Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Indy Transponder 28-APR-09 1030z

Ninety-Nines to host touch down of 2010 Air Race Classic from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
From 1947 to 1977, women pilots would fly a cross country race called the Powder Puff Derby. After the last race, in 1977, the race was renamed the Air Race Classic.
www.airraceclassic.org - The world's oldest association for women pilots will make the Frederick Municipal Airport the finish line for its annual air race. The Frederick -based Sugarloaf Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is hosting the final stop in the Air Race Classic in June 2010. The Ninety-Nines is an international organization of about 6,000 licensed pilots from 35 countries. The Air Race Classic celebrates 81 years of all-women transcontinental air racing. http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=89143
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Aircraft on display during Friendship Day - Stars and Stripes, DC
The flight demonstrations will include Japan Air Self-Defense Force's "Blue Impulse" precision team, a Marine Corps VFA-102 Super Hornet team, a Pacific Air Force F-16 team, aerial refueling, a jetpack by Jetpack International, and an AV-8B Harrier jet ...

Two escape injury as ex-military jet crashes in field Witheridge, near Tiverton from http://www.thisiswesternmorningnews.co.uk/
It is thought the privately-owned ex-military aircraft – a BAC 167 Strikemaster – is operated by the Exeter Hunter Flying Club. It is understood it took off from Exeter International Airport before those flying the plane took the decision to crash land after losing power at around 2,000 feet.

Red Bull Air Race Remote Crew Earns Emmy Nod from Smoke-On by Tom
The Technical Remote Team for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship (the crew that brings amazing footage of the RBAR to your homes every year) is one of the best technical remote crews in the game. The coverage that they provide during each race is nothing short of spectacular and I’m not the only...

Forget Not About That All Important 16th Pilot….. from Smoke-On by Tom
There is another pilot in the Red Bull Air Race whose name may not be familiar and who is rarely seen in front of the camera but who has a crucial role to play in the World Championship competition. Jürg Fleischmann is the official helicopter pilot, flying the TV camera crew and photographers right up...

Race Planes Have Arrived In San Diego! from Smoke-On by Tom
Checking in with the good folks at Fence Check.com, we see that the race planes have arrived in San Diego!...

San Diego Race To Be Broadcast On ESPN 800 AM from Smoke-On by Tom
For fans within earshot of San Diego’s ESPN 800AM Radio Station, you will be pleased to know that the San Diego race will be broadcast for your listening pleasure. Check out their website for more info.

San Diego 96.5 KyXy Radio Listeners, Win Tickets To The San Diego Race from Smoke-On by Tom
For listeners of 96.5 KyXy FM in San Diego, here is your chance to win free tickets…Read More...

Glen Dell and Team 45 Update: Sights Set On San Diego from Smoke-On by Tom
Now that the first race in Abu Dhabi is over, we can sit back and take stock of all the good and bad experiences during our stay in the UAE….Read Full Entry...

Tuskegee Airmen Address 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Members - Systems, GA
Colonel Warren, a former member of the 477th Bombardment Group where he was a B-25 bombadier/navigator, said he felt an immediate kinship with the 386th Airmen. "You're away from home," he told them. "You're in a combat zone. ...

Inaugurazione stagione ufficiale Frecce Tricolori - Dedalo News, Italy
Venerdì prossimo, 1° maggio, la stagione ufficiale della Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale dell'Aeronautica Militare sarà inaugurata dalla consueta manifestazione "in casa" dedicata ai club Frecce Tricolori; la PAN, d'altronde, è l'unica pattuglia al ...

Former iron man plans aerodrome - Lismore Northern Star, Australia
The consortium is led by businessman and aviator Peter Lynch, who currently heads mining exploration company Waratah Coal. He has extensive experience developing large projects, like the Central Queensland mine Oaky North, a $240 million project. ...

Typhoon bound for museum - Horncastle Today, UK
In the same year it flew in formation with the Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Richard Ashton, director of the Imperial War Museum Duxford, said "We are delighted to receive the Typhoon and very much look forward to ...

Glenn Miller tribute concert to be at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories by nationalmuseum.usaf@wpafb.af.mil (Sarah Parke)
The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight's Night Flight Jazz Ensemble will celebrate the music of Maj. Alton Glenn Miller during the annual Glenn Miller outdoor concert at 6 p.m. on May 16 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The band will celebrate the heritage of this great American band leader by performing his classic tunes such as "In the Mood" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Special guests at this concert will be the "The Crew Chiefs," a vocal quartet from the United States Air Force Band at Bolling Air Force Base.

B-17 pays visit to Stockton - Stockton Record, CA
By David Siders STOCKTON - The B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast flew over Stockton on Monday. In the bombardier station was Michael Anderson, who said he was imagining what it might have been like to fly in that seat on a night mission in World War II. ...

White House apologizes for low-flying plane – CNN
The huge aircraft, which functions as Air Force One when the president is aboard, was taking part in a classified, government-sanctioned photo shoot, the Federal Aviation Administration said. "Last week, I approved a mission over New York. ...

Air-to-air At Sun n Fun 2009 from Reggie Paulk by reggie.paulk@gmail.com (Reggie Paulk)

Updates to the Steve Eves Saturn V links list from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick
FYI, although I've made a few follow-on posts, I have also been adding to the links list on my
main launch report.

ROCKETS Magazine's photos of Steve Eves' Saturn V launch from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick

Pyro Can Be Fun - Finally, let me share some pictures with you that I took at Sun-N-Fun this past weekend. This series of shots comes from part of the Saturday afternoon airshow. They had some WW2 fighters and bombers making loops of the airfield, and when the bombers went by, the pyro would go off. Now if you look close, you'll see what I think is some sort of fighter trainer flying by behind this explosion. I don't know if he was supposed to be this close to it or not, but he's not very far away, that's for

United States - California - Tracy Municipal Airport 80th Anniversary Fly-In 2009 - Tracy - 04/2 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - California - Tracy Municipal Airport 80th Anniversary Fly-In 2009 - Tracy - 04/2 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - Virginia - AirPower Over Hampton Roads 2009 - Langley AFB, Hampton - 04/24/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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