Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Thunderbirds announce 2011 officer selections from Air Force Link Top Stories 
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, commonly known as the Thunderbirds, recently announced incoming officer selections for the 2011 demonstration season. ...

2010 Thunderbirds Schedule

Norman pilot, Tulsa wingwalker set record
Tulsa World | NORMAN - Norman pilot Robert Ragozzino and Tulsa wing walker Ashley Battles set an aviation record for the longest wing walk ever Saturday over San Francisco Bay.
At four hours and two minutes, the pair shattered the old record of 3 hours, 32 minutes. They endured high winds and chilling temperatures on the wing. Once on land, they were met by an enthusiastic group of supports with bottles of Champagne in hand.
Before Saturday, Battles had wing-walked for 15 to 30 minute at air shows.
''He (Ragozzino) told me when we actually broke the record. That was kind of exciting. We were circling the airport and he told me to come down," Battles said Monday. "I verified four hours. I wasn't coming down until we had at least four."
Battles said she listened to music to pass the time. Communication with the pilot was through hand signals.
''I try not to think about the time. I had my I-pod," she said. "I was just stiff and tense the whole time. You have to fight it. You're going 100 miles an hour. You're just so cold.
Ragozzino said the plane performed well but Battles deserves the credit.

All women air derby takes off from Page Field - NBC2 News
FORT MYERS: The starting line for the 34th annual Air Race Classic began Tuesday morning at Page Field Airport for the first time ever. ...

Minnetta Gardinier prepared for Air Race Classic from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
From Press-Citzen.com: Local pilot prepared for air race
When Minnetta Gardinier hops into the cockpit this morning for a four-day aviation race through the eastern U.S., there's one thing she's sure to have handy.
A working set of keys.
It was three years ago sitting on the runway for her first Air Race Classic in Bozeman, Mont., that Gardinier had received the all-clear for takeoff when she realized her key -- a spare just made at the hardware store a day or so before -- didn't work. ...

Red Bull Air Race NYC -Team 99 Video Recap 2010 from Mike Goulian Airshows 
Watch this quick video recap of the events for Team 99 at the New York City/New Jersey Red Bull Air Race.

Red Bull Air Race Highlights (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post
The skies above the Hudson River were streaked with smoke as fliers from around the world took to the air for the 5th race of the Red Bull Air Race ...

Airventure 2010: Air racing speakers  - AAFO

Arizona Aircraft Expo 2010 - Press Release by Kathryn
Arizona’s leading aircraft dealers are working together to create the 2nd Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue.  Three separate events are scheduled to take place over the remainder of the year where prospective buyers can see the newest aircraft from Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Hawker Beechcraft, Mooney and Piper.  These free events will also provide the opportunity to speak with representatives from NationAir Insurance, Aero Credit Corp., Aviation Tax Consultants, and Airport Property Specialists on the details of aircraft ownership. ...

Dawlish Airshow in August 2010 from www.alistairgleave.co.uk
Dawlish in South Devon in the setting for truly one of the best free shows around, with a stunning backdrop it makes the perfect setting for the Dawlish Air Show. In Previous years there have been 80,000 people to see a whole variety of aircraft take to the sky in this amazing show.
The Vulcan XH558 made what can only be described as a stunning entrance last year, not just in her presence but also due to the number of people who have helped get her back in the air and the final flypast with the Red Arrows was very special. ...
Crash death pilot was in aerobatic display - Diss Express
Mr Penistone was a professional pilot and a member of local Sherburn Aero Club. Richard Maxted, a member at the club, said he was saddened by the death of ...

Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame enshrines five from General Aviation News 
Five former military members with Michigan connections were recently enshrined in the Air Zoo’s Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame.
The 2010 Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinees include: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Richard Bodycombe, World War II pilot, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Hal W. Vincent, Marine combat and test pilot, 1st Lt. Aleda E. Lutz, Army flight nurse, Maj. Louis J. Sebille, military pilot; and Lt. Col. John Slattery, military helicopter pilot. A special presentation also was made to the Womens Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). ...
Historic Cross Canada Flight Group Takes to the Skies Again - PR-CANADA.net
The Yukon was selected for the flight because of its rich aviation heritage and its wilderness beauty. "When we announced the Yukon flight we filled the 120 ...
World War II plane makes detour to Iowa airport - Chicago Tribune
The plane was heading to its home base at Fleming Field in South St. Paul, Minn., from the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival in Missouri. ...

Combs, Flight for the Human Spirit return to Texas - AOPA Pilot
Combs spent Saturday, June 19, at Denton Municipal Airport meeting fans and visitors to the Denton Airshow. He moved to Denton from Colorado several years ...

Museum highlights a century of aviation - Lompoc Record
A century of aviation history is on display at the Santa Maria Museum of Flight overlooking the city's public airport. ...

Pararescuemen: Honoring fallen warriors - USAF | ... The pararescuemen fell out of formation and formed a line up to the casket. One by one, they marched smartly to the casket and saluted Sergeant Flores. Then, they took off their berets and removed the flash, and placed it on Sergeant Flores' casket. They put back on their beret and saluted Sergeant Flores for the last time.
The flash is a device worn on the beret and is worn only by pararescuemen who have completed the two years of training it takes to become fully qualified. The flash comprises a guardian angel wrapping its arms around the world, which symbolizes the mission of pararescuemen. Underneath the flash it reads "So others may live", the pararescue credo. ...

Cmdr. Sara Joyner to Become First Woman Air Wing Commander
US Navy SEALs Blog & Information | This is not the first time that Joyner is marking a milestone for women in aviation. She became the first female commander of an operational fighter ...

All-female flight crew takes 'unique' mission - Great Falls Tribune
... "It's been something we wanted to do just because of the fact that it is kind of unique," Tenpenny said before taking off Monday afternoon on the first all-female flight Malmstrom has seen in nearly 10 years.
Female helicopter pilots are a rarity in the Air Force. Of the Air Force's 13,706 pilots, only 4.6 percent are female, according to a Malmstrom news release. The percentage of female helicopter pilots is even smaller.
A UH-1N flight crew is required to have at least two pilots and a flight engineer.
Female flight engineers are even harder to come by than pilots. Staff Sgt. Michelle Bresson is one of only two female UH-1N flight engineers in the Air Force, and she's the only flight engineer in Global Strike Command, the portion of the Air Force that oversees Malmstrom. ...

June 22 from Cut and Paste Aviation 
... 1943 -- U.S. Eighth Air Force bombed Germany's Ruhr industrial area for the first time, hitting the chemical works and synthetic rubber at Huls  so severely that it could not resume full production for six months. ...

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics… and Pre-Kindergarten from AirSpace 
... Back in the classroom, 3- and 4-year-olds made connections between their daily science explorations and the bigger picture at the National Air and Space Museum. For example, during a recent unit on the properties of water, students explored water movement in their classrooms with tubes and water wheels. During their field trip at the National Air and Space Museum, students heard the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first airplane making connections between how water flows and how air flows – and, how early airplanes used propellers to help them fly. ...

Become a Pilot Family Day draws 10000 - AOPA Pilot
She has recruited a small army of volunteers for the event, including people who marshal and park aircraft at EAA AirVenture as well as members of the Civil ...

1st Cleveland Plane Pull: Lug 150000 for a great cause - WKYC-TV
Teams of 20 will try and pull a Continental 737 Jet. At its heaviest, it weighs 150000 pounds. "It takes a little bit of effort. But once the memento begins ...

sci-fi airshow: the most awesome fake exhibit you'll ever see - Technabob
So he put up the Sci-Fi Airshow, a place where everyone can see – and sometimes ride – old but beautiful spaceships, like the proto-space shuttle Orion, ...

Iron Maiden Gets Backstage Pass to NASA from SPACE.com
The heavy metal rockers behind the British band Iron Maiden invaded NASA's astronaut headquarters this month for an all-access look at how Americans practice for flying in space.
20th Anniversary of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Celebrated - Marketwire 
McCall is best known for his murals that grace the entrance to museums such as the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and whose paintings were the ...

Waterloo Airshow. by Santosh

Video: P-38 Lightning (film footage)
Consolidated LB-26 Twin Engined Bomber from The Unwanted Blog 
Vertical Challenge Helicopter Air Show 2010 - San Carlos - Fence Check
Video: P51D Mustang "American Beauty" & B25D Mitchell "Grumpy"  - YouTube


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