Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Blue Angels At Maryland Air Force Base - WJZ
The U.S. Navy's elite flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, are performing in Maryland this weekend.
The Blue Angels will be at Andrews Air Force Base as part of the "Joint Service Open House." Also performing are the Golden Knights, the army's skydiving team.
The air show is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, with the Golden Knights at noon and the Blue Angels at around 3 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

Official Website - JSOH and Air Show
This is the one stop website for the latest news of the Joint Service Open House featuring the Blue Angels, the Golden Knights, and other exciting aerial and ground attractions. The three-day extravaganza takes place May 15th-16th. Friday, May 14 is open to Department of Defense card holders, retirees and school-sponsored children only. May 15th and 16th, Saturday and Sunday, the show is open to the general public, DoD card holders with normal access to military installations may attend Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Annual Friendship Day air show draw 265,000 spectators aboard station - Marines
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan  — Just as the sun rose, a mass of Japanese people flooded the air station to secure a seat for the 38th annual Friendship Day air show here May 5.
Any other day, a person would be required to provide proper clearance to board the air station, but for one day, everyone is allowed through the gates to experience a day of aerobatic performances from Japanese and American forces.
"We are just thrilled to have everyone come here," said Col. Michael A. O'Halloran, station commanding officer. "It is such a great opportunity, once a year, to be able to show everyone throughout the nation just what we do here on the base."
This year's air show was the 38th Friendship Day and garnered a crowd of 265,000. Last year, the air show received a record-breaking attendance of 275,000. ...

Photos: AirFest air show aircraft in China before the U.S.  - China Network via Translator
Abstract: The United States Air Force Base, California, Marchi AirFest air show held in four different times on four generations of U.S. fighter fleet performance (respectively P-38, F-86, F-15 and F-22) California march air force base ...

Missouri Commemorative Air Force Scheduled to Participate in July St. Louis Air Show from The Aero Experience
The B-25 Mitchell "Show Me" and Grumman TBM Avenger from Missouri Wing Commemorative Air Force are scheduled to participate in the newly added Fair St. Louis Air Show over the Arch July 3-4. These aircraft are hometown favorites around Missouri and Illinois air shows, and we are glad that they will fly again here this summer. The B-25 "Show Me" was part of the recent Doolittle Raiders Reunion in April, and will appear at the Salute to Veterans Corporation Air Show in Columbia, MO later this month. The MO CAF schedule is ...

Pakistan aerobatic team "Sherdils" to fly at Airshow China 2010 from ASIAN DEFENCE
Airshow China 2010 is glad to announce that the "Sherdils" aerobatic team of the Pakistan Airforce Academy will perform formation and maneuvers at the show. On May 11, 2010, a working group from the PAF visited Zhuhai and signed a memo. with its Chinese counter part for Sherdils' participation in the show, to take place from Nov. 16-21, 2010. Officially formed on 17 August 1972, Sherdils is the ...

History of the Sherdils - Aerobatic Teams Web Site
The Pakistan Air Force team is founded on 17 Aug 1972, flying with four Cessna T-37 Tweety Bird airplanes. Team's pilots are instructors from Basic Flying Training Wing. During this times team has no name. ...

The Latest from the US Army Golden Knights

Patrouille de France and Krila Oluje 2010 Schedules - (
Patrouille de France and Krila Oluje 2010 Schedules are ready and published on Aerobatic Display Teams website.

Milcom Monitoring Post by Larry

Remembering a Philanthropist and Aviation Legend. from Planenews Aviation News
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3): The news of Suzanne Parish's passing broke on Thursday, she died in her California home. The aviation legend and philanthropist had deep roots in Kalamazoo. She was the founder of the Air Zoo and broke barriers for women in the sky.

Flying High - The Turlock Journal
The Castle Air Museum welcomed two new additions this week. The North American T-39 Sabreliner was donated to the museum by a vocational institute. It was originally used for ferrying high level individuals around the country.
The MIG 17 first flew as an early 1950s Soviet design.  It was exported to many other Soviet block countries and flown by mideastern and Warsaw Pact Nations.  It is on indefinite loan from the Commemorative Air force.

The Wright brothers show what the small man can achieve against all the odds - Stabroek News
Every time he flew by thousands left their offices and homes to see this new spectacle of an aeroplane flying around that great metropolis. ...

May 15 - Cut and Paste Aviation
...1921 -- Laura Bromwell loops in New York State 199 times in 1 hour, and 20 minutes, setting a new women's record for consecutive loops.
It was as a result of a Liberty Loan drive that
Laura Bromwell took her first airplane ride. When she heard that the Virginian with the best sales record for Liberty Bonds would be given a ride in an airplane, she set out to win that flight by selling $21,000 worth of bonds.
When the ban on civilian flying was lifted in 1919, Laura wasted little time before she began taking lessons, and on October 22 of that year she became the first woman after the war to receive her pilot's license from the Aero Club of America. ...

Clouds as you've never seen them before from Bayou Renaissance Man
Wired magazine has a fascinating article on how clouds appear from space. There are patterns and formations that I've never seen photographed from the surface. Here are a few to whet your appetite. ...

Space Tourism Firm to Offer Suborbital Joy Rides at Lower Costs - Science News
An American space tourism company that arranges multimillion-dollar treks to the International Space Station for the ultra-wealthy has struck a new deal to offer suborbital spaceflights for nearly half the going cost. The price is still steep though: $102,000 for the works.
Flights aboard Armadillos vertically-launched rocket ship in development will depart from a spaceport in the U.S., and take passengers to regions above 62 miles (100 kilometers) where space begins. After the engine is shut down, those aboard will experience up to five minutes of continuous weightlessness and will have the opportunity to gaze out at 360-degree views into space and the Earths horizon below. ...

The Beginning of the End of the Space Shuttle - Wired News
The Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport now hosts the Enterprise. We are entering another period ...

Video: Atlantis Lifts to Orbit on Final Voyage to ISS from Spaceports

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