Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Indy Transponder 29-JUL-09 0400z - Information on the California International Air Show

Blue Angels make pit stop in Billings - KTVQ-TV
The Blue Angels made a special pit stop at Edwards Jet Center to refuel before going on to Seattle. The pilots were in Sioux Falls, South Dakota over the ...

Kasey Keller flies with Blue Angels -
"I have an ongoing admiration for the US Navy, so to fly along with a Blue Angels pilot and be a part of Seafair is amazing," Keller told ...

T-34 from Windsor International Air Show by Century of Flight
The Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is a propeller-driven, single-engined, military trainer aircraft derived from the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza. The earlier versions of the T-34, dating from around the late 1940s to the 1950s, were piston engined. These were eventually succeeded by the upgraded T-34C Turbo-Mentor, powered by a turboprop engine. The T-34 remains in service almost six decades after it was first designed.
The pilots will be coming from the VT-2 Squadron.

First Air Show Takes Flight at AirVenture - WBAY
Aviation fans received quite the air show in the second day of EAA in Oshkosh. With the storms Monday Night, the highly anticipated air show was canceled. ...

YouTube - Airbus A380 Hard Landing At Oshkosh 2009 from
AV-web: Airbus plants the A380 on Runway 36 at AirVenture Oshkosh, 2009. The wings flex, the aircraft hits hard with lots of yaw and in a cloud of tire smoke as the pilot crashes down on his mark, performing a short field landing.

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: WhiteKnightTwo cockpit and interior from Hyperbola by Rob Coppinger
Above is the left hand seat of WhiteKnight Two's starboard cabin command module with the helmets of its pilot Peter Siebold and co-pilot Clint Nichols. Watch a video of the interior below ....
In the extended section of this blog post are more exclusive pictures of the cockpit, the rest of the interior of WK2's righthand fuselage and of Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson preparing for his participation in the demo flight - that took place on the afternoon of Tuesday 28 July here at the EAA Airventure air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin ...

Replica DH-2: Modern Military Magnet from Jetwhine by Scott Spangler
JetWhine-DH-2-1 Nestled in a corner of homebuilt parking across from the EAA AirVenture forums campus is the small Replica Fighters Association compound. It's where I annually visit with friends Dick and Sharon Starks of the Kansas City Dawn Patrol. As usual, they were surrounded by people attracted to their unusual airplanes, like iron filings to a magnet. ...

Complete AirVenture News, from all sources - Here

and don't forget - AirVenture's official website

Pilot lives childhood dream showcasing restored fighter jet by marylee
Reprinted from the Calgary Herlad CALGARY - He still remembers the day. June 6, 1959 is when Daniel Dempsey first fell in love. He was a six-year-old Calgary boy whose parents had taken him to see the Golden Hawks, a team of Canadian aerobatic airmen who dazzled crowds below with a string [...]

A B17 Time Machine With Bombs Attached - Hartford Courant
Hartford - She helped the United States emerge successful in World War Two, now the B-17 "Flying Fortress" is helping take people back to that era, figuratively if not literally, and she's in Connecticut through the coming weekend. ...

Battle of Britain at Gloucestershire, Warwickshire Railway - Cotswold News
The Spitfire flypast is scheduled for 15.15 on 8th August and visitors are invited to travel to Toddington by the 14.00 train from Cheltenham Racecourse, ...

Air and space museum opens in Germany - Foster's Daily Democrat
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.

Hitler's Stealth Bomber from The Aviation Nation by Annie Jacobsen
The Daily Mail has a fascinating article on Hitler's plans for a stealth bomber — decades before we developed radar absorbing coating with the A-12.
[Our coverage of the original press release can be found here: HITLER'S STEALTH FIGHTER - Indy Transponder]

Horten Ho 229 Spirit of Thuringia: The Horten All-Wing Jet Fighter - available at Amazon

The Sukhoi Su-35 Eject Stunt Was Filmed For Kerosene Cowboys - Gizmodo Australia
The pilots allegedly responsible for this stunt were the Russian Knights, the Russian Air Force Aerobatic team based in Kubinka, Russia. ...

Pick Of The Day: Who Do You Think You Are? - BBC1, 9pm -
Happily, archive film of Bill on the aerobatic display circuit and flying the Hawker Tempest that saved thousands of lives during the Second World War ...

First F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant Unveiled from
Lockheed Martin today celebrated the rollout of the U.S. Navy's first-ever stealth fighter, the F-35C Lightning II. The aircraft will enable the Navy to possess 5th generation fighter capabilities at sea, extending America's reach and reducing the timeline from threat to response. ...

Lockheed Rolls Out the Navy F-35C! from Tailhook Daily Briefing by JC [Carrier Variant]
I flew supersonic (barely) at the F-35C roll-out from The DEW Line by Stephen Trimble

NASA Honors Apollo Astronaut Al Worden with Moon Rock from NASA Breaking News
NASA will honor Apollo astronaut Al Worden with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program.

MiGs! from FenceCheck Forums
Photos - Breitling Jet Team - Apache Roll

Grissom reservists presented with maintenance excellence award from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind.
Col. Cam LeBlanc, 4th Air Force Director Logistics Division, presented the Chief Master Sgt. James K. Clouse Trophy to the 434th Maintenance Group, Grissom Air Force Base, Ind., during last week's Raincross Trophy Dinner in Riverside, Calif.
The Clouse Trophy recognizes the 4th AF maintenance organization who achieves the highest standards in safety and mission support while demonstrating ingenuity, mission accomplishment and maintenance excellence.
The Grissom maintainers served as lead wing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of both Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

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