Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Sun-N-Fun 2009 Review from PassionAviator by bryris
It was different this year. The feeling of it. I am not sure if it was merely the fact that the crowds were smaller, I cannot quite place my finger on it. However, I can say with surety that the numbers will be way down as compared to recent years. No doubt due to the economy, new found parking fees, cost of fuel, etc. ...

Earning 'Best Plane' Honors a Matter of Details - The Ledger, FL
Their inspection complete, the judges put down their clipboards and head off to examine the next contestant. Judging for all categories of aircraft, including home-built aircraft, Warbirds, ultralights, seaplanes and others, continued through Friday, ...

Polk Theatre Movie is in Honor of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in - The Ledger, FL
"HELL'S ANGELS" screens at the Polk Theatre this weekend, in honor of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in. The 1930 movie, about early flyers, was directed by Howard Hughes. Screenings take place at 7:30 pm today and 2 pm Sunday. Admission is $6 adults, ...

AVweb's Sun 'n Fun 2009 Video #10: Cross Country on a Pole from Aviation & Aerospace News
Experimental aircraft pilot Arty Trost flew an open-cockpit 55-mph aircraft from Oregon to Florida for the Sun 'n Fun air show. The cross-country aircraft is a Maxair Drifter.This video...

Foes in skies over Vietnam, pilots now friends -, VA
The former North Vietnamese aviator stood ramrod straight as a men's quartet sang the American national anthem and a medley of songs honoring the US military. US Rep. Brett Guthrie said it was proof that "Americans make our enemies our friends. ...

PFP # 44 Sun 'n Fun 2009 & Linda Meeks from The Pilot's Flight PodLog
This week is a very special episode of The Pilot's Flight Podlog. Will and David broadcast live from the deck of Sun 'n Fun Radio during the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In 2009 in Lakeland, Florida. Our guest this week is Linda Meeks, pilot and founder of Girls With Wings. We talk about the fly-in, Linda's flight experience, how to encourage new pilots, and much, much more. All this while enjoying the distraction of airplanes arriving and departing.

AOPA Sun 'n Fun page

Langley showcases airpower to conclude Air Force Week from Air Force Link Top Stories
Airpower took center stage during the first day of Airpower over Hampton Roads, a three-day airshow culmination of Air Force Week April 24 here.
Thousands of people from the surrounding Hampton Roads area came to the first day of airshows to witness static displays and aerial demonstrations by several aircraft to include an F-15 Eagle, Navy F-18 Hornet and an F-22 Raptor.
The Langley AFB flightline featured more than 50 static displays, some of them with crewmembers, pilots and Airmen on hand to describe their capabilities and their use in the war effort.

Feel the air power - Daily Press, VA
All eyes were on the skies Friday afternoon at Langley for the Air Power Over Hampton Roads airshow. Above, left: A C5A Galaxy shows off its ample cargo space. Above, center: Daryl Williams tries to block out the noise as he and other second graders ...

Pictures from Langley Airshow from Military Photos by (T)Sgt

Vidalia Onion Festival in full swing - WTOC, GA
"We will have the arts and crafts festival. The gates to the air show open at 9am and kids 12 and under get in free. We've got a great show lined up," said festival chairman Doug Roper. Acrobatic pilot Julie Clark gave the crowd a preview Friday night. ...

Wings Over Wayne show returns to the air -
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, NC - The Navy's Blue Angels jet demonstration team is performing at this weekend's air show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The annual Wings Over Wayne event features various flight demonstrations from military and ...

Blue Angels Practice Maneuvers - My Fox 8, NC
GOLDSBORO, NC - The Blue Angels, the US Navy's premier aviators will put their amazing skills on display this weekend at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Also performing at the Wings Over Wayne Air Show are The Golden Knights, the US Army Parachute Team ...

Hundreds flock to Prairie Air Show Wing Off - Peoria Journal Star
By PATRICK OLDENDORF AND ERIN WOOD Chicken wings may not bring images of flight to mind, but doing just that was the point of the seventh annual Prairie Air Show Wing Off. "(The wing off) is a correlation between wings and airplane wings," said Brett ...

Qtown turns it on for Anzac Day - Otago Daily Times, New Zealand
... said he was thrilled with another good turnout. " It's been going up and up every year. I couldn't be happier,'' he said. The morning concluded with a double flyover by a 1944 P51 Mustang, from Wanaka Warbirds, flown by owner Robert Brock.

ANZAC Day 2009 from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings
April 25 is ANZAC Day in New Zealand. The name ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corp, and recognises the special bond that New Zealand and Australian troops have had over many years, particularly from Gallipoli. For the official version of things, check out this New Zealand Government ANZAC website. ...

Air show to honor local hero with flight - Battle Creek Enquirer
Organizers of the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival and the US Air Force Thunderbirds are searching for just the right person to ride in one of the F-16 fighters.

Golden Knights Brighten Sky - The Ledger, FL
By Rick Rousos SFC Jeffrey Schafer, Team Leader, adjusts his goggles before take off with the United States Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" Black Demonstration Team during the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, ...

Cobra gunship put through its paces - Macon Telegraph, GA
The quartet of agile Cobras that comprise the Sky Soldiers Demonstration Team have a way of turning heads on the ground and, if you happen to be strapped inside one, twisting necks. They sport the looks and moves of a locust. ...

Little eyes get big aerobatics show - MyFox Tampa Bay, FL
Aerobatics pilot Greg Poe showed off his skills to some Pasco elementary students Friday, while teaching them some life lessons along the way. TRINITY - Greg Poe can make his MX2 airplane roll 420 degrees a second. "Other people see blue sky and green ...

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Second World War veterans from around the world met at Elvington ... - The Press in York, UK
The 70 members of the Escape Lines Memorial Society (ELMS) gathered at the Yorkshire Air Museum for the unveiling of a bench dedicated to all those who aided wartime escapees. A rose and plaque were also unveiled in memory of flying officer Albert Day, ...

RAF parade brings city to standstill - Lincolnshire Echo, UK
At around 11.45am, the crowd turned their attention to the skies as two RAF aircraft – a Sentry and a Sentinel – took part in a flypast. For one onlooker, the event had special significance. Chris Parkes (68) from Waddington was an 18-year-old corporal ...

Aerobatic challenge for charity - BBC News, UK
A man is attempting to complete 15 aerobatic flights over three days to raise money for Gloucestershire-based charity Fly2help. Jason Phelan started his challenge at Kemble Airfield near Cirencester and hopes to fly in 13 different planes, ...

OSH Tower Waste Is Tragic By Russ Niles
... What I hate is that it was hauled to the dump like last week's trash. With only a tiny amount of imagination, something even I can muster, that building would have been a fundraising gold mine. How much would you pay for a souvenir brick? How about incorporating one of those giant pieces of glass into your house to frame your favorite view? Who knows what was left behind by the FAA that could have been a funky piece of memorabilia for someone for a good price?
And where could all this money have gone? How about Alan Henley's family? The family of leader of the Aeroshell team, injured in an accident at home last year, could certainly use it. EAA has plenty of good places it could go, like Young Eagles programs. Scholarships, grants to aviation projects, the list is long and important. ...

GrummanF8F : Message: NL9G F8F-1 SERIAL #18 from
The "former" Kalamazoo Air Zoo F8F-1 departed the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek
International Airport (AZO) the morning of April 22, 2009 with Steve Hinton at
the controls.
The aircraft had not flown since being damaged in an off airport landing, gear
up, in a field in Missouri after experiencing an in-flight engine failure in the
mid 1990's. ...

Student 'flies' last T-37 simulator mission from Air Force Link Top Stories
No one wants to be last in anything he or she does, especially when it comes to the highly-competitive Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, the world's only multi-nationally run undergraduate pilot training organization.
But 2nd Lt. Evan Negron, a 25-year-old Salem, N.J., native, said April 23 he didn't mind being the last student in the program's 27-year history to train in the T-37 Tweet simulator at Sheppard AFB.
"I really feel blessed and fortunate to be in the last T-37 class," he said. "I think it's neat to be part of a legacy."

Baa Baa Black Sheep from PPRuNe Forums by Fliegenmong
YouTube - Baa Baa Black Sheep Squadron
Loved this show when I was about 5 yrs old...loved it...corny as...but I'd run around with my arms cocked at a funny angle as a Corsair......loved it... great stuff and an F4U Corsair always holds a special place with me, I'll try to find some episodes to buy...:}

Day Trip: Museum offers air, space adventure - Modesto Bee
They all are made of metal, once traveled the sky as part of the US military and now are all on exhibit as they make their home at the Aerospace Museum of California. The museum is on the grounds of the former McClellan Air Force base, which ceased ...

Astronaut to be subject of film - Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska
It will be on display at the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland through Tuesday. (Jacob Hannah) Nebraska's first astronaut, Clay Anderson, will sign autographs at the Strategic Air and Space Museum from 11 am to 12:30 pm today. ...

Largest hobby rocket to date from High Power Rocketry by R2K
Steve Eves' Saturn V ROCKED Maryland's Eastern Shore from Dick's Rocket Dungeon
Video: Steve Landeene talks about Spaceport America from Personal Spaceflight by Jeff Foust

Podcast: Runway Girl is an Airplane Geek, and loves it from Runway Girl by Mary Kirby

Early X-22 artwork from The Unwanted Blog
Farnborough International Airshow 2008 from FenceCheck Forums
Cowtown Warbird Roundup 2009 from FenceCheck Forums
EGNW Wickenby from PPRuNe Forums by 7of9
USAF F-4 Phantom F-15C Eagle F-22 Eagle + Duck from Military Pictures
USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Team from Military Pictures
USAF F-15C Eagle Flyby from Military Pictures
M-61 Vulcan from The Unwanted Blog
Hughes H-1 Racer from FlightAware > Discussions

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