Monday, September 28, 2009

Indy Transponder 28-SEP-09 2200z

NEWS UPDATE: 9:29 am - Weather delays Thunderbirds arrival - Pacific Daily News
The Thunderbirds a key draw to Wednesday's air show will not arrive on Guam today and a flyover above Saipan has been canceled because of the stormy ...

WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR - Worcester Telegram
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" World War II heavy bomber, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" WWII heavy bomber and the P-51 Mustang ...

War birds converge on Millville Airport this weekend - (blog)
In addition, there will be warbird rides available in the WWII B-25 Mitchell "Panchito." Seats for 30-minute flight missions range between $350 and $400, ...

Bahrain International Airshow 21-23 January 2010 from
The inaugural Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2010 will provide a totally new...

New life for old pilot survival tale - Alaska Dispatch
According to a piece in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, a recent book about bold Alaska aviator Harold Gillam's his efforts to survive a winter plane crash, ...

A winter survival story that's not overly glamorized from
Aviator Harold Gillam was one such adventurer. Gillam, who earned the nickname "thrill 'em, spill 'em, no — kill 'em Gillam," was one of the boldest of Alaska's early pilots. He was famous for saying, "The weather's never as bad as it looks," taking his bird up in conditions no sane man would venture outdoors in, let alone up in the air at the mercy of gravity. Born in Illinois, Gillam found his way to Alaska and discovered flight. He took up with one of Alaska's most famous flying families, Joe Crosson and his sister, Marvel, and fell in love with the girl and the planes. He made his name as one of the pilots who discovered the Siberian crash site of Carl Ben Eielson's last flight. Though he lost the woman he loved to a crash, he never lost his love for flying, or his penchant for dramatic takeoffs and landings, hairy adventures and more than a few crashes, both minor and serious. He walked away from them until one day when his luck ran out.

Annual Battle of Britain ceremony brings a few tears - Labradorian
Tracy Edwards dabbed her eyes as she exited the Sanctuary of the Northern Lights Chapel following a stirring video chronicling the courage and sacrifice of ...

Around Broadneck: Broadneck's Mary Feik knows her way around aircraft - Annapolis Capital
Once, testing a B-25 with broken landing gear, a wind shear caught the wing. The plane cart-wheeled across the runway. "Wow!" said Mary as she emerged from ...

Toronto Airways CEO to get women's aviation award - Liberal
The Siftons have operated Buttonville Airport since 1963 and Ms Sifton is a pilot and has long been a supporter of women in aviation. ...

Return of the Denigh Special D.D.T. - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
Just out of restoration by Ed Fisher for the Labor Day Air Show in Cleveland.
Restored by Ed Fisher of Lexington, S.C. for the Society of Air Racing Historians.
Ownership transfered to Cook Cleland Airport Incorp. (a non-profit museum out of Corpus Christi, TX) for display.
60th aniversery of her 1st race-1949 Goodyear
40th anversery of her last race in Cleveland (at the Air Show at Burke)

End of an Era - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
After 27 of shaving the sticks and 26 of those strapped to a Bearcat it has come to an end. Howard has hung up the racing helmet.
My tribute to him from this years races:

Peak hour for propellers from Plane Talking by Ben Sandilands
Constellations starting up at Atlanta©LIFE
A reminder that the glory days of post war air travel were also noisy, dirty and slow comes from a US reader.
He points out that while the aircraft were spacious, and the service on board was gracious, the carriers flew from large sheds like the Atlanta terminal shown below, where a LIFE magazine photographer recorded the scene when the propeller airliner was approaching its zenith. ...

Delta Heritage Museum Collectibles Show from FlyerTalk Forums
I was asked to spread the word about the upcoming 23rd Annual Atlanta Airline Collectibles Show & Sale at the Delta Heritage Museum, on Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a great show and there will be vendors selling aviation related items. Every wonder what some of those Airline collectibles you might have stashed away are worth? Come find out. Details are below. For more information, visit

EAA pilots giverides to children without charge - Killeen Daily Herald
Pilot Dick Williams points out some of the features of the plane to Joshua Evarts, 11, during Young Eagles Day at the Central Texas College hangar at ...

TV producer seeking story ideas for aviation show -
In the meantime, producers are looking for stories that would capture the interest of pilots, non-pilots and aviation enthusiasts across the country, ...

Rocket launch planned for Saturday - The Reporter
LARS is a non-profit club, comprised of rocketry enthusiasts from Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Manitowoc. The majority of the club's members have attained ...

Rocket racing lease canceled by Alamogordo Daily News By Christopher Schurtz
The Las Cruces City Council on Monday unanimously approved terminating a lease agreement it had with the Rocket Racing League for four parcels at the Las Cruces International Airport, citing the company's failure to fulfill the terms of ...

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