Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Indy Transponder 28-JUL-09 0400z

Oshkosh coverage will continue throughout the week. If you want to see the news before we sum up and post below, it continues on at "Full Throttle" right here. Don't forget to visit the official site: Airventure 2009

Luck + Preparation = Safety from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Look up "mentor" in the dictionary and it reads "a wise and trusted teacher." But to those starting to fly aerobatics, a better definition likely is Sean Tucker and The Collaborators. ...

PICTURE: WhiteKnight Two takes-off for Oshkosh from Hyperbola by Rob Coppinger
On Monday 27 July 2009 Virgin Galactic's mothership WhiteKnight Two takes off from Mojave air and spaceport at 07:37 local time as it begins its four to five hour journey to Wittman regional airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the EAA Airventure air show ...

The World Comes to EAA AirVenture from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
OSHKOSH WI- A quick look around the grounds today revealed an exciting new look for 2009 at AirVenture 2009. A new main gate entrance was dedicated Sunday with two Pratt and Whitney 1830 engine-and-propeller sculptures.
"This entrance is the start of a journey to keep Oshkosh the premier aviation event in the world." Poberezny said. "When designing the entrance, maintaining the culture but still keeping it fresh and modern was kept in mind."
All though AirVenture are seen additional new benches for resting, flushing toilets, new signage and specially planted green shade areas. The "Brown Arch" the original and traditional entry to the Oshkosh flightline in 1971 is now a meeting area complete with engraved bricks, benches and landscaping. Bricks may be purchased to leave your mark at the Brown Arch by visiting the Brown Arch tent or the EAA Welcome Center for details. ...

Oshkosh Diary - Monday July 27, 2009 from Letters from Flyover Country by Bob Collins
... Dick Knapinski does a fabulous job with the EAA media department and it's easy for a journalist here on media credentials (this year it's for this blog via RV Builder's Hotline) to feel guilty for not working harder to dig up stories. The LED Aero folks are catering a luncheon here in the press tent in a few minutes. I don't accept free food (other than some water) so I'm vacating to make the rounds on the grounds and see what average folks I can run into.
But the EAA deserves great credit for its effort to get people to tell the story of aviation. It's important to note that the organization does not pressure media in any way to bend the message of any of the "working media." ...

PFP # 48 AirVenture 2009 & Rod Rakic from The Pilot's Flight PodLog
Will and David record their second face-to-face podcast from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. This is David's first visit to AirVenture and only Will's second. We talk to Rod Rakic of myTranspoder.com, spend some time regathering our thoughts as passing airplanes distract us, and chat about some of Rod's interactions with the Civil Air Patrol.

The Avro Lancaster at #OSH09 by jetwhine (Rob Mark)
A380 parked at MKE #OSH09 on Twitpic
PICTURES: WhiteKnight Two arrives at Oshkosh from Hyperbola by Rob Coppinger

Air show spectacular - in pictures - Weston & Somerset Mercury
MILITARY pilots flew in from all over the world for the town's spectacular air show at the weekend. Thousands turned up to Weston Super HeliDays, held on the Beach Lawns from Friday to Sunday.

Snowbirds to fly over Mission Aug. 5 - BCLocalNews
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be soaring over Mission next Wednesday evening at approximately 8 pm with smoke on, at an altitude of 1000 feet, ...

Bray Air Show 2009 from Peter N
I spent yesterday afternoon taking pictures at the Bray Airshow. It was an excellent event and for once the weather was perfect! Here is one of my favorite shots...

Airmen showcase B-1s, C-130s at international air show in England from Air Combat Command
A Dyess B-1 Bomber, C-130 and its air crews and maintainers returned July 21 from a 6-day trip to England in support of the world's largest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo.
The B-1 and the C-130 were sure crowd pleaser' s, having the aircrew' s on their feet for two days explaining each aircraft and giving tours.
"I feel privileged to be here because not a lot of Airmen get to do this kind of thing, and see all the different things here or participate in events like this," said Senior Airman Michael Thomas, 40th Airlift Squadron.

Flying Fortress winging to Stratford - Connecticut Post, CT
By John Burgeson Former B17 lead bombadier, Ray Noble 88, sits in his wheelchair and remembers his missions before returning to the sky aboard the Flying Fortress, "Liberty Belle", at Sikorsky Aiport in Stratford. Public flights will be available ...

Aviation Heritage Week begins from www.inews880.com
Tom Hinderks, Executive Director of the Alberta Aviation Museum says Tuesday morning (at 10:00AM) you'll be able to see a Hawk One F-86 jet fighter, one of only a few that are still flying.
Then, on Friday, one of two operational Lancaster bombers from the 2nd World War will arrive. ..

History repeats itself with Minnie Simcoe - Nanton News [photo Nanton News]

It's been 65 years since Minnie Simcoe made her first flight as mascot for the No. 431 Squadron RCAF. Last week, she made history once more thanks to the efforts of the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum.
It started as one of those quirks of fate where there are connections wherever you turn.
The 431 Squadron, known as the Iroquois Squadron, were adopted by the City of Simcoe, Ontario, in the last 18 months of World War II. Through this adoption process, the squadron was supplied with items such as cigarettes, candy, gum, toothbrushes and toothpaste, as well as hand-knitted items....

Warbirds on show - Where I Live - News Community Media
... Warplane Museum (CWM) features items from the early days of flying, a big collection of model aircraft as well as a number of airworthy warbirds. ...

A visit to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire - Examiner.com
The museum is small and can be visited in a short time, but there is a lot to learn and the docents are very knowledgeable.

International Women's Air & Space Museum honors Rosie the Riveter ... - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
The International Women's Air & Space Museum will honor them this weekend at Burke Lakefront Airport. The program will include exhibits throughout the airport concourse, an actual Rosie, and the actual flight crew of a B-17 long-range bomber.

How the 747 Got Its Hump - Air & Space Magazine
In the evolution of the airplane, Darwinian principles have applied unevenly.

A New Kind of Military Museum: 'The National Museum of Americans in Wartime' Opening in 2012 Plans to Embrace Military Blogs
from Milblogging.com : The World's Largest Index of Military Blogs (Milblogs)

Today in History - The Associated Press
Today's Highlight in History: On July 30, 1945, during World War II, the battle cruiser USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered components for the atomic ...
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