Monday, May 11, 2009

Indy Transponder 11-MAY-09 1000z

Thunderbirds awe patrons at inaugural Branson air show - News-Leader.com, MO
Branson -- All heads tilted upward Sunday afternoon as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds took to the sky. People pointed toward the planes and looked up in awe as the precision-flying team executed several jaw-dropping maneuvers over the Branson ...

Aviation Fun event to be held Saturday - South Coast Today, MA
By COURTNEY NUNES NEW BEDFORD — The Atlantic Aviators Chapter of Women in Aviation International will conduct its third annual General Aviation Fun Day from 10 am to 3 pm Saturday at New Bedford Regional Airport. Admission is free, but donations are ...

Women who served in World War II honored - Ventura County Star, CA
Cvijanovich, now 80, told her story amid some 60 female veterans gathered with their families, friends and visitors Saturday at the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force World War II Aviation Museum at Camarillo Airport. ...

UMBRIA, FRECCE TRICOLORI/ alla festa dell'aeronautica ''Umbria Air ... - UnoNotizie.it, Italy
Sar√† l'esibizione delle “Frecce Tricolori”, la pattuglia acrobatica nazionale dell'Aeronautica militare italiana, a chiudere l'edizione 2009 di “Umbria Air Show”, la festa dell'aeronautica umbra che si svolger√† il 24 maggio a Castiglione del Lago, ...

Layton donates $25K to air show - Deseret News, UT
LAYTON — The Layton City Council voted Thursday to donate $25000 to support this year's air show at Hill Air Force Base. The US Air Force base has selected Hill as one of three bases to host Air Force Week, which is a weeklong Air Force showcase June ...


Patty Wagstaff Joins SAFE from Aero-News Network
The juggernaut continues, this time with a very high profile name throwing her support to the upstart SAFE program that pretty much dethroned NAFI as the voice of the flight instruction community.


Space travel to replace long-haul flights: Virgin Galactic - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson, left, and Scaled Composites LLC founder Burt Rutan wave from the mothership aircraft White Knight Two "Eve". Photo: AP Long-haul trips could be made in spaceships instead of planes in 20 years' time if ...


Royal Navy celebrates aviation centenary By Tom Norton
Britain’s Royal Navy marked its first century of aviation with a celebratory fly-past over HMS Illustrious, anchored in the River Thames, May 7. Forty naval aircraft flew directly over Illustrious, an aircraft carrier nicknamed “Lusty,” which was moored near the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich, just downstream from London. The Royal Navy's first airship Prince Andrew, commodore-in-chief of the Navy, met veterans of World War II, the Falklands War and the conflict in Afghanistan at the event. Illustrious will remain moored off Greenwich for the next few days, although the rest of the year will be a period of celebration for the Royal Navy, as the United Kingdom’s senior service marks the 100th anniversary of its first foray into aviation. May 7 was chosen at the day to start celebrating because it was on that date in 1909 when the Admiralty placed an order for His Majesty’s Airship 1, named “Mayfly.” Built by Vickers at a cost of almost £41,000 ($60,500), the dirigible’s more 510 foot length made a major impression on the public when it was delivered in 1911. Indeed, the magazine Flight, also marking its centenary this year, reported in its 27 May 1911 issue: “At last our leviathan of the air has emerged from the interior of its hiding place into the full light of day.”


History of Air Guard - Nashua Telegraph
MANCHESTER - The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society and Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will host an exhibit of the History of the New Hampshire Air National Guard beginning May 30. The exhibit will be ongoing and open to the public.


United States - Louisiana - Defenders of Liberty Open House & Airshow 2009 - Barksdale AFB, Boss from FenceCheck Forums

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