Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Air show and Lakefront Carnival - Scoop.co.nz
Lakefront Air Show' is staged to celebrate the commencement of trans-Tasman air services. The two hour series of air displays is to be staged by the Rotorua ...

World Airshow News Features Airshow Briefs via The Aero Experience
Please see my Airshow Briefs on the World Airshow News site:
There you can read about the 2009 Columbia, MO Salute to Veterans Airshow and Scott AFB Airshow and view pictures from the events. Stay tuned for the 2010 season, and pick up your copy of the magazine today!

Dubai Airshow receives royal inspection - Google
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation, has made an on-site inspection of the additional exhibition facilities for Dubai Air show which starts from November 15. ...

Flightline UK – UK Airshow News - Blog Archive » UK Aviators
Paul, who died from cancer in 2004, aged 57, founded the Air Tattoo with his friend Tim Prince in 1971 and it has since grown to become the world's largest military airshow. It regularly attracts more than 300 aircraft and crowds in ...

Blue Thunder Air Racing - Blue Thunder II Crew Report
Let me start off by wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving coming up in 25 days or so. The Blue Crew highly recommends Diestel Farms turkeys for Thanksgiving. They can be obtained at most high quality grocery outlets.
Last month I said I would talk about the future plans for Blue Thunder II, and I will when those plans are a little firmer. So, this month I would like to talk a little bit about our Air Data Computer (ADC) and the Telemetry system used in Blue Thunder II. The amount of data that can be recorded by the ADC is limited only by the number of sensors positioned throughout the aircraft. About a hundred and twenty selectable parameters are transmitted to the ground via a two way communications modem that can be monitored by the ground crew in real time as long as the antenna in the aircraft is in line of sight of the base station antenna. When the system is fully developed, all the crew needs the pilot for is the hit the starter button. With the currant development of the ADC, the crew monitors critical parameters of the engine, such as oil pressure and temperature, as well the aircraft location, speed, altitude, lap count and lap speeds. ...

Wounded Warriors Take A Special Flight - First Coast News
Pilots in town for the airshow offered to take them up on two fighter jets. "When they told me we were going to get a chance to go up with these guys I ...
Wounded Vets Fly In Fighter JetsNews4Jax.com

VETERANS DAY: Three veterans recall time spent in service - ElmLeaves
Battisti viewed the war from his position as a tailgunner in a B-17 in the first Division, Eighth Air Force, 749th Squadron based out of Glatton, England. ...

(The National World War II Museum) - Christian Science Monitor
For Hettema, the project has an added personal dimension: His father flew in B-17 bombing raids over Germany during the war. Like many veterans, he rarely ...
WWII comes aliveSunHerald.com (press release)
World War II museum to dedicate major expansion Friday in ceremony with Hanks ...NOLA.com

Innocent Bystander - Murphysboro American
During World War II, he served as a gunner on a B-17 Bomber, with the 99th Bomb Group, 416th Squadron, out of North Africa. The actions he took while ...

Centennial of flight recalled - Beloit Daily News
Warner is remembered as a local entrepreneur and inventor, besides his contribution to local aviation history. Warner's first flight reportedly occurred ...

WASP Tunner Dies via www.airforce-magazine.com
Margaret A. Hamilton Tunner, a member of the World War II-era Women's Airforce Service Pilots program, died Oct. 13 at her home in Virginia at age 92. During the war, she flew P-39, P-40, P-47, B-17, and B-24 aircraft, ferrying them from the factory to either coast. She also piloted a new P-51 to Canada. After the war, she served with US occupation forces in Japan, and, in 1951, married Lt. Gen. William Tunner, the architect of the Berlin Airlift. Her interest in flying continued and in her 70s she learned to fly ultralights, while at 78 she co-piloted an F-15 out of Langley AFB, Va., courtesy of the Clinton Administration. Congress just this past summer approved a special Congressional Gold Medal recognizing the service of all the WASPs.

A Step Back In Time via Views From The Left Seat
Well, my last two posts chronicled a flight sequence over to London and back.
Now it's time to share the layover experience.
Similar to an earlier post from a couple of months ago, this one is all about the photos.
I had always wanted to visit the Royal Air Force Museum in North London. It is located on the historic site of the London Aerodrome at Hendon.
So instead of a nap upon arriving at our hotel, I hopped on the "tube" and in 45 minutes I was in North London. A short walk later and I was there.
Once inside, out came the camera and here are some samples of this fine museum's collection. ...

Deer Lakes Pilots Club still soaring after 40 years via Diamond Pilots
Deer Lakes Pilots Club members, left to right, Ray Rivers, Joe Chabal, Jim Eaton, John Marino, and Frank Bria sort through some photo albums and other memorabilia at the Pilot's Club at Rock Airport in West Deer. The independent club continues to soar in its 40th year of existence with a bevy of members who enjoy the activity and each other.
Jason Bridge/Valley News Dispatch ...

Video: Barnstorming the Stearman via Diamond Pilots
Jim Plake is a aerobatics and stunt pilot who flies the 1940 Stearman biplane owned and restored by Dan Bell of Frankfort. Bell bought the plane three years ago, and Plake flies it for him at air shows. ...

Youth take flight at Young Eagles Day - Austin Herald
Natalie Nemitz gets ready to fly during Young Eagles Day Saturday at the Austin Airport. ...

Rafale beats F-35 & F-22 in Flight International via The DEW Line
Flight International test pilot -- and former Red Arrows team leader -- Peter Collins (above right) gives the Dassault Rafale a ringing endorsement in this week's magazine. "If I had to go into combat, on any mission, against anyone, I would, without question, choose the Rafale," Collins concludes in his six-page flight test report published in our Dubai Air Show preview issue. ...

New historical fiction chronicles the adventures of a World War II pilot via General Aviation News
BookIn his new book, "The Vaulted Sky," published by iUniverse, R.P. Moffa tells the tale of a young Italian-American from New York City who risked it all to pursue his love of flying to protect his country.
Patrick Montalto's fascination with flying began when his father and a friend chipped in for an airplane ride from a small grass airstrip in the Westchester Hills. A budding fascination catapults young Patrick into the harsh realities of chasing a dream during the Great Depression in this coming-of-age novel. ...

Pilot wants to inspire other young women via Diamond Pilots
... According to FAA statistics from December 2007, only 6.17 percent of commercial pilots and 6.06 percent of all pilots are women.
Malvika Matharoo, 24, is Earhart's heir. A native of Punjab, India, she grew up in the Middle Eastern nation Oman. Matharoo studied aviation at the University of North Dakota and moved to California in December 2007. She lives in Petaluma and works for North Coast Air in Santa Rosa.
The film "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart, is playing in Bay Area theaters.
I am the first pilot in all the generations of my family. So there really wasn't anybody who influenced me. I would always have dreams where I was flying - like I was a superhero - so I knew I had to do something about it. As soon as I started flying at the University of North Dakota, I said, "This is it! I like this, I really do."
We flew all year round in North Dakota. I've even flown in temperatures of minus 45 degrees with wind chill. It wasn't bad, actually.
What do I like about flying? It's the joy and the adrenalin that you get from experiencing something so beautiful and phenomenal. It's almost unexplainable.
As a pilot, your preparation starts 24 hours in advance of a flight: getting a good night's sleep, eating right, checking the weather and runway conditions. ...

'If we can just reach one girl, it is worth it' - Mohave Valley News
... to see the "Bodies" exhibit at the Luxor, a history of women in aviation and a trip to the Colorado River Concert Association performance in April. ...

Movie Monday - November 9 - Jet Jockeys via FlightBlogger - Aviation News
For the sake of full disclosure, I won't for a second claim to have found this video myself. In fact, I saw it on Airliners.net thread yesterday and thought it would make a fantastic Movie Monday. Airline, a documentary by the BBC, takes you inside the life of British Airways long-haul pilots (in five parts) as they fly the 747-200 from London Heathrow to Bangkok and then on to Sydney as Speedbird 009.
Perhaps most timely is the section on pilot fatigue and boredom in the wake of the Northwest 188 incident. The discussion centers around the increasing role of aircraft automation and the role of pilots in the cockpit as systems operators rather than aviators. Save for the aircraft types in question, the topics of discussion remain just as relevant today as they did two decades ago.
Parts two through five are after the jump. Enjoy! ...

RP loses its last DC-3 - Manila Standard Today
... of its kind in the country, and when it crashed into an empty warehouse in Las PiƱas last month it closed a page in Philippine aviation history. ...

Remember to Thank Our Veterans via Diamond Pilots
Photography of Jim Johnson via Wasabi Air Racing
National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2009 via Fence Check Forums on 11/9/09
Prop Blur - Military via Fence Check Forums CAF B-24A at Wings over Houston.
"TWA mechanics at La Guardia Field resemble men from space... via x planes
Panavia Tornado via Fence Check Forums
the Rocheville Arctic Tern, 1933 "Manufactured in 1932,... via x planes
"Professor Paul Moller of the University of California... via x planes
Aviation Heritage: A-10 Warthog / GAU-8 Avenger "Go Ugly Early" by Chris on 9/6/09
Man o' Law: At the Airshow by Sam
US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team - Military Pictures
Image of the Week: B-2 Flyby via Flight Image of the Day


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