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ICAS Convention 2009 - Airplanes.com
The ICAS Convention, or International Council of Air Shows, was inaugurated in 1967, and each year, show professionals get together at the convention to network amongst each other, plan upcoming air shows and to bounce new ideas off one another. It is expected that over 1 500 community member of the aviation industry will be in attendance, and will feature educational sessions, private concerts, workshops and banquets. The exhibition hall will offer thousands of air show related products and stands.
For more information in regard to this magnificent convention, visit the ICAS official website at http://www.airshows.aero/Page/Convention.
Date: 6 – 9 December 2009
Venue: Paris Las Vegas Hotel
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
Country: United States of America

Dave Skalicky lives the supersonic dream - Khaleej Times
Major Dave 'Zeke' Skalicky helms the impressive F22 Raptor, which has shown off its stunning capabilities at both days of the Dubai Airshow so far. ...

Typhoon makes first stop at air show - OneRiot.com
A Royal Air Force Typhoon aircraft is making its first appearance at Dubai Air Show 2009. The Typhoon is capable of being deployed in the full spectrum...

China's L-15 advanced jet trainer debuts at Dubai Air Show - Global Times
Aerobatic teams such as Frecce Tricolori from Italy's Airforce and France's Patrouille de France will showcase the performances of the Aermacchi and the ...

Plans for Aviation Meet - Los Angeles Times
Plans are underway for an aviation week in early 1910. Glenn Curtiss has already signed a contract to appear. The "woman in black" may be involved in white ...

Temora Aviation Museum Flying Day 2009 - Airplanes.com
On the 28th and 29th of November 2009, the Temora Aviation Museum will be hosting their open flying days at the Temora Airport, which is usually a well supported event as aviation enthusiasts flock to see historic aircraft in action. The Temora Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving the aviation history of Australia, and the flying days give visitors the rare opportunity to see the aircraft marvels of yesteryear take to the skies.
As the flying days are dependant on weather conditions, it is advised that spectators visit the website at www.aviationmuseum.com.au, to ensure that the show has not changed its dates. Flying times are between 10 am to 4 pm each day. ...

Proposed for air show: $5 and 10 fees at some gates, no personal coolers - Broward Politics
The new Air Lauderdale air show coming in April will charge admission at some of the viewing locations, and will ban personal coolers, according to a ...

Kirsty Moore joins Red Arrows video - You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Moore, 32 yrs.,has joined the team, based at RAF Scampton- Lincs., home of the famous 617 squadron-The Dam Busters.
Flt Lt Moore is a local Lincolnshire girl, from Stamford, last station was RAF Marham in Norfolk,near Kings Lynn.,joining the Royal Air Force in 1998. Raf Scampton is situated just north of Lincoln on the A15.It is believed she will take up position RED THREE.
Her father Robbie is a retired Tornado navigator,she has been married for 4 years to husband Nicky who works as a flying instructor at Raf Valley,anglesey, Wales.
The squadron motto is Eclat-meaning Excellence. Red Arrows was formed in late 1964. The name is an amalgation of 2 aerobatic teams-the Black Arrows and the Red Pelicans. The RAFAT has 13 aircraft., 9 pilots,and a Support team of 91 called The Blues(they wear blue flying suits).
RAF Scampton: http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafscampton/
Red Arrows website: http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders planning reunion and historical aviation event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force - National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders are in the final stages of planning their 68th reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, April 16-18.
The reunion will include a free public autograph session, educational event and memorial service at the museum, as well as a dinner (for a charge). In addition, a free public concert honoring the Raiders will take place at Wright State University's Nutter Center.
Of the nine living Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, five are currently able to travel and plan to be on-hand for the reunion events.

Team #99 Autograph Card via Mike Goulian Airshows
Order your personalized Team #99 Red Bull Air Race autograph card! We have a beautiful full-color 7″ x 5″ card that he can autograph for you. There is no cost for the card – we just need to cover our shipping and handling costs. ...

WWII general flies again - General Aviation News
Gen. Roland Wright (Ret.) is a P-51 fighter pilot from World War II. He was recently given a ride in "The Mormon Mustang" at a Rexburg, Idaho airshow. Watch the video from KIDK Channel 3.

Flying Tigers nurse Jane Hanks dies - Flying Tigers News
...Emma Jane Foster was one of just two women who joined the 120-member AVG in 1941, at a time when the United States was (officially, at least) neutral in World War II. "I was an oddball in those days," she liked to say. She already knew China, for she had talked her way into a Penn State student exchange program through which she studied in Canton in 1935 and 1936. She had earned a master's degree in nursing at Yale by the time AVG recruiters sought her out.
She was known simply as "Red" to her fellow Flying Tigers, and preferred that name to the end of her long life. Hanks married John Petach, a fighter pilot she met on the ship carrying both of them to Burma to join the AVG. Petach and his bride were among a small group who agreed to stay in China for two weeks after the AVG was disbanded in 1942, helping Gen. Chennault train Chinese pilots. ...

WWII vets among writers at author luncheon - Daily Breeze
Wes Coss was flying his B-17 when he was shot down over occupied France and his book, "Stardust Falling," tells his harrowing story of how the French ...

Harrison Ford honored for his altitude - 9NEWS.com
On Saturday, Ford, 67, was in town at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum to receive the "Spreading Wings" award. The award recognizes Ford's work ...

Student, coach capture awards in regional flight competition - Indiana State University
Earlier this year, Campbell and Victoria Dunbar, an ISU aviation instructor, won the collegiate division of the Air Race Classic cross-country flying event ...

County's first airport manager boards final flight - Calaveras Enterprise
Zancanella said that at the airport they are encouraging donations to the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles Program, in which volunteer ...

High-flyer Aaron UK's youngest to go solo - Diamond Pilots
... The 17-year-old has made history by becoming the youngest person in the UK to fly solo in the cockpit of a high-performance Cirrus SR20.
While many teenagers spend their weekends and school holidays playing computer games or hanging out with friends, Aaron uses his spare time to take to the skies over the North West.
He has flying lessons every Saturday with Flight Academy at Blackpool Airport and attended extra sessions during the half-term break.
The Bolton School pupil is also the first person in the UK to take flying lessons in the aeroplane.
The four-seater plane uses digital dials and is much more complicated to operate than the aeroplane usually used for lessons.
Aaron, of Bolton Road, Westhoughton, said: "I started flying lessons in mid-July and have already flown solo in a Cessna 152. ...

AOPA, MTSU partner to grow aviation - General Aviation News
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) have reached an accord to help students in that school's burgeoning aviation program. AOPA will fund an annual scholarship worth $7,500, and will provide membership to every student in the aviation program.
"Membership in AOPA provides benefits that can be especially helpful to students in college aviation programs," said Karen Gebhart, AOPA's executive vice president of communications. "With this agreement, MTSU students will have access to resources, products, and services that can aid them in both their scholastic and practical studies." ...

On This Day in Aviation History: November 16th - NYCAviation.com

PHOTOS: Jet-Fueled Fun at Aviation Nation - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Songs honoring Amelia Earhart - You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale [videos]
Cool rocketry video - High Power Rocketry
Briefs: Video of cloaked SS2; Wk2 & Virgin Galactic at Oshkosh - RLV and Space Transport News


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