Thursday, April 23, 2009

Indy Transponder 23-APR-09 0430z

Winging It - American Profile from
In a cloudless sky over central Indiana, Teresa Stokes, 46, steps out of the cockpit of a modified Grumman biplane and inches her way onto the wing as the plane flies at more than 100 mph, 1,500 feet above the ground. Stokes shivers as the cold wind slices through her red windbreaker. Taking a deep breath, she rises to her feet and waves to the crowd below. ...

Sun 'n Fun Fly In at Lakeland Airport - macdillhappenings
The 35th annual Lakeland Sun-n-Fun Fly-In at the Linder Regional Airport is going on right now and runs until Sunday 26 Apr. This event is the second largest convention of its kind. Lakeland Linder Regional Airport is about a 40 min drive from MacDill AFB. The Sun-n-Fun participants include aircraft owners who fly their own planes to this event including vintage, home built and restored military aircraft. The U.S. Army's elite parachute team, The Golden Knights, will headline this event with performances Friday through Sunday. There will be many static displays of aircraft including vintage military aircraft. There are more than 500 commercial exhibits. There is a Parts Exchange (PX) if you are looking for something for your plane or want to cosign some parts for sale. There will be daily airshows. There are over 400 educational seminars and forums. There is nightly entertainment with a night airshow on Friday 11 Apr. Admission is $35 for a daily adult ticket. However during the weekend, military members can get in for $15 and $5 for dependent children 13-18. Children 12 and younger are free the entire event.

Acrobatics Over Central Florida (RED HUBER, ORLANDO SENTINEL) [see photo 2]

Legendary aerobatic air show performer, Pilot Sean D. Tucker flies his Oracle Bi-plane Wednesday, April 22, over Central florida in anticipation of his aerobatic "skydance" performance at Sun-N-Fun fly-in April 21- 26. The Sun-N-Fun brings together aviation enthusiast and takes place at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Fl.

Unusual Attitudes from UCAP Fodder by Jack Hodgson
It's Day 2 at this year's Sun 'n Fun Fly-in and Jeb and I were in exactly the right place at the right time last evening. We we're offered the chance to fly this morning with the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team. ...
We flew out in formation. Really close to the other planes. After traveling about 10 miles out and climbing to a few thousand feet, we did a formation loop, followed by a formation barrel roll. ...

Cameras catch plane's emergency landing in Winter Haven - Orlando Sentinel, FL
Pilot Kyle Davis, 22, and passenger Joe Surowiec were flying from Winter Haven to Sun n' Fun Fly-In in Lakeland when the engine failed, according to Two cameras -- one in the cockpit and another facing the engine -- captured the ...

AVwebFlash Current Issue:

US Army Parachute Squad Soars Over King High School - KIII TV3, TX
The US Army elite parachute squad, the Golden Knights, dove out of a perfectly-good plane Tuesday morning as the entire student body of King High School watched. At one point, two of the jumpers actually became tangled, but they were able to quickly ...

Soldier gets tandem jump with Golden Knights in NC - Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC
Pfc. Daniel Pharr of Fort Gordon, Ga., jumped Tuesday with the US Army's Golden Knights in Maxton, about 10 miles northeast of the South Carolina state line. In January, the 25-year-old Pharr took his first jump with a commercial skydiving company in ...

Wings Over Wayne 2009 - April 25, 26
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation. ...

US Air Force Thunderbirds arrive at Langley Air Force Base - Daily Press, VA
The US Air Force Thunderbirds arrive at Langley Air Force Base on Wednesday for participation Air Power over Hampton Roads. The US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron is scheduled to perform on April 25 and 26th to close out Hampton Roads Air Force ...

VIDALIA ONION FESTIVAL AIRSHOW - April 25, 26, at the Vidalia Regional Airport Presenting: Julie Clark flying a T-34, Paul Lopez flying an MX2, Tim Weber in his Extra 300, Kent Pietsch with a really funny comedy act in his Piper Cub, and Skip Stewart flying a Pitts. Skip also jumps the Free Style Motorcycles in one of his acts. Also featuring the Air Force Jet Car, Sky Soldiers in a Cobra Attack Helicopter Demonstration and The United States Special Operations command "Black Daggers" Parachute Demonstration Team.

AIRPORT AVIANO: the Frecce Tricolori trained FOR THE FIRST SEASON OF PERFORMANCES via Google Translator
Tuesday, April 21 was held at the military airport of Aviano an exhibition of addestrativa Patrol Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN) 'Frecce Tricolori'. In recent years this event has become something of a tradition: the stunt team has a host of 'Pagliano Gori and' usually every year the third week of April. ...

Jones Beach Air Show - May 23-24, 2009
Welcome to the 2009 Bethpage Federal Credit Union New York Air Show presented by Newsday. This year's lineup will feature the USAF Thunderbirds as well as some of the best civilian and military aerobatic performers performing today.

Win Tickets To Wings & Wheels Air Show - by UKwins via Twitter
Wings & Wheels Air Show is back for its 5th successive year on the 30th August 2009 and Ents24 is giving five families the chance to go for free! Held at the Dunsfold Aerodrome, near Surrey, the Show combines some of the finest civil and military aircraft displays in the UK with an astounding line-up of record breaking race cars and motoring demonstrations. ...

City refunds $10000 in air show tickets - Dateline Alabama, AL
The Tuscaloosa Air Show drew 150000 people to see the Navy's Blue Angels and other aerobatic acts April 4. But the April 5 performance was canceled because of cloud cover and low visibility. Admission to the air show was free, but the city sold tickets ...

EAA AirVenture Releases 2009 Mass Aircraft Arrivals Schedule from
There's still time for pilots join some group flights to Oshkosh.

Kansas Pilots host fly-in to benefit Greensburg -, KS
Wichita pilots will take part in a fly-in at the Greensburg airport on Saturday, May 2. The fly-in is sponsored by the Kansas Pilots Association. It is open to the public. The idea behind the event is to help Greensburg continue to recover from a ...

Wichita Aero Club Fundraising Dinner Will Feature EAA's Tom Poberezny from Aero-News Network
EAA CEO Will Speak at June 6 Dinner at Wichita's Hyatt Regency The Wichita Aero Club, in cooperation with the United Way of the Plains, will raise funds for displaced workers by hosting an evening gala and silent auction at 7 PM on June 6, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The "No Black Tie" Black Tie Ball will feature Tom Poberezny, Chief Executive Officer of the Experimental Aircraft Association...

Lyon County Fly In slated for May 16-17 - Reno Gazette Journal, NV
SILVER SPRINGS--In prehistoric times, the Lyon County Fly-In was known as the Fernley Fly In and Air Fest and was held at Tiger Field in Fernley, Nevada. Along with the rest of Nevada we have grown so much in the last several years that we outgrew our ...

Virgin Atlantic plane to fly with Red Arrows - Opodo, UK
As part of its 25th birthday celebrations this year, Virgin Atlantic will have one of its Boeing 747 aircraft take part in a fly-past with the Red Arrows aerobatic display team. The jumbo jet will fly with the Royal Air Force (RAF) team at the Biggin ...

Red Bull Air Race - A Look at the Competitors - Bonhomme and Lamb from Britain from Aviation & Aerospace News
Both flying the flag for the same country, UK pilots Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb ramped up their technical activity over the off season to help solidify Britain's position near...

RBAR Coverage - Smoke-ON

Canada's top air cadets celebrate 100 years of flight from Headline News
Nova Scotia was home to the top Air Cadet pilots from across the country from February 20 to 23, 2009 as they came to participate in celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada.

Reunited with Sea Harrier at Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton - Yeovil Express
WHEN John Brooks arrived in for work at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton on Monday morning little did he realise that later in the day he would be reunited with one of the Sea Harriers he officially received on behalf of 899 ...

World War II vets' stories keep history alive - Charleston Post Courier, SC
Seventh-graders Joe Velazquez and self-described 'B-25 freak' John Smith, with encouragement from Patricia Clarkin-Smith, get autographs from veterans Reamer Cockfield (left) and William Cart at The Citadel's WWII Oral History Project. ...

Final mission: Before death, local aviator visited beloved bomber ... - The News Herald, FL
There was also time for some aerobatic fun. One time near the Adriatic Sea, the pilot he was training saw a farm below and decided to buzz the chicken house with the B-24. "He pulled up sharp right over the chicken coop and took it straight up for ...

DAV Flight Team Flies Doolittle Raiders by admin
The DAV Flight Team participated in the 67th Reunion of the Doolittle Raiders. Held in Columbia, SC on April 17th and 18th, 2009, the reunion celebrated the anniversary of the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo and honored the veteran pilots and crew who undertook the bombing that proved to be a pivotal point in World War II.

Old bomber at bottom - Waukegan News Sun, IL
The National Naval Aviation Museum, Naval History Heritage Command and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency expect to receive the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber on Friday at Larsen Marine in Waukegan Harbor. A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber ...

Flypast to honour 'bouncing bomb' inventor - Fleetwood Today, UK
One of Britain's greatest war-time inventors will be honoured by a flypast of RAF Tornado jets as a Lake District hotel pays tribute to a famous former guest. Sir Barnes Wallis, best known for inventing the "bouncing bomb" which led to the Dam Busters ...

CIA ran a radar monitoring station in Helsinki from Military Photos by Lazarou
... Oxcart refers to the Lockheed A-12 spy craft that was capable of flying at more than three times the speed of sound at heights of up to 95,000 feet. ...

Orange County Great Park gets wings with Aviation and Heritage Museum - OCMetro
Orange County Great Park Design Team member and renowned architect Enrique Norten of TEN-Arquitectos will unveil a conceptual design for the park's Aviation and Heritage Museum during tomorrow's board meeting. The board of directors, Seda Yaghoubian of the Great Park Design Studio and Great Park Corp.'s Cliff Wallace will be among those in attendance.

Residents fight to keep Charles Lindberg Historic Site open - Minnesota Public Radio, MN
by Ambar Espinoza, Minnesota Public Radio Little Falls, Minn. — Residents in Little Falls are sending local legislators letters, emails and petitions in a campaign to keep the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site open. The aviator's boyhood home is one ...

Young Eagles Fly-in Saturday at Crookston airport - Crookston Daily Times, MN
By Staff reports The UND chapter of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) will be offering airplane rides at their 10th annual Young Eagles Fly-in on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Crookston Municipal Airport. ...

Free Lake Tahoe event - Kids fly free with the Young Eagles -
The mission of the Young Eagles program is to provide young people with a free introductory flight experience. Children between the ages of 8 and 17, called "Young Eagles", are welcome and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. ...

PICTURE: How much change will Galactic's mothership see? - flightglobal
So now during a straight forward touch and go manoeuvre Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnight Two (WK2) prototype Virgin Mothership Eve struck its tail as the pilot fought to control a roll left due to a 15kt cross wind, which normally should not be a problem
Its further evidence that Scaled Composites, for all its expertise, did not realise the degree that a two fuselage aircraft with a Boeing 757 scale wing would require larger vertical fins ...

In Rare Air: Local pilots discuss art of ballooning - Voice Tribune
The first husband and wife piloting team, George and Mary Berth Troutman, participated in the race in 1976. The Orville Redenbacher Popcorn balloon was the first special shape entry in 1977

Continental Micronesia's plane pull will raise money for ... - Pacific Daily News, GU
Continental Micronesia will hold a Plane Pull event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society from 8 am to 4 pm April 25 at the Continental hangar in Tiyan. Each team is allowed 25 members. The team that tugs a Continental Airlines 737 ...

Episode 44 - RunwayGirl (via Airplane Geeks Podcast) from FlightBlogger - FriendFeed

Uncontrolled Airspace #131 "Among Friends"
The entire UCAP Gang is on the ground at the 2009 Sun 'n Fun Fly-In this week. They've gotten together with a bunch of their friends for some actual, face-to-face hangar flying. They talk about some of the airplanes they've seen so far... some new avionics that everyone seems to be excited about... and to ponder the difference between a Kitfox and a Boeing 767. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #131 "Among Friends"

Photos of AirCommand at Cecil Field Air Show.
Aero Vodochody L-39, L-59, L-159 Albatros (privately owned) from FenceCheck Forums
SR-71 Blackbird / Beale AFB Airshow 2009 / Photo Gallery from
A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog from FenceCheck Forums
C-130 Hercules from FenceCheck Forums
Rocket Girls #68 - big catch-up from Dick's Rocket Dungeon
Endangered whooping crane follows aircraft in unique migration by tnhat
RQ-4 Global Hawk / Beale AFB Airshow 2009 -
In-cockpit Huey UH-1H at Cosford 2007 from PlanesTV (BETA)
Bucker Jungmann at Cosford 2007 from PlanesTV (BETA)
General Aviation from FenceCheck Forums

Getting To Know The AarrrrV-6 (RV-6) from Airpigz Blog by Martt Clupper
Saturday April 18 was an absolutely perfect day for flying in the Midwest... about 70 degrees, light winds and a beautiful blue sky with a light mix of wispy high clouds to take the sharp edges of all that sweet sunshine. It was a great day to be alive!
It just couldn't have worked out any better that Dave Gamble (twitter: @SirHogarth) was meeting me at the Warsaw, Indiana airport (ASW) with his Van's RV-6 to give me a ride in one of the most popular homebuilts designs ever.
This was also a great chance to try putting together an AirPigz video of the experience as well.

The AirPigz Video from The PapaGolf Chronicles by DaveG
We did that interview unrehearsed and in one take. I think that was beneficial - if I had had too much time to stew about it, I don't think it would have gone as well.

For the latest News @ Full Throttle and additional features visit © You may also subscribe for daily automatic E-mail delivery directly to your Inbox!

-Twitter: IndyTransponder -MySpace: IndyTransponder
Send Notices > Releases > Updates > Be a Contributor > Contact:

No comments: