Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Ride with the Blue Angels from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points by Al Marsh
You can ride for several minutes above Annapolis, Maryland, with the Navy's Blue Angels thanks to a link in the last FlightAware bulletin.

Wales National Air Show from
Swansea Bay is the setting for the highlight of the Festival calendar when the Red Arrows headline in Wales's premier air show. The festival will be jam-packed with amazing aerial displays and lots on the ground to explore and entertain too. The show is free to watch and includes the one and only Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Royal Air Force Typhoon Eurofighter and more.

Military aviation on display at the "Royal International Air Tattoo" - Avionews
(WAPA) - The 2009 edition of the "Royal International Air Tattoo", the world's largest military aviation show, will be held at RAF Fairford from July 18 to ...

Release of Report for Snowbirds crash May 18, 2007 from Headline News - Canada's Air Force, National Defence
The final Flight Safety Investigation Report (FSIR) for the Snowbirds crash of May 18, 2007 at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana is complete and has been published on the Directorate of Flight Safety's website.

Thailand stages its first ever air show -
Most tourists to Thailand will be familiar with the old Don Muang (officially "Don Mueang") airport north of Bangkok. Since the opening of flash but remote ...

Air Lauderdale air show dates for 2010 will be announced today - Broward Politics
Two local businessmen, Stan Smith and Steve Savor, said they wanted to create a new air show, to be called Air Lauderdale Beach Fest. ...

Fast ride at Capitol Airshow will reward community work - Sacramento Bee
12-13 at Mather Airport in Rancho Cordova, are asking for nominations of people to fly with the Air Force's Thunderbirds or another of the airshow's ...

A Monster Truck world record could be set at the Air Show -
The Fort St. John International Air Show Society in partnership with the City of Fort St. John will be hosting the Fort St.

WWII Bomber offers flight tours - WDAY
"They flew B-17's in World War II, you know, and they're all in their 80's and it's just an opportunity for people to hear about history and what happened.

P51 Mustang from Windsor International Air Show by Century of Flight
We have another edition to our show. Vintage Wings of Canada will be bringing down their Mustang and will be flying in our show.
The VWC Mustang Mk IV is painted in period markings of the Royal Canadian Air Force's 442 Squadron, which flew the last Allied operational fighter mission of the entire European theatre of the Second World War - flying fighter cover for naval operations near the Channel Islands the day after VE Day.
We would like to thank Michael Potter of Vintage Wings for bringing this exceptional aircraft to our show.
It is truly a welcome edition.

Congressional Gold Medals await two Verde Valley WASP - Verde Independent
After graduating in November, then attending B-25 flight school, she was assigned to the Sixth Tow Target Squadron at Biggs Field, Texas. ...

Frank J. Bongiovanni - Mirror, MI
Frank, a graduate of Northville High School, proudly served his country with the Army Air Force during WWII as a Ball Turret Gunner on a B17. He was united in marriage to Esther Colby on July 10, 1943 and they spent almost 66 loving years together. ...

Pima Air and Space Museum - Tucson Weekly
The Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the world's largest non-government-funded museums and houses more than 200 of the most important aircraft in the history of flight.

Aviation's Jackie Robinson - Air & Space Magazine
Marlon Green wasn't a crusader. Even though he became a civil rights hero of sorts, and was standing at the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 for Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, Green's six-year legal battle to become the first black pilot hired by a major U.S. airline was more personal than political. He was qualified for the job, and he saw no reason why he should be turned down. "I want to live a life of equality," says the 77-year old Green, who retired in 1978 and now lives in Florida. "I want to do whatever appeals to me."

'Amelia': Taking Flight With Hilary Swank In The Biopic's Trailer -
Due out in October, "Amelia" looks at the life of famous aviatrix (love that word!) Amelia Earhart, whose disappearance while attempting to circumnavigate ...

Saga Rose bows out in style - Easier (press release), UK
Highlights of this special cruise will see Saga Rose leave Southampton saluted with a stunning aerial display from "The Blades" aerobatic team made up of former Red Arrows pilots. Katherine Jenkins, the Welsh singing sensation will be one of many ...

EA-18G Growler from the "Dust Devils" from Flight Image of the Day by Barbara Cockburn
Today's image of the day depicts an EA-18G Growler from VX-31, also known as the "Dust Devils". The photo was taken by Jamie Hunter of Aviacom for the United States Navy. Dave Majumdar at the Examiner tipped us off and wrote a great analysis of the jet at that link. (Thanks, Dave!)

2nd Annual Raffle Plane Giveaway at KHOU from Pilots of America Message Board by t0r0nad0
Well, the time is now upon us. We at The 1940 Air Terminal Museum are gearing up to give away our 2nd Raffle Airplane and unveil the 3rd on Saturday, July 18, and we'd love for you to join us! The event runs from 10:00a - 5:00p and all fly-in visitors receive free admission. Since we are giving away a Cessna 172, we'd like to extend a special invitation to all Cessna drivers out there! Come on out for the fun!
Here's the event page on Facebook:
Here's a picture of Museum Curator Drew Coats (left) congratulating the winner of last year's plane, Joe Montano of Pearland, TX. It could be you in this picture on July 18!

Flight explains: by sam4flight (Samuel Boyle)
As we know,there was a 20 year gap between the worldwars.What happened in this period for aviation?

Town school marks 150-year anniversary - Grantham Today
The event got off to a great start with a fly-past by the famous Red Arrows, while a Dakota from RAF Waddington flew over the school as the grand finale. ...

Round-the-world solar aircraft prototype to be unveiled this month from Flightglobal Events
Researchers are preparing to unveil the prototype of a solar-powered aircraft which is intended eventually to conduct a transatlantic and round-the-world...

Has there been any other rocket propelled planes since the Me163 ... from "Rocket Racing"
Some work has been done to try to establish a rocket racing league for fast rocket planes, but it's been shaky and hasn't had much luck. I hope it does though - it would add a lot of impetus to developing a rocket motor that has a long ...

Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon - Christian Science Monitor
There's a great deal of ground to cover here as Massachusetts-based rocketry expert Robert Goddard struggles for funding and recognition, NASA whiz Werner von Braun sheds his Nazi past, and Soviet designer Sergei Korolyov battles health problems and ...

New trailer for Air Racer: Chasing the Dream from Chasing the Dream [video]
Photoset: Paris air show pics.. 2009 by udit_m (udit)
Dubuque Air Show & Fireworks 2009 - Dubuque - 07/03/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 07/05/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Bilder von der Airshow Mollis 2009: by Schnitzel86
Put my airshow pics up on Flickr by boilerwadding (Edward Boiling)
luftwaffe photos from Military Photos by tattooman
Austria - Air Power 2009 - Zeltweg - 06/26/09 from FenceCheck Forums
LCDR Kevin Davis by Rebekah "wolfeyes"Jensen
Sport class at PRS - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion

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