Saturday, July 25, 2009

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Aviation buffs recreate 1st English Channel flight - The Associated Press
Later, daredevils in flying crates are to take part in an air race. In the evening, a gala dinner is planned in Dover, followed by fireworks. ...

Celebrations on centenary of Louis Blériot's flight over the Channel - Times Online
Monoplanes built by Blériot, 130 microlights, the Red Arrows and la Patrouille de France display teams are joining in the pageant over the Strait of Dover ...

High-Speed Channel Tribute Race For Bleriot - Sky News

Co-pilot of Flight 1549 takes flight of different kind - Air Force Link
"It was an honor for me to fly with the Thunderbirds. I salute every one of you for what you do for our country." Mr. Skiles was chosen for the flight as ...

Seafair takes over Seattle -
Popular events like the Torchlight parade, hydroplanes, and Blue Angels aren't going anywhere. "From our corporate sponsors to the fans that buy tickets to ...

New AirVenture Website Launched from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
EAA's redesigned AirVenture website is live, reconfigured to bring you all the information and interactive features of the 2009 convention and fly-in - whether you're experiencing the event in person or following it from home.

Uncontrolled Airspace #145 "Jeb's Shiny Spinner"
Guest: Fareed Guyot, EAA Radio. The gang talk about the upcoming EAA AirVenture 2009, airplanes they've owned, and a 737 with a big hole in it. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #145 "Jeb's Shiny Spinner"

Oshkosh racers to fly over Freeport - Rockford Register Star
They will later reconvene at Oshkosh, one day before the start of the world's largest fly-in. The race competitors are expected to turn over Freeport in ...

It will be sold at auction during EAA airventure Thursday, July 30 at the Gathering of Eagles to benefit eaa's Young Eagles, which has provided free ...

All your OshKosh News - Here

and don't forget - AirVenture's official website

More Youngstown Air Show Tix Available Monday - WFMJ
Monday could be your last chance to score some of those sought-after Youngstown Air Show Tickets. The first round of 30 thousand tickets for the August 8th ...

2 Tuskegee Airmen visit Rodeo from Air Force Link Top Stories
Two of the famous Tuskegee Airmen visited the Air Mobility Rodeo's opening ceremonies here July 19 to meet with competitors and share their stories.
Retired Lt. Cols. Edward Drummond Jr. and Bill Holloman both spent time at McChord Air Force Base while in the service, and both now live in the surrounding area. For them, Rodeo isn't just a competition; it's a reminder of how things are progressing in the Air Force.
"It's exciting and I am impressed to see people from so many countries and everything is integrated," Colonel Drummond said. "Everyone here is so nice and there doesn't seem to be any prejudices."

International aircraft added to Lowestoft Air Festival - The Lowestoft Journal, UK
After initial problems getting its permit to fly, the world's only flying cold war Avro Vulcan is set to wow crowds on both days alongside popular displays from the Blades aerobatic team, the daredevil Team Guinot wingwalkers, the Lancaster, ...

Vulcan thrills us - Shoreham Today
When my children were younger, we lived in Lincolnshire and spent many hours watching the Red Arrows practise. To one of the letter-writers who withheld his ...

Police in airshow safety bid - TeleText
Advice for visitors has been issued for the Sunderland Airshow, as police hope the event takes off smoothly. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected ...

Pilot for a day leaves Andrews with memories for a lifetime from Air Force Link Top Stories
The flight suit she wore was just a little too big for her, so the pant legs had to be rolled up so as not to drag on the floor. And the black flip-flops she wore were a marked contrast to the heavy boots that most wear with a flight suit.
But as she strode into the headquarters of the 121st Fighter Squadron of the District of Columbia Air National Guard, the four stars on her blue garrison cap glinting from the overhead lights, those assembled to meet her sounded off with a loud call to "ATTENTION."

Dolderer Puts Germany Back On The Air Race Map from Red Bull Red Bull Air Race Feed
Germany's Matthias Dolderer has had his eye on the Red Bull Air Race since it was created and now the 38-year-old German has the chance to put his heart and soul into it as well. Dolderer, who has 24 years of flying experience, earned his wings for a spot in next year's world championship after a
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P-51C "Tuskagee Airmen" takes to the skies again! from
After five years of hard work, the P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen, rose up into the skies once more, on Wednesday, July 22nd in Wahpeton, North Dakota. These images were all taken on the afternoon and evening of this glorious day. (Folks, on the following pages, I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves.)
Learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, and how you can be a part of the mission, by going to

Restored B-17 bomber 'Yankee Lady' coming to Muskegon County Airport - Muskegon Chronicle -, MI
by Lynn Moore | The Muskegon Chronicle The Yankee Lady, one of about nine World War II B-17 bombers still flying, will visit the Muskegon County Airport Saturday. The fully restored long-range bomber will be open for public tours and 30-minute flights. ...

Aerospace trade show organizers looking ahead to 2011 - Springfield News Sun
By John Nolan, Staff Writer 1:11 PM Thursday, July 23, 2009 DAYTON - Organizers who revived an aerospace trade and technology exposition affiliated with the Dayton Air Show said they were encouraged by the attendance and corporate participation at the ...

New Jersey's Hot Air Balloon Festival is here -
A two-for-one New Jersey event starts this weekend with the 9th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival and the 72nd Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair kicking off ...

Amelia Earhart... October 2009 from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
The movie based on the life of Amelia Earhart, called Amelia and starrng Hilary Swank and Ewen McGregor, is scheduled to be released in October, 2008.
I'm not actually sure who took the photo that I use to illustrate this particular entry, but I'm guessing, because of the stark contrast between black and white, that it was a famous celebrity photographer of the time, George Hurrell.
Amelia Earhart was born in 1897, to the daughter of a wealthy family. Unfortunately, things being what they are, not all wealthy people stay wealthy, and Amelia actually grew up in more of a lower-middle-class income stream, because her father had a drinking problem and couldn't keep a job. ...

Air and space museum opens in Germany - The Associated Press
Now a museum focused on the life and work of the German-born aeronautics pioneer opened Friday in the southern German town of Friedrichshafen, where Dornier started his first factory.

CAF Museum - Odessa American
... new LP Nolen Research Center and Roy Grinnell Art Gal-lery has been scheduled for 2 pm to 3 pm Saturday at the Commemorative Air Force Air Power Museum. ...

Midway Museum draws crowds in San Diego - Pasadena Star-News
(Photos courtesy of Midway Museum) My brothers leaned forward in the air boss' seat high up in Pri-Fly tower jutting over the flight deck of the USS Midway ...

Brigantine VFW presents $2000 grant to NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum - Shore News Today
The Brigantine VFW Post 6964 recently awarded the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum a grant for $2000 to help expand the education curriculum at ...

Best educational summer outings for homeschoolers: EAA Young ... -
Every year the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) holds a Young Eagles Fly-In. The Young Eagles is an organization dedicated to promoting aviation in ...

Crazy Ivans ... or, what Russian Su-35 pilots will do for a buck from The DEW Line by Stephen Trimble
This is one of those stories that's so crazy it is probably true.
Here's how it goes: A Russian movie company hires two Sukhoi pilots to film a couple of stunts. The pilots agree to take off without a canopy. ...

Whet the Reno Appetite! - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
F-22A Raptor taken at KOQU by Isaac Lebowitz
Time Lapse Movie, Reno Hot Air Balloon Races by Steven

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