Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Indy Transponder 27-OCT-09 1030z

Planned HBO Movie 'Candybomber' to Sell Vintage DC-4 Aircraft Through Hollywoodparts.com Reuters from http://www.reuters.com/
A Pair of vintage WWII aircraftcarefully restored to star in an HBO film Candybomber, are looking for a newhome! Hollywoodparts.com, a production asset management and movie prop brokerhas been selected to find a home for two Douglas DC-4 Skymasters. These WWIIera flying and operational aircraft were carefully brought up to mechanicalspecifications to make the long journey from the US to England where many WWIIaircraft were being gathered for the movie Candybomber. The Candybomber was actually a US Pilot post WWII, Gail Halvorsen, who wasflying the sturdy Douglas C-54 (DC-4) during the 1948 Berlin airlift and afterbefriending German children, began dropping small bags of candy tied tohandkerchief parachutes as he flew food and supplies into Berlin which wasisolated by the Russians. Soon word of the Candybomber spread

Wing-walking a family tradition - Stuff.co.nz
Last year, the Blenheim woman won the Jean Batten Memorial Trophy for her flying skills at the Royal New Zealand Aero Club's national flying competition. ...

Awaiting Takeoff by Diamond Pilots
A pilot project relaxing airspace restrictions around a Shaanxi Province industrial park could be the clearance needed for China's general aviation industry to take off. The Chinese mainland's airspace, currently supervised by the Air Force and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), is one of the most tightly restricted airspaces in the world…

Wings Over Houston Airshow Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 09 from Aviation News by Aviation_News_Expert_Adam_Badger
The Wings Over Houston Airshow in Ellington Field, Houston, Texas is October 31 through November 1, 2009 at the Ellington Airport. Gates open at 8:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M. Aerobatic PerformersUnited States Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team- Boeing F/A-18A/B HornetUnited States Marine Corps AV-8B HarrierF-15E EagleA/OA-10 Thunderbolt IIC-17 Globemaster III DemonstrationC-47 Skytrain and C-17 Globemaster III Transport Heritage FlightUnited States Heritage Flight- F-15E Strike Eagle, A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 MustangAH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter DemonstrationUnited States Coast Guard HH-65C Dauphine Helicopter DemonstrationUnited States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet tactical Demonstration TeamExtra 330SC- Michael GoulianShowcat- Gene Soucy and Tersa Stokes- Wingwalking ActP-51 Mustang- The HorsemenKorea/Vietnam Firepower DemonstrationAdmissionGeneral Adult 12 & Older: $15.00 + feeGeneral Child 6-11: $4.00 + feeUnder 6: Free2 Adults (12 & Older) and up to 4 Children (6-11): $35.00 Family + feeReserved Prime View: $40.00 + fee

Holloman displays awesome jet power at air show - Alamogordo Daily News
An F-22A Raptor performs a maneuver over a light tower during Holloman Air Force Base's open house and air show Saturday afternoon. ...

North Weald 'Hurri-bash' 25-10-09. from Gary Watson's Posts - Stick and Rudder by Gary Watson

B-17 WWII Bomber Lands In Fayetteville - KHBS/KHOG 40/29
In the next two days, the public will be able to fly in and tour the Flying Fortress. “Hardy. You could shoot it all to pieces and it could still fly,” said ...

WWII planes attract old, young alike to Wings of Freedom tour - Staunton News Leader
Veterans, aviation enthusiasts, children and other interested local residents viewed and toured a World War II vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, ...

WWII Era Planes Fly into Shenandoah Regional Airport - WHSV
Historic World War II-era planes are on display, including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, a B-24J Liberator bomber and a Dual Control P-51C Mustang fighter. ...
War Birds Come To Shenandoah NBC 29 News

Aviation Heritage Park Adds New Exhibit – WBKO
Magda would go on to become flight leader for the Blue Angels and pilot the Panther during combat in the Korean War. The park plans to dress the aircraft in ...

Corkey Fornof’s high-flying career from Flying Tigers AVG
…After more than three decades in the movie business, Fornof finds himself in an enviable position. He still “breaks down” 12 to 14 scripts a year and “if I see something I like, I’ll do it,” he said, noting a few recent productions that have caught his eye include a movie about the Flying Tigers “that’s like an Indiana Jones movie,” a film version of Jimmy Buffett’s book, “Where is Joe Merchant?” and a movie about Beryl Markham, which Fornof said will be “one of the greatest aviation stories ever seen.”…

Governors announce launch of aerospace alliance - WLBT-TV
... An alliance between three southern states will establish the Gulf Coast and surrounding region as a world class aerospace, space, and aviation corridor. ...

EEA to host Young Eagles event - Daily Citizen
EAA, an aviation group, will sponsor a Young Eagles event at the Dalton Municipal Airport. About four local pilots will take children between the ages of ...

Spaceport America welcome center plans from RLV and Space Transport News
An announcement today from
Spaceport America: Spaceport Welcome Center Planned for Downtown Truth or Consequences
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM – The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) has voted to establish a welcome center for Spaceport America in downtown Truth or Consequences (T or C), New Mexico. With the support of local residents who want the center to be located downtown, the NMSA has agreed to lease an old fire station from the T or C city government. A welcome center is also planned for the village of Hatch, NM, which is on the southern approach to Spaceport America.

Best Pictures of the 2009 Airshow Season from FenceCheck Forums

United States - Texas - Fort Worth Alliance Air Show 2009 - Fort Worth - 10/24/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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