Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Indy Transponder 11-NOV-09 0515z

Veterans are the headline today.
To those who are serving, have served
and those who paid the ultimate price !! THANK YOU !!
Veterans Day is for you!

Six airplane crashes, 16 kids, 89 years - The SouthtownStar
Donovan not only survived but started a trucking company and built a house in Oak Lawn that the family lived in for many years.
He was a test pilot and flew several combat missions during WW II, "but I don't think I ever shot down an enemy plane. I fired a few times, though."
"I would test-pilot new aircraft and those that had been repaired," Donovan said. "Typically, I would take the planes up to 15,000 feet and put them in a nose dive at speeds of 550 mph or more.
"Well, one day I was testing a P-47 Thunderbolt when the thing started to spin, with the wings going round and round," Donovan said, stretching his arm out, hand down, and flopping his fingers from side to side. "Compressibility is what they called it, and when you pull on the stick to get the plane out of the dive, nothing happens." ...

Veteran completed 31 bombing missions - Liberal
18, 1944, Mr. Gault felt the plane pull to the left. It was probably a brake failure, but that was never confirmed, he said. "Something was wrong," he said. ...

Ceremony honors fallen RAF fliers who trained at Falcon - AZ
In a changing of the guard-like ceremony, Larry Turner, adjutant of the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing at Falcon Field accepted the wing's sponsorship ...

Veterans Day brings many events to EV - East Valley Tribune
... Guard presentation, introduction of veterans, dedication to the missing in action, a helicopter landing and a flyover by the Commemorative Air Force. ...

VNA Air Show's missing Man formation dedicated to comrades of Martin native - Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)
By staff report STUART—This year's memorial missing man formation at the VNA Air Show Nov. 14 and 15 will be performed by the aeroshell Aerobatic Team in ...

Groeneveld says 'thank you' to Bomber Boys - High River Times
"People were so happy," he revealed to Dave Birrell in his book People and Planes at the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum. "People were on top of buildings, ...

Gilbert vet, 90, recalls days as pilot during WWII, Berlin Airlift - AZ
... he was active with a number of civic organizations, including serving as a docent and charter member of the Palm Springs Air Museum for nine years. ...

Oral History Center gives history a future via General Aviation News
Kissimmee Air Museum, located at Florida's Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), is initiating an Oral History program to record the Greatest Generation's history.
"During World War II we had between 13 million to 16 million men and women in uniform with about 6 million in combat," said Tom Mazzoli, Oral History interviewer. "Today there are less than 2 million left, who are leaving us at an alarming rate of 1,000 to 1,500 people per day." ...

WASP Deanie Parrish to be on The Story via You Fly, Girl
According to the Wings Across America website, WASP Deanie Parrish will be on NPR's The Story tomorrow, November 11.
You can listen to it here.
I take the liberty of presenting her bio from the Wings Across America page: ...

Fargo airsho Contributes to Community Non-Profits - KFGO
FARGO, ND - Fargo airsho officials announced that proceeds from the August 22nd and 23rd air show will be donated to various Fargo/Moorhead non-profit ...

Air Lauderdale show signs on new president - Broward Politics
Air show organizer Stan Smith is now announcing a new partner in Air Lauderdale: Dr. Arnold Tillman, who joined as president. Tillman is a retired medical ...

Windsor air show offers spectacle, history lesson - Windsor Star
He said one of the things he found most interesting was how announcer Rob Reider was able to provide a little live history lesson with the demonstrations as they described the storied military backgrounds of the aircraft tumbling amid ...

What to expect at the Dubai Airshow – GulfNews
The Dubai Airshow 2009 runs from November 15 to 19, and happens every two years. It is open only to the industry and not the public. ...

Celebrating Amelia via General Aviation News
To tie-in to the release of the new feature film about Amelia Earhart, museums around the country are showcasing exhibits celebrating the life of the famous aviatrix. ...

The 99s via All Things Aviaton
On November 2, 1929 a group of women pilots organized themselves into what today is known as the "Ninety-Nines", an organization dedicated to assisting women pilots. Back in those days there was a lot of prejudice against female pilots, so a number of them including Phoebe Omlie, Blanch Noyes and Amelia Earhart decided to organize [...]

Blimp maker aims to expand --
'I don't remember ever wanting to do anything else as a profession,' says Worldwide Aeros' Igor Pasternak, who now is developing an airship as long as two football fields to be used for transcontinental and transoceanic transport for cargo and passengers.

Back home from AOPA Summit - OPA Blog
I also got to meet the guys from Wilco Films who are making a documentary that shows the general public why we fly – it's called A Pilot's Story – One of the founders of Wilco, Will Hawkins, also has a podcast ...

"Skyblazers" F-86F Sabre - Google
reblog: planeshots: "How Cool is that?" via x planes
We served, too via Photos
Never forgotten via Photos
Honoring the Air Force via Photos
Smoke-N-Thunder's Scott Hammack 'racing' the... via x planes
VIDEO: Japan TV profiles Shinshin stealth fighter via The DEW Line

New Indianapolis Airport Marking First Year - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
Passenger traffic at Indianapolis International Airport is down 10 percent in the past year, but blame is not being placed on the new $1.2 billion terminal that opened one year ago this week. Indianapolis Airport Authority Board President Michael Stayton says the decline is better than the national average during the recession. He says it is a bigger problem for the airport's shops and restaurants, which are feeling the impact of the sluggish economy. ...


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