Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Indy Transponder 9-MAR-10 0430z

Last week Mike Goulian was featured in two Boston area newspapers – the Maynard Beacon-Villager and North Andover Citizen. Freelance writer, Jill Michaels, wrote the two articles about Mike, his flight school, aerobatics, the Red Bull Air Races and his connection with astronaut, Nick Patrick, who recently completed a mission to the International Space Station on NASA's space shuttle Endeavor.
"We are happy that our local media is interested in hearing about the exciting things we are doing this year with my flight school, Executive Flyers Aviation, and our air show and air racing teams at Goulian Aerosports" commented Mike Goulian about these articles. ...

Royal Australian Air Force - Voxy
"Super-fast, super-powerful and an extraordinary sight" is how Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow event manager, Mandy Deans, describes the F/A-18 ...

Air show on verge of cancellation - Sun-Sentinel
The Fort Lauderdale air show that was planned for April 24-25, the promised resurrection of one of South Florida's most popular events, is on the verge of ...

Nova Scotia International Air Show returns to Shearwater - Trident
It was recently announced that the Nova Scotia International Air Show (NSIAS) will return to its original home. The last time the air show was held at ...
Special weekend ticket on offer for Air Tattoo - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
ORGANISERS of the Royal International Air Tattoo are offering a special discounted two-day ticket. The Air Tattoo, which takes place at RAF ...

100 years of aviation to be remembered with exhibition in Olveston - Gloucestershire GazetteThe exhibition coincides with the centenary of the formation of the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company (BAC) by Sir George White. ...

Celebrating 100 years of licensed female pilots - WAVE
... the first woman pilot got her license to fly, and since then women in aviation have come a long way - but there are still relatively few female pilots. ...

Speaker blazing trails through the sky for women - Midland Daily News
Kathryn Hughes took to the podium as guest speaker Saturday to talk about a couple of trailblazing women in US aviation history, her sons Adin, 11, and Gus, ...

Female Pilots and Women's History Month - Connecting Women
These are just a few of the amazing women in aviation history. There are many more. Today, it's so much easier for a woman to learn to fly. There are clubs like Women in Aviation (www.wai.org) and the Ninety-Nines (www.ninety-nines.org) ...

Women mark 100 years in aviation by taking to skies from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale

International Women's Day from The Launch Pad

Trailblazing Women Air Force Service Pilots to (finally) receive Congressional Gold Medal from Silver Wings Over Washington
The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II will finally be given the recognition and honor they deserve on Wednesday, March 10. That's when they will receive the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony to be held at the United States Capitol.
Several WASP became members of Silver Wings Over Washington or attended our meetings. The attrition of time has reduced our number to two.
These pilots were trailbrazers, a group of 1,102 female civilians that flew military aircraft ...

WASPs Honored from www.airforce-magazine.com

Lindbergh as we rarely see him from General Aviation News
LindberghOur fuels expert Ben Visser sent along a link to a really cool look back at a pivotal moment in aviation's history. Win Perkins, a real estate appraiser who specializes in airport properties, has posted on his website a video he created of Charles Lindbergh's famous and risky takeoff in the Spirit of St. Louis. According to Perkins, this is unlike any other presentation of the takeoff footage. Perkins said he "painstakingly assembled news footage from five cameras that filmed Lindbergh's takeoff from Roosevelt Field, Long Island" and "mixed it with enhanced audio from the same newsreel sources."
There are four parts to the video: "Dead Men Flying," "A Sudden Change," "Well, Then, I Might As Well Go," and "I'm Not Lindbergh!"

Air War in the Pacific, Pt. 2: Profiling the Zero, Warhawk, and Wildcat - Flying Tiger News
Picture three or four images that sum up the Pacific War for you. The Zero has to be there. It's really as Japanese as the Samurai or trippy role playing fantasy games. It was even built by Mitsubishi. ...

Board member soars in Soviet plane - Cincinnati.com
When most school board members decide to tour the districts they help govern, they get in their car and hit the road.
Not newly elected Lebanon board of education member Ryan Patterson Jr.
Instead, he climbs into the cockpit of a vintage military plane and hits the skies.
From thousands of feet above, Patterson can survey the Warren County city's six public schools and their campus grounds. ...

Remembering Iwo Jima and its importance to strategic airpower from Air Force Link Top Stories
More than 120 retirees, veterans and their families visited Andersen Air Force Base as part of their trip to Iwo Jima March 1 through 4 in remembrance of the 65th anniversary of the battle there.
The visitors learned about the base's history and received briefings on the aircraft deployed here that are part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence and theatre security package.
These veterans of Iwo Jima also visited Naval Base Guam and other historic sites on Guam prior to travelling to Iwo Jima March 3. ...

Sullenberger Retires To Advocate For Safety from AVwebFlash Current Issue
In a surprise move last week, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, announced his retirement from U.S. Airways and flew his final flight. Sullenberger, 59, has been the most famous pilot in the U.S. since he safely landed an A320 dead-stick on the Hudson River just over year ago. In a statement, Sullenberger said though he is retiring after 30 years on the flight line, he plans to continue to advocate for aviation safety and for the profession of airline pilots. "I will work to remind the entire industry -- and those who manage and regulate it -- that we have a sacred duty to our passengers to do the very best that we know how to do," he said. Retirement is sure to keep him busy -- on Sunday, Sullenberger was photographed at a Vanity Fair Oscar party in Hollywood alongside Tom Hanks, who looks like he could easily step into Sully's shoes to play him in a movie.

It's a boat! It's a plane!? ... from The Wings Stayed On!
The Russians have come up with some interesting (if not always practical) "aircraft"! This is an aircraft that actually operates as a ship, flying in "ground effect." You can read about here: Lun-class ekranoplan. Don't miss the image link at the end of that article - or click it here. I can't read Russian, but the photos speak for themselves!

Caption Contest #33 - Jaywalkers Beware! by Martt
Video: EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh and Embry-Riddle from Diamond Pilots
VIDEO: SpaceShipOne test pilot Brian Binnie talks from Hyperbola


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