Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Celebrate the Wright brothers during Family Day from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
Commemorate the 106th anniversary of the world's first heavier-than-air flight by learning about the Wright brothers and their incredible invention during Family Day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy.
This month, visitors will be able to compare heavier-than-air flight to lighter-than-air flight by observing model (paper) hot air balloons being launched. This activity takes place in the Modern Flight Gallery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3M Hosts Warplane Museum Event - Collision Repair Magazine
... powered a number of the fighter and bomber aircraft the Allied forces relied on in World War II. Also flying that day was the museum's Mitchell B-25.

Salute to TEAM STREGA- 'The Passing of The Torch' - www.aafo.com
... Indeed, it was a truly-genuine "Passing of The Torch" ritual for the seasoned veteran & his gifted young apprentice successor, and also for Steven & his famous professional aviator father- Steve Hinton, Sr., himself-a double Reno Unlimited Gold Champion air racer & former World Speed Record holder. Air Racing is noted for it's many storybook happenings, and this year's edition was both fun & amazing to watch, let alone be part of. ...

Florida Air Museum expands with the help of Emil Buehler grant - Tampa Bay Business Journal
... annual April Fly-In, which supports year-round aviation education programs including the Florida Air Museum and the Central Florida Aerospace Academy. ...

Kenneth A. Dobbs - Morris Daily Herald
He was involved with a group in Cincinnati that restored a World War II B17 aircraft. He enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, as well as the memorable travels with ...

At 89, ex-pilot still flying high - Livingston Daily
Through the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti Township, they arranged for Allen to ride in a C-47 for a flight over Comerica Park and the city of Detroit — his ...

Lighter side of the B-52 - NorthJersey.com
It wanted to use a World War II-era B-25 bomber as a test bed for the landing gear and located one at Oklahoma A&M. "I was asked to go out there and see if ...

Corsairs New Paint from Another Time by Dan Linn
Photos of F4U-4, 97264 wearing its new colors have been posted on WIX. Check out this forum post. Nice to see a Blacksheep paint scheme.

Bleriot from Another Time by Dan Linn
Wow... take a look at this "kit plane" built by Eric Presten! Knowing Eric and his love for vintage aircraft this "kit" 1909 Bleriot had to be right up his alley! Built with wing warping and all! Take a look at the forum post here. Nice photos by Eric and Roger Cain.

Amelia Earhart: Minnesota prep basketball player - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fifteen years before she gained famed as an aviator, Amelia Earhart was a high school student with an interest in basketball. ...

Cemetery proves link to Earhart - Quad City Times
The benign gray tombstone is like so many among the oaks and pines at Pine Hill Cemetery in north Davenport. It is of some size and is engraved with a ...

St. Maarten leader of government Commissioner William Marlin recognized the pioneers "who have left their marks in aviation history, each of them in their own respective way," and went on to say that "it is important that the Postal ...

Conner Prairie Receives International Recognition - Inside INdiana Business
This exhibit educates guests about Indiana's aviation history and culminates with a voyage 350 feet above the prairie in a tethered helium balloon. ...

On This Day in Aviation History: November 23th from NYCAviation.com

Capital campaign begins for Highline district's Aviation High School by Diamond Pilots
Aviation High School kicked off a major capital campaign at an event last week at the home of James and Sherry Raisbeck.
The Raisbecks and their foundation have pledged $4 million toward the effort to construct a facility for the school at The Museum of Flight in Tukwila.
Aviation High is temporarily located in the Olympic interim school in Des Moines. The district hopes ...

Grandma goes for ride in stunt plane - Downers Grove, IL - Downers Grove Reporter
Barrel rolls and loops in a stunt plane was one way Florence Duym celebrated her 91st birthday.
On a Sunday after her birthday, Duym said her grandson, Matthew Mukenschnabl, called and asked her if she wanted to go up in the plane for a ride. She jumped at the chance, as she was never afraid to go up in an airplane.
"You are up there and it is quiet," Duym said. "It is quiet for just a short time and you really feel closer to God there."
To prepare for her flight, Duym said she had to put a parachute on. Her grandson explained it was just in case of emergency, which brought disappointment as she thought she may be going skydiving. ...

SpaceShipTwo to be Unveiled December 7 from Spaceports
On Monday, December 7th 2009 history will be made at the Mojave Desert Spaceport, California when Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites unveil SpaceShipTwo for the first time prior to her test flight program and the lead up to full commercial operations from Spaceport America in Upham, New Mexico in 2011.
All Virgin Galactic customers with confirmed reservations will be invited to ...

Aviation nation 2009 air show pictures from Military Photos
Tribute to a Mustang Ace - ASB
Eurofighter Typhoon at Dubai Air Show 2009 - Military Videos
USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Team from Military Photos
P-38 Lightning from Military Photos
US Navy P-2 Harpoon from Military Photos


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