Friday, May 22, 2009

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Jones Beach - Newsday, NY
For the first-time, the air show's lineup will include the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canada's premiere flying air demonstration squadron. "These are acrobatic performers that people will love," Armyn says. The Golden Knights, the US Army's parachute ...

Saturday - Sunday, May 23-24, 2009 - U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron - Thunderbirds, Wantagh (Jones Beach), NY
from Aviation Events
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds," has announced its 2009 air show schedule. In their 56th season, the Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform more than 73 shows in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Far East. Entering his second season, Lt. Col. Greg Thomas, the team's commander and leader, welcomes the opportunity to again represent the nearly 700,000 active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian Airmen, serving in the United States and overseas. "The entire team is excited about our 2009 schedule," Colonel Thomas said, who commands the Air Combat Command unit. "This year we are humbled to represent Airmen at locations throughout America and overseas." Colonel Thomas will join 11 officers and more than 120 enlisted Airmen during the 2009 air show season. "We are focused on making this season thrilling for audiences from Ocean City, Maryland, to the Far East," said Colonel Thomas, who leads a demonstration composed of more than 40 aerial maneuvers and a ground show. "Our team comes from over 30 specialties throughout the Air Force; they are proud to represent their fellow Airmen who continually execute the Air Force mission, which is to Fly, Fight and Win ... in air, space and cyberspace."

Friday, May 22, 2009 - Blue Angels, USNA, Annapolis, MD from Aviation Events
The Blue Angels' mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps. A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation. The team is stationed at Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, during the show season. However, the squadron spends January through March training pilots and new team members at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 66 air shows at 35 air show sites in the United States during the 2007 season, as the team celebrates 20 years of flying the F/A-18 Hornet. Last season, more than 15 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 427 million fans.

Thousands expected for Lumberton air show -, NC
The fly-in and air show began as a part of the Celebration of Flight, a national event marking the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk. The event kicks off Friday with a career day and youth flight program for school children ...

The Red Arrows fly in for air show -, Ireland
By Michael Lavery ONE of the world's top display teams, The Red Arrows, will fly into Ireland next week. The Royal Air Force team, in their distinctive red and white Hawk jet trainers, will take part in the Salthill Air Show to coincide with the ...

Ace pilot hits new heights - Kidderminster Shuttle, UK
A KIDDERMINSTER man will live out his boyhood dream after being selected to join the Red Arrows. Ben Plank, 30, currently serving in Afghanistan, will fly as part of the world-famous Diamond Nine for the 2010 display season. Flight Lieutenant Plank ...

Paratroopers Build Team Spirit With Sports from American Forces Information Services
When the 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers participated in sporting events during All-American Week at Fort Bragg, N.C., they knew that one day they might have to depend on their fellow players in combat.

Navy Week features eight days of events - Beloit Daily News, WI
The top four competitors from each school and the top four public competitors will compete in the finals at the Southern Wisconsin AirFEST on Saturday, May 30 at 9 am On Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, visitors can check out the Navy Flight Simulator and ...

Thunderbirds to fly at base's open house in September - Honolulu Advertiser, HI
Wings Over The Pacific will include the Thunderbirds flight demonstration team, the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, airplane ground displays, food and drink vendors, and other activities, the Air Force said. More than 120000 people are expected ...

42nd NAI Annual Tuskegee Memorial Day Fly-In from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
TUSKEGEE, AL - The Negro Airmen International (NAI), the nation's oldest African-American pilot's organization and direct descendent of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, will hold its annual "Fly-In" May 23, 2009 in Tuskegee, Alabama. The theme for this year's event is, OPERATION HOMECOMING, "Continuing the Economic Impact, During Difficult Times."
Sam L. Jones, of Savannah, Georgia, and President of NAI, shared the significance of this year's Fly-In. "Although, everyone is experiencing difficult economic conditions, this event which has gone on for forty-one years will continue. This year, as in past years, Black pilots will fly in with their planes and engage the pubic, especially the young people. It is going to be fantastic event, and everyone is invited. Air Tuskegee, The Biofuels Racing Alliance (BFRA) will be there along with the City of Tuskegee, The National Park Service, Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, JBU Productions (Charlotte North Carolina), the Corvette Club out of Atlanta, motorcycle groups, farmers, Black Pilots, and many other local partners. ...

Air Show Delights Lowcountry Crowds - Systems, GA
The 2009 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show gave people across the Lowcountry a chance to experience many different aspects of the military aviation community. "We wanted to demonstrate the capabilities of the Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy ...

Historic flights over Simcoe County in June - Alliston Herald, Canada
As part of the centennial celebration of the first flight in Canada, the Canadian Forces is planning three flypasts that weekend. The jets will be coming from bases in other parts of Ontario, but will fly over Simcoe County. ...

Help save a Skyraider !!! from Let's Go Flying by FrancoisD
... Mr. Hendrickson, a US citizen and son of Ret. USN Captain C.F. Hendrickson acquired one of the last flying Douglas AD-4N Skyraiders (in France, no less) and brought it home with the intention to keep the history of this aircraft alive and flying! ...
Photo via Let's Go Flying

Vintage Aircraft To Land at the Livermore Airport - Livermore Independent, CA
The B-25 is available at select locations for flight experiences. Flight experiences on the B-25 are $400 for forward fuselage seats, and $325 for waist gun seats. To reserve a Flight Experience slot, call 1-800-568-8924 Walk through tours of the ...

The first jet ace from Air Force Link Top Stories
On May 20, 1951, Capt. James Jabara, an F-86 Sabre pilot of the 334th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, became the world's first jet ace, shooting down his fifth and sixth MiGs in the Korean War. He scored his initial victory April 3, 1951. He was then ordered back to the United States for special duty; however, at his own request, he returned to Korea in January 1953. By June, he had shot down nine additional MiG-15s, giving him a total of 15 air-to-air jet victories during the Korean War. He was also credited with 1.5 victories over Europe during World War II. ...

World War II B-17 pilot tells war stories today - Asheville Citizen-Times, NC
HENDERSONVILLE — In celebration of Memorial Day, veteran and storyteller, Edward Logan, will recount his harrowing World War II experiences at 4 pm May 21 in Kaplan Auditorium of the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St. Logan is the ...

Herpa DC-3 and AVweb Fiddling Around America Coming to Moontown Saturday from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Moontown AL- George Myers says after two years of working on it, the Herpa DC-3 is finally coming to Moontown May 23 on Saturday evening. The special occasion will include food, music, the DC-3 and a good aviation social time at Moontown. Bring your favorite covered dish, lawn chair and enjoy the evening. This is an "All Hands" event sponsored by Moontown Airport and the various organizations and groups at the airport.
The DC-3 crew previously met George Myers on a stop over at Moontown -3M5 near Huntsville, Alabama. George is a RPA formation pilot and one of the key players that keeps Moontown running like clockwork. Moontown is a great vintage general aviation grass strip kind of an airport with a cadre of pilots that often hang out and fly and tell stories together. ...

'Elvis' is Coming to AirVenture from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
An aircraft type never seen before at AirVenture Oshkosh, an Erickson S-64F Aircrane Helitanker, will appear throughout the weeklong event, July 27-August 2. The heavy-duty, twin-engined rotorcraft, which many feel is the best aerial firefighting platform available, is scheduled to arrive mid-day opening day, Monday, July 27, and be displayed throughout the week on AeroShell Square.

The Dawn of Discipline from
A B-47 pilot remembers when an airplane—and Curtis LeMay—stiffened the spine of the Strategic Air Command

Airport Dediciates WWII Memorial - Santa Barbara Edhat, CA
The program for the dedication event includes a Marine Corps Color Guard, a proclamation presentation by Mayor Marty Blum, the laying of wreaths, a speech by Brigadier General Frederick Lopez (USMCR retired), and a reading of the local aviator names by ...

'Curse you, Red Baron!' - Vancouver Voice, WA
By Eric Donaldson Max the dog [ top] shows off his gear as the World War I Flying Ace at the opening of the Snoopy as a WWI Flying Ace exhibit at Pearson Air Museum on May 16. The aforementioned headline is a phrase most of us have grown-up with, ...

Idaho teens can learn about aviation careers at ACE Academy - Latah Eagle, ID
Upon return to the Treasure Valley, students will tour the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa. A $75 registration fee is due upon a student's acceptance to the academy. Scholarship assistance is available. The event is sponsored by the Division of Aeronautics ...

Voices from the Moon from
What it was like, in the astronauts' own words. Excerpts from a new book by Andrew Chaikin.

Sir Richard Branson to guest edit Flightglobal on 8 June from Flightglobal Events
Flightglobal is proud to welcome aviation's highest-profile entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group, as our Guest Editor on Monday 8 June. Sir Richard brought the fun and glamour back to the airline industry when he founded Virgin Atlantic Airways 25 years ago, at the same time challenging the established order. In addition he has been instrumental in taking the Virgin brand further with products in diverse markets including financial services and soft drinks. He has also taken the Virgin airline network to Belgium, Nigeria, USA and more recently Australia when he launched V Australia using social media. And he is now taking his whole travel empire to another dimension with Virgin Galactic, his space travel firm, . See what Flightglobal looks like as Sir Richard rolls

WK2 flight goes well; ends with emergency landing drill from RLV and Space Transport News
The ruckus on the runway at the end of the WhiteKnightTwo flight yesterday was just an emergency landing drill: Fifth WhiteKnight Two flight ends with emergency landing drill - Hyperbola.

Air Force makes Indy 500 debut from Air Force Link Top Stories
Race fans tuning into the Indianapolis 500 May 24 will see Luczo Dragon Racing's No. 2 car making its Indy debut in Air Force colors.
Behind the wheel will be rookie driver Rafael Matos who hopes to exploit his success as the 2008 Firestone Indy Lights champion into a win at what is deemed "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" before a viewing audience of millions and more than 300,000 race fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Matos was recognized by the American Dairy Association of Indiana May 20 with the Fastest Rookie Award. Matos posted the highest run of 223.492 on the second day of qualifying that bested four other rookie drivers who qualified for the race.

MEMORIAL DAY from Highlights : Military Channel
"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men."

Live Coverage: 787 First Trent 1000 Engine Start, Part Two from FlightBlogger
Chino Planes Of Fame Airshow Photo Gallery / 2009 from
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