Friday, May 29, 2009

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Blue Angels Fuel Anticipation For Air Show In Janesville - WISC, WI
Organizers said they expect this weekend's air show to bring in its biggest crowd ever. "I would think record attendance, 50000 to 60000 people," Morgan said. The Blue Angels are making their first appearance in Janesville since 2005...

Navy jets arrive for AirFEST - WCLO, WI
by STEVE BENTON The Navy Blue Angels are getting ready for their high power show at Southern Wisconsin AirFEST. Six special Navy F-18's arrived at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport late Thursday morning, ...

Blue Angels To Perform At Southern Wisconsin AirFEST - WIFR, IL
They will be flying the stateline skies this weekend at the Southern Wisconsin AirFEST. It's their first trip to the area since Rockford AirFEST 2005. However, it's not just the Blue Angel Jets that thrill the crowds there's also the Fat Albert C-130...

Sneak peak from the sky of upcoming air show - Winnipeg Free Press
The free military event and air show replaced the Manitoba Air Show last summer after that long-running event couldn't find enough funding.

Thunder on the Rio Grande AIRSHOW from
For the first time in nine years an Air Show will grace the skies of Las Cruces. From the zany antics of the Indy Boys School Time Jet-Powered School Bus through the aerial artistry of Air Combat Command’s “Viper West “ F-16 aerial demonstration team and the classical precision of the Air Force Heritage Fleet, the Thunder on the Rio Grande Air Show promises to entertain and thrill airshow fans of all ages…

Win tickets to the Kemble Air Show -
This year will see the United States Air Force taking part for the first time, adding an international dimension to this popular event.

Donate Blood, Get Free Indianapolis Air Show Tickets from Indy Air Show - Media/Press
Visit Indiana Blood Center May 29, 30 OR June 1, Get Free Ticket to Blood-Pumping Excitement During Next Month’s Indianapolis Air Show.U.S. Navy Blue Angels headlining this year’s charity event, June 5, 6, and 7. (Indianapolis, Ind.) – If you visit any of the six Indianapolis-area Indiana Blood Center locations on Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30, or Monday, June 1, you’ll walk away not just with the great feeling that you’ve helped someone, but also a free ticket to this year’s Indianapolis Air Show…

Air show attracted a record crowd - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
CHARLOTTE COUNTY - A record crowd provided the Florida International Air Show with the most profitable weekend in the 29-year history of the event. Air show proceeds are distributed to area charities. This year, 41 charities will receive contributions ...

Canada's Centennial of Flight to be Celebrated at EAA AirVenture from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
From throughout the provinces, Canadian aircraft will be flying south this summer to join a unique commemoration of that nation's 100 years of flight during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The collection of aircraft and activities from "north of the border" will add a unique perspective to the 57th annual edition of the EAA fly-in convention, scheduled July 27-August 2. Canada's aviation heritage will be celebrated throughout the grounds all week…

Air Racing Reno Air Races Unlimited Air Racing - Welcome to the home of the Rare Bear from
2009 A New Look For The Rare Bear!

National airplane race stopping in Racine - Journal Times, WI
By Journal Times staff Thirty-three planes will be flying to Racine as one of their stops in the Air Race Classic, a national airplane race from Denver to Atlantic, Iowa. The all-female pilots flying two per plane are scheduled to land at Batten ...

Hot Air Balloon Event in Tuscaloosa This Weekend from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
TUSCALOOSA, AL- About 30 hot air balloons will fly over Tuscaloosa and Northport this weekend to raise money for people with disabilities. For the past 25 years, the annual Sunrise Community Hot Air Balloon Race was held at the Tamiami airport, but because of south Florida's urban sprawl, the event's planners decided to move it this year to Tuscaloosa. The hot air balloon race will be Saturday and Sunday, and is free to the public. About 30 corporate and privately owned hot air balloons have signed up for the event, from across the Southeast. The world's largest hot air balloon, a 116-foot-tall pink Energizer bunny, will also participate in the race…

World War II veterans gather for group photo at Yankee Air Museum -
by Dave Gershman The Ann Arbor News Alan Warren The Ann Arbor NewsWorld War II veterans pose for a group photo for "Detroit: Our Greatest Generation," at the Yankee Air Museum on Thursday. Jim Forshee carried a photograph of himself as a young man ...

WWII veterans star in documentary - The Detroit News, MI
Kristy swapped stories with fellow World War II veterans Thursday when more than 500 Michigan military men and women assembled at the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport for a historic group picture in front of a B-17 bomber. ...

B-17 bomber set for fly-in to Asheville - Asheville Citizen-Times, NC
FLETCHER — Yankee Lady, a restored B-17 bomber, will make a stop at Asheville Regional Airport beginning today. The public will have the opportunity to tour and fly in the aircraft, one of about a dozen B-17s still flying. The plane will be stationed ...

B-17 Bomber Undergoes Restoration at Mighty Eighth Museum - WSAV-TV, GA
A critical weapon in World War Two the B-17 bomber, otherwise known as a Flying Fortress is considered a national treasure. As New Three's Alice Massimi found out…lucky for you there is now one right in our backyard. A key weapon in World War Two this ...

EAA Young Eagles Taking Advantage of Sporty's Free Flight Training from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
The partnership between the EAA Young Eagles Program and Sporty's Pilot Shop announced in late April is already reaping fruit. More than 100 young people participating in the EAA Young Eagles Program, which provides educational and inspirational aircraft rides to roughly 80,000 youths each year, have enrolled in the free Sporty's Online Complete Pilot Training Course.

Baikonur Cosmodrome photos from Military Photos by JohnnyWalker
Baikonur Cosmodrome is the largest operation Space Launch Faucility. I have pictures that I download from the mule a couple months ago, thought I would share them…

C-17 Maximum Rotation Takeoff / Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow 2009 / Photo Gallery from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
The C-17 Globemaster III starts the demo with a maximum rotation and leaps skyward.The 45th Annual Watsonville Antique Fly-In and Airshow is one of my favorite small shows in California. The Memorial Day event brings out die-hard vintage aircraft enthusiasts that will savor each beautifully restored antique aircraft. This year, the major attraction was the Boeing 40C- Boeing's first passenger plane.

Tim Decker / Pitts Aerobatics / Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow 2009 / Photo Gallery from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
Tim Decker in knife edge. Even with the low ceiling, Tim put the Pitts through some great high energy aerobatics.

Eddie Andeini / 450hp Super Stearman / Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow 2009 / Photo Gallery from Keith Breazeal Video Productions - by keith
Having just completed his inverted ribbon cut, Eddie Andreini roars past the crowd in the 450 horsepower Super Stearman.

Old aviation photos. - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion from

Air National Guard (United States Air Force) from FenceCheck Forums - Taken just before sunset.

Collings Foundation from FenceCheck Forums - Two more, one with the Livermore wine vines and another in the last bit of light remaining for the day.

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