Sunday, March 7, 2010

Indy Transponder 7-MAR-10 0300z

2010 Florida International Air Show -
Aerial stunts, high-speed military jets, and acrobatic pilots are some of the thrills you can expect during the 30th Annual Florida International Air Show April 10-11, 2010 at the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, Fla. *Recently named a Top 20 Event in the southeastern United States for Spring 2010 by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS), the Air Show is all-volunteer organized and has raised more than $2.5 million for local charities.

Maxwell Air Force Base Open House and Air Show | March 27-28, 2010 from
Air University Public Affairs welcomes and appreciates media coverage of Maxwell Air Force Base's upcoming celebration of 100 years of flight over Alabama.
Bona fide members of the media who are planning to cover the Air Show are encouraged to pre-register. For March 27 & 28, a limited number of on-base, reserved parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (indicate your preference below). Pre-registered media members will receive a press kit upon arrival and the opportunity for special access to events and interviews. Parking passes will be mailed one week beforehand.
Pre-registration closes Thursday, March 18.

Tico Warbird Airshow Set For March 12-14 from Aero-News Network
Vintage And Modern Warbirds, Plus A Daily Air Show The Valiant Air Command annual TICO Warbird Airshow is coming 12-14 March. Gates open at 0830, and the airshow starts around 1300 each day.

Rare wings and walker to star at NZ airshow from
A rare Japanese Zero fighter and a German wing walker promise dramatic action at the 2010 Warbirds over Wanaka international air show in the picturesque lake district of New Zealand's South Island.
The Mitsubishi Zero fighter, which is one of only three airworthy examples in the world, is expected to attract widespread interest at the Easter event – along with 39-year-old German wing walker, Peggy Krainz who promises an "unforgettable performance".
An estimated 100,000 people are expected in Wanaka for the three-day air show and more than 70 aircraft will be on show. ...

Soaring With Sagar - In Flight USA
You look outside and all you see is the ground flying past you; greens and browns all blurring into one shade. A second ago you were performing an "immelman" in your new Pitts Special S-2B, and now you and your plane are in a spin hurdling towards the ground. Your instincts kick in, you pull the power back to idle, let go of the stick, look over the nose and figure out which direction you are spinning, full opposite rudder, stop the spin, and recover.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to get a taste of flying a high-performance aerobatic airplane with airshow great Tim Decker in his immaculate S-2B. In his sixth year of airshow flying, Tim has ...

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Old, new warplanes unite for conference from
The first day of the Heritage Flight conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was Friday. About two dozen vintage and modern warplanes are in Tucson for several days of rehearsal to prepare for the upcoming air-show season. Pick up your Sunday, March 14 Arizona Daily Star for a one-page spotter's guide to the upcoming air show March 20-21.
On StarNet: Go to for two photo galleries of the Heritage Flight conference in town this weekend.

Payette among four set for aviation hall - Vancouver Sun
Vi Milstead Warren, 90, a pilot and role model for women in aviation, says the citation. She was a first officer with the Air Transport Authority during the ...

Author to Accept Nancy Batson Crews' W.A.S.P. Congressional Medal from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
Sarah Rickman had already planned to go to DC to see her many "living" WASP friends honored. She had another reason to go; she is the editor of the "official" WASP newsletter. The former newspaper journalist knows being on the scene is paramount, besides she doubles as a photographer. Moreover, Rickman, literally "wrote the books" on the WASP.
A 2009 National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) recipient of its Seventh Annual Combs Gates Award, Sarah Rickman was recognized for her thorough research on women pilots during World War II. Rickman's trilogy explores the stories of the women pilots of the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASP, who flew for the Army's Ferrying Division during World War II. As of late, there have been several stories written about the WASP, but none like Rickman's trilogy. Rickman brings out the real story of the women ferry pilots who flew more than nine million miles in 72 different warplane models. They completed 12,650 domestic movements of airplanes and flew 115,000 pilot hours in the 27 months they were in operation, October 1942 to December 1944 according to NAHF.  ...
90-year-old retired fighter pilot to be awarded French Legion of Honor Medal today - Valley News
Steven Pisanos is scheduled to receive the medal during a ceremony at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, according to museum officials. ...

Zinamon had very busy career in the military - The Desert Sun
near Kansas City — brand-new B-25 Mitchell bombers were rolling off the assembly lines. Pilots would fly the new aircraft over to Fort Riley and back for ...

History returns home - The Post-Searchlight
Tim Smith has been living a dream—acquiring and flying a BT-15.
And on Friday, he flew the two-seater antique into the Bainbridge airport, which is where the plane was first release for service in 1942.
"This is where it began," Smith said of the Decatur County Airport, which used to be a training base for pilots during World War II. "I knew I was going to come here."
Smith of Sarasota, Fla., is not particularly a big history buff or have a relative who had a deep connection with the airplane, but he does have an enthusiastic appreciation of the warbird.
And his dream is just owning and flying one.
"I'm living a dream," said Smith, who taxied his airplane in front of the old the World War II hangar.
Smith's particular airplane, serial number 42-1779, was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps on Aug. 19, 1942, in Bainbridge. ...

A-10 Thunderbolt - "Warthog" - Living Warbirds by Kathryn No distracting narration. No cheesy music. Just screaming pistons and screaming jet engines as experienced pilots put magnificently restored and modern warbirds through the paces in air shows around the world. Featuring almost 30 of the finest warbirds, from World War I trainers to arguably the best fighter of World War II, the P-51 Mustang, to today's F-22 Raptor, "Living Warbirds: Raw Action" puts you right on the tarmac so you get to see, hear, and feel the action as it really happened: closeups of the aircraft, engine starts, takeoffs, multiple flybys, landings... A sample of the airplanes included on this DVD: P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero, T-28 Trojan, SNJ-5, SNJ-4, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, B-25, C-53 Skytrooper, A-10 Thunderbolt, and many more...all indexed by chapter. Special Features: All Aircraft Indexed By Chapter, Stereo Sound, Widescreen

Air Force museum, Boonshoft see more visitors during recession - Dayton Daily News
Ty Greenlees/Staff photographer Tom Hamble (left) and Robery Carey from Indiana admire a large photograph of the SR-71 Blackbird at the National Museum of ...

2 The Point -- Tulsa Air and Space Museum [video]
The Tulsa Air and Space Museum has a lot going on these days. Administrators are trying to land a retired space shuttle for display in Tulsa.
Also, April 24th, they are putting on an air show where they will unveil the Rocket Racing League. 2News Anchor Russ McCaskey sits down with the executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum to find out more.

Be a GWW Crewmember! from Life on the Road as a Pilot
Did you know you can show your support for Girls With Wings by joining our crew? No, you can't log flight time with us, but it's a great way to climb on board to join others whose dreams are taking flight.
Currently we have nearly 300 registered members, which allows us to track how  ...

On This Day in Aviation History: March 6th from

Burt Rutan And Model Airplanes At AMA Expo 2010 by Martt
This video is a little over 45 minutes long, but if you have a real interest in model airplanes, airplane design, or any of the work Burt Rutan has done over the last 40 years, then I suggest you carve out some time and soak this up.  It's that good.
It's Burt talking at the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Expo 2010 back in January.  It's a great insight ...

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