Sunday, March 28, 2010

Indy Transponder 28-MAR-10 1530


Thunderbirds dazzle Montgomery air show crowd | al.com from blog.al.com | The Thunderbirds solo pilots fly in formation during the Thunder Over Alabama airshow at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery on Saturday. The Air Force Thunderbirds performed along with the Army's Golden Knights parachute team with 70-year old aircraft to modern-day aircraft flying. The show continues Sunday with gates opening at 8:30 a.m. and flying starting at 11 a.m. (The Birmingham News / Mark Almond)

Thousands attend first day of Montgomery air show | montgomeryadvertiser.com | Montgomery Advertiser from http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/ | The first day of the "Thunder Over Alabama" air show brought clear skies and a massive crowd to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Base officials say their conservative estimate of the crowd was 50,000 to 70,000 visitors, but vendors guessed they'd seen more than 80,000 by early in the afternoon. The crowds flooded Maxwell for the 2010 air show and open house, which included five hours of aerial demonstrations. Flying aircraft and static displays ranged from World War II planes through aircraft in use today, such as the F-16, F-18 and C-130. The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force's elite aerial demonstration team, closed the show with six F-16s flying upwards of 600 mph in formation and precision stunts. -- Jenn Rowell

MCAS Airshow flies through town - Yuma Sun | Frank Kingston Smith, lead announcer for the air show, said the wind may have even kept the clouds away, allowing the eager throngs of spectators a chance ...

Riverside Airshow draws spectators despite winds - Press-Enterprise | Strong winds affected skydivers and everything else in all directions Saturday at the 18th Riverside Airshow. The wind was so strong that ...

Winds don't deter Airshow spectators - Press-Enterprise | Strong winds affected skydivers and everything else in all directions Saturday at the 18th Riverside Airshow. The wind was so strong that ...

It's a Navy Week-End in Phoenix! - US Navy SEALs Blog & Information | Also expected to attend are the Navy Color Guard and the Navy Leap Frogs. Later, at 6 pm, the Navy Color Guard and Petty Officer Powell will lead the ...

RED ARROWS' JETS IN THE FIRING LINE - UK Express | DAREDEVIL pilots of the Red Arrows might have to perform their breathtaking aerobatics in old-fashioned propeller planes as part of a ...

Red Checkers touch during training - Otago Daily Times | The Royal New Zealand Air Force Red Checkers team has been grounded for the season after two aircraft touched during training this morning. ...

Wellington Aero Club Open Day 2010 # 5: DH Devon: Static from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney | This [and the next] post are photos of the de Havilland DH 104 Dove/ Devon. This aircraft [registration ZK-XNZ] previously served with the RNZAF as registration NZ1828. While in RNZAF service, the aircraft's primary role was as a navigation trainer. The aircraft is still painted in the RNZAF trainer scheme but is now registered to a Christchurch address. Pictures start with an early morning shot as the sun was still low in the sky, followed by some external pictures, then the interior…

Wellington Aero Club Open Day 2010 # 6: DH Devon: Departure from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney | Here's the second post on the DH Devon, ZK-XNZ. The three picture sin this post show the start up of each of the Gypsy Queen 70 engines and a picture just after takeoff…

Wellington Aero Club Open Day 2010 #7: Gyrocopters! from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney | In what is perhaps a first for Wellington International Airport and the Aero Club, a gaggle of 5 gyrocopters descended on Wellington to join in on the open day. These aircraft are all on the Classic Hits Around New Zealand Air Safari, and it's certainly quite different to what we would normally expect to see around here!...

Wellington Aero Club Open Day 2010 #8: Airport/ Security Services from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney | The Club open days would never happen without a great deal of assistance from the airport company and they would not be complete without airport based services being in attendance. WIAL [Wellington International Airport Ltd] was once again generous in the provision of crowd barriers [not to mention help with setup and clear up] and the attendance of the Airport Fire Service. Also, Avsec [Aviation Security] came along with staff, displays and an explosive detector dog…

Wellington Aero Club Open Day 2010 #9: Royal New Zealand Air Force from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney | A regular visitor to our Open Days is the Royal New Zealand Air Force [RNZAF] who sent one of their Pacific Aerospace CT4/E Airtrainers, an instructor pilot and recruiting stand. The CT4/E is the primary trainer of the Air Force, and is used by the Red Checkers display team. Interestingly, several other aircraft and types at the open day [such as the DH104 Devon, PBY5A Catalina and the Corsair] had an extensive RNZAF history…

Wellington Aero Club Open Day 2010 #10: Nanchang CJ6 from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney | One aircraft being displayed during the day was the Club's Nanchang CJ6, ZK-MAO. The CJ6 was a Chinese PLAAF ab-initio trainer for many years and is now popular amongst warbird enthusiasts. ZK-MAO is owned by a syndicate and is based at the Club.

Wellington Aero Club Open Day #11: Mitsubishi Zero!!!! from Rodney's Aviation Ramblings by Rodney | Well, it would hardly be an open day without a couple of surprises, and WOW! What a surprise we got! No one was expecting this, yet in the middle of the day we all got a big surprise when a Pacific Aerospace 750XL, ZK-XLE did an approach and overshoot. Yeah OK, unexpected and a nice surprise, but not quite earth-shattering. What followed a few seconds later however, was a HUGE surprise! An extremely rare Mitsubishi A6M Zero came screaming down the runway! What a highlight!...

Area 51 vets break silence: Sorry, but no space aliens - Seattle Times | On Monday mornings, a Lockheed Superconstellation would fly in from the "Skunk Works" in Burbank, Calif., bringing engineers and others who were working on ...

Aerial refueling started out as a stunt from Diamond Pilots by Kathryn | A five-gallon can of fuel. Aerial refueling began as a stunt, rather than a key defense capability that today keeps America's military going. A maneuver that then probably earned the participants a few bucks has transformed into a multibillion-dollar industry with thousands of workers. From a man leaping from one aircraft to another, to what amounts to a fireman's hose connecting two planes, to today's high-tech boom system, aerial refueling has evolved dramatically over the last 89 years. Here's a look at Boeing's role….

Carrying the Shuttle Home --A Pilot's Story from "a pilot's story" - Google Blog Search | A great story...and an incredible sight! A quick "trip report" from Triple Nickel, the pilot of the 747 that flew the shuttle back to Florida after the Hubble repair flight -- a humorous and interesting inside look at what it's like to ...

CAF forces out museum director, board – TMCnet ... of the board of the Commemorative Air Force's American Airpower Heritage Museum and the museum's director have resigned, a longtime CAF member said. ...

Commemorative Air Force and American Airpower Heritage Museum Reach Settlement - MyWestTexas.com
by Staff Reports The Commemorative Air Force announced Friday it will drop its lawsuit against the American Airpower Heritage Museum after a settlement was ...

Public museum lands unique antique aircraft - Sioux City Journal | He said the Kari-Keen will provide a link to Sioux City's rich aviation history that includes the arrival of aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1927, ...

Volunteers rebuild history at Classic Rotors - San Diego Union Tribune | "California has a rich aviation history," Erbland said. "You don't see much of it anymore because so much of it is gone." The largest helicopter on display ...

Palm Springs Air Museum marks Naval anniversary - The Desert Sun | But Palm Springs Air Museum volunteer Blaine Mack, who served as a first lieutenant in the US Army Air Force during the war, recalls his group still having ...

Banging Out Soundtrack Ideas from AcroCamp by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper) I booked The Soundscape Studio for Friday night and spent about four hours laying down drum parts, much of which I'm planning to use for the Acro Camp soundtrack…

F104 High Speed Pass by rss@www.takeofftube.com(Tornado) - F-104 Starfighter High Speed Pass

United States - Alabama - Thunder on the River 2010 - Maxwell AFB, Montgomery - 03/27/10 from FenceCheck Forums

United States - Alabama - Thunder on the River 2010 - Maxwell AFB, Montgomery - 03/27/10 from FenceCheck Forums

United States - California - Riverside Airshow 2010 - Riverside - 03/27/10 from FenceCheck Forums

United States - California - Riverside Airshow 2010 - Riverside - 03/27/10 from FenceCheck Forums

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