Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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Blue Angels looking forward to safe show in Beaufort this weekend - Hilton Head Island Packet, SC
By JULIANN VACHON The leader of the Blue Angels said his squad is better prepared and better trained than it was when it last performed in Beaufort two years ago. And that is a direct result of the lessons learned from the tragic end to the Blue ...

Acrobatic Pilots Prepare for Air Show at Andrew's Air Force Base - WHAG, MD
This is not Basket Weaving 101," said Sean Tucker, a member of the team. "It takes a high level of communication, a high level of trust, and a high level of ethic to know that they're going to be exactly where they say they are going to be."

Area Businesses Hope Air Show, Harleys Boost Bottom Lines - WNCT
Both the MCAS Cherry Point Air Show and the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association bike rally begin Friday. It's hard to blame Monique Ince for being pumped up about what lies ahead this week.

Be a Part of the 2009 GBA Air Show - WBGH, NY
The most anticipated event in Broome County -- the 2009 Greater Binghamton Air show -- and you have a chance to be a part of it all. ...

Branson's new $155 million airport opens - Kansas City Star, MO
The opening of the airport was the culmination of three days of activities that included an air show that airport officials say drew an estimated 50000 people. Once tiny Branson has grown in recent decades into a mecca of shows and entertainment. ...

Final day of Barksdale air show draws thousands - Shreveport Times, LA
Barksdale officials estimated they had as many as 150000 people come out on Saturday, one of the largest attendance the air show's had in recent years. Base officials were still calculating attendance figures on Sunday, but said the rain most likely ...

Translated: For the occasion, the commander of the 2nd Wing, Colonel Alfonso Nogare Dalle, and the 313 ° Gruppo acrobatic training "Frecce Tricolori, increased Massimo Tammaro, will receive the gift of the pink jersey of the Tour by the leader ... (use http://translate.google.com/)

San Diego-based Leap Frog team performs freefall demonstrations - San Diego Daily Transcript, CA
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) William Davis, assigned to the US Navy Parachute Team the Leap Frogs, shows children military equipment at Dr. Pepper Ball Park after the Team parachuted into the park. The Leap Frogs are scheduled to visit various ...

2009 CF-18 Demo Jet painted in Centennial of Flight paint scheme from Aviation.ca News
The 2009 air show season kicked off on May 2 and the CF-18 Hornet demonstration jet is already dazzling audiences with its brand new design which commemorates the Canadian Centennial of Flight.

Red Bull pilot crashes into bird in dramatic race - Metro, UK
Austrian pilot Hannes Arch was competing in the Red Bull Air Race when he swung past a race pylon. 'I was having a really good run and then I had a bird strike that distracted me,' Arch said after inspecting the blood-covered hole on the right side of ...

Ronnie Renner Earns His Wings - ESPN Action Sports
This past Saturday, Ronnie Renner got the ride of a lifetime in aboard a two-seater aerobatic plane at the Red Bull Air Race in San Diego, California. Here's what the Ren Dawg had to say about the experience: "Over the past few years, ...

Red Bull Air Racing - San Diego Highlights via Smoke-On! [video]

Korean War double ace, POW dies at 83 from Air Force Times - News
An Air Force pilot who became a double ace during the Korean War and then was held prisoner by the Chinese for two years has died. Retired Col. Harold E. Fischer passed away April 30 in Las Vegas at the age of 83. ...

Kansas Aviation Museum Attendance Soars - KWCH, KS
Visitors to the Kansas Aviation Museum had a front row seat on Monday to watch a B-47 bomber, hoisted up by a crane, so it can put back together and put on display. "We'll get the landing gear rebuilt and then put the landing gear underneath the plane ...

Celebration takes off at Air Force Museum - Trentonian
May is Museum Month and the National Air Force Museum, one of the largest museums and tourists attractions in the Quinte area, is celebrating.

Battlegroup North and Military Wheels & Wings Show at the ... - The Press in York
A Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire had been scheduled to take part in the event at Elvington's Yorkshire Air Museum. But, as the Lancaster had engine failure, and the Hurricane could not get off the ground because of cross winds, the Spitfire made the ...

'Master modeler' gives collection of WWII-era planes to museum - The Desert Sun
A La Quinta man's collection of nearly 200 World War II-era model planes is on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Whaite Clark, 79, recently donated his complete collection of 197 built-to-scale model planes to the museum, which showcases planes ...

Concorde pilot flies in to meet airshow fans - Edinburgh Evening News, UK
As well as the usual Second World War favourites and the new Fortunes of War and Fantastic Flight attractions, the National Museum of Flight's event will also feature a Meet the Pilot session. Andy Baillie, who once piloted the iconic supersonic plane, ...

Free Airplane Rides for Kids this June - Cincinnati CityBeat, OH
The event is part of the Young Eagles program, which is a national initiative that aims to offer free aviation experience to children. Kids who participate will take a free, introductory flight and will be able to discuss aircraft operation and ...

More On Airships from Things with Wings by Michael Mecham
Shortly after I posted a piece Friday about Airship Ventures starting an LA run, Chief Executive Alexandra Hall called to talk about how the company's been finding its way since it began offering zeppelin flights last October. 
Initially, she and her husband, Brian, were looking north, thinking that tours over the Sonoma County wine country would be the perfect side-trip adventure from the basic flights their air ship Eureka takes over San Francisco and the bay.  ...

LOST & ABANDONED AIR FIELDS - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
This is a fun site to browse. Click on the state, then city and it will show airfields from the past that in most cases no longer exist along with pictures from past to present. Aviation history.

Jet Pack sets world record - AOPA Pilot
Jet Pack has started a new category of official world records by flying at 43 mph into a headwind at an airshow in Scotland. There were no previous world records in the category, so the speed was up to pilot Eric Scott. The hydrogen-peroxide powered ...

Former 'Top Gun' leads Hubble repair mission - CNN
The movie features Cruise as a young naval aviator, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, selected to attend fighter-pilot training school at the then-Miramar Naval Station north of San Diego. To prepare for the film, Cruise flew in the backseat of an F-14 several ...

Atlantis, choice of Air Force Museum, heads for orbit - Dayton Daily News
The Air Force has requested the shuttle Atlantis for permanent display at the Air Force Museum because it is the vehicle that carried military payloads into space.

Twitter: Space Command's final frontier - from Air Force Times - News
Air Force Space Command is venturing beyond the atmosphere and into the Twittersphere, the world of 140-character notes, or Tweets, about anything or nothing at all.

Uncontrolled Airspace #134 "Uncle Jeb's Backyard Avgas"
It's Mother's Day, and the boys send greetings to flying Mom's everywhere. They discuss the latest on a promising new 100LL alternative... the difference between a "TSO" and an "STC"... and they decide it *is* possible to be too enthusiastic a pilot. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #134 "Uncle Jeb's Backyard Avgas"

Airplane Single Engine Sea Complete! from Airspeed by Stephen Force

Time To Lean Into Caption Contest #18 from Airpigz Blog

F-104 air-to-air pictures by Katsuhiko Tokunaga by David Cenciotti
... In year 2000, Code One magazine wrote the following introductory text to his photo gallery:
"Katsuhiko Tokunaga began his aerial photography career in a T-33A jet trainer. Since then, he has covered the high-performance military jets of twenty-six nations, concentrating on air-to-air photography. In addition, he has taken official pictures for foreign aircraft manufacturers, air forces, and navies. He has also worked on the production and direction of many aviation videos. His published work appears in magazines in Japan and in other countries. Based in Tokyo, he has accumulated over 800 flight hours in high-performance jets, among them the F-16. He has also flown with and photographed USAF Thunderbirds, Japanese Blue Impulses, USN Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds, British Royal Air Force Red Arrows, French Patrouille de France, Italian Frecce Tricolori, Swiss Patrouille Suisse, Portuguese Asas de Portugal, Spanish Patrulla Aguila, Swedish Team 60s, Yugoslavian Letece Zvesdes, Slovak Biele Albatrosys, and Swiss PC-7 Team". ...

Branson Air Show 2009 - Branson - 05/08/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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