Sunday, October 18, 2009

Indy Transponder 18-OCT-09 1200z

The Blue Angels want YOU for the US Navy by jefferyracheff
Screaming across the sky at over 1000 miles an hour, the Blue Angels are the world's oldest and most famous flying aerobatic team. Since their debut in 1946 they have performed for almost half a billion people all over the world, ...

Wings Over Houston 25th Air Show -
Wings Over Houston Airshow is proud to welcome back the US Navy Blue Angels to Houston. A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed ...

Vance AFB fly-in puts focus on safety - Enid News & Eagle
Brandon Williams said more than 50 aircraft landed at the base with about 150 people at the first fly-in since 2002. “It's just a neat experience for them ...

Pitts plane fly-in attracts enthusiasts despite weather - Dothan Eagle
One, two, three vertical rolls and two torque rolls on the way down,” Collins explains, watching his friend who flew in for the Curtis Pitts Bi-Plane Fly-In ...

Fighter jets and stunt planes reenact history - NBC Augusta
Fighter jets and stunt planes took to the sky Saturday to both entertain and educate people about war during the 17th annual Boshears Skyfest. ...

Fly-in promotes thrill of flight for young and old - Daily Comet
Seven local children got a chance to experience the same thrill as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association's “Young Eagles” program. ...

Coulter Air Classic A Hit With Families – KBTX
There was plenty to see and do at Coulter Air Classic air show in Bryan Saturday afternoon. An aerobatic pilot from Viper Airshows awed the crowd with a ...

Area Veterans Take Honor Flight - The Morning News
Richard Barnett served as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 flying 33 missions over Europe. "I was scared the day I got there and scared the day I left," ...

The rocket girls that never were from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick
A reader suggested a rocket girl post based on an article in Wired about the group of 13 women who passed the medical and endurance requirements for Mercury astronauts -
Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: NASA’s Lost Female Astronauts. (And I was obviously in agreement.) The article seems to imply that, despite meeting and exceeding the requirements, that these women (aka the "Mercury 13") were excluded due to sexist bias at NASA. The New Scientist's Why NASA barred women astronauts clarifies that this was due to a more basic, and still sexist, reason. That is, to simplify the selection process and tap a proven skills base, NASA decided to limit the trainees to a small group of test pilots. And since the Air Force didn't have female pilots, the Mercury 13's fate was sealed.

Historic planes visit Wicomico - Delmarva Now
... During World War II, pilot Robert mcallister helped teach recruits at an Oklahoma base how to fly the B-25, a twin-engine medium-range bomber. ...

Aviation buffs rediscover Bellanca - The News Journal
... of Des Plaines, Ill., was in town visiting a friend and thought the airfield's open house was a great opportunity to see important aviation history. ...

WWI replica biplane crashes at NY aviation museum – WCAX
AP - October 17, 2009 11:55 PM ET RED HOOK, NY (AP) - Authorities say a World War I replica biplane crashed shortly after takeoff at a New York aviation ...

Museum's new aviation exhibit takes off -
The Edge 540 is an aerobatic single engine aircraft used to maneuver tightly choreographed flight patterns through obstacle courses. ...

Europe Trip #30: IWM Duxford - 11 - Awaiting Restoration from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
As I headed in to one of the main hangers which houses the Concord [and many other aircraft], I came across a space with just a few aircraft which were flagged as "awaiting restoration". Here are a couple of pictures of three of the aircraft, and one particularly intriguing aircraft - a radio controlled camera drone. This was in use with the British Army and Royal Artillery from 1961.

Georgia Governor to lead US State Delegation at Dubai Air Show 2009 - AME Info
"The Dubai Air Show is one of the world's most established aerospace forums and its prominence has long exceeded the regional borders of the Middle East. ...

Was it 5 Squadron after a Lightning, because one of theirs is on EBay from PPRuNe Forums by NutLoose
F6 Lightning Fighter Jet on eBay (end time 25-Sep-09 11:07:35 BST)

United States - Virginia - NAS Oceana Airshow 2009 - NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach - 10/17/09 from FenceCheck Forums - Quote from: Liza on Today at 06:19:26 PM - Couple from today.

Third Runner Up for October 18, 2009 from AIRFIGHTERS.COM - Top Photos of the Day

ANG from FenceCheck Forums - a few more from the 14th

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