Monday, November 2, 2009

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Red Arrows pilot in £5m crash after he fails to put his jet's wheels down -
A high-flying Red Arrows pilot wrote off a £5million jet following a cockpit cock-up over the landing wheels. ...

Air-treat man hits eject by mistake - The Sun
The unnamed guest had been given special permission to fly in the Pilatus PC-7 Mk II, one of the planes of South Africa's Silver Falcons aerobatics team. ...

Dubai Airshow flying display to feature UK's Royal Air Force Typhoon - AME Info
Dubai Airshow promises a spectacular military aviation flying display, daily from 15 to 19 November, with the first-ever appearance at the show of the ...

Find DARPA's Balloons, Win $40K from Slashdot by timothy
coondoggie writes "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency today offered up a rather interesting challenge: find and plot 10 red weather balloons scattered at undisclosed locations across the country. The first person to identify the location of all the balloons and enter them on the challenge Web site will win a $40,000 cash prize. According to the agency, the balloons will be in readily accessible locations, visible from nearby roadways and accompanied by DARPA representatives. All balloons are scheduled to go on display at all locations at 10:00AM (ET) until approximately 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 5, 2009."

America Can Still be Attracted to Three-Eight Charlie Despite the Box Office of "Amelia" from Av8rdan's World of Flying by Dan Pimentel
Regular readers of this blog know I have been pounding the pavement for nine years trying to get Hollywood and the world to notice the huge, monolithic, gargantuan accomplishments of Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world. I've hit plenty of dead ends in this quest, but I have never quit believing in this story and my screenplay about her life and 1964 flight…

Ninety-Nines Turn 80 - Aero-News Network
... would be open to any woman with a pilot's license, and the purpose was "good fellowship, jobs, and a central office and files on women in aviation. ...

That magnificent man and his fabulous flying machine - Belfast Telegraph
But two years ago, when someone asked, "Who was the first man in Ireland to fly an aeroplane?" I had no idea what the answer was. In fact, I knew virtually ...

Meet and Greet Racers Off Season! Check us out at the AOPA Summit! from Air Race Classic, Inc.
Looking for a chance to meet fellow Racers or learn more about the Air Race Classic? Visit us at Booth 1637 at the
AOPA Summit, November 5 - 7 in Tampa, Florida.

This Week In Military/Aviation History 2 - 8 November from Warbirds Online by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr.
Holy…… Another seven whooshed by. I hope your Halloween was quiet, with nothing going bump in the night. Now we have to prepare for Thanksgiving and put up with Christmas stuff and snow shovels being put out in the stores, if they hasn’t been already. To take our minds off of that for a while let’s get down to some serious history, shall we? Yes, I think we shall.

Pasadena man's WWII experiences come to life in "Beyond All Boundaries" - Pasadena Star-News
(SGVN/Staff Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz) PASADENA - Reliving his days as a 21-year-old B-17 bomber pilot in World War II was not something Dave Hettema ever ...

The Cotton Family: Reno Air Races 2009 by Michelle Cotton
Reno Air Races 2009 · It was a treat to see the Blue Angels perform. Grace and Ashley with our favorite plane "Miss America" (the red, white and blue with number 11). Posted by Michelle Cotton at 8:51 PM · Newer Post Older Post Home ...

Silver Ball goes down hard in slo-mo from RLV and Space Transport News
Ben Brockert posts a slow motion view of the Silver Ball flight that ruined Unreasonable Rocket's day...

November 2009 from Pacific Wings Magazine by Rob

United States - Texas - Wings Over Houston Airshow 2009 - Houston - 10/30/09 from FenceCheck Forums
They CAF folks put on another great show. Perfect weather lead to a "sold out" day on Saturday ( they ran out of parking! ) A few highlights

Top Gun Photography update from FenceCheck Forums - Been awhile, RI and NY air show reports up Rhode Island LINK

Corporate HEAVY cargo hauler from FenceCheck Forums

Israeli Air Force from FenceCheck Forums

US Navy Blue Angels Display Team from FenceCheck Forums - First three from Redding, CA 2009. Last one from Fleet Week a couple years ago.

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