Friday, November 6, 2009

Indy Transponder 6-NOV-09 0315z

Wings Over Homestead
After a 17 year absence, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will once again fly over the skies of Homestead ARB. The world famous jet fighter acrobatic team will headline the "Wing's Over Homestead" Air Show, Nov. 7 - 8, 2009, at Homestead Air Reserve Base.

Blue Angels Defy Gravity This Weekend -
While the Blue Angles are entertaining, their air show is a snapshot of reality. Their maneuvers cross over to military tactics. ...

Roar n' Soar on the land, sea and sky this weekend at Fantasy of by Matt
Roar n' Soar, Fantasy of Flight's signature two-day extravaganza of the world's finest classic land, sea and air racing machines ever built, will return this weekend. Now in its third year, the event promises an even bigger combination ...

Warriors and Warbirds 2009 Monroe NC Airshow - Union County NC Neighbors
"Honoring Those Who Served"
November 7 & 8
Executive Airport
Gates open at 9 a.m.

Air Show proves military is down to Earth via
Air Force Maj. Dave "Zeke" Skalicky is a big showoff. In a good way.
Skalicky is the Air Force's F-22 Raptor demonstration team commander, and the only Air Force pilot qualified to fly the jet at air shows. He and his elite skills will be the grand finale both days at the Randolph Air Show, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at Randolph AFB. ...

Video, San Antonio -, Express-News
Eighth-grade student Francisco Simental experiences flight in Greg Poe's aerobatic airplane. Poe encourages youngsters to dream. Nov. 4, 2009. Billy Calzada...

Green Flag returns to Nellis via
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Southern Nevada and Southern California residents will see increased military aircraft activity ...

Leap Frogs team member shows how to pack parachute - San Diego Daily Transcript
Chief Special Warfare Boat Operator (SWCC) JC Ledbetter, assigned to the US Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, shows a midshipman from the US Naval ...

Perth to host 2010 Red Bull air race via Air Race News Watch
... Australian race ace Matt Hall will have a chance to strut his stuff before home fans with the air race world championship returning to Perth in 2010 after a one season absence. ... Hall, a former RAAF fighter pilot, enjoyed a remarkable debut season in 2009, finishing third overall behind champion Paul Bonhomme of Britain and runner up Hannes Arch of Austria. ...

Vintage planes bring back memories for WWII vets - Daily Post Athenian
A B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51 Mustang were both on display at the airport yesterday. A B-24 Liberator, which was running late due to mechanical issues, ...

What it means to be a veteran - Pembroke Mariner & Reporter
I was a tail gunner in a B-25 airplane in World War II and a waist gunner in a B-29 in Korea. "We were 20000 feet above everything and the North Koreans ...

Celebrating 70 years of aviation excellence - Jax Air News
Oct. 21, 1948 saw Ensign Jesse Brown become the first African-American to receive his naval aviator wings at the Naval Air Advanced Training Command. ...

A fitting tribute to a forgotten leader via Bayou Renaissance Man
I'm delighted to read that a statue of the late Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park has been temporarily installed in London's Trafalgar Square, pending a permanent memorial to be unveiled in Waterloo Place, London, next year. The Daily Mail reports: ...

Who is the most iconic RAF figure of World War Two? via Defence Talk Forum
Here at the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) we are holding a poll to find the most iconic RAF figure of World War Two. To vote please visit:
... The poll is featured on our special 90th anniversary website, "90 Faces of the RAFBF", which features 90 stories about our history, fundraisers and supporters. If you visit you can listen to Winston Churchill's famous 1951 radio appeal on behalf of the RAFBF, watch videos of beneficiaries and serving RAF personnel describe how we help, and learn about the enormous support we enjoy among the RAF family.

*Flying Tigers*, part 2, to inspire donations for voice-command ... - Flying Tigers News
Flying Tigers, part 2, to inspire donations for voice-command ...: "He volunteered for the Army Air Corps on May 26, 1941, and served as a crew chief in the 529th squadron of the 311th group in the 14th Air Force, ...

Flying Heritage Collection slates Veterans Day event via General Aviation News
The Flying Heritage Collection at Washington state's Paine Field is hosting a special Veterans Day event Wednesday, Nov. 11. at 11 a.m., featuring remarks from Gov. Christine Gregoire, Congressman Rick Larsen and a panel of veterans recounting their use of modified fighter planes to assist Allied armies near the battlefield. Following the panel, veteran tour guides will be available to highlight the collection's World War II planes. ...

Remembrance Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford via Flightline UK
On Remembrance Sunday, ImperialWar Museum Duxford will be holding a special service of remembrance.
Admission to the Museum is free for all on this day and we very much hope that people will take this opportunity to explore IWM Duxford on the day when members of the Armed Forces, who have lost their lives in active service, are remembered. At 11.00am, there will be a candle-lighting ceremony in the American Air Museum to remember the US Forces who fought and died in the Second World War ...
Imperial War Museum Duxford is open 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Survivor of German POW camp looks forward to Veterans Day at Senior Center - Lake Forester
The 89-year-old former POW was shot down in Germany during World War II, one of six on the 10-man B-17 crew who ...

World War II veteran Ted Kaplan recalls his Army stint - Port Times Record
Kaplan's photo scrapbook also contains pictures of boxers Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson and of the famous B-17 bomber, the Memphis Belle and its crew. ...

Violet's a high-flyer - at 94! - St Helens Today
A young-at-heart pensioner had to wait 94 years to fulfil her lifelong ambition of an aeroplane flight – but it was well worth the wait. ...

Women in Aviation, International Scholarship. via News
Don't Let This Opportunity Slip Away! November 20, 2009 is the deadline to apply for a "Woman in Aviation International Scholarship.

Children's book wins acclaim via General Aviation News
Cover2When USA Book News announced the results of its national "Best Books" awards for 2009, Sue Hughes was flying high. The author's first publication was among the finalists in the national contest's Children's Picture Book – Softcover Fiction category. Her book, "The Pilot Alphabet," presents the phonetic alphabet, an international standard used by pilots....

Kids can take a free plane ride on Saturday - Post-Bulletin
Bibus, the local chapter's Young Eagles coordinator who has been flying for 27 years, said the Austin group has participated in the event almost every year ...

PICTURES: Tiangong model, cargo spacecraft, station in-orbit assembly via Hyperbola by Rob Coppinger
While talking to Chinese space programme officials in Daejeon Hyperbola was told about the cargo spacecraft that will be developed from the Tiangong spacelab, of which three could fly over the next ten years. China will use them to test technologies for rendezvous and docking, life support and experiment equipment destined for the space station ...

Let's Go Flying by Arty Trost on 11/4/09
When I made the decision to fly my Maxair Drifter to Sun 'n Fun, I put out the word over the Internet, via the four ultralight-related e-mail lists I subscribe to. I was overwhelmed by the response! Over 100 pilots from all over the ...

"From RAINBOW to GUSTO:" B-2 via The Unwanted Blog
Second in the series of reconstructed drawings from Paul Suhler's book "From RAINBOW to GUSTO." Here we have the "B-2″ design, a U-2 designed for lower RCS. This is Figure 16 (also Figure 17, since the two configurations have identical moldlines).Due to low image quality in the original, this particular drawing has a Source Grade of two: ...

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Virgin Galactic LauncherOne designs revealed via Hyperbola by Rob Coppinger
This design for Virgin Galactic's mini satellite launching rocket LauncherOne was shown by the company's small satellite launch general manager Adam Baker at the 60th International Astronautical Congress in Daejeon, Korea in October. For a more colourful LauncherOne design click through to the extended portion...

Uncontrolled Airspace #158 "Mach Point Five Six" via Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast
Lot's of pilot foolishness this week... Jack spends some time at KORD... and the gang says goodbye to a friend. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #158 "Mach Point Five Six"

Videos: Armstrong's X-15, Assembling a P-47, Leyte Gulf, Spinning F6F Hellcats, Galla by zeno303
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big November 2009 Newsletter
You are invited to drop by Zeno's Drive-In to take in this month's flight of six exciting air combat documentary films playing over the Internet, including three Drive-in Premiers showing for the first time.
****BREAKING NEWS!**** Due to our move to a spacious new web server, all films showing this month "At the Matinee" are now available for viewing in "Windows Media Player" video format, as well as "Real Player-Real Video" broadband & dialup. Soon, all videos at the Drive-In will have Windows Media as a viewing option.
As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure.
Now showing "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In
  • "The Second Battle of the Philippines: The Battle of Leyte Gulf " New - Premier!
  • "X-15 1960 Annual Report"
  • "Avoiding and Controlling Spins & Stalls "
  • "Flight Deck Crew Landing & Re-spotting Carrier Aircraft"
  • "Luftwaffe Finis: The end of the German Air Force"
  • "Uncrating and Field Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt"
P-38 Lightning "Glacier Girl" - (Shadow Hunter)
US Air Force Heritage Flight (Shadow Hunter)
media day for Randolph AFB air show this weekend by JohnHonore


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