Thursday, October 29, 2009

Indy Transponder 29-OCT-09 0330z

Helicopter crashes in Eucador air show - Ninemsn
Ecuadorian Vice President Lenin Moreno was among those attending the air show, to mark the 89th anniversary of Eucador's air force, when the sudden crash ...

Men, Women of the Flight Test Center - Edwards Air Force Base
Once on the ramp, the public was exposed to what I believe was the greatest collection of aircraft ever amassed at an airshow! The F-35 Lightening II made ...

Another 48 lucky airshow winners announced - Dispatch Online
ANOTHER 48 lucky Daily Dispatch readers have won tickets to this year's Elvin Extreme Airshow on Saturday. The airshow, at the East London Airport, ...

Slowdown unlikely to hit Dubai Airshow by Shweta Jain
Meanwhile, this year's air show would see about 60 per cent of civil deals taking place and 40 per cent of defence deals, Alison Weller, Director of show organiser, F&E Aerospace, had recently told Emirates Business. ...

Annual air show idea poses logistical headache, warns Marshall Group - Cambridge Evening News
BOSSES at Cambridge firm the Marshall Group have pledged to investigate the idea of an annual air show - but admitted there might be "logistical" problems ...

Refunds finally starting to show - Waikato Times
People who bought tickets for the failed Wings and Wheels Over Waikato air show are enjoying a refund they never expected as a ...

Wings of Freedom Tour - Next mission for WWII planes: McMinn Airport - Daily Post Athenian
Photos special to The DPA Two World War II heavy bomber aircraft a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Nine O Nine (background) and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator ...

Air Tattoo asks Luftwaffe to join Battle of Britain Flypast Tribute by Flightline UK
The Luftwaffe has been invited to join special celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Britain's at next summer's Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, organisers have revealed.
A delegation from the airshow visited the German embassy this month to invite them to join in commemorative displays alongside all the countries that participated in the historic events of 1940. The Italian Air Force, which flew alongside the Luftwaffe, has also been invited to join in. Dubbed 'Britain's finest hour' by Winston Churchill, the Battle of Britain marked the most important event in Royal Air Force history – and proved pivotal to the outcome of the Second World War. Lasting less than four months, this was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces. ...
Luftwaffe coming to RAF Fairford? - Forester
Organisers of the annual Royal International Air Tattoo visited the German embassy earlier this month to invite its air force to join the displays. ...

BLUE SKIES- CLAY KLABO! - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
WALDO C. 'Clay' KLABO, August 5, 1926 - August 31, 2009
Sad word has come via NAG's Betty Sherman of the recent passing of former Unlimited Class race pilot- Clay Klabo, at age 83. Few details are available yet, other than that Clay (residing in the Las Vegas area), had planned to attend this year's Reno NCAR in September to spectate & enjoy seeing old friends again, but passed-away suddenly just prior to the event. More info will be posted as it comes in.
Clay Klabo raced 1974-1983, flying P-51D Race #85 IRON MISTRESS/Renamed- "FAT CAT" in 1978, competed at Reno, Mojave & Miami. Klabo- a high-time veteran military aviator & United Airlines' Captain, started his racing career ...

Blue skies, Gary Austin! - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
It is with deep sadness, that I must report that Gary Austin, "retroaviation" on this forum, passed away today. Gary was instrumental in the transformation process of the CAF's Liberator to near wartime standard. A master craftsman, A&P, and pilot, Gary had quite a history in warbirds and Reno. He worked for the Ezell's, the CAF, rebuilt several warbirds and was checked out in the CAF's Sea Fury. Rather than repeat a lot of what is posted elsewhere, the most current information is here:

Evergreen Pilot Second at Reno National Championship Air Races -
Hinton has flying in his genes, being the son of former unlimited air race champion Steve Hinton, Sr. A four-time unlimited champion, Penney is a retired ...

Remarkable Year For Red Bull Air Race Rookies -
It was not only the biggest class of rookies that the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has ever seen. But the four high fliers in 2009 from Australia, ...

Aviation buff's glider work nears end - Wausau Daily Herald
The museum's staff told him they needed someone to restore the segment -- the front section of a glider known as the Waco CG-4A "Hadrian" -- and Cohen, 66, and his Experimental Aircraft Association friends decided to bring it to Wausau.
About 13,400 gliders were built during the war. The one that Cohen has, however, never saw combat. It was manufactured at the end of the war, so it was auctioned off to the public, he said. His glider was first used as a trailer and later as a deer-hunting shack before being donated to the foundation.

The RAF Museum's Bf109 by Adrian Stevenson
This is a discussion on The RAF Museum's Bf109 within the Aviation history in general forums,. part of the Aviation forum category in War relics forum; Hi Guys, some pics I took a few years ago. Beautifully restored aircraft. ...

Richard Whitcomb, Revolutionary Aircraft Designer, Dead At 88 - AVweb
... aerodynamic contributor in the second half of the century of flight," according to historian Tom Crouch, of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. ...

Museum director receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from National Museum of the USAF
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles D. Metcalf, director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) during a ceremony on Oct. 27 at the museum. Former astronaut and DESA recipient Neil Armstrong presented the award.
"I am truly honored to be recognized with this award and am privileged to have it presented to me by Neil Armstrong," Metcalf said. "The values instilled during my Scouting days have stayed with me throughout my life and are consistent with the core values of the United States Air Force. I think these are the values you would want to find in any good citizen."

Russia Now: Interview with Mikhail Simonov - the inventor of the Sukhoi jet ... -
Next to his desk stands a two-storey model aeroplane, designed for 1000 passengers, the KR-860 "Krilya Rossii" (Wings of Russia). ...
'Father of Su-27' Simonov: F-15 hater from The DEW Line by Stephen Trimble

Historical McGuire aircraft undergoes renovation from
The traffic circle at the McGuire passenger terminal buzzed with new activity Oct. 23 as Airmen from the 305th and 514th maintenance group prepared to clip the wings off the C-118 Liftmaster that has guarded the entrance to the terminal since 1982.
The maintenance groups on McGuire have set out to completely restore the C-118 Liftmaster, the most significant aircraft in McGuire history.
"The Liftmaster is integral to the history of the base," said Gary Boyd, 305th Air Mobility Wing historian. "It made McGuire Air Force Base the gateway to the east."
The aircraft was the first cargo plane assigned to McGuire Air Force Base. Its presence revitalized McGuire entirely, turning it from a combat base into a mobility base. Most of the support structures present on McGuire today were built to support the C-118's mobility mission years ago.

World's fastest jet truck at the Alliance Airshow - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The ShockWave triple Pratt & Whitney jet engines truck sent sound waves through the Alliance Airshow crowd. The jet truck raced down a runway against an airplane on Saturday and Sunday. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the world's fastest truck that is capable of reaching speeds of over 375 mph. With over 36,000 h.p., ShockWave can accelerate at almost 3 G's vertical, which is as fast as the Space Shuttle. If you would like more information on the jet truck, go to Les Shockley Jet Shows:

Roger's winging it for charity - Wirral Globe
"I'm trying to get Paul McCartney to wingwalk for the Milawi Fund. He's a nice fella and I hope he agrees to do this. We'll just have to check when he's ...

Rim Country full of Halloween fun events - Payson Roundup
The pilots of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 810 Young Eagles Program of Payson sponsor the event. For more information go to the Web site ...

That's one happy kid! - Carroll County Comet
Zachary Taylor realized his dream of flying in a small airplane when he participated in the Oct. 17 Young Eagles Program at the Delphi Airport. ...

Iowa Children's Museum Opens New Exhibit from Aviation News
The "Take Flight! the science of aviation" exhibit has now opened at the Iowa Children's Museum in Coralville, Iowa. The exhibit features flight simulators built into kid sized planes, an air traffic control tower, hot air balloon, pedal planes, remote control flight simulators, Bernoulli's Wind Table, Cessna 150, Paper Airplane Flight Cage, Pig Parachutes and more. It is supported by NASA under grant award

Rocket man gets reply after 52 years from Military Photos by T3ngu
At the height of the Cold War when paranoia about Russia's space program was ramping up, a 12-year-old Denis Cox fired off an "urgent" letter to "a top scientist" at the Woomera Rocket Range containing his designs for a world-beating rocket. Now, 52 years later, Cox will finally get a response. A fellow space aficionado and blogger, Bob Meade, tracked him down after the letter was dredged up by the National Archives of Australia and published on its website as the "Find of the Month" in May.

Liftoff! NASA Launches Moon Rocket Prototype on Test Flight from
A one-of-a-kind NASA rocket soared into the Florida sky Wednesday in a brief but critical test flight of a new booster slated to launch astronauts into space and, eventually, toward the moon.
Ares I-X flew! from Dick's Rocket Dungeon by Dick
Ares X-1 ! from High Power Rocketry by R2K
Ares I-X launches!!!!! from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut by Damaris B. Sarria

Raptors & Reapers over the Southwest 2009 - Holloman AFB, Alamogord from FenceCheck Forums
"Finnish Airforce identification manual for the Russian... from x planes
the Grokhovsky G-38, a Soviet multi-role project, circa 1935. no... from x planes
B-17's - Click image to enlarge from Plane-A-Day by Tom
Second Runner Up for October 28, 2009 from AIRFIGHTERS.COM - Top Photos of the Day
First Runner Up for October 28, 2009 from AIRFIGHTERS.COM - Top Photos of the Day
Top of 24 Hours for October 28, 2009 from AIRFIGHTERS.COM - Top Photos of the Day
Fort Worth Alliance Air Show 2009 - Fort Worth - 10/24/09 from FenceCheck Forums
NAS OCEANA AIRSHOW 2009 - HIGHLIGHTS from FenceCheck Forums [video]
5 Star P-51 video - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion


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