Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Indy Transponder 7-OCT-09 0400z

USAF Thunderbirds arrive for Team Andersen Air Show '09 - Sourdough Sentinel
10/6/2009 - Thunderbird F-16's from the US Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron taxi on the Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, flightline Oct. 5. ...

USAF Thunderbirds Recognize Hometown Hero - Pacific News Center
Guam - Members of the US Air Force Thunderbirds, the service's premier F-16 demonstration team, treated a local hero to an incentive flight on an F-16 ...

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in Bangkok on Saturday, October 10! - U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, known as the "Thunderbirds," will perform an exciting demonstration of their superior precision aerial moves at a free public air show at Don Muang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Gate opens at 12:00noon. Show begins at 1:00pm. Public entrance will be at the Fire Lane 4 Gate on the AOT side of Don Muang airport.

Fleet Week returns to Bay Area this week - Contra Costa Times
In addition to the Blue Angels, which begin practice flights Thursday, this year's lineup includes weekend air shows with the Patriot jet demonstration team ...

Blue Angels to arrive at San Francisco airport as Fleet Week approaches from Diamond Pilots
The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels are scheduled to fly in formation into San Francisco International Airport this morning, days before the city's annual Fleet Week celebration officially kicks off.
The precision flight demonstration team is expected to land at the airport at about 10:10 a.m. and will be conducting practice flights Thursday and Friday.
Fleet Week brings together the U.S. Navy, Marines Corp and Coast Guard to offer air shows, ship tours, a parade and festivals, according to the event Web site.
The two-day ...

Blue Angels to arrive at San Francisco airport as Fleet Week approaches - San Jose Mercury News
The "Blue Angels" to fly over San Francisco - Avionews

Heart of a champion - AOPA Pilot
Her Goodrich Extra 260 is on display at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC In addition to airshow performances, Wagstaff also ...

High-flying fun: Larger crowd, clearer skies, aerial displays ... - El Paso Times
A B-17 Flying Fortess, center, is flanked by a P-51 Mustang, bottom, and an F-4 Wildcat, top, during the last day of ...

Great Georgia Air Show scheduled for next weekend - The Citizen Online
Precision parachuting, gravity-defying jets, thundering jet trucks and vintage warbirds mark the 12 edition of The Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) to be held at Falcon Field Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11. The aviation festival, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City and the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF), Dixie Wing, will again showcase modern and historic military aircraft, thrilling aerobatics and activities for the entire family.

General aviation is theme for Virginia air show from Aviation eBrief
Aircraft will take to the skies over Virginia's Culpeper County this weekend for the region's annual AirFest. -More-

Newest US stealth fighter will debut at Dubai Airshow 2009 - GulfNews
This year's airshow expects ten per cent growth over the last show in 2007. Up to 130 aircraft are expected in the static display park with some expected to ...

Sarang to display breathtaking aerobatics on 77th Air Force Day from Diamond Pilots
A grand display of aerobatics by the Sarang Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) team will hit the skies during 77th Air Force day celebrations, here on Thursday.
The Sarang team, which is comprised of ALH Dhruv, is known for putting up breathtaking colorful displays.
It is one of the top ten aerobatics teams in the world. ...

AWACS showcased during Air Force Day dress rehearsal - Press Trust of India
... the Indian Air Force today displayed its newly-inducted eye-in-the-sky Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) at a fly past here. ...

Trainer shortage to bench air force daredevils - Calcutta Telegraph
The Air headquarters has ordered the Suryakiran Aerobatic Display Team (SKAT) to transfer all their aircraft to squadrons for training cadets. ...

B17 Bomber set to arrive Thursday - Camden Chronicle
The much-anticipated arrival of the World War II B17 bomber is here. The bomber is set to land at the Benton County Airport around 10 am, depending on local ...

B-17 bomber ride recalls memories of war flights - The Tennessean
It had been more than 64 years since Glenn Hale flew his last mission in a B-17 bomber.
Hale, who was a co-pilot in the 390th Bombardment Group during World War II, stepped back inside a B-17 Monday when the Liberty Belle made a stop at the Smyrna Airport. He sat just behind the pilots, taking in the scenery from the sky and reminiscing about his time as a second lieutenant until the war ended in 1945.
"It was like being back with an old friend," Hale said. "This was rather exciting."
The B-17 is in town this week in conjunction with ...

Who Built the Airplanes During World War II ? from Wright Squawks by Roger Chua
In World War II, US plants churned out nearly 300,000 military airplanes, at a cost of $45 billion. More than half—158,880— went to the Army Air Forces. The rest went to the Navy, Marine Corps, and Allies.
Who built all of these aircraft? In popular imaginings, US automakers and other civilian industries converted to war production and led the way. In reality, the
burden was carried by aircraft houses established in ...

EAAupdate: #EAA saddened at death of WWII ace Gunther Rall. Was @ #OSH09 Warbirds in Review. Here in '07 (blue) from #EAA - (Oshkosh Northwestern)

Günther Rall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lieutenant-General Günther Rall (born 10 March 1918) is the third most successful fighter ace in history, and the most successful ace still living. ...
Early life - World War II - After the war - Awardsünther_Rall
Aces of the Luftwaffe - Günther Rall
The son of a merchant, Günther Rall was born in Gaggenau on 10 March, 1918. He entered military service as an Fähnrich in the Army in 1936. ...

Reno Air Races… On the Bucket List? from
Alright, so it may not be 100% on topic with old cars, but you've got to admit that real warbirds are right up there with the very best of the other vintage mechanical stuff we
drool over. I just got back from my first time at the Reno Air Races, and words cannot truly describe how amazing it was. I've never been much of an aircraft nut, but you'd have to be dead to not get excited at this deal. The first thing I encountered was a pack of P40 Warhawks and P51 Mustangs going in a tight pack around the pylons at full throttle. The intense sound of those WWII Merlins buzzing a few feet off the ground is jaw-dropping to say the least. Soon after the heat was over, I was off to the pits & display area where a Corsair, P38 Lightning, T-6 trainers, and restored vintage radial aircraft from the teens through the 50s were scattered about.
You want more ...

Blue Thunder Updates from
Everything with any aircraft as it is being constructed is entered into a construction log. Once the aircraft is licensed and flying, all items pertaining to the aircraft are entered into a maintenance log. For this reason, I want to continue this monthly report but change the name of it to the "Blue Thunder II Crew Report" to keep all of our friends, fans, sponsors and family informed as to what is going on with the racing team. Over the next couple of months, we will be analyzing most of the data we have collected this last six weeks. ...

AV Press Article from Wasabi Air Racing
Thanks again to Allison Gatlin for yet again making it all look so good.

Saturday Gold video from

Don Thurston flies west from Letters from Flyover Country by Bob Collins
Of all the articles I've written over the years, I don't think any elicited as much response -- at least good response -- as this one. It was a short piece about some minor RV construction my father in law did a few years ago, made poignant because of his struggle with Parkinson's disease.
Don died this morning after a brutal last few months. Here's a tribute.

Aerobatic pilot Paul Jennings has earned numerous awards for his glider skills from Diamond Pilots
Press Staff Writer
Paul Jennings has spent his life around airplanes and, perhaps, that's why he's a top glider aerobatic pilot.
Jennings, who has lived in the Tahlequah area since 1987, won the U.S. National Glider Aerobatic Championship Sept. 25, after only three years of competition. He was one of 81 power pilots and 20 glider pilots to compete at the week-long event in Denison, Texas. Glider categories are sportsman, intermediate...

High-flying feats - Tahlequah Daily Press
Paul Jennings has spent his life around airplanes and, perhaps, that's why he's a top glider aerobatic pilot. Jennings, who has lived in the ...

Melissa Aerobatics - a blog dedicated to aerobatic flying.

Weather plays havoc with Balloon festival - KPIC
Then, we've also got the Young Eagles, which are giving airplane rides to the younger kids trying to get them interested in aviation. ...

Young Eagles allow local children to soar - Redlands Daily Facts
Whiteside was one of many children who came to Redlands Municipal Airport Saturday to get a free flight through the Young Eagles program by the Experimental ...

Young Eagles Day at Gnoss Field (KDVO) on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (Bob Minkin Photography)

AOPA Online: Student pilot gets lift from AOPA Flight Path from
A photograph a colleague brought to work one day was enough to prompt Jan Johnson of Portola Valley, Calif., to pursue a lifelong dream of flying. Now, Johnson has help with her training thanks to a cash prize from the AOPA Flight Path Sweepstakes.
AOPA established the Flight Path Sweepstakes to continue to encourage more people to start their aviation training—and more importantly, to earn their first pilot certificate.

Amelia Earhart's Flight Goggles to be Auctioned Off from Aviation News
Amelia Earnhart's original goggles worn during her historic 1932 record-breaking solo transatlantic flight. The flight broke various records including the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean twice, first woman to flu solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, and the fastest transatlantic flight. These goggles were on loan and exhibited in the Earhart case next to her Lockheed Vega at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. ...

"Alaska's Bush Pilots...The Real Deal" from Aviation News
This is a wonderful HD movie about the men of the north country, the great Alaskan wilderness and the aircraft they fly. Shot entirely in Alaska by famed outdoor photographer, (The Discovery Channel's "High Risk Photographer...Jim Oltersdorf") this must see movie presents a wonderful look at what it is like to be a pilot in one of the most remote places on earth. From scenes of giant Alaskan ...

NASA Astronaut Frank Caldeiro, 51, Dies from
Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, a NASA astronaut and the first person of Argentinean descent to train for a spaceflight, died on Saturday after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer. He was 51.

Rich circus man says space trip worth $35 million - The Associated Press
... Laliberte will take part in a worldwide performance to draw attention to the planet's water crisis. He's the first professional artist to fly in space.

Episode 67 – Marketing with Paula from Airplane Geeks Podcast
Guest Paula Williams from Aviation Business Consultants International Inc. (ABCI) joins Dan, Rob, and Max to talk about social media marketing in aviation. We also have aviation news from the week, Dan has an interview about new media with Kristie Van Auken from the Akron Canton airport, and we have the Airplane Geeks Australia Desk report.

Hawaiir - MaxAir2Air Pictures
Miramar Air Show - 2009 from FenceCheck Forums
I just love the LEM (LM)... What can I say? from High Power Rocketry by R2
Southport Air Show 2009 – Vulcan XH558 Bomber from Technorati
Corsairs, The Piston Powered Type... from FenceCheck Forums
Heritage & Legacy Flights from FenceCheck Forums
MCAS Miramar Air Show 2009 - MCAS Miramar, San Diego - 10/02/09 from FenceCheck Forums


1 comment:

正人 said...

USAF ThunderBirds visited Japan and performed the exhibition flight in Hamamatsu. Thank you.