Friday, July 24, 2009

Indy Transponder 24-JUL-09 0100z

Crowds expected to soar at Canada Remembers Air Show in Saskatoon - (press release)
Performances this year include the Snowbird Demo Team, Canadian Armed Forces SkyHawks Parachute Team, the CF-18 Hornet Demo Team and Julie Clark's "God ...

The Patrouille de France joined the party - via Google translator
The celebration of the centenary of crossing the English Channel by Louis Blériot begin tomorrow. Air parades, shows and other events are scheduled for three days. Icing on the cake, the venue for two days, the prestigious Patrouille de France. Chills guaranteed! ...

National Aviation Hall of Fame from Patty Wagstaff
Last weekend, in addition to the Dayton Airshow (great airshow!) we attended the National Aviation Hall of Fame dinner and banquet. Congratulations to the inductees - Eileen Collins, Russ Meyer, Jimmy Stewart, and Ed White II. Go to: for more about this great organization. Here I am with Dorothy Cochrane and Denise Decker on Friday night at the US Air Force Museum.

Chicago Air and Water Show - a vacation destination -
... pilot such as Ed Hamill in his Air Force Reserve Bi-Plane, the USAF Thunderbirds and limalima formations or the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team in action. ...

Thunderbirds grant youthful audience a Special Wish - Times Community Newspapers of Greater Dayton
The USAF Thunderbirds performed for a special audience last Friday. This audience was composed of children with life-threatening disorders and they enjoyed the show courtesy of the Dayton Special Wish Foundation. For a few hours, special kids and their loving parents were able to forget their troubles and let their hopes soar with the pilots and skydivers that filled the Dayton skies.

Hot Shots stars jet in to air show -
A JET trainer which made its film debut in Charlie Sheen's spoof movie Hot Shots will be one of the stars of the Bray Air Display. ...

Poet-sponsored Vanguard Squadron at Sious Falls Airshow - ethanol-powered planes have cooler engines, more power for aerobatics from Technorati
In South Dakota, the Sioux Falls Airshow held this weekend will feature the ethanol-powered "Vanguard Squardon" - a stunt team performing in-formation aerobatics since 1993. The Poet-sponsored team uses an E98 fuel - pilot Steve Thompson told KFSY that, with ethanol, "because it runs cooler it allows you to pull more power out of the engine." According to POET, " the Vanguard Squadron travels the country performing daring stunts for audiences at air shows and other events to demonstrate

Second World War theme for Windermere airshow - NW Evening Mail
AN annual airshow is set to be bigger and better than ever when it goes ahead this weekend with a Second World War theme. Thousands of spectators are ...

Sun shines on Lowestoft air show - Norwich Evening News
WITH blue skies and the sun shining, the conditions were perfect as thousands of people descended on town for the 13th Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival. ...

210000 flock to Lowestoft air show - The Lowestoft Journal
More than 210000 people have flocked to Lowestoft beach today for the 13th seafront air festival, according to early estimations.

Honda set to take centre stage at Air festival - girlracer
The Honda powerboat event which is following on into the weekend (July 25th & 26th) from the Air Festival is set to attract a staggering amount of ...

Vulcan surprise for former RAF man - Malvern Gazette
FORMER Royal Air Force fitter Dave Merchant was reunited with one of his favourite aircraft at the Royal International Air Tattoo at the weekend. ...

Biggest airshow comes of age - Hartlepool Today
The world famous Red Arrows will take to the skies at noon on both days and the line-up also includes the return of the Merlin, Sea King and Chinook ...

Bromborough barnstormer's wife to be airshow special guest - Wirral Globe
The wife of a Bromborough man who flew in the barnstorming years of pre-war aviation is to be the guest of honour at a new airshow in North Wales. ...

Historic female aerobatic pilot landing in Mosinee - Wausau Daily Herald
Though she won't be performing in Wausau, her aerobatic routine has put her into the Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame, according to a news release.

5th Annual Classic Aircraft and Car Show -
The crowd will also be entertained with a performance by Don Nelson's High Energy Aerobatic and flybys from various nostalgic aircraft. ...

World Aerobatics Championships - You could to win an experience ... - Messenger, UK
As we climbed and the blades of the propeller cut into the sky, the plane lost speed before stalling. Gently, as if connected to an axis, the craft turned on its side back to earth and the patchwork countryside with the curving circuit of Silverstone ...

EAA airventure — Arrive in a Ford Mustang and Get in Free Monday ... -
Other events centering around the Mustang include the auction of the one-of-a-kind Mustang AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll" to benefit the EAA Young Eagles ...

Wings of Freedom Tour at Waukegan airport - Waukegan News Sun
Among more than 100 people watching the 1940s warbirds float in was George Goldeen of Highland Park, who flew 24 missions aboard a B-24 in the Pacific ...

Take a trip aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress this weekend - Wicked Local Franklin
The plane was donated to the New England Air Museum in Hartford for display, then destroyed in 1979 when a tornado spiraled through Connecticut. ...

Reno Promo - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
Starting to get excited about Reno '09! I put together a little video from the limited shots I took last year. Hope you enjoy it!

'Every Flight's A Test Flight' - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
'Every Flight's A Test Flight', is the recommended attitude to embrace, while participating in the World's-Fastest Motorsport of- AIR RACING (regardless of which of the six competitive classes).
In the UNLIMITEDs, Rod Lewis' Team RARE BEAR, led by veteran crew chief- Dave Cornell & champion pilot- John Penney, are one of this extremely challenging sport's best & most-experienced, and they know the game all too well.
Here's an 'at work' photo sampling from Reno '08 NCAR, to illustrate the point...

News from Texas - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
Good news and a bit of a surprise to me, at least. It looks like Pardue, Ezell. and Dawson are all going to make Reno again this year. I'm a fan of all three airplanes and pilots, so I am delighted... Neal

Summer IMAX schedule offers daytime, evening shows from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
Children and adults of all ages still have a chance to enjoy an IMAX film this summer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Through Sept. 6, the IMAX Theatre will operate on its summer schedule, offering aviation films during the day and other adventure films in the evening. The summer schedule is as follows:
* The Magic of Flight at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. Soar through the history of flight from the Wright Brothers to the dramatic high-speed aerobatics of the world renowned Blue Angels during this story of human potential and the importance of training and performance.

Weekly Update - 18July to 23July from CAF Minnesota Wing Blog by Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing
Good Afternoon Everyone!
Wow, this week has been AMAZING! We've had to "First-time" events this week, some major airshow appearances, and some MAJOR NEWS!!! Our P-51C "Tuskegee Airmen" has once again flown!!!! This is such terrific news to hear, with the goal of making Oshkosh airshow, and soon coming home to the hangar! We will be having a gathering of the membership to celebrate and oooh and ahhh over the Mustang within the next month, so keep your eyes peeled! On other business, the B-25 made Minot with only minor issues. The crew flew her in the show with a B-52, something never done before!! The maintenance crew did ...
[and lots of great photos in these posts from today also! - Indy Transponder]
Parking charges for free air museum - Shropshire Star
One of Shropshire's top visitor attractions, which has always prided itself on being free for visitors, has announced plans to charge for car parking. ...

Embry-Riddle Launches Its First Two Ph.D. Degree Programs to Meet New Challenges in Aviation/Aerospace Industry
from PR Newswire: Airlines/Aviation
The daily challenges of aviation and aerospace are too complex to be solved by specialists alone. In an uncertain economy, airlines struggle to hedge fuel purchases and adjust routes. Space agencies work to stabilize orbiting spacecraft, study the atmosphere and space weather, and design rovers to explore planets.
To serve the need for more broadly educated experts, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the leading educator in the science and business of aviation and aerospace, is launching its first two Ph.D. degree programs - in Aviation and Engineering Physics. The new degrees take the university's unique approach to education - a blend of theory and applied research - to the highest level.
Embry-Riddle's Ph.D. in Aviation is the only one in the United States. ...

Royal International Air Tattoo - RIAT 2009 from FenceCheck Forums
Royal International Air Tattoo: exclusive pictures - Event Magazine
Airdrie Air Show 2009 from Pilots of America Message Board by Everskyward

Aviation firm plans 480 new jobs at airport from Indianapolis Business Journal
Comlux Completion USA, a Swiss company that operates two hangers at Indianapolis International Airport, plans a $46.3 million expansion that could create 480 jobs over the next five years, state economic officials announced today.Comlux Completion, part of the Switzerland-based Comlux The Aviation Group, refurbishes and completes interiors for corporate aircraft ...
Officials from Purdue Research Park-based Firm to Fly to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Plane Powered by Own Fuel from Top News
Brian Stirm and Charlie Holleman of Swift Enterprises will fly to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Friday (July 24) in Holleman's Van's Aircraft RV-4 airplane powered by Swift 100SF.

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