Saturday, March 20, 2010

Indy Transponder 20-MAR-10 0300z

And they're off.... a round-the-world record attempt has begun from Flight International
Italian pilot Riccardo Mortara and Romanian Nicolae Buzaianu set off today at 06.30 GMT from Geneva on a mission to set the record for the fastest flight around the world.  ...

Thunder In The Valley Air Show: Listen to live air traffic online for free - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
SPECIAL TO THE LEDGER-ENQUIRER Pilot Gary Ward flies in his MX2, an aerobatic airplane that can travel up to about 240 miles per hour at level flight. ...
Warbird Radio At Thunder In The Valley Airshow! from
WARBIRD RADIO – Come say hello this weekend!  Matt Jolley from Warbird Radio LIVE will be covering the Thunder In The Valley Air Show this weekend in Columbus, Georgia.  The show features lots of world class flying and numerous warbirds…including Larry Kelley's B-25 Panchito.  For a complete list of performers and show times use the [...]

Eglin Air Force Base - Air Show 2010 from
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 75th Anniversary Eglin Air Force Base Air Show will be held on the installation Apr. 10-11, 2010.  Gates open at exactly 9 a.m.  Any early airshow arrivals will be asked to wait or vectored away to ensure traffic flow continues.  Gates will close to incoming airshow arrivals at 3 p.m. (30 minutes prior ot Thunderbirds show.)
A variety of aerial performers, static displays, and vendors will be presented.  Links to acts, maps, schedules, etc. will appear below upon availability.

Yuma Airshow 2010 - Official Website

Bournemouth Air Festival 2010 launched - Bournemouth Echo
That's what the predicted 1.5 million visitors to this summer's 2010 Bournemouth Air Festival are being encouraged to do. Organisers, who launched Festival ...

Hannes Arch training in the Austrian Alps From
SALZBURG, Austria - With the conclusion of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race season and a new world champion, the focus moves to the new pilots who will enter the ranks next year. Adilson Kindlemann, 36,...

Discover the excitement of flight at Family Flightfest - Oshkosh Northwestern
Bring the kids and grandkids to discover the breathtaking excitement of flight at EAA AirVenture Museum's Family Flight Fest Saturday an Sunday. ...

Sun 'n Fun Countdown  - Plane and Pilot
Two items today as we gin up for the 36th annual EAA Sun 'n Fun Fly-In & Expo (that's the official handle - it's Sun 'n Fun for short).
The big show runs in Lakeland, FL from April 13-18.
Like EAA's Oshkosh AirVenture, you can float your flyin' boat with enough pure aviation overload to give you a hangover. Samples of everything that flies are there, so rock on, wing crazies!
-- Piper wasn't just blowing smoke when it said it would deliver PiperSports starting in  ...

Super Hornets Head Down-under from Ares
RAAF crews are resting in Hawaii before continuing on towards Australia in the next few days with the service's first batch of Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets. The crews have been working-up for the long-haul ferry flight by practicing air-refueling exercises at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. Next stop will be Auckland, New Zealand, before finally reaching RAAF Amberley on Friday. ...
IN THE AIR WITH THE DESTIN WARBIRDS: Pilots say they are preserving history ... - Destin Log
"It's peaceful," said Charles DuPlantis, who took The Log flying with fellow Destin Warbirds Tim McDonald and Dr. Joe Carnley on Sunday. ...

World War II bomber radio operator will fly in B-24 again Monday -
Corpus Christi real estate broker O.K. Smith, 85, will fly again Monday in a B-24 bomber more than 65 years after his last wartime mission on Dec. 12, 1944.
"It's a chapter in my life I'll always remember," Smith said, "especially walking along that bomb bay catwalk with wire cutters to cut loose live bombs that got stuck. You want to get rid of those suckers fast."
The B-24 Liberator bomber that Smith remembers from his 30 wartime missions is the same model as one of four World War II aircraft arriving March 22 at Aransas County Airport in Rockport for a three-day stay that offers plane tours and flights.
The Wings of Freedom tour features a vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, a P-51 Mustang fighter and a Bell UH-1E Huey helicopter. ...

The great B-17: a World War II memory - Ashland Daily Tidings
Of all the inanimate objects that have been important to my life, none that involved death were more important than the B-17. It was built by the Boeing ...

Pilots grounded for good after low flyover - Navy Times
NORFOLK, Va. — Two F/A-18E Super Hornet pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron 136 have been permanently grounded for flying too low before a Georgia Tech football game Nov. 7, according to a source.
The pilots, both mid-'90s graduates of Georgia Tech, flew over Bobby Dodd Stadium in downtown Atlanta at just a few hundred feet above the stadium, under the 1,000 feet minimum required by Navy rules.
Multiple videos of the flyover, posted on YouTube, show the planes screaming low over the stadium. ...

Air Force parachute demo team to train at Cape Canaveral - FLORIDA TODAY
Wings of Blue, the Air Force parachute demonstration team, will conduct its spring training session at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station beginning next week.
The Wings of Blue jump team is comprised of 115 cadets, active-duty service members, reservists and civilian personnel. The team operates as the 98th Flying Training Squadron, 306th Flying Training Group, Air Education and Training Command, and travels nationally, and internationally to perform in air shows and competitions.
Wings of Blue began as a cadet parachuting program in 1963, when interested cadets formed ...

100 year aviation aniversay for Formby's Freshfield beach - Southport Visiter
In those early days of Britain's aviation history, the beach was the busiest airstrip in the country. This year the Formby Civic Society are working with ...

Rapide takes to the air from MRC Aviation
DH89A N89DH c/n HB-724 registered to Training Services Inc of Virginia Beach took to the skies over Ardmore 19Mar leaping off runway 21 at 1715 for its first flight following an extensive rebuild with Avspecs. The aircraft is marked as G-ADDD, however on this occasion the G was for some reason removed.
Colin Hunter was on hand to capture its short take off roll.

Army inducts Duckworth, Vaught into foundation hall of fame from National Guard - Top News
The Army Women's Foundation inducted two new members into its hall of fame following the Army Women in Transition Symposium here March 17, 2010...

Book overview: Flygirl, and two dates for your calendar! - Winged Victory
... Janet Bragg tried to join the WASP and was turned down, the fictional character Ida Mae Jones succeeds because of her light skin. (There actually were two minority women in the WASP, two Chinese-Americans, Hazel Ying Lee - one of the 38 WASP who died for her country, and whose family had to fight a legal fight to allow her and her brother, a soldier killed in France on almost the same day, to be buried in a "white only" section of an Oregon graveyard (a spot they wanted because of its view overlooking the Willamette River, which they felt honored their children who had given their lives for the United States) and Maggie Gee  who, after the war, became a computer programmer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.) Black women could serve in other areas of the military beginning in 1944 - for example in Ocotober 1944 the WAVES were integrated.
The first black female pilot in the Air Force was Theresa Claiborne, an ...

The Great Air Race – England to Melbourne 1934 - Healthy Articles
Fantastic piece of aviation history thanks for putting it up. I have researched the race and if you Google tom campbell black you will see info relating to Tom and the Great Race. 2775754raf says: March 20, 2010 at 5:03 am ...

Sweet Briar Alumna Receives Congressional Gold Medal - SBC News
They flew nearly every type of aircraft, including B-17 bombers, testing and ferrying planes to military bases, and moving personnel and equipment around ...

Women Fly (Guest Blog) - Life on the Road as a Pilot
We were able to point them to opportunities in Young Eagles, local internships, job shadows, and NASA programs. We shared an empowering day inspiring one another. I treasured my chance to assist girls who mirrored my younger self, ...

Aviation Museum of NH to feature the history of Captain Bob Fogg Sr. - New Hampshire Magazine
Manchester, NH – One Saturday per month, the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society features guest speakers at the Aviation Museum of NH to present free ...

Museum seeks artifacts from Illinois astronauts - Bloomington Pantagraph
... has a variety of cockpit instrument panels, engines, an antique flight trainer and aircraft models that cover more than 100 years of aviation history. ...

Sporty from Neptunus Lex
There was an (I assume) very occasional reader y-clept Deodo who used to drop in on me in PM whilst I was working on my tailwheel qual to offer encouragement and advice. Mentioned that the Travelair I hope to someday fly was something of a dog contrasted to his own machine, the Bücker Jungmann Bü-131. Which, given the video he sent along – from right here at Gillespie – I'd have to agree. ...

$500k vintage flying boat to auction in New York - Paul Fraser Collectibles
The Curtiss MF Flying Boat is the first vintage plane to be auctioned in Manhattan, US
Bonhams announces the sale of a 1917 Curtiss MF Seagull Flying Boat, to be offered at auction on Tuesday April 13 in New York.
Sourced from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio, the flying boat will be the first vintage plane auctioned in Manhattan, and it is expected to realize between $300,000-500,000.
A plane designed by one of the leading pioneers of American aviation and archrival of the Wright brothers, Glenn H. Curtiss, the Seagull is an eloquent symbol for one of the Curtiss company's greatest achievements - the perfection of the seaplane.
As part of the celebrations surrounding the auction, the ...

March 19 from Cut and Paste Aviation
... 1997 -- The 509th Bomb Wing conducted the longest B-2 Spirit mission to date when The Spirit of Florida, flew from Whiteman AFB, Missouri, to Puerto Rico. Maj. Robert O'Neal and Capt. Scott Hughes flew the nearly 30-hour, round-trip flight with its four aerial refuelings and a live conventional weapon release at the Vieques Range, Puerto, Rico.
1992 -- Two F-15s intercepted two Russian Tupolev Tu-95 (NATO reporting name: Bear) bombers near the Alaskan coast, the first such interception since the breakup of the Soviet Union. ...

The Cinematographer Astronaut: Filming Hubble 3D In Space from - Science: Air & Space
NASA astronaut Greg C. Johnson has served as a Navy fighter pilot, a test pilot and an aerospace engineer. On his latest mission, he also served as a documentary 3D cameraman in space on the new Imax film Hubble 3D.

Uncontrolled Airspace #175 "Pointy Headed Safety Wonks"
Checklists, getting discounts on avgas, the passing of an aviation legend, still looking for 447, and two more odd airplanes for Dave. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace #175 "Pointy Headed Safety Wonks"

Caption Contest #34: A Near-Miss Winner! by Martt

I hold the shuttle in the palm of my hand from The Original Rocket Dungeon
Your photos: Look up! It's the Blue Angels flying in for Airfest -
Deanie Parrish, age 80, shows off her legs from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Airplane submerged in Tallinn's main water supply - Antonov An-26B - DHL Cargo, SP-FDO from Diamond Pilots


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