Thursday, November 26, 2009

Indy Transponder 26-NOV-09 0630z

The Indy Transponder
Wishes all our U.S. Readers
a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

President flies in Sukhoi, makes history - Indian Express
Pavan Khengre President Pratibha Patil on Thursday made history when she became the first woman head of state to fly in a Sukhoi-30 MKI. ...

Ode to the P-38 from Military Photos by livingwarbirds
Oh, Hedy Lamarr is a beautiful gal, and Madeleine Carroll is too,
But you'll find if you query, a different theory amongst any bomber crew
For the loveliest thing of which one could sing (this side of the pearly gates)
Is no blonde or brunette of the Hollywood set -
But an escort of P-38s.

Heads in the Clouds - Women in the Air: Soyna Parsons, Historical ... by amber polo
In September, we had the incredible experience of attending the Reno Air Races. With front row box seats on the tarmac, I was awestruck by the beauty of the thunderous machines. Jet fuel exhaust are no longer stinky words to me, ...

81-Year-Old Jim Long Links Aviation Past to the Present and Future - California Beaches Blog
Over 60 years ago, Jim Long flew a plane in the Navy at Pensacola, Florida. Today, at 81, the Master Pilot Award Winner from Sunnyvale is still flying and teaching the next generation of pilots. He has flown more than 40 different kinds of planes, from F9F Panthers–the first major Navy carrier jet fighters– to Cessna, Piper and Beech aircraft. And the thrill of flight has never left him. Long still has the passion and ...

Grissom volunteers help preserve history - Grissom Headlines
It was late on a chilly Saturday fall afternoon with temperatures barely cracking the 40 degree mark. Three reservists with the 434th Maintenance Group had already completed a full day of work as part of their monthly Unit Training Assembly at Grissom Air Reserve Base. Now, in their off-duty time, they had a number of choices of what to do for the evening.
Go for pizza? Chill out with their buddies and watch sports on TV? Have a nice hot meal at the Grissom Club? Instead of any of these options, they decided to put on some extra layers of clothes and volunteer their time to wash and clean one of the historical aircraft on display at the nearby Grissom Air Museum.

Aero Club Honors William decota -
The late William decota, formerly aviation director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, posthumously was named the recipient of the Aero Club ...

Lockheed Martin to Webcast CFO and Aeronautics Executive Vice President Conference Presentation from PR Newswire: Aerospace/Defense
BETHESDA, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) will webcast live a presentation by Bruce Tanner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Ralph Heath, Executive Vice President Aeronautics Company at the 2009 Credit Suisse Aerospace & Defense Conference on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.

F-35B and F-35C by David Cenciotti
A few days ago I wrote a post about the F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, single-engine, stealth multirole fighter, that will also equip the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) and the Marina Militare, that will use the F-35B from the new Cavour STOVL aircraft carrier. In spite of a carrier variant designated F-35C ...

'Jetman' Rossy Ditches In Africa-Europe Attempt from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Yves Rossy, the Swiss pilot who has set numerous records flying a pair of eight-foot-long carbon-fiber wings propelled by four jet-fueled microturbines, ended up in the chilly North Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday while attempting to fly from Morocco to Spain. A helicopter arrived on the scene and within less than 15 minutes Rossy was rescued, unharmed. He later told the press he was foiled by descending air that was pushing him toward the sea, while flying at about 2,500 feet. "Unstable at this height, that's no playing any more," he said. "So I did throw away the wing and opened my parachute." The flight across the Strait of Gibraltar, about 24 miles, was supposed to take about 15 minutes, but the ditching occurred just five minutes after launch. Rossy will probably try again sometime next year, according to news reports. "He is a man of courage," said Stuart Sterzel, one of the sponsors of the attempt. "He will get up and dust himself off."

Jetman Yves Rossy crashes into the sea during intercontinental record attempt -
Daredevil's winged flight across Gibraltar strait fails -
Rocket Man crashes in record attempt - Daily Telegraph
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Accredited Space Agent to Witness World Premier of Virgin Galactic spaceshiptwo - NewsBlaze (press release)
This exclusive event, hosted by Virgin Founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson and world renowned aircraft designer Burt Rutan, will take place in Mojave, ...

All that is aviationally good - Max Air 2 Air
Hello Plane Folks,
This week I bring you a special edition essay
celebrating all that is aviationally good in my world.

Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase from AVwebFlash Current Issue
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