Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Indy Transponder 28-JUL-09 2345z

Donna Teresa: A Monterey County sky filled with Angels and Knights - Monterey County Herald
The California International Air Show is coming to Salinas Aug. 7-9 and soon the sky will be filled with the incredible sights and sounds of the many performers that thrill audiences wherever they perform.
Monterey County is excited to see the return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Their visit is extra special as the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey is celebrating its centennial. Also performing is the extraordinary parachute team the U.S. Army Golden Knights.
The U.S. Army Golden Knights are celebrating a 50-year anniversary. This official parachute demonstration team represents more than 1 million American soldiers. They were formed in 1959 as a Strategic Army Corps Sport Parachute Team to compete in a once Communist-dominated sport of free-fall parachuting. ...

Astronauts to appear at California International Airshow in Salinas - The Salinas Californian
The California International Airshow has teamed up with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school. ...

Air Force Thunderbird jets upgraded, now even more amazing - Charlie White
The U.S. Air Force flight demonstration squadron, otherwise known as the Thunderbirds, recently upgraded their aircraft to the latest Lockheed Martin F-16 C/D (Block 52) Fighting Falcons for their 2009 season of mind-bending flight demos. Besides the enhanced avionics on board, inside each fighter jet lurks the awesome power of the latest Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engine, spinning up 29,160 lb of thrust, giving each of the six aircraft an extra 3,600 pounds' worth of oomph to knock our socks off. ...

One Of Our Own Selected To Fly With The Thunderbirds - WYTV
Ryan Allison, Sports Director of, has been selected by the United States Air Force Thunderbird jet demonstration team to fly backseat in ...

Air Show Completely Sold Out - WYTV
Air Show Organizers tell us their website crashed Monday morning as a flood of people tried to get tickets for the upcoming air show, Thunder Over the Valley. Organizers say their first round of tickets were gone in a short amount of time, ...

Snowbirds visit will be memorable by marylee
Camrosians are about to get more than they bargained for. Not only will members of the community have the chance to see two Snowbirds shows, they will also get a rare glimpse of the Hawk One F-86 Sabre. "I think that the people in Camrose are in for a [...]

Century Hornet set to dazzle air show by marylee
Cold Lake residents are used to grey, plain-looking jets zooming by on a regular basis. The exterior of the planes are drab and gray so they can blend in with cloud cover and not be noticed by hostile forces. It just makes sense. But [...]

Red Arrows to mark 100 years of flight in Blackpool - Event Magazine
The Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, will jet to Blackpool on Sunday 9 August to headline a celebratory air display. ...

Red arrows star at Windermere air show - NW Evening Mail
The show, which ended with another appearance by the Red Arrows, set up a dedicated website which had 10000 hits per day in the week leading to the show. Windermere Air Show spokesman Clive Langley, said that this year the Red Arrows had again been ...

Cash boost for Lowestoft air show - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
"If ever there was a show of confidence of the public in us and the air show, this is it. I think this is absolutely amazing," he said. ...

Little Gransden Air Show - Hunts Post
LITTLE GRANSDEN air show takes place on August 30 this year with spectacular air displays by Lancaster, Spitfire and Kittyhawk aircraft. ...

21st Sunderland airshow 'best ever' + 48 pictures - Sunderland Echo
Huge crowds and good weather helped make the 21st Sunderland International Airshow one of the best ever.
Hundreds of thousands flocked to the seafront as sunshine on Saturday, along with a fantastic programme of events on Sunday, attracted people from across the region. ...

Fly-in Breakfast, Fine Arts Show this Sunday - Cresco Times Plain Dealer
The 48th Annual Cresco Fine Arts Show and the 28th Annual Fly-in Breakfast will be held this Sunday. The Fly-in Breakfast will kick off at ...

Aviation history celebrated with weekend of events - Kent News
The Sky Sheppey event held at the weekend saw a series of events commemorating the pioneering days of British aviation, Yourswale reports. ...

Navy Bombing Range Hosts Annual Open House from Milcom Monitoring Post by Larry
The Navy Dare Bombing Range, located in Dare County, N.C., held its annual open house July 16, to allow local residents and guests a chance to observe routine training operations.
Managing the range since it opened in 1968 and presiding over the day's festivities was Harry Mann, the Navy Dare Bombing Range supervisor.
"[The event] gets the local people in so they know what's out here. It shows them the pilots know what they are doing so when they see a plane over their home they know they're safe."
Mann and his staff work in conjunction with Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia Capes (FACSFAC VACAPES) to ensure that the bombing range provides pilots and air crew the training they need, while keeping the evolutions as safe as possible. ...

All eyes on the future as EAA opens its gates - Herald Times Reporter
"But Burt Rutan is ahead of his time." Rutan designed the mothership to carry SpaceShipTwo, a vehicle that is the centerpiece of Sir Richard Branson's plan ...

Michael Goulian Receives Bill Barber Award from Mike Goulian Airshows by Karin
Monday night at AirVenture 2009 will not be forgotten by the Mike Goulian Aerosports team. Michael and family were honored to receive the Bill Barber Award for showmanship in front of all of their peers, friends and fans.

EAA crowd rocks out to Doobie Brothers - Oshkosh Northwestern
Rain delayed the start of the show, but EAA CEO Tom Poberezny, Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Mothership Eve designer Burt Rutan ...

Airplane Geeks Episode 58 from Things in the Sky by Dan Webb
This week's guest is Elizabeth Clark, who flies the Challenger 601 and Lear 45 for FedEx Express Corporate Aviation (she gets to fly people, not boxes!). She is also Executive Director for Women in Corporate Aviation and the current President of the Memphis Belles Chapter of Women in Aviation International. We talk about things like the 787, airline earnings, and Oshkosh.
You can get it here.

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New balloon world record from Bayou Renaissance Man by Peter
The annual Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons rally in Chambley-Bussieres, France, is described as the largest gathering of hot-air balloons in the world. It attracted no less than 326 balloons in a mass take-off today, to establish a new world record for the most balloons to do so at one time. Thanks to Eugenie L. for e-mailing these pictures to me (click them for a larger view), and also the link to the video. ...

Red Tail Daze from CAF Minnesota Wing Blog by Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing
Max Haynes' latest photo-article tells a visual story of the steps taken to get the P-51 ready for the first flight! Amazing how quickly and exactly the crew is able to get the aircraft together and ready!
Thanks again to everyone who put their blood, sweat and tears into this project!

Pacific Coast Air Museum Restores Cold-War Drone - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Supersonic spy plane the D-21 drone is undergoing restoration by Pacific Coast Air Museum in Santa Rosa, Ca. All rights reserved.

The Liberty Belle, WWII B17 - Hartford Courant
The Liberty Belle, a WWII vintage B17 Flying Fortress took to the skies over Hartford Monday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming public flights which will be offered starting on August 1st. This B17, which underwent a 13-year, multimillion dollar ...

Virgil R. Marco, writer of WWII experiences in France, dies in Dallas - Texas Cable News
Virgil R. Marco eluded capture for months with the aid of the French Resistance after his B-17 Flying Fortress was shot down during a World War II mission. The French underground hid the tail gunner in their ...

WWII veteran, bomber take flight over Bridgeport - The Hour
Raymond H. Noble got one more chance Monday to soar through the skies in the same kind of B-17 Bomber he manned during World War II, dropping bombs over Nazi-controlled Germany. Just as he did in 1944, during his tour in Europe, ...

Veteran's achievements honored -
He flew 88 missions as a tail gunner on B-25 and B-29 bomber planes. "I'm so damn old, I had forgotten about most of this stuff," Benna said after seeing ...

VIdeos of Ernst Udet, Lady Mary Heath, from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
In the US after the first World War, German Ace Ernst Udet performs a dead stick loop and side slip landing hitting a narrow road dead center, at the National Air Races ... Lady Mary Heath in a brief doc called Lady Icarus. The individual who put this doc together is attempting to raise funds to put a full-length documentary together. ...

Three videos on Katherine Stinson from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
This starts out modern day for a minute, before seguing into the past and concentrating on Katherine Stinson. I believe it was a doc put together by the New Mexico PBS.
The flying schoolgirl - so called because she was so small, taught American men how to fly during World War I. ...

Island May Hold Clues to Earhart's Fate - AOL News Newsbloggers
For example, Elgen Long, a well-known Earhart historian, believes that the aviator's plane went down after running out of fuel near Howland Island, ...

Chicago event to honor gay veterans - Chicago Tribune
Chicago's Commission on Human Relations will honor gay military veterans at an event in downtown Chicago.
"With Liberty and Justice for All" will be held on Aug. 5 at Richard J. Daley Plaza.
Organizers say the event is the country's only municipally sponsored military salute to gay veterans.
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley is slated as a featured speaker. He has co-sponsored a bill that would repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the U.S. military's ban on openly gay servicemembers. ...

New Book Details Early Barnstorming Days of Saudi Aviation - PR Newswire (press release)
"Not only did he play a remarkable role in the birth of aviation in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, but he is part of aviation history itself. ...

Women's Air & Space Museum to honor Rosie the Riveter - The Plain Dealer -
The International Women's Air & Space Museum will honor them this weekend at Burke Lakefront Airport. The program will include exhibits throughout the ...

Florida teachers get in free at air museum during August - Orlando Sentinel
The Kissimmee Air Museum is offering Florida teachers a last, free hurrah before the school year starts. During August, Florida teachers with current school ID get free admission to the museum, which shares Florida's aviation heritage through aircraft ...

Virgin Galactic, valued at $900 million, gets $280 million private investor from Hyperbola by Rob Coppinger
In what is more like a "mega-angel" investor than what would be considered the normal process of raising rounds of private finance Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group has managed to sell effectively a third of Virgin Galactic. At the Royal Aeronautical Society Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn spoke of his confidence of SpaceShip Two flying in the Middle East and of obtaining private finance in the next 12-months. Now we know why.

Website update: from FenceCheck Forums
Hi all,
The website has been updated again!!
Additions this time:
- Luchtmachtdagen Volkel 17-21 june 2009

Duxford Flying Legends from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
Today's image of the day comes from AirSpace user FlyPHANUK, who earlier this month captured this photo of a Duxford Flying Legends CASA Jungmann G-BSAJ, expertly displayed by Anna Walker.
This photo was featured on the contents page of the 21-27 July issue of Flight International. Share your photos on AirSpace for a chance for them to be featured in the magazine.

Eastern DC-7B Nearing Post Restoration Testing from FlightAware > Discussions
RNLAF F-16 at Lowestoft Air Festival 2009 from PlanesTV (BETA)
Vulcan Display Sunderland Airshow 2009 from PlanesTV (BETA)
Finnish Air Force from FenceCheck Forums
R/C aircraft photos from FenceCheck Forums

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