Monday, November 9, 2009

Indy Transponder 9-NOV-09 0130z

The Tiger Moths fly for Nancy-Bird Walton via Plane Talking
The Tiger Moths gathered in the Hunter Valley sky on Saturday when a simple but useful tower was named in honour of the late Nancy-Bird Walton at the Luskintyre privately owned airstrip and aviation museum. ...

Display of power wows thousands at Homestead air show - Miami-Dade
As the F-15 Eagle roared out of a barrel roll and climbed toward the sun, Alvaro Ramos craned his neck and spilled his beer onto the tarmac.
Ramos, a former pilot in the Colombian air force, traveled from Naples to join the thousands at this weekend's Wings Over Homestead air show -- the first of its kind in almost two decades.
``I came to remember,'' he said. ``I used to do that.'' ...

"Wings Over Homestead" Air Show Is A Hit! by Hal Feldman
After a 17 year hiatus, the "Wings Over Homestead" Air Show put on quite a show. As a resident of Palmetto Bay, it was a short drive south to Homestead Air Force Base where around 75000 gathered for the first day of the event. ...

Youngstown airbase honors memory of WWII bomber - Youngstown Vindicator
On March 6, 1944, he flew his B-25 on the first daylight bombing raid on Berlin. When we came back, two pilots just walked in and turned in their wings and ...

Vacher Hurricane to appear at Biggin Hill Air Fair 2010 by Flightline UK
The first participant for the 2010 Biggin Hill International Air Fair has been announced at Peter Vacher's Hurricane R4118. This Hurricane is the only airworthy Hurricane that took part in the Battle of Britain which is the key theme ...

Restaurant honors veterans - Lansdale Reporter
O'Reilly, who flew a B-25 in World War II, "a torpedo bomber," sounds like a man who doesn't have any trouble forgetting: not the sacrifices made by both ...

Gunner tells of air battles in Europe - Jackson Sun
It had a higher top speed, greater range and more bomb capacity than the B-17 Flying Fortress. But many aircrews believed it wasn't as rugged as the B-17 ...

Eurofighter Typhoon, the multi-role aircraft hits Dubai Air Show - AME Info
Eurofighter Typhoon, the world's most advanced multi-role combat aircraft, will be flying at the Dubai Air Show for the first time. ...

USS New York Unveiled in Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum Ceremony -
The USS New York was displayed for the first time earlier today in a touching ceremony that was held at New York's Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. ...

Heritage Museum honors veterans all month -
To complement the traveling WASP exhibit, the Western North Carolina Air Museum has contributed a display of model airplanes like those flown by the wasps ...

WW2 veteran traveled wounded for seven days and 49 miles to escape from the enemy - The Flint Journal -
Most notably the sunny June day his B-25 plane got shot down over Northern Italy. It happened on Friday the 13th in 1944 as Chatters flew a mission in a ...

Air Race News Watch: Red Bull ready to announce 2010 engine by Air Race News Watch.
Amid rumours of a continuing deal with Renault, Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says a decision about the team's 2010 engine supplier is now ready to be made. ...

Indian Air Force stages air show in Raipur - VideosFromIndia
An air show by Indian Air Force (IAF) enthralled the locals in Raipur on Saturday. The two-day gala air show was held on the occasion of 'Chhattisgarh Rajyotsav-2009, marking the ninth year of the state ...

Italian Armed Forces Day 04 by David Cenciotti
The Italian Armed Forces celebrated the 91th Anniversary since the end of WWI with a series of events involving bases, airports and military installation all around the country. As happened in 2008, Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) in Rome hosted an exhibition with equipment belonging to the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force), Marina Militare (Italian Navy) and Guardia Costiera (Coast Guard), Esercito Italiano (Italian Army), Guardia di Finanza (Custom Police) and Carabinieri (Military Police). As the following pictures I took there on Nov. 7 show, aircraft, helicopters and much more (including flight gear) was displayed in each Armed Forces' booths. ...

Former Flying Tiger honored as New York Military Institute's Veteran of the Year via Flying Tigers News
A member of the World War II Flying Tigers was honored Saturday as New York Military Institute's Distinguished Veteran of the Year.
From 1943-45, retired Capt. Howard Lasker, 90, of Albany, served in Sian, China, where he was commanding flight control officer of an American fighter squadron that intercepted Japanese planes trying to attack the Chinese mainland.
For many years after the war, he's been an active veterans advocate, volunteering at the Veterans Center and VA Hospital in Albany, where he served as Jewish chaplain, and earning the prestigious Four Chaplains Award.
"I didn't fly," Lasker said of his World War II experience. "I worked with Chinese ground observers. I would plot calls, decide where I thought the Japanese targets were and then send our planes up to intercept them. It was part of the defense of northern China."
The fighting and personal sacrifice that occurred there are largely forgotten, overshadowed by major theaters of operation in the Pacific and Europe. Lasker, however, recalls with vivid clarity the action that took place more than 60 years ago. ...

Earhart's inspiration lives on at women's air museum here -
In the late 1920s and 1930s, almost all roads in aviationled to Cleveland, home of the National Air Races.
So, naturally, Amelia Earhart was here. Many times.
In Cleveland, few people could be more excited about theFriday opening of "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank,than the women who work at the International Women'sAir & Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport, wherethere's a good bit of Earhart memorabilia.

Carlson: Gleaming expansion suits military museum exhibits via Flying Tigers News
... It's a long list, but know the main hall - where the periscope is located - will have a Cobra attack helicopter and World War II-era Curtiss P-40 fighter plane hanging from the ceiling. The plane will be painted in the colors of the "Flying Tigers" and is identical to the one flown by Linn County native Bill Reed in Burma and China. ...

Represent aviation and donate to Toys for Tots -
You can help by showing your support for General Aviation while giving to the Toys for Tots Foundation by giving to the Left of Centerline's Care Flight ...

AOPA Summit 2009 Complete Coverage Round-Up via AVweb Top News
A complete recap of our podcasts, videos, blogs, and news reports from the 2009 AOPA Summit in Tampa, Florida.

Jumping for joy with dad - Lismore Northern Star
WHEN you are standing in the doorway of an aeroplane 14000 feet from the ground strapped to a tandem skydiving expert it would be forgivable to be downright ...

Dolphin's coach will be flying high on Tuesday - Gulf Coast Newspapers
By the time 2009 is in the books, the Blue Angels aflight Demonstration Squadron will have performed 69 air shows at 35 different sites across the United ...

Formation flight Sunday via Planeshots
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F-14 with Tu-142 via FlightAware
Tyndall AFB via Fence Check Forums
Remembrance Day WW1 airshow at Masterton via AeroHub
2009 Randolph Air Show - Webmaster Forum
Remembrance Flypast Sandtoft via PPRuNe Forums
A few from the last couple months via Wasabi Air Racing

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