Friday, February 12, 2010

Indy Transponder 12-FEB-2345z

Air Show Schedules for your favorite Teams!
Thunder on the Rio Grande air show grounded by lack of funds - Las Cruces Sun-News
11 attacks canceled a 2001 air show, organizers hoped the two days of wing-walking, F-16 demonstrations, hang-gliding and a jet-powered school bus would ...

Northern Ireland International Airshow (Portrush) Cancelled by Flightline UK
The Coleraine Borough Council have decided to cancel this year's Northern Ireland International Air Show at Portrush. The show had been scheduled for the first weekend of September (4th-5th.)

Air Show axed as rates are struck at 4.98% - Coleraine Today
After four previous workshops councillors were expected to simply rubber stamp the rates increase at 4.98% - with the loss of the annual Portrush Air Show ...

Royal Australian Air Force F-111 could make European Tour by Flightline UK
One of the latest articles on the excellent website suggests that any planned European tour by the Royal Austrailian Air Force F-111 could hinge on whether strategic transport is available. ...

Pete McLeod represents Canada at One Young World Summit in London, England From
McLeod, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario who holds an Economics degree has gained valuable global experience and perspective representing Canada on the international stage while competing in the Red Bull Air Race Championship. "Sport has given me a great platform to effect social change in a positive way. Collaborating with the people and ideas of One Young World I want to take this to the next level," McLeod said of his experience at the Summit.
The three-day summit consisted of plenary sessions, each discussing and debating a major global topic such as global health, media, religion, the environment and global business. Sessions reviewed and debated draft resolutions and voted upon resolutions that will be formally announced in the future. ...

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National Aviation Day (Canada) from News
As a follow-on to the successful raising of Canadian awareness of the importance of aviation during 2009, several of the organizations involved in the centennial celebrations, including the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC), have decided to maintain that...

The bomber county - The Australian
THE black Bakelite triggers under my thumbs fire the tail guns of a Lancaster heavy bomber. I've squeezed into the rear turret of Just Jane, Avro Lancaster NX611, and in that Perspex bubble, I'm as close to heaven as any World War II aviation enthusiast can hope to get.
The tail-gunner would have spent the eight-hour mission here connected to the crew by radio and vulnerable to Luftwaffe fighters and flak guarding Germany's cities and industries.
The boys - often they were just boys - of Bomber Command were  ...

Talk about a 'snowbird' from General Aviation News
Warbird Adventures and Kissimmee Air Museum at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) in Florida, recently became the winter home for "Tondelayo," a North American B-25 Mitchell, which will be in Florida until May
The aircraft flew in the Doolittle Raid, America's first military attack on Japan after Pearl Harbor. In the 345th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force, the Tondelayo is credited with shooting down 10 Japanese aircraft and sinking a ship.
The Tondelayo is on loan from The Collings Foundation, a ...

air base that time forgot -
... air strip near the remote township of Lockhart River into a busy strategic air base for squadrons of B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress bombers. ...

The Last Flight from Fear of Landing
Max Grogan, a pilot and avid photographer, posted this story to, a wonderful community of pilots and Beechcraft enthusiasts. I was immediately entranced and contacted Max directly to thank him for this heartwarming story of the brief friendship of two men, united by a love of flying. He was kind enough to give me permission to reproduce his words and photographs so that I could share them with you. It is longer than my usual posts but worth the read, I promise. ...

Rocket Racing debut at Tulsa air show from RLV and Space Transport News
The Rocket Racing League will participate in an air show on April 24th, 2010 at the Tulsa International Airport: The Rocket Racing League® Unveils the Future of Racing at the Tulsa Air and Rocket Racing Show - GTR Newspapers (via

Europe's 'SpaceShipTwo', meet Alpha from Hyperbola
Meet Alpha the new suborbital vehicle under study for the European Union, or perhaps I should add the forerunner to Alpha that was called Phoenix, built by EADS Astrium (then known as Space) and tested in 2004 for the German Aerospace Centre DLR
Phoenix was a subscale reusable launch vehicle testbed for flight testing automatic subsonic approaches and landings
But sources involved in the ...

"Flying boat "Satyrus" on Sea of Galilee, ca.... from x planes
Florida pilots take spotlight in Guard's first Super Bowl flyover from National Guard - Top News


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