Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Air Expo '09 - Free Family Event for Memorial Day Weekend - Bay Net, MD
Those looking for something fun and free for the family to do over Memorial Day weekend can come out to Naval Air Station Patuxent River's Air Expo '09 on May 23 and 24 featuring the Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. ...

"James Bond" Flies LoPrestiFury in New Iberia Airfest Air Show on May 16th and 17th - Press Release
James Bond's stand-in pilot, J.W. "Corkey" Fornof, will be sporting his latest airplane at the first annual New Iberia's Arcadiana Airfest air show.
"Corkey" is an Alumni of University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Corkey flew with his father, J.W. "Bill" Fornof, in a world famous two ship air show with matching bronze Bearcats. Their air show business was based in Houma flying the T6, Mustang and his favorite war bird the Bearcat. ...

Thunder Over Augusta - Metro Spirit, GA
The downtown festival will feature the Golden Knights parachute team, Tuskegee Airmen, tanks, military dogs, rock wall climbing, a jet fly-by, a huge car show, music by Las Vegas Motown Tribute Band Spectrum and the biggest fireworks show in Augusta. ...

Kites and bikes part of full lineup during WACO Festival - Dayton Daily News, OH
TROY — WACO Festival 2009 with kites, bikes and music will take place from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 16, at the WACO Air Museum at WACO Field, 1865 S. County Road 25A. A $5 parking fee per car includes admission to the air museum. ...

Public Notified of Formation Flight Near Andrews AFB - News Channel 8, DC
The F-16s will do one formation pass over Andrews AFB before landing. The US Air Force Thunderbirds will be flying the demonstration flight with a local police officer on board in preparation for the 2009 Joint Service Open House.

Lyon County Fly-In set for this weekend - Reno Gazette Journal, NV
SILVER SPRINGS--This year's Lyon County Fly-In features a hot air balloon ascension, Young Eagles Program, parachute jump, antique and military airplanes and more. The 13th Annual Fly In will be held this Saturday and Sunday (May 16, 17) at the Silver ...

Irondequoit prepares for upcoming air show in Charlotte -
The fencing will be up only through the air show, May 30 and 31, and will be taken down after the air show, said town Supervisor Mary Ellen Heyman.

2009 Wings Over Whiteman Air Show is June 6 - California Democrat
The United States Air Force at Whiteman AFB once again arises to the forefront in entertainment with the "2009 Wings Over Whiteman" air show and open house on Saturday, June 6. The public will once again be treated to many military and civilian ...

Gary Air Show Needs More Financial Support from Headlines - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
The head of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority says more funding is needed to cover the costs of the South Shore Air Show in Gary. Chief Executive Officer Speros Batistatos says the free event is not in jeopardy, but more money is needed from corporate sponsors and donors. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report organizers will go through the event budget to determine how money can be saved. ...

Rhyl set to host 2009 Air Display - Denbighshire Visitor, UK
DENBIGHSHIRE County Council has announced plans to host Rhyl's first Airshow on Saturday, August 8. The skies over Rhyl Promenade will light up when a selection of aircraft will perform during the Air Display 2009. The show involves some incredible ...

Norfolk air show survives recession - Norwich Evening News, UK
This year's event will take place on Sunday, June 9 and aircraft due to roar over the airfield include a Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane from the battle of Britain memorial flight and aerobatic gliders. The day will also feature supercars, ...

Great Vintage Flying Weekend, Kemble, May 9 – 10th from Shortfinals's Blog
Well, the 2009 GVFWE has come and gone…..and it was a roaring success. Elements from previous events seemed to blend easily with the new, thanks to some excellent work by Glen and all at Kemble Aviation, (here is a shot of the control tower at Kemble, ICAO designation EGBP) . I know that those of us who were 'carry-overs' from previous years found ourselves thoroughly at home. Kemble, of course, is used to holding some first-rate aviation events, including an Air Day (this year a two day show) featuring some of the local Delta Jet fleet. GVWFE was re-worked to include a one-hour flying programme, in the middle of each day, which featured sparkling displays by a Delta Jets tw0-seat Hawker Hunter, in the colours of No. 111 Squadron, RAF. ...

Air show volunteers get ready for cookout guests - Havelock News, NC
By Ken Buday Medellin, a member of Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, will help operate three vendor booths at the Cherry Point Air Show. Not that he expects to see much of the show. "We're usually so busy that you only get to catch a couple of ...

Bahrain courting bizav for inaugural airshow by Charles Alcock
Organizers of the new Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) are here at EBACE (Booth No. 481) to convince business aviation companies that the Jan. 21-23, 2010 event could be a strong launch pad for expanding sales in the Middle East. The show is being planned on a limited scale to allow a maximum of 40 participating companies to have exclusive access to high-level buyers and prospective partners in the region. ...

55000 flock to downtown for Red Bull air races - Daily Aztec, CA
San Diego hosted one of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships last weekend. Other host cities include Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Ontario, Canada; Budapest, Hungary; Porto, Portugal and Barcelona, Spain. Skilled pilots from around the world ...

Programs Team presentation validated - Armee de l'air [with photos]
Translated by Google Translator: On Monday 11 May 2009, General Stéphane Abrial, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CEMA), visited the air base 701 of Salon-de-Provence, where he validated the new teams of presentation of the Air Force: the Patrouille de France (PAF), the aerobatic team, the Cartouche Doré and presenters Rafale and Alphajet.
For the first time since the inception of the PAF in 1953, a woman pilot, Commander Guyot Virginia, includes the famous Patrol as a "scavenger".This position is appointed because of his position at the rear of the leader in the formation of eight aircraft.
Another new presenter this year Gust puts out the capabilities of the multirole fighter aircraft of the Air Force. The change also affects the aerobatic team of the Air Force, as it is now with the Extra 330. Finally, Cartouche Doré formed their new team rules: an ensign Florent Werbrouck officer fighter pilot on Super-Etendard from the airbase. ...

Honoring the legacy of heroes - Sourdough Sentinel, AK
There were Doolittle Raiders who did not come home, F-86 pilots shot down in mig Alley and B-52 crews lost over North Vietnam during Operation Linebacker. We have lost 83 Airmen in Iraq and Afghanistan - one of the most recent was Staff Sgt. Timothy ...

CIA officer and author makes special appearance at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
from National Museum of the USAF
Career intelligence officer and author Dr. Timothy N. Castle will present "Reflections on Heroism at Lima Site 85" during a special appearance at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Castle has wide-ranging experience and expertise in U.S. foreign policy, special operations and Asia, including two wartime tours in Southeast Asia. While serving as an enlisted man in Nakhon Phanom Air Base he participated in 38 combat support missions with the 21st Special Operations Squadron and received the Airman's Medal for heroism in the rescue of a crashed and injured pilot.

Air Museum Opens Kid-Focused Exhibit - Hartford Courant
WINDSOR LOCKS - The New England Air Museum unveiled its new KidsPort, an interactive exhibit designed to teach children about aerospace Wednesday.

Amazing Emergency Landing from Military Photos
I like how the dude pulls into a driveway as well.

Rocket Boy "Homer Hickam" - Staugnews, Fla.
I was asked to write a short article for Smithsonian Air & Space magazine and chose to write about my boyhood days building rockets while growing up in West Virginia. It was received so well, publishers started begging me to expand it to book length ...

Briefs: Cecil Field public hearing; Spaceport Scotland news from RLV and Space Transport News
The approval process continues for the proposal to create a spaceport at the Cecil Field site in Jacksonville, Florida: FAA Wants Public Feedback On Proposed Spaceport At Cecil Field - WJXT Jacksonville - May.12.09 (via

US Air Force Strike Eagle from FenceCheck Forums
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Air Show Photos I and II from Technorati
A French aerobatic team flew in formation near Aix-en-Provence, southern France from
An Italian aerobatics team performed during the third stage of the Giro d'Italia Monday from

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