Sunday, March 21, 2010

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1st day of Airfest brings 'wows' at MacDill - Tampa Tribune
Today is a beautiful day for flying.
It's also a beautiful day to watch people flying from the massive shadow of a B-52 Stratofortress.
That was Rick Mathias' assessment as he and his family picnicked on the tarmac of MacDill Air Force Base shaded by the bomber's enormous wing. They were among the estimated 100,000 spectators who came out for the first day of Airfest, MacDill's annual air show. ...
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Blue Angels fly into Tampa for this weekend's Airfest - TBO Extra
Lt. Rob Kurrle admits having the jitters the first time he performed as a member of the Blue Angels, headliners for this weekend's Airfest at MacDill Air Force Base.

MacDill Air Fest draws overwhelming crowds - MyFox Tampa Bay
TAMPA - Tens of thousands of people packed MacDill Air Force Base for this year's Air Fest. So many people showed up Saturday, some were actually turned ...

Davis Monthan AFB Air Show in Tucson Arizona March 20-21 by SearchNet Media
Davis Monthan Air Force Base is hosting the Aerospace and Arizona Days Air Show in Tucson, Arizona this weekend March 20-21. Aviation enthusiasts and spectators can enjoy some spectacular flying and beautiful aircraft. This show offers an up-close look at military and civilian aerial demonstrations and static-display aircraft from across the U.S. ...

Aircraft Boneyard at Davis Monthan AFB by SearchNet Media
If you are out at the Davis Monthan AFB Air Show this weekend, you can't help but find the massive Davis Monthan AFB Aircraft Boneyard fascinating. Many people park along Valencia and watch the aircraft come in for a landing. It is adjacent to the Aircraft Boneyard and the aircraft are interesting to view while you wait for planes to fly overhead.

Jasper Air Show showcases rare aircraft - KTRE
I'd like to fly in it again," said Bill Bowen, who was a radio operator on the B-17 during World War II. It's people like Bill, who make the fifth annual ...

Air show to soar March 27 - Yuma Sun
After a record-breaking event last year, the bar has been set high for the 2010 Yuma Air Show, but organizers say they ...

Florida: Blue Angels to Star in Keys Air Show April 10-11 by
The U.S. Navy's renowned Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase its members' dynamic flying skills Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, during the Southernmost Air Spectacular presented by Naval Air Station Key West. ...

Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2010 takes off in Abu Dhabi from Kirby Chambliss
ABU DHABI – For the sixth consecutive year, veteran race pilot Kirby Chambliss and team are in Abu Dhabi preparing for the opening of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship season on March 26th and 27th.
"As a team we're confident in what we've done during the off season to prepare and are ready to get out there and let the plane do the talking. Every year the first race is critical in gauging the competition. It's a guessing game because you're not sure what other teams are running or how modifications you've made will stack up," said Chambliss.
The race in Abu Dhabi signals a six-month long battle for championship points in the first of eight races on a total of five continents. With limited opportunities to compete, each race presents points that are crucial in deciding the next Red Bull Air Race World Champion. ...

Red Bull Air Race Veterans From
The pilots explain exactly what it means to be part of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
WINDSOR ONTARIO, Canada – Britain's Paul Bonhomme soared to victory in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday with a thrilling win over rival Hannes Arch of Austria in Windsor, Ontario....
Britain's Paul Bonhomme, the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Champion, paid a heartfelt tribute to the hundreds of crew members on Monday at the annual end-of-season party while Japanese rookie Yoshi...
Nicolas Ivanoff is the enigma of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, a mysterious Frenchman who can fly brilliantly in one race and end up near...

WASP Take Home the Gold from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Courtesy of Sarah Byrn Rickman, WASP Author and Historian- September 10, 1942, Secretary of War Henry Stimson announced that Nancy Harkness Love would lead a group of civilian women pilots who would ferry airplanes for the U.S. Army. They would be known as the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. ...
Congressional Gold -- Sen. Hutchison's Speech from WASP & WINGS by Nancy Parrish
Congressional Gold-- Sen. Mikulski's speech from WASP & WINGS by Nancy Parrish

Today in aviation history: First flight of the Grumman F3F biplane fighter in 1935 - Wikipedia by oleprimdahl [20-MAR]
Selfridge Military Air Museum opens - Shelby Township Source Newspapers
Selfridge Military Air Museum officials recently announced their 2010 general public hours of operation for the Museum and Air Park as noon to 4:30 pm on ...

Air Force officials open aviation art gallery in Pentagon from Air Force Link Top Stories
The World War I Skyfighters of France teamed with modern-day American Airmen in Afghanistan in an art gallery exhibit in the Pentagon dedicated March 18 by Air Force senior leaders. The exhibit showcases the work of the first aviation artist and displays the latest addition to the Air Force Art Program.
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz joined William Davidson, administrative assistant to the secretary, in the ceremony highlighting 19 paintings by French artist Henrí Farré. The gallery is located at the fifth-floor apex of corridors 9 and 10 in the Pentagon. ...

Apollo 13 Checklist On Auction from AVwebFlash Current Issue
An auction in Manhattan on April 13 will feature an annotated checklist used to power down damaged parts of Apollo 13, other space memorabilia and a complete 93-year-old Curtiss MF flying boat. The auction by Bonhams will be held on the 40th anniversary of the oxygen tank explosion that nearly killed three astronauts while they were halfway to the moon and includes notes made by the crew just after the tank blew up, heavily damaging the service module of the spacecraft. The checklist is expected to fetch up to $30,000. The flying boat, a demilitarized version of the F model used by the U.S. Navy, will be on public display starting April 3 at Sculpture Garden Atrium at 590 Madison Ave.

Tora! Tora! Tora! – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Monday from
MONDAY -  It's all about the airshow act "Tora! Tora! Tora!" on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Go behind the scenes with narrator Ken Crites and find out what keeps this legendary act going.  If you'd like to call in and join the conversation just use the contact info below.  We'd love to hear your "Tora!" story…  [...]

Handley Page H.P.42 from Planeshots
TAKING SHOTS: The Blue Angels by Paul Olden
B-25 at Thunder in the Valley Air Show - twitpic via [pictured]
The Week In Pictures By UK Airshow Review by Mick Balter
Video: Scrapping the CRJ200 (OE-LCF) in Ljubljana from Diamond Pilots
AeroSpace & Arizona Days 2010 - Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson - 03/19/10 from FenceCheck Forums


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