Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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'Miracle on the Hudson' at Sun 'n Fun from General Aviation News
Jeff Skiles, first officer on US Airways Flight 1549 that safely landed in the Hudson River one year ago last month, will be a featured participant at this year's Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, which will be held April 13-18 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Lakeland, Florida. ...

Air and Space Museum Announces Rocket Racing - Tulsa Today
"We will be hosting nationally acclaimed air show acts including the Franklin Flying Circus and Younkin Aerobatics, as well as giving our audience a true ...

Great North Fly-In 2010 from PPRuNe Forums
This year the 'Great North Fly-In' will once again be hosted at the former Royal Air Force Station Eshott, Northumberland. The event will take place on the weekend of the 19th & 20th of June.

Air show volunteers are needed - Kingsville Record
Each volunteer group will be paid the same percentage of the profits that are made from the air show, regardless of the type of booth that is manned, ...

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Tickets for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders dinner available March 1 from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
A limited number of tickets for a dinner with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders during their 68th Reunion will go on-sale to the public on March 1 at 9 a.m. The dinner, which will be held on April 16 in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Modern Flight Gallery, will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. and seating for dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $65 per ticket.
Tickets can be purchased by obtaining an order form online at, by phone at (937) 904-9881 or in person at the museum's information desk. Order forms must be returned with payment to the museum's Special Events division and will be processed in the order that they are received. Payment will only be accepted by check or credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa). Those who purchase tickets will receive them by mail.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force open during special evening hours on March 5 from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories
Beat the winter blues by visiting the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during special evening hours from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, March 5. A variety of interactive programs will take place throughout the museum during this free family-friendly event.
Throughout the night, visitors will have the unique opportunity to look into 16 aircraft cockpits, including the A-17, O-47, Spitfire Mk. Vc, B-26, Me 163, "George," Ohka trainer, F-86A, MiG-15, A-37, MiG-21, OV-10, A-7D, F-22A, SR-71 and A-10A. In addition, visitors are invited to hear stories about aviation history and learn about topics such as the B-29 Bockscar and B-52s during the Cold War. Participants also can try out two demonstration stations in the Modern Flight Gallery by building an egg carton glider or landing a model aircraft. ...

Air Force, DOD pioneer passes away from Air Force Link Top Stories
The first woman to serve as major general in the Air Force, and the Department of Defense, passed away Feb. 15.
Retired Maj. Gen. Jeanne M. Holm is credited as the single driving force in achieving parity for military women and making them a viable part of the mainstream military.
The Portland, Ore., native attained the rank of two-star general in 1973 after a career that began 31 years earlier in 1942 when she enlisted in the Army. General Holm entered Women's Army Air Corps in January 1943 where she received a commission as third officer, the WAAC equivalent of second lieutenant. ...

Youngest Tuskegee pilot reflects on past experiences - United States Army
The 332nd was the first combat group of black pilots to fly in World War II, and he wanted to be like them. He completed the physical tests, ...

Spy plane pioneer named to National Academy - ScienceDude
Another of Karem's companies, Frontier Aircraft, also helped develop a UAV that evolved into the A160 Hummingbird, an unmanned aerial vehicle helicopter ...

Historic DC-3 to be on display at GMU from General Aviation News
The recently restored Flagship Detroit, a DC-3 delivered to American Airlines in 1937, will be on display at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina March 21 and 22.
Owned and operated by a private volunteer foundation, the oldest flying DC-3 in the world has recently completed a major restoration to return the exterior and interior to the original configuration. Members of the Flagship Detroit Foundation will be on hand to provide tours and answer questions about this historic aircraft. After the airshow, an opportunity to join the foundation and enjoy a "Ride Back in Time" (local flight) will be available.
The Flagship Detroit Foundation is a non-profit organization of men and women who have joined together to rejuvenate this airplane and to educate the youth and the flying public of a significant era in the history of the U. S. and world airline industry.
For more information: 931-224-5280 or 864-444-4181 or

FAA administrator to license first cadets from On Wings of Eagles from General Aviation News
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will present Private Pilot certificates with Instrument Ratings to the first two cadets from the On Wings of Eagles Foundation (OWOEF) flight academy as part of the National Guard Youth Challenge Foundation's Gala Feb. 23.
OWOEF, working in partnership with the National Guard Youth Challenge program, offers flight training scholarships to selected graduates of the Youth Challenge camps for at-risk youth. Cadets Clarence Wesley Jones and Ryan Armenta graduated with honors from such a camp at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, in 2009. Formerly high school dropouts and gang-bangers, these cadets completed their high school education and excelled at the character training and mentoring that was part of the Youth Challenge experience.
Subsequently they were the first cadets selected for "full ride" scholarships to flight training. Since last August they have been flying at Trans-Pac Aviation Academy at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix. Upon completion of their Commercial and Flight Instructor certificates, they will become flight instructors for the next class of OWOEF cadets, set to arrive in the summer of 2010.
For more information: 303-274-5802 or

Fear of Flying – Story #2 - Fly Me Friendly
From all that I'm hearing, A Pilot's Story will be up there with One Six Right as it goes to the heart of why we fly and the joy of first solo, all accompanied with beautiful high definition imagery. The guys are seeking funding to help ...

NASA Announces End-of-Shuttle Winning Patch Design from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
NASA - A launching space shuttle flanked by an American flag and stars hailing both NASA's orbiter fleet and the astronauts whose lives were lost while flying aboard them has been chosen by the space agency as its official insignia to mark the approaching retirement of the winged spacecraft.
NASA revealed Monday the winning design in its in-house space shuttle commemorative patch contest, which began last October. The selected gem-shaped patch, which was designed by Hamilton Sundstrand camera engineer Blake Dumesnil from Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, was chosen by judges out of the 85 designs submitted by the agency's past and present workforce. ...

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Curtis F9C Sparrowhawk from Pixdaus
First Viking Twin Otter takes flight from General Aviation News 


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