Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Indy Transponder 21-JUL-09 0230z

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 'fields' a double header - Examiner.com
Water Show starts at 10 am followed by the Air Show at 11 am The US Air Force Thunderbirds perform about 3:30 Saturday and Sunday. Germanfest, July 23-26, ...

Cool But Cloudy Skies Greet Air Show Participants, Spectators - WHIO Radio
Some of the top air acts in the world took part, including the US Air Force Thunderbirds. The weather pretty much cooperated as it often cloudy and was ...

Dayton Air Show reports total attendance of 80000 - Dayton Daily News

Day in Photos - Washington Post
[see #3] July 19: US Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the 2009 Vectren Dayton Air Show at the Dayton International Airport in Ohio. July 19: The US Army's Dagger ...

Skytypers write the world's biggest text messages -- Newsday.com
... Platow, a Wall Street businessman between jobs, says he enjoys watching the Geico Skytypers with his wife, Rachel, and sons Matthew, 4, and Jonathan, 14 months. "It's one of the most exciting things and fun to figure out what they're writing. I never miss this show." ...

Snowbirds put on a quick show - Prince George Citizen
Canadian Forces Snowbirds crew get ready to leave Prince George late Monday morning. (Citizen staff photo) The Snowbirds made a brief stopover at Prince ...

Kelly-D Proves to be a Popular Display at the Peace River Air Show from Aviation.ca News
The Kelly-D "Spirit of Edmonton" biplane flew from Edmonton to Peace River on Friday, July 17, for static display at the Peace River Air Show on Saturday the 17th. The biplane was a popular exhibit at the show, and during...

Cold War veteran at air show - Northumberland Gazette
Airshow deputy director, Sue Henderson has been working on the airshow for the last 21 years and has watched the show get bigger and better every year. ...

U.S Rep. Rahall Jumps From Plane in Support of Coal and Troops - Digital Journal
West Virginia Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall parachuted Saturday with the U.S. Army Parachute Team known as the "Golden Knights" at an auto fair to show his support for coal power and the United States military.
"It was exhilarating," said Rahall. "Most exciting moment of my life and to see the beautiful West Virginia mountains and hills from the perspective that I did the first time ever, from that perspective was truly out of this world."

Airport to host annual Aviation Day Pig Roast - Escanaba Daily Press
ESCANABA - The gates of the Delta County Airport will open at 11:30 am Saturday for the second annual Aviation Day Pig Roast. ...

LiveAirShowTV Broadcasted Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony


Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo Ready For Oshkosh Launch from AVwebFlash Current Issue
In an online news conference on Monday, Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn said the WhiteKnightTwo space launch vehicle is ready to launch and will arrive at Oshkosh for the EAA AirVenture opening airshow at about 2:30 p.m. on Monday July 27. "It's an amazing vehicle," he said. The aircraft, which is the largest aircraft ever built by Scaled Composites, has a wingspan of 140 feet and is capable of lifting 17 tons to altitudes of 50,000 feet and more. So far it has flown 14 times and accumulated about 45 hours of flight time. Besides the plane's initital space-tourism mission, it will also be used for space science and to launch satellites into orbit. "What we're seeing is the dawn of a new industrial revolution in space," Whitehorn said. WhiteKnightTwo will also fly on Tuesday and Thursday, and will remain on static display all week until it heads home to Mojave at roughly 10 a.m. Saturday.

TFRs Issued For Thunderbird Performances in Milwaukee: Oshkosh-Bound Pilots Take Note from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
Pilots who plan to fly to Oshkosh via the Lake Michigan shoreline past the Milwaukee area the weekend before AirVenture are being urged by the FAA to pay particular attention to temporary flight restrictions (TFR) that have been issued for next week, July 23-26.

Max's Guide to AirVenture 2009 in Oshkosh by Max Trescott
DSC_0728 The first airplane to pitch a tent arrived at Oshkosh yesterday, more than a week before the start of the show, according to a Twitter message I received. Now that's planning ahead! But don't despair. If you haven't already made plans to go to Oshkosh, let me emphatically say ...

Embry-Riddle Plans Full Slate of Activities for EAA airventure - AMTOnline.com
Sponsored by the University, award-winning aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman will thrill the crowds as he performs in his CAP 580 aircraft, the Embry-Riddle ...

Oshkosh-Bound Yuneec e430 Begins U.S. Flight Testing from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
Yuneec International, maker of the e430 electric-powered aircraft, reports that flight-testing on the airplane has begun in Camarillo, California, as the company seeks experimental exhibition certification before next week's AirVenture Oshkosh.

Powder Puff Pilot Unveils Second Children's Picture Book from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
... Hughes will unveil her newest children's book at EAA's AirVenture, billed as "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," held from July 27 through August 2 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She'll be stationed at AirVenture's Author's Corner for 6 days of the 7-day event and is scheduled for storytelling sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Claire Bear's Fist Solo is also available for purchase at http://www.powderpuffpilot.com/ with shipments going out starting August 3. ...

Aviation-Themed Ford Mustang AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" Boasts 550 hp - MotorTrend Magazine
Much like last year, Ford has built an aviation-themed Ford Mustang for a benefit auction at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh. ...

Prepping for Oshkosh from Letters from Flyover Country by Bob Collins

Truce in battle over flying ace's medals - The Age
Air Vice-Marshal Cole was awarded medals for gallantry during the war, and a CBE for organising an England-Australia air race in 1934. ...

Skills of pilots of radio-controlled aircraft conjure up memories ... - Laconia Citizen
Other planes he flew included the B-17, B-25 and a Spitfire. He was trained to be a fighter pilot, but he never fought in battle. ...

LoPresti Family Mourns the Loss of Peggy LoPresti. from Planenews Aviation News Portal
Margaret LoPresti, 79, died July 17, 2009. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach for 21 years. She was the chairman of the board of LoPresti Speed Merchants and LoPresti Aviation of Vero Beach and Sebastian. Survivors include her daughter, Amy Walsh of Allen, Texas; sons, Curt, Jim, Roy and David, all of Vero Beach; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy.

WWII Bomber in Boston - My Fox Boston
Liberty Belle, the most recently restored World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Liberty Belle" will take to the skies for her first ever visit to the Boston area Monday, July 20th (Media flights July 20th at 1pm, ...

Rare WWII plane comes to Janesville - WREX-TV
There are only 12 B17 Flying Fortresses left. One came to Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport. It will stay there through Thursday, to give the public a chance to take a ride. If flying isn't your thing, you can take a tour of it while it's on the ...

Wilcox says he's not a hero, just a team player - Pontiac Daily Leader
... Members of the Thunderbirds then chose Wilcox as the winner out of three finalists.
His prize? Wilcox was given a ride with the Air Force Thunderbirds at the Prairie Air Show.
"We immediately thought he was a great candidate for the program," said Capt. Jason McCree, the public service officer with the Thunderbirds. "The reason we picked him is because he's doing great things in his community, like Air Force airmen do great things for their country." ...

Steering wheel from Hughes' plane to be auctioned - San Jose Mercury News
The crash, in the backyard of a Beverly Hills mansion, was the centerpiece of Martin Scorsese's acclaimed 2004 film "The Aviator," which starred Leonardo ...

Presenting the F-35 Thunderbird team from The DEW Line by Stephen Trimble
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics division's multimedia team in Fort Worth has taken credit for these images. It's quite a shrewd viral marketing scheme to promote the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which are not likely to appear in Thunderbird colors for at least another decade. The pictures were posted on an F-16.net in early June, where they received (deserved) high praise. I found them on Twitpic this morning as the images are rapidly becoming a viral marketing "hit".

Apollo News: We're continuing to consolidate the Apollo news HERE!

Duxford Flying Legends Air Show 2009 - from FenceCheck Forums
FHC Flyday P-47 & BF-109 - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
Vulcan Sunday Take Off RIAT 2009 from PlanesTV (BETA)
Vectren Dayton Air Show 2009 - Dayton - 07/18/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Thunder Over Michigan 2009 - Belleville - 07/18/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Royal International Air Tattoo - RIAT 2009 from FenceCheck Forums
Kerry J. Newstead's Photos - Thunder over Michigan - 2009 from http://www.facebook.com/
Stephanie Broyles's Photos - Dayton Air Show 2009 from http://www.facebook.com/
Pictures from the Fort St. John International Airshow - Energeticcity.ca

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