Thursday, August 13, 2009

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P-38s at Upcoming Air Shows from P38assn
If you're within driving distance of either Central California or Southern California, you've got an opportunity to see a P-38 in the air. We've just heard that the Allied Fighters P-38 (with Jeff Harris behind the wheel) will be appearing at the "Wings Over Wine Country" show this weekend, August 15-16. Check out their website for [...]

Wings Over Wine Country 2009 Air Show
Santa Rosa, Calif., July 31, 2009 – Join the PACIFIC COAST AIR MUSEUM (PCAM) for a weekend of outstanding flying and fun in beautiful Northern California wine country at the annual "Wings Over Wine Country" Air Show, to be held August 15-16, 2009 at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif. This year's show features famed air show announcer Rob Reider, military jet demonstrations, precision aerobatic flying, vintage warbirds and more. Among this year's featured acts are aerobatic pilots Gene Soucy and Greg Poe, Team Rocket, wingwalker Teresa Stokes, Dan Buchanan with a lively routine in his NorthWing Hang Glider, the C-17 Globemaster III and an A-10 fighter demonstration. The Air National Guard will open the show Saturday with F-16 flybys. The Air Force is also tentatively scheduled to provide flybys with the USAF U-2 and T-38 aircraft as well. more...

Air & Water Show will be a 2-day event this year - Chicago Tribune
The Army Parachute Team Golden Knights were reportedly so impressed with his story that they invited him to jump with them on Sunday. ...

Looking for the 'oooh,' 'aaah' and 'aaack!' at the Air & Water Show - Chicago Tribune
With F-16s roaring above, extreme jet skiers hitting the waves and Navy Leap Frogs dropping from sky to beach, there'll be no shortage of breathtaking ...

Come to Air Fair 100! - Annapolis Capital
Friends, neighbors and visitors...mark your calendars for a day of fun! Enjoy an exciting air show featuring aerobatic performances, helicopter and airplane ...

Get ready for biggest free Air Festival - Bournemouth Daily Echo
THE Red Bull Matadors, the Kitty Hawk and the much-anticipated Avro Vulcan are among new attractions at this year's More Bus Bournemouth Air Festival. ...

Air show to fly again - Elmira Independent
The air show features renowned pilot Julie Clark and her "God Bless Canada" show, along with Mike Wiskus's outrageous aerobatics in his super-charged Pitts. ...

Airshow Over Nanaimo from Technorati
Snowbirds and Golden Hawk Perform Over Nanaimo Last night shortly after 6:00 pm you might have thought Nanaimo airport was now receiving jet aircraft as the Snowbirds delighted Nanaimo residents with a demonstration of their precision flying. The Snowbirds Demonstration Team ( 431 Squadron ) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public.

Army parachute team takes celebrities on thrill ride - LaSalle News Tribune
The US Army's Golden Knights parachute team is conducting tandem jump demonstrations this week at the local skydiving venue as part of their ongoing ...

Wow, What a Gutsy Ride! from Technorati
Just when I kiddingly said, wouldn't it be interesting to see a wingwalker at this air show when Teresa Stokes jumps out and does her fearless acrobatics in mid-flight. Here she is leaving her seat and walking onto the wing. You will have to click on the photo to get a larger image. I really wished I had a longer lens. :) Held in place just with a lap belt. Teresa's been doing this since 1988 and the last time I rode a rollercoaster was years ago. I am sure my piddly 2 minute amusem

Celebrate National Aviation Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
What better way to celebrate National Aviation Day on Aug. 19 than with a trip to the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum?
National Aviation Day falls on the same date as Orville Wright's birthday. At the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, visitors may see the path of aviation history unfold, from the Wright brothers' contributions to modern stealth technology.
Each year more than one million people visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force to see more than 400 aerospace vehicles and thousands of historical items displayed throughout 17 acres of indoor exhibit space.

B-17 bomber offers flights over Winston-Salem - Greensboro News Record
The public can ride on the bomber Aug. 22-23 at Smith-Reynolds Airport. Flights take about 45 minutes and cost $395 for members of the ...

B-17 bomber Sentimental Journey to visit Bellingham - Bellingham Herald
BELLINGHAM - A fully restored version of the B-17 Flying Fortress, known for its bombing raids over Germany in World War II, will be at the Bellingham ...

Lost WWII plane found on beach in Wales -
Dubbed "Glacier Girl," its attempt to complete the flight to Britain earlier this year was thwarted by mechanical problems. The Wales Lightning, built in ...
P-38 Glacier Girl items on Amazon!
Betty Darst receives aviation heritage volunteer award from AviationDayton
DAYTON, Ohio – The National Aviation Heritage Alliance named Beavercreek resident and longtime aviation heritage volunteer Betty Darst as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller award at its 2009 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Rhode Island hosts 27th annual Leapfest from National Guard - Top News
It's August in Rhode Island and most people are thinking about going to the beaches and grabbing a lemonade. However to military paratroopers across the globe, August means one thing: the Rhode Island Army National Guard's Leapfest...

Forgotten Caspian sea monster - Ekranoplan from Military Photos by DilligentBhikkhu
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Volga Shipyard is still producing this huge ground effect aircraft. For people who are not familiar with, the story begun when Americans saw Ekranoplan in Caspian Sea from the satellites. Since they didn't have a clue what this 100m long extra-fast steel thing was, they called it Caspian Sea Monster.

More on Virgin Galactic and Aabar Investments deal from RLV and Space Transport News

The women of World War II from Letters from Flyover Country by Bob Collins
Our Picture of the Week is pretty sweet ... the #OSH09 seaplane base at sunrise: (Check out his other photos too!) - AVweb
Sweden - Flygfesten, Dala Jarna - 8th-9th August from FenceCheck Forums


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