Monday, November 30, 2009

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SC ETV program features Doolittle Raiders - WACH
South Carolina's public television station is featuring the famed Doolittle Raiders who bombed Tokyo in 1942. The monthly "In Our Schools" program on South ...

Aviation pioneer visits Minden-Tahoe Airport by Diamond Pilots
After 60 years out of the cockpit, 93-year-old Joe Szep stepped into the pilot's seat of a glider at Minden-Tahoe Airport on Tuesday.
With copilot Mike Moore of Soar Minden sitting behind him, Szep was towed by a plane up into the Valley's wide, shimmering-blue sky.
"I've never been in a glider," he said before take-off. "I'm sure it will be a different experience all together."
It's hard to imagine Szep lacks any kind of experience when it comes to flying. The Morgan Hill, Calif., resident worked as an aeronautical engineer and designer for Lockheed in Southern California for 35 years. In the late 1930s, he became part of the original Skunk Works program, the secretive group of engineers who produced the P-38 Lightning fighter plane used in World War II, the XP-80 Shooting Star, America's first operational fighter jet, and later the U-2 spy plane used in the Cold War. ...

Some soldiers never came back to Ann Street - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
His older brother, William, a mechanic in the Army Air Corps, died at 23 in October 1942 when the B-17 that carried him crashed in the mountains of northern ...

North Dakota man helped prevent South Korea overthrow - In-Forum
Eriksmoen would like to thank Ozzie Groethe, creator of the Wall of Aces at the Fargo Air Museum, for suggesting articles about the Check brothers and for ...

Betty became "Rosie the Riveter" at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle working primarily on B-17's and 19's for the war. Following his return from Europe, ...

Momentum needed to get women into aviation from Air Race News Watch
In the 1920s and 1930s, the "Golden Age of Aviation," women were involved as parachutists and competed in the first All-Transcontinental Women's Air Race, known as the Powder Puff Derby, Chabrian said. The participants of that race, who hadn't had an opportunity to meet other women aviators, eventually formed The Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. The 1,070 members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) ferried aircraft during World War II. By the 1960s, Chabrian said, women were more prevalent in the ranks of flight instructors and charter operations, but it wasn't until the 1970s that the first woman airline pilot was hired. "In the 1970s, the airline management wasn't sure what the public reaction would be toward ..

'Flight of the Red Tail' released to DVD from General Aviation News by Janice Wood
4Filmmaker Adam White is releasing "Flight of the Red Tail," a companion piece that follows three years after release of "Red Tail Reborn." The 12-minute film chronicles the events of the Red Tail Project, including the fatal crash of pilot and project leader Don Hinz in 2004, the five-year restoration journey to flightworthy status, and the captivating stories surrounding its return to the sky in 2009.
"Flight of the Red Tail had to be made, as the story of sacrifice didn't end when Red Tail Reborn was finished filming, it just began," said White. "The film serves as both a strong piece on its own and also as a companion piece to Red Tail Reborn which gives the full history on The Red Tail P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen, the namesake of the famed Alabama trained World War II veterans." ...

The San Diego Air & Space Museum Unviels Lockheed Vega 5B used in Movie "Ameila" from Aviation News
Photo: Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart in the movie, "Amelia" which opened in theaters 10-23-2009
On Friday, October 23, 2009, The San Diego Air & Space Museum unvieled the Lockheed Vega 5B used in the Movie "Amelia," which opened in theaters on October 23, 2009. Hilary Swank played Amelia Earhart.
The plane was created as a prop for the film and was donated to The San Diego Air & Space Museum by Avalon Pictures. Amelia Earhart flew a Lockheed Vega 5B on her historic solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
This movie features vignettes from her early years when Earhart was captivated by the sight of an aircraft flying overhead on the Kansas prairie where she grew up, her life over the preceding decade gradually unfolds. Also talks about her husband and her historic first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Also about when she failed and needed repair on the Lockheed L-10 Electra.

Kingston Flying Club: Aviation Dinner well supported... by Kingstondivepro
Club members interested in aviation history may like to note two upcoming events. On December 30th, a talk at the Aviation Museum in Ottawa, on December 30th in the afternoon and in mid January, the Kingston chapter of the Canadian ...

Collins launches online column from General Aviation News by Janice Wood
With 20 years of working with Sporty's under his belt, Dick Collins has turned his attention to writing an online column which will be posted at Collins will post on a variety of aviation topics with the same experience and insight he has shared with the GA community for the past 50 years. ...

WARPLANES: The Long View - Strategy Page
November 29, 2009: Earlier this month, the Chinese Air Force has announced that it had a F-22 type aircraft ready to make its first flight within a year. ...

On This Day in Aviation History: November 29th -

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Airventure 2009 - great video via PPRuNe Forums by drambuster
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