Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Luke crew chief to join Thunderbirds -
But, one master sergeant at Luke Air Force base landed one of the top special assignments in his career field -- being part of the US Air Force Thunderbirds ...

2010 Reno Air Races Promo - YouTube
Mike Houghton introduces the 2010 Reno Air Races with this years guests: The Canadian Snowbirds.

C-130 Crew Makes Impression at Singapore Airshow - Systems
This particular model was requested by Lockheed to be at the Airshow because it is one of the newest C-130 J-Models in the US Air Force and is only 18 ...

Australian F-111 makes air show emergency landing - Press Trust of India
The air show was likely to have been the last for the jet as Australia's air force plans to retire its F-111 fleet in December.

S'pore Airshow tickets for first day were sold out; mixed reviews from visitors - Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Airshow opens its doors to the public this ...

World War II planes to be on display in Panama City - The News Herald
On this year's tour, the foundation will bring a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber and a B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" heavy bomber to Panama City, ...

World War II history is also a family history from Diamond Pilots
Video:  A woman learns about her father through a veteran and friend.

A conversation with John Collett, B-17 veteran - Suburbanite
By Jim Mesko Local TV personality Ernie Stadvec sat down with former B-17 gunner, John Collett. John, a top turret gunner in the famed "Flying ...

San Diego Padres' Jerry Coleman: A Man to Respect, a Voice to Remember - Bleacher Report
He served in the Korean War as well as during World War II, delaying his entry into Major League Baseball, as a Marine Aviator. It's where Jerry Coleman ...

Propeller Found by RNLI from PPRuNe Forums
Some of you might have read of the propeller snagged by the RNLI Lifeboat on the Solent in the UK during last week.
This is the BBC News story: BBC News - World War II propeller recovered from seabed
The Solentsky Museum now has the propeller safely in the museum under the bow of our Short Sandringham. It was delivered into our care yesterday by the RNLI. Our small dilemma is attempting to exactly match the prop to the 3 or 4 Sunderland and variants that we known to have sank at their moorings at Calshot. It should be possible to identify the exact aircraft. ...

Flexibility, Mobility and Vigilance: 3 Keys to Market Survival - Benzinga
... 4 months after Pearl Harbor in order to let Japan know they had awakened a sleeping giant as the Doolittle Raiders rained fire on 5 Japanese cities. ...

Jill Rutan Hoffman - Makes and Writes Aviation History from Heads in the Clouds - Women in the Air
Welcome, Jill Rutan Hoffman, aviation author and solo pilot!
AMBER:  Tell me about your relationship with flying and the aviation community.
JRH: Growing up in the Rutan family has gave a unique opportunity to see the impossible made possible. I understand the importance of nurturing the Rutan's spirit of exploration for the next generation of adventurers. I am constantly on the lookout for others with the desire and the knowhow to take that next big step into the unknown.
 AMBER: Tell me about your books.
JRH: First Flights  In classic "There I was …" style, the pilot-penned tales in First Flights will take you along as the authors vividly describe their most thrilling aviation firsts. First Flights will transport you to space in the Shuttle for the first-ever docking with the Mir Space Station.  You'll journey around the world in ...

Women Set To Seek A World's Record on March 8 - Be Part Of It from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
A couple of days ago I shared a link to the website,, and their mission statement, but I didn't really make it clear what the stakes are, so I thought I'd repost it and focus specifically on what they're trying to do.
From March 8, 2010 (that's the 100th anniversary of Baroness Raymonde de Laroche earning her pilot's license) to March 12, women pilots in almost every state will be flying female passengers - girls who want to fly, in an effort to set a few world records: ...

Northern aviation icon dies from
Northern Ontario aviation pioneer Stan Deluce died in London, Ont., Jan. 27.
Published reports said 86-year-old Deluce underwent hip surgery a month ago at Victoria Hospital in London and quickly deteriorated soon afterward.
After service as a fighter pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War,

A century of scouting - Odessa American
The Boy Scouts participated, along with the community, in a flag retirement held at Veteran's Park near the Commemorative Air Force. ...

(title unknown) from Aviation Trivia of the Day
When Pan American signed a $4.8 million order with Boeing for six Model 314 flying boats with options on an additional six, at the time in the 1930s it was the most expensive airliner sale yet with

"From RAINBOW to GUSTO:" Final A-3 from The Unwanted Blog
Thirteenth in the series of reconstructed drawings from Paul Suhler's book "From RAINBOW to GUSTO." This is the final A-3 design as drawn by Ed Baldwin. This is ...

Endeavour's Countdown Going Smoothly from Spaceports
SpaceFlightNow has live mission status updates. NASA is now giving an 80% acceptable for on-time launch at 4:39 AM EST Sunday pre-dawn as the countdown clock ticks away until lift-off. The flight weather officer is carefully watching clouds to the north moving south from Jacksonville at 9:30 PM but the liquid fuel tank is being filled. Final inspection teams will review the vehicle beginning at about 11 PM. Launch pad remains GREEN! Linked is LIVE VIDEO feed.

Stopped engine aerobatics from Diamond Pilots by Kathryn

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