Sunday, July 12, 2009

Indy Transponder 11-JUL-09 2330z

25th Annual Prairie Airshow Takes Off - Central Illinois Proud
And it isn't just what you can find in the skies at the airshow, for many it's also what you can hop into on the ground. One of the more popular jets you ...

Crowds expected to soar at last air show - StarPhoenix
Other performances this year include the Canadian Armed Forces SkyHawks Parachute Team, the CF-18 Hornet Demo Team and Julie Clark's "God Bless Canada" ...

Thousands flock to naval air day - BBC News
The Duke of York was among the visitors to the air day - which also marked the 100th anniversary of the Fleet Air Arm. A display by the Red Arrows was ...

Saturday, Jul 18, 2009 - Meet CarolAnn Garratt - Record Breaking Around the World Flight, Bloomington, IN
from Aviation Events
CarolAnn Garratt's will present her record breaking flight around the world in 8 days, 12 hours and 20 minutes in a Mooney 201! She accomplished this feat this past December setting a speed record for single engine, piston plane crossing nearly 24,000 miles at an average speed of 115 mph. Time: July 18, 10:00 AM. Free coffee and donuts! Contact: Bob Jacobs,

Quad Cities Airshow 2009 - US Army Golden Knights ... by kushalzone
The airport also markets itself to surrounding areas as an alternative to larger airports, such as those in Chicago. The smaller Davenport Municipal Airport is the home of the Quad City Air Show. ...

UPDATED: Vulcan soars after CAA issues new permit to fly - Flightglobal
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust has secured a new permit to fly from the UK Civil Aviation Authority, but was unable to fly aircraft XH558 at the Yeovilton Air Day on 11 July due to a technical fault and poor weather conditions. ...

Cracker Fly-In draws another big crowd - Access North Georgia
GAINESVILLE - The 41st Annual Cracker Fly-In drew another big crowd Saturday at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport. ...

Video from Lima Lima T-24 Ride at Gary Airshow from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)
Here's the video from the Lima Lima ride yesterday at the South Shore Airshow in Gary, Indiana.
Many thanks to the Lima Lima team for this ride with the only civilian six-ship formation aerobatic team in the country. More information at

Airshow Koksijde - a set on Flickr
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

Airshow Pilot Chandy Clanton Lost In Airshow Practice Accident - Aero-News Network
ANN regrets to report that airshow pilot Chandy Clanton, an accomplished 36 year old airshow pilot, was reported lost at the scene while preparing for a ...

World Glider Aerobatic Championships Opens in Czech Republic from FAI Aerobatics Commission - CIVA - by Mike Heuer
WGAC Contest Director Tomas KorinekWGAC Contest Director Tomas Korinek
The 13th World Glider Aerobatic Championships opens today at Hosin airfield near České Budĕjovice, Czech Republic with opening ceremonies scheduled at 18.00 local time. read more

Helmut Stas from FAI Aerobatics Commission - CIVA - by Mike Heuer
Helmut Stas at a CIVA Meeting in Lausanne in 1999
Helmut Stas, a long-time member of the aerobatic community, alternate delegate of Poland to CIVA, an aerobatic competitor, judge, and chief judge died on 30 June 2009 after a long illness. Most of us last saw Helmut at the CIVA plenary meeting in Salzburg, Austria in October more

B-17 coming to Mankato - Mankato Free Press, MN
George Daubner, an EAA pilot from Oconomowoc, Wis., has been flying planes for the past 39 years and has piloted the B-17 bomber since 1995. "It was not in the best of condition," said Daubner. "The plane had been used for many different things. ...

New MSNBC Doc Explores Why Planes Crash from TVNewser
Planes_7.8.pngMSNBC premieres its latest documentary "Why Planes Crash: Brace For Impact," tomorrow at 10pmET. The special is reported by NBC News anchor and aviation enthusiast Lester Holt.
The one-hour doc "features chilling firsthand accounts of life and death ordeals from airline crews and passengers aboard some of the most terrifying instances of airplane ditchings ever recorded," says the press release. The investigation looks into the factors - from engine failure and bird strikes to hijacking and fuel exhaustion - that lead pilots to make the life-threatening decisions.

France honors WWII pilots with Legion of Honor from Air Force Times - News
PORTLAND, Ore. — Three World War II veterans have been awarded the Legion of Honor by France for their military service.The French consul general Friday presented the award to 88-year-old Dale Reynolds of Lake Oswego, 84-year-old William Tankersley of Gold Beach and 87-year-old George Insley of Roseburg.A fourth Oregon vet, Donald Malarkey of Salem, was out of the country but will also receive the honor.Consul General Pierre-Francois Mourier declared each a knight of the Legion as he pinned the red ribbons and gold and white medals on their chests at the Portland Art Museum.Insley flew more than 50 bombing missions. Tankersley was wounded three times as he fought across northern France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Reynolds was wounded twice as he fought in Lorient, Nantes and Saint-Nazaire.

Watch and Learn: F/A-18 F Super Hornet Built From Ground Up [Airplanes] from Gizmodo by Wilson Rothman
Solid as it looks shown here with all of its precious ordnance, the F/A-18 F Super Hornet strike fighter gets assembled one tiny piece at a time like anything else. See it all happen in glorious time-lapse photography:
Funny to me how much the beginning of the process is all about straight lines, while the latter half is all curves. Also funny to me how few women work in the field of airplane assembly. Must be a dude thing. [LiveLeak]

STS-127 Launch Scrubbed for 7/11/09 from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut by Damaris B. Sarria
The launch of space shuttle Endeavour has been postponed for 24 hours to allow the launch team sufficient time to perform evaluation and retesting of launch pad and launch vehicle sytems as the result of lightning strikes near the launch pad last night. The official tally on the lightning strikes from last night is 11 hits within 0.3 miles of the pad. The pad's water tank was hit and the lightning mast was struck a couple of times.
Endeavour's launch tomorrow will be at 7:13 p.m. EDT. Weather forecasters predict a 40 percent chance that weather will prevent a liftoff due to thunderstorms.

Astronaut Scott Carpenter: 'Honor your curiosity' from Technorati
Scott Carpenter is the fourth American to fly into space and the second American to orbit our planet. That may not mean much to some in today's world, when armchair explorers with a cell phone or netbook can scan the lunar surface via GoogleMoon with a few taps of keys. But some 50 years ago, space travel was still science fiction. Then in 1957, the Soviet Union beat out Americans in putting the first machine satellite in space. The United States felt its power and security in the world d...

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