Saturday, May 9, 2009

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Barksdale AFB 2009 air show opens - Shreveport Times, LA
Headliners at today's 2009 Defenders of Liberty Air Show show, who will close the afternoon with flights high over the Ark-La-Tex, are the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels. There also will be demonstrations by the Air Combat ...

WWII vets visit Air Zoo museum - Kalamazoo Gazette -, MI
BY AARON DOME PORTAGE -- Of the thousands of visitors to Kalamazoo's Air Zoo's aviation museum, it's a safe bet that only a handful has had first-hand experience with the aircraft, let alone combat experience. On Friday, during a special visit to the ...

Paris Air Show 2009 from AirSpace by Gitan
The 100th year celebration of the Paris Air show sounds like a big event, and like all other aviation enthusiast I am all excited about this event.Each one has their objective academic, trader, exhibitor, recruiter, financer and others just for shear joy of participating in the big event.Thousands will be making their yearly pilgrimage to Paris (alternates with Farnborough) and hundreds of companies will be there as exhibitors.Thousands of foot falls and several sorties later each will have their experience to share from the biggest and the best air show the world has. Please join on the linked in group "Paris air Show 2009" to share your experiences from past and how you have prepared yourself this year, your objectives for this year’s show and what you expect to see.

Teams can still sign up to pull airplane for charity fund-raiser - Augusta Chronicle, GA
There is still time to sign up for the plane pull fund-raiser that will be sponsored by Ronald mcdonald House Charities of Augusta on May 30. Teams of 20 will compete to see which team can pull a Boeing 727 plane 12 feet in the shortest time. ...

Friday in San Diego from Team Bonhomme #55 Pit-News
Today we experienced the meteorological condition known as the marine layer… a low lying layer of cloud or fog that rolls in from the ocean. Our morning training session was delayed, then delayed again and then cancelled before the afternoon session was delayed twice and then cancelled too. Frustrating as the weather at our base airfield was blue sky and 25c whilst at the track it wobbled around a 500 foot cloud base. My day today started with a live TV interview on the waterside next to the track at 7am. The media commitment being involved in the Air Race is huge. Huge because there is a lot of work that goes into it… and huge because if there was no media, there would be no viewers and if there are no viewers, there would be no sponsors and guess what? No sponsors, no Air Race… Like most modern sports, this is the balance between the sport and the coverage that it demands. Last year the Air Race commanded hundreds of millions of TV viewers and this year there will be more. How does that affect an Air Race pilot? It's a constant balance between satisfying media requests and keeping your mind on the job… when you're flying at 30 feet and 230 mph, a small mistake could cost you dearly (and I'm not talking about being third instead of second)… the key is to prioritise and make sure that your plan for the race is complete before you get distracted. I'm not entirely sure that some folks know what we're about. Can you compare the stress between the possibility of a camera running out of tape or the risk of hitting the ground at 200 mph? Tomorrow is qualifying day… one point up for grabs and as we've seen in the past, points make prizes… We'll be there…

Rookie Canadian pilot tries to bounce back in Red Bull race this ... - The Canadian Press, SAN DIEGOSAN DIEGO — Rookie Pete McLeod hopes to make an impact in the Red Bull Air Race over San Diego Bay this weekend - just not the kind he made in his debut in Abu Dhabi last month. The 25-year-old from Kapuskasing, Ont., finished 15th and last in Abu ...

CALIFORNIA CLOUDS HINDER 2ND TRAINING DAY - Low cloud cover in San Diego Bay forced the cancellation of the final two training sessions on Friday ahead of Saturday’s Qualifying session for the second Red Bull Air Race World Championship race of 2009 on Sunday. Despite repeated attempts to reschedule training on the race track set up on San Diego Bay, stubborn low-lying clouds prevented either of the two scheduled timed sessions from taking place.

This Bull Has Wings: Air Race Offers Weekend Spectacle - San Diego Business Journal, CA
This is the third year the city has hosted the multi-city competition, which is also its only stop in the United States. The race features prop planes that reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour as they navigate a slalom-style racecourse on San ...

Hudson River hero pilot to give talk in Ohio - Fremont News Messenger, OH
... his US Airways plane to a splashdown in the Hudson on Jan. 15 after it was struck by geese and lost power after taking off. All 155 people on board survived. The aerospace expo runs July 14-17, right before this year's annual Vectren Dayton Air Show.

Former Blue Angels Commander to Speak at SSU Grauduation - WSAV-TV, GA
Squadron, The Blue Angels. In 1985, he was honored by his selection as the first African-American pilot to fly with the Blue Angels. In 1994, he became the first African-American pilot to command the famous squadron. million spectators throughout the ...

EAA 119 Guest Speaker Program for the 45th Annual Watsonville Airshow and Fly-In, May 22nd-24th, 2009
EAA Chapter 119 is proud to host presentations by five distinguished aviators at the 45th Annual Watsonville Airshow and Fly-In Presentations will be held in the EAA 119 hangar during the airshow on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 2:00PM Friday May 22nd Bill Stein on Formation Flying This is an opportunity to hear learn about formation flying from one of the best. Bill Stein has logged over 3,500 hours of aerobatic and formation flight. Bill began flying aerobatics when he was still...

1:30PM Sunday, May 24th - Gary Plomp - Restored Propliners and Their Role in Early, Post WWII Corporate Aviation
Gary Plomp, Restored Propliners and Their Role in Early, Post WWII Corporate Aviation - Guest Speaker on Sunday May 24th, 2009 at the 45th Annual Watsonville Airshow Garys' passion for aviation was forged as a young boy at Meadows Field in Bakersfield watching the great propeller driven airliners arrive and depart. The Convairs, Martins & F-27s of United & Pacific Airlines provided an inspiration, and read the aviation books with great intensity, building the models of civilian and..

Vintage craft fly in for display - BBC News, UK
More than 200 vintage aircraft will be on display at Kemble Airport in Gloucestershire as part of the Great Vintage Flying Weekend. The display will feature aircraft built before 1965, including Tiger Moth bi-planes, Austers and a Miles Messenger. ...

Cheil Ha'avir (Israel Defence Force / Air Force) from FenceCheck Forums

Caption Contest #17 Winner Finally Posted! from Airpigz Blog by Martt Clupper
Running a blog-based game on a rigid schedule seems like it should be pretty easy. Yeah, well whatever. It seems like there's always some pesky glitch or gremlin chasing me down and making it a lot harder than it ought to be…

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