Saturday, September 12, 2009

Indy Transponder 11-SEP-09 2345z

Honoring the Flight Crews That Died Eight Years Ago Today from AirSpace by The Cranky Flier
It's September 11 again. You would think that after eight years it wouldn't sting quite as much, but it still does. This is the fourth September 11th that I've written a post, and it's the third in which I've followed Holly Read More......(read more)

Discovery to land in California tonight! from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut
We will not be landing at Kennedy Space Center today due to unfavorable weather conditions. Instead...we're California bound!! The deorbit burn is scheduled for 7:47:37 p.m. EDT, leading to touchdown at 8:53:34 p.m. EDT on Runway 22.

California Capital Air Show Revving Up to Go - NewsBlaze
Melissa, sponsored by Go Girl Energy Drink, is the youngest female member in history on the US Unlimited Aerobatic Team. The California Capital Airshow ...

Capital Airshow gearing up for you - The Sacramento Press
Sacramento, CA- All the hard work throughout the year of the Capital Air Show ...

Go Girl Energy Drink Sponsors California Capital Airshow ... - NewsBlaze (press release)
Included in the Aerobatic performances, Melissa Pemberton, the youngest female member in history on the US Unlimited Aerobatic Team. ...

Kids experience Air Force careers during Air Force Week Sacramento - Air Force Link
Remaining events taking place during Air Force Week Sacramento include a concert by country music star Aaron Tippin and demonstrations by the United States ...

Kirksville Air Festival - Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News
The US Army Golden Knights Parachute team, above, will be a main attraction at this weekend's Depot Inn & Suits Kirksville Air ...

K-REDI action helps show - Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News
"The people running the air show have signed contracts with all the people coming, three different planes, that they will be inside at night," Winkler said, ...

Wings Over Big South Fork air show goes to 2 days - WBIR-TV
For the first time, the Wings Over Big South Fork air show will go to two days. Bluegrass artist Sierra Hull will headline Friday's free show. ...

Airport open house: Free fun for everyone - Ramona Sentinel
A variety of other aircraft will be on static display, including World War II-era Classic Warbirds. Aerial displays will include simulated rescues by the ...

This Weekend's Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In is 2nd Oldest in US from The Experimental Aircraft Association
The 42nd annual Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In (MERFI) will be held this weekend (September 12-13) at Grimes Field (I74) in Urbana, Ohio. The two-day event will feature forums, building workshops, speakers, pancake breakfasts, and youth activities.

Top gun's touch down for RAF Leuchars airshow -
RAF Leuchars is gearing up to host the country's biggest airshow on Saturday. The fine weather forecast for the weekend is set to make for perfect flying ...

Batajnica 2009 International Air Show from
A century ago, following several years of preparation, the Kingdom of Serbia bought two free spherical and one tied kite-balloon for its Army from August Ridinger, a German firm from Augsburg. Upon reception, on April 19 1909, Kosta Miletic, the first trained Serbian airman and aeronaut, who was to become the first commander of the Serbian Air Forces, flew with the Serbian flag on a spherical balloon named Serbia. Another tied balloon had been procured from Russia, so that in 1909 Serbia had four balloons. A gas chamber was ordered from a firm in Berlin Dilman, a field winch from St Petersburg, and a hydrogen unit from a Swiss company Erliken. The afromtion equipment was delivered to Serbia in 1909 and 1910. The balloons were used in the Second Balkan War and the First World War.

Third Training Red Bull Air Race Porto is Cancelled from AfromTION-NEWS by Rob Vogelaar
FromRed Bull Air Race: we're sorry to inform you that we won't be able to conduct training sessions today. Training 1 and 2 have been cancelled, training 3 is postponed until tomorrow 10 a.m. More updates to come later. Apologies! The start is not possible due to fog in the holding area just before the start&finish [...]

Falcons called in to help Arch's title quest - National
PORTO // The Red Bull Air Race – an exhibition combining precision and technology – has turned to the ancient art of falconry in an attempt to keep seagulls ...

Glen Dell Will Not Race In Porto from AfromTION-NEWS by Rob Vogelaar
PORTO, Portugal – Following a technical inspection of No 45 Team Glen Dell's aircraft, the Technical Director, Adrian Judd reported that the machinery was not airworthy and therefore the team has been suspended from all flying sessions in Porto. The Race Committee's decision regarding No 45 Team Glen Dell is in line with the Red Bull [...]

Update: Blue Thunder from
This August account will include a few days of September so that we can report that "Blue Thunder II" has begun flight testing. We are recording every second of flight, but most of the information collected is when I am flying around at low power settings just to accumulation flying time.
Blue II flies well but to say that we have not experienced any glitches would have you thinking "this is not a Thunder Mustang. The glitches we have tried to solve were mostly with the instrumentation and landing gear. ...

AIR RACER is now available on DVD! from Air Racer: Chasing the Dream Blog
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A day for remembering 2009 -
I thought of the Army B-25 bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945. When I got back to my office I was told that both towers had been hit ...

Flypast: A very British Air affair - The Surrey Herald
IN THE years before Heathrow's once-expansive network of domestic destinations was given a more severe pruning than a holly tree in a nudist camp, ...

C-5M to go for world flight records at Dover from Air Force Times - News
It could be a record-breaking day Sunday in the skies over Dover Air Force Base, Del.A C-5M Super Galaxy will attempt to set or break 33 world records in a single flight taking off from the base, a Dover release said.The attempt will include altitude, payload and time-to-climb records. For example, with a payload of 80,000 kilograms — about 177,000 pounds — the C-5M will climb higher than 10,000 meters. If successful, the records will "trickle down" to lighter payloads and lower altitudes.A National Aeronautic Association official will be on board to document the world record attempt.The C-5M is an upgraded version of the venerable C-5. The M-model flies with more powerful engines, enabling the transport, the service's largest jet, to climb faster and fly higher with heavier payloads.Dozens of other improvements and a digital cockpit are predicted to raise the jet's reliability levels.

EAA President Tom Poberezny to Enter ICAS Hall of Fame from The Experimental Aircraft Association
EAA President Tom Poberezny along with the late Bobby Younkin and Charlie "The Flying Farmer" Kulp are this year's inductees into the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Hall Of Fame.

Cold War Bomber Taxi-Takeoff Incident Prompts Plaudits and Debate from The Experimental Aircraft Association
The flight instructor mantra "The flight isn't over until you are in your car driving home" was in play for the crew of a Handley Page Victor, a 1950s vintage bomber, in May during Cold War Jets day at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, England. As seen in this Youtube video, the crew was only supposed to taxi the aircraft on the runway closer to the crowd for photos when, according to a report in the Daily Mail, the co-pilot inadvertently firewalled the throttles and the bomber accelerated down the runway.

Late IAC President Vicki Cruse Honored By Ninety-Nines with Memorial Scholarship from The Experimental Aircraft Association
The achievements and legacy of the late Vicki Cruse, International Aerobatic Club president and Experimental Aircraft Association director, will live on through a memorial scholarship established by women pilots from the Ninety-Nines and afromtors throughout the world.

Exclusive Official EAA Photos and Prints Now Available from The Experimental Aircraft Association
An exciting new array of digital photos and framed digital photo art is now available through our partner Pixels in Places. An exclusive collection of official EAA award winning photographs is now offered in a variety of prints, canvas, electronic picture frames and numerous other electronic displays.

"Father of Hang Gliding" Dies at 97 from The Experimental Aircraft Association
Francis Rogallo, inventor of the flexible wing, died September 1 at his home near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Francis and his wife, Gertrude Rogallo, invented the flexible or Rogallo wing in 1948 with material from Gertrude's kitchen curtains.

P-38 Tail Fin on Ebay by P-38
One of our newsletter readers sent us this little "find" on eBay — starting bids at $3,995. It would be swell if they would donate it to our P-38 Museum instead! (got post for link)

Air Force Week in Photos from Top Stories
This week's photo highlights feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
View the Week in Photos slideshow.

CBC might air show from space - The Gazette (Montreal)
Guy Laliberté's Cirque du Soleil is in talks with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. to televise the soon-to-be space tourist's unprecedented live show from ...

Young Eagles to fly in Ada Saturday at rally - Ada Evening News
ADA — Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1005 hosts a Young ...

Lancaster TX Cockpit Day from Fence Check Forums
Fire Bombers (fixed wing) from Fence Check Forums
Monochrome photos from Fence Check Forums
NAS Fort Worth from Fence Check Forums
Lancaster TX Cockpit Day from Fence Check Forums
Evening playtime from PPRuNe Forums by sunshine band
"Excuse me while kiss the sky" from The Original Rocket Dungeon by Dick
Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force) from Fence Check Forums
United States - Ohio - Stewart Field Airshow - Waynesville - 09/05/09 from Fence Check Forums
United Kingdom - Duxford Air Show 2009 - Duxford - 09/05/09 from Fence Check Forums
More photos of this morning's balloon races in Reno from
More Great Reno Balloon Race photographs from this morning from

Cleveland air show photos shared with readers - Norwalk Reflector
LOU REDA/REFLECTOR Two US Air Force F-16 fighters fly only a few feet from each other during their demonstration at the Cleveland Air Show this past holiday ...

California Capital Airshow 2009 / Photo Gallery - Keith Breazeal Video Productions

* B-52 Cockpit
* C-17 Cockpit
* USAF Thunderbirds Taxi
* C-17 and Crew
* B-52


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