Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Arrows Tricolori promotional tour of the Emirates - Map
Show in Dubai of Arrows Tricolori, the Italian Air Force acrobatic team. From November 15 to 19 will perform in the UAE ...

Chinese J-10 Fighters Debut as New Acrobatic Aircraft -
Six J-7GBs, painted in blue-and-white strips, presented a series of aerobatic maneuvers at the demonstration to give a farewell performance as the aerobatic ...

Where presidents dare: Pratibha Patil to fly in fighter jet -
IAF vice chief Air Vice Marshal PK Barbora Tuesday said the force was "proud of the moment" when Patil will fly in the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet, ...

Kirsty is proof women really can reach for the skies - Belfast Telegraph
Then we heard the roar from the skies as the Red Arrows practised overhead and we laughed in exhilaration. I am sure the flypast must be the Queen's ...

Inaugural Bahrain International Airshow only two months away ... - Google
With only two months to go until the launch event, joint-organisers Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) for the Kingdom of Bahrain and Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) are looking forward to what looks...

Slideshow: Nellis holds Aviation Nation Open House - Air Combat Command - Top ACC Stories
Nellis' Aviation Nation Open House is an opportunity for the Las Vegas community to view aerial demonstrations and static displays of various aircraft from the military. The open house also acts as the final air show of the year for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team "Thunderbirds." View the slideshow. Click here for the Wings of Blue slideshow.

Thunderbirds close air show season - Photos
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Lauderdale Commission gives tentative yes to air show entry fee, cooler ban - Broward Politics
A business team hoping to put on a new air show, to be called Air Lauderdale, got tentative support from Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday to charge an entry fee ...
Proposed for air show: $5 and 10 fees at some gates, no personal

Vimy's Final Flight - Flightline UK
The Vickers Vimy replica made it's final flight into Brooklands on November 15th 2009. The aircraft had been stored at Dunsfold Aerodrome prior to it's last flight. A special grass runway was laid out at Brooklands to allow the aircraft to land there. It will be placed on show at Brooklands Museum where it will be the star of a specially themed day on November 21st.
A video of the aircraft's final flight has been posted on Youtube –

Watch the Vimy's final landing on video here - Aeroplane Monthly News
Vickers Vimy replica NX71MY landing at Brooklands on 15 Nov 2009Aeroplane Editor Michael Oakey and Vimy project co-ordinator Jenny Moseley were at Brooklands on Sunday November 15 to record Vickers Vimy replica NX71MY's final landing before retirement.

Memorial unveiled to WWII pilots - BBC News
On Sunday, they travelled from the US for the unveiling of the memorial, including a flypast and wreath laying, near the site where the plane crashed. ...

Pilot faced more danger from wind than enemies - The Desert Sun
Roberts, who piloted four-engine B-17 bombers, said his most harrowing flight was a 10-hour, 20-minute round-trip jaunt from England to Posen, Poland. ...

Endeavor Academy honors veterans - Battle Creek Enquirer
Special guest speaker Captain Larry Jenkins, B17 pilot/POW shared his Unsung Hero slide show and spoke to Endeavor students about his experience as a B17 ...

Women pilots represented at the Smithsonian - You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Of the 100 planes, space craft and so in the book Best of the National Air and Space Musseum, four of them represent women and their achievements in the air.
Most famous, of ocurse, is Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega, ...
Patty Wagstaff flew the Extra 260, in which she became the first woman to win the US National Aerobatic Championship in September 1991. The Extra 260 is a one of a kind aircraft created by Walter Extra, a former German aerobatic competitor and one of the world's premier aerobatic aircraft designers and builders. ...

'Local hero' faced stiff competition for aviator honour - St. Catharines Standard
Niagara Helicopters president Ruedi Hafen's "quick-thinking and airmanship" were the reasons he was a finalist for aviator of the year, but he just couldn't ...

Harrison Ford honored - General Aviation News
Harrison Ford piloted the skies of Denver this past weekend. However this time, it was not for a movie role, according to a story at, which notes Ford received the "Spreading Wings" award from the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. The award recognizes Ford's work in promoting aviation to youth in addition to in his films.
The story quotes Ford as saying general aviation is under "severe threat by special interests, adding:
"General aviation does a great job for this country."

Aviation career day takes flight - Santa Maria Times
After graduating from UC Irvine in 1987, he received his Marine commission a year later and was designated a Naval aviator in 1990. He has flown in Somalia, ...

"Tomorrow's leaders" at 14 Wing - News
On the 4th of November 2009, we had our annual "Take your kids to work Day" here at 14 Wing. The day started off with a quick and uplifting introduction from the Acting Wing Commander Lieutenant Colonel Irvine and Wing...

Channel 4 to crash pasenger jet - PPRuNe Forums
Channel 4 to crash passenger jet for new TV show | TV Blog - Yahoo! TV UK
"A passenger jet will be crashed at high speed in the desert as part of a new Channel 4 programme next year.
The plane will be destroyed in a bid to gain an unprecedented insight into safety issues for the new documentary Plane Crash.
The two pilots will parachute from the airliner, which will be loaded with cameras and sensors, after setting it on autopilot to crash. ... So...any idea who the brave pilots will be?

Atlantis launches!!!!! - How I Am Becoming An Astronaut
Liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis occurred yesterday at 2:28 p.m. It was a perfect launch and the weather definitely played in our favor. I leave for Houston today to assist in the review of the imagery that will be downlinked from the ISS of Atlantis. Tomorrow morning we will begin to get the imagery and start inspecting for any critical damages.

Freeing Spirit - Air & Space Magazine
NASA's Mars rover prepares to escape the worst trouble of its life.

ICON Aircraft photo gallery by EAAupdate (via Twitter)
RAF Cosford Airshow 2009 [ON Demand] - PlanesTV
Dubai Airshow Image Gallery 2009- Dubai Airshow 2009, Airport Expo, Dubai, UAE -

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