Monday, July 13, 2009

Indy Transponder 13-JUL-09 1030z

'One of the best years' for Prairie Air Show - Peoria Journal Star
This year's show featured the US Air Force Thunderbirds among many other acts. The show also included the first Peoria appearance by an AV-8B Harrier, ...

Air show gets sizeable crowd - Peoria Journal Star
This year's show featured the US Air Force Thunderbirds flying team. About 59000 people attended last year, and they are estimating attendance this year ...

Thousands flock to see old planes at annual AirFest - The Union of Grass Valley
Spectators use the shade of the wings of an Albatross plane at the AirFest Saturday. Thousands of people swarmed the Nevada County Airport on ...

Up in the sky! It's a pricey hobby! - Albany Times Union
This weekend, more than 300 people from five states and Canada came to the Capital Region for the fifth annual Capital Jets Airshow at South Albany Airport. ...

Dbn airshow a hit - East Coast Radio
Durban's pulled off another successful annual airshow. The weekend spectacle brought together some 15 000 people, a record figure last seen in 2002. ...

Air show dazzles crowd - Iowa City Press Citizen
With flying lawn mowers, dive bombs, rolls, loops and raining candy, it was hard not to keep your eyes to the sky at a radio-controlled model airplane air show on Sunday in Iowa City. "It is something we put on every year to promote the hobby and give ...

Dunkirk Rotary Club holds its 46th Fly-In Breakfast - Evening Observer
The Dunkirk Rotary Club held its 46th annual "Fly-In-Breakfast" Sunday. The Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport was full of all you can ...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, A Displays Extravaganza from AVwebFlash Current Issue
The collection of aircraft set for display at this year's (July 27 to August 2) EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow does not scream recession or depression and could prove to be among the best gatherings the group has put together. Aside from the roughly 2,500 showplanes expected annually, the 2009 collection will include the space-tourist-launching Virgin Galactic VMS Mothership "Eve"; Airbus' A380 -- the world's largest airliner; an Avro Lancaster WWII bomber; a 1909 Wright B Flyer replica; a rare Japanese "Zero" and Messerschmitt ME109 will add to more familiar flock of warbirds; and possible appearances from the dawn of a new age -- electric flight -- are hoped for, if not expected. The show will celebrate anniversaries of the Cessna 150 (50th), the T-28 (60th) and the Pietenpol homebuilt (80th) among others…

Aero-News Update: Brutal Airshow Weekend Costs Two Airshow Pilots Their Lives from Aero-News Network
Tragedy Strikes Two Pilots, Gary Miller and Chandy Clanton, Practicing For Same Airshow Hazards can come at all times and in all forms -- and few people know that better than those who fly in airshows -- if not thorough their own occasional moments of peril... then from the diminishing ranks of their friends who have gone west. The week, we lost two outstanding members of the airshow community, oddly though, while practicing for the very same airshow.

Weddings Taking Off at CAF Commemorative Center -
... near the Midland International Airport runway on the Commemorative Air Force Headquarters and Museum grounds is seeing more requests for nuptials. ...

P-38 Lightning - Latest News on the P-38 Lightning WWII Fighter Plane from
Well, it's not very often that you have a panel of P‑38 pilots and crew chiefs at your fingertips for a Q&A, but that's just what happened at the P‑38 Symposium we held during our annual Membership meeting. It was a big hit with the folks who attended the meeting as well as visitors to the Planes of Fame Fly-in. And boy did the audience have questions for these guys!

Museum supporters acquire a site - Kansas City Star
Supporters of a museum dedicated to central Kansas' role in training B-29 bombers during World War II are celebrating another step in making the museum a reality. Organizers recently acquired a parachute building in Pratt, Kan., on a former B-29 air ...

Charles Cooke, a World War II bomber pilot from Michigan Center ... - The Jackson Citizen Patriot -
The aircraft was flown into the Jackson Airport on Saturday from the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti. Maurer organized a birthday surprise for her father, ...

An Apollo Anthology from Air & Space Magazine

Cute as a Button for AirVenture 2009 from Jetwhine by Robert Mark
Some folks really believe that the hit of this month’s AirVenture is going to be the arrival of the Airbus A380 at AeroShell Square. And no, the big deal this year is not going to be EAA’s director of public relations Dick Knapinski dancing the Macarena at Theatre in the Woods … at least I don’t think so…

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - Geoff Fox - My Permanent Record from
I don't know how I knew the
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome was there. I just knew there was a grass strip airport over-the-border in New York State that featured classic airplanes. That's all I knew when I asked my friend Harvey Kliman if he wanted to go?...

Neb. museum rocket camp challenges kids - Beatrice Daily Sun, NE
He also threw in some mathematical information on the side, hoping to pique campers' interest in the scientific aspects of rocketry. "It's not a physics class," he said. "Hopefully we try to inspire them into learning more about it. ...

Warbirds DVD Trailer from Military Photos by livingwarbirds

Movie Monday - July 13 - Air Transat 236 from FlightBlogger - Aviation News, Commentary and Analysis by Jon Ostrower
This week's Movie Monday explores
Air Transat Flight 236. The flight, a transatlantic A330-200 crossing from Toronto to Lisbon, took place on August 24, 2001. The cause of the accident, which resulted in 18 minor injuries and no fatalities amongst the 306 on board, was traced to a fuel leak on the right hand side of the aircraft, resulting from improper maintenance conducted five days prior to the flight. Once the aircraft ran out fuel over the Atlantic Ocean, the A330 was forced to make a dead stick landing with 200 knot approach speed into the Azores…

Today's Video - Massive Speed: Messerschmitt 109 Versus Spitfire from HowStuffWorks Daily Feed
Host Mark Williams explains the conflict between Britain and Germany's evenly matched fighters. Check out this clip from Discovery UK's "Massive Speed" series to learn more.

United Kingdom - Duxford Flying Legends Air Show 2009 - Duxford - 07/11/09 from FenceCheck Forums

United States - Illinois - Prairie Air Show 2009 - Peoria - 07/10/09 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - Illinois - Prairie Air Show 2009 - Peoria - 07/10/09 from FenceCheck Forums

United States - California - Nevada County Airfest - Grass Valley - 07/10/09 from FenceCheck Forums

United States - Texas - Great Texas Balloon Race 2009 - Longview - 07/10/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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