Friday, July 31, 2009

Indy Transponder 31-JUL-09 1800z

German ace salutes Oshkosh visitors from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
Gunther Rall's 275 aerial victories in World War II came at a price. He was shot down eight times. "You get used to it," he said with a chuckle, as his large audience laughed with him.

Female aviators highlighted during WomenVenture from The Oshkosh Northwestern
Hundreds of female aviators will don lavender T-shirts and pose for a large group photograph on AeroShell Square as part of the WomenVenture activities planned for today at AirVenture.

Woman pilot without arms serves as inspiration from The Oshkosh Northwestern
Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasnt stopped her from soaring high.

Aviation's Spirit, Heart Lives at EAA Museum from Jetwhine by Scott Spangler
... The exhibit is called Uncontrolled Airspace and it's instantly clear that its creator, Steve Mark, is an old-school shooter who favors a 4-by-5-inch view camera with the swings and tilts that correct for the distortion we expect from modern cameras with fixed lenses and focal planes. The lighting is also old school, carefully controlled and balanced to the surrounding daylight or darkness. Each image is carefully composed, as it must be when you only have one chance, one sheet of film to capture it. Each evokes nostalgic memories of aviation past, of airport picnics and dashing pilots climbing into an open cockpit. ...

All things Airventure 2009 found Here!
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and don't forget - AirVenture's official website
Didn't make it this year? Start planning!
FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2010: July 26-August 1; 2011: July 25-31; 2012: July 23-29

Time For Some Noise from Windsor International Air Show by Century of Flight
The F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. Developed for the USAF it first flew in July 1972, and is one of the most recognized modern fighters. The F-15 is expected to remain in service until 2025. Despite originally being envisaged as a pure air superiority aircraft, the design proved flexible enough that an all-weather strike derivative, the F-15E Strike Eagle, was later developed, and entered service in 1989.
The F-15 in all air forces had an air-to-air combined record of 104 kills to 0 losses in air combat as of February 2008. To date, no air superiority versions of the F-15 (A/B/C/D models) have ever been shot down by enemy forces.
The Windsor International Airshow welcomes the pilots and techs from the 390 FS out of Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
Can you hear it yet? Sounds of Freedom.

Even with tough times for sport, president says 'Seafair is resilient' - The Wenatchee World Online
It helps that the Blue Angels will also make appearances all three days and that Seafair has continued to expand to include concerts and other ...

Hogan's Blog: Fat Albert Friday Commute! -
The Blue Angels will be practicing their air show again today that means closures for the I-90 bridge (details here). We'll be watching the roads and let ...

Blue Angels: Where do we go from here? - Seattle Post Intelligencer
The US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team fly their Boeing F/A-18 Hornets over Lake Washington and in front of downtown Bellevue during a ..

Blue Angels Bonus: Best Viewpoints - Seattle Central District News
Leschi-Lake Dell Natural Area - This hidden gem of a park as a wide angle view of the lake and the Blue Angels' performance area. ...

Snowbirds making a pass - Chilliwack Times
To commemorate this event, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds have been conducting flypasts over 100 communities throughout Canada. On Wednesday, Aug. ...

Red Arrows' former manager now commentates at air show - The Gazette
The supporting cast will include the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Team Guinot wingwalkers, the Blades formation aerobatic display team, plus Tutor, Hawk, Mustang, Hunter aircraft and a Sea King helicopter and displays on the ground. ...

Air show organisers 'humbled' by support - The Lowestoft Journal
ORGANISERS of the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival said this week that they have been "humbled" by the support shown by the public which has helped secure ...

Are you ready for the More Bus Air Festival 2009? - Bournemouth Daily Echo
THE Echo will be out and about over all four days of Bournemouth Air Festival to bring you the best coverage, as it's happening. ...

Duxford Air Show ... by simon
Imperial War Museum Duxford Gates: 8am - 6pm. Show: 2pm start. The September Duxford Air Show returns with great displays of aircraft, both civilian and military. There are great opportunities for food and drink, shopping, picnics, ..

Win a joyride with a top aerobatics pilot at The World Aerobatic ... - Messenger
WE'RE offering one lucky reader the chance to experience the thrill of a joyride with a top aerobatics pilot! The World Aerobatic Championships will be held ..

Habsheim / Airshow Pending Patrol - DNA - Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace
The Patrouille de France is expected Sunday on the airfield of Mulhouse-Habsheim, which holds a major air on the occasion of its one hundred years. ...

Council Views Air Show Funds As Wise Investment - The Dispatch
By Bryan Russo, Staff Writer The 2009 Ocean City Air Show has been described as many things in the seven weeks since the US Air Force Thunderbirds roared over the resort's coastline, glamorously headlining what was deemed to be a landmark event for the ...

Autopsy: Reno Air Race from Spike TV
Jesse James is a fan of speed. He has been constantly pushing the limits in land vehicles for years. But for the first time ever, Jesse will try to set a speed record in the fastest sport in the world: airplane racing!

BBC: Reno Air Race - Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines - Air Miles Guide
Wild West Clarkson with very fluffy hair watchest the world's fastest motor sport played out at 500 miles an hour at the Reno Air Race! Awesome clip of some of the world's best motors from vintage gem 'Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines'. [note: obviously an old clip. "Jets are banned" - and we know that's not been the case for a while - and got a chuckle out of Jon Sharp calling the race car guys "wusses"]

Volunteers are silent stars of Reno air races - Reno Gazette-Journal
Copple, 56, of Reno, runs the radio room during race week, helping ensure clear communications for event staff. But, for the last eight years, he has volunteered year-round for the air races. "I just like the air races. ... been to almost every one of ...

Red Bull Air Race Rises To Logistics Challenge from AVIATION-NEWS by Marcel van Leeuwen
400-member race crew and 400 tonnes of material SALZBURG, Austria – Moving the Red Bull Air Race around the world is no easy task. Although the entire infrastructure – from the airplanes and hangars to the pylons and race tower – can be built up and then disassembled like clockwork over a three-week period, there are [...]

Fly in a piece of history: Restored B-17 bomber visits region - Norwich Bulletin
The Liberty Belle, a restored World War II Boeing B-17, sits on the runway at Hartford Brainard Airport. By KELLY-ANN FRANKLIN For a history buff, visiting a museum evokes images of what a different time might have been like. But museums usually don't ...

Battle of Britain veteran and RAF chief to salute comrades - The Press in York
The newly-appointed Chief of Air Staff, Sir Stephen Dalton will be guest of honour at the Battle of Britain Commemoration at the Yorkshire Air Museum in ...

Right before your skies - Ventura County Star
... with Santa Paula as a backdrop, during the Citrus Classic Balloon Festival today and Saturday. Pilots in the hare-and-hound hot air balloon race toss a ...

USO-style event at air museum to salute current military members ... - Minot Daily News
The Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot will become the site of the Gala USO Salute Event on ...

Air & Space Museum to host open house at Cahokia airport Saturday - Belleville News Democrat
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will host an open house Saturday at its headquarters in a portion of the historic ...

Boeing 2707 SST mockup construction photos from The Unwanted Blog
Yet another Hiller Aerospace Museum special, this time showing photos of the Boeing SST mockup… most specifically, showing photos of photos that showed the construction of the mockup

Rocketplane's woes from Personal Spaceflight by Jeff Foust
Anyone who has been following the status of Rocketplane Global for some time knows the company has run into major difficulties because of problems raising money. (See this video interview with Rocketplane's Chuck Lauer from the Space Access '09 conference earlier this year.) But the company is getting renewed media attention recently, particularly in Oklahoma, because of its current situation. The Oklahoma Gazette reported earlier this month that the company moved out of its Oklahoma City offices in February. With most of its employees laid off, the company is now operating out of Wisconsin, where company president George French lives.

Manuel Negrerie's Photos from Things with Wings by Christopher Fotos
Bray air show 2009 - Flickr by (pixbyjohn)
Ellington Field photos from FenceCheck Forums
F-22 Raptor from FenceCheck Forums
Made Ya Look from AviationBull
Around the Hangar by Commemorative Air Force, MN Win
P-51 Red Tail at Oshkosh by Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing
Sioux Falls Show by Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing

FedEx Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indy from WIBC News by By Reed Parker
A Federal Express plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Indianapolis International Airport early Friday morning. The plane was on its way from Anchorage, Alaksa to Memphis, Tennessee when it experienced hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely in Indy shortly after midnight. The pilot and co-pilot were the only people on board. No injuries were reported.

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