Monday, April 27, 2009

Indy Transponder 27-APR-09 1030z

Langley showcases airpower to conclude Air Force Week - Air Force News — By US Air Force on April 27, 2009 at 5:25 am (No Ratings Yet) Loading ...LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va: 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.

Fly-In Sees Attendance Drop Off - The Ledger, FL
While the Golden Knights are quite popular, they're not the draw of the military fighter jet teams like the Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds packed them in last year. Burton said he didn't know whether the lack of a jet fighter team hurt attendance but ...

Sun n Fun 2009 Air-to-Air Photo Shoot from Reggie Paulk by (Reggie Paulk)
Flying in a Cessna 210 with Jim Koepnick and Bruce Moore, I got to experience first hand what it's like to take off into a beautiful sunset and photograph an airplane over the Gulf of Mexico. I'll be writing an article about the experience for
Sport Aerobatics Magazine's June issue, so keep an eye out for it.

Pilots N Paws at Sun 'n Fun from AVWeb Podcast - Podcast
Just over a year ago, John Wehrenberg joined with old friend Debi Boies to form a non-profit organization that helps volunteer pilots connect with animal shelters that need to transport pets to new homes. At Sun 'n Fun 2009, Wehrenberg told AVweb's Mary Grady how the organization got started and how it works…

Reno Air Races 2006 Precious Metal Gold Metals, Silver Metals, Precious Metals from
The unique sights and sounds of a classic P-51 racer.

Exclusive Video: Martin Jetpack Shows Improved Controllability from AVwebFlash Current Issue
At last year's AirVenture, the Martin Jetpack was easily the most anticipated and hyped product. But the sort-of jetpack only sort of flew, with spotters keeping a close eye on it. Martin has shown the vehicle will fly without external assistance in this latest video, but as AVweb Video Editor Glenn Pew explains, the latest demonstration may not answer all those questions from Oshkosh.

Airpark show to benefit museum - Times Record News, TX
Festivities begin at 11 am and will include aerobatic flights by Mac McGregor and David Martin, museum tours, a barbecue dinner, rides in a World War I Model T staff car and carrier pigeon demonstrations. There will also be an auction of aerobatic ...

Veteran’s Airlift Command from PropBlast by mjg
Want to help? If you’d like to, you can donate to
Veterans Airlift Command via their website . Better yet, if you are a pilot, or know one, consider signing as a mission pilot with the Veterans Airlift Command. I’ve not had the honor of being able to fly a mission yet but hope to when I can make it happen.

Parachuting VFS Web Challenge - World Air Sports Federation, Switzerland
An international aerobatic competition open to solo pilots, formation teams, piston-engine, turbo-jet and jet aircraft flying to music. [ more ] FAI medals and diplomas aim at giving public recognition to those who have made outstanding contributions ...

Airplane Smell: The scent of man’s winged history from The Airplane Blog by 500knots
I have been in love with WW2 era airplanes since I could walk. But as I grew older in age and knowledge of the aircraft themselves, and then having flown a few … I began to realize that what I love most about them now is the human element and the real human history behind them. After all, iconic aircraft would not be icons or even exist if you-and-I type of people didn’t build them, fly them … and love them…

Restored B-17 bomber on view at Museum of Flight - Seattle Times
On Saturday and Sunday, rides on the aircraft - at a cost of around $400 - will be available hourly from 10 am to 4 pm, followed by ground tours of the plane from 4:30 to 6 pm The flights include about 30 minutes in the air.

Aviation museum sells historic plane - St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO
By Mary Ann Ford BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The 1942 DC-3 airplane that has been a mainstay at the Prairie Aviation Museum for 25 years has been sold to a Florida aircraft restoration company. It left for its southward journey late last week. ...

Philanthropist, civic leader, businessman Clyde Coenen remembered - Wrightstown Post Gazette, WIAs a member of the 8th Air Force of the Army Air Corps, he was a lead bombardier in the B-17 Flying Fortress, completing 35 missions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. "He always loved that song 'The White Cliffs of Dover' ...

Aeronautical school gets like-new helicopter from Vertical Online RSS Feeds - News Page

Bell nuclear powered *Helicopter* from The Unwanted Blog by admin
Yeah, an atomic chopper. No idea how serious this was, but it was apparently granted the “development” number of D-1007. Dates from 1960; 300 feet long, 200 mph top speed, 500,000 pounds. No further data, though it looks as if the reactor must have gone in the extreme tail.

Movie Monday - April 26 - The Sukhoi Story from FlightBlogger - Aviation News, Commentary and Analysis by Jon Ostrower
This week's Movie Monday takes you inside Russia's Sukhoi aircraft company and it's extraordinary history. The documentary, with all its rare historical footage, comes to us this week in six ten-minute segments. I'm going to be traveling all day today on my way to Seattle and somewhat incommunicado, so I'm not sure there will be any posting until much later today, but feel free to follow my
updates on twitter as this very, very busy week progresses…

Photos from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
Patriots Jet Team Four Plane Pass / Beale AFB Airshow 2009
Viper West F-16 Afterburner Climbout / Beale AFB Airshow 2009
A-10 Thunderbolt II Diving In To Show Center / Beale AFB Airshow 2009
U-2 Dragon Lady / Beale AFB Airshow 2009
F-5E Tiger II VFC-13 / Beale AFB Airshow 2009

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