Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Indy Transponder 04-NOV-09 0100z

Aviation legends to share memories in Mesa Saturday via Flying Tigers News
... Warbirds on display include the B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey", a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, North American SNJ/T-6, Stearman trainers, and more. Tributes will be paid to the B-17 Chow Hound, honoring fallen Airmen and the 91st Bomb Group; Tuskegee Airmen, the Flying Tigers, the China Burma India Theater and Women in Aviation, including the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) of WWII.

First female Thunderbird to make special appearance at museum via National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
Maj. Nicole Malachowski, who became well known as the first female pilot on any U.S. jet demonstration team, will discuss "America's Women Military Aviators: From WASP, to Thunderbirds, to the Future" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
After receiving her commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in May 1996, Malachowski served as a mission ready pilot in three operational F-15E fighter squadrons, holding positions as a flight commander and instructor pilot. She has flown homeland defense missions as part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE and has acquired over 185 hours of combat time in Operation DELIBERATE FORGE and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. She also served alongside the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division as an Air Liaison Officer at Camp Red Cloud, Republic of Korea.

Luftwaffe coming to RAF Fairford? - thisisgloucestershire
The organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo have invited the German and Italian air forces for the first time. ...

Dubai Air Show Attracts Georgia Delegation - GlobalAtlanta
Sonny Perdue and Ken Stewart, head of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will attend the Dubai Air Show later this month, hoping to drum up ...

Red Arrow pilot cleared over RAF Cranwell crash - Sleaford Today
A RED Arrows top gun has been let off by the RAF's top brass after writing off a £5million Hawk jet when he failed to put the wheels down to land. ...

Replacement for Glen Dell ? - Africa Aviation / Afrika Lugvaart
"When pilots pass the qualification camp stage, they receive the Red Bull Air Race Super License, which basically grants them the privilege of flying at low altitudes and at high speeds. But this is not the end of the tunnel; ...

"In Remembrance" at the Canada Aviation Museum via News
The Canada Aviation Museum is honoured to present a series of events celebrating the tremendous contributions and sacrifices made by members of the Canadian Forces, past and present.

Melksham air cadets to attend Remembrance event on Falklands - Wiltshire Times
Most recently the band headlined the arena displays at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in July, as well as numerous regional engagments.

Jemmal meeting on the history of aviation and aerospace - Tunisia Online News
Released in 2005, in Paris by the Pharos edition, the book, written in French, focuses on the history of aviation and the many attempts by men to conquer ...

Aviation TV Series Preview Released, U.S. Public Broadcasting Launch Accelerated via Aviation & Aerospace News
The producers of The Aviators, the new television series that has been creating a buzz throughout North America, have officially released the first preview of the show on their website...

Lynn Library: New displays at Lynn Library
National Aviation History MonthIn recognition of aviation history month, Lynn Library has created a display of books and videos on the subject. Books on display include: ... Lynn Library encourages Lynn aviation aficionados and all members of our community to check out any of these resources.

"From RAINBOW to GUSTO:" Archangel A-1 via The Unwanted Blog
Recently arrived in my mailbox was Paul Suhler's new book, "From RAINBOW to GUSTO: Stealth and the Design of the Lockheed Blackbird." There have been over the years a great many books on the SR-71 and its development, but this is the first to make a serious stab at a comprehensive history of the designs leading up to the final A-12 "Blackbird" design. ...

Land like Top Guns? from Neptunus Lex
The title of this Wired article about the X-47 UCAS technology demonstrator tickled my funny bone just a little bit:
Yep, landing a flying wing on the pitching, heaving deck of an aircraft carrier can be a challenge – although, for the drone at least, the distinction between night and day ought to be moot. ...

Flawed Amelia could still appeal to teenage history buffs - St. Catharines Standard
AMELIA (PG, Empire Studio 8) Unlike its fascinating subject, the legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Amelia never quite gets off the ground. ...

This Day in Aviation History November 3rd -
Mariner 10 launches in 1973 and Sputnik 2 as well in 1957. 1926 saw yet another parachute escape by Charles Lindbergh, and the first all-metal airship tests...and fails. ...

Capt Sullenberger awarded GAPAN Master's Medal via Flight International
The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN) has awarded the Master's Medal to the crew of US Airways Flight 1549, for an exemplary exercise in ditching their Airbus A320 in the Hudson River near New York with no injury or loss of life.
The detailed citation on the crew's work that day, 15 January 2009, includes this statement: "The crew quickly cleared all the passengers: parents with children, an elderly woman, and dozens of people travelling on business. Capt Sullenberger then walked up and down the cabin, twice, to make sure everyone was out. He then took a final look at his sinking aircraft, grabbed the maintenance logbook and jumped onto a life-raft that was then filled with passengers." ...

Payson airport lease underscores control - Payson Roundup
The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8-17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. ...

Learn about space during Family Day at the museum via National Museum of the USAF
Commemorate the anniversary of the greatest engineering feat in modern history, the International Space Station, during Family Day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy.
This month, visitors will have a variety of activities to choose from. An Aerospace Adventure will allow participants to build their own space station out of recycled materials. This will take place in the Modern Flight Gallery from 2-3:30 p.m. and families and youth groups can stop by anytime during this period to participate.

Awesome aerial footage of the Ares I-X launch via The Original Rocket Dungeon
An aerial video crew observed the October 28, 2009 Ares I-X test flight from a Cessna Skymaster aircraft positioned approx. 10 nautical miles away from the vehicle at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The videographer used a gyro-stabilized high-definition camera system mounted to the outside of the aircraft to capture this spectacular footage which provides extremely valuable engineering data, and imagery of the recovery sequence in rarely-seen detail. Ares I-X is the first flight test of the Constellation Program and provides NASA an early opportunity to gather critical data during vehicle ascent and during booster deceleration and recovery. For more

Armadillo 1932ft (589m) flight via RLV and Space Transport News

Airshow – the best pics! - Dispatch Now 24/7
Ellington Airport Airshow via Airline Pilot Central Forums
Your Best Airshow Crossing Shots via Fence Check Forums
Raptors & Reapers over the Southwest 2009 - Holloman AFB, Alamogord via Fence Check Forums
Photo by Danijel Jovanovic via JetPhotos [The Flying Bulls North American B-25J Mitchell]
Welcome to Phantoms Phorever! via Fence Check Forums on 11/3/09
Harrier (Harrier, Sea Harrier, AV-8 etc) from FenceCheck Forums


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