Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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Air Show Expected to Draw Thousands; Some Travel Restricted - 13WHAM-TV, NY
(Ontario Beach Park, NY) - The International Air Show will hit the beach this year, meaning some travel restrictions will be in place. Olga and Patty Strilec will have front row seats at the air show this weekend, come rain or come shine. ...

Air show attendance tops 100000 - Havelock News, NC
By Drew C. Wilson The Cherry Point Air Show held earlier this month drew just more than 100000 people despite rain that fell on all three days of the event. Bob Kenward, marketing director for Marine Corps Community Services at Cherry Point, ...

Navy visiting schools this week - Janesville Gazette, WI
The elite Blue Angels flying team will give motivational speeches. And, some students will be able to ride in a machine that simulates the flight of an F-18 Hornet. The Navy was at Evansville and Parkview high schools last week. ...

Beloit teachers to take flight - Beloit Daily News, WI
By Hillary Gavan That's what Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) social studies teacher Elliot Lyman said about the Blue Angels. Lyman and BMHS science teacher Andre DeKok have been selected as "excellent teachers" and have been invited to fly along ...

Rain threatens to send AFA grads indoors - and into Plan B - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
Most cadets, she said, invite dozens of family members and friends to the ceremony, which this year will feature a speech from Vice President Joe Biden and the traditional fly-over by the Air Force Thunderbirds. "If they move it indoors, ...

KKTV's Dave Nancarrow Flies With Thunderbirds - KKTV 11 News, CO
KKTV's Dave Nancarrow got a chance of a lifetime Tuesday as he took to the sky with the Thunderbirds. You may have been able to hear the impressive aircrafts overhead as the Thunderbird F-16s practiced for the Air Force Academy's graduation, ...

Monterey County summer events anticipate boost in attendance - The Salinas Californian, CA
A lofty boost in attendance at air shows around the nation may be a sign of good things to come for attendance at this year's California International Airshow in Salinas and other summer ...

Rotary Fly-In breakfast lands June 21 at airport - The Daily News Online, NY
The Batavia Rotary Club's annual Fly-In Breakfast is set for June 21 at Genesee County Airport, Chairman Edmund Leising announced. The Fly-In Breakfast is open to the public, and features an all-you-can-eat breakfast and visits by private aircraft ...

BIGGIN HILL: Vulcan B2 bomber set for take off at air show - This is Local London
By Scott Mullins » AFTER spending a decade being restored, a former Royal Air Force bomber will entertain the crowds at the Biggin Hill air show. The Avro Vulcan B2 will fly on both days of the air show on June 27 and 28 subject to final tests and ...

Flying start for Swansea firms - News Wales, UK
The two-day event is taking place on July 11 and 12 and will feature displays from aircraft including the Red Arrows, the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Royal Navy Black Cats. Trade stands will stretch along Swansea Promenade from the Civic Centre's west ...

Dizzee Rascall tops huge line-up for Wakestock Abersoch - Daily Post, UK
The world famous Red Arrows RAF Display Team will perform a newly-choreographed routine on July 10. Red 1, wing commander Jas Hawker, team leader and officer commanding the Red Arrows, said: "We are delighted to be displaying at the Wakestock Festival. ...

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN - Post-Bulletin, MN
Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association will bring their B-17 Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast" to Rochester International Airport as part of the "Original Salute to Veterans" tour July 17-19. Flight "missions" are open to the public; ...

NASCAR salutes military at Memorial Day race from Air Force Link Top Stories
NASCAR saluted the men and women of the military past and present during pre-race festivities for the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway here May 24.
The salute included performances by the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus, the 2nd Marine Division Band and the Air Force's Tops in Blue entertainment group. Two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters also dropped a team of Soldiers onto the infield, where the unit conducted a mock assault on an enemy position, complete with a barrage from two M198 Howitzer artillery pieces. After driver introductions, the Black Daggers, the Army's official Special Operations Command parachute team, performed a jump over the speedway.

Inspecting history in Kansas - Topeka Capital Journal, KS
Army aircraft flown on that bombing range included the two-engine B-25 medium bomber and the four-engine B-17, B-24 and B-29 heavy bombers, Baer said. Sometimes a P-38, the distinctive two-engine twin-boom fighter-bomber, would cruise the range. ...

2nd Annual "Go Fly Zone" Takes Off With Physics of Flight ... - Santa Rosa Press Gazette, FL
Visitors will also have a chance to climb inside a real F/A-18 Hornet cockpit, grab the controls and imagine taking off towards the clouds in the pilot's seat of the same aircraft flown by the prestigious Blue Angels demonstration team. ...

Public invited to ride in historic B-17 - The Ames Tribune, Ames
By Bob Zientara/The Tribune By Bob Zientara DES MOINES — There are signatures written on hatches and bulkheads on the Liberty Belle, a vintage World War II B-17 four-engine bomber that was in town for a Memorial Day press flight Monday. ...

Historical aircraft move to aviation park - Atlanta Journal Constitution
The four unique planes will help teach visitors about how different airplanes perform and how they were used in naval operations, such as during the Vietnam and Korean wars, Luker said.

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If Lockheed's Constellation was the hare, the Douglas DC-6 was the oh-so-reliable tortoise.

Air Race "fever" rises at Canadian Historical Aircraft Association - (press release), Canada
Excitement is building at the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association (CH2A) for the Red Bull Air Race scheduled for June 13-14 in Windsor, Ontario. The Association's hangar has been almost emptied in preparation for its use as a staging area for the ...

Jacqueline Cochran doc at YouTube from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Produced by high school students, it's worth watching, at 9 minutes long. Lots of photos, etc. as well as a bref summary of her life.
I don't know if I'd call her "America's original fly girl" as the narrator does. She'd be "America's first supersonic woman" perhaps...something like that...

Flower drop honors war vets - The Desert Sun, CA
Carnations are dropped from a B-25 Mitchell bomber over guests on the ramp of the Palm Springs Air Museum during the museum's Memorial Day celebration on Monday in Palm Springs. (Marilyn Chung The Desert Sun)

First airmail service celebrated - BBC News, UK
He returned to China after the war, where a local lord commissioned him to design and build the country's first home-grown aeroplane. But as the aircraft taxied up the runway for a maiden flight, which had caused massive excitement across China, ...

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force wins Air Force Heritage Award from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
The National Museum of the United States Air Force was recently recognized with the 2009 Air Force Heritage Award by the USAF History and Museums Program for its "Warrior Airmen" exhibit.
Opened in December of 2008, the exhibit informs the Air Force and the public about the dangerous missions performed by USAF Airmen in Afghanistan and Iraq. Separated into three sections, the exhibit focuses on the efforts of the USAF Airmen -- both ground and aircrew -- who play an active and essential role in combat operations in the Global War on Terror. Made possible through uniforms, items and photos donated by Airmen who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan, the exhibit includes three dioramas with fully dressed and equipped mannequins, an audiovisual presentation on a 15-foot wide screen, and compelling firsthand accounts. Also incorporated in the exhibit is the recently acquired MH-53M helicopter, which saw 38 years of extensive service in Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The MH-53M is accompanied by interactive touch screens never before used by the museum.

Students and veterans visit museum from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
Over one hundred sixty students from Three Rivers Middle School visited the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force this week, along with four veterans from the Miller Stockum Post 485 of the American Legion. The two groups toured the museum's Holocaust exhibit and saw World War II aircraft.
According to Marney Murphy, a coordinator of the trip, the lessons learned at the museum emphasize lessons on roles during World War II taught in the eighth graders' language arts classes.

Girls Academie Sours - Sun Valley (press release), ID
Flying lessons were postponed to a later date in June, courtesy of EAA Young Eagles Program, Harrison Ford, President. GIRLS ACADEMIE is a dynamic, experiential learning community that spans the globe, dedicated to empowering girls to greatness by ...

Historic planes land in Hollister before airshow - Hollister Free Lance, CA
By Colin McConville Owners of the Boeing-Stearman Model 75 gathered Friday at the Hollister Municipal Airport to prepare for an airshow in Watsonville and see one the only operating Boeing 40 - an old-style mail delivery aircraft - in the world. ...

The Seaplane Rating from Let's Go Flying by Steve Tupper
It's been something like 18 months since I completed what I consider to be my "core" training. By that, I mean the private pilot certificate and the instrument rating. The certificate and rating that make aviation practical and fun and give you the best initial set of capabilities.
Since then, I've decided to seek new opportunities and just have a bunch of fun. Part of that journey has been to figure out just how high, wide, and deep aviation is and figure out how much there is to explore. And, man, what a lot of ground there is to cover!

Oshkosh365 will keep EAA going all year long - Green Bay Press Gazette, WI
A. My number one is Burt Rutan. He's a living legend. In the museum we have about five of Burt's airplanes. He has changed the world of aviation. If you talk about innovators, Burt is your archetypal innovator. I am watching someone make history. ...

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President Obama Chooses New NASA Leader - DailyTech, IL
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1968, Bolden then served as a naval aviator who flew in North and South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos -- he flew more than 100 Marine combat missions. He joined NASA in 1980 as an astronaut and ...

Atlantis Enjoys California Weather :) from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut by Damaris B. Sarria
So here we are at Edwards Air Force Base! The weather is amazing in California. The 1st picture shows the Mate-Demate Device (MDD) structure that is similar to the one at Kennedy Space Center. The structure helps workers access areas of the orbiter and also help mount and unmount the Orbiter to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (a modified 747). The 2nd picture is of Atlantis' lower surface. And lastly there is the 747 that will help carry Atlantis back to KSC!

Brazilian RC helicopter cellphone delivery service busted from Engadget by Tim Stevens
What do you do when your cellphone-smuggling carrier pigeons get caught on their way to the big house? Why, you go higher tech, of course. Those texting-crazed Brazlian ultra-max prisoners hatched a new plot to fly a radio controlled helicopter up over the wall of a prison, dropping diaper-swaddled handsets into the awaiting hands of criminal non-masterminds on the inside. Unfortunately for them, police foiled the plan when they pulled over the accomplices on the outside, confiscating the chopper, a suite of phones, and arresting the four who were paid just $5,000 to get the plan airborne. Our suggestion for their next attempt? Jetpacks.

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