Sunday, November 29, 2009

Indy Transponder 29-NOV-09 0500z

On the Ramp with The AeroShell Team from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)
These are the show notes to an audio episode. If you want to listen online, please use the direct link below.
The AeroShell Team has been thrilling airshow audiences for years with a low and precise four-ship T-6 formation aerobatics demonstration. I caught up with the team this summer at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival.
If you've been following the Airspeed video episodes from this summer, you got to see both a two-ship aerobatic flight and – an Airspeed first – Mark Henley flew the Airspeed HD video camera in AeroShell 2, the right wing, in the Saturday performance at Battle Creek. ...

Temora Air Show by Gone Bush (WA)
As I write this we are at the end of Day One of the last airshow at Temora for this year. And I have a big bone to pick with all you EasternStaters: You have kept this a secret from us West Aussies for too long and I'm letting the cat ...

Florida Sun 'n' Fun Reader Tour from Aeroplane Monthly News
9-day tour includes: Two full days at the EAA's Sun 'n' Fun Fly-in (or spend one of the days exploring Florida's other attractions); a memorable day at John F. Kennedy Space Center; visits to several excellent aviation museums; and the chance to enjoy the thrill and excitement of water take-offs and landings on optional floatplane rides! April 12–20, 2010. Accompanied by the Assistant Editor

Hellcat To Be Recovered From Lake Michigan - Aero-News Net
Michigan Historic Preservation Office and MSHDA Announce Recovery Effort
Weather permitting on Monday, November 30, a World War II, F6F-3 Hellcat fighter plane will be raised from the depths of Lake Michigan off the Chicago shoreline. The plane has rested on the lake bottom for more than sixty years after crashing during a training exercise.
During the war, navy pilots trained to land on aircraft carriers in Lake Michigan before seeing active duty. The "aircraft carriers" used for training were in fact old Great Lakes passenger liners modified with wooden landing decks. The vessels docked at Chicago's Navy Pier, and the pilots left from the Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois. This airplane, an F6F-3 Hellcat Fighter (serial number 25910), was among many that crashed in the lake during aircraft carrier qualification training. The airplane was lost in about 250 feet of water on January 5, 1945. The pilot, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Walter B. Elcock, was attempting to land aboard the USS Sable during training. Lieutenant Elcock survived the crash and presently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 17,000 pilots completed the training at Glenview, including former president, and then-Lieutenant (Junior Grade) George H. W. Bush. ...

WWII Fighter Plane Headed Back to Land from Military Top Stories Center

The Big Race of 1910 - Air & Space Magazine
How the first U.S. air race launched an aviation tradition.

Bush pilot leaves legacy of determination - Northern News Services
The long-time aviator died last week at the age of 79. - Photo courtesy of Air Tindi McAvoy died at his home outside of Thorsby, Alta. on Nov. 21. ...

England & its Historic Aviation Reader Tour from Aeroplane Monthly News
15-day tour includes: Two major airshows — Duxford and Shuttleworth; 11 aviation museums & collections; privileged-access visits; Free time in the historic cities of London, Lincoln, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Cambridge and Windsor. June 28–July 12, 2010. Meet the Editor and members of the Aeroplane team.

Votes sought to save landmarks - Omaha World-Herald
Grand Island's Stuhr Museum, Alliance's Carhenge and the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland are competing in the online Save a Landmark program. ...

Airbus A400M First Flight Early December from
This week Airbus announced that the first flight of the Airbus A400M has been scheduled to the week December 7 - 13, if weather permits.
The A400M is the new European airlifter of the 21st century. It has more than twice the payload and volume of the C-130 Hercules and C-160 Transall, that it will replace. It will play an essential role in enhancing Europe's airlift capabilities, whilst enabling the establishment of common support, training and operational procedures and greater interoperability in multi-national humanitarian and peace-keeping missions. ...

Convair nuclear aircraft from The Unwanted Blog
These have been reproduced in black and white (Jay Miller's book on the B-58 comes to mind), but I don't think they've been published in color yet. They are screenshots from a film at the National Archives. Specifically, they are screenshots from a DVD, the DVD taken from a VHS, the VHS taken from the film. ...

"From RAINBOW to GUSTO:" Archangel II from The Unwanted Blog
Eighth in the series of reconstructed drawings from Paul Suhler's book "From RAINBOW to GUSTO." This is the second "Archangel" as drawn by Ed Baldwin. This is Figure 52. This particular drawing has a Source Grade of ...

Atlantis launch highlight video from RLV and Space Transport News
Here is a nicely made STS-129 Ascent Highlights video courtesy of Mike Interbartolo. It was "compiled by the SE&I imagery team here at JSC from all of the ground, air, ET and SRB assets". Includes musical soundtrack

Commentary: Keep NASA work force on job from Aerospace-Defense News
After almost three decades, NASA's space shuttle program is nearing the finish line.

Hornet Currency from Neptunus Lex
Gen. David Petraeus returned to the aircraft carrier Nimitz after taking a ride in an F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighter yesterday.

Working on the line from Planeshots
Video: MXS Aerobatic Aircraft Demo Best Of 2009 Warbirds from Warbirds Online
Blue Angels–RAW COCKPIT FOOTAGE - viasolo
Canadian Lancaster Phots from PPRuNe Forums
Film Roll #1 From Aviation Nation by Parrothead Jeff
Canadian International Air Show 2009 from Warbirds Online
Best Pictures of the 2009 Airshow Season from FenceCheck Forums


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