Friday, May 15, 2009

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Spectacle in the sky - Annapolis Capital, MD
The US Navy's Blue Angels will perform a variety of high-speed, aerobatic precision-maneuvers above the Severn River next Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the Naval Academy's Commissioning Week. Viewing areas for the show will include Ingram Field, ...

Blue Angels to perform over the Severn River Tuesday and Wednesday - Annapolis Capital, MD
The US Navy's Blue Angels will perform a variety of high-speed, aerobatic precision-maneuvers above the Severn River next Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the Naval Academy's Commissioning Week. Viewing areas for the show will include Ingram Field, ...

Air show to pay tribute to the Longest Day - Business Gazette, MD
Air show attendees look inside the spacious cargo area of the Air Force's C-5A heavy transport aircraft during the 2008 Joint Services Open House at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs. Organizers of the annual ...

Jets to Perform Flyover at Andrews Air Force Base - Washington Post, United States
US Air Force fighter planes will fly over Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon in an aerial demonstration to kick off the 2009 Joint Service Open House Air Show. The red-white-and-blue F-16 Falcons, known as the Thunderbirds, ...

Flash Your Life Top Stories - Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
The Fort Worth-based Trojan Phlyers Air Race and Airshow Team are one of several aerial performers that will showcase their flying talents during the Air Power Demonstration portion of the Armed Forces Day Celebration held at Naval Air Station Joint ...

2009 Wings Over Whiteman Air Show is June 6 - California Democrat, MO
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 ...

Southern Wisconsin Airfest Just Two Weeks Away - WIFR, IL
Beloit/Janesville, WI – Besides featuring the Blue Angels, the ABC Supply Company Southern Wisconsin AirFEST will also have plenty of other thrilling entertainment in the sky, including the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the F-16 Viper East ...

Blue Angels and airshow cancelled -
For those of us looking forward to a summer weekend air show on June 13 & 14 and the rare appearance by the Navy's Blue Angels, this comes as a large disappointment. The following is from a press release on the cancellation of the Front Range Airport ...

Noisy days coming as 148th Fighter Wing trains - Duluth News Tribune, MN
Clouds form on the leading edge of the wings of this F-16 fighter jet from the 148th Fighter Wing during a high-speed pass of the crowd at the 2008 Duluth Airshow at the Duluth International Airport on Saturday. Moisture in the air is compressed ...

DUXFORD: A celebration of the best of British to open air show season - Hunts Post, UK
In addition to this, the Spring Air Show features all three British Red Bull Air Race pilots in an unusual trio of The Matadors' Sukhois and Old Flying Machine Company's P51 Mustang. In addition to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, there will be ...

Public invited to annual Swift Fly-In next week - Daily Post Athenian, TN
The McMinn County Airport will be a busy place next week when the Swift Museum Foundation hosts its annual Swift Fly-In. Scheduled for May 18-23, the event includes opportunities for Swift owners and pilots to meet, compare notes, attend information ...

Nigel Lamb: Still 4th In Championship After San Diego from Smoke-On by Tom
So, 4th place overall after 2 races… still our best start ever. It's not too bad but certainly not where we want to be. The gap is 9 points and that's going to be hard to make up. Still, this is going to be an interesting season and points won't be so easy to come by…Read Full Entry----

Goulian's 2009 San Diego Recap from Mike Goulian Airshows by Karin
A short recap of Michael Goulian's 2009 San Diego Red Bull Air Race results and aircraft modifications between races.

Prestigious Day Air CIAF Returns -, Czech Republic (Google Translator)
... An interesting air show, however, it becomes second year of air on International Flying Display (IFD), which will host the 13th Hradecké airport. On Hradecké heaven, according to the preliminary program will present acrobats from eight countries and about six dozen machines. ...

PFP # 45 Sun 'n Fun GAP #1 from The Pilot's Flight PodLog
As part of the Sun 'n Fun 2009 Evening Podcast Series, Sun 'n Fun Radio hosted the first-ever Gathering of Aviation Podcasters, or GAP, on Friday April 24th after the airshow. This event was emceed by Jack Hodgson of the Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast. Will and David, along with members from several other aviation podcasts, all gathered on the deck of Sun 'n Fun radio for a massive hangar flying session. We decided to post the entire broadcast, almost two hours in length, here in the podcast. We had a real blast, and we are really excited about participating again next year. ...

The End of an Era! / 1993 to 2009 from Kermit's Blog
The last truckload of all my aircraft parts arrived from Miami, ending over a decade and a half of trucking to Fantasy of Flight. Fantasy of Flight restorer and mechanic Paul Stecewycz was in charge of the effort and hauled most of the almost 200 truckloads. In January, I flew the Grumman TBM Avenger up, which was that last flyable aircraft we had left in Miami at what was the old Weeks Air Museum facility at the Tamiami Airport. One or two other loads were brought up recently leaving only the wing of my Kawasaki Ki-46 Hein Japanese fighter. ...

Korean War ace passes away from Air Force Link Top Stories
As an Air Force pilot, Col. Harold E. Fischer Jr. achieved the designation of ace during the Korean conflict and was a high-profile prisoner of war. Colonel Fischer died April 30 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 83. Originally from Iowa, he joined the Navy after graduating from high school in 1944. He attended Iowa State University for two years after being discharged, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He transferred to the Air Force in 1950. Flying the F-86 Sabrejet, Colonel Fischer was credited with 10 kills against MiG-15 aircraft along Korea's famed Mig Alley. more...

A Living History Lesson in Hollister -, CA
Participating in the Collings Foundation's WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR is the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang. This tour gives entuisasts the opportunity ...

World War II vets invited to historic photo session - Mirror, MI
A historical group photo of Michigan's "greatest generation" will be taken on the tarmac of the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport on May 27. The B-17 Yankee Lady bomber will be the backdrop. Veterans are asked to bring with them a 5-inch by ...

A forgotten piece of WW2 history from Bayou Renaissance Man
I was fascinated to read of the long-forgotten exploits of 151 Wing of the Royal Air Force during World War II.
It seems that when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, Stalin urgently requested the dispatch of front-line fighter aircraft from Britain to help repulse the onslaught from the Luftwaffe. Churchill could not spare the more advanced Spitfires, but he sent 40 Hurricanes via convoy to North Russia, along with RAF pilots and ground personnel. They would fly and fight their aircraft for four months, while teaching Russian pilots and ground staff how to use and maintain them. ...

Intrepid museum wants space shuttle to land in NYC - Newsday
The operators of New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum already have a Mercury space capsule, a submarine and a Concorde passenger jet. ...

In Search of the Real Wright Flyer from Air and Space Magazine
Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue

Stormbirds to complete another new Me 262 from PPRuNe Forums by Kerosene Kraut
The new Messerschmitt Me 262 project at Stormbirds in Seattle got another a/c ready: "Gelbe 5". This one's not airworthy but the one after that will be again. First one goes for 650 k USD, second one for 2,5 million USD.
Stormbirds komplettieren nächste Nachbau-Me 262 - Klassiker der Luftfahrt

Students Stranded When Florida Flight School Closes from Aviation & Aerospace News
Students at Jet University, a flight school at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, showed up on Friday to find the place closed, according to local news reports. Many of the students...

WhiteKnightTwo Exceeds Expectations from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
Tom and Sharon Poberezny, along with a group of EAAers and members of the Scaled Composites team, in front of WhiteKnightTwo, which will make its public debut this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. While in Southern California last week, EAA President/Chairman Tom Poberezny visited Scaled Composites in Mojave where he and a group of EAA members had the opportunity to see WhiteKnightTwo, the "Mothership" that will carry SpaceShipTwo tourists to suborbital space.

Airman spots aircraft fuel leak at 35,000 feet from Air Force Link Top Stories
Most of us hear stories of Airmen saving lives in combat, but an Airman who saves the lives of more than 300 passengers is definitely a story worth hearing.
A fuel leak on a civilian aircraft caught the attention of Staff Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, during a flight from Chicago to Narita airport, Japan. After alerting the pilots and aircrew, the ranking pilot made the decision to divert the flight to San Francisco.
"I noticed the leak on the left side of the aircraft right behind the wing earlier during take-off," said Sergeant Bachleda.

Hackers 'destroy' flight sim site from
The site, which launched in 1996, covered all aspects of flight simulation, although its main focus was on Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
The attack took down the site's two servers and the owners had not established an external backup system.
The site's founder, Tom Allensworth, said that the site would be down for the foreseeable future and was unsure if would ever go back up. ...

WooooooooooooW, Iraqi Heuy II Goes Low Att. on the Heads of Soccer Fans from Defence Talk Forum
This Video is Pictured on Al-Shaab International Soccer Stadium In Baghdad ,, the Video Showes How good is the Pilot and the Fans Saying " GO DOWN MORE !!!! " this is the URL for the Video on the YOUTUBE
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Turkey retires first squadron of F-4 Phantoms from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
Torrey Pines Glider Port where Charles Lindbergh used to soar in sailplanes by Parrothead Jeff
Heading uphill at St. Augustine from Patty Wagstaff
PHX from FenceCheck Forums (Air Force One)
Branson Air Show 2009 - Branson - 05/08/09 from FenceCheck Forums
This is the last time I fly stand-by by Martt Clupper [photo]

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