Monday, April 6, 2009

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Airshow Pilot Robert Baranaskas Lost In P-40 Downing from Aero-News Network
Accident Claims Life Of Vintage WWII Aircraft Enthusiast Airshow pilot and vintage aircraft enthusiast Robert Baranaskas was lost while practicing for an upcoming airshow over the Atlantic Ocean off Fire Island Sunday afternoon.

"He was - in every sense of the word - my wingman." - Newsday, NY
Baranaskas would fly in air shows, and he even flew over Main Street in Northport during a town celebration, said Peter Nolan, former Northport mayor. "He was a very successful businessman in many ventures," Nolan said. "He's a low-key type of guy. ...

Northport pilot dies in vintage plane crash off LI - Newsday, NY
Baranaskas and his son, who owns and flies a P-51 Mustang, together founded Warbirds Over Long Island, an organization devoted to flying and celebrating World War II-era fighter planes. A calendar on the group's Web site lists their next scheduled air ...

A vintage World War II plane crashed in the Atlantic near Fire Island Sunday, killing Bob Baranaskas, 61, a seasoned aviator who was practicing for an upcoming air show, officials said.
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For WWII-era airplane pilots, it's all about the history - Newsday, NYAt public presentations, the planes are more likely to fly in formation than display acrobatics, enthusiasts said. The planes' presence at air shows and holiday events is designed "to salute our nation's heritage," said Larry Arken, a vintage pilot and ...

High flyers finish show -, USA
The event drew 142000 people and marked the first time in 15 years the famed Thunderbirds have performed on the Coast. For many visitors, the day was about tradition and heritage. “My dad used to bring me when I was little,” said Sean Campbell of ...

Blue Angels Air Show from Technorati Search for: Airshow
We went to see the Blue Angels yesterday. Left the house at 8:30 in the morning and didn't get home until nearly 6:00. We put 50 SPF sunscreen on as soon as we parked the car. It was still chilly and my fil and I joked to each other how we will...

Blue Angels grounded as airshow officially canceled - Dateline Alabama, AL
3:30 pm update: With clouds lingering, the US Navy Blue Angels made the call not to fly today, meaning the second day of the airshow is grounded. Blue Angel pilots will be signing autographs this afternoon, said Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox. ...

Daily Star: Red Bull Air Race….Flight Of Fancy from Smoke-On by Tom
THE Formula 1 of the skies, the Red Bull Air Race, blasts off in 12 days’ time. It takes place at six glamorous locations, starting in Abu Dhabi on April 17, where rival pilots from around the globe compete for the championship title. Read More...

Being Aeronautical about it all - Irish Times, Ireland
I was struck by what seemed like a profound realisation that the airshow was only one of hundreds of industry-specific events taking place at that moment around the world, filling airport concourses with delegates, providing custom for the makers of ...

P-38 “Glacier Girl” On July 15, 1942, a flight of... by unknown
Their efforts ultimately succeeded . This shot taken at the Reno Air Races in 2007 shows the restored P-38. (Photo via Rare Bear Air Race Team - 2007 The Year In Photos). Read the entire story at: ...

Ohio museum wants space shuttle from - Top Stories
DAYTON, Ohio — The U.S. Air Force museum is making a bid to land one of NASA’s space shuttles after the fleet is retired in late 2010.

At the air show from Technorati: airshow
I'm sure I could have gotten some better shots of these guys if 1. Landon hadn't decided that we needed to be heading towards the gate while we were watching, 2. I had a better camera (have I mentioned that I can't stand my camera?) 3. I wasn't trying to coral children and take pictures at the same time. I finally just gave up on taking pictures and enjoyed the show. At least you can see what a beautiful day it was for an airshow. The kids (minus Noah who was with his friend) prepar

History Flights barnstorm on mission from past - Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA
The History Flight barnstorming tour, begun in 2003, transports riders back to World War II in a restored plane from the era. The tour came to Atlanta last week and will be here through this weekend. The nonprofit program has a mission behind it: ...

WAC Open Day #11: Air New Zealand Boeing B737-3U3 from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
This second-last post in the series from the
Wellington Aero Club open day 2009 is the Air New Zealand Boeing 737-3U3, ZK-FRE. This aircraft is most noticeable for it's unusual [for Air New Zealand] Air New Zealand Holidays paint scheme. Other Air New Zealand aircraft are white, with a blue tail [including Koru emblem]. Air New Zealand owned aircraft also have the Pacific Wave on the fuselage. Details on the Air New Zealand fleet are available on their website, just click here

WAC Open Day #12: Wrap up from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
In this final post from the open day, a brief wrap up is in order. It was a wonderful day, with a steady stream of visitors, reasonable weather and a load of good aircraft to see…

Women Airforce Service Pilots : Borger pilot flew missions in WWII - -, TXShe knows the women who served as service pilots paved the way for women in aviation. "I never saw another woman pilot until I got in the group," Watson said, recounting how many of the women had more flying experience than the men they served with. ...

Aero-TV Profiles A Woman In Combat -- Lt. Col. Jacqui Marty (Part 1) from Aero-New Another Truly Fascinating Interview From WAI 2009! Lt. Colonel Jacqui Marty is a woman to this nation owes a great deal... and yet, during an interview with Aero-TV, Marty spent a considerable time telling us about all those she feels a debt to. That's the kind of person that flies an unarmed tanker into combat, time and time again, all over the world. An American Woman In Combat...

Is the Economy Affecting Air Shows? from AviationBull - Where pilots go to shoot the bull... by Jon
have become a frequent flyer at Columbus’s local, Thunder in the Valley Air Show. It’s your typical big, little town show with general aviation, war birds, jet cars, and a sprinkling of military aircraft. As always, the air show is, and in my humble opinion will stay, a great way to spend the weekend with friends. I was struck however at the major difference between last year, and this year’s schedule. Last year there were four different high performance aerobatic teams, this year, there was only one. Last year the schedule was packed from roughly 9 am to 6 pm with acts; this year the nimble, remote controlled Extra 200 model was a main attraction. There was a distinct shortage of flying warbirds this year as well. At the end of last year’s air show, there was an impressive, hour long parade of a half dozen war birds ranging from a B-25 to T-28’s to Korean war vintage jets. At this year’s show, that number was cut by over half and half the time…

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