Saturday, March 27, 2010

Indy Transponder 27-MAR-10 0045z

Hometown Hero flies with Thunderbirds - Montgomery Advertiser
He was wearing a flight suit with a "Thunderbird VIP" patch on the chest. Gross' name was painted on the side of the jet and for about 45 minutes, ...

Show offers precision flying - Caller
Some of the country's best pilots will be pushing advanced aircraft to the limits on Saturday and Sunday and you can see it all for free.
More than 100,000 spectators are expected for this year's Wings Over South Texas at Naval Air Station Kingsville.
"In this day and age of post-Sept. 11, with so many restrictions on our bases, this is really the one chance we get to open up our gates and let the community see what goes on here," said Lt. Michael "Butters" Wildman, air show director. ...

Air show brings famous flyers, celebrates 100 years of flight - Maxwell Gunter Dispatch
On Oct. 15, 1962, the team earned the nickname the "Golden Knights." Golden, signifying the team's stellar reputation of bringing home gold medals; Knights, ...

American Heroes Air Show Lands at Historic Camp Mabry - Helicopter Association International
Buckle up the entire family for high-flying excitement when the American Heroes Air Show, the nation's premier aviation event devoted exclusively to ...

Half Moon Bay: Monster trucks, B-25 bomber & more at 'Dream Machines' show - Los Angeles Times
"Heavenly Body," a historic B-25 bomber from World War II. • Military fighters and trainers from World War II and the Korean War. • The world's coolest cars ...
photo: LA Times

Airshow  may feature German planes - This Plymouth
AIRCRAFT of the Luftwaffe could fly over Plymouth's city centre for the first time since the Blitz as part of the annual airshow. Organisers have...

F-22 wows Chile air show from The DEW Line
The US Air Force dispatched the F-22 earlier this week to the Chilean air show FIDAE. I normally look for hidden agendas as the F-22 trots around the globe -- ie, is the Dubai appearance a show of force to Iran? Is the Paris no-show a political snub? Etc. But I think the Santiago show is a case where the official pretext overwhelms any unofficial subtext, if you will. So just sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Thanks to williamacro for posting video on YouTube. 

Airshow horror: RMAF to conduct thorough probe (Update) from
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will carry out a thorough investigation to determine whether engine failure or human error was the cause of the fatal accident involving its Pilatus PC-7 MK II aircraft during an airshow in Kedah.
Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad said he did not want to jump the gun and speculate on the cause of the accident despite an amateur recording of it posted on YouTube showed a small explosion occurring before the pilot ejected from the plane.
"The investigation will be carried out by the RMAF's Board of Investigation in a professional manner to determine whether the incident was due to engine failure or human error," he told reporters after presenting a haemodialysis machine to the Terendak Army Camp Hospital here Friday. ...

Tomorrow the festivities for 87 years Air Force -
After the ceremony, after the surrender of military honors, the President of the Republic will be greeted by the passage of Frecce Tricolori ...
photo by davemacvac via Flickr

The B-25: Always a Good Show from AviationBull
From a purely aviation operations perspective, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a masterpiece of planning and execution. The retaliatory Doolittle Raid was perhaps less impressive planning and more an awesome display of guts and innovation. I have a special place in my heart for the Raiders, especially those of the 34th Bomb Squadron. As such, I always love to watch B-25s fly. ...

* BLUE SKY RACER * (Tribute to Al Goss & Warlock) - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
A special archive photo gallery tribute -celebrating fast & fun times of T-6 Class Champion air racer- * Al Goss & #75 Warlock *

Those Magnificent Men - historic Trafford born aviator remembered in Waterside ... - Messenger
AN Old Trafford born hero and the man who helped him make history are celebrated in a new play that's about to touch down at the Waterside ...

Army Aviator Ends 43-Year Career - Department of Defense
He left active duty in 1970 and joined an Army Reserve aviation unit, flying everything from tiny OH-23 observation helicopters to the CH-47 Chinook. ...

Wright brothers' Montgomery flight school left lasting legacy - Montgomery Advertiser
Singleton is the author of "Montgomery Aviation," chairman of the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame and involved with the Wright brothers museum project in ...

March 26 from Cut and Paste Aviation
... 1936 -- Floating runways for seaplanes invented.
1931 -- Swissair is formed by the merger of Ad Astra Aero and Balair.
1918 -- Victories 69 and 70 for German Air Service Ace Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen aka Red Knight of Germany aka Red Baron aka Red Devil.
1918 -- Freiwilliges Marine Flieger Corps Oberleutnant zur See Theodor Osterkamp scores his 8th victory.
1918 -- German Air Service Ace Leutnant Otto Fruhner scores his 9th victory. ...

Super Hornets arrive in Australia from Flightglobal Events
The first five of 24 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets for the Royal Australian Air Force have arrived in Australia at its largest air force base, Amberley in...

First championship point up for grabs as 2010 opens today in Abu Dhabi From
The first point of the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship is up for grabs today in Abu Dhabi when 15 pilots from 13 countries will be battling to record the fastest time in Qualifying – and collect one championship point.   Defending champion Paul Bonhomme of Britain is the early favourite after posting the fastest time in the fourth and final training session on Thursday on the 5.647-km long track of 15 Air Gates that 20-metres above the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf in front of Abu ...

Live Blog tracks all the action at the Red Bull Air Race From
The Live Blog of the Red Bull Air Race will follow all the action of the Red Bull Air Race – before, during and after today's Qualifying and tomorrow's race here in Abu Dhabi (click here for Live Blog). ...

Red Bull Air Race Qualification Abu Dhabi 2010 from AVIATION-NEWS
Defending champion Paul Bonhomme posted the third place in the qualification today in Abu Dhabi. The surprise of today was Nigel Lamb with his second place 1.55 behind the number two of last season Hannes Arch. Nigel Lamb, "What a relief to find that we're not too far off the pace at the beginning of the [...]

Air Race 2010 - The rules from Aerial Sports Feed
Learn more about the 2010 race format and the rules of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. ... Watch Video

Air Race 2010 - The challengers from Aerial Sports Feed
Hannes Arch, Kirby Chambliss and Matt Hall prepare to challenge defending Red Bull Air Race world champion Paul Bonhomme ... Watch Video

The one to watch in Air Race 2010 from Aerial Sports Feed
As reigning World Champion, Paul Bonhomme will be the one to beat in the 2010 Air Race season. Hannes Arch, Peter Besenyei and other pilots from around the globe will all be attempting to succeed his  ... Watch Video

Ivanov, the French pilot flying Bttiyarp logo in de Red Bull Air Race - Dubai Photo Media
Vtaiar French, who finished third in the Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi last year after Britain's Paul Bonhomme and Austrian Hans Arch champion last edition of the race which was held in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will strive this year ...

Air Race News Watch: Track Introduction
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... ABU DHABI, UAE - Britain's Paul ...

Timely Rolls of honour - This is London
Rolls was also an aviation pioneer; a founder of the Royal Aero Club, he made 160 balloon ascents. He was one of the first people to fly solo in Wilbur ...

The next generation weighs in - General Aviation News
What can adults do to encourage kids to become interested in aviation? ...

Program gives youth experience of flight - Desert Valley Times
Young people interested in aviation will have a chance to take to the skies on April 17, through the Young Eagles program. Local pilot Henry Pane is working ...

'Don't Dress for Dinner' - Wicked Local Plympton
PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Aero Club announces that it is accepting applications for this year's Aviation Scholarships. The scholarships are to be used toward ...

Lockheed Martin: We will, we will rock you from The DEW Line
Who says only the Israelis can rock  a marketing video?
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics house band Into the Blues All Stars does its best late-90s power-rock imitation in this new marketing video posted by the company on YouTube today. This might be the first arms industry advertisement I've seen that could double as a rock video.
Spotters, take note. Lockheed included what might be a never-seen-before clip of a simulated F-35C catapult launch.

LAX Police Create Honor Guard for Fallen Soldiers from Things with Wings
Late one night, I had a bout of insomnia, and found myself channel surfing.  I happened to come across the HBO movie "Taking Chance," the story of a Marine officer escorting the remains of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps home to Dubois, Wyoming.  I am an Air Force brat, the daughter and granddaughter of officers, so I always have a warm spot in my heart for all things military.
As I took a spin through my Google reader, I saw this story -- "Airport Police officer commended for creating honor guard for return of fallen soldiers' remains" -- in the The Argonaut.   Airport Police officer Thomas Dye created a unit of his fellow officers, the Los Angeles Airport Police Honor Guard Detail, where they stand in  ...

The best controller saves of 2009 from Things with Wings
It pays to remember that when aviation disasters are averted, it is often has just as much to do with the controllers as those in the cockpit. This was highlighted recently when the National Air Traffic Controllers Association honored controllers around the U.S. who were instrumental in preventing aviation accidents. ...

Spaceport begins work on Virgin Galactic hangar - Las Cruces Bulletin
Founded by Burt Rutan, the company came up with a smaller version of the system to claim the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE in 2004 as the world's first ...

NASA watchdog projects last shuttle flight in January - Tallahassee Democrat
The last space shuttle flight is expected in January 2011, a few months later than previously announced, NASA's inspector general reported Thursday.
Four shuttle flights remain, under a retirement schedule set in 2004 after the Columbia disaster.
NASA officials initially said the final shuttle flight would take place by Sept. 30, 2010. More recently in budget documents, they said it would take place by the end of 2010.

Photo Phriday: Air Show by Corey Matelli
Pic of the Day: The Fokker over the Statue of Liberty from armygoldenknights's
Sun-N-Fun  Air Show Roaming Video – Part 1 - Live News Trend

Conner Prairie's 1859 Balloon Voyage to be featured at Smithsonian Air & Space ... - Indianapolis Star
FISHERS, Ind. (March 24, 2010) Conner Prairie's Chief Balloon Pilot, BJ Sullivan, and General Manager for experience delivery, David Allison ...

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