Monday, April 27, 2009

Indy Transponder 27-APR-09 0410z

Benefit Air Show Raises $110000 For Alan Henley - AVweb, CT
"By golly, we had an airshow!" said Thompson. The Henleys live in Alabama, where Alan continues to undergo rehabilitation. The Aeroshell team has established a foundation to benefit the family, donations are accepted online.
Knights kick off 2009 show; Mayor Al King accepts baton - Goldsboro News Argus, NC
By Kenneth Fine Goldsboro's Mayor Al King receives a mahogany baton from members of the US Army Golden Knights parachute team at the Wings Over Wayne air show Saturday. Will McKnight looked skyward when a voice blared out of the tall speakers ...

Thousands pack base for Day 1 of Seymour Johnson's big show - Goldsboro News Argus, NC
By Kenneth Fine An F-15E Strike Eagle and a P-51 Mustang make their heritage flight pass above the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line Saturday during the Wings Over Wayne air show. The air show is set to resume today at 9 am, with the same ...

Two more soar high with Angels - Goldsboro News Argus, NC
By Steve Herring For Bill Bryan and Dan Jackson, being suited up to soar with the Blue Angels only to be grounded because of the weather was kind of like waving candy in front of child only to tell him he cannot have it. ...

Hybrid at Sun 'n Fun: It's a plane, it's a car, it's a Transition from Technorati
Posted By RichC on April 25, 2009 I've posted a couple times (1 & 2) before on Terrafugia's Transition experimental airplane/car and wanted to include a little video from the Tampa Fox affiliate taken at the Sun 'n Fun airshow in Landland Florida. A group of students from M.I.T. developed a two-seat aircraft that can take off and land at small airports and drive within seconds drive on the roadways. The airplane/car vehicle runs on regular gasoline and can fly at 115 mph or drive on hi

Sun N Fun 2009 Photo Thread by Bug Smasher
Amazing video: Ride in the cockpit with Sean D. Tucker and hear his views on being an airshow pilot. by theledger

AVweb's Sun 'n Fun 2009 Podcast #11: Tecnam Donates Aircraft to ERAU Flight Team from AVWeb Podcast - Podcast
Some of the best new pilots come out of university flight competitions, and Tecnam Aircraft is fostering that movement by donating an aircraft to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's team. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Lyn Birmingham of Tecnam USA at Sun 'n FunThis podcast is brought to you by Bose Corporation and WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather.

Stunt Pilot Is a Hollywood Movie Veteran from
Corkey Fornof has flown in 48 movies, often with jeopardy as his co-pilot. His best-known maneuver? Flying through a hangar in "Octopussy," one of four James Bond movies in which he flew.

Airshow latest April 2009 from Gary Watson's Posts - Stick and Rudder
Sent off today to try and get to the 'Press-Day' at RAF Waddington on the thursday of the week run-up yo the weekend show. Possible arrivals day friday. PdF will display on Sunday only. Fingers- crossed for a 'ridge of high pressure'.
Possible visit to Radom Air Show Poland, South of Warsaw, making plans now !! 'God Bless' Ryanair !!
Sounds like Saturday tea-time flight from East Midlands, overnight stay at Airport Hotel, then either train or hire car to Radom, late return, no rush then over-night stay again at airport hotel, then morning/early afteroon look around
Warsaw, then home to EMA. ...

Air show future not in question - Herald Times Reporter, WI
But according to Curt Drumm, the chairman/producer of Thunder on the Lakeshore and Tom Bare, the president of Manitowoc Aviation Resources Inc., the nonprofit foundation that sponsors the annual air show, the future of that event is not in question. ...

9th Spring Meeting in Castiglione del Lago - Dedalon News (Google Translator)
... the presence of some 1,500 aircraft, 30,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors and forecasts for these days are in line with these figures. This edition also serves as a prelude to presentation of the Frecce Tricolori ...

RBAR Coverage from Smoke-On!

Aviator's "gentle soul" gave wing to hundreds - Denver Post, CO
He was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in 1985. By that time he had flown 40000 hours on 351 types of aircraft. "He mentored hundreds of aviators," Coble said, and taught his three daughters to fly. Only one, Lark Applehans, ...

94-year-old veteran to visit WWII Memorial in DC - The Tennessean, TN
During his service, he delivered supplies and soldiers on B-24 and B-25 bombers in the China-Burma-India theater of war. "I feared for my life seven days a week," he said. "Everybody had to take care of himself." After years in the construction ...

A WWII vet finally opens up about his extraordinary good luck - Southtown Star, IL
A World War II-era B-17 is painted in the colors of the 385th Bombardment Group, of which Carl Zielinski was a member. But I wanted to hear about it – and I was certain the rest of the world would, too. The 86-year-old Oak Lawn resident flew 35 ...

Eighty attend Anzac day memorial - BBC News, UK
The memorial service on Saturday included a flypast by the Lancaster. Memorials took place nationwide. Paul Wilkinson, who served in the Lancaster Squadrons said it was important for veterans to remember lost friends. He said: "I sat for an exam in ...

Aviation Hero - Bob Hoover by Ted of Aviation Bull
Bob Hoover is one of my all time favorite pilots and this video is a testament to his character. Definitely a must watch, thanks RJ!!

Pines woman, nearing 100, made aviation history at age 21 - Delmarva Daily Times, MD
Longtime legendary pilot Paul Ennis of Salisbury said he would be delighted to take the aviatrix pioneer flying in his fabric-covered 1929 Great Lakes open cockpit biplane that he flies with helmet and goggles. "Yeah, I'd go up. What do I have to lose? ...

Top Gun pilot leads Hubble 'mission impossible' - Times Online
When Nasa came up with the idea of sending seven astronauts to save the HubbleSpace Telescope, it seemed to be a case of Mission: Impossible. So dangerouswas the plan that it was scrapped.
Four years on, the quest to rescue Hubble — described as one of the mostvaluable scientific instruments ever built — is back on, with the fighterpilot who flew Tom Cruise's aerial stunts in the film Top Gun at thecontrols.
As Hubble marked its 19th anniversary yesterday, Captain Scott Altman and hiscrew began final preparations for a daring mission in which they will launchfrom Florida on the space shuttle Atlantis, chase and capture the telescopeat 17,500mph (128,000km/h), then clamber on board to service it whiledrifting 304 miles above Earth.

Pilot gets 2nd chance to thank rescuer from Air Force Times - News
The first time retired Lt. Col. Dale Zelko and Col. Phil "Goldie" Haun met, they hugged like brothers.

F-15-F-22 Passing of the Torch Ceremony from Military Pictures
Description: Maj. Jason Costello (right) and Maj. Paul Moga share words before the F-15 Eagle/F-22 Raptor Passing of the Torch Ceremony Dec. 1 at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The ceremony showcased the end of an era for the F-15 East Coast Demo Team and the beginning of the F-22 Raptor leading the way in aerial fighter demonstration. Major Costello is an F-15 East Demonstration team pilot, and Major Moga is the new F-22 Raptor East Coast Demonstration team pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers

Twitter is good for something after all... from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
... Members of the South Dakota Aviation Association gathered at the hangar at Clyde Ice Field near Spearfish on a 2007 Friday evening to honor four Pioneers in Aviation by inducting them into the SD Aviation Hall of Fame. They also presented the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award; and certificates to six South Dakotans as the 2007 Combat Air Crew Memorial Award recipients. ...

Hero of the Hudson Visits Alma Mater from Aviation & Aerospace News
Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger, who saved U.S. Airways Flight 1549 with a heroic water landing in January, returned to the Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, CO, to...

Slideshow: Celebrating airport's 80 years - Tracy Press, CA
The airport hosted home-built and private airplanes that flew in for the day, including a visit an aerobatic team called the Patriots. There were also demonstrations from a hang glider school. Visitors toured the airport grounds and saw airplanes up ...

World War II planes to be dislpayed - Malakoff News, TX
Lastly, a view from the bombardier's seat looking straight down with nothing but a piece of ¼ inch glass between you and the ground as you attempt to line up the assigned target as Doolittle's Raiders did over Japan, sending the Emperor a little taste ...

Gene de Marco's magnificent flying machine - New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
The reproduction aircraft took three years to build and thousands of man-hours to make it ready for its public launch at a Masterton airshow dedicated to World War I aircraft on Anzac Day. While some of the engineering made it complicated at times, ...

Baron's plane - Marlborough Express, New Zealand
JEM Aviation has sponsored the reactivation of three Fokker triplanes, which will appear in this year's airshow. No Classic Fighter's Airshow would be complete without an appearance by the Red Baron and this year three replica World War 1 Fokker ...

Puppy love - Marlborough Express, New Zealand
NEW ARRIVAL: Classic Fighters Airshow volunteers, from left, Dave McDonald and John Evans unload a Sopwith Pup from a container which arrived at Omaka last Saturday. They are some of the 400 people working behind the scenes to make this year's show ...

B-24 Liberator from Technorati
Having seen a World War II era B-24 bomber up close at the Sun n Fun airshow recently, I found this very cool video on the Jay Leno's Garage website. I particularly like the last few minutes when the old bird takes flight and Jay is along side it in a P-51 Mustang fighter with a huge sh*t-eating grin on his face!

Sea Bee: from Technorati
The Republic Sea Bee, a seaplane that has over the last few days increasingly captured my imagination. Such an odd, yet sensible design: it looks funny but it also looks like it makes sense on some fundamental level. I like I said, it just sort of captures my imagination. What a fascinating thing. I'm still all aglow from the airshow. I've had my head in the clouds all day long...maybe someday soon, I'll be able to get airborne again. We shall see.

Children's Museum Gets Technology Grant - Hartford Business
The New England Air Museum received a grant of $5000 from the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Inc. to support the delivery of the museum's Soarfor Science education program to the Vernon Middle School fourth graders. ...

Experimental Aircraft Association to offer free flights for ... - TCPalm, FL
This event is sponsored by local businesses and volunteers, and is part of the national Young Eagles program chaired by actor Harrison Ford and former Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first person to break the speed of sound. The national program has given ...

Pullers aid Special Olympics - News & Observer, NC
That's the anything-but-intuitive concept behind the Plane Pull, an annual charity event for Special Olympics North Carolina. This year's edition, held Saturday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and sponsored by a long list of local businesses, ...

Hobbyists fly high with radio-controlled planes - Rocky Mount Telegram, NC
A remote-controlled model Sopwith Pup owned by Rick Cawley soars over Town Creek Field on Saturday during the Tad Dietrich Memorial Fly In. Bob Wesley, center, shares a laugh with Kirby Southerland as he pilots a model Sopwith Pup Saturday during the ...

WW2 bomb found at museum near Merkel's flat from Military Photos
An unexploded World War Two-era bomb weighing 100 kg was discovered on Friday by construction workers near Berlin's Neues Museum and police evacuated a surrounding area that includes Chancellor Angela Merkel's flat. ...

Amateur Rocket To Fly From Eastern Shore - WJZ, MD
More Saturn V fun [Update] from RLV and Space Transport News [video]

Pic of the week (28 April): F-16 lights up sky from Flight Image of the Day
P-8A take-off photos from Ares by Guy Norris
SE-5A from FenceCheck Forums
Swiss Air Force from FenceCheck Forums
Corsair at Aviation Museum in Oregon by AirCavRocks
B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, Air Power Over Hampton Roads, April 2009 - from Military Pictures by Scott
F-15E at Milwaukee air show from Military Pictures by The Watcher
Handley Page Victor, Farnborough Airshow 1961, England. from
Slideshow: Celebrating airport's 80 years - Tracy Press, CA

Aeroplane Photographic Archive news - Aeroplane Magazine - History in the Air
As featured on pages 26–27 of the June issue of Aeroplane, 2009 sees the 100th anniversary of British naval aviation, hence this month's nautical selection. The Grumman G-36A was the first of the Wildcat variants to be adopted for service by the Fleet Air Arm, and was named the Martlet Mk I in FAA service. Built to meet a French requirement, the entire G-36A order was diverted to the Admiralty after the fall of France, the type featuring non-folding wings, four 0·50in machine-guns and a 1,200 h.p. Wright Cyclone radial engine.

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