Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Indy Transponder 20-MAY-09 0315z

Reds…… Roll! from AVIATION-NEWS by Marcel van Leeuwen
Red Arrows officially start 2009 display season The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, officially begins its 2009 display season today as the team successfully gains its Public Display Authority at the end of a gruelling eight-month training schedule. The Public Display Authority was granted by Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Moran, Commander in Chief [...]

Southend Airshow/Festival of the Air 2009 preview -
The annual airshow in Southend takes place this Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday - 24th and 25th May.
Although the event name has changed (Southend Festival of the Air or SFOTA) and flying times have been reduced, there's still a decent programme of events that'll ensure thousands of people descend on the borough to "oooh and ahhh" at the activity in and on the ground. ...

Southern Wisconsin Air Fest releases full slate of entertainment -, WI
Expert pilots Greg Poe, Patty Wagstaff, Susan Dacy and Mike Wiskus will all perform their routines. Other main acts include the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the Navy Leap Frog Parachute Team, P-51D Mustang Demo, C-47D Skytrain Flybys, ...

Dakota Thunder open house scheduled - Black Hills Pioneer, SD
ELLSWORTH AFB -- The public is invited to view the Air Force's newest and most flexible cargo aircraft during the Dakota Thunder Open House and Airshow, May 30 and 31. The C-17 Globemaster III, along with other static aircraft, is scheduled to be on ...

SFC Greg Windmiller from
Sergeant First Class Greg Windmiller maneuvers across the swoop course in one of several event disciplines of the 2008 Swoop Week Championships. Windmiller is a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team; he took first place in the Canopy Piloting Circuit event and placed seventh in U.S. Nationals. His placement qualifies him to participate with team USA for the World Games held in South Africa this November.

Air Tattoo's best kept secret - Swindon Business News, UK
The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford is bucking the trend in today's gloomy economic climate with ticket sales for corporate hospitality remaining high. This year's event, from July 17 to 19, is expected to draw thousands of visitors from ...

PC-7-Team and Patrouille Suisse are prepared - NZZ Online (via Google Translator)
Less gigs in Switzerland in 2009| The two aerobatic teams of the Swiss Air Force joined in the summer depending on four occasions at home on. That's half as often as last year. Scheduled Flight in Thun, Bern and Geneva, the organizers have canceled, not least because of the increasing flood of conditions by the regulator. On two occasions - on 4 July for 45-year anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse in Mollis, as well as at the "Foire du Valais» of 3 to 6 October in Martigny - both teams are to be seen. ...

Andrews Air Force Base 2009 from Technorati
Air Force One taking off with President Obama 5/17/09 I felt like a little boy at a monster truck rally today, only I don't care about monster trucks; I went to the 2009 Joint Service Open House/Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, DC, and anyone who knows my love for aviation will understand how exciting it must have been. The last big air show I remember going to that featured very cool military aircraft was in Chicago. I don't remember all the planes we saw then, ...

Pilot unhurt when biplane crashes in Joshua Tree - San Jose Mercury News
A biplane has crashed and burned while landing at a San Bernardino County airport.
San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow says the pilot of the rebuilt 1942 Stearman was not hurt in the crash Monday.
Snow says Hartley Follstadt had taken off from Chino Airport and was coming in for a landing at Roy Williams Airport in Joshua Tree when he noticed an engine had caught fire. Snow says the plane came down nose-first, caught fire, bounced across the runway and came to rest about 50 yards away.

Airshow book needs stories - Rutland and Stamford Mercury, UK
I AM currently researching the history of British airshows in order to produce a book marking the 100th anniversary of the first British event in 1909. I was wondering if any of your readers had recollections they may wish to share and photographs ...

Volunteers Needed - Prairie Air Show


Red Bull Air Race moves to Windsor Ontario - (press release)
Ivanoff narrows Arch's lead with stirring San Diego win Nicolas Ivanoff jumped ahead of Paul Bonhomme into second place in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship with his stirring victory over the British ace in San Diego on May 9/10 and the red-hot ...

Riedel Communications Shares Win Of Emmy With Red Bull Air Race from Smoke-On by Tom
Riedel Communications, a leading manufacturer and provider of intercom, fiber and radio solutions for the Red Bull Air Race, shares the honor of the first Emmy awarded to the Red Bull Air Race World Championship…Read More---

Will 'F1 of the skies' be held here at all? - AsiaOne, Singapore
By Dawn Tay CONFUSION is rife over whether the much-anticipated Red Bull Air Race will be held here next year. Touted as the "Formula One of the skies", the race features some of the world's top pilots flying through a series of pylons. ...

Huge crowd turns out for Night at the Air Force Museum from Air Force Link Top Stories
More than 10,000 visitors came face-to-face with aviation history May 15 during a Night at the Air Force Museum at the National Museum of the United States Air Force here.
The sizeable crowd had the opportunity to look into the cockpits of aircraft such as the B-24D Liberator and SR-71A Blackbird and enjoyed free IMAX films and other aviation exhibits.
The museum came to life as more than 40 actors told the stories of men and women who impacted the history of flight and the United States Air Force, from a World War I flyboy to an Apollo astronaut. Visitors from as far away as Texas, Alabama and even South Africa learned that even farther-flung travelers from "outer space" were behind all the action.

WWII lecture Wednesday will feature rare recording - Blue Springs Examiner, USA
Lt. Cmdr. Orvis Fitts, World War II Naval aviator and historian, will present "Major Air and Sea Battles of the Pacific." Attendees will hear the only American plane in battle flight deck recording in existence today. This free program is open to the ...

Gathering WWII 'family' for a photo - The Ann Arbor News -
Veterans who come to the Willow Run event will get a copy of the group photo, which will be taken in front of the Yankee Air Museum's restored and operational B-17 bomber. Famie believes at least 500 - maybe 1000 or more - veterans could show up.

Helena Mansilla, air pioneer and founder of the Flying San Rafael - Los Andes (via Google Translator)
The members of the Aero Club San Rafael, flagship institution of the private aviation west Argentina today to recall a relevant figure of Aeronautics argentina, Helena Mansilla, woman who in her short life (32 years) led to the airline and contributed to the birth of Southern entity.
A day like today, but in 1939, Helen started from this world, and Los Andes realized that premature death, entitled Saturday May 20: "It has ceased to exist, the first aviator who flew on Mendoza argentina. And it is the assertion of the right morning, because the first lady in the skies of our province was the French Adrienne Bolland, after crossing the Andes from Chile in 1920, explained the expert in aviation, Gustavo Brown. ...

Sweepstakes SR22 flies into Andrews Air Force Base - AOPA Pilot
And many AOPA members who attend the event to watch the US Air Force Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor, and civilian aerobatic performers including Sean D. Tucker and Greg Poe, said they were pleased to see GA playing a visible role. US Air Force Maj. ...

WhiteKnightTwo Flight Test Update from Airpigz Blog
Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo, built by Scaled Composites, is well into the flight test phase now and is looking pretty sweet in the air. This video really helps to get a feel for how graceful the airplane is in flight.
Given the very unique nature of both the design of the airplane, and the intended task of being an airborne launch vehicle for a manned spacecraft, the testing at this point is going extremely well. ...

Japanese "Origami Airplane" Enthusiast Breaks World Record for Longest Paper Plane Flight [Aviation]
from Gizmodo by Dan Nosowitz
Takuo Toda, head of the Japan Origami Airplane Association (classy!) set a new world record with his 27.9 second flight. His greatest ambition, however, is to launch a paper plane...from space ...

The story of one airplane (14 pics) from
There was a Soviet fighter aircraft flying, fighting with Nazis enemies, but once he was shot and fell into a lake.
After more than 60 years, historians found this place and lifted the aircraft from the lake (surprisingly enough, but the aircraft was well preserved). They buried the pilot and even found canned pork.
Note: this is a U.S. fighter aircraft P-39 Airacobra. It was used during the Second World War with mediocre performance by the Americans in the Pacific, then with a great effectiveness by the French in North Africa and Italy and especially by the Soviets (who received the majority of the production).

Close Mig Encounter - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
MIG Drag
Best I can remember, this was 1990 at an air show in Harrison , Arkansas . Kelly, who was a technician for the FAA and somewhat of a camera buff, was there and following this guy flying the MiG-15 with his camera. The pilot had just completed a loop and misjudged his altitude. Everyone thought he was plowing into the ground and began running, but Kelly didn't have the perspective of the proximity to the ground, so just as the MiG scraped the ground, Kelly snapped the shot. A clear, once in a lifetime ...

Topsy Turvy from
Andrews Air Force Base Air Show from - Pic 1, Pic 2
Planes of Fame Airshow 2009 - Chino - 05/16/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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