Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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"August First" Aerobatics Team to fly J-10 fighter planes - People's Daily Online
... “August First” Aerobatics Team of the PLA Air Force which took the lead in flying over the Tian'anmen Square during an air show of the military parade ...

Getting 45 MPG at 207 MPH - Wired News
The impressive number was posted by a pilot in a 400-mile air race over Arizona last month. The Fuelventure 400 is more than a showcase for efficiency. ...

Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular Nov. 6-8, 09 from Aviation News by Aviation_News_Expert_Adam_Badger
The Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular in Jacksonville, Florida is on November 6-8, 2009…

Warriors and Warbirds Air Show Nov. 7-8, 09 from Aviation News by Aviation_News_Expert_Adam_Badger
The Warriors and Warbirds Air Show is November 7 through the 8, 2009 at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in North Carolina. It's from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M…

Wings Over Homestead Nov. 7-8, 09 from Aviation News by Aviation_News_Expert_Adam_Badger
The Wings Over Homestead is November 7-8, 2009 in Homestead, Florida from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M…

Randolph Air Force Base Airshow Nov. 7-8, 09 from Aviation News by Aviation_News_Expert_Adam_Badger
The Randolph Air Force Base Airshow in San Antonio, Texas is November 7-8, 2009 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M…

Matthias fliegt mit F1 Fahrer Adrian Sutil from Air Race News Watch by editorsdttp@gmail.com (Editor)
German Formula One driver Adrian Sutil paid a visit at Matthias' homebase in Tannheim to fly some aerobatics with the Red Bull Air Race pilot. They both had a lot of fun when flying loopings, rolls and other aerobatic maneuvers. Afterwards they talked about the Red Bull Air Race world championship and its similarities to the Formula One.

Biplane Artisans Never Get the FullCredit They Truly Deserve! from Av8rdan's World of Flying by Dan Pimentel
Back in “the day”, we owned a small but very active art gallery, and I came to admire the artisans who displayed and sold their work in my shop. These painters, sculptors and potters never ceased to amaze me in their never-ending quest for perfection. So what does that have to do with airplanes? Stay with me now… In my life, I have had the distinct honor to know one of the finest biplane artists in this country by the name of Bob Lock. I say “biplane artists” because Lock (nobody calls him Bob) is one of a tiny group of Master Craftsmen who possess the skill set to bring those wonderful vintage biplanes literally back from the dead…

Winner named in lunar lander X Prize contest - The Associated Press
The X Prize Foundation said Monday that Mojave, Calif.-based Masten Space Systems had a better landing accuracy than was achieved by Armadillo Aerospace of ...

Masten Space Wins One Million Dollars While Armadillo Remains Three Feet from the Gold from Spaceports by jack@jackkennedy.net (JackKennedy)
NASA announced Monday that Masten Space Systems of Majove, California had won the $1-million dollar Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge Level 2 contest; Armadillo Areospace of Rockwall, Texas was the runner-up by three feet winning a $500,000 prize. Both teams flew robotic rockets that had to rise more than 160 feet (49 metres), stay aloft for at least 180 seconds while travelling to a rocky landing pad, and then fly back to the starting point. One team, Unreasonable Rocket, did not complete the requirements to qualify for prize money…
Masten Qualifies for $1 Million Prize; Unreasonable Rocket Completes 1st Attempt from The Launch Pad by Stiles

B-17 evokes emotion during Enid stop - Enid News & Eagle
It is not every day, after all, that a World War II-vintage B-17 Flying Fortress comes to town. Among those admiring the ...

World War II Bombers Arrive at Tri-Cities Regional Airport - Bristol Herald Courier
Large bombers Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator awaited takeoff alongside their small although formidable two-seat buddy, ...

Air museum burgled - Weekend Post
Police spokesman Captain Johann Rheeder said the museum near the airport had been closed for the weekend but when a staff member arrived for work yesterday ...

'Mama Bird' Looks Forward To 100 - Aero-News Network
On November 4th, the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame aviatrix, who has logged 57635.4 flight hours, turns100 years old. AOPA Online reports that Mama Bird, ...

3 Cool Things About the World War II Museum's New Movie - Popular Mechanics
For example, the nose of a B-17 actually juts seamlessly from the screen during the bombing of Europe. A computer coordinates all these movements, ...

Jumping Ship from Air & Space Magazine

Associate Herbert Watson Photo series. Harold.A. Fischer. from Gary Watson's Posts - Stick and Rudder by Gary Watson

China Aviation Museum to Reopen to Public from english.cri.cn
China's largest aviation museum, located in the northern outskirts of Beijing, is to reopen to the public on November15 after a four-month renovation, the Beijing News reported on Monday. As China's only and Asia's largest aviation museum, the newly-renovated museum displays 309 aircraft of 136 types, ranging from China's first airborne early warning to the official plane of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

Need to Know: Aft-Facing Seats from Air & Space Magazine

Episode 71 – Flying with MayCay from Airplane Geeks Podcast by thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
This week’s guest is
MayCay Beeler, a pilot, flight instructor, and TV journalist. MayCay joins Rob, Max, and David to talk about aviation news from the week, her flying experiences, and her recent article in AOPA Online, Crazy for Canada, Flying the Governor General’s Cup International Air Rally

This Day in Aviation History: November 3rd by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight International Front Cover Competition returns for a third year from Flightglobal by Michael
It's that time of year again! For the third year running, you have a chance to get your best image featured on the front cover of the world renowned Flight International magazine, by uploading your images to our AirSpace galleries. Below is last year's winner - one of over 1,500 high quality entries we received for the 2008 festive issue…

United States - Texas - Wings Over Houston Airshow 2009 - Houston - 10/30/09 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - Texas - Wings Over Houston Airshow 2009 - Houston - 10/30/09 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - Texas - Wings Over Houston Airshow 2009 - Houston - 10/30/09 from FenceCheck Forums

United States - New Mexico - Raptors & Reapers over the Southwest 2009 - Holloman AFB, Alamogord from FenceCheck Forums

First Runner Up for November 3, 2009 from AIRFIGHTERS.COM - Top Photos of the Day

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