Sunday, November 8, 2009

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Get your high-flying thrills at Cochran air show today via Diamond Pilots
The 2008 Jacqueline Cochran Air Show in Thermal drew 35,000 attendees, which organizers hope to match this year. (Desert Sun file photo)
Modern and vintage aircraft will take to the skies over the Coachella Valley today.
Aviators and skydivers will perform their high-flying stunts at the 2009 Jacqueline Cochran Air Show in Thermal, and aircraft dating as far back as the 1940s will be displayed on the ground and in the air.
"It can be very educational for the family," air show marketing manager Veronica Helgeland said.
Organizers hope to at least match last year's attendance of 35,000. ...
* Jacqueline Cochran Air Show
"This air show has a lot of very good aerobatic pilots and people should be amazed at what the airplanes can do," said Riverside pilot Martin Kennedy, 45, who will perform in his Staudacher S600. "What I do is tumbling my airplane, flat spins — anything that doesn't look like it should occur in an airplane."

Theatre Tuscaloosa, air show earn tourism awards - Tuscaloosa News
The 2009 Event of the Year Award went to the Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show. More than 150000 people attended the show April 4-5, making it the most attended ...

EAA Chapter 1464 Fun Day Fly-In - WMBB-TV
Free Admission,Family Fun, Aircraft of all types welcome, plenty of ramp area parking, Saturday night camping under-wing or RV (no hookups, restrooms and ...

English village honors WWII airmen -
... 2009 As 8-year-old Derek Ratledge prepared for the 2.5-mile walk to school from his family's English cottage, he heard the roar of the B17 bombers. ...

Answers To Go: Lt. Edward Gary first Hays County native to die in WWII - San Marcos Daily Record
He served as co-pilot on a Boeing Flying Fortress (B-17). Before the war began, he and his crew were featured in an article in the July 1, 1941 issue of ...

New commander for the Battle of Britain Flight - Key.Aero, Airshows
After a four-year stint as Officer Commanding, Squadron Leader Al Pinner passed the reins of the Royal Air Force's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to Squadron Leader Ian 'Smithy' Smith during an informal ceremony at the Flight's base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
"It's the best job in the world, undoubtedly," said 'Smithy' of his new appointment. He has been with the Flight for four seasons as one of the part-time fighter pilots, but now becomes the only permanent flying staff as he takes command. The official transfer was sealed with a handshake as Al dismounted Spitfire P7350 after flying back from his last official duty, that of flying over the unveiling of the Sir Keith Park Memorial in Trafalgar Square, London, yesterday. ...

Flight of the camels - Chandigarh Tribune
... The aircrew had just about 30 seconds and barely 1,500 metres to level-out a sluggish AN-32 from a virtual dive and slowdown to an acceptable landing speed for a maiden touch down onto a bumpy, unpaved airstrip amid towering snow-capped mountains.
Throttling back and ...

Hero Pilot Named Grand Marshal of 2010 Rose Parade - KTLA
Hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has been named the grand marshal of the 121st Rose Parade.
As the grand marshal, Sullenberger will head a flowery float in the 2010 New Year's Day parade themed "A Cut Above the Rest," parade officials announced Thursday.
After the parade, Sullenberger will be the coin-tosser for the 96th Rose Bowl Game, where two of the top college college football teams will be playing against each other.
"It has long been a family tradition to watch the Rose Parade," Sullenberger said. ...

Gilmer Aviation Museum Holding Veterans Day Event Today - Tyler Morning Telegraph
East Texas veterans will receive a unique tribute today at the Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum in Gilmer. ...

Airbus may fly by Boeing at air show - National
ABU DHABI // Airbus, the French aircraft builder, will announce new agreements at the Dubai Airshow this month that could take its annual order tally above ...

Were Tennessee to choose a poster couple for Veterans Day or for marriage and military service, Bill and Doris Tanner of Union City would, no doubt, be top contenders. These two senior citizens — he's 90, she's 89 — seem ageless as they sit and reminisce about the great war of yesteryear that touched their lives when they were in their early 20s. The specter of Pearl Harbor haunted all. He went to war and didn't come back for almost three years. And he came back a war hero, although he didn't trumpet it. And what of her during the war years? She served the nation on two fronts — public education and aviation. She served two years in a quasi-military unit — all females, all aviators. And now, almost 70 years later, a grateful nation is about to formally recognize her wartime service and that of a band of sisters whose organization was known as "WASP" or "Women's Airforce Service Pilots." Brief history In their time, Bill and Doris Tanner have seen a lot of life come and go. There was the experience of the war years, of course, and after the war, the year-by-year struggle to build their lives around family, farm and community. No feature story could tell the Tanners' story in its entirety.

Video: Hina Tahir First Female Fighter Pilot PAF via Diamond Pilots
A Morning with Farah Flying Officer Hina Tahir First Female Fighter Pilots Group Pakistan Air Force.[video] ...

"My Body Will Collapse Like a Falling Cherry Blossom" - Military Aviation | Air & Space Magazine
Memoirs of a suicide squadron survivor.

3 Killed When Piasecki PV-18 Vintage Helicopter Crashes into Power Lines in Mojave Desert via Diamond Pilots by Kathryn
ADELANTO, Calif.—Authorities say three people are dead after a vintage helicopter hit power lines, crashed and caught fire in San Bernardino County.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Piasecki PV-18 took off from Adelanto Airport at 8:30 a.m. Saturday headed for Riverside.
All three people aboard were killed when the helicopter crashed a mile south of the airport. Adelanto is a Mojave Desert city about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Investigators from the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were at the scene.
There was no word on the cause, and identities of the dead were not immediately released.
The helicopter is a vintage military aircraft built in 1951. FAA records show the owner is Joseph William Pike of Victorville. ...

Branson Interview -
... Do you enjoy flying? Before we started an airline I absolutely hated it – flying was just a miserable experience. There was a Canadian Airlines advert back in the 1980s that was all about passengers not wanting to get off the plane and that's what we try to create at Virgin: an experience that people enjoy. That's why in Virgin Atlantic we've got a stand up bar and you can get a massage, you don't have to be stuck in your seat. ...

Smoke oil for airshow wanted Aviation Forum by tavo
Smoke oil for airshow wanted. Last post 11-04-2009, 9:51 AM by tavo. 0 replies. ... I live in Honduras, Central America and need to buy smoke oil for an airshow. Please response ...

AOPA09 QuickCast 02
via The Pilot's Flight PodLog on 11/7/09
This week, Will and David have met up with some of their friends in Tampa, Florida for the 2009 AOPA Aviation Summit. There's a whole lot of aviation love going on here, and we hope to bring you just the smallest of snapshots through these short QuickCasts.
Be sure to follow for the lastest updates during the event. David is posting tweets directly to that account. Also, please watch the AOPA Meet-Up area live during the event at
Clear skies!

Lee Bottom Flying Field (#2) - Fly/In Cruise/In -
Series #38 Part #2 Fly/In Cruise/In Video Magazine Lee Bottom Flying Field (64I) " Where Old Planes Go To Fly" Located just south of Hanover, Indiana right next to the scenic Ohio River is Lee Bottom Flying Field. ...

Funny Plane Aerobatics Video - by Randy Bodell via Facebook
October Photos of the Month published via Fence Check Forums
Monthan via Airline Pilot Central Forums
Fighter Factory in Virginia Beach and Suffolk, VA via Fence Check Forums
Double Trouble II went for a flight today...

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