It's been 5 years since Toledo held an air show. But this August, airplane buffs can head to the airport to see the latest in aviation.
LA Times: Air shows deliver adrenaline without bleeding family budgets from Turbine Toucan by David Kervinen
Now and then the air show industry gets a much needed shot in the arm. This time, the LA Times writer Martin Zimmerman does a wonderful job of illustrating how well air shows do in an economic downturn. I think John Cudahy has done a wonderful job of getting the word out and picking up enough interest that the LA Times would follow up on it.
This is just the kind of story that helps to substantiate our story when we talk with our clientele. I think it is a worthy read! Check it out.
The US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will turn heads skyward during several flights over the Colorado Springs area from Monday through Wednesday. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to arrive at Peterson Air Force Base on Monday ...
The Birds of Thunder: Preparation - WTOP, DC
Air Force Staff Sgt. Robin Bailon places the official Thunderbirds patches on WTOP National Security Correspondent J,J. Green's sleeve. (WTOP Photo/JJ Green) ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. - "This is what you're going to do once you find out you have to ...
Snowbirds Take Flight Wednesday - myFM Radio News, Canada
For the fourth year in a row the Snowbirds will take to the skies. Confederation Basin is the best place to take in the 45 minute air show. You can expect to see 9 CT-114 Tutor Jets performing various formations. The show starts at 6PM.
Snowbirds take to sky over waterfront - The Kingston Whig-Standard, Canada
From 6 to 6:45 pm over the waterfront, the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron precision aerobatic team will complete a show to celebrate 100 years of powered flight in Kingston. The 45-minute show can be best viewed from Confederation Park. ...
Write an essay and win Snowbirds tickets - Orillia Today, Canada
The author of the winning entry, along with their family, will attend a meet-and-greet with Canada's renowned Snowbirds during a special reception on June 23. The unique opportunity takes place in advance of the precision flying team's highly ...
Mid-Atlantic Fly-In draws crowd - News14.com, NC
LUMBERTON – Despite a struggling economy, the Mid-Atlantic Fly-In still drew a pretty large crowd. Organizers estimate the crowd on Saturday was larger than last year's Saturday crowd. Overall, they estimate as many as 18000 people attended the event ...
Sheriff takes plunge with Golden Knights - News14.com, NC
MAXTON, NC – To kick off Memorial Day weekend, Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page got the thrill of a lifetime as he jumped with the US Army's Golden Knights Parachute Team. Strapped in and ready to go Thursday, Page said he was ready to take the ...
Pictures of the aircraft that won awards at the airshow are available here . (Note: the pictures are in a Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow which requires a PowerPoint viewer to be installed on your computer.
Red Arrows take to sky ahead of memorial service from Military Photos
Britain's Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, entertained crowds on Crete on Saturday ahead of a service yesterday to remember the Allied soldiers and locals who were killed during the Battle of Crete 68 years ago. More than 3,500 people died trying to prevent the Nazi invasion of the island in 1941. Deputy Defense Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis, who attended the memorial service, said the sacrifices made by the Cretans during the battle was "one of the most glorious pages of modern Greek history."
2009 Greater Binghamton Airshow from Kings Media
Current Lineup: USN Blue Angels, US Army Golden Knights, USAF F16CJ Viper, USAF Heritage Flight (F16 & P51), USMC AV8B Harrier, USCG SAR Demo (HH-65), Rob Holland - MX2, Jack Knutson - Extra 300, Firebird Extreme - (Holland & Knutson), Vintage Thunderbird - T33, Matt Chapman - Eagle 580, Third Strike Wingwalking - Carol Pilon, Warbird Flight (B25, etc)
Protests Against Airshow - KOMU-TV, MO
The Columbia airshow continued Sunday at the Columbia Regional Airport. Aircraft and paratroopers caught peoples eyes in the skies while men and women from Mid-Missouri Peace Works got visitors attention on the ground. Mark Haim is the director of ...
Display pilot by David Cenciotti
Some of the most rare and interesting patches are the Display Pilot / Display crew ones worn by the pilots of the RSV (Reparto Sperimentale Volo, Test Wing) of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF). Two patches are assigned to the pilots and crews by the commander of the 311° Gruppo Volo at the beginning of the display season and they are strictly reserved to the crews and can't be sold to anyone else.
HOW TO SURVIVE WITHOUT THE FOOTIE - Daily Star, UK
LET SUMMER FLY: Why not check out one of the country's airshows – the world's biggest, The Royal International Air Tattoo is held at Fairford, Glos on the 18th-19th July. See www.airtattoo.com 27. GET ROMANTIC: Football may be your first love but head ...
No CIAF air show this year, pope one of the reasons from Technorati
Brno Air Show 2008 (by Adam Pniak) Popular "Czech International Air Fest" show which has been attracting more than 100,000 spectators each September will move from Brno to (probably) Hradec Králové this year. One of the reasons is the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, who will most likely preach a sermon at the Brno-Tuřany airport on September 27. Two other reasons are the smaller interest of regional politicians in investing public money in the air show and the intensive civil air traffic at ...
Valor in the skies - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA
And he'll be the first to tell you he was lucky to have been in a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, heavily armed and built for punishment. "It took a lot of battle damage," he said. "I never knew if I ever wanted to go through it again. ...
On this day in 1965: Sir Geoffrey de Havilland died aged 82 from Flight International by Barbara Cockburn
Flight recorded the death of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland a week after the event.
It wrote: "With the passing of [de Havilland] British aviation loses a name that has been prominent in its annals since the very earliest days."
On this day in 1965: Mosquito designer died from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
Memorial Day tribute missing for those lost in UFO quest. - Examiner.com
The United States Air Force was officially less than one day old when a B-25 Mitchell—a type famous for its use in the Jimmy Doolittle raid on Tokyo—crashed shortly after takeoff from McCord Field near Kelso Washington, killing the pilot, Capt. ...
Aviation Memorial Day activities - Examiner.com
These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum's nearly 300000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds.
Aviation Memorial Day activities - Examiner.com
Warhawk Air Museum - Nampa, Idaho "The Warhawk Air Museum is a not for profit organization funded entirely by individual donations and private foundations. The mission of the museum is to teach and preserve World War II history from the home front to ...
This day was brought to you by ... - Monroenews.com, MI
This day was brought to you by the US Navy. the sailors of the USS Indianapolis who after delivering the weapon that would end World War II spent three days burnt and being attacked by sharks. the coxswains in both World War II and Korea whose boats ...
Neb. Honor Flight vets gather for last reunion - Sioux City Journal, IA
Among them was Ray Meduna of Wahoo, whose destroyer escort, the USS Sanders, accompanied the USS Indianapolis as it delivered its atomic bomb cargo to Japanese waters in 1945, before the Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. ...
WWII MIA Remains Lost In Race For Aviation Relics from Military Photos - General Discussion by JPBaz
In remembrance of Memorial Day here in the US I wanted to post this link to a story in today's Boston Globe. The story details the brisk trade in WWII airplane parts and the resulting loss of the remains of US Servicemen KIA during WWII. I think this is an outrage.
Like most MP.net readers I love seeing WWII vintage aircraft in person and in the air. I would encourage all to be aware of the behavior of some of these aircraft restorers and collectors. Museums, airshows and The History Channel should not patronize or support individuals that desecrate the graves of our servicemen.
Remains are lost in race for relics - Boston Globe, United States
Driven largely by wealthy American collectors, interest in such "warbirds" has grown into a multimillion-dollar frenzy that rivals the most feverish art trend or real estate boom, according to interviews with dozens of collectors, aircraft restorers, ...
Veteran recalls flight to deliver surrender terms to Japanese - The Durango Herald, Colorado
Hugh Sutton flew B-25 bombers in World War II and was stationed with the Flying Tigers in China. "A small part, but I guess it was a part," says Sutton, a retired doctor who, for the last decade, has lived full-time in the Durango area with
A wing and a prayer: Sgt. Schwartz and Lady Luck - Cleburne Times-Review, TX
As he described his last mission over Germany as a B-17 tail gunner, he kept me on the edge of my seat with a story I have never forgotten. His recalling those claustrophobic moments in that tiny compartment, unprotected from the lead that poured from ...
Dear Donna: A Pinup So Swell She Kept GI Mail - New York Times, United States
On March 28, 1944, Sgt. John C. Dale of Tennessee, a tail gunner on a B-17, told Ms. Reed, then 23, that he wanted her "to be the girl back home that I am fighting for." Cpl. Bob Bowie wrote of how seeing Ms. Reed in "The Human Comedy" made him long to ...
Vietnam exhibit at the Fargo Air Museum - WDAY, ND
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Some Vietnam veterans spent part of their day at the Fargo Air Museum remembering their time in battle and the friends they lost there. The exhibit features a miniature model of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC as well ...
Pless nominated to Aviation Hall of Fame - Newnan Times-Herald, GA
By Winston Skinner The late Major Stephen Wesley Pless, one of two Newnan natives to receive the Medal of Honor, has been nominated to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. Col. Joe M. Jackson, who received the Medal of Honor in the same White House ...
AVweb Insider Blog: Why Did The Feds Seize Claude's Skyraider? from Aviation & Aerospace News
The federal government has seized Claude Hendrickson's 60-year-old airplane, and it's not saying why. AVweb Editor-in-Chief Russ Niles has been trying to figure out what the feds were thinking,...
Gee Bee Book wins an Award! from Kermit's Blog by Kermit
My Gee Bee Book All of Life is a School won a Bronze Medal in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards Children's Picture Books (7 & Under) Category!
3,380 books were in entered in 65 National categories with an average of 50 contenders per category so I feel honored to have been included in the top three! ...
Missy Arrives! from Kermit's Blog by Kermit
Another character from my Gee Bee Book All of Life is a School has arrived at Fantasy of Flight . . . Missy!
She's a faithful reproduction of the famous Brown B-2 racer Miss Los Angeles that raced in the 1934 Thompson Trophy Races, placing 2nd.
Since the original aircraft no longer exists, this aircraft was meticulously built by Bill Turner in the 1970's. A 200 hp six-cylinder Ranger engine was used in lieu of the original, extremely rare, 300 hp six-cylinder Menasco engine. Until recently, Missy was on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Francisco. ...
Marine Corps Major John Glenn got up on the morning of July 16, 1957, strapped into a Vought F8U Crusader, and took off from Los Alamitos Naval Air Station in California like a cannon shot. Three hours, 23 minutes, and 8.4 seconds later (a time based on a National Aeronautic Association formula for records), he touched down at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, setting a transcontinental speed record: 725.55 mph. At a time when aviation records were still a big deal in both the media and in geopolitics, the feat put Glenn on the radar just before selections would be made for the first class of astronauts and served notice that carrier-based aircraft could match speeds with anyone
Fighter pilot becomes country's newest astronaut from Headline News - Canada's Air Force, National Defence
"You're hired." Air Force fighter pilot Captain Jeremy Hansen finally heard those words from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on May 13, becoming one of two new Canadian astronauts.
Gone And Largely Forgotten from Technorati
We brought our two kids to the annual Memorial Day weekend airshow yesterday, so they could squeal at low-flying planes, aerial acrobatics and parachute teams. But I'll admit I'm not above getting juiced by the machinery of war: The vintage P-51 Mustang streaking vertically into the sky looked way more fun than driving a high-end sports car, and the parked C-130 cargo plane left the same feeling in my gut as staring up at an imposing skyscraper. I'm pretty predictably sentimental on these ...
Chino Air Show from Technorati
Saturday I drove up to Chino to meet other Van's RV builders at the annual Planes of Fame Air Show. The RV gathering was hosted by Dave Klages. This was the most RV's in one place that I had ever seen. There were at least 60 planes parked around his hangar. A formation flight of 15 RV's came in just as I arrived. I spent most of my time at the show looking over all of the different RV's. The Chino Air Show is very big on WWII warbirds. Some of the airplanes flying are extremely rare and ...
Rocket Girls #71 from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick
Worlds Smallest Air Show 2009 - Palmdale - 05/23/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Airshow shots from the extremely talented Phillip Toledano ( Days with My Father )
Note: USS Indianapolis survivors will be on-site at the Indianapolis Air Show again
this year to share their stories and sign autographs.
Stop by and thank them for their service!
Thomasville honors Memorial Day - WALB-TV, GA
He served during World War II on the USS Indianapolis. His ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea and sank in just 12 minutes. "Somehow I made it through the crowd of people in the sea. I turned around just in time to see the ...
Cloudy day can't put damper on parade - Naperville Sun, IL
George E. Laws, a survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, was a highlight of the parade. He was aboard the ship when it was attacked July 30, 1945. Fourteen bands played, including those from Lincoln Junior High School, St. Raphael, ...
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