Monday, July 20, 2009

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Air Show a trip home for local grad, Air Force instructor - Dayton Daily News
DAYTON — It's not that far from Beavercreek High School to the Vectren Dayton Air Show. ...

Rahall Takes A Leap For Coal - State Journal
The Congressman joined the US Army Parachute Team, the "Golden Knights". After the jump, Rahall was ready for a second jump. "It was exhilarating. ...

Sky high numbers of visitors to show - This is
Just over 160000 people attended the weekend air show at RAF Fairford, which raises money for the RAF Charitable Trust and included a display by the Red ...

Awe-inspiring aerial ballet - This is
There were 300 aircraft at the Gloucestershire airbase over the weekend, including the ever-popular Red Arrows with their colourful aerobatics and the ...

Airshow's ready to hit new heights - Sunderland Echo
Crowd favourites The Red Arrows are also firm friends of the show and made their first appearance back in 1992. Highlights from more recent years, ...

Flight to fame and fortune - The Times
MORE than 100 people waved goodbye to two South African pilots at the Springs airfield on Saturday as they departed on a daring expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
Mike Blyth and James Pitman, owners of The Airplane Factory, are flying their prototype aircraft, known as "the Sling", west across the Atlantic to the world's largest airshow, at Oshkosh, in Wisconsin, US, where they will exhibit it.
Their route to Oshkosh will take them to the Sao Tome and Principe islands, Guinea, Brazil, Guyana and the US Virgin Islands. ...

Report from Royal International Air Tattoo 2009 - Wikinews
Sunday, July 19, 2009 The Royal International Air Tattoo is the largest military air show in the world. It is held every year on the third weekend of July ...

Female flyer, WASP pilot lived full life from Air Force Times - News
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Inspired by a story she read as a young girl about Amelia Earhart's trans-Atlantic flight, Virginia Sweet became a pioneering female aviator in her own right.She was a pilot with the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, ferrying every type of military aircraft from factories to air bases during World War II to free male pilots for combat.Sometimes Sweet was assigned to fly shot-up, barely functional aircraft in for repair. Thirty-eight of her fellow women fliers were killed during duty.Sweet flew 52 different types of military aircraft, including the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress bombers, but she left her heart in the cockpit of the P-51 Mustang."She was a honey to fly," she said of the long-range, single-seat fighter that helped beat Hitler's Germany ...

Brazil honors town's Tuskegee Airman from
A member of a famed World War II group of black fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen has received a lasting tribute in his Indiana hometown.
Brazil, Ind., has erected a marble monument honoring Charles B. Hall, who grew up in the southwestern Indiana community and in 1943 became the first African-American to shoot down an enemy plane.

Ind. monument honors late Tuskogee Airman from Air Force Times - News

Flights of Fashion - Huffington Post
... He probably would be surprised to know that old what's her name wasn't just a style icon; she also had her own fashion label. In fact, Amelia Earhart was America's first celebrity designer, and the story of her short-lived Amelia Earhart line is the story of the start of fashion mass marketing. ...

Cockpit Conversation: West to Whitehorse from
Oh and you can't talk about YXY without mentioning the wind direction indicator: outside the airport there's an entire DC-3 on a pylon, free to rotate with the wind.

Frankenplanes! from Military Photos by JCR
Inspired by the half-argie Chinook, here's the most drastic example of a Frankenplane ever:
The DC-2 1/2!
CNAC (the chinese US run civil airline of the 1930s) had a DC-3 damaged in a japanese air raid on Hong Kong 1941, destroying the outer right wing
No DC-3 spares were available, so the put a DC-2 wing in place!
This DC-2 1/2 at least flew well enough to get the plane somewhere where a DC-3 wing was available.

Royal International Air Tattoo from FenceCheck Forums
Reno Air Race Pics by ChickenLover
PAF-FA Concept (?) from Defence Talk Forum by SABRE
Angels...up close & personal by Squawk_5543
Angels....up close & personal pt. 2 by Squawk_5543

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