Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Indy Transponder 27-APR-09 2330z

Airshow tribute - AOPA Pilot
By Dave Hirschman When former Aeroshell Team Leader Alan Henley was severely injured last year in a home accident, his flying friends quickly came up with the idea to raise money to offset his massive medical costs: an airshow. They carried it off in ...

Sun 'N Fun 2009 - Saturday and Sunday from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)
... Matt Chapman flew his Eagle 580 to the edges of the envelope again. Really nice low-energy maneuvers and masterful handling of the aircraft. I'm not sure that many of those watching really understand what it takes to do some of the really slow stuff, but I was amazed. Embry-Riddle Eagle 580. Lycoming IO-580 engine, 330hp. 1,300 lbs. 400 degrees/second roll rate. +/- 10 gees. Yeah! ...

Sun 'n Fun attendance down - AOPA Pilot
By Dave Hirschman Sun 'n Fun President John Burton said April 26 that attendance dropped 10 percent this year from last year's record high, but he was "extremely pleased" that the six-day airshow wasn't marred by accidents, and that consumers appeared ...

Rockford airfest lands F-22 Raptors - WREX-TV, IL
The US Air Force's F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will headline this year's Rockford airfest. Rockford's will be the only Midwest show where you can see the Raptor Demonstration Team this year. "We are extremely excited to showcase ...

Atlanta, May 2-3, the Annual Robbins Airforce Base Airshow featuring the US AirForce's Thunderbirds by Dwayne Johnson

Vintage Aircraft & Automobiles Create Family Fun at Downsview Park - Observatorul, Canada
The Canadian Air & Space Museum is pleased to announce the 4th annual Wings & Wheels Heritage Festival will take place May 22-24, 2009 at Downsview Park in Toronto. This family-friendly event is held in the original de Havilland Canada manufacturing ...

WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber to visit Prescott's Love Field - Read It Here, AZ
On display May 1st through 3rd, Sentimental Journey is one of the few Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses still flying in the world. It is maintained and operated as a flying museum by the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum based in Mesa, ...

Annual DC Fly-In Preview - BigNews.biz (press release), MA
This week's 2009 Regional DC Fly-in comes at a critical time, as businesses and local governments wrestle with budget challenges. Greater Spokane Incorporated (the region's Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council - GSI for short) will ...

Tuskegee Airmen ... the legacy continues from Air Force Link Top Stories
Four Tuskegee Airmen visited the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing here April 23 to 25 and met the Airmen who are continuing their legacy in the 21st century.
Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson; retired Lt. Col. James Warren; retired Maj. George Boyd; and former Staff Sgt. Phillip Broome met Airmen from across the wing, visited several facilities, and attended the 332nd AEW Combat Dining-In during their three-day visit here.
"I'm really thrilled at the opportunity to see and associate with such fine young people that represent my country, America," said Colonel Warren. "It is a pleasure to see the wonderful things that you (332nd AEW) are doing."

Tuskegee Airmen Use Social Media to Share Experiences from American Forces Information Services
As the Defense Department ventures into social media, even the famed Tuskegee Airmen are using popular social media tools to engage others and inform the world about their service.

Last Blue Alpha from Neptunus Lex
... The A-model was a fun jet in pure BFM, a little lighter in the nose than the Charlies, especially those fielded without Enhanced Performance Engines, so I reckon they make pretty good airshow platforms too. Especially after removing the gun and missile launchers. ...

B.E.2, Avro 504 and Spitfire debut at Omaka from Aeroplane Monthly News
Debut appearances by three three very significant, recently-completed New Zealand restorations were the highlights of the superb Classic Fighters Air Show at Omaka, near Blenheim, over the Easter weekend. Full story includes video of the B.E.2 in the air!

Pictures from a Sunday afternoon on the deck. We live in the same city as Langley AFB, and every year the USAF Thunderbirds ma from Technorati
Pictures from a Sunday afternoon on the deck. We live in the same city as Langley AFB, and every year the USAF Thunderbirds make a stop for the airshow. Luckily, where our house is located, they fly right over us, as they are turning to make the run into Langley. Here are a few pictures from Sunday afternoon. These were all taken from our front deck. Susan, I hope your DH had a great time visiting here! Unfortunately it was really HOT this weekend. The heat and humidity we had this weeke ...

Abu Dhabi Race Day Review. - Bleacher Report, CA
by Frazz Martello (Scribe) The much-anticipated first race of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships in Abu Dhabi climaxed with the current champion Arch brilliantly snatching the win from British hopeful Bonhomme. The day of racing began with the ...

RBAR Updates by Smoke-On!
Eugene "EK" Nitschke - Fremont News Messenger, OH
Eugene proudly served with the Army Air Corp during WWII starting in B 25, B 17 bombers (12th Air Force 123rd Bomb Group 447th Squadron) and later C 47 aircraft for the Air Transport Command, retiring with the rank of Captain. ...

T-50, Trainer Turns Fighter from Aviationweek
A highly modified F-16 derivative and the world's only supersonic advanced trainer, South Korea's T-50 Golden Eagle will have an attack variant ready with production beginning in 2013.

Swansong for Vimy replica from Aeroplane Monthly News
Following commemorative air display appearances this season, Vickers Vimy replica NX71MY is expected to be retired in November and preserved permanently at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey.

Spitfire IX to Australia from Aeroplane Monthly News
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX MH603 is moving to Scone, New South Wales, for completion of its rebuild to fly.

Spitfire Tr.9 sold from Aeroplane Monthly News
British adventurer Steve Brooks outbid all comers to acquire Supermarine Spitfire Tr.9 G-ILDA/SM520 at Bonhams' auction on April 20.

Storm Damages 22 Aircraft In Ottawa from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Click for more photosphotos courtesy ofRain Aviation BlogThe front that's hammered the central part of the continent for the past couple of days took a particularly vicious toll on an airport in Ottawa, Canada. On the same night that members of Rockliffe Flying Club were celebrating their annual black-tie Wings Dinner on Saturday night, a destructive weather system ripped through the flight line only yards away on their airport grounds. As they left the dinner, they were greeted by a debris field of aircraft and parts mixed with uprooted trees, a smashed clubhouse, trashed storage boxes, and two inverted aircraft, each of which was left blocking access to the airport's taxiway. According to the Rockcliffe Flying Club Manager Simon Garrett, at least 22 aircraft were damaged by the severe storm, half of which appear to be probable write-offs.

Tulsa museum applies for space shuttles - KTEN
(AP) - Officials with the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium have applied to NASA to become the home for 1 of the three soon-to-be-retired space shuttles.

Pancakes, planes at fly-in - Traverse City Record Eagle, MI
Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, which will include fundraising auctions and a raffle, will help the EAA provide scholarships for students in Northwestern Michigan College's aviation program, Sky High Hope purchase computer equipment and the ...

NASA TV to Air U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction May 2 from NASA Breaking News
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2009 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, May 2, at 3 p.m. EDT.

B-2 stealth bike on display in May at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
As part of the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will display a special B-2 stealth bike next to its B-2 aircraft in the museum's Cold War Gallery, May 2-28.
Northrop Grumman, the Air Force's B-2 prime contractor, commissioned Orange County Choppers, Newburgh, N.Y., to design and build the B-2 bomber-themed motorcycle to serve as a visual center-piece for its year-long series of B-2 anniversary events.

20 Sqn Hunters and pilots-1962 Singapore by Postfade
This was a VERY unexpected surprise. B-17! from FlightBlogger - FriendFeed
Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase - AVweb
An F-22A Raptor in high speed maneuver during AirPower over Hampton Roads from Air-Attack.com

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