Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Yuma Air Show  - YumaSun w/Video
Most people will never experience the sensation of sitting in the cockpit of a modern fighter jet streaking through the sky, or in a stunt plane as it dips and turns in an aerobatic display.
But Yuma-area residents can enjoy the next best thing: They can watch from the ground as these aircraft go through their aerial gyrations overhead. And they don't have to pay the price of admission to watch. ...

Jasper Air Show 2010 set for March 20-21 - Alexandria Town Talk
Plans are underway for the annual Jasper Air Show to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 20th and March 21st at the Jasper County Bell Field Airport. ...

Vietnam-Era A-4B, Skyraider to be Part of 'Salute to Veterans' at AirVenture 2010 from The Fabricator
The Warbird Heritage Foundation, of Waukegan, Illinois, will continue its regular participation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2010, as it will bring two of its Vietnam-era aircraft — a Douglas A-4B Skyhawk jet and Douglas AD-1 Skyraider single-engine radial piston — to be part of EAA's "Salute to Veterans" commemoration at Oshkosh. ...

Amigo Airsho Attraction - KTSM News Channel 9
The Air Force Thunderbirds will be one of the featured attractions at the Amigo Airsho this coming October. The Thunderbirds are the air demonstration ...

BIG NEWS!! - Prairie Air Show FB page
Prairie Air Show is pleased to announce for the 1st time we will have the honor of hosting the Navy's F-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team!!
Be sure to check the air show website often for more up dates.

Kansas City air show grounded for 2010 - Liberty Tribune
The airshow, which benefits the Mid-America Youth Aviation Association, will take flight again in 2011, according to Airshow Director Ed Noyallis. ...

Visit Farnborough International Airshow in style – the PremiAir way - Shephard Group
Aerospace executives looking for a quick and stress-free way of getting in and out of this year's Farnborough International Airshow can take advantage of ...

Aero-TV: A True Show Stopper - Patty Wagstaff on Air Show Sponsorship from Aero-News Network
Wagstaff Explains the Importance of Sponsorship for the Air Show Industry At the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention, ICAS President John Cudahy expressed optimism going into 2010. Despite the struggling economy, air show attendance increased throughout the 2009 season.

Vulcan 'could be lost from skies' - BBC News
"If you ask spectators at an air show 'what are you here to see today?' "I can guarantee you there is only one answer, 'the Vulcan'. ...

Red Arrows Facebook page takes-off - Lincolnshire Echo
It is the first time the squadron has ever created its own Red Arrows group on the website, although there are several others on Facebook which have been ...

B-25 Executive Sweet at Long Beach from FenceCheck Forums
Feb 20-21 at Long Beach Airport (click link for poster)

AIR RACE - Britain's world champion speaks to FreshOutlook - Fresh Ties
Allow me to introduce you to the exhilarating world of Red Bull Air Racing. For those unfamiliar with the sport, watch it, because you're in for a treat. The new season kicks off in Abu Dhabi on March 26 and will continue through to the final race in Lisbon on Sept 4.
The format is simple; pilots must navigate their way through the tricky course in the quickest time possible to rack up maximum points without...

Two Active-Duty Air Force Colonels To Receive NAA Stinson Award from waishowdaily
The National Aeronautics Association (NAA) has selected Lieutenant Colonel Jean E. Havens, USAF, and Lieutenant Colonel Jeannie Leavitt, USAF, to receive the 2009 Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Award.
"With the largest group of nominees in memory for this great award, it was a unanimous decision of the Selection Committee to present two awards this year," noted NAA President Jonathan Gaffney. "We have two very worthy winners and we are extremely proud of them."
The Stinson Award was created in 1997 by the National Aviation Club (now part of NAA) to honor the accomplishments of two sisters - Katherine and Marjorie Stinson. These sisters were among the first 11 American women to be certified as airplane pilots through the Aero Club of America (the predecessor of NAA). Their flying school helped numerous ...

Pilot recalls toughest mission over Italy - The Desert Sun
Peters, who piloted B-25 Mitchell bombers — twin engine, medium-range bombers operated by a six-man crew — said the toughest of all the bomb runs was his ...

Antonov An-225 at MIA Today from FlightAware
An Antonov An-225 arribed at MIA this afternoon for an overnight prior to departing for Haiti with relief aid. The flight started in Narita, Japan with a stop in Fairbanks, Alaska.

F-111s grounded after engine fire from
Australia's fleet of 15 F-111 strike bombers has been grounded after an engine fire forced one aircraft to make an emergency landing in Singapore last week.
The aircraft was performing a flying display at the Singapore Air Show on February 4 when on-board instrumentation indicated an engine fire, although no fire was visible to air traffic control. ...

Man living in Santa Cruz claims to be Charles Lindbergh Jr. - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Most people accept that Charles Lindbergh Jr., the first son of the famous aviator, was kidnapped and killed before turning 2 in 1932. ...

(title unknown) from Aviation Trivia of the Day
In an earlier entry I had featured the RB-69 spyplane conversion of the Lockheed P2V Neptune that was the Skunk Work's first CIA contract. That CIA program to operate low-altitude overflights of the People's Republic of China starting in 1957 was codenamed ST/POLLY by the CIA. The program had ...

Parkinson to Wichita Aero Club: 'What we have here is special' -
"We will see good times again," Parkinson told members of the Wichita Aero Club at a luncheon at the Wichita Airport Hilton. Parkinson, a Wichita native, ...

On This Day in Aviation History: February 11th from

F-22 Demo Video - Military Times
Gar Travis Photography from FenceCheck Forums
Nellis AFB part 2 from FenceCheck Forums
747-8F first flight in pictures from Things with Wings
Inside the 747-8F from Things with Wings
Picture of the Week - AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase
Some cold war interceptions on a chilly a Wednesday from Planeshots

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