Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Rookie pilot Martin Sonka plagued with engine trouble despite swap - RBAR
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil –  After a frantic search for a replacement engine in between Perth and Rio, things were already looking troublesome for Martin Sonka but the drama continued today as oil

pressure problems were identified with the new set-up ahead of the final day of training. A thumbs up from the team however, has provided last minute confirmation that technical director Adrian Judd had given the plane the OK to race here in Rio today.
Czech rookie Martin Sonka has had to replace his engine after only two races in his debut season – not what he had planned for and certainly an added pressure for the fledgling team. Flying the former race Edge 540 of American two-time world champion Mike Mangold, Sonka has definitely inherited a pedigree machine but in Perth, problems arose with the engine and immediate action was required.
“We had fluctuating oil pressure and then there was some metal in the filters on the last ...

More from the Red Bull Air Racing Site:
Race Team News - Qualifying, Rio de Janeiro 
Hannes Arch (1st) made good in Q2 after a picking up a penalty in his first run. Showing dominance in the track with a 1:20:44, the Austrian knew just how important that single point collected today really was. ...

Arch beats Lamb in Red Bull Air Race Rio Qualifying in front of record crowd 
Hannes Arch of Austria came from behind to beat Nigel Lamb of Britain in dramatic fashion on Saturday to win one vital championship point with the fastest Qualifying time at the Red Bull Air Race in Rio de Janeiro in front of a record qualifying-day crowd of 400,000. Britain’s Paul Bonhomme, who still leads the overall championship, was a disappointing third on the high-speed, low-altitude 5,634-metre race track set up...

Qualifying results may depend on safe players waiting for teams to trip up 
Nothing is certain in this game, say the Red Bull Air Race teams and that adage is particularly poignant today in Rio. Several teams have admitted their chances of success here are dependent on other pilots making mistakes as the performance gap widens between the top and mid-field teams.
from Kirby Chambliss:
Rio de Janeiro Qualifying Day Highlights
Results of Qualifying Day in Rio de Janerio
Track talk, Rio de Janeiro
Shaw-fest Air Show, Shaw AFB, SC from armygoldenknights's
Gold Demonstration Team performs over Shaw AFB, South Carolina for the Shaw-fest air show. The Air show will run from 7-9 May 2010. Photos were from the Mass jump on Friday. The team will perform full shows on Saturday and Sunday at 1115. The Shaw-fest air show is free to enter so come out and enjoy the air show with the team and the Air Force Tunderbirds.

The EC-121 Video Tour! from WARBIRD RADIO – Go inside the EC-121 currently under restoration at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia.  The Naval Aircraft Restoration Foundation is helping the museum maintain this classic beauty.  For more information on the Lockheed Constellation visit the Museum of Aviation’s website via the Quick Link below. QUICK LINK:  Museum of Aviation

IRIAF F-4E Phantom Flyby Pass- Dezful Air Show ... - Aviation Video
IRIAF F-4E Phantom Flyby Pass- Dezful Air Show 2010 - Iranian F-4E phantom in a flyby pass in an Iranian air show in 2010. Short but beautiful.

Open house to be held at historic site - Brandon Sun
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is Canada's only air museum solely dedicated to the preservation of those who trained and fought for the British ...

MiG-21 for city college - The Assam Tribune
The Union Defence Ministry has gifted a MiG 21 aircraft to the College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE) located at Borjhar in the city outskirts.
Informing this, Bikram Singh Lahkar of CAE said that aircraft gifted by the Ministry is coming handy in making the students acquainted with the know-how of aircrafts in a ...

Anzac Day crash airmen remembered in song - TVNZ
An Ohakea colleague of the three Air Force men killed in the Anzac Day helicopter crash has recorded a tribute song which he is selling online to raise money for their families.
Chopper pilot Flight Lieutenant Tim Costley's has recorded Never Gonna Be The Same in honour of Hayden Madsen, 33, Daniel Gregory, 28, and Benjamin Carson, 25, who died when their Iroquois crashed in bad weather north of Wellington while flying to take part in Anzac Day commemorations in the capital last month, The Manawatu Standard reported.
He said the song was also for Squadron Leader Nick Cree, a member of the Air Force's Red Checkers aerobatic team who was killed during an training flight earlier this year, and Flight Sergeant Andy Forster who died last year. ...

Video - Boeing C-17 - Tactical Approach from - Aviation Blog I just came across that great video on YouTube. It’s demonstrating a tactical approach into Naval Air Landing Facility San Clemente. It’s fun to see how they use the thrust reversers in flight to massively reduce speed…



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