Monday, December 28, 2009

Indy Transponder 28-DEC-09 2300z

US Airforce Thunderbirds at Sun N Fun 2010 -
Sun N Fun's Wayne Boggs released the news December 7 from the ICAS Convention in Vas Vagas, the US Air Force Thunderbirds have confirmed they will return to ...

Blues Return to T Town Airshow from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Tuscaloosa AL- The US Navy Blue Angels must find southern hospitality and excitement at Tuscaloosa irresistible. The Blues plan to return as headliner in the city's second airshow May 8 and 9, 2010. Extraordinary efforts of the area organizers and local officials worked to convince the coveted aerial demonstration team to return an unprecedented second year. Joining the Blues are the US Army's Golden Knights and cutting edge, high-energy aerobatics of Greg Poe Airshows. A full schedule of events for the admission free show is forthcoming. ...

Blue Angels to help Nebraska Guard commemoration - Columbus Telegram
AP The Navy's Blue Angels aerial exhibition team has agreed to join the Nebraska Air National Guard's air show in 2011 and help the Guard mark an eventful ...

Team #99 Changes in the News from Mike Goulian Airshows
Team #99 makes the news as we welcome our new Team Technician, Dennis Sawyer. Since Goulian Aerosports hired him, Red Bull Air Race says this is "arguably the most spectacular off-season move in Red Bull Air Race history". Their article discusses the switch for Dennis from Matt Hall's team to our team, the industry's reaction, and the effect a Team Technician has on a pilots performance and standings in the race. ...

seized skyraider from
The story of the seized Skyraider on

Aero-TV: Preserving Wichita History The Kansas Aviation Museum from
Director Lon Smith Describes Wichita's Living Aviation History Museum The Kansas Aviation Museum is more than just a showcase for Wichita's rich aviation history; it is history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is housed in Wichita's original municipal airport terminal. Dedicated on March 31st, 1935, the Wichita Municipal Airport served as a major mid-continent ...

WWII glider pilots pioneered airdrops from
Doug Maltby opened his scrapbook to a document yellowed with time and ran his fingers over the list of infantrymen and ammunition that filled his U.S. Army glider on June 7, 1944, when he nosed it into a field on the front lines in Normandy.
The letters pounded onto each line by a typewriter so many years ago appear almost fragile today. ...

Stinson O Restoration from Another Time
The crew at Evergreen Aviation Services has been restoring/recreating a rare Stinson Model O. I have been watching their progress on their web site over the last year and it is quite impressive! A photo gallery is here. As noted on the Antique Airplane Assoc. web site the engine has made its first run. Take a look at the video here. Hats off to the crew for their efforts to recreate a once extinct type that will return to the air for future generations to see. ...

Carmel pilot flew for fun, flag from
The first ride Babette DeMoe Edinger ever took in an airplane was alongside her father, Earl, who was a Chicago businessman and a recreational flier. They were a few thousand feet in the sky that day when the single-prop engine died. Earl DeMoe literally sailed the plane back to the airport and put it down on all three wheels. ...

Museum program chronicles the journey of the Lockheed Super-G Constellation from General Aviation News
With its curvaceous fuselage and triple tail, the Lockheed Super-G Constellation is one of the most distinctive airliners in history. The Museum of Flight in Seattle took delivery of its rare "Connie" in September 2009. The story of this aircraft will be told in a Jan. 9 program by Bob Bogash, a museum volunteer and retired Boeing engineer, who was instrumental in the plane's acquisition, restoration and transportation to the museum. The presentation will be illustrated with previously unpublished photographs. Randomly-selected members of the audience will be chosen for an exclusive tour of the aircraft on Jan. 16. The program is at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater and is free with admission to the museum. ...

Vintage wine-country refuge -
Hammondsport holds a distinct place in aviation history — this is where in 1910 Blanche Scott became the first American woman to make a solo airplane flight ...

Sonex jet runs engine for the first time from General Aviation News
The SubSonex, a jet-powered homebuilt aircraft being developed by Sonex Aircraft, LLC, completed its first engine run last week at the company's Oshkosh, Wisconsin, headquarters, according to a report at
Sonex Founder John Monnett, who said the aircraft features a new Czech-built engine ...

Foundation opens 2010 scholarship program from General Aviation News
Applications are now available online for scholarships from the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) Foundation.
For full-time students, scholarships are available to Georgia high school graduates enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and technical schools in fields of study related to aviation, including aeronautics, maintenance, management, operations and engineering. Continuing education scholarships are available to GBAA members. Applications are being accepted through March 15.
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Local pilot helps kids soar - Suburban Life Publications
Godfrey's flights are part of the Young Eagles Program with the Experimental Aircraft Association. Children ages 8 to 17 have hopped in a Cessna 172 with ...

From the Dept. of Seriously?: The Pentagon's Flying Car Program is Called "Transformer" [Weapons] from Gizmodo
Last Thursday, DARPA announced a workshop for Transformer. That is, their flying car program.
"The objective of the Transformer (TX) program is to demonstrate a one- to four-person transportation vehicle that can drive and fly, thus enabling the warfighter to avoid water, difficult terrain, and road obstructions as well as IED and ambush threats"
Sounds like something as small as a Jeep, but as easy to shoot out ...

12 Days of Airplane Geeks Christmas from Airline Empires
Being in the festive spirit, I thought I'd share with you the twelve days of Airplane Geeks Christmas brought to you by the Airplane Geeks Podcast.

Copperstate Fly-In DVD released from General Aviation News
Sunburst Video Productions has released a DVD of the 2009 Copperstate Fly-In at Casa Grande Airport in Arizona. ...

Video: Glider aerobatics from The Kathryn Report
The mighty Buff from Airline Pilot Central Forums
Very cool photo of the Space Shuttle against the sun . . . from FlightAware
"The first woman to navigate a dirigible solo was an... from x planes
Would have made a nice Christmas present from Maggie's Farm
"Postcard reproduction of an old print showing the Graf... from x planes


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