Monday, October 19, 2009

Indy Transponder 19-OCT-09 1030z

Explosive takeoff makes final appearance at Oceana Air Show ... - There's nothing like solid rocket fuel bursting into flames to get an air-show crowd's attention. The jet-assisted takeoff, or JATO, is a fan favorite at the annual Oceana Air Show, which takes place this weekend.

The Going Out Gurus recommend free things to do for every day of the week - Washington Post
Stunt pilot Patty Wagstaff went to Africa to teach the Kenya Wildlife Service the correct methods of flying, and director Miles O'Brien tagged along to ...

First “Amelia” Review… - Indie Wire
is a full on rave from The Hollywood Reporter: “Freckle-faced, prairie-voiced and fiercely independent, Hilary Swank's depiction of aviator Amelia Earhart ...

Hilary Swank Wants to Fly! - Showbiz Spy
The Boys Don't Cry star, 35, says she's learning how to fly for her role as famed aviator Amelia Earhart in upcoming film Amelia. ...
Daring aviator's barnstorming thrilled Springfield in 1912 - Springfield News Sun
Only after that did it reach a brief declarative leg of its flight: “Aviator Charles F. Walsh of San Diego, Calif., gave a thrilling exhibition of aeroplane ...

United States - California - Flight Test Nation 2009 - Edwards AFB - 10/17/09 from FenceCheck Forums - The "never to be seen again" fly by.

Ecomony curbs attendance at Redlands Fall Fly In - San Bernardino Sun
"There's a difference between an air show and a fly in," said Brian Holohan, president of the Redlands chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association. ...

Women headed to DC Wednesday aboard Honor Flight

Europe Trip #31: IWM Duxford - 12 - Final Display Hanger A from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
OK, the last of the in hanger shots are in this and the next post. The pictures in these posts cover [approximately] World War Two through to the Concord. It's amazing how they manage to get so many aircraft in to one [big] room without it all looking cramped - I guess it helps being able to hang a few aircraft off the ceiling :-) Clearly the most impressive aircraft was the BAC/ Aerospatiale Concord - the fact that it was open was ever better! This particularly aircraft was one of the test models and was equipped with the flight test gear int he front half. The rear of the aircraft had the usual seating [although masked off so I couldn't get a rest :-)].

Europe Trip #32: IWM Duxford - 13 - Final Display Hanger B from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
OK, the very last of the in hanger pictures from Duxford are here. The next [and last IWM Duxford] post will contain a few more outside pictures, but for now, top to bottom we have:

Europe Trip #33: Good bye Duxford from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
Here are the final pictures from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. It's been a long road, lots of pictures, and even more fun. I guess that I can only recommend that if you have the chance, go visit! The best lesson learnt was to leave more time so I'm not rushed because of a short visit. Next time I'll make sure I have a couple of days around Duxford and also at Hendon. The final pictures are of the rear of the American Hanger [which faces the airfield proper], a Boeing B17G Flying Fortress and the Duxford Airfield Control Tower…

Warner Museum Almost Ready to Take Off – KCAU
The re-opening comes after the September 11th terrorist attacks led to the closing of the Mid America Air Museum for security reasons. ...

Florida Air Museum Receives Grant to Fund a February 2010 Aviation Adventures from Aviation News by Aviation_News_Expert_Adam_Badger
The Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, Florida has revived a grant to fund a February 2010 Aviation Adventures lecture by Florida documentary filmmaker Jon Anderson in observance of Black History month. Jon Anderson will lecture on "Silver Wings & Civil Rights: The Fight to Fly," which focuses on the Tuskegee Airmen. The lecture by Jon Anderson will be on February 19, 2010, 7PM in the Florida Air Museum on the Sun 'n Fun campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida.

Paul Siedenburg Receives FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from Aviation News by Aviation_News_Expert_Adam_Badger
Paul Siedenburg - People gathered at the Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, September 24, 2009 to see Paul Siedenburg receive FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50+ years of safe flying. This type of award honors people who have contributed and maintained safe flight operations for 50+ years. Paul Siedenburg's first ride was in a Ford Tri Motor in Savanna, Illinois. He barnstormed in a Waco UPF-8 at someones farm. His career began in the United States Air Corps in 1943 and soloed on July 14, 1943 at Stamford, Texas. He bought a Waco UPF biplane. Paul Siedenburg is accident free for 65 years and 7,000 hours of flying. Congratulations Paul Siedenburg!

Bear Attack - Duct Tape wins again from Aviation Professionals dot Org by Mark
Apparently a bear attacked his plane while parked in a remote field up in AK. He had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it. He had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct Tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered. Then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.

Video: Fifteen B-52s Take Off Within Minutes During Exercise by Matt Molnar
If the world’s powers should ever crumble and decide thermonuclear war is the final solution for mankind, chances are that many air force bomber bases—American and Russian, respectively—will look a lot like this during their final minutes. Barring that scenario, the sights in this video are only seen during war games and practice drills. Here we see 15 B-52s conducting Minimum Interval Take-Offs (MITO) from Minot AFB, North Dakota, during the U.S. Strategic Command nuclear exercise GLOBAL THUNDER in June 2009.

4 out the door: College Park Aviation Museum and Air Fair 100 by ak
After serving as a public affairs officer in the Air Force for almost 10 years, I've worked on my fair share of Air Show committees, so when I read about the Air Fair 100 happening this weekend at College Park Airport, I jumped at the ...

This Week In Military/Aviation History 19 - 25 October - from Warbirds Online by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr.
Well Folks, seven more gone. Let’s gather ’round to keep warm and get down to some history, shall we? Yes we shall. Tom K.

Today in History - Prescott Daily Courier
... lofty mountain peaks, about sixteen planes manned by the world's crack aviators soon will be winging on the greatest race in aviation's history. ...

The Northeast Airlines Reunion from Rand Peck, A Life Aloft by Rand Peck
As many of you know, my Dad flew for BOS based Northeast Airlines from 1946 through 1980, during the "golden age" of American Air Transport. I can practically recite the 1957 seniority list with names that included; Anderson, Bean, Mudge, Lord and Chaves. I wanted desperately to fill a slot on the NEA seniority list, but was too young when they merged with Delta in 1972. I interviewed with Delta in 1978 while flying with BOS based Air New England, but when they discovered that I was "Red's boy," I was done. DAL employed a nepotism policy in those days…

Boeing 727 limousine from Wright Squawks by Roger Chua

United States - Virginia - NAS Oceana Airshow 2009 - NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach - 10/17/09 from FenceCheck Forums - Strike Eagle demo on Saturday

United States - Nevada - National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2009 - Reno - 09/16/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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