Saturday, July 25, 2009

Indy Transponder 25-JUL-09 0430z

Fearless Flying At Sioux Falls Air Show - KELOLAND TV
You only had to look up as you headed outside in Sioux Falls Friday to see pilots practicing for this weekend's air show. They're zipping through the sky, showing off some of the twists and turns you can expect to see at the show.

Airshow expected to draw thousands | North Dakota News - KXMC
AP SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) A lot of people will be watching the skies over Sioux Falls this weekend. A two-day air show will draw thousands of spectators to ...

Back in the B-25 After 65 Years - KSFY
Tuesday, Wendell climbed back into the B-25 Bomber that he flew hundreds of times before. "Just ease it back, ease it back, ready. ...

It's air show time - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
... is at the intersection of North H Avenue and West Blackhawk Street. The bike trail near the airport will be closed from 2 to 4 pm both days of the air show.

Shuttle Service Is Best Bet For Air Show - KELOLAND TV

Local officials making plans for airventure Cup Race next year - Daily Republic
... sky for the Sioux Falls Airshow this weekend at Joe Foss Field, officials in Mitchell are laying the groundwork for the return of an air race next year. ...

Space station visible tonight - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
After the Navy's Blue Angels come in for a landing today and Sunday, a different kind of air show will wow people in Sioux Falls. But it won't last long. ...

Airshow Media Day - KNDO/KNDU [Paco, WA]
It's called the Hapo Community Credit Union Over-The-River Airshow.
Practice runs were underway today at Bergstrom Aircraft in Pasco. The planes will fly in between heats of the boat races.
One plane in particular was the North American P-51 Mustang flown by Veteran Pilot Greg Anders, who is a member of the Us Air Force Heritage Flight Program. Even when Anders is not flying he can't help but notice the boat races. ...
Other planes taking off today were the F-16 Fighting Falcon, The Russian Warbird Yak-11, the North American B-25, Pacific Prowler and the B-25 Mitchell Bomber.
They are just some of the many vintage planes you can expect to see this weekend.

Hometown hero takes a flight with the Thunderbirds in an F-16 - Milwaukee
Officer Jose Lopez got to go on a very special trip Friday -- into the wild blue yonder with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. ...

Hometown Hero Program from Photos
Jeff Skile, co-pilot of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York in January, climbs into a Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon before his flight with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron July 23

Flying display gets underway - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
THE weather remained dry as the flying display got underway for the second day of the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival although one of the most popular ...

Sun shines on airshow's opening - BBC News
Up to 300000 people are expected to flock to the seafront at Sunderland to enjoy the annual airshow. The 21st Sunderland International Airshow started on ...

Lift-off for Sunderland International Airshow - Northern Echo
The world's most advanced fighter jet, the Eurofighter Typhoon, will provide a spectacular end to the two-day Sunderland International Airshow. ...

Oshkosh! from The Girls With Wings Blog
If you are not a pilot, but get my tweets and my facebook posts, you've seen me referring often to Oshkosh. Non-pilots usually follow this with, "B'gosh." Oshkosh B'gosh is a children's clothing company. Oshkosh, as it is generally known, is officially EAA AirVenture, which takes place in Oshkosh, WI, every year. Oshkosh is the location of the EAA (or Experimental Aircraft Association) Museum.
From the Oshkosh Convention and Visitor's Bureau: Set your sights on the Air Adventure Museum and travel in to the fascinating world of flight! There's something for every age and interest. Barnstormers. Fighter pilots. "Aces." World record setters. And airplanes that capture aviation's exciting and colorful history. Plus five theaters, photo and art galleries, unique gift shops, audiovisual presentations and more! Nearly 100 rare, unusual and significant airplanes. Named by the state of Wisconsin as a "Wisconsin Treasure." [more ...]

Best of the best chosen to fly in AirVenture skies - Oshkosh Northwestern
"It is this feeling of joy that I have, knowing that I'm going to fly in front of 250000 of my best friends." However, appearing at AirVenture is not just ...

More AirVenture News - Here

and don't forget - AirVenture's official website

Air Show Attendance Continues An Upward Trend - from Aero-News Network
More People Requires More Volunteers, Planning Whatever the reason (and event organizers throughout North America have identified many different reasons), air show attendance continues to trend up throughout the United States and Canada as we pass the mid-way point of the 2009 air show season.

Wings of Desire Fly In - IGN
On October 20, 2009, the Criterion Collection will release Wings of Desire on DVD and Blu-ray. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, ...

Aviation Pioneer Hall of Famer at CWA - Wausau Daily Herald
Corey Schjoth/Wausau Daily Herald Julie Clark takes her dog Bernie from the back of her Chevron Mentor T-34 airplane after she lands at the Central ...

Bleriot XI marks 100 years since Channel flight - AFP
Pilot Edmond Salis, wearing a leather aviator cap and goggles, with a life vest strapped to his back, told reporters before take-off that the flight was ...

Monoplane flight to mark cross-channel centenary - Hastings Observer
... will be followed by a flypast over Dover by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows and their French counterparts La Patrouille de France. ...

Channel armada to mark centenary of Louis Bleriot monoplane flight - Manila Bulletin

100 Years Ago Today: Blériot Channel Crossing from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
One hundred years ago today Louis Blériot became the first person to cross a 'large body of water' in a 'heavier than air' aircraft.
The successful aircraft was the Blériot XI, a replica of which an AirSpace user recently captured.
Blériot flew 22 statute miles (36.6 km) from Les Barraques (near Calais, France) to Dover, England (landing at Northfall Meadow). The trip took 37 minutes. The challenge was backed by a £1,000 prize from the Daily Mail.
Some interesting tidbits from the Flight archive: ....

Maynard man competes in elite worldwide airplane race - Beacon Villager
Goulian, 40, is one of just 15 pilots skilled enough to appear in the world-famous Red Bull Air Race World Championship, an international air race series ...

The air race: Védrines leading -
The "Circuit of Great Britain" air race continued yesterday. Védrines, the Frenchman, leaving Hendon just after four in the morning, reached Edinburgh at 25 seconds to eleven, having taken seven hours for the journey, including two stops.

Australian RAAF Sabre Flies Again from
It took better than three years of restoration, but the Temora Aviation Museum, in NSW, Australia, completed the project and its rare Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) CA-27 Sabre has taken flight for the first time after 16 years on the ground. A pilot and airshow crowd favorite, this Sabre is A94-983. It took to the air at the hands of Darren Crabb, currently a corporate jet pilot type-rated on 14 aircraft. Crabb is an ex-RAAF Qualified Flight Instructor who has experience in F/A-18 Hornets and Macchi jets.

Rockford business gets Russian-designed fighter jets ready to fly - WREX-TV
If you'd like to see the Su-27 up close, head to Rockford airfest. The plane won't be flying, but it will be on the ground. For airfest info go to ...

Minnie returns to service from
After more than 60 years missing in action, she was ready for another flight.
Minnie Simcoe, a handcrafted aboriginal doll that became the mascot for an RCAF crew in the 1940s, took to the air again Friday with one of Canadian's iconic military units. She accompanied Maj. Chris Bard, commanding officer of the Snowbirds aerobatic team, as he put squadron members through their paces here in advance of this weekend's Alberta International Air Show. ...

Defining Moment: An untethered flight starts human aviation ... - Financial Times
By Jonathan Openshaw On a clear winter's morning in November 1783, a giant paper bag rose gently above the grounds of the Château de la Muette on the western outskirts of Paris.

Great photographs from Volkel AFB air show (last june) by AviationNews_eu
Thunder Over Michigan 2009 - Belleville - 07/18/09 from FenceCheck Forums [Fat Albert]
Nevada County Airfest - Grass Valley - 07/10/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Royal International Air Tattoo - RIAT 2009 from FenceCheck Forums

Mount Comfort Airport's taxiways find a new life - Indianapolis Star
A Hancock County company is finding a new use for old concrete being hauled away from a Mount Comfort Airport taxiway. ...

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