Friday, May 8, 2009

Indy Transponder 08-MAY-09 2045z

Branson Airport received minor damage but air show still on -, MO
High winds that hit the Branson Airport before the start of its air show caused minor damage, but the air show will proceed as scheduled, according to an airport representative. Airport personnel were warned 30 minutes before storms hit to expect ...

Blue Angels, F-15s to fly at Barksdale show from Air Force Times - News
A two-day air show is set for Saturday and Sunday at Barksdale Air force Base. And it will feature the Navy's famed Blue Angels flight demonstration team for the second consecutive year.

Blue Angels prepare to fly: Barksdale Air Show slated for Saturday ... - Alexandria Town Talk, LA
The jet roar and the blue flashes streaking overhead are the Navy's famed Blue Angels flight demonstration team, readying for a rare two-years-running show at Barksdale Air Force Base on Saturday and Sunday. The elite team performed at the air show ...

L'Aeronautica Militare alla quarta edizione di RIMINIWELLNESS - News Rimini, Italy
Un'attenzione particolare viene riposta soprattutto per le specialità del ruolo naviganti, dall'acrobatico team delle Frecce Tricolori ai piloti di jet supersonici della difesa aerea, nonché agli equipaggi di volo impiegati quotidianamente sui velivoli ...

Aeronautica. Ignazio La Russa: "Questa delle Frecce tricolori è ... - MELITO online, Italy
«Ogni Arma ha la sua festa, questa delle Frecce tricolori è una autentica festa di popolo»: è stato questo il commento del ministro della Difesa, Ignazio La Russa, all'apertura ufficiale della stagione 2009 delle Frecce ...

Wings Over Wahpeton wows a crowd of 3000 - Wahpeton Daily News, ND
The P-51 was one of many historic aircraft that entertained at the airport for Wings Over Wahpeton, which featured the Canadian Snowbirds. The Snowbirds, with a show team of 24, have for 39 years made it their mission to demonstrate the skill and ...

Parking Plan Announced For Air Show - WITN
Attendees for NC's largest air show, the MCAS Cherry Point 2009 Air Show, now have the option of avoiding long lines at the gate by taking advantage of satellite shuttle service.

Layton donates $25000 to air show - Deseret News, UT
The air show is expected to draw 400000 to 600000 people to the base on June 6-7 with the Air Force's performance team, the Thunderbirds, as headliners. No federal funds can be used to put on air show events at the base, said Layton city manager Alex ...

Way to go, Sean from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Tom Haines
Congratulations to famed air show pilot Sean Tucker for displaying terrific aeronautical decision making–true airmanship.
As you may have heard, Tucker landed on Highway 101 in northern California after concern that he didn't have enough fuel to make it back to the airport. I can't imagine a more difficult decision than one where you take a still-functioning airplane and put it down off airport. "Hope" always wants to horn in and convince you that you can make it back to the airport. But, concerned that he had a fuel problem, Tucker quickly assessed the situation and with assistance from the aerobatic team and photo ship he was flying with, put the airplane down safely without a scratch onto the highway. After adding fuel and with permission of authorities, he took off again and flew the short distance back to the airport.

San Diego Red Bull Air Race (Don't Miss It - May 9-10) - Coronado Island
UPDATE: The weather conditions are poor and they have not done any practice runs Friday May 8th as of 1pm. Hopefully the weather improves for today and of course this weekend. Watch them practice on Friday, May 8th from 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. Head down to Ferry Landing. ...

Hannes Arch (1st) was clearly pleased with his strong times on the first day on training on Thursday. Even though the Austrian is sometimes a notoriously slow starter, he was third fastest in the morning and a full 1.41 seconds ahead of Britain's Paul Bonhomme in the afternoon. Arch said he not made any significant changes to the plane that won the season opener in Abu Dhabi. "We're just trying to figure out our engine, where it runs best with temperature and RPMs," he said.

A fitting tribute was made today in San Diego as Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilots Kirby Chambliss and Nigel Lamb flew alongside one of the city's most significant landmarks. The USS Midway CVB-41is a decommissioned aircraft carrier which has been turned into an impressive museum that draws huge crowds in San Diego Bay.

Austria's Hannes Arch topped the time sheets in Thursday afternoon's training session in San Diego ahead of the second round of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in "America's finest city" after Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff posted the fastest training time in the morning practice session over San Diego Bay.

Arch Man To Beat As Race Hits San Diego from Smoke-On by Tom
Arch the Man to Beat as Air Race Touches Down in San Diego (Via: Chili Sports Communications) This weekend sees Hannes Arch continue his quest to defend his world championship title as the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2009 hits San Diego (USA) for the second race of the season. The Austrian is set [...]

HANNES ARCH TRAINING 2 SAN DIEGO and Other Red Bull Air Race photos

Canada's first-ever Red Bull Air Race pilot prepares for take off ... - Canada NewsWire
San Diego plays host to the second stop of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship ( this weekend (May 9th & 10th). With one race already under his belt, Canada's own rookie Pete McLeod, the youngest pilot ever to compete ...

Red Bull Air Race takes San Diego reporter on wild acrobatic ride - SmartBrief, DC
A reporter describes a demonstration ride in an acrobatic plane in San Diego for the Red Bull Air Race, taking place in the city this weekend. The race is the only stop of the event's international 2009 World Championship series, and the reporter's ...

Air force star of the past flies again - Winnipeg Sun
Dan Dempsey is flying Hawk One across Canada and stopped at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. The F-86 Sabre jet is painted in the markings of the 1960s-era RCAF display team, The Golden Hawks.

Centenary of Navy aviation celebrated - The Press Association
Members of the Royal family have celebrated 100 years of Navy aviation at a cathedral service marking the centenary. A fanfare echoed through St Paul's Cathedral in London as the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke of York attended the ...

Tuskegee Airmen visit academy cadets - Air Force Link, DC
Had the photos been in color, they would have shown the trademark "Red Tail" that let B-25 Mitchell bomber crews know they were in safe hands. "That was part of the mystique surrounding the Tuskegee Airmen," Dr. Coggs said. "The Tuskegee Airmen pilots ...

SEALs offer fitness challenge event - Southlake Times, TX
They want the event not only to attract competitive people that want to test their skills, but also families. The US Navy Parachute team, the Leap Frogs, will be on hand doing live demonstrations at 9 am Saturday and noon at the event site.

For veterans, Honor Flight is 'everything' - Dothan Eagle, AL
A model of the B-17 he flew in World War II sits in the corner of his living room, just above the television. While the finishing of the Alabama by Roberts may have been the end of a 70-year love affair with the model, his trip on Saturday to the World ...

$25000 donation to Air Zoo will create women in aviation exhibit - Kalamazoo Gazette -, MI
A $25000 donation will enable the Air Zoo to create an exhibit about women in aviation and fund scholarships for girls who attend a new summer camp, officials announced. The money is coming from the ...

Flying legends prepare to wing in at Yorkshire Air Museum - The Press in York, UK
A Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire will give the flypast at Elvington's Yorkshire Air Museum, on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight. It will be just one of the highlights during a weekend of events at the museum, ...

Veterans Airlift Flies Wounded Warriors to Compete in Boston Marathon from Veterans Airlift Command
I recently had the opportunity to help organize one of the most inspiring Veterans Airlift Command missions that I've had the privilege of taking part in.
On Saturday, April 18th, two Falcon jets flew down to Washington's Dulles airport to transfer six double and single amputees, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, to Boston to compete in the Boston Marathon as members of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. The two flight crews, Signature Flight Support in Dulles and Boston, MWAA and Massport firefighters went above and beyond to support these great athletes and their family members. ...

Aviation museum to host WWII-style Swing Dance -, OH
The Tri-State Warbird Museum will host a WWII-style Swing Dance and USO Show at Coney Island Saturday, May 23. The event, sponsored by the Cincinnati Warbirds Squadron 18 and held in honor of local veterans, features a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and live ...

West Texas pride guide - Odessa American, TX
The Texas Historical Commission, for The Texas Heritage Trails Program, launched the Texas Pecos Trail Region guide at the Commemorative Air Force hangar Thursday. "I guess we can keep referring to this as a launch because there's planes all around us ...

Solihull pensioner's latest wing walking adventure -, UK
It will be the longest wingwalk that Tom has attempted – his previous stunts have lasted 20 minutes, but this time he will be in the air for three-quarters of an hour. The Solihull Road resident, who won a place in the Guiness Book of Records when he ...

Mary's skydive raises funds to help hospice bid for new site - Eastbourne Today, UK
The thrill-seeking 53-year-old said, "If jumping out of an aeroplane helps, than that is the least I can do. "I think the best way to describe the experience is that I felt like a small teddy bear in a tumble dryer." Mary is hoping to raise £1000 for ...

How I Know Scheyden Retractables Stay Up at 3.8 Gees from Airspeed by Stephen Force
How do I know that my Scheyden Retractables stay put at 3.8 gees? A picture is worth lots of words. The lighting isn't the best (after all, the aircraft is still pretty nose-down on a hazy day), but here's a shot on the back side of a loop after a good round back side. Pulling and grunting and having fun with my jowls hanging down on my chute straps and giving my best Sean Tucker commentary.

Rocket power as science festival takes off - Glasgow Evening Times, UK
Youngsters will also have the chance to build their own solar car, view the stars inside an inflatable planetarium and take part in a rocketry session in the Children's Garden at the Botanic Gardens. Dr Rebecca Crawford, of the festival team, ...

STS-125: Countdown begins, crew arriving, as Atlantis heads into S0007 from NASA
Atlantis has entered the complex ballet of S0007 (Launch Countdown) operations for the flagship STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, with no major issues being worked by engineers at Pad 39A. Atlantis - tracking a launch target of 2:01pm local on Monday - is currently undergoing the closure of her Payload Bay Doors (PLBDs). ...

NASA Shuttle Commander Tweets, Will Answer Questions from Space from NASA Breaking News
NASA astronaut Mark Polansky, commander of the next space shuttle mission to the International Space Station in June, is sharing updates about his training and flight on Twitter.

Delta II launch at Vandenburg, May 5th from Dick's Rocket Dungeon [video]

Uncontrolled Airspace #133 "Record-Breaking Shout-Outs"
EAA Radio's Afterburner Al visits the hangar this week. We take one last look back at the 2009 Sun 'n Fun Fly-In... Piper is bought and sold... and Jeb & Dave visit the Tampa Class Bravo. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #133 "Record-Breaking Shout-Outs"

Nick Strocchia » Reno Air Races from Google
Reno Air Races. This has been a LONG time coming and I want to start off by saying thanks to everyone who has patiently been waiting for this first gallery to drop and I hope it was worth the wait. I'm going to try my hardest to keep ...

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