Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Thunderbirds wrap up 2009 Far East Tour via Air Combat Command
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron left their home at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., six weeks ago to embark on a whirlwind journey that took them halfway around the world.
The Thunderbirds typically travel from mid-March to mid-November in the continental United States; however, this year, the 2009 Far East Tour took the team to multiple locations in the Pacific, traveling more than 22,000 miles.
With a final pass over the crowd in Seoul, Korea, the world-famous Thunderbirds waved goodbye to their fans and completed the last performance of the tour.

Thunderbirds Soar Over Homestead In Free Air Show - CBS 4
Read more in our Privacy Policy The world famous Thunderbirds will headline the air show at Homestead Air Reserve Base. For the first time since Hurricane ...

Holloman displays awesome jet power at air show - Alamogordo Daily
An F-22A Raptor performs a maneuver over a light tower during Holloman Air Force Base's open house and air show Saturday afternoon. The Raptor performed numerous maneuvers, including a J-turn. In this photo, a faint glimpse of the ...

No 'F1 of the skies' next year - AsiaOne
IT IS confirmed: Singaporeans will not be able to catch the "Formula One (F1) of the skies" - the Red Bull Air Race - here next year. ...

Reno Air Races v. Red Bull Air Races v. NASCAR – TopFlight.TV
The Reno Air Races is the World's Fastest Motorsport – neither Red Bull Air Races nor NASCAR can hold a candle to the sheer power and speed! Reno Air Races is ...

The Grimes Flying Lab via General Aviation News
Chris McConnell and Chris Palmer brought the Grimes Flying Lab to Oshkosh for the first time this summer.
There are certain businesses that are synonymous with particular towns: Cessna in Wichita; Lockheed in Sunnyvale; and Grimes Manufacturing Co. in Urbana, Ohio.
The icon of Grimes, now part of Honeywell, is the Flying Lab, a specially modified twin Beech. Owned by ...

Coast Guard plans service for plane crash victims - The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard plans a memorial service for seven members who died in a collision with a Marine helicopter near San Diego last week. ...

Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC, RAF via Theo Spark by Murray
Keith Park did not get the recognition that many felt he deserved after the Battle of Britain but this has now been rectified with the unveiling this morning of his statue on forth plinth of Trafalgar Square.
Rather than give you a historical recitation I think it better if those who got to see him in action should have their say. All things considered I thing Bader demonstrated a genersotiy of spirit that was notably lacking in a few others. ...

Calling all Clevelandites to the International Women's Air and Space Musuem via You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Clevelandites and anyone who wants to head on over to Cleveland this Saturday, November 7, can take part in their first Aviation Book & Memorabilia Sale.
We will be selling donated aviation and military books, vintage models and toys and other aviation memorabilia at the sale. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the museum. ...
... Do you know that there is an aircraft factory right here in Northeast Ohio? Come tour the Titan Aircraft Factory with us on November 21 and see a 3/4 scale mustang, T-51 that is currently being built. John Williams, President of Titan and IWASM member, will take us through the factory. You must make a reservation with the museum to participate in this event!

Aviation museum enthusiasts eager to begin construction -
... project — said they hope eventually to build a $5-million museum that would showcase aviation history, with an air control tower and an indoor theatre. ...

Kansas Aviation Museum to honor The Ninety-Nines via Aviation eBrief
The Kansas Aviation Museum will recognize The Ninety-Nines, an international association of women pilots, at its annual gala. -More-

Ryan NYP via Airline Pilot Central Forums by peteq
Now here's something you don't see every day.
This is the Spirit of St Louis on display at the San Diego Aerospace Museum in Balboa Park. A couple of years ago they flew it down to the museum's hangar at Gillespie Field.

The Last of the Mohawks via Air & Space Magazine

Vintage plane from "Amelia" on display at AOPA summit via Aviation eBrief
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association annual summit will display the 1936 Lockheed Electra Junior featured in "Amelia." -More-

Balloons Over Anderson starts in Anderson this weekend - Anderson Independent Mail
There will also be aerial demonstrations by Clemson's own Flying Tigers Parachute Team as well as radio-controlled airplane exhibitions. ...

On This Day in Aviation HIstory: November 4th via

Aviation History Month by Billie
November is Aviation History Month. The month is in honor of the Montgolfier brothers, French businessmen who conducted science experiments in their spare time. Jacques Etienne de Montgolfier & Joseph Michel de Montgolfier became ...

Aviation Club for anyone interested in airplanes, flying - Villages Daily Sun
Fournier, who never learned how to fly a plane, shared some of his experiences during the Aviation Club's meeting Monday night at Hibiscus Recreation Center ...

WWII theater to open with Tom Hanks, '4-D' film via Stars and Stripes
"Beyond All Boundaries" will be shown exclusively at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, which includes elements billed as "4-D" such as wind and shaking seats to accent vintage footage from Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Bulge playing on a 120-foot-wide screen. ... - The Airline Crew Start Page
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Where did all the BA Concordes end up? via FlyerTalk Forums
I was down near the Intrepid Air and Space Museum in Manhattan this morning to get a look at the USS New York(PHOTOS)which is berthed across from it, and noticed one of the Concordes is on display there. I've also seen one previously in Seattle at the Museum of Flight. I didn't have the time to take a tour today, as I'm just here for a few hours on a turnaround.
Where did the rest of them go? How many more were there?

Flyer gives students a lift in life - San Antonio Express
The scariest part, when pilot Greg Poe banked his MX2 aircraft to the left over downtown San Antonio, was also one of the highlights, said Simental, ...

Local pilots offering free flights to youth - Shelby County Reporter
Pilots will be taking children ages 8-17 into the air from 10 am-2 pm as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program. ...
Payson airport lease underscores ...

Space hotel says it's on schedule to open in 2012 via Military Photos by Stormy
The cost of a three-night stay at 'Galactic' resort estimated at $4.4 million
BARCELONA, Spain - A company behind plans to open the first hotel in space says it is on target to accept its first paying guests in 2012 despite critics questioning the investment and time frame for the multi-billion dollar project.
The Barcelona-based architects of The Galactic Suite Space Resort say it will cost $4.4 million for a three-night stay at the hotel, with this price including an eight-week training course on a tropical island.
During their stay, guests would see the sun rise 15 times a day and travel around the world every 80 minutes. They would wear Velcro suits so they can crawl around their pod rooms by sticking themselves to the walls like Spiderman. ...

Wings Over Houston Airshow 2009 via Fence Check Forums
Blue Angels Air Show in Beaufort - Hilton Head News
Red Bull Airforce *Airshow* Coolness!!! by SUPERDELL
Pima Air and Space Museum, Arizona via Fence Check Forums
An aerial view of a line of Boston bombers taking off from a... via Planeshots


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