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Su-27 aircrash at Air show in Poland kills 2 Colonels - Information-Analytic Agency
The Su-27 jet began to lose altitude during a stunt flight, the pilots “did not eject and steered the plane away from the town, avoiding graver consequences ...

Belarus confirms deaths of 2 pilots at Polish air show GDANSK: The Belarusian Defense Ministry has confirmed the deaths of two Air Force pilots in a fighter jet crash at an air show in central Poland on Sunday. The Belarusian Su-27 Flanker fighter crashed while performing aerobatic maneuvers as part of the Radom Air Show. Polish TV channels showed the jet performing a stunt before disappearing behind trees. The Belta news agency quoted ministry spokesman Vyacheslav Remenchuk as saying Col. Alexander Morfintsky and Col. Alexander Zhuravlevich both...

A final farewell by yellerbelly
Today I attended the Radom Airshow which was supposed to have been the biggest military airshow in Poland. Sadly at around 1.30pm this afternoon an SU-27 took off in front of the crowds and after a short display, lost power and crashed into the ground at the rear of the airfield behind some trees, killing both pilots. The aircraft was on loan from the Belarusian Air Force and was one of the highlights of the show. No-one yet knows what happened, but I saw the aircraft go down and there was seemingly no attempt by either pilots to eject. The highly-trained and skilled pilots risk their lives every time they fly these multi-million dollar jets and when something goes wrong, the effects happen very quickly. At the last Radom Airshow in 2007, two pilots from Team Żelazny were killed when their aircraft collided in mid-air. May the pilots rest in peace.

Poland: Belarussian fighter Airshow Plane Crash – 08-30-09

The Red Arrows at Radom by yellerbelly

Air show dazzles flight buffs - Windsor Star - Windsor Star
He said one of the things he found most interesting was how announcer Rob Reider was able to provide a little live history lesson with the demonstrations as ...

The 2009 Windsor Air Show Soars Through Town! Windsor Visuals ... by Owen (westerntragedy)
The two-day Airshow in Windsor was a jet-blast! Many, many photos from the show... A WWII United States P51-D Mustang Rick...

Offut Air Show - A Distraction Happens Daily - The family decided we did not want to pass up the opportunity of seeing the Blue Angels in action at the Offutt Air Show. The air show is held on the Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, NE. Offutt is also known for being apart of ...

Clear skies, full house - Omaha World-Herald
The Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Open House and Airshow was held Saturday. JAMES R. BURNETT/THE WORLD-HERALD By Juan Perez Jr. It was an hour to showtime ...

2009 Brantford Charity Air Show Takes To The Skies Local Vibe by IanR
On Wednesday September 2nd, 2009, the 10th Annual Brantford Charity Airshow is going to be held with funds being raised for the Rotary Club of Brantford...

2009 OCNJ Boardwalk Aerobatic Show from Kings Media by (Steven King)

Air show provides festivities, flights - Daily Eastern News
Soucy and Stokes performed at the eighth annual air show at the Coles County Memorial Airport on Saturday. Planes from all over the United States flew in ...

Vintage Wings Tiger Moth Crashes from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Click for more photosA British pilot is recovering in an Ottawa, Ontario hospital after the vintage Tiger Moth he was flying crashed shortly after takeoff from nearby Gatineau Airport on Friday. Howard Cook suffered some broken bones and lacerations and underwent surgery to repair the damage and is expected to make a full recovery. The aircraft is part of the Vintage Wings of Canada collection, which is owned by Canadian businessman Michael Potter and it's the first crash of one of the faithfully restored aircraft in the collection. Vintage Wings of Canada pilot Dave Hadfield (whom AVweb interviewed in a P-40 cockpit tour video made at AirVenture Oshkosh last month) said in a podcast interview that Cook is a passionate vintage aircraft pilot who flies for the famed Duxford Museum in England and is an associate pilot with Vintage Wings. Hadfield said Cook is the consummate pilot and his first question was about the condition of the aircraft.

Pilot Recovering After Tiger Moth Crash from AVWeb Podcast - Podcast
Howard Cook, a British pilot visiting Vintage Wings of Canada in Gatineau, Québec, is in the hospital recovering from injuries suffered in the crash of the collection's Tiger Moth last Friday. Vintage Wings volunteer pilot Dave Hadfield spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about the accident, Cook's condition, and the organization's response to the mishap.

Video: In-Cockpit Video of Old Rhinebeck Mishap from AVwebFlash Current Issue
There's been nothing written (that we can find, anyway) about an accident involving the New Standard biplane used for giving rides at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, but this video, posted on YouTube about 10 days ago, tells quite a tale. According to the reader who sent us the YouTube link, the accident reportedly happened July 26 and, from the video, appears to be an off-runway excursion into a nasty ravine filled with big rocks. As might be expected, the off-roading takes a toll on the wood and fabric but doesn't seem to have banged up the pilot and his passengers, one of whom kept the camera rolling through the whole accident and aftermath. There is no NTSB report on the mishap, and FAA incident reports are only available for the last 10 business days. The museum's web site says only that biplane rides are suspended until Labor Day weekend, but it's not clear whether the crash airplane will be fixed or a replacement found for rides.

Two Purdue graduates recount their latest voyage to space - Journal and Courier
David Wolf and Mark Polansky returned from a 16-day, 6.5 million mile mission aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on July 31 and are venturing out to their ...

Astronaut's Memories Live on in Art - CBS News
A lunar landscape painting by former Apollo astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to set foot on the moon. Bean has made 162 such paintings in 28 ...

Mechanic recalls favorite airplane - Billings Gazette
Former airplane mechanic and inspector Milt Kramlick stands in front of a B-17 plane in July. (Courtesy photo) After more than four decades as an airplane ...

B-17 Flying Fortress takes off in Johns Is. - Charleston Post Courier
The 390th Bomb Group suffered the second largest mission loss during the war in Dusseldorf, Germany, when anti-aircraft gunfire hit a B-17's bomb bay...

WASP interviewed today in San Diego Union-Tribune from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
The San Diego Union-Tribune has published a cover story today featuring interviews with two WASP of World War II Joyce: Sherwood Secciani and Vivian Eddy, (as well as Amy Goodpaster Strebe, the author of Flying for Her Country: The American and Soviet Women Military Pilots of World War II…

This Week In Military/Aviation History 31 August - 6 September from Warbirds Online by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr.
Hello Folks, sorry about being MIA for the last few weeks. I had an emergency gall bladder removal, but I’m feeling much better now, thanks for asking. Let’s get down to some serious history, shall we?

Flying the Cessna Citation Mustang from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)
This time on the show, we’re going to talk about flying a jet. But first, we’ll take a quick detour to talk about how we’re going to talk about flying a jet.

Planes vs cars at the airport on the Rock of Gibraltar from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
The only airport, I think, where drivers would't be trying to "beat a train," but rather a plane. Click on each photo for larger size.

Oldies and Oddities: Where Do Ailerons Come From? from Air & Space Magazine

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