Saturday, March 20, 2010

Indy Transponder 20-MAR-10 1730z

Some Air Fest fighter pilots have local ties - ABC Action News
"He said "he said that's the hardest part of the whole airshow," says Duke Maeder. His son sits in the cockpit. This is the first time that 33-year old, ...

Plenty to do in Tucson on first spring weekend - Arizona Daily Star
The US Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team headlines at the DM air show. • When: Today and Sunday. ...
Kicking off Aerospace & Arizona Days - Arizona Daily Star
Greg Poe pilots his Fagen MX-2 through aerial stunts while explaining his air show routine. "Heroes Day" gave scores of Tucsonans an early view of the US ...

Gathering of the Giants: Annual R/Sea Hawks show this weekend - Cape Coral Daily Breeze
The annual Cape Coral R/Sea Hawks Air Show, Gathering of the Giants, will be held Saturday, March 20, ...

F-22 jet planned for balloon fest - Battle Creek Enquirer
The US Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet will perform on two days at Battle Creek's Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival at WK Kellogg Airport. ...

BBMF Display Dates Released – Return of Spitfire and Typhoon pair by Flightline UK
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have released details of a very busy display season for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Among the season's dates are a number of trips into Europe for the Lancaster and Dakota including a display at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Dagen.
But perhaps the biggest news is hidden in the details for the RAF's own airshows at Cosford and Waddington which will see the return of the Typhoon and Spitfire combination that was seen back in 2008 for the 90th Anniversry of the Royal Air Force. ...

Red carpet launch for Bournemouth Air Festival 2010 - Bournemouth Echo
Film footage of 2009's spectacular previewed all the favourites which are coming back – The Red Arrows, this year flying with their first female pilot, ...

Team Updates - Blue Thunder Air Racing
Last month I told you about the air show schedule and record attempt we are planning for 2010 and I will talk about that after I tell you what we did with Blue II this month.
Remembering how destabilizing unbalanced flight controls can be in turbulence as well as how catastrophic a failure it is should a control surface flutter, we decided to recheck the aileron control surfaces for balance. The ailerons were not too far out of balance but both needed at least some additional weight to bring them to equilibrium. ...
photo:  Blue Thunder Air Racing

Simply the Best - Air & Space Magazine
The first time I saw Bob hoover fly I was a new show pilot standing next to the great Curtis Pitts and hoping for words of wisdom. It was March

The Challengers From
SALZBURG, Austria - Kirby Chambliss (USA) beat Paul Bonhomme (GBR) in a spectacular Red Bull Air Race World Series battle in Detroit on Sunday in front of a crowd of 750,000 U.S. and Canadian...

The Red Bull Air Race pilots 2010 - YouTube
Introducing the 15 Red Bull Air Race pilots for 2010

Rest in Peace - Major General Robert White USAF (Retired) from Military Photos
On March 17th 2010, Major General Robert White USAF (Retired) passed from this world.
On July 17th, 1962 this aviation legend became the fifth man to earn his astronauts wings high above the continental United States by piloting an X-15 to 314,750 feet above sea level. The first man to fly a winged airframe in space to boot!
A legend from times when the cutting edge makes even alot of todays 'hi-tech' pale into the shadows. ...

A pioneer who beat the odds - The Huntsville Times
... including her recent induction into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame in Orlando Among her other aviation accomplishments, ...

The History of the Vought F4U Corsair - Chris Stonecipher and Friends
The Vought F4U Corsair is rich in military aviation history. It was a fighter that primarily was used towards the end of WWII and in the Korean War. It was a capable of being launched from a carrier and was loaded to the teeth with 20mm ...

(title unknown) from Aviation Trivia of the Day
On 18 January 2003 the over 7,000 Marines of Task Force Tarawa set sail from the United States aboard seven amphibious assault ships with 72 aircraft (and more following them) for the Persian Gulf in the run up to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Bell AH-1W Super Cobras of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 (HMLA-269 "Gunrunners") from MCAS New River, North Carolina were reinforced with additional gunships from sister unit HMLA-167 for a total of 18 AH-1W Super Cobras and nine Bell UH-1N transports. The reinforced squadron embarked on the USS Saipan ...

Air-to-Air with the Monster from AirSpace
This Weekend a small Airshow is planned in Grenchen, specially for Helicopters. On the Flyer you can see an german SeaKing and for taking pictures of this rare seen helicopter in Switzerland I tried to organise a air-to-air photosession. But - the SeaKing went cancelled due to operational reasons.
The photoship was already organised, now  I decided to fetch another helicopter - and the German Army announced its appearance with 'the Monster', Sikorsky's CH-53G !  ...

Driving force behind Ballyfree who had vision and passion - Irish Times
In 1969, Philips and his co-pilot, Vyrell Mitchell, raced their Piper Twin Comanche Ballyfree Bird in the England to Australia Air Race They finished fourth ...

Page Field on Parris Island mushroomed in WWII - Hilton Head Island Packet
Arthur Hallet Page, a pilot killed in a 1930 air race in Chicago when carbon monoxide leaked into the cockpit of his plane,according to Corps historians. ...

March 20 from Cut and Paste Aviation
...1918 -- Royal Flying Corps Major Gerald Ernest Gibbs  scored his 6th victory.
Gibbs was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force in the first half of the 20th century and the last RAF commander-in-chief of the Indian Air Force. During WWI he scored 10 victories (all in the S.E.5), becoming a double ace.
Lindbergh Grandson Launches Incentive Prizes for Advances in Electric Aircraft ... - Xconomy
As paragliders and hang gliders swooped overhead, the grandson of famed aviator Charles "Lucky Lindy" Lindbergh chose a stunning panoramic San Diego ...
Local effort promotes Wright brothers for statue - Dayton Daily News
The coalition and the National Aviation Heritage Alliance plan to coordinate aviation interests throughout the state and also make sure Dayton-area ...

Wright-Patterson's 445th AW to fly the C-17 Globemaster III from Ohio Area MilCom
On March 12th, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff approved the replacement of the C-5As flown by the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with the C-17 Globemaster III. The first four of eight C-17s are expected to arrive in fiscal year 2011 after five C-5As are retired from service. ...

Airshows in 3D - Air & Space Magazine
Hey, if James Cameron can do it, so can we. What better subject to view in three dimensions than an airshow? So we asked our friends at LightSpeedMedia to capture airshow scenes with the 3D camera they've developed. Then we asked Vision III Imagery to process the photographs so you can see them in 3D without wearing special glasses.
Vision III's process creates the illusion of depth by digitally combining the stereoscopic images and rapidly switching back and forth between them. Too much jiggle? Hit the off button. The airplanes are also cool in two dimensions. ...

Red Flag 10-3 from FenceCheck Forums
140609 RAF Cosford Airshow - Flickr
Soyuz landing in snow from High Power Rocketry
A-7 Corsair II Greek Air Force from TAKEOFF TUBE
2010 NAF El Centro Airshow Gallery Added by Randy Rothhaar
Warbird Of The Day - PB4Y-2G Privateer from Warbirds Online
Smoke on! Lights on! A man in his machine from FenceCheck Forums
New York Panorama from high altitude balloon from The Original Rocket Dungeon
The Library of Congress' photostream [vintage planes, early aviation] - Planeshots
Warbird Of The Day – Cessna O-2 Skymaster from Warbirds Online


No comments: