Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Indy Transponder 12-MAY-09 1030z

Red Bull pilot crashes into bird in dramatic race – Metro
Red Bull claims it gives you wings - but it appears its pilots guard them jealously after one competitor mowed down a bird in a race. Austrian pilot Hannes Arch was competing in the Red Bull Air Race when he swung past a race pylon.

War Bird Beer Show - www.warbirdbeershow.com - Heard on the WBBS last night: Corky Fornoff and Patty Wagstaff have performed an air show on all continents but one - Antartica. So....discussions are underway to do a show in Antartica! No time set yet. Corky told Sidney and Scratch this news at Sun n Fun! At least, that's what Sidney claims!

Updated: Corrected the spelling of Sidney's name!

$6 Seafair tickets — Wednesday only - Seattle Times, United States
Tickets for the Seafair hydroplane races and Blue Angels air show can be bought for just $6 on Wednesday. By Seattle Times staff Tickets for the Seafair hydroplane races and Blue Angels air show can be bought for just $6 on Wednesday between 9 am and 9 ...

World War II vets to gather for group photo - The Detroit News, MI
Albert Famie, a former B-17 bombardier and a member in good standing of the Greatest Generation, died 4 1/2 years ago. He was 82 and had Alzheimer's. When he was younger, he helped save the world. "It's frustrating," concedes Keith Famie, to have never ...

WWII history wings into Paso - San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA
A North American B-25 Mitchell that has flown into the county in years past didn't make it this year because it's being restored, officials said. Another plane, a German Messerschmitt Me 262, was scheduled to join this event but was unable to make it. ...

FLiR has a special piece - have to go to their site to listen - Brig. General Cherry (USAF, Ret.) and Nguyen Hong My travel to Sun ’n Fun to share their remarkable story of survival, reunion, and unlikely friendship .They talk about their respective experiences as fighter pilots – one American – the other Vietnamese - during the Vietnam War. Click Here to Listen

F/A-18 Dedicated to Gulf War Aviator Military.com
…the first night of Operation Desert Storm- during the National Museum of Naval Aviation's Symposium 2009 in Pensacola. The F/A-18 Hornet was repainted with the squadron markings and insignia of Speicher. It was believed that Speicher was the ...

Pioneering female aviator's aerial photos offer slice of history - Sacramento Bee, USA
She was one of Sacramento's pioneering female aviators – and perhaps a bit of an industrial spy. We're talking about Vija Berry, who owned Realty Air Photos and took her Cessna to the skies almost daily for 40 years, snapping aerial photos for Northern ...

Guiseley-born writer brings female aviator's story to life - Wharfedale and Airedale Observer, UK
The story of the determined woman aviator who lost her life eight decades ago had all but been forgotten. But the details of her colourful life and tragic death are now being retold for a fresh audience. The talented and headstrong woman may have been ...

Japan Airlines Boeing 747 vs Baggage Container from Aircrew Buzz by B. N. Sullivan
Earlier today at Los Angeles International Airport, the number one engine of a Japan Airlines Boeing 747-400 had a run in with a metal baggage container -- or maybe it was the other way around. The baggage container reportedly was "sucked into the engine" as the aircraft was preparing to depart…

Feel the heat! from FenceCheck Forums
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United States - Missouri - Branson Air Show 2009 - Branson - 05/08/09 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - Missouri - Branson Air Show 2009 - Branson - 05/08/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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