Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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3 1/2 months and counting down - Havelock News
The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team of AT-6 Texans will be filling the sky with smoke in precision flying formations this year. The four-member flying team uses ...

Eglin air show right around the corner - Eglin AFB
Plans are in high gear for Eglin's 2010 Open House and Air Show. The event, scheduled for April 10 and11, is the first here since 2007. This year's theme, "75 Years of Eglin Pride," will showcase the mission here and pay homage to ...

Heli-Expo 2010 from Airplanes Channel
The Heli-Expo is one of the biggest aviation events of the year, and it focuses on promoting the latest technology and developments within the helicopter industry. Known and supported by the helicopter community from across the world, visitors to the expo will see products from a variety of exhibitors, such ...

2010 Westfield International Airshow - official web site
The 2010 Westfield International Air Show will be held August 21 & 22, 2010 | Featuring: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Houdini Centenary Air Show 2010 from Airplanes Channel
On 20 March 2010, the air space above the Melton Airfield will be filled with spectacular aerial demonstrations and exciting exhibition flights. It is here, at the Houdini – Centenary Air Show, that tribute will be paid to the first controlled powered flight, which was recorded in Australia, by Harry ...

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Southend Festival of the Air 2010 – Update by Flightline UK
TSA Consulting is delighted to have been asked to organise the flying display element of the Southend Festival of the Air 2010. This will see the 25th staging of an airshow on the May Bank Holiday weekend along the Thames Estuary at Southend – the longest running seafront airshow – and all have seen the critical involvement of Ray Thilthorpe in the role of Flying Display Director and latterly as a member of the Flying Control Committee and 'specialist aviation commentator' to the team from BBC Radio Essex

City and sponsor address air show traffic concerns - Leader-Telegram
Sponsors of the 2010 Chippewa Valley Air Show and Eau Claire city government are attempting to reduce the ...

Talking point: Red Arrows: Time to go? from
Every so often the popular press in the UK will run stories suggesting that the Royal Air Force's aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows is about to be disbanded to save money… and time after time the idea is rebuffed by the Ministry of Defence.
But, given the dire state of the UK's finances, and recent press speculation that even the Royal Air Force itself may not survive the Strategic Defence Review after the General Election later this year, perhaps doing away with a national institution such as the Red Arrows would highlight the difficult decisions facing the armed forces.
Don't misunderstand us – we're big fans of the Red Arrows – the team has ably demonstrated the professionalism of the Royal Air Force around the world since its inception in 1965 – after all, it...

Enter the 'Wings Over South Texas' 5K fun run - Kingsville Record
A 5K fun run will be held on board Naval Air Station Kingsville prior to gates opening, Saturday, March 27, for the "Wings Over South Texas" 2010 Air Show. ...

Wings of Freedom WWII Aircraft Tour in Gulf Shores Feb. 24-26 - Mullet Wrapper
Featured planes are a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator (pictured) and North American P-51 Mustang. This is a rare opportunity to ...

My Summer of Love: The Assignment of aLifetime is One I Will Never Forget from Av8rdan's World of Flying
For those who follow my writing here, you know my admiration for the DC-3/C-47 has never been higher. Those who join me in loving these great old warhorses and passenger liners know there is something about this make/model of aircraft that elevates them beyond simply vintage status.
When I heard that the crew at was organizing a massive formation flight of DC-3s and C-47s into Oshkosh for opening day of the 2010 Airventure Airplane Bazaar, Camp Out and Brat Festival, I instantly knew I had to be a part of this adventure. But how?  ...

Tuskegee Airman was inspiring - Stars and Stripes Letters to the Editor
I had the opportunity to meet Lt. Col. Lee A. Archer when I was in Civil Air Patrol in Omaha, Neb. ("Pilot considered the only ace Tuskegee Airman dies," Web, Jan. 28). I was about 16 at the time and my CAP squadron (99th Pursuit Composite Squadron) had him visit us. Our commander was also a Tuskegee Airman, and Archer came as a favor to his comrade. ...

Virtual Museum To Honor African American Aviation Pioneers from AvStop
Airlines has a new virtual museum,, that explores the history of African Americans in aviation from pre-civil rights to the present. Launched today, the virtual museum highlights the challenges and accomplishments of African-American aviation professionals, including the struggle for racial equality in commercial airlines, the military and aerospace. The virtual museum is a Web site that provides written profiles along with video interviews, photos and historical documents to cover this chapter in American history. Some of today's most accomplished aviators assisted American Airlines with Blacks in Aviation, including NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, who was chosen to lead the aerospace agency in 2008 and members of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Black sheep squadron by Frank Sider
Major Boyington had just returned from a year's tour in China as a member of the American Volunteer Group, the "Flying Tigers". In China, he had downed six enemy planes and became, through actual experience, one of the originators of ...

Video: Museum reaches milestone as 'Tiger Moth' is rolled out from Diamond Pilots
A 68-year-old Tiger Moth biplane was rolled out at the Aviation Museum today in a milestone in its long restoration process. The 'moth,' started being produced from 1931 and most of Britain's wartime pilots took their first training flight on it. The aircraft bought by the Aviation Museum, built in 1942, it being restored to full flying condition, a first for the museum.  READ MORE and WATCH VIDEO

Virtual tours of new Waco cockpit online from General Aviation News
Waco Classic Aircraft Corp. now offers 360° virtual tours of the rear cockpit of the new WACO YMF-D.
Go to, and use your mouse to scroll around a panoramic view inside the cockpit of a new production WACO YMF, which includes an all-glass panel in the new production biplane.

Reunion from National WWII Glider Pilots Association, Inc
The Executive Council has approved the location for 40th Annual Reunion.  We will be returning to Lubbock, Texas. Our primary focus will be the Silent Wings Museum.  Doug Flynn and Otto Lyons are assisting with the negotiations and working with officials to make it a very interesting and enjoyable affair.  Many changes have been made in the museum since we last had our reunion in Lubbock.  The dates have not been established as yet.  However, October 7, 8 and 9, 2010 have been suggested as probable.  We have ...

Spirits soar at air museum during SI photo shoot - The Desert Sun
The same day Santa Claus flew into the Palm Springs Air Museum, the facility hosted some other guests — two Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. ...

More Ladybirds from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Here's some more brief entries on women pilots from Ladybirds: The Untold Story of Women Pilots in America.
A Whirly-Girl (helicopter pilot), K. C. Nichols, made it possible for women to fly stunt doubles in parts that had women pilot characters. Her lobbying efforts with the Screen Actors Guild helped eliminate the "man pilot in the wig" role.
Kay Bowman wanted to learn to fly helicopters but needed a job to ...

Top Women Aviation Authors Featured at WAI Conference - Plane News
Attendees at the Women in Aviation, International (WAI) Conference will have the chance to meet aviation authors in person to purchase their books and have them autographed. Each author will have a specific time period to be showcased.
The authors that will be featured at this year's conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from February 25-27, 2010 include:...

Continental honors its first black pilot -
Continental Airlines has named a new Boeing 737-800 for Denver aviator Marlon D. Green, who was the first African-American pilot to fly for ...

American Airlines Honors African-American Aviation Pioneers With Its New Virtual Museum from PR Newswire: Airlines/Aviation
American Airlines has a new virtual museum,, that explores the history of African Americans in aviation from pre-civil rights to the present. Launched today, the virtual museum highlights the challenges and accomplishments of ... launches from General Aviation News
American Airlines has launched a new website,, which includes interviews with pioneering black aviators, biographies, a photo gallery, a timeline, and resources for today's pilots, including a section on scholarships and recommended reading.

Fort Smith Museum of History preps for 100-year anniversary - The City Wire
... and Fort Smith's African-American History;" "American Indian Realism;" "The Fort in Flight: Bud Mars and the City's Aviation History;" "Boom and Slash! ...

DARPA calls for an unmanned A-10 -- literally, perhaps from The DEW Line
Since the moment on November 4, 2002, when a Hellfire-armed MQ-1 Predator whacked a car full of terrorists in Yemen, the idea was planted. It wouldn't be long before armed, remotely piloted aircraft would be doing more than striking high value targets. They would be hovering somewhere over a gunfight, backing up the good guys with a laser-guided missile -- in lieu of the A-10's 30mm cannon. It's actually already happening today, with the handful of MQ-9 Reapers sometimes being in the right place at the right time.
But the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is now ...

Rare Bear Landing Gear Failure - Reno 2008 - Keith Breazeal Video Productions
Rare Bear experienced a right landing gear failure after the last race on Friday.

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Freeman Field Flying Association of Seymour, Indiana
The Freeman Field Flying Association (FFFA) is a group of aviation minded individuals, most from the Seymour, IN area, who have banded together for the purpose of promoting aviation growth and safety at Freeman Municipal Airport. Activities include monthly membership meetings and publication of a monthly newsletter. Safety topics are discussed at meetings and an FAA-approved aviation safety seminar is held once a year.
In order to promote aviation activity the FFFA works closely with the airport manager to assist with the sponsorship of various events each year. In recent times these have included an annual T-6 WW-II trainer fly-in, safety seminars, pancake breakfasts, radio-controlled model aircraft fly-in and an airport awareness day.
Airport Awareness Day, Saturday, October 9, 2010


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