Sunday, May 23, 2010

Indy Transponder 23-MAY-10 2345z

Blue Angels Perform At-Sea Air Show for Enterprise from
The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, conducted an at-sea air-power demonstration show above USS Enterprise (CVN 65) May 21 for a crowd of thousands of Sailors on the flight deck.
The Blue Angels were practicing for a scheduled air show at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. They amazed the crowd on the flight deck below by performing aerial maneuvers and close-formation flybys.
The six blue-and-gold F/A-18 fighter jets approached in a perfect V formation and then peeled off one by one as a greeting to the watching Sailors.
The show was a highly anticipated event on the ship, and it provided a few minutes of fun for the crew which have been conducting virtually around-the-clock flight operations in support of carrier qualifications for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1. ...

Patriots Jet Team slated for balloon festival from General Aviation News
Color the Skies Balloon Festival, Northern California and the Central Valley's only balloon festival, will feature something different this year: The Patriots Jet Team, a civilian-owned aerobatic jet team, has agreed to perform fly-overs on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival and four Children's Hospital supporters are invited to join the flight.
The Patriots Jet Team announced that one seat on each of the four L39 jets will be available for ...

Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety's Photos - MythBusters May 2010 - FaceBook
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. ...

Parker to attempt to set record at Golden West Fly-In from General Aviation News
John Parker, championship-winning pilot and builder of Reno Air Race contenders Blue Thunder and Blue Thunder II, will try to set a world record at the Golden West Fly-In in Marysville, California, June 11-13.
Parkers's race-built Thunder Mustang (Blue Thunder II looks like a ¾ scale P-51 Mustang) will be shooting for the world 100-kilometer speed record in class C1c, currently 339.51 mph. Blue Thunder set shorter-distance records (for 3km and 15km) several years ago, and still holds them, at speeds over 370 mph, according to Parker. "The 100km record, in a new machine, looks achievable," said Parker, who averaged over 350mph in Blue Thunder II at the Reno Air Races last September ...

Photo from Blue Thunder II Official Website

Combs Exceeds 8,200 Miles in Light Sport Aircraft - The Flight for the Human Spirit
Michael Combs returned to Kansas one final time after landing safely in Wichita, only 80 miles from where his historic journey began on April the 8th.  The Flight for the Human Spirit has covered thirty states and has now exceeded nearly 8,300 miles out of 20,000 flown in a Remos GX Light Sport Aircraft.
Combs took off from Centennial Airport in the Denver Metro area at 8:30 MDT accompanied by his son Stephen who also doubles as a member of his Mission Control Team.  The pair flew into Colorado Springs which completed the last of the high altitude airports on this side of the Continental Divide before heading east to land in Dodge City, KS and ending the day in Wichita.

Support Flying Across America. Now. from Plastic Pilot
When I started the Flying Across America project with Jason Schappert, the blogger and CFII behind last year, we expected it to be a lot of work. The idea is simple: fly from Florida to California and back in Jason's Cessna 150, rallying pilots and aviation fans along our route to promote General Aviation. ...

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BBMF/RAF Coningsby Hangar visit 23-5-2010 by Gary Watson
De-Brief : This weekend, was the first of two weekend openings at the BBMF visitor centre at RAF Coningsby. August is the next weekend opening event, but until then, the visitor centre, retains the monday to friday opening hours operation. I got there around eleven o clock, to join the 'tour' which had just started. Our tour guide was of the highest standards as normal for the BBMF visitor centre. Our guide, was an, ex Shackleton pilot, and gave a great talk and tour. The BBMF Dakota was 'grounded' as of 23-5-2010 due to an under-cart warning-light 'issue' in that it was 'faulty' wiring installed on the aircraft. It may take time to sort this, as the BBMF are trying to 'locate' the same type of wire, of which this aircraft was re-wired in Canada, some years ago. Shame as this aeroplane is always a welcome sight over UK airspace anytime, and until today, I never knew that this aircraft was doing 'drops' at Monte Casino during WW.2 . The only aircraft not in the hangar was a late mark Griffin-powered Spitfire, which was down at Arco at Duxford having a major-service/re-vamp. Two Spitfires were on the BBMF  ...

The Museum of Flight Free Evening June 2 from General Aviation News
For the month of June only, The Museum of Flight in Seattle will hold its free admission evening on the first Wednesday — June 2 — instead of the regularly scheduled first Thursday of the month. The museum will return to the regular schedule in July.
Once a month, the museum stays open late for free. The Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for extended hours on this night.
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Museum Of History Opens Flight Exhibit - Arkansas News
The Fort Smith Museum of History on Friday hosted an opening reception for its latest exhibit, "The Fort in Flight: Bud Mars and the City's Aviation History."

Pilots share their love of the sky with students - Winona Daily News
Three pilots took turns bringing the eager group on the two- and four-seater airplane rides as part of the Young Eagles program, which works to keep the ...

Young Eagles stay grounded Saturday -
The Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles, ages 8 to 17, were offered free plane rides with pilots at the Geauga County ...

X51-A Waiverider Flight Test Set for Tuesday from Spaceports
The Boeing X-51 is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft for hypersonic (Mach 7, around 8,050 km/h) flight testing. The X-51 WaveRider program is a consortium of the US Air Force, DARPA, NASA, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. The program is managed by the Propulsion Directorate within the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).The X-51 has flown on a B-52 and is expected to have its first flight as early as May 25, 2010. More from The Register.  ...

Cowtown Warbird Roundup 2010 - Fort Worth - 05/22/10 from FenceCheck Forums  >>>

Turkish Stars from Military Photos
The Rand Airshow - Jeanette Verster Photography
BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW - Park Terrell Photography
At the airshow - awesome :) from - Tracking airshow
Military Aircraft at Fort Smith Regional Airport from FenceCheck Forums
Warbirds Over the Beach Show 2010 - Virginia Beach - 05/22/10 from FenceCheck Forums
DoD/Joint Services Open House 2010 - Andrews AFB, Camp Springs - 05/1 from FenceCheck Forums


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