Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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4 Wild Things to Expect at Singapore Airshow 2010 - CNBC
Hence, we should expect the unexpected from the Singapore Airshow 2010 too. Here are four wild things to expect at the Airshow. After dismal outcomes late ...

Aviation India: Singapore Airshow 2010 to open today - Av India
The curtains go up today on Singapore Airshow 2010 - the first major global gathering of plane-makers, airlines and other industry players as optimism returns to the industry. More than a year after the economic slump sent the aviation ...

Singapore show watched for signs of recovery - AOPA Pilot
The 130000 attendees at this week's Singapore Airshow are watching company announcements for signs that the recession is ending. ...

Singapore Air Show Kicks Off - NTDTV
The Singapore Air Show kicked off Tuesday. Fast jet displays roared over hospitality chalets at the air show. Most players in the airline industry facing ...

VIDEO: Singapore Airshow display highlights (F-111, A-10, F/A-50, M346) - The DEW Line
More photos from Singapore Airshow - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Air Show Celebrates 30 Years of Flying High - Harbor Events Guide
"We are so excited to receive this nod, especially for our 30th anniversary," says Fred Buckingham, Air Show Chairman. "It's for the entire Southeastern United States, not just Florida. It's really nice recognition. ...
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NIagara Airshow 2010 to Feature Canadian Forces Snowbirds - ReadMedia
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) is excited to announce the 2010 Thunder of Niagara Open House. This year's featured act will be the Canadian Forces aerial demonstration team The Snowbirds. A wide variety of military aircraft, aerobatic airplanes, and vintage war birds will also be performing and on static display.
The two-day event will be held at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on May 8 – 9, 2010 and is FREE to the general public. Details on the theme, times, and parking will be released at a later date. For more information please visit the web site at www.niagaraairshow.com.

Capital Air Race set to draw 200000 - Emirates Business 24/7
Organisers estimate that about 200000 spectators will attend the opening round of this year's Red Bull Air Race Championship in Abu Dhabi, where 15 of the ...

Simsbury Airport Fly-In DVD released - General Aviation News
A DVD of the 2009 Simsbury Airport (4B9) Fly-In is now available.

Gathering of B-25s planned for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders reunion - General Aviation News
PanchitoThe Doolittle Tokyo Raiders will celebrate their 68th reunion April 15-19 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, with seven of the eight remaining raiders expected to attend. To coincide with the reunion, a gathering of North American Mitchell B-25 bombers is being collected from all over the United States and Canada to arrive in Dayton to take part in the reunion. ...

Vintage planes create new memories - Daily Commercial
A B-17 called "Nine-O-Nine" followed a few minutes later, parking near its American counterpart. Thus the history lesson began. The two planes are part of ...

Small donation could win a ride on a historic warplane - The Kathryn Report
LEESBURG -- Many residents will find it a thrilling experience to simply see aviation history up close this week at the Leesburg International Airport. But for one lucky winner, that thrill will take flight. Angel Flight Southeast announced it will be giving away a seat on either a B-17 or B-24 bomber when it flies from Leesburg to Ocala on Wednesday. Angel Flight CEO R. Blake Mathis accepted the gift from the Collings Foundation, sponsor of the Wings of Freedom Tour, and will use it to raise funds for the Angel Flight program.  ...

Museum honors Black History Month - General Aviation News
Bill Holloman in P-51The Museum of Flight in Seattle commemorates Black History Month with a Feb. 6 panel discussion with current Air Force and Alaska Airline pilots. Moderated by Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Col. Bill Holloman III (ret.), the panel will include Alaska Airlines pilot Capt. Mike Swanigan, a Kenmore, Wash. resident who flies 737s for the airline; Seattle resident and Alaska Airline pilot Mike Hendrix; Lt. Col. Kimberly Scott, an Alaska Airlines pilot and U.S. Air Force Reserve C-17 pilot for the 728th Airlift Squadron; Lt. Col. Rod Lewis, commander of the C-17 squadron at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.; and Maj. Gen. Harold "Mitch" Mitchell, an Alaska Airlines and U.S. Air Force pilot who is now assigned to the Pentagon. The program is at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater.
The moderator for the panel, Lt. Col. Bill Holloman III (pictured) flew "Red Tail" P-51s with the 332nd Fighter Group in World War II — the famed Tuskegee Airmen. He continued flying during the Korean War and Vietnam, and he was the first black helicopter pilot in the Air Force.
For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org.

Tuskegee Airmen present careers week for Detroit kids - Detroit Free Press
Detroit Public Schools students got a lesson in aviation Monday from African-American metro Detroiters who made history as aviators. ...

Tuskegee Airman Colonel Charles McGee - KCUR
In fact, he flew more fighter missions than any other Air Force aviator. McGee eventually went on to serve as base commander at the Richards Gebaur Air ...

Great story on Canso's recovery - Edmonton Journal
... Canso are typical of the attitude found in 30 aviation museums across Canada, where volunteers restore significant aircraft of our aviation heritage. ...

Last living U.S. World War I vet turns 109 - Air Force Times
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — America's last surviving World War I veteran marked his birthday Monday with family and close friends, noting that he has much to be thankful for as he blew out 109 candles.Frank Woodruff Buckles, who lives on ...

Search is on for family of World War Two airman - The Bolton News
A RESEARCHER is looking for the relatives of an RAF man from Bolton who died in an aeroplane crash in 1943. Raimondo Bogaars is investigating six crashes in ...

Wyoming aviation pioneer dies at 103 - General Aviation News
A Wyoming aviation pioneer has died at age 103, according to a report from the Wyoming Tribune. Ralph S. Johnson was a test pilot, launched aviation businesses and created innovations for pilots that are still in use today.
The story quotes John Richard Waggener, president of the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fall:
    "He will forever be remembered as one of Wyoming's greatest aviators. It is evident that he was among the rare pilots who was completely balanced in that he not only had a tremendous understanding of aeronautical engineering and flight principles, but he had the artistic grace to be a truly great aviator."
Johnson was part of the initial class of inductees into the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame in 1995. ...

Airborne 'Angel': Retired businessman volunteers time, plane to transport patients - The Commercial Appeal
George Cates may not look like a typical angel, but Little Rock lung transplant patient Betty Louise King is quick to sing his praises.
Cates' wings are very real and very large: 38 feet, four inches is the precise wingspan of a private plane that the retired Memphis businessman uses to fly medical mercy missions.
Betty Louise King of Little Rock is one of many patients Cates has transported.
About once a month, the former chairman and CEO of Mid-America Apartment Communities donates his aviation skills and use of his Cirrus SR-22, a single-engine plane. He hooks up with Angel Flight or similar charity medical flight organizations to provide free rides to patients dealing with life-threatening issues such as organ transplants and cancer treatments. ...

Fighter jets to dot Ohio skies Thursday - The Kathryn Report
If you see several fighter jets overhead Thursday, don't worry.
It's only a test.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said it will conduct exercise flights that afternoon over the cities of Canton, Youngstown and Toledo.
''The flights will take place in the mid-afternoon and people can expect to hear and see NORAD fighter aircraft in close proximity with general aviation planes as they practice their intercept and identification procedures,'' NORAD said in a news release.
Flights such as those Thursday have been conducted throughout the United States and Canada since the start of ''Operation Noble Eagle,'' the command's response to the terrorist attacks of Sep. 11, 2001.
Since those attacks, NORAD fighters have responded to more than 3,300 possible air threats in Canada and the United States.
For more information about NORAD's intercept procedure, go to http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ATpubs/AIM/Chap5/aim0506.html.

Dying Man Shares Unseen Challenger Video - Slashdot
longacre writes "An amateur video of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion has been made public for the first time. The Florida man who filmed it from his front yard on his new Betamax camcorder turned the tape over to an educational organization a week before he died this past December. The Space Exploration Archive has since published the video into the public domain in time for the 24th anniversary of the catastrophe. Despite being shot from about 70 miles from Cape Canaveral, the shuttle and the explosion can be seen quite clearly. It is unclear why he never shared the footage with NASA or the media. NASA officials say they were not aware of the video, but are interested in examining it now that it has been made available."   
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The February edition of the Heartland Warrior is now available.
The February edition of the Heartland Warrior is now available. The official E-Paper of the 434th Air Refueling Wing includes six pages of stories, photos and features pertaining to Grissom ARB and the U.S. Air Force. Top stories include:

--Base, Community Council partner to honor annual award winners
--Social media tips for Air Force Reservists
--Grissom Fire Department makes impact on base and in the local community
--Recent promotions at Grissom ARB


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