Sunday, November 1, 2009

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BANG! And passenger was gone - Times LIVE
Although confirmed details are thin, it is probable that during an aerobatic manoeuvre, the passenger tried to steady himself by grabbing the black and ...

Down in front at air show - Stars and Stripes
On Oct. 18, Japanese nationals were seen scurrying across Misawa Air Base at 7 am to secure seats next to the runway for unobstructed views of the Thunderbirds taking off and landing six hour...

40 Years In The Desert: Ecuadorian Helo Crash Air Show by Matthew Saroff
Ecuadorian Helo Crash Air Show. Click for full size. They walked away from this? Here is the video. Thankfully, there were only minor injuries at the crash, which occurred during an armed forced day celebration, but in keeping with my ...

Paris Jet Revival In The Works from AVweb Top News
The type certificate for the MS760 Paris Jet, a four-seat twin-engine light jet originally certified in France, has been bought by new owners who will license it to MS760 Corp., based in Florida. The company plans to provide engineering, sales and other related services for the MS760 platform. MS760 Corp. has already acquired the manufacturer's drawings and tooling, spare parts and a fleet of over 30 MS760 aircraft. They plan to offer avionics upgrades, as well as a turbofan engine option. Additionally, a new two-ship airshow team, led by Capt. Dale "Snort" Snodgrass, USN (Ret), will showcase the aerobatic and precision flight capabilities of the MS760, which is certified in the U.S. in the "Utility" category. The Paris Jet was designed, manufactured and originally certified in France by aviation pioneer Morane-Saulnier (now Socata). The jet cruises at about 350 knots and has a range of 1,000 miles.

Debris found, but no sign of crash victims from Air Force Times - News
SAN DIEGO — A flotilla of rescue vessels continued its search Saturday for nine people feared dead at sea following an air collision between a Coast Guard aircraft and a Marine Corps helicopter.Six Coast Guard cutters, three Navy ships and multiple helicopters searched the ocean off Southern California. Rescuers had found several pieces of debris from both aircraft but there was no sign of the victims. No bodies have been found in the debris field, and the mission is still considered search and rescue, not search and recovery, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco said Saturday morning.Thursday's crash involved a ...

WAI and AOPA Partner Up to Create "Women's Wing" at AOPA Summit - from Aviation News
Women in Aviation, International (WAI) and Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) has teamed up to create "Women's Wing," at AOPA Summit this November 5-7, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. "Women's Wing" will highlight accomplishments and opportunities for women within the aviation community. ...

Kissimmee Air Museum expands from General Aviation News by Janice Wood
Kissimmee Air Museum, located at Florida's Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), has expanded to include not only a new hangar, but also new exhibits and programs. ...

Helena has Halloween hauntings aplenty today - Helena Independent Record
Eliza Wiley Independent Record UM-Helena aviation club will host a frightful evening in their Haunted Airplane Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm at the airport ...

To the average visitor, the National World War II Memorial is another tourist ... - Ocala
"I'm overwhelmed," said Carl VonGoeben, who was a B-17 tailgunner in the US Army Air Corps during WW II. His eyes filled with tears and he paused. ...

Lockheed U-2S from Aviation Heritage by Chris
A Senior Span/Spur equipped Lockheed U-2S prepares to launch from a forward deployment location.Today's "Dragon Lady" has little in common with the original CL-282 proposed by "Kelly" Johnson in the early 1950s, but continues to be the highest flying manned reconnaissance vehicle in service anywhere. Plans earlier in the decade to begin phasing out the U-2S as early as 2007 have been waylaid by the continuing high demand for the aircraft by theater commanders and delays in fielding the Block 40 SIGINT-equipped version of the RQ-4A Global Hawk.

F-15A Farewell from Aviation Heritage by Chris
Thirty-seven years after the model first flew, the USAF is finally out of the F-15A business, as the 142nd FW of the Oregon ANG has retired it's last A-model, 77-098, a Block 19 aircraft. F-15A retirements to the Davis-Monthan boneyard had been occurring since the early 1990s, but the arrival of F-15C/Ds made surplus by F-22 deliveries allowed the last A-models to be phased out.

Mach 1: Assaulting the Barrier from Air & Space Magazine

Where our brightest kids went -
Five years on and she is now an instructor and an aerobatic and cross-country pilot. On top of that, she is finishing a PhD in chemical engineering. ...

Happy Plane from Diamond Pilots by Kathryn
Reno Pylon Eight from FenceCheck Forums
Russian and Eastern Bloc built choppers from FenceCheck Forums
Huge plane at the airshow ellington fld from
Barry's Photo Blog: Airshow by Barry Armer [Wings Over Houston Airshow]
Planeshots [de Havilland DH.100 Vampire] -
Spitfire Mk. IA No. 266 Squadron poster from Aviation Heritage by Chris
Video: ARES I X Test Flight from Diamond Pilots by Kathryn


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