Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Indy Transponder 14-JUL-09 0230z

Cheyenne saddles up for Frontier Days next weekend - LocalNews8.com
The Air Force Thunderbirds perform on July 22. Sunday was the annual cattle drive, with about 500 head of cattle making a 7-mile trip to Frontier Park as ...

112000 saw Blues airshows - Pensacola News Journal
Friday's and Saturday's Blue Angels Air Show on Pensacola Beach drew a crowd of more than 112000 people, exceeding last year's crowd by at least 40000. ...

Air show dazzles crowd - Iowa City Press Citizen
Sunday afternoon marked the 17th annual Iowa City Aerohawks Air Show at Aerohawks Flying Field. The show included a variety of demonstrations of people ...

Additional air show info - WFMJ
Those attending the "Thunder Over the Valley" air show at the Vienna Air Base on August 8 and 9 may benefit from information released by the 910th Airlift ...

Now that's what I call a fly-past: US Navy F18 streaks past ... - Daily Mail
It was part of a tactical demonstration fly-past to open a speedboat race in the North American city. Officials waived rules to allow the Navy flyers to ...

Pictures From The 2009 Wing Nuts Flying Circus Airshow in Tarkio from Technorati
The flag flew at half mast all day in honor of Chandy Clanton, who died while practicing for the air show. The family and I camped out near this beautiful orange biplane. The show started with three daredevils jumping out of a perfectly good C-130. The United States Navy was represented at the show also, with a booth you see here, plus three Navy SEALs who performed some impressive maneuvers while skydiving. One gentleman stunned the crowd with how fast he ...

Big Turnout For Fly-in Breakfast In Arnprior - myFM Radio News
About 500 breakfasts is the closest count the Arnprior Airport can come up with following a phenomenal, record-breaking turnout for the annual Fly-in ...

Fly-In successful despite extreme heat - Arkansas City Traveler
... deter about 40 young people from getting free air rides with pilots participating in the second annual Strother Field Fly-In and Classic Car Show. ...

A Georgetown Fall Festival - Wings and Wheels
The second annual Wings & Wheels, A Georgetown Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 10AM-6PM, at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown, DE. The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Delaware Aviation Museum and the Lower Delaware Mustang Club, will hope for better weather this year. Rain date is Sunday, November 1, 2009.
The event will feature a "Fly In" of vintage planes and a huge car show with classic cars, trucks and more, WW II Re-enactments, food vendors, craft vendors, musical entertainment, games and events for the kids to celebrate "Halloween".
CLICK HERE to see our photo gallery from the 2008 event.
Some of these Confirmed planes: Yak-9 WWII Russian Fighter; P-51 Mustang; P-40 Warhawk; F4U Corsair; TBM Avenger; L-39 Jet, T-6 Texan, L-16, PT-26, Yak 52, CJ-6, B-25J, PT-17 flew in Friday night. Others that intended to come in Saturday morning were hindered by the wind and storms. However we had about a dozen plans make the event and the three Yaks and Larry Kelley's B25 pictured below on the left did some flying that excited the crowds. Click here for more information on the planes, their history and their owners.

Team 99 Red Bull Air Race Book from Mike Goulian Airshows
New for the 2009 season, a beautifully illustrated book which gives insight to Michael's Red Bull Air Race experiences. This 24-page, full-color, soft-cover booklet features photography by Mike Shore (www.mikeshorephoto.com) and the Red Bull Air Race team of photographers.

Forum Confirmation Oshkosh 2009! from Wasabi Air Racing by Elliot
Just got the confirmation paperwork for the Wasabi Forum from EAA. I will be telling the story of getting to Mojave, finding the Cassutt, finishing it, flight testing it and getting it to Reno last year. I will have some t-shirts and other goodies. Its going to be fun and I look forward to seeing you there.
Fly High, Fly Slow, Turn Left?
An engineers perspective on becoming an air race pilot
Thursday 7/30/09
1:00-2:15 004 Forums Pavilion

Experiment Aircraft Association got its start in Milwaukee - Examiner.com
Poberezny is the only person to receive all seven aviation wings the military has to offer: glider pilot, service pilot, rated pilot, liaison pilot, ...

Meet race pilot Jon Sharp and filmmaker Christopher Webb at AirVenture 2009 from Chasing the Dream

Crowe Parachute Jump 2 - Louisville Courier-Journal
Mike and Jeanne Crowe plan to make tandem parachute jumps with the Army's Golden knights from Ft. Bragg. They made a similar jump 22 years ago. ...

B-17 Bomber Liberty Belle Lands In Pittsburgh - ThePittsburghChannel.com, PA
PITTSBURGH -- A piece of living history has landed in Pittsburgh to offer a chance to fly in a B-17 bomber. Decades after flying missions over Germany, The Liberty Belle landed at the Allegheny County Airport on Monday replete with two World War II ...

Liberty Belle Brings Back Memories For WWII Vets - KDKA, PA
"Our love affair with the B-17 had nothing to do with being the pilot – tailgunner, waistgunner, navigator - that was our baby, Keller, a B-17 pilot, said. The Liberty Belle B-17 is in Pittsburgh this week. Both men flew the aircraft in World War II ...

Iconic Vulcan to grace Lowestoft skies? - The Lowestoft Journal
HOPES are high that an iconic cold war bomber will grace the skies at this month's Lowestoft Air Festival despite an anxious wait for paperwork before it ...

Leading Edge and Boeing bring 'Blue Angel' to San Diego Air ... - PR Web (press release)
"This is an aircraft that's represented America for decades, so to play a part in bringing it back to life for the San Diego Air & Space museum is a real ...

Biggin Hill - Photos from the Early 1950's 2 from PPRuNe Forums by Warmtoast
Royal Observer Corps Recognition Day 1954
In the early 1950's it was the custom for a variety of RAF, RN and USAF aircraft to be flown in so the Royal Observer Corps and the Army Anti-Aircraft Command (then an integral part of the UK's air defences) could examine up close on the ground the friendly aircraft they were expected to recognise in the air. I took the following photos at the 1954 Recognition Day.
First photo is of a 56 Sqn (Waterbeach - based) Swift F1 WK207 'N' complete with squadron red and white checkerboard markings. The Swift was introduced into the RAF in February 1954, becoming the RAF's first swept-wing aircraft, but unfortunately, because of major control problems when flying at high altitude which resulted in several accidents, they were grounded for a while in August 1954 whilst attempts were made to sort out the aircraft's problems. ...

Bombing Ploesti oil fields from AF.mil Photos
A second wave of bombing Ploesti oil fields occurred April through August 1944. (U.S. Air Force illustration/history spotlight graphic)
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Michael Combs Plans First 50-State Tour in a Light Sport Aircraft - AMTOnline.com
He recently had an unveiling of the REMOS GX LSA he intends to fly in all 50 states in 2010. Few people have taken off on such an adventure with so little ...

MEDAL OF HONOR: ED W. FREEMAN - The Daily Nightly - msnbc.com
... Back at base, Freeman and the other pilots received word that the GIs they had dropped off were taking heavy casualties and running low on supplies. In fact, the fighting was so fierce that medevac helicopters refused to pick up the wounded. When the commander of the helicopter unit asked for volunteers to fly into the battle zone, Freeman alone stepped forward. He was joined by his commander, and the two of them began several hours of flights into the contested area. Because their small emergency-landing zone was just one hundred yards away from the heaviest fighting, their unarmed and lightly armored helicopters took several hits. In all, Freeman carried out fourteen separate rescue missions, bringing in water and ammunition to the besieged soldiers and taking back dozens of wounded, some of whom wouldn't have survived if they hadn't been evacuated. ...

Worlds ONLY flying 1956 Moult Taylor Aerocar by Lou Ann Hammond
Sweeney's father, Ed, owns the plane/car and they are restoring it. Eric is in Grass Valley, CA today showing the plane at an air show. He will be at the Salinas, CA airshow and the Reno air races on labor day.

Today in History - The Associated Press
In 1933, American aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world as he returned to New York's Floyd Bennett Field after traveling for ...

Army Aviation Heritage Foundation from www.armyav.org
The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) is acting to provide America's veterans a voice with which to tell their story and the tools with which to share their legacy of service and devotion with the American public. ...

Latest Red Flag exercise begins at Nellis from Air Force Link Top Stories
Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force begins Red Flag 09-4 July 13.
Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is conducted on the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range, north of Las Vegas. Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by officials at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis, through the 414th Combat Training Squadron.

Teen Becomes Youngest African-American Female To Fly Across US Solo - AHN
The teen who says she always had a fascination with flying learned to fly in an after-school aviation training program for at-risk youth. ...

Scouts learn about aviation at camporee - Salisbury Post
Held at the Rowan County Airport and Army Aviation Unit, the May 2009 Rowan County Spring Camporee focused on aviation while giving each Scout an opportunity to earn the aviation merit badge. Some of the activities included airplane rides provided by ...

China trains first batch of female copter pilots from PPRuNe Forums by Ian Corrigible
Story's a couple of months old, but since it's been quiet around here lately: looks like Whirls has some competition from the massing horde[tte]s. ...

Naval museum to celebrate moonwalk - Pensacola News Journal
The free event will be in the Blue Angels atrium and will feature a presentation by Russell Romanella, director of the International Space Station and ...

Global Economic Pulse: Space Tourism Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary from globaleconomicpulse.blogspot.com
... Rocket Racing League: The league is working with Armadillo Aerospace to turn two airplanes into rocket-powered racers for a demonstration flight, most likely in November at the Aviation Nation air show at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base. "We're looking at Nellis, and we have other options, too. We're just not in a rush," the league's co-founder and CEO, Granger Whitelaw, told me. The planes won't appear at September's Reno Air Races, as previously hoped. Whitelaw said the league will wait out the downturn before proceeding with plans for competitions. "When the market comes back to us, we'll be there. ... Had we been out there and starting to race right now, we probably would have been in a bad position," he said. ...

Space and the Stars Week from Career and Kids by Mary Emma Allen

YEOVILTON AIR DAY: Photo Special Part 1 - This Is The Westcountry
Earlier in the day the crowds were thrilled by the appearance of the Red Arrows and a whole wave of other aircraft. On the ground there was a whole host of ...

The Blue Angels Air Show in Pensacola FL Pool from www.flickr.com
Bagotville International Airshow 2009 - 3 Wing Bagotville - 06/13/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Space Shuttle Launch Pad Lightning Strike from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
Lucy! from Neptunus Lex by lex
Lightning - P-38 Style from FenceCheck Forums
P-51 Mustang from FenceCheck Forums
Sonic Boom Virginia Airshow (Must See) - Video American
You've gotta see this video from AOPA Pilot Blog

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