meet and Greet With The Snowbirds! -, Canada
Tickets are now available for the dinner reception in honour of Canada's famous Snowbirds. The event will be held Tuesday June 9th, in the Grand Ballroom of the Water Tower Inn beginning at 7:00 pm This is your chance to meet and dine with members of ...

French Air Force's hi-tech Rafale flying into RNAS Yeovilton's Air ... - This Is The Westcountry, UK
One of these aircraft – the French Air Force's ultra hi-tech Rafale - has never displayed at a British airshow before – a real coup for Air Day. The Rafale was the result of France's decision to produce its own indigenous combat type after pulling out ...

Nalls Aviation - Sea Harrier from FenceCheck Forums
Note from Art Nalls today...
We haven't posted an update in quite a while. To the untrained eye, it may appear that we've just been sitting on our duffs, fighting anorexia. Some of us have been VERY successful fighting anorexia…

Up, Up and AWAY! Airshow Industry Providing Own Stimulus from Aero-News Network
This Is Where Aviation Makes A Great Impression On The Public ANN has just received a note from the International Council of Airshows, confirming something that we had started to hear over the past few weeks... that airshow attendance was not only holding up... but trending dramatically and demonstrably upwards.

The Skies Will Be Full Over Oshkosh this Summer from Aero-News Network
EAA Airventure Oshkosh Again Welcomes Mass Aircraft Arrivals To Kick Off Fly-In As aircraft from around the world again make their way to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, hundreds of aviators gather together to arrive at "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" in flocks of similar aircraft, creating their own communities along the flight line.

Sky's the limit for Kirkcaldy pilot - Fife Today, UK
"Everyone did brilliantly staying within the confines of the aerobatic box and there was some tough competition." Colin scored a very impressive 75.57 per cent flying the beginners sequence twice in the Loop competition, organised by the British ...

Public can fly in WWII bomber Saturday - Arizona Republic, AZ
The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum at Falcon Field in Mesa will flights of its B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey at 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm Saturday as part an open house. Visitors will be able to tour the museum, ...

The Red Bull Air Race Rookie Report - Bleacher Report
by Sheiban Shakeri (Columnist) The Red Bull Air Race season began last weekend with the largest number of pilots competing at 15 including four rookies.

From Red Bull Air Race Video Podcast
RBAR Coverage by Smoke-On:

Family history includes aviation memories - Alvin Sun Advertiser, TX
A Nebraskan family with Alvin roots has recently been inducted into the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame. The seven Savidge brothers were way ahead of their time as they built their own airplanes. In fact, on May 7, 1911, their Nebraskan community was ...

Sir Barnes Wallis honoured by RAF fly-past -, United Kingdom
Sir Barnes Wallis, the inventor of the "bouncing bomb" which led to the Dam Busters raid during the Second World War, has been honoured by a RAF fly-past. By Chris Irvine Sir Barnes, one of Britain's greatest wartime inventors, was honoured by the ...

Tuskegee Airmen: The birth of a proud legacy from Air Force Link Top Stories
The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing here traces its military lineage back to the 332nd Fighter Group, led by the famous Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. On April 24, past will meet present as the wing welcomes several original Tuskegee Airmen.
Visiting here will be former Lt. Cols. Alexander Jefferson and James Warren; retired Maj. George Boyd and former Staff Sgt. Philip Broome, in addition to retired Lt. Gen. Russell Davis, president of the nonprofit Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

P-40F Flies Downunder from Another Time by Dan Linn
This just posted on the PlaneTalk forum... F model P-40 first flight in Australia. The F model is powered by the Merlin and not the usual Allison that most other models flew behind. Check out the pictures here!

Replica 1909 plane set for skies - BBC News, UK
The delicate three-winged aeroplane has left Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) to be reassembled at Woodvale airport in Formby. It is due to take part in flight trials at the airport in June. Volunteers built it to celebrate ...

Foreign forces to be honored outside Air Force Museum - Dayton Daily News
It is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:15 am in Memorial Park just outside the National Museum of the US Air Force. Members of the Royal Australian Air Force based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are hosting the service. It marks Australian and New Zealand ...

Air museum's new exhibit is running late - Kansas City Star, MO
The arrival of the latest addition to the Airline History Museum at Kansas City has been delayed. A Lockheed L-1011 that is set to become a permanent part of the museum at the Wheeler Downtown Airport had been scheduled to arrive about 2 pm Sunday. ...

Stearman Formation Flying Clinics from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Stearman Flight, a newly formed formation flight training organization, is aimed at enhancing safety and proficiency in the Stearman formation flying community.
The new organization is fully compliant with the Formation and Safety Team National Formation Standards and is sanctioned to offer formation training and conduct check rides for FAA licensed pilots. ...

PICTURES & VIDEO: Concorde simulator restored to 'flying status' at Brooklands museum from Aviation & Aerospace News
If you thought that you'd missed the chance to take the controls of Concorde for a supersonic...

Media Advisory: Students Visit Van Nuys Airport to Learn About ... - MarketWatch (press release)
VAN NUYS, CA, Apr 23, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- WHAT: Over 1700 students will attend the fourth annual Aviation Career Day for high school students presented in partnership with Los Angeles Councilmember Tony Cardenas, Syncro Aviation and the ...

"Fly your ideas" university contest ready for final round - Media Newswire (press release), NY
Five teams will be selected to continue to the live final in June 2009 at Le Bourget Airshow in Paris. The five finalist teams will have the opportunity to finalise their proposal with the help of an Airbus coach, before presenting the result to the ...

The plane truth: Hobby's a passion (with photo gallery) - Livingston Daily, MI
The group typically holds a Young Eagles event during the summer. Children ages 8-17 receive free airplane rides. Harris, an aerospace engineer, has been a pilot since he was 17 and has been flying for 30 years. His mother was a flight instructor. ...

Area student art highlights aviation open house - WMU News, MI
Western Michigan University's College of Aviation is holding an open house from 5 to 7:30 pm Thursday, April 30, in the college's Education Center at the WK Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek. A juried student aviation art exhibition, awards ceremony, ...

Sporty's Gives Young Eagles Training Boost - AVweb, CT
From now on kids who take a Young Eagles flight will leave the airport with more than a cherished memory. Sporty's Pilot Shop has teamed up with EAA to ensure that all of the approximately 100000 youth who take a Young Eagles flight with an EAA ...

Martin Jetpack Reaches Flight Milestone, Sets Records from EAA
Martin Aircraft Company of New Zealand, makers of the Martin Jetpack that was demonstrated at EAA AirVenture 2008, announced several new flight records for jetpacks and unveiled a new video showing a quantum leap over what attendees saw in Oshkosh last year.

White Knight Two:
Scaled statement on WK2 flight from RLV and Space Transport News
Briefs: WK2 flight; Mojave video from RLV and Space Transport News
Test flights, problems, speculation, and all that from RLV and Space Transport News

All The Rest - Rocktown Weekly, VA
PLANE PULL, a fundraiser conducted by The Community Mediation Center, will be held from 11 am-3 pm on April 25 at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, Weyers Cave. Teams of five to eight people will pull an 8000-pound King Air Twin Turboprop and ...

11th Delaware National Guard Plane Pull Sunday, May 3 - The News Journal, DE
The ultimate man-versus-machine challenge is back, as the Delaware National Guard presents its Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware on Sunday, May 3, at the Air National Guard Base in New Castle. The event will begin at 9:00 am when all high ...

Episode 44 - RunwayGirl from Airplane Geeks Podcast

Picture: F-22s, B-2s fly together over Pacific Ocean from Alert 5
USAF Heritage Flight / P-51, A-10, F-16 / Beale AFB Airshow 2009 by keith
KC-10 Extender / Rear View / Refueling Boom / Beale AFB Airshow 2009 by keith
T-33 Ace Maker Nose Art / T-33 Heritage Foundation / Beale AFB Airshow 2009 by keith
U-2 Cockpit Photo by keith
USAF SR-71 Blackbird Reconnaissance Aircraft from Military Pictures
Naval Air Show - Corpus Christi, TX by defythenorm
Today's Pics! 4/23/09 from Military Photos [Snowbirds with Hawk One]
N747PA rusting away from PPRuNe Forums
P-8A Poseidon all painted up. What a beauty: (via Twitter)

Airport Board: Victory Days Officially Canceled - MyWabashValley, IN
The Airport Board says there will be no Terre Haute Air Fair again this year either. "Victory Days has advised us that they're not having an event this year," says Airport Board President Darryl Huyett, who also said this about the Air Fair "It's kind ...

Harpo: An Immigrant War Survivor's Road to His Dream - Bell Gardens Sun, CA
During World War II, Harpo was found swimming shark-infested waters after a Japanese torpedo sunk the USS Indianapolis. The story continues with the jubilation of Harpo leading an underdog group of six Mexican American students to winning the Arizona ...

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