Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Indy Transponder 30-DEC-09 2300z

Blue Angels set to land Sunday at Naval Air Facility El Centro - Imperial Valley Press
The Blue and Gold F/A-18 Hornets will be landing at Naval Air Facility El Centro as the Blue Angels prepare for their 2010 ...

Warriors & Warbirds Airshow At Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport - Monroe Scoop
The Warriors & Warbirds Airshow is coming to Monroe. This promises to be an incredible family fun event that you will remember for a lifetime. Caroline Adams visits the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport and gets the "inside scoop" on ...

L-39 Driver Tim Brutsche from Airspeed
Many of us go to airshows and love the prop-driven warbirds and the military jet team performances. But there's a space in there that's inhabited by a special breed of airplane and pilot. That's the civilian-owned and operated jet warbird.
One such jet warbird is the L-39 Albatross. It's a high-performance jet trainer developed in Czechoslovakia during the 1960s to replace the L-29. It was the first of the second-generation jet trainers, and the first turbofan-powered trainer produced.
And the pilot of one such jet warbird is...

Shirley wing walker Tom Lackey earns second world record -
The grandad, from Shirley, has been honoured for being the oldest person to wing walk across the English Channel. The adventurous octogenarian was ...

Lightning Strikes Twice at the Palm Springs Air Museum - Aviation Service Directory
On Friday night, January 29, 2010, at 6:00 PM, Bob Cardin presents his power point on the recovery and restoration of Glacier Girl, the world's most original Lightning P-38 at the Palm Springs Air Museum, located at 745 N. Gene Autry ...

Special Guest at The Canada aviation Museum from News
The Canada aviation Museum invites you to a public presentation on Canada's last Victoria Cross recipient, Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray. The presentation, by Don MacNeil, will be given on Wednesday, December 30, at 1:00 p.m. at...

The United States Air Force Museum Is A Must See Visit - Travel and Leisure
From every era in aviation history, starting with the first bi-planes, there are all classifications of airplanes displayed. To tell its stimulating story, the museum uses chronological and subjective layouts to depict years of aviation ...

Museum seeks WB-50 information from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is seeking information related to its Boeing WB-50 aircraft.
In the 1950s, modified B-50Ds, like the one on display at the museum, were equipped for long-range weather reconnaissance missions with high-altitude atmospheric samplers, Doppler radar, weather radar and a bomb-bay fuel tank for extended range.
The museum is specifically interested in learning about a special feature on some WB-50 aircraft: the Foil E-1 (see illustration). Nicknamed the "Dog House," these collection foils were used during missions to sample the air for radioactive particles indicating that the Soviet Union had detonated a nuclear weapon. ...

Web Site Updates and New Stearman Page from Another Time
Hope all you vintage aircraft enthusiasts have had a Happy Holiday season. We have had several snow days here in Texas this last week so I have been busy updating my web site and building a new "survivors" page. Now listed on Another Time is a listing of surviving civilian model Stearmans. Take a look and send in updates and pictures to us. Civilian Stearmans

Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from All Things Aviation
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years. Recipients are awarded a certificate and a lapel pin and are recognized in the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award – Roll of Honor. Recently an 80 year old pilot by the [...]

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 402 honored both the Civil Air Patrol and the achievements of a local female afromtor at their annual ...

Classic Aero-TV: Behind the Journey – Bob Baker's P-51 Restorations from Aero-News Network
P-51 Mustang Owner Bob Baker Describes His Journey to the Pattillo Brothers Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the Pattillo brothers, to EAA AirVenture 2009.

Introducing DVD Reviews by Flightline UK
A new feature from Flightline UK in 2010 will be regular reviews of the latest Airshow DVD releases. I should confess that I actually haven't bought an airshow video or DVD for a number of years. I suspect a lot of this is down to the emergence of Video Sharing websites and pretty "iffy" productions in the past. ...

DVD Review: Bournemouth Air Festival 2009 by Flightline UK
One of the most successful airshows of the past two years has been the Bournemouth Air Festival. In 2009, over 1.2 million spectators enjoyed the Air Festival so this should be a popular production. Hallmark have produced a very different DVD. The coverage of each display is far more extensive than we may ...

DVD Review: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2009 by Flightline UK
A good place to start would be the Abingdon Air & Country Show, one of the very first airshows of the year. The Abingdon show was one of the first for Planes TV using new camera equipment bringing some very good image quality throughout the DVD.
The DVD starts with a brief look around the show with some passing shots of the classic cars and even the daleks! The "aviation" side of the DVD is opened by the dramatic arrival of the RAF's C-17A Globemaster III. For anyone who was actually at the show, you'll remember just what a sight it was and PlanesTV capture it well. Interviews with the crew are particularly welcome.
The flying displays are all captured well with the odd interview ...

Yakovlev Yak-52 TD Ferté-Alais 2009 from
Some footage of the Yak-52 TD aerobatic display during the Ferté-Alais Airshow (France). The Yakovlev Yak-52 (Як-52) is a Soviet primary trainer...

Russia may send spacecraft to asteroid from Military Photos
Russia's space chief said Wednesday his agency will consider sending a spacecraft to a large asteroid to knock it off its path and prevent a possible collision with Earth.
Anatoly Perminov said the space agency will hold a meeting soon to assess a mission to Apophis, telling Golos Rossii radio that it would invite NASA, the European Space Agency, the Chinese space agency and others to join the project once it is finalized. ...

Pics of Pappy Boyington -
Photos Saudi air forces from Military Photos
Images of the Week: Northwest DC-3 Aerials from Delta Air Lines Blog

Clipped Wings - 181st Fighter Wing from INDYAEROCLUB.ORG
Ron Darrah spent 18 years with the 181st Fighter Wing from Terre Haute and will share the history of the unit with the Indianapolis Aero Club on January 12, 2010 at the Marten House in Indianapolis. The fighter wing was established in 1921. In 2007 the unit was ordered to "stand down". ...


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