Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Indy Transponder 28-APR-09 2300z

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship television programme received a prestigious Sports Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 30th Annual Sports Emmy Awards - sports television's equivalent of the Oscars - at a ceremony held in New York City on Monday evening (local time).

Indy Transponder note: Congratulations Red Bull Air Races. Great accomplishment!

Red Bull Air Race Only U.S. Stop Is In San Diego May 9-10 - The Best Places in San Diego
... Fifteen pilots will be competing through an obstacle course at up to 250 mph over the San Diego Bay, between the Embarcadero (south of Seaport Village) and Coronado.
The three pilots from the U.S.A. are Mike Mangold, Kirby Chambliss, and Michael Goulian. Mangold was the 2007 Red Bull World Series Champion, while Chambliss was the 2006 Champion. However, both got off to a rocky start at the first race of this season in Abu Dhabi. ..

RBAR Updates by Smoke-On
Blue Angels fly high at Marietta - Daily Sentinel, OH
by Staff Report MARIETTA — The Blue Angels were unstoppable Saturday as they all but swept the Marietta Invitational, taking top spots in more than a handful of events. The standouts for Gallia Academy ranged team-wide. Starting with the 100 meter dash ...

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2009
The 2009 event will be our tenth anniversary show - and it's not just an air show! As well as a large scale fly-in of both modern & vintage aeroplanes and the associated air display, the Abingdon Air & Country Show will hopefully once again have vintage vehicles, steam machinery, arena events including dog agility, music and dancing; craft fayre, military recruitment display, bouncy castle, climbing wall, mini quad bikes and other kids amusements and much more! We hope for the return in force of the daleks as well!

July 4th fireworks, air show 'will go on,' planners say - Tullahoma News and Guardian, TN
Younkin's plane is not necessarily associated with aerobatic flying, but he pushes the limit, making the aircraft do Cuban eights, point rolls and loop maneuvers. The Kiwanis Club is also planning to have Julie Clark's American Aerobatics perform. ...

Have Airplane, Will Travel from Patty Wagstaff
Two shows down and many more to go, but we have a few available dates open for air shows. If you are having an airshow and need a kick butt performer, let us know!

Chapala Air show Mexico - redbullairforce
The Chapala air show was a huge success. We had great weather and big crowds. We also were able to make seven jumps in two days with the helicopter picking us up right on the beach. Everyone from Red Bull Mexico took great care of us and I can't wait to go back.

Three Months to Opening Day of EAA AirVenture 2009 - AMTOnline.com, MD
OSHKOSH, WI -- The color, excitement, and history of aviation is heading toward Oshkosh in 2009, as just three months remain until the start of the 57th annual EAA AirVenture fly-in convention, coming July 27-Aug. 2 at Wittman Regional Airport. ...

Evan flies - Maj. "Rock" Hudson from evanflys.com
Major Pat "Rock" Hudson is a U-2 pilot at Beale Air Force Base. He was a very busy guy because he was in charge of the whole air show. I was really fortunate that he made the time for me to ask him some questions.

Boeing B-17 carries wartime memories for former pilot - Seattle Times, United States
Former Boeing B-17 bomber pilot Hank Hendrickson, 88, relived his World War II service Monday as he took to the skies in a refurbished B-17 called the Liberty Belle — this time as a passenger. By Maks Goldenshteyn Medal of Honor recipient Wilburn K. ...

Don't miss first-ever Night at the Air Force Museum from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
What happens in the galleries of the National Museum of the United States Air Force after the doors close each evening? Now the public can experience a "Night at the Air Force Museum," a new event that takes place from 6-10 p.m. on May 15.
A variety of interactive programs will take place throughout the museum, as visitors have the unique opportunity to see aviation history come alive and discover the source behind this evening of "life" at the museum. Best of all, this family-friendly event is free!

Vintage Wings P-40 Flies from Another Time by Dan Linn
This story was posted on a forum reporting that the Vintage Wings of Canada P-40 had its first post restoration flight and was its first flight in 65 years! Vintage Wings as assembled a rare collection or World War Two fighters in recent years. The P-40 first flight was in New Zealand and will travel to Canada in the near future.
Vintage Wings P-40 article here.

WW2 Fighter Removed From Lake, To Be Restored - WKZO News, Michigan
The Douglas Dauntless Dive Bomber is headed to an Air Museum in Louisiana to be restored. The Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum already has one of the planes, and it also came from the floor of lake Michigan. "They come out in all different kinds of ...

Red Bull P-38 - Lefty's Former Lightning from Technorati
Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET wrote a nice comment in one of my recent posts about seeing Lefty Gardner's P-38 "White Lightning" at an airshow many years ago. I said that I'd have some pics up on this site of that aircraft taken somewhat recently and I don't aim to disappoint Red Bull P-38 - Formerly Lefty Gardner's White Lightning Lefty had a very nice looking airplane back in the day Right up until an in-flight fire forced an emergency landing. Pictures of the former paint sc

World's Largest Model Rocket Launch Is Blazing Success - National Geographic, DC
But Eves, 51, didn't get into high-power rocketry until the early 1990s. And when he did, he had no inkling how big his pet project would get, he said. The giant model and Saturday's launch—attended by about 5000 spectators—cost US $30000, ...

Rocketmen have a blast - This is Scunthorpe, UK
The teenage inventors from John Leggott College beat tough competition to win a place in the final of the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) in Surrey earlier this month. Nathan Lamb, Al Fagan, James Speck, Joe Longstaff and Carl Bootland ...

Now You Can Fly a Full-Sized Concorde (Simulator) [Airplanes] from Gizmodo by Jesus Diaz

Better Late Than Never - Caption Contest #16 Winner Finally Revealed! from Airpigz Blog by Martt Clupper

Blue Angels leather jacket from Everyone's Blog Posts - The Blue Angels and Friends Network by Carlos Urrutia

Shuttle SRB splashdown from Dick's Rocket Dungeon
Tomcats in museums and on sticks from FenceCheck Forums
Downright Classic from FlightBlogger - Aviation News
VF-32 from FenceCheck Forums
B-2 Spirit from FenceCheck Forums
Italian F16s night operations from Military Photos
Italian Air Force Museum from Military Photos
Pacific Coast Dream Machines Fly-In & Show 2009 - Half Moon Bay from FenceCheck Forums

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