Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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National Hall of Fame Class of 2010 from General Aviation News
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF)'s Class of 2010 has been unveiled. Those who will be inducted are Captain Alan Bean, astronaut and lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, man's second lunar landing; Warren Grimes, father of aircraft lighting and inventor of aircraft navigation instruments; Clay Lacy, a 50,000-hour pilot, business aviation icon and videographer for many Hollywood pictures including Top Gun and The Right Stuff; and Noel Wien, Arctic flight expert who founded Wien Alaska Airlines, one of the oldest airlines in the U.S., and who has been listed as one of the 10 greatest pilots of all time. ...

MCAS Cherry Point Airshow Announces 2010 Dates - Crystal Coast
North Carolina's largest airshow, the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show, has recently announced that it will host the area's premier spectator event May 21 - 23. The east coast's largest Marine Corps air station will again ...

Civilian Performers Announced - 2010 Alliance Air Show from Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Blog
The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is proud to welcome the following civilian performers to the 2010 show:
Randy Ball and the MiG-17F, Jan Collmer's EXTRA 300L, Michael Goulian, The Horsemen P-51 Flight Team, Indy Boys' Port-o-Jet Outhouse, Indy Boys' School Time Jet-Powered School Bus, Greg Poe and the FAGEN MX-2, Sean Tucker, and everyone's favorite skytalker - Danny Clisham.
Headliners for the show are the US Navy Blue Angels and the US Army Golden Knights. Military teams will be announced in Spring 2010.
Save the Date! October 30 & 31, 2010

Biplane Fly-In slated for Ranger Airfield from General Aviation News
The International Biplane Association will hold its 2010 Fly-In at historic Ranger Airfield (F23) in Ranger, Texas.

Everglades Antique Air Aficionados Fly-In in January from Diamond Pilots
The first commercial airline carried passengers from St Pete to Tampa in 1914, only 11 years after the Wright Brothers first flew. And, in 1923, the Ta-Miami Air Line started operations between Tampa and Miami, in the same year that construction of the road was begun across the Glades. Air history goes on. In 1930s Opa-Locka was opened as a Naval air base; Eastern and Pan Am were founded. Newspapers were flown to Sanibel by seaplane in the 1939 "Dawn Patrol." World War II training bases sprang up in Southwest Florida's clement climate at Fort Myers, Buckingham, Clewiston, and Naples. Bring back the old warriors and dare-devils. (Read More . . . . .)

No Snowbirds show here in 2010 a shame - Moose Jaw Times-Herald
The Snowbirds aerobatic team, the Canadian icon of national excellence, is Moose Jaw's pride and joy. Wherever the Snowbirds' Tutors travel to perform, ...

Air Show Autograph Card – new for 2010 from Mike Goulian Airshows by Karin on 12/29/09
New for 2010 is our new Goulian Aerosports air show autograph card. A beautiful folded 7″ x 5″ card that Michael can personalize for you! The inside of the card includes a list of Michael's milestones and details about his ASB Extra 330SC aircraft. There is no cost for the card – we just need to cover our shipping and handling costs. ...

AirVenture 2010 News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Top stories for 2009 - Camden Chronicle
The B-17 bomber landed at the Benton County Airport to allow local citizens a rare look at the historic plane. Darrel Berry owns two A-11s, which were the ...

"Nevermore - The Story of the Raven FAC's and the Secret War in Laos" from
Jan. 27, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
The Honorable Craig W. Duehring was born and raised in Mankato, Minn., and entered the Air Force in December 1967. He was commissioned through Officer Training School and completed Undergraduate Pilot Training at Craig AFB, Ala., in early 1969.
His first assignment was in the O-1 Bird Dog as a forward air controller for the 25th ARVN Division at Duc Hoa, Vietnam. In April 1970 he transferred to the classified "Raven" program in Laos and flew out of the "world's busiest airport" -- the CIA-backed Hmong guerilla headquarters at Long Tieng (Lima Site 20A) in both the O-1 and the AT-28. When he left Laos in March 1971, he was the longest serving Raven at Long Tieng in the history of the program.

Homemade flying machine - Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"In all my life in airplanes, I've not met any comparable to Willie," notes Bob Dixon, who teaches aviation history at Honolulu Community College. ...

Visit the Spruce Goose - You Fly, Girl
[video] ... or Howard Hughes' folly...

Can't afford to fly the real thing? Take up flying models - You Fly, Girl
Here's a video from the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
These days, they fly electric models, so they are quite and clean.

World Record Set for (Paper) Plane Flight from Alternative Energy Newswire
It's a world flight record even though it only lasted 26.1 seconds. Not your usual record, because it's origami, ...

X3 in 1953 from Dick's Rocket Dungeon
Ft. Worth Alliance Airport from FenceCheck Forums
PHOTO: Sweet shot of BF-2 arriving at Pax River from The DEW Line
Fun with Photos: Boeing 747-200, What's Odd With This Picture? from Airline Reporter


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