Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Indy Transponder 22-JUN-10 2345z

Purdue pilots take off today for race - Journal and Courier
Seniors Lauren Steele and Allison Springer are flying for Purdue in this year's Air Race Classic. The annual plane race for women starts today in Fort Myers ...

Garden Plain resident honored for aviation leadership
The Wichita Eagle (blog)
Yoder is a registered nurse who has more than 4000 flight hours, has flown in 28 Air Race Classic races and four Grand Prix races. ...

Official Website for the Air Race Classic

Local high school counselor to fly with the Blue Angels - KIDK | Craig Hole, a counselor at Hillcrest High School was nominated by a Navy recruiter and then chosen to fly with the Blue Angels right before ...

Summer tourism in Rhode Island off to a flying start - Providence Journal
Oracle pilot Sean Tucker flies a practice run over Newport and The Claiborne Pell Bridge, in preparation for the Rhode Island National Guard Air Show this ...

Rockford AirFest looking for volunteers - WREX-TV
Organizers of this year's Rockford AirFest are looking for people interested in helping out with the show. ...

Corsair Cranks Up (06/22/10)
from www.semissourian.com
With smoke belching from it's Pratt & Whitney Radial engine, this Chance-Vought Corsair cranks up on KCGI's ramp this past Sunday. A World War II Carrier-Based Fighter (the reason for it's space-saving folding wings), the Corsair is most often associated with the war in the Pacific Theatre, but actually served in large capacity around the world and with several air forces.
It's trade-mark "Bent Wings" were the designers' solution to providing just enough ground clearance for it's massive propeller, while allowing it's landing gear to be built short enough, and stout enough to withstand the harsh punishment of carrier landings. ...

Everyone had a great time at air show - Worcester News
AVIATION fans were treated to a blast from the past on Saturday as they flocked to the annual Defford Air Day to raise money for two high-flying causes. ...
Wings, Wheels & Rotors EXPO 2010 Los Alamitos, CA, Sunday 24 October
Helicopter Association International
On display will be military aircraft, helicopters, many cars, and warbirds, along with public safety, first responder, and military equipment. ...

Air Show Tips by Tonya
[Note:  Because repetition is a good teacher, right?]

Rotary fly-in breakfast attracts overflow crowd from www.thedailynewsonline.com
Fathers, food, flying and fundraising were on the menu Sunday at Genesee County Airport.
The Batavia Rotary Club’s annual Father’s Day fly-in breakfast attracted an overflow crowd and more than 50 pilots of small planes from throughout Western New York.
At 9 a.m. Rotary president Ted Hawley was busy making pancakes. He and a crew of volunteers, including his brother, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley, were working hard to cook food in large volumes. ...

Vintage aircraft competition heats up as heavy iron lands new award category 
from General Aviation News 
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational has unveiled a new category award for large vintage aircraft to compete for the Rolls-Royce Aviation Heritage Trophy. The new category applies to aircraft such as: the Douglas DC-3; Grumman Albatross; B-25 Mitchell; Lockheed Harpoon; Douglas Invader A-26; Grumman Avenger TBF; Grumman TigerCat F7F; and the Douglas Skyraider. ...

Producer who buzzed pier in jet to promote film gets 60 days in jail - McClatchy Network  
A local movie producer who buzzed the Santa Monica Pier in a Soviet-era military jet to promote an action film was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail and fined $900 for recklessly operating an aircraft in a manner that endangered life and property.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Harold I. Cherness also placed David G. Riggs, 48, on three year's probation, imposed $260 in court fees, and ordered him to clean city beaches for 60 days as community service. Cherness, however, stayed the jail sentence pending an appeal. ...
98 World War II Vets From Eastern Iowa Take Honor Flight - KCRG
Leslie Yearous flew in B-17's during World War II. He tells stories of how the plane would be so loaded down with bombs and ammunition, they would have to ...

Seattle Museum of Flight launches space shuttle website from Aerospace News 
The Seattle Museum of Flight has launched a Washington Space Shuttle Boosters website and posted images of its planned shuttle gallery.

'H' and Skellingthorpe 20-6-2010. by Gary Watson
Whilst on the way to Wickenby, we called in at Skellingthorpe, to see the memorials there, and see a 'glimpse' of any remains of the old airfield, which has been part of a large, housing development of late. Although, we did not see any remains, we did see both memorials, and speak to some dedicated people, who carry-on, the name of the airfield and it's history, for all to see. Talk about drop lucky, we tried to view the visitor centre outside the village hall, but nobody knew where the 'key' was for it. However, a very nice lady, who has been awarded the MBE for her work, in connection with the memorials and events at Skellingthorpe, gave us a rough idea, as to what they were doing, to keep the 'spirit' of Skellingthorpe 'alive', followed by ...

Maiden Newton at War hailed as success - Dorset Echo
...  Mr Elliott said that the flypast by the Seafire was one of the highlights of the weekend. It was just wonderful.
“People were still talking about it on the Sunday. It was a real highlight.”
Now the committee is likely to hold a third event, probably in two years’ time.

Aviation youth camp planned at Waverly airport from wcfcourier.com
WAVERLY - The Waverly Municipal Airport will hold an Iowa Aviation Youth Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 10. At the camp, young aviation enthusiasts can learn about airplanes, aircraft aerodynamics, the Waverly Airport, traffic patterns, flight navigation, and flight weather planning.
Also, each participant will experience an EAA Young Eagles' plane ride with a licensed pilot, receive an Iowa Youth Aviation Camp T-shirt, and have a pizza party at the end of the program. ...

Buy a WACO, benefit Young Eagles from General Aviation News 
WACO Classic Aircraft will make a donation of $5,000 to the EAA Young Eagles program for every new WACO YMF-5 D Model sold between now and Dec. 31, 2010.
The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8-17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers and supporters, and companies like WACO Classic Aircraft. This donation will help the Young Eagles program provide ...

Free Young Eagles Flights for Kids - My-Eddy.com
All kids from ages 8-17 have an opportunity to take a free flight with a Young Eagles certified pilot. The event takes place June 26th, 2010 at the St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto IL, Hanger 17 (View Map Here). ...

NASA Seeks to Delay Final 2 Space Shuttle Flights from SPACE.com
NASA is seeking to delay its final two space shuttle missions, with the last flight aimed at Feb. 2011.

No comments: