Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Air show organisers predict record year - Swindon Advertiser
Tickets have been on sale since March 5 for the Cotswold Air Show, previously known as the Kemble Air Show, which supports the Royal Air Force Benevolent ...

Thunderbirds ready for 57th season from Air Combat Command - Top ACC Stories
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" flew their acceptance show, March 11 and were approved by Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, to start their 2010 show season.
"The acceptance show is the culmination of the hard work and dedication by our entire team throughout the training season -- from November to March," said Lt. Col. Case Cunningham, who is beginning his first year as the Thunderbirds commander and leader. "It is an opportunity for us to demonstrate a safe air show for General Fraser as we prepare for the 2010 air show season." ...
DM air show to combat hunger - KOLD-TV
Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - High-flying thrills at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base air show will have down-to-earth benefits for the Community Food Bank. ...

Air show will be March 20-21, 2010 by Steven R
The MacDill AirFest Air show will be Saturday and Sunday at MacDill AFB. Always an outstanding show, and the Blue Angels will be flying. (Unlike the parking ripoff that Greg had in Texas, the Air Show here is always free - free parking ...

Free Fly Day at Flying Heritage Collection from Diamond Pilots
May 15, 2010 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Saturday) | Flying Heritage Collection | 3407 109th St SW | Seattle
Event Details - Description:  Legendary Fighter Planes Take to the Sky! Enjoy the beauty and precision of vintage warbirds as they are returned to the skies during our summer Fly Days! The complimentary price does not include admission to the Flying Heritage Collection—but a tour makes a great addition to the day! The viewing area is located at the west end of 109th Street SW at Paine Field, just a short walk from the Collection's hangar. Limited seating is available, but we encourage visitors to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the thrilling flights, which typically last for an hour. Don't miss this chance to see these aviation treasures take flight! Note: These flights are planned activities, but are subject to weather conditions, pilot availability and the mechanical condition of the aircraft. Fly Days may be cancelled without notice due to these factors. Please call FHC at (877) FHC-3404 or check www.flyingheritage.com prior to your visit. May 15: General Aviation Day Aircraft: P-47, Storch ...

The recently restored Flagship Detroit airplane, an original DC-3 delivered to American Airlines in 1937 will be on display at GMU on Sunday and Monday, March 21st and 22nd.
Owned and operated by a private volunteer foundation, the aircraft 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. ...

Sun and Fun, Airshow, Klerksdorp - Africa Aviation / Afrika Lugvaart
The Sun n Fun weekend is an EAA Chapter 322 initiative, but is being convened this year by Cliff Lotter and Jack Onderstall and the good folk of the Klerksdorp Pilots Association. The event will be held at Klerksdorp FAKD. ...

Red Bull Top Guns Face New Challenges In Abu Dhabi From www.abudhabicityguide.com:
Abu Dhabi is getting ready to host the opening round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship held on March 26 and 27 under the patronage of HH. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with the continuous support of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, and the sponsorship of DU – The Official National Telecom Partner. ...

Women Airforce Service Pilot Part of Alabama Aviation History from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
BIRMINGHAM AL- March is bringing women aviation history to life during Women's History month. Pilots are celebrating the Centennial of Licensed Women's Flight in March. Raymonde De Laroche (1882 - 1919), an experienced French balloonist, was the first woman to earn a pilot license worldwide on March 8, 1910.
The Women Airforce Service pilots, whose patriotism and bravery forgotten for sixty years, received their recognition in a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in Washington, DC on March 10, 2010. One of these honorees was Alabama's own first lady of flight, Nancy Batson Crews (1920- 2001). ...

Female pilots share stories at National Air and Space Museum - USAF News
CHANTILLY, Va. (AFNS) -- The staff at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center hosted their annual Women in Aviation and Space Family Day March 13 where Airmen had to chance to talk to young girls about being a female pilot.
For Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal, it was "an opportunity to show the young ladies that they're not limited in their dreams."
"The opportunities are endless and you can do whatever you set your sights on," the colonel said.
Colonel Tengesdal, a U-2 pilot, is the Detachment 2 commander for flight tests at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. She was one of a handful of female Airmen invited to the museum to share her stories at one of the center's "Ask the Experts" panels. ...
Women in Aviation and Space Family Day from AF.mil Photos
Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal answers questions about being a U-2 pilot during the annual Women in Aviation and Space Family Day at the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., March 13, 2010. Airmen had the chance to talk to young girls about being female aviators. Colonel Tengesdal is the Detachment 2 commander for flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski)
Flight Schedule Changes: Prescott Airport; SR71 Presentation: ERAU from Arizona Aerospan
You are all cordially invited to the next AAHS aviation history program this Thursday, 11 March. The presentation will be on the famous SR-71 Blackbird, and will be made by two men, who flew this remarkable airplane. Pat Bledsoe, a pilot and Tom Henichek, a Radar Systems Operator live right here in Prescott. They will discuss the history, missions and records of the SR-71. Please see the attached flyer for more information. ...

Houdini's flight, 100 years on - Weekly Times Now
As part of a Diggers Rest Lions Club project to celebrate the anniversary, model aeroplane maker Ian Satur of Melton has made a replica of Houdini's biplane ...

Save the Blimp Base - Air and Space Magazine
From this Naval air station airships hunted U-boats in the Florida Keys.

Curiosity launches for kids at EAA's Space Week on May 3-7 - Oshkosh Northwestern
The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Highway 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 5 pm ...

Air Force Pilot MIA From Vietnam War is Identified from News Release - U.S. Dept. of Defense
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.

Arizona desert a final stop for some special planes - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
To the passing motorist, it's a giant parking lot packed with planes.
Military types call Davis-Monthan Air Force Base a "regeneration center" because all branches of the U.S. armed services send aircraft here for resting or retooling.
To aviators, including Capt. Chuck Osborn, a retired Delta Airlines pilot who served in the Air Force, this 2,600-acre, open-air warehouse is the Boneyard. He gives one-hour bus tours here for tourists, many of whom are gear heads.
Security is tight so you can't get off the bus to touch or board any of the more than 4,400 planes. But you will see the sleek flying machine Tom Cruise piloted in "Top Gun," the aircraft former U.S. Sen. John Glenn used to set a distance record and the H-1 Iroquois Huey helicopter, the angel of the Vietnam War.
Overhead, you may see a few A-10 Thunderbolts taking flight. Unofficially ...

Rocket Powered Helicopter Is Crazier Than It Sounds from Military Photos
Rather than being powered by a conventional engine, someone decided that it would be a good idea to install itty bitty rocket engines on the tips of the blades of this helicopter to power it. And the really scary part is that it works. Very well, in fact. The hydrogen peroxide rockets (the same things that power most jetpacks) produce no pollution and are supposed to be significantly more stable than their conventional counterparts ...

Get your girl Aviation-centric decor... from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Our cute skywriter airplane wall decal is perfect for a nursery or kids room. Our removable vinyl wall sticker is personalized by a very skilled little girl pilot. It's not surprising her hero is Amelia Earhart! ...

We are in Lufkin, TX! by Team Flying Tigresses
Listen to "See Her Fly". Now hear "See Her Fly" - the song written and performed by Anne Marie for the Air Race Classic! Go to http://www.flaunchmusic.com/songs.cfm to hear to this beautiful song and others! ...

The Blue Angels - The Eagle Eye News
worlds smallest flying aircraft by Nathan_Nathan
a fascinating trio: the Northrop X-4 Bantam tailless aircraft... from x planes
Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor - "a mixed-propulsion... from x planes


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