Monday, March 22, 2010

Indy Transponder 22-MAR-10 0400z

Reno Air Races Pilot Killed in Crash is Remembered - KOLO
Earlier this week...A plane crash outside of Bakersfield claimed the lives of two veteran pilots. One of the victims, Al Goss was a longtime flier in the Reno Air Races. We spoke with someone close to Goss who says the races will never be the same without him. [video]
MacDill AirFest resumes after storms pass - [photo from MacDiff Airfest FB photos]
AirFest activities at MacDill Air Force Base resumed this afternoon after being delayed by thunderstorms.
The closing event, a demonstration by the Navy's Blue Angels, was scheduled for 3:15 p.m. — just 15 minutes later than originally planned.
Thunderstorms and windy conditions blew in from the coast earlier today ...

Airfest  impresses flight fans - Tampa Tribune
They were among the estimated 100000 spectators who came out for the first day of Airfest, MacDill's annual air show. As stunt pilots did aerobatics, ...
Estimated 100000 at DM air show - Arizona Daily Star
A crowd of thousands watches the US Air Force Thunderbirds loop over the runway. Behind the scenes with USAF Thunderbirds ...

High-flying stunts thrill huge crowd - Warrnambool Standard
The Hamilton Aero Club's 50th anniversary drew a crowd of about 2000 people. The visitors, some from Bendigo, Ballarat and Horsham, were given the chance to ...

Minot AFB cancels air show for 2010 from Air Force Times - News
MINOT, N.D. — There will not be an air show at Minot Air Force Base this year — in large part because the base is busy.
Base spokeswoman Laurie Arellano says there are several projected deployments for the 5th Bomb Wing units. She says there also are some scheduling conflicts with major aerial demonstration acts.
The base is still planning an open house on Sept. 11. About 9,000 people attended the open house last year, which included an air show.

BBMF Display Dates Released – Return of Spitfire and Typhoon pair ... by Flightline UK
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 ...

Thunderbirds Dream Of A Lifetime from Welcome to
In keeping within the spirit of the "Thunderbirds Alumni Association, Inc., (TBAA) the "Heritage Thunderbird Foundation", the Thunderbirds Alumni "Dream Of A Lifetime" web site exists to promote the comradeship of former and current members of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds, and to insure "Once A Thunderbird, Always A Thunderbird" is a continued commitment from each member and that excellence remains the benchmark by which we measure all we do. ...

Red Bull Air Race 2010 World Championship opens Thursday and Friday in Abu Dhabi from AVIATION-NEWS
ABU DHABI – The 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship opens in Abu Dhabi on 26/27 March, returning to the United Arab Emirates capital for the sixth consecutive year. The world's top 15 pilots will start their six-month long battle for championship points in the first of eight races on a total of five [...] Related posts:Qualification next Red Bull Air Race, Abu Dhabi Friday 17 April Rio confirmed for 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship Hannes Arch wins Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi 2009

Behind the Scenes of Racing: Red Bull Air Race Logistics from Kirby Chambliss
Preparations for the first race of the 2010 season are well underway here in Abu Dhabi. Our team hangar has been assembled and our technician Jason is feverishly working to get the Edge race ready. This year, Red Bull Air Race is introducing a new HD camera system that all of the teams are currently installing. It may seem like a small detail but adding a large electrical box with a battery to power the camera system brings up concerns of plane weight and the CG (center of gravity). We're dealing with these issues as well as adjusting minor things on the plane to comply with new rules and regulations for 2010. Right now, the most important thing is to ensure we are ready to SMOKE ON come race day in our blazing fast machine. ...

Red Bull Air Race Calendar 2010 from - Aviation Blog

Air show pilot Rick Volker flies Sukhoi SU26M on Discovery Science Channel's "How Machines Work" photo and story by Rick Volker Airshows
Be sure to tune in to Discovery's Science Channel on April 2nd at 8 PM ET for a fantastic look at the Sukhoi SU26M. Discovery Channel did their homework on the computer sim segments, though it is written for the lay person. The show is in HD and will be repeated several times during the week following April 2nd at different times. Rick Volker was filmed flying the SU26M at the Windsor International Airshow last summer from multiple cockpit cams, helicopters, towers, and ground crew for this expose on how man and machine can be built to take the punishment of extreme air show flight. Watch for other cable shows with similar content this summer on AviatorTV and OLN.  See for verification. Schedules posted one week prior online.

Updates - EvanFlys
I have some new stuff, but first you have to check out this video of the Patriots Jet Team!  Isn't that awesome!
OK, here's my new stuff ..... I finally transcribed my Eddie Andreini and Bud Granley interview  (You can also watch it on my Vimeo page).
Here's my story on the the new Commemorative Air Force wing at Marysville
Our local library is recording stories from people - and they did one of mine! here it is

Rare piece of aviation history taking to the skies - 3News
It had since flown several times and would become part of the Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust's future museum collection.

Rare flyer in the skies - New Zealand Herald
Its owners say that to mark the century, it will fly in a straight line for about 100 metres, just as aviation enthusiast Bert Pither is said to have done ...

Rare flying boat from Western Reserve Historical Society collection goes to ... - Plain Dealer (blog)
The auction house reports that it believes the Curtiss plane the society is selling was owned by William F. "Bill" Long, an early aviator who ran the Lorain ...

Vintage Flying Boat up for auction from General Aviation News
Flyingboat1Bonhams will auction a 1917 Curtiss MF Seagull Flying Boat April 13 in New York. Owned by 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 bring between $300,000-500,000. ...

Long Day from Neptunus Lex 
Hit Gillespie at 1000 for to add some hours to the total in tailwheel aircraft. Citabria 8643 beckoning, like. On account of I have the keys.
Out past El Capitan to work on the airmanship bit. Prior to heading up to Ramona, for to practice landings. Once back at Gillespie I found a Bücker Jüngmann, of all things, waiting at the refuel pit. An airplane about  which we have lately spoken. ...

DVD Review: British Airshows 2009 by Flightline UK
The British Airshows compilation videos and DVDs have become something of an institution for airshow fans. With clips from all the major airshows up and down the country, there's no more comprehensive coverage than this. The package arrives on two DVDs. DVD 1 is the main feature while DVD 2 is exclusively Planes TV's trademark interactive in-cockpit footage.
For DVD 1, footage is obtained from all the official DVD's as well as some bespoke footage from other events. In the past, this has looked a little ragged on Video format, however the chapter format on DVD suits it well. For Planes TV to get to all the events featured in this DVD would be an impossible task, so other production companies have contributed footage from the likes of...

I'm going to Camp. Acrocamp story and photo from Life on the Road as a Pilot | I've been alluding to some the many great things on the horizon for Girls With Wings, and one of those things is Acrocamp. Although admittedly I'm the only GWW going, this event is going to be made into a documentary featuring yours truly, the Executive Director of GWW. So any publicity arising from my upside down exploits benefits the organization, no?
I know... you're confused. In the words of Inigo Montoya, "Let me 'splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up."
A couple of months ago I heard about a project a guy I had met at Sun n Fun was working on: Acrocamp.

CAP's latest mission: Aerial reconnaissance of Red River flooding from General Aviation News
Civil Air Patrol is providing aerial reconnaissance as an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force as rivers and tributaries in North Dakota and South Dakota continue to rise.
The Red River was expected to crest this weekend at 38 feet in the Fargo, N.D./Moorhead, Minn., area. Members of CAP's North Dakota and South Dakota Wings have assisted with preparations for flooding in the two cities by helping fill more than 1 million sandbags. The mission changed its focus from filling sandbags to aerial surveys last week, including a flight by the North Dakota Wing of Absaraka near Casselton to check reports that the dam has failed. ...

This Week in Space with Miles O'Brien - March 19, 2010 from RLV and Space Transport News

Soyuz Plans April 2, 2010 Flight to ISS from Spaceports
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, fellow Russian Mikhail Korniyenko and American NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, will take off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan on April 2, 2010 aboard a Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft rocketing to the International Space Station. The crew will spend two days in a Soyuz capsule before arriving at the ISS, where they plan to join NASA astronaut Timothy Creamer, Soichi Noguchi of Japan and Oleg Kotov of Russia.

Day 80 - Today in 2010 by lindellaustin
Formation flight Sunday. U-2 from Planeshots
Photo Thread for DM Airshow 2010 by azaerophoto
CoolPix - Modern Military: 4 F-117 Nighthawks In Formation by Martt
AeroSpace & Arizona Days 2010 - Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson - 03/19/10 from FenceCheck Forums
Wickenby EGNW 21/03/2010 from PPRuNe Forums

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