Sunday, August 16, 2009

Indy Transponder 16-AUG-09

Two Russian military jets collide - BBC News
Two pilots from the elite Russian Knights aerobatic team parachuted to safety, Russian media said. But the fate of a third pilot is unclear, ...

Two pilots collide in Russian air show – WalesOnline
Two pilots parachuted to safety when their jet fighters collided while rehearsing for a major air show outside of Moscow, Russian media reported today. ...

Pilots who jettisoned from crashed fighters, alive from AVIATION-NEWS by Rob Vogelaar
ZHUKOVSKY, Moscow Region, August 16 (Itar-Tass) – Pilots Igor Tkachenko and Igor Shpak who jettisoned from the crashed Su-27 fighters of the Russkie Vityazi group, are alive, Arms-Tass reports. The incident with the two fighters took place on Sunday above the Ramenskoye airfield where pilots train for the International Aerospace Show MAKS 2009 which will open [...]

Sunday air show events moved to CUC – StarPhoenix
After excess rain made the Saskatoon Airport grounds unsafe for the air show Saturday, volunteers of ...

Snowbird for a day – StarPhoenix
I'm flying sky high with the Snowbirds aerobatics team, which is performing this weekend at the final Cameco Canada Remembers International Air Show. ...

Air and water show draws weekend crowds - Chicago Breaking News
Why does the city persist in claiming that millions of people attend the air & water show?! Probably to justify Parks and Police expenditures that are really disappearing elsewhere!Anyone who's been to North Ave. beach for this show ...

Ace air team prepare for carnival week - Express & Echo
THE Red Arrows will be among the attractions at this year's Dawlish Carnival Week, which gets under way this weekend. The seaside resort's annual event runs ...

Helsinki International Airshow from Technorati
This DC-6B from 1958 has earlier in its life served as a private plane for Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito and after that the Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda…

Tour de France from Team Bonhomme #55 Pit-News
The aeroplane spent the last few weeks at Wycombe Air Park where we gave it a thorough ''check-up'' in an attempt to squeeze some more performance out of it... ''Doctor'' Hammond worked his magic and last week we pronounced ourselves fit to go. I flew several times to get back in the swing of things and I was pleased that I had not forgotten how to fly the race plane... Thursday last week was the planned day to ferry the aeroplane to Budapest... Nicolas Ivanoff in his Edge and Nigel Huxtable in the Team lamb MXS were going to fly alongside and we'd planned a gentle trundle across Europe in the sunshine to get to the fourth race destination of 2009…

Competition Heats Up As Red Bull Air Race Heads To Hungary from AVIATION-NEWS by Rob Vogelaar
Red Bull Air Race moves to Europe BUDAPEST, Hungary – The Red Bull Air Race World Championship moves to Europe for the second half of the 2009 season on 19/20 August when 15 pilots will be back to battle it out in Budapest, Hungary. The Hungarian capital has become a traditional fixture on the race calendar [...]

"Old-school air race" - Bend Bulletin
... Mary Ford, both of San Diego, walk away from their plane at Bend Municipal Airport after completing the Palms to Pines air race on Saturday morning. ...

August Plane Crazy Saturday Honors Racers from Mojave Skies by Alan Radecki
The August edition of the Mojave Transportation Museum's Plane Crazy Saturday highlighted our local race teams, Nemesis NXT and Wasabi Racing, both of which are getting ready to head for the competition at Reno next month. For the first time at one of these monthly events, museum supporter and world-record-holding pilot Dick Rutan offered to give rides in his Cessna 150, with all proceeds going to the museum...and there were plenty of takers! Dick has indicated that he'll do this again next month, so if you've ever wanted to fly with Dick, put September 19th on your calendar!...

Playing on The Playa: Inhibitions Not Welcome at Burning Man's "Airport" from Av8rdan's World of Flying by Dan Pimentel
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here. Every year in late summer, a very large group of independent thinkers, free spirits, artists and stout adventurers take over a small corner of Black Rock Desert in Northwestern Nevada for an festival of eclectic, communal celebration called Burning Man. People from all over the world migrate to the "playa", one of Nevada's famous dry lakebeds known for extreme heat, fine dust and brutal windstorms…

Eclectic aircraft fly in for celebration - The Missoulian
His revamped Aero L-29 Delfin was one of several hits at Saturday's Polson Fly In. Photo by Vince Devlin/Missoulian POLSON - After making improvements to ...

The Spruce Goose from All Things Aviation by JetAviator7
My wife is a photographer, and she has been encouraging me over the years to get into taking a lot of photographs. Of course the things I like to photograph the most are airplanes. Along the way she has written a number of articles, one of which was about how to photograph aircraft. In that article [...]

Rancho Cordova reunion celebrates downed WWII fliers, brave Frenchman - Sacramento Bee
The Americans are relatives of the crew of a B-17 plane that was shot down over France during World War II. Lecomte is a descendant of French townspeople ...

Hundreds pull airplane for Special Olympics – WTHR
The Plane Pull is one of five major fundraising events throughout the state each year.

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