Monday, February 8, 2010

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Singapore Airshow 2012 to Take Place 14 - 19 February -
More than 112000 visitors attended Singapore Airshow 2010. Trade day visitorship exceeded 41000 from 122 countries / regions, with an increased percentage ...

It's high five for high-flying success at air show - The Bay of Plenty Times
"It was a scorcher," said one of the driving forces behind the air show, Group Captain David Love, retired from the Royal Air Force. ...

Airshow draws 71000 - Straits Times
MORE than 71000 people caught the Singapore Airshow over the weekend, with many visitors happy that delays caused by security checks ...

Late rush for airshow tickets - AsiaOne
THE curtain fell on the Singapore Airshow yesterday, with a surge in demand for tickets to the last two days that were open to public. ...

The Tauranga City Airshow 2010 is now over, and what a spectacular weekend.
Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, and to those to came along to watch. Over 20,000 people attended the event over the two days, and the displays and airmanship were enjoyed by all. The audience was able to get "up close and personal" to all the aircraft.
These photos were taken by our ...

Girls can have fun at Warbirds Over Wanaka - JustQueenstown
While no-one could fail to be impressed with the outstanding display of pyrotechnics, aerial dogfight recreations and military displays on offer at the three-day airshow, they tend to get the heart rate of your average male beating faster than some of their partners.
So this year Good Group Ltd (GGL) is introducing the 'Veuve Cliquot Club', a female-friendly lawn alongside its Heineken Hotel, another GGL initiative for the 2010 airshow. ...

Will Vulcan fly again over Bournemouth? - Bournemouth Daily Echo
But many of the parents have seen these planes in action at the Bournemouth Air Festival and think of them as part of the story of our country. ...

Team Bonhomme Loyalty Award from Team Bonhomme #55 Pit-News
We've all been busy at Team Bonhomme getting ready for the start of the 2010 season... Christmas was a quiet affair for most of the Team... I spent Christmas day at home with the family as did Nigel. Wade meanwhile spent Christmas day in the hangar sanding off paint from the aeroplane and then went to McDonalds for lunch... that is what I would call dedication and in my book gets the 2009 Team Bonhomme Loyalty Award! After Christmas I went to Cape Town in for an airline trip and spent a very enjoyable 7 hours hiking up and down Table Mountain twice... good for the heart and good for the weight-loss regime for the new season... I visited Phoenix at the start of January to see how Wade was getting on and as usual he'd been amazingly busy and had successfully lightened the aeroplane significantly. We've also changed a lot about the aeroplane...

Elliot Seguin – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Monday from
MONDAY – Warbirds, Formula 1 Air Racing and Aerospace Engineering…we're covering it all tomorrow morning with Elliot Seguin on Warbird Radio LIVE.

National Aviation Heritage Invitational Web Site
The 2010 National Aviation Heritage Invitational will be held at the 47th National Championship Air Races & Air Show, September 15th – 19th, 2010.
We are now accepting applications for the 2010 National Aviation Heritage Invitational!

Date Announced for WASP Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) confirmed that the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the U.S. Capitol. In the coming weeks, additional information about the ceremony will be posted on Senator Hutchison's website at ...

Raymonde le Laroche - first woman pilot from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Raymonde de Laroche (August 22, 1886 - July 18, 1919), born Elise Raymonde Deroche, was a French aviatrix and the first woman to receive a pilot's licence.
She was the daughter of a plumber. As a young woman, she became an actress, using the stage name "Raymonde de Laroche". (She has frequently been referred to as a Baroness, but this is an erroneous title bestowed upon her by Flight magazine.)
She had a son, André, whose father was reportedly the artist-turned aviator Léon Delagrange. ,,,

"Ruthie the Riveter" visits Robins to see WWII bomber she helped build from Diamond Pilots
WARNER ROBINS — Her children sometimes call her Ruthie the Riveter. That's because Ruth McGee of Tucker worked in an aircraft plant in Marietta during World War II. Her job was riveting the metal skin on B-29 bombers, the type that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. McGee's stint at the Bell Bomber plant began in 1943 and ended ...

famed test pilot Alvin "Tex" Johnston from Aviation Trivia of the Day
When famed test pilot Alvin "Tex" Johnston came to Boeing just before the first flight of the XB-47 Stratojet prototype, it was on the recommendation of the USAF based on Johnston's prior experience with jet aircraft at Bell and that he had flown just about every aircraft in the Air Force's inventory. He had the nickname "Tex" as he always wore cowboy boots when he flew. ...

Remembering Larry Thornton of Idaho Falls--MIA in Vietnam from Remembering World War Two Airmen
While running in the country last weekend, I stopped in the Iona Cemetery to take some photos. I noticed one grave belonging to a Korean War and Vietnam War veteran who was listed as Missing in Action. After taking a photo, I went home and did some research. The story is quite compelling, and illustrates the sadness surrounding all cases of Missing in Action men and their families. ...

World War II Chinese trainer Nanchang CJ-6A plane crash from Diamond Pilots by Kathryn
Two people escaped serious injury when their single-engine airplane crashed Sunday morning during a tour of the East Valley by air, said Mesa Fire Engineer Thor Watson. The pilot was giving his passenger a half-hour tour over east Mesa about 8:35 a.m., when the engine suddenly failed and the plane lost all power, Watson said.
The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing near  ...

Mosquito Rebuild from Another Time
A DH Mosquito will grace the skies once again! Watch the Victoria Air Maintenance web site for progress on CF-HML that is being restored for a Canadian collector.  The link to the Mosquito progress is here.  Years ago my Dad and I saw Kermit Week's Mosquito fly at the

16-Year-Old Passes Written Via Sporty's Online Course from AVwebFlash Current Issue
Tyler Whitney, of Fenwick, Mich., has become the first EAA Young Eagle to pass his FAA private pilot written test by using Sporty's innovative Online Pilot Training Course, free of charge. EAA and Sporty's Pilot Shop joined forces last April to offer the training course free to all young pilot aspirants who are introduced to flight through EAA's Young Eagles Program. Participants earn a logbook and an

Still-adventurous Scouts honor anniversary - Nashua Telegraph
... the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire to host the 2010 Boston-New England Air Show at Pease International Tradeport, featuring the Blue Angels. ...

Learn To Fly Day -- How To Take An Active Role from AVwebFlash Current Issue
A lot of pilots are active supporters of general aviation, but few of them put their money where their mouth is like Gary Bradshaw, founder of and a major contributor to the May 15, 2010 "Learn To Fly Day" initiative. Bradshaw has made it his work and his mission

This Week In Military/Aviation History 8-14 February from Warbirds Online

No Stimulus Plan for Astronauts - Air and Space Magazine
For NASA's flying corps, it looks like 1975 all over again.

The 21st Century Space Program from The Launch Pad
On February 1-2, the Google Lunar X PRIZE held it's 3rd Team Summit at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The timing of the Team Summit coincided with the announcement of the FY2011 budget proposal on February 1, just as representatives of the entrepreneurial GLXP teams from

Shuttle Endeavour Soars in Predawn Launch from
The space shuttle Endeavour lit up the predawn sky above Florida when it launched Feb. 8 on its STS-130 mission.

Civil Air Patrol Seeks Volunteers For New Squadron - WSMV Nashville
The Civil Air Patrol needs volunteers for a new squadron planned for the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport in Sparta.
According to the Herald Citizen, the air patrol has gotten support from airport officials for the new squadron, which would be the first for the Cumberland Plateau.
The non-profit group is an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and assists in all kinds of emergency operations, like searches for missing people, downed planes or illegal drugs. ...

Formation flight Sunday from Planeshots


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