Sunday, January 31, 2010

Indy Transponder 30-JAN-10 0400z

Hungarian pilot Veres wins top prize at Al Ain Aero GP race - GulfNews
Faisal Al Shaikh, a senior official of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), said: "We are happy with the success of the air show." He said the air show ...
A Thrilling Climax to Al Ain Aerobatic Show - Khaleej Times
In a nail-biting finale to four days of aerial amazement, Zoltan Veres of Hungry took top honours in the Al Ain Aerobatic Show's thrilling Aero GP ...
Gerald Cooper aerobatics to music from Diamond Pilots
New Aero GP task, aerobatics to music, was very well welcomed here at the Al Ain Aerobatic Show. In the following video you can watch Aero GP pilot, Gerald Cooper from UK flying aerobatics to music. ...
Aero GP Pilots Profiles video from Diamond Pilots
Al Ain Airshow from PPRuNe Forums
AL AIN Aerobatic Show Soars to Record-Breaking Event from Diamond Pilots by Kathryn

Good deeds honored at annual NAS service club luncheon - Kingsville Record
Sizemore ended his address by mentioning the upcoming annual Wings Over South Texas Air Show (March 27- 28), which features the US Navy's Blue Angels, ...

Up close and personal with aerobatic aviation - Arkansas City Traveler
He recently completed the prestigious Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation, a status in aerobatic aviation shared by only 20 others nationwide. ...
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For 30 minutes, former WWII pilot flies back in time - Times St. Petersburg Times
...  For the long trip from March Field near Riverside, Calif., to Old Buckenham, Radosevich fashioned a bed for Penny between the pilot and co-pilot seats. He made a harness and small parachute to fit the dog in case of emergency.
B-24 pilots named their planes. Radosevich chose his before leaving California. Lucky Penny. ...

Relive a part of WW2 military history - ABC Action News
You'll get a chance to get up close and even go inside a vintage B-17 Flying Fortress and a Consolidated B-24 "Witchcraft" Liberator. ...

Lt. Colonel Lou Weber, a veteran of the World War Two Flying Tigers from Flying Tigers News
(Source): "In 1967 Operation Combat Dragon commenced in Vietnam which would be the baptism of fire for the Cessna A-37 Dragonfly. An attack version of the T-37 trainer, the intent of the Dragonfly was to provide a low-cost yet capable close air support aircraft, a role that the faster jet fighter in the theater weren't exactly tailored to perform.
Conceived by Lt. Colonel Lou Weber, a veteran of the World War Two Flying Tigers, Operation Combat Dragon would introduce the Dragonfly into combat in a unique ...

Mystery Flackwell plane sent for repair - Bucks Free Press
A RARE aeroplane forced to make an emergency landing in Flackwell Heath this week has been sent for repair – after six men struggled for over four hours to get it out the mud.
The plane, thought to be Chinese Nanchang CJ6A dating from the 1960s, came down in a muddy field in the village during bad weather on Wednesday evening.
Workmen had to put ...

Ode on a Canadian Warbird - Air and Space Magazine
The author remembers childhood, with round engines.

How to Research Vintage Aircraft from Another Time
Using today's modern technology to research vintage aircraft has brought a lot of material to your fingertips.  In the past we have spent most of our time flipping through pages in books, magazines, manuals and photographs.  But unless you have access to a large collection of books and magazines you may never run across the details you were after. ...

Grand Opening of the Korean War Jets Exhibit at Southern Museum of Flight from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
On the morning of September 21, 1953, at 9:21 a.m. exactly, Alabama native, Sgt. Tom Feltman, was sitting in his Air Police jeep close to the main runway at Kimpo Air Force Base, South Korea.  He noticed a rather unusual aircraft about to land on the wrong end of the runway.  The aircraft appeared to ignore the traffic pattern, as an American F-86 Sabre was about to land, on the opposite end of the runway, at the same time.  As the strange aircraft touched down and streaked by at a high rate of speed, Sgt. Feltman noticed a communist red star on the aircraft's fuselage.  It was a Soviet-built MiG-15 flown by the North Korean Air Force. The events that unfolded that September morning would lead to one of the most significant stories in American aviation. For the first time, a rare and illusive MiG-15 fighter jet was in the hands of the United States Military following the defection of a North Korean pilot. ...

Civil Air Patrol honors teen cadet - Wayne Independent
Teenagers usually don't look to their peers as role models, but Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Jake Martin gives them a reason to do so.
Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Martin, Carbondale, was given the Billy Mitchell Award by the Wayne Composite Squadron 201 of the Civilian Air Patrol (CAP) Wednesday night at St. Thomas More Church community room in Lake Ariel.
The Billy Mitchell award is given to cadets that show great leadership skills, character and a knowledge of aviation.  Upon receiving the award, ...

Lake Elsinore student pilot aims high for military career - PE News
Brent Blackmore is only 17, but his career already has taken flight.
With a pilot's solo certificate under his belt, he can fly alone in a restricted area around the French Valley Airport in the single-engine Cessna 172 he rents. Next up is a private pilot's license that will allow him to fly across the country if he wishes. But his real wish is to fly around the world as a pilot for the U.S. Air Force.
A junior at Elsinore High School, Brent is a cadet master sergeant in the school's Air Force Junior ROTC program, and commander of the Memorial Honor Guard Detail, a group of high school students who visit Riverside National Cemetery one day each month to pay final respects and offer military honors to fallen veterans. Those visits...

The Right Stuff from Uplinks by Miles O'Brien
Ever since SpaceShipOne grabbed the Ansari X-Prize in 2004 – and Richard Branson announced his plans to sell tickets to ride into space – there's been a lot of excitement that space tourism will usher in a new era for non government access to space. But it is not just well heeled adventurers hoping ...

"The Week In Space" – January 29, 2010 from Uplinks by Miles O'Brien
Rich Cosmonauts from Uplinks by Miles O'Brien

Martin XB-51 from Planeshots
Photos of the Week: Jan. 23 - Jan. 29 wsj blogs
Top of 24 Hours for January 31, 2010 from AIRFIGHTERS.COM - Top Photos of the Day
An airline with a sense of "ha, ha" by From the Flight Deck [funny!]
Video: Landings by Mission Aviation Fellowship from Diamond Pilots


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