Saturday, October 10, 2009

Indy Transponder 10-OCT-09 1900z

Thunderbirds dazzle crowd in Thailand - NECN
The F-16 unit known as the Thunderbirds, lived up their name, with a rip- roaring show, featuring dives, barrel rolls, "bomb bursts" and near misses. ...

FLEET WEEK – A Conversation with Airshow Pilot Tim Weber -
Get down to the Embarcadero, over to Pier 39, or onto the highest roof of whoever you know that has one and watch the greatest airshow on earth. ...

Ride in a WW2 Plane - CBS42
The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team is performing this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park this Saturday and Sunday and Noon. To preview this big event they let me ...

Sea and Sky Spectacular is back at Jacksonville Beach - Florida Times-Union
In four weeks, the Navy Blue Angels will be zooming by in Boeing F/A-18 Hornet jets, leaving sonic booms and vapor tails in their wake as part of the ...

Miami: See It Like A Native: 2009 Wings Over Homestead Air Show ... by Carolyn Keating
2009 Wings Over Homestead Air Show - November 7-8, 2009. After a 17 year absence, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will once again fly over the skies of Homestead Air Reserve Base. On November 7-8, 2009, the world famous jet fighter ...

'In sight of the ground and clear of cloud' - Times Online from
The Duxford Autumn Airshow, which closes the UK's air display season tomorrow, features an aerial tribute by two women in wartime aircraft to the...

Red Arrows' leader leaves post - BBC News
Wing Cdr Hawker, who said he was now looking forward to watching the Red Arrows in action, is being seconded to Australia for more RAF training. ...

Watch the Budapest Red Bull Air Race on TV This Sunday from Mike Goulian Airshows by Karin
Did you miss the live stream broadcast of the Budapest Red Bull Air Race on race day? Did you just love the race so much that you want to watch it again and again (we sure do)? This Sunday is your chance to watch the Budapest Red Bull Air Race on TV. Times and channels for some locations are listed below but make sure to check your local television service provider for an accurate broadcast time and channel. ...

Aussie third in global air race - The Age
Ex RAAF fighter pilot and Novacastrian Matt Hall has finished third in his rookie season on the Red Bull Air Racing Circuit. 05/10/09 Please wait while we ...

Old Flying Machine Company pilots triumph at Red Bull Air Race from Aeroplane Monthly News
Paul BonhommeOld Flying Machine Company pilots Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb claimed first and second places in the final Red Bull Air Race World Championship event on October 4 in Barcelona.

P-38 Lightning Newsletter -- Monthly News About Our Favorite WWII Airplane from
As a matter of truth, we've starting receiving so much new material that it's virtually impossible to include it all, so we've decided to migrate a lot of it to our website instead. The home page of our website now has a "What We've Added Lately" section in the right-hand column. That will be an easy way for you to find a lot of the photos, videos and info that we just don't have room for in the newsletter. Thanks to our readers for creating this problem. It's a nice one to have! [much more!]

October NAA Record Newsletter
... Steven F. Udvar-Hazy will receive the prestigious 2009 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy for "innovative aerospace business practices, improved aircraft design, piloting skills, and seWright Bros Trophylfless philanthropy ensuring preservation of our aerospace history." ...

Blackbird Safety Record from Airline Pilot Central Forums by USMCFLYR
I watched a 'History' Channel show this morning on the SR-71 Blackbird.
At the end of the show, a former Wing Commander (Pat Halloran) said that the SR-71 Blackbird is the ONLY USAF operational aircraft that has never lost an aircrew. This is an impressive achievement considering, as he said, the environment (altitude, airspeeds, and temperatures) at which the aircraft operated and in spite of being fired upon over 4,000 by the most sophisticated anti-air defenses in existence at the time.

Civil Air Patrol to receive NBAA award for humanitarian leadership from Diamond Pilots
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that the Civil Air Patrol will be presented with the NBAA Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award in recognition of the organization's efforts to provide disaster relief for people and communities in times of crisis.
"The Civil Air Patrol provides an essential service to this country, by supplying not just aircrews, but also ground teams, doctors, nurses, paramedics and others to support rescue efforts following

Acrobat, Astronauts To Return To Earth from
A space acrobat and two professional spaceflyers are due to return home to Earth Sunday from the International Space Station.

Heartland Warrior - Grissom AFB newsletter
The October edition of the Heartland Warrior is now available. The official E-Paper of the 434th Air Refueling Wing includes eight pages of stories, photos and features on the units, people and organizations of Grissom ARB.
Top stories include:
--Stratotankers get aeromedical upgrades
--ReserveNet now called ARCNet
--Vaccines help flight against flu strains
--Search begins for new aerial tanker.
To read this issue of the Heartland Warrior, visit


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