Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Indy Transponder 2-FEB-10 0030z

Are you eligible to fly with the Blue Angels this year? - Examiner.com
The Blue Angels support plane, a C-130 better known as "Fat Albert" lands during the 2006 Vectren Dayton Air Show. They're scheduled to be the headliners ...

Plans in the Works for AIRSHO 2010 from Diamond Pilots
Midland, Texas – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is proud to announce that Western National Bank will return as Exclusive Presenting Sponsor for the 2010 AIRSHO! The Best Warbird Show in America returns to the skies October 9-10, 2010, above Midland International Airport between Midland and Odessa, Texas.
"The CAF is proud to welcome back Western National Bank as the Exclusive Presenting Sponsor for CAF AIRSHO 2010," said CAF President Stephen C. Brown. "Through the support of Western National Bank the 2009 AIRSHO was one of the best in our history despite having some weather troubles. We are looking forward to another stellar year with Western National Bank by our side!"
With the support of Western National Bank's sponsorship, the CAF will once again host the Friday morning Junior Aces event. Junior Aces is a free educational program that invites sixth grade students at area elementary and middle schools to enjoy a morning full of flight and history. Teachers have the opportunity to engage their students in a multi-sensory lesson on the history of American Military Aviation. ...

AVEX: Egypt International Airshow 2010 - ATC Network
Set in the heart of the Middle East and North Africa region, the fourth edition of AVEX Egypt International Airshow is the worlds largest business-focused ...

Alabama's Greg Koontz Renews Master CFI-Aerobatic Accreditation from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Gregory B Koontz, a member of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation.  Greg is a flight instructor and airshow performer who operates Greg Koontz Airshows - http://www.GKAirshows.com - at Dugger's Field Airport (AL60) Ashville AL.  He also serves as a FAASTeam representative for ...
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WWII aircraft pay a visit to Leesburg - Daily Commercial
On this afternoon, a trio of vintage World War II aircraft -- a P-51 Mustang fighter, a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, and a B-24 Liberator bomber -- will ...

P-38/Glacier Girl Event from P38assn
We had a GREAT time in Palm Springs this past weekend. Bob Cardin had over 200 people at his "Glacier Girl" event on Saturday (and several hundred more at the Friday night presentation). Of course, the P-38 flight on Saturday was a huge hit with the crowd. Pilot Jeff Harris gave us an awesome show in Jack [...]

Grissom Air Museum faces state funding loss - Chicago Tribune
AP PERU, Ind. - The museum at Grissom Air Reserve Base in northern Indiana is losing the last of what had been $75000 a year in state funding. ...

TheGrio's 100: Jamail Larkins, going to new heights for students by Bonnie Davis
"It allowed me to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles Program and become a national spokesman of its Vision of Eagles Program." Larkins' work with the program, a youth education initiative of the EAA Aviation ...

RARE U-2 INVITATION from Navy Gold
I have never been "invited" to do anything with the USAF before. That is one reason so much of my time is spent working with the Navy, they are simply more agreeable and accommodating when it comes to civilian media request. In this case however, I was amazed to not only be invited to tag along on the unique recovery profile of the legendary U-2 Dragon Lady, but the squadron CO said it would be fine with him for me to photograph the entire evolution (with a few conditions). Running two identical Pontiac G8 GTO sedans rigged with enough comm gear to talk to the moon, we prepositioned the two cars ...

1,200 military members take part in Red Flag 10-2 from Milcom Monitoring Post
An F-15 Eagle from Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off during Red Flag Oct. 22, 2009, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Twelve F-15s from the 44th Fighter Squadron, along with 160 maintenance and support personnel are attending Red Flag Nellis AFB from Jan. 18 through Feb. 5, 2010.

Amalgam Virgo exercise prepares units for Super Bowl from Milcom Monitoring Post
F-16 Fighting Falcons, like the one shown here, sit ready to deploy at a moment's notice to respond to possible or real air threats over the United States. Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region officials will be conducting Exercise Amalgam Virgo 10-Miami on Jan. 28, 2010, to test command and control and execution procedures for air defense for Super Bowl XLIV

Astronaut Major Michael J. Adams from The Original Rocket Dungeon
Mike Adams flew the X-15 for 13 months from 6 October 1966 until 15 November 1967, making seven flights. All of these were with the XLR99 engine and he reached Mach 5.59, a maximum speed of 3,822 mph, and an altitude of 266,000 feet. Adams died on Flight 3-65-97. The Air Force posthumously awarded Mike Adams an astronaut rating ...

Buzz Aldrin strongly endorses new NASA policy direction from RLV and Space Transport News
Thought I would post the text of the statement (pdf) that Buzz posted:
Statement from Buzz Aldrin: A New Direction in Space
Today I wish to endorse strongly the President's new direction for NASA. As an Apollo astronaut, I know the importance of always pushing new frontiers as we explore space. The truth is, that we have already been to the Moon – some 40 years ago. A near-term focus on lowering the cost of access to space and on developing key, cutting-edge technologies to take us further, faster, is just what our Nation needs to maintain its position as the leader in space exploration for the rest of this century. We need to be in this for the long haul, and this program will allow us to again be pushing the boundaries to achieve new and ...

Red Bull Air Race Pilots to Attend STS-130 Space Shuttle Launch from Mike Goulian Airshows
American Red Bull Air Race pilot Michael Goulian will be among the astronaut's family and friends watching the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour, as it lifts off on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on February 7th. Michael is attending the launch as a guest of Mission Specialist Nick Patrick who is making his 2nd trip to space aboard Endeavor. Nick was a pilot at Michael's flying school Executive Flyers Aviation, in the 1990's.  Joining Michael at the launch will be British Red Bull Air Race pilot, Nigel Lamb.  While Mike and Nigel are among the few who defy gravity on a daily basis, both race pilots would jump at the chance to experience the feeling of a completely gravity free environment. Although he has attended two previous space shuttle launches, Michael says he is "fortunate to be invited to attend this launch as there are so few left." This launch will not only mark the 130th space shuttle flight, but it is also ...

Remember the Columbia 7 from Uplinks by Miles O'Brien
On the morning we lost Columbia seven years ago today, I was up early and in good spirits. The orbiter was headed home after two and a half week stint in space. I was was doing double duty at CNN that morning – as Columbia happened to be coming home during my shift as the co-anchor of the weekend morning program.
I was on top of the world because I had every reason to believe I would soon be orbiting above it. After years of negotiating with NASA (and the Russians), we were poised to announce that I would become the first journalist to fly on the space shuttle to the International Space Station. ...

Uncontrolled Airspace #170 "Three Tubs of GoJo"
Steve Tupper visits the virtual hangar to talk about AcroCamp... More on cleaning your airplane... and the boys talk about the High Wing vs. Low Wing. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace #170 "

Low out below! from AF.mil Photos
Blimps from FenceCheck Forums
Taking the scenic route [Osprey] from AF.mil Photos
Singapore Airshow preview photo gallery from OneRiot.com
Airmen airdrop relief supplies to Haitians from AF.mil Photos
before it was Rare Bear - it was Able Cat from www.aafo.com


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