Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Indy Transponder 21-OCT-09 1030z

K-16 Air Show Planned for This Weekend - Via the ROK Drop Classifieds comes word of an air show this weekend at K-16 airbase: Seoul Air Show 2009 will be held Oct. 24-25 at K-16 Air Base in Seongnam. The show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles, U-2 and B-52 flyovers and static displays. The event is free to U.S. military personnel in uniform. For others, tickets are on sale for $8 at (site is in Korean only) or Hana bank branches throughout South Korea

Angels in freefall for two charities - Isle of Wight County Press
She said: "I'd never been in an aeroplane before, let alone jumped out of one. I enjoyed the experience so much I had a second go. ...

Sean Tucker Scheduled For Oprah Thursday from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Those of you who don't regularly tune into the Oprah Winfrey show in the middle of your work day might want to set the DVR for whatever time it is she's on Thursday. AVweb has learned that aerobatic master Sean D. Tucker is appearing on a show Winfrey has dedicated to the "best" of various aspects of society. Tucker has some competition for airtime, though. One of the items she's featuring is a pair of jeans she says fits her well. ...

Reno Wrap-up from Air & Space Magazine

Hawker Beechcraft to Receive World Speed Record Certificates at NBAA Convention Today @ Top News from
ORLANDO (Oct. 20, 2009) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s (HBC) flagship Hawker 4000 and leading Beechcraft Premier IA will be honored today for world speed record flights accomplished in each
aircraft earlier this year. Today, in two separate ceremonies at the HBC static display at Orlando Executive Airport, National Aeronautics Association (NAA) officials will present the pilots of each aircraft with certificates commemorating each flight. On hand for the event will be legendary astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson, who was at the controls of the Premier IA flight…

Book Review: Highest Duty – Captain Sully Sullenberger, American Hero from Max Trescott on General Aviation by Max Trescott
Since January 15, 2009, Sully has needed no introduction. On that fateful day, US Air’s Flight 1549 had a chance encounter with geese that killed both engines, turning the Airbus A320 into a 150,000 pound glider. The next 208 seconds, during which he glided the jet to a landing on the Hudson River, changed his life and ours. Many people remember exactly where they were on that day. I was on the phone when I heard. Later that evening I
appeared on the evening news at the local NBC affiliate to provide perspective on the “Miracle on the Hudson.”…

Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of style - USA Today
In a nod to the biopic Amelia, out Friday, USA TODAY parsed the iconic elements of Earhart's brand of aviator chic with Treena Lombardo, fashion market ...

Earhart's inspiration lives on at women's air museum here - Plain Dealer
In the late 1920s and 1930s, almost all roads in aviation led to Cleveland, home of the National Air Races. So, naturally, Amelia Earhart was here. ...

Aeronautical Tours from the Past -
Have the whole family learn about the history of aeronautics and play aviator for the day on these historical tours that are exclusive to San Diego. ...

Air Museum program to mark Battle of Britain - The Desert Sun
The Palm Springs Air Museum has scheduled a commemorative program highlighting World War ii's Battle of Britain. The program will include a historical ...

I was swept off my feet for my first balloon ride - Orlando Sentinel
... T. Conklin Special to the sentinel My project engineer, Mark, invited me to be on the ground crew for his balloon ride with the Albuquerque Aero Club. ...

EAA Marks Hatching of 1.5 Million Young Eagles from : Latest News
The EAA’s Young Eagles program, aimed at introducing youngsters to aviation by giving them a flight on a general aviation aircraft, is marking a major milestone at the NBAA Convention: 1.5 million total Young Eagles flights. “Young Eagles is the most successful youth aviation education program in history,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman and president, emphasizing its importance to the business aviation community. “It is making a difference for the future of aviation and, therefore, for the companies that rely on aviation for their future.” In September the EAA (Booth No. 1263) named the new co-chairs of the Young Eagles, who will replace actor/pilot Harrison Ford: Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles, the cockpit crew of the bird-struck US Airways Flight 1549 that safely ditched in the Hudson River in January.

Europe Trip #35: Hong Kong - 1 from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
Back through Hong Kong we had a 2 hour stop over [it was supposed to be 1.45 hrs but we were always ahead of time on this trip], so rather that sit there doing nothing, I got the camera out and took a few photos. Hong Kong is a wonderful airport for photography. There are large windows down all sides and you get to see a fair portion of the airfield from inside the terminal.

Europe Trip #36: Hong Kong - 2 from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
More from the Hong Kong stopover. Apart from the benefit of having a decent break, and being able to stretch the legs for a while [and yes, I do walk around the plane to stretch during the flight], seeing less familiar airlines is always a bit of a treat. In this post, we have 5 airlines that I have never seen up close before [although some may fly in to Auckland International, I'm never there at the right time!].

Europe Trip #37: Hong Kong and the rest of the world from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney
This is it. This is the end. The final post from my European trip! It has almost been a full month since I got back home to New Zealand, and I've finally caught up with the pictures! After takeoff from Hong Kong, we flew back to New Zealand, crossing countries such as Indonesia and Australia on the way. I got a whole 3 hours sleep just north of Australia. This was the only sleep I managed since waking up in the morning in London the day before [and we left Heathrow around 9pm local time!]. All in all, around 40 hours awake. I hit the sack early that night! Here are the final three pictures from Hong Kong. Before we get to those however, may I suggest you
click this link, which will give you photos of the trip from my other blog - basically, everything that's not aviation. I hope you've enjoyed the journey [almost] as much as I have enjoyed bringing it to you. Thank you for visiting! Next catchup is on the photos I've been taking since getting back to Wellington. Feel free to leave a comment if you want to - I appreciate the support :-)

On This Day in Aviation History: October 21st by Phil Derner Jr.

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