Friday, November 20, 2009

Indy Transponder 20-NOV-09 0500z

US Nimitz Squadrons Join Dubai Air Show - ALGERIE DEFENSE
15 at the International Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Two F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 and one E-2C Hawkeye from Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 were flown from the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Nov. ...

Mary Kirby and I review Day Three at #DXB09 - FlightBlogger
This last daily wrap up from Dubai is a tad belated due to some late network issues. We also had to record this one a bit earlier on Tuesday because of some time constraints, so we didn't get the full skinny on the orders announced during the day. That being said, I'm back safe and sound on the East Coast! Thanks everyone for a very memorable week!

Photos of Note: The 2009 Dubai Air Show - FlightBlogger

San Diego museum inducts honorees - AOPA Pilot
Included are: Sally Ride, first woman in space; Sean Tucker, airshow performer; Clay Lacy, founder of Clay Lacy Aviation; Lockheed Brothers Skunk Works, ...

EAA News - Van's Air Force Team Sets New Guinness Record -
Congratulations to the Van's Air Force FFI RV Formation Team, which was awarded another Guinness World Record for its 37-ship formation flight during AirVenture last summer. The RV flyers consist of Formation Flyers Incorporated (FFI) card holders from nine states. The record tops the previous record of 35-ships set by the same group in 2007.

B-17 in Springfield, MO by EAAupdate
B-17 featured briefly in Springfield (MO) TV news story on WWII veterans Honor Flight.

Peter Besenyei: The Race Pilot Meets The Astronaut -
Two countries, two national heroes. For both, earth is too confined a space and extreme flying machines are their passion. Red Bull Air Race pilot Peter Besenyei from Hungary met Slovakia's first ever astronaut Ivan Bella at Tököl Airport to take him for a flight in his race plane. Bella who, as a cosmonaut, is familiar with G-force was looking forward to experiencing it in a different type of plane than he is normally accustomed to. Unfortunately bad weather – strong winds, low cloud level and heavy rainfall – meant that the pilots stayed grounded and instead spent the day ...

Whitman alumna, NASA astronaut preps for 2010 space flight to International ... - Whitman Pioneer
Today I'm going to fly in a B-38 to Florida and do a shuttle training aircraft [a NASA training vehicle that simulates the space shuttle's handling ...

Retired Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry to speak - Bowling Green Daily News
... Cherry will discuss his book "My Enemy ... My Friend." Cherry is president of Aviation Heritage Park, an educational facility in Bowling Green dedicated to inspiring the youth of today by exhibiting aviation artifacts that represent the careers of distinguished aviators from southcentral Kentucky. ...

Candy Bomber at First in Flight Festival - General Aviation News
Last December, retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen had children jumping for joy when he sailed chocolates aloft on tiny parachutes from the "Spirit of Freedom," a restored 1945 Douglas C-54 aircraft. The "Candy Bomber," who piloted the famous 1948-49 Berlin Airlift, returns to Elizabeth City with more treats Dec. 5 when the Elizabeth City Regional Airport (ECG) presents its First in Flight Festival.
Featuring free airplane rides for children, remote control air shows, special hangar and aircraft tours and a re-enactment of the airlift that brought sweets to West German children, the free festival is an opportunity for children to learn about aviation history — and North Carolina's future as a burgeoning aerospace state. ...

The Last Empress - the fascinating story of Madame Chiang Kia-shek - Flying Tigers News
I have known of "Madame" since I was a very little girl. My father, who was a member of the elite American Volunteer Group, also known as the Flying Tigers during World War II, spoke of the diminutive Chinese lady with admiration. So I was very interested when I received the book, "The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and The Birth of Modern China" by Hannah Pukula. At last, I would be able to learn more about the famed "Madame," the woman who had earned my father's hard-won respect all those many years ago.
In this epic historical biography, author Hannah Pukula delivers ...

Charles F. Perrong -
... Group of the US Army Air Force during World War II from 1944 until 1945 as a B17 armorer gunner in the European and African-Middle Eastern campaigns. ...

In Their Honor - Foothills Sun Gazette
It features two local heroes, US Air Force Lt. David Turner and USAF Lt. Waldo Crosson whose B-17 bomber planes were shot down during the war. ...

RAAF Jet Flypast At Welcome Home Parade -
WHAT: Royal Australian Air Force aircraft will conduct a flypast over Canberra as part of the Operation Catalyst Welcome Home Parade. ...

Hunt for new EAA president restarts - Green Bay Press Gazette
... experience in leading an organization and one who can help keep EAA and its signature event, AirVenture, a leader in the aviation community. ...

F-22 vs Rafale vs Typhoon, round 1? - The DEW Line
The United Arab Emirates not only attracted the Lockheed Martin F-22 to the Dubai Air Show, but also staged perhaps the first mock dogfights between F-22s, Dassault Rafales and Eurofighter Typhoons.
In parallel with the air show, the advanced tactical leadership course at Al Dhafra air base near Abu Dhabi hosted a five-nation fighter exercise, according to the UK Royal Air Force.
The France, the UK and the US each ...

RK's Pfalzhood by RK [Latest posts worthy of a peak!]
Author of Robby the C-130 visits Ark. school - Air Force Times
The mother of Robby the C-130 plans to make a visit to a Jacksonville school, but the principal doesn't need to worry about making room for a four-engine airplane.Beth Mahoney, author of a children's book called "Robby the C-130 Goes to Germany," plans to be at Arnold Drive Elementary School on Thursday to present her book to students and teachers there. Many of the students at Arnold Drive Elementary are children whose parents are assigned to nearby Little Rock Air Force Base, where crews learn to fly the C-130 cargo planes.Mahoney is herself part of such a family. Her husband is assigned to the air base, and she has three primary-school aged children of her own.

Finding his niche - Gate City
Taking on a new hobby, for most people, results in another unfinished project and a fair amount of frustration. Jerry Saar of Keokuk found his niche nearly 20 years ago in experimental aircraft and won't be switching hobbies any time soon. ...
... The EAA developed the Young Eagles program in 1992 to get kids interested in aviation. They reached their goal of giving airplane rides to 1 million kids nationwide by 2003, the anniversary of the Wright brothers' first successful ...

NASA / USAF XB-70 - Planeshots
My Airshows 2009 [video montage] - Fence Check Forums
A Phantom II landing at Nellis AFB - Fence Check Forums


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