Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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WINGS OVER HOUSTON from Mike Goulian Airshows by Karin
Last weekend, the MGAS Team descended on Houston, TX for the annual Wings Over Houston (WOH) Airshow. After heavy rain on Thursday and Friday, the weekend broke with spectacular clear blue skies. With the great weather, the fans came out in record fashion to see the spectacular warbird extravaganza featuring Tora, Tora, Tora, The Horsemen, and a host of other beautiful vintage aircraft. ...

Stuart air show adds plenty this year - pbpulse.com
More: Find nearby food, directions, more The Visiting Nurse Association Air Show is ready to barrel roll its way back into Witham Field for a two-day.

Sun 'n Fun Radio's Terry Fowler loses battle with leukemia from General Aviation News by Janice Wood
Terry Fowler, the co-chair of Sun 'n Fun Radio at the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In each spring at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida, died Oct. 24 after a battle with leukemia. He was 50 years old.

Leap Frogs Promote Naval Special Warfare in Annapolis from U.S. Navy News Headline Stories
The U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, known as the Leap Frogs, performed at two Maryland high schools Oct. 29 and 30 to raise awareness about Naval Special Warfare.

150 thousand people for the Arrows tricolor Cameri (Novara) - Monte Rosa
Accomplice a day on the weather conditions almost perfect, the Arrows Tricolori could present to their large number of spectators ...

AIA Support at the Dubai Airshow from AIA dailyLead
In the 2009 Dubai Airshow, AIA members can take advantage of an American Chamber of Commerce breakfast, ambassador's receptio -More-

Tiger Moth Club 2009 Fly-in at Taumarunui from AeroHub
Just now and then, one captures an image that is worth saving. This was taken at the New Zealand Tiger Moth Club's 40th Anniversary Labour Weekend fly-in at Taumarunui, a rural inland town in our North Island.
Derek Williams, one of our most experienced Ag.pilots, is flying his personal North American T-6 Texan/Harvard ZK-ENC; ex RNZAF NZ1091. For many years Derek and his fine machine have been a regular and welcome sight at our air shows and fly-ins. ...

Air Race: Red Bull Air Race to return to Perth, Australia in 2010 - The Paddock Report
In 2010, the Red Bull Air Race will be a fully ticketed event with a wide range of ticket options and hospitality packages to choose from. ...

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Downed Aircrews from U.S. Navy News Headline Stories
The Coast Guard suspended the search for survivors of a downed Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft and Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter 15 miles east of San Clemente Island, Calif., at 9:50 a.m., Nov. 1.

Happy birthday, Mama Bird! from AOPA Pilot Blog
i'll be in Florida all this week, scurrying around AOPA Summit, but I can't let Nov. 4 slip by without wishing many happy returns to Evelyn "Mama Bird" Johnson, who turns 100. Johnson's incredible career as a flight instructor and designated pilot examiner are detailed in Mike Collins' article; he also profiled her for the November 1999 AOPA Pilot. Then and now, Mama Bird retains one of the fattest logbooks you're likely to come across. Her 57,635.4 flight hours make her the highest-time female pilot and the highest-time living pilot in the Guiness Book of World Records. ...

Women aviators celebrate 80th anniversary at Pacific Aviation Museum - Honolulu Advertiser
99s Member Cindy Fiaui gave a short talk about the importance of women in aviation history. Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots to provide mutual support ...

Bob Sanders: Planes played big part in World War II - Opelika Auburn News
You know how I love and admire the Flying Tigers (the American Volunteer Group). Nothing mythical about them except most people think they were in Asia, ...

Veterans deserve our respect - BlueRidgeNow.com
Along with the traveling exhibit, the WNC Air Museum has contributed a display of model airplanes flown by the WASP. These are the same planes flown by the ...

Reservists restore aircraft at Air Force museum - Air Force Link
DAYTON, Ohio (AFNS) It's not every day that Air Force Reservists make history. But a group of visiting reservists are ...

Air Force Museum under construction - ITN Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka Air Force Museum is under construction. It is coming up in Ratmalana. It spans nine acres. Aircraft, weapons, war tanks and several other ...

Spruce Goose Recalled - Seattle Post Intelligencer
A post on the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and the Tillamook Air Museum, was published on 14 July 2009. ...
Jenny's siblings from General Aviation News by Dennis Parks
RECORD-SETTER: A single example of the R-7 was built for the New York Times. Flown by Curtiss pilot Victor Carlstrom, it attempted a non-stop flight from Chicago to New York City. The flight ended just short of the half-way point, but still set a new U.S. distance record of 425 miles.
The Curtiss Jenny, particularly the JN-4, is one of America's most famous airplanes.
Jenny was ubiquitous — everybody had a Jenny, along with bailing wire, a five-gallon gas can and the grease gun needed to keep her going.
The Jenny, with all its struts, wires and fittings, was referred to as "a bunch of parts flying in formation." Given all its foibles, more than 8,000 were built and Jenny had a long, versatile career — it was used to train almost all of our pilots in World War I, flew the first air mail and became synonymous with the barnstorming era.
... read the rest of Jenny's siblings

AOPA Summit Live Video Feed from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)
If you're going to AOPA Summit in Tampa this week, be sure to tune in to the meetup space feed. There's a link above or your can check in at www.aopa.org. You can watch either Center Stage or the Meetup Space. ...

75th Airline Anniversary from Pacific Wings Magazine by Rob
Rev Richard Waugh, the organiser of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of New Zealand's first licensed scheduled airline reports that good progress is being made in planning for the event. The celebration will begin at Hokitika Airport on Friday 18 December, where visitors will be able to take "joyrides" in historic de Havilland aircraft in the morning. On Friday afternoon, the official opening of the new "Bert Mercer Wing" of the Hokitika Airport will feature historic displays and a Bert Mercer look-alike competition, and visitors will be able to view historic aircraft. ...

New TV series "The Aviators" preview video includes footage shot at #OSH09 and other #EAA items: by jtallman1959 (Twitter)

Gisele Bundchen passes FAA written test with flying colors from Diamond Pilots by Kathryn
Word from the South Shore is that supermodel mommy-to-be Gisele Bundchen has passed her written test and is one giant step closer to acquiring her helicopter license.
Gi, as we told you previously, has been taking chopper lessons down at Marshfield Airport for about two months. Word is, Mrs. Tom Brady [stats] wanted to find a way to shorten her commute between Boston, where the couple has set up housekeeping, and NYC, where many of her modeling assignments are. ...

White Knight Two flight log entries from RLV and Space Transport News
Scaled Composites has added entries for two WK2 flights (Oct. 16th and 17th) to its White Knight test program log.

'USA Today' does 'disservice' to readers in airport stories from AOPA News
Once again, "USA Today" is bashing funding for general aviation airports.

Flight International Front Cover Competition returns for a third year! from AirSpace by Maverick
For the third year running, AirSpace is offering you the fantastic opportunity to get your best image featured on the front cover of the world renowned Flight International magazine.
Last year, we had over 1,500 high quality entries and so we are really looking forward to see what this year's admissions have to offer....

Sikorsky R-5 Dragonfly, 1946 from x planes
the Dawn of Voodoo from www.aafo.com
Pictures of the Red Baron from www.aafo.com
Image of the Week: AgustaWestland Merlin from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton
USS Nimitz's flight deck panorama by David Cenciotti


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