Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Thousands raised for Children in Need - Bedford Today
Aerobatic champion Mark Jefferies, who owns the airfield with his brother John, said: "It is an absolutely superb achievement. "It is really all down to the ...

Famous pilot tells JU aviation students about her life in the clouds - Florida Times-Union
Janet Lee Simpson, 84, of Ponte Vedra Beach, signs books Thursday for aviation students at Jacksonville University. ...

Legendary 1940s 'Candy Bomber' to Return to North Carolina - Aero-News Network
... City Regional Airport, which is underwriting the free airplane rides offered by the Experimental Aircraft Association's "Young Eagles" program. ...

Air Racing League comes to Taylor
via "air race" - Google Blog Search by (Editor) on 11/18/09
The final race in the 2009 Sport Air Race League comes to Taylor Saturday, as 28 aircrafts are scheduled to compete for the grand prize in the Rocket 100 Air Race. The timed event for Production and Experimental aircraft include pilots ...

Near miss at royal event fly-past - Two microlights accidentally flew into the airspace of the Queen's birthday fly-past near Oxford, an air proximity report has revealed. by Diamond Pilots
The fly-past was about to disperse when pilots saw the microlights
Two microlights accidentally flew into the airspace of the Queen's birthday fly-past near Oxford, an air proximity report has revealed.
The small aircraft found themselves in the flight-path of 26 military planes.
It happened 10 miles north of RAF Benson last June. The pilots are thought to have made an error of judgment.
The Civil Aviation Authority said the actions of the military fly-past pilots had prevented a collision.
'Unsound airmanship'
The formation included six RAF Typhoons, four Tornados and a host of other RAF aircraft including C-17 transporters.
Airspace was restricted for 35 minutes, from the ground to 2,500 feet up, for the formation to pass through.
The formation was about to split and disperse when the pilots flying ...

Women take to the skies by Diamond Pilots
FREE FALLING The adrenaline rush in skydiving has several women hooked on. But will this sport receive the recognition it deserves in India? Surekha Kadapa-Bose finds out.
It is a common practice in all three wings of the armed forces the world over. Even in the civilian world, several countries recognise it as a sport. But in a cricket-crazy country like India, skydiving has very few takers.
Several small groups have tried out ...

Real-life action hero Harrison Ford takes to the skies as pilot of his planes by Diamond Pilots on 11/20/09
By Daily Mail Reporter
He was no stranger to daring feats when he played intrepid adventurer Indiana Jones.
And even now - at the grand age of 67 - actor Harrison Ford is still up for a bit of action, as these pictures of him taking to the skies of California show.
The keen pilot flew two of his own planes today - a 12-seater Cessna and a bright yellow Aviat A-1C-20 - which he keeps at Santa Monica Airport.
The star takes his passion for piloting seriously - even becoming the face of an aviation industry campaign 'General Aviation Serves America', launched by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association earlier this year.
Ford began flying private planes in the 1960s but the pastime reportedly proved too costly and he was forced to drop his lessons. ...

Air museum almost moved out -
SAWYER -- The KI Sawyer Heritage Air Museum hopes to be completely moved out of the W in Sawyer by Saturday. Over the last three weeks, they've been moving ...

A&S Interview: Yang Guoxiang - Air & Space Magazine

WW2-Era Downsview Hangars to be Saved? by Diamond Pilots
For the first time in a very long time, a story about architectural heritage looks like it might have a happy - and relatively swift - ending. Nearly a month ago, two WW2-era airplane hangars on what was once an active air force base in Downsview began to be demolished, but thanks to their prominent location, they got noticed by the right people.
Built by De Havilland of Canada in the final years of the war, the two massive airplane hangars were once located among farms, miles away from Toronto's city limits, but today they're near the intersection of Dufferin and Sheppard streets, just south of the 401 and north of the Allen Expressway, just across the street from the Downsview terminus of the Spadina subway line. They're hard to miss, and it's no surprise that they caught the attention of Paul Oberman, a property developer notable for his willingness to take on and restore heritage properties.
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Full Motion Flight Training - Max Air 2 Air
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On This Day in Aviation History: November 20th -

Air France A380 Arrives in New York - Aviation Blogs
The first Air France flight to New York using the Airbus A380 landed today. The flight included the 380 winning bidders in an auction that raised 300,000 euros for five...

NAF El Centro Photocall November 2009 - Fence Check Forums

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