Monday, June 28, 2010

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CAF B-29 Test Flights Postponed - CAF
 MIDLAND, TEXAS (June 28, 2010). – All test flights scheduled for the Commemorative Air Force’s B-29 Superfortress FIFI, on June 29 and 30, have been postponed until further notice.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will not be able to issue a new Airworthiness Certificate for the B-29 Superfortress FIFI until next week at the earliest.  The certificate is required for FIFI to begin test flights.
Please stand-by for more information as it becomes available regarding the re-scheduling of the first test flights. The CAF is very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
For more information, please contact Autumn Hicks (432) 563-1000, ext.2231 or

Purdue team named top collegiate team in Air Race Classic from Purdue Technology News

The Purdue University Air Race Classic team placed fourth overall and first among collegiate teams in the annual event this past weekend.
Captain Lauren Steele of Lapel, Ind., and co-pilot Allison Springer of Madison, Wis., completed the race route a day ahead of schedule. With guidance from their ground crew at the Purdue airport, they flew their Piper Warrior III through eight legs of the race totaling 2,483.
There were 54 teams entered in the 34th annaul Air Race Classic, 11 of which were also collegiate teams.
UPDATE (2:32 pm): Purdue Air Race team wins collegiate field - The Exponent
Two Purdue University undergrads won the collegiate division of the all-women Air Race Classic, ...
Air Race Classic winners announced - The Frederick News-Post Online

race results from Snow Eagles Air Racing Team
The results are in, and we placed 46th. It's an accomplishment to finish the race. This race was challenging to a lot of teams due to mechanical failures, pieces or mechanics not available at some of the stops. It was a great learning experience.  ... more pics

Blue Angels to Perform at Pensacola Air Show - WKRG-TV
The Navy's flight demonstration team along with civilian and other military aircraft will perform aerial acrobatics over the Gulf of Mexico, ...

Blue Angels charm spectators at air show - SCSU University Chronicle
For the first time ever, The Great Minnesota Air Show graced the St. Cloud skies this weekend bringing in an estimated 30000 attendees daily to the regional ...

Planes, cars, skydivers highlight Fly-In - Wilkes Journal Patriot
The planes at the Fly-In ranged from World War II-era military aircraft to aerobatic, modern-day racing planes. Some of the oldest planes at the event were ...

Sean Tucker’s Aerobatic Corkscrew Downline from Pilotbug 
Beautiful visual corkscrew flight path of Sean Tucker’s Oracle Challenger.

Airshow attracts record numbers (w/video) - South Delta Leader        
The Boundary Bay Air Show welcomed up to 10,000 people through its gates June 19 for what Alpha Aviation's Linda Freer said was their biggest show to date. ...

Leap Frogs Kick Off Quad City Air Show
from U.S. Navy News Headline Stories
Approximately 100,000 air-show enthusiasts watched as the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, kicked off the 24th annual Quad City Air Show in Davenport, Iowa, June 26-27.

Harrier jet to appear at Fair St. Louis Air Show - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
That's a big coup for organizers who knew the return of the air show would not be complete without the Harrier, long the crowd favorite. ...

Gary South Shore Air Show takes flight July 9 -
GARY | Gary's South Shore Air Show, now in its 11th year, will again be held July 9 through 11 at Marquette Park and Beach. The US Air Force Thunderbirds ...

A Flight With Angela - Auburn Journal
Mach 5 Aviation partnered with The California Capital Airshow, Children's Miracle Network, Safe Credit Union and other sponsors to give Angela her first ...

Prima dell'esibizione delle “Frecce Tricolori”, si esibiranno infatti tanti altri velivoli nel cielo antistante il lungomare Andrea Doria e Ligabue. ...

Red Arrows draw festival to a close - Whitehaven News
THE Red Arrows provided a fitting climax to a successful Whitehaven Festival. Pictures by John Story and Mike McKenzie The display at 5.30pm was watched by ...

Tribute to our heroes - Whitehaven News
I was amused to hear the festival commentator say just before 5.30pm that "hopefully the Red Arrows will be along in a few minutes". Er, no. ...

Windermere Air Show expected to draw crowds
The Westmorland Gazette
A FEAST of aerial acrobatics and neck craning displays will draw thousands to the tenth Windermere Air Show later this month.
The line-up of attractions ready to draw gasps of wonder from the crowds that will line the shores of England’s largest lake includes the RAF Falcons.  ... More information about the Windermere Air Show on July 24 and 25 can be found at

Video: Blades Aerobatics Display by Kathryn
BritishForcesNews - They go up against staggering G-forces and definitely like nothing better than blue sky thinking. They are the Blades Aerobatic Team - the only full-time civilian formation display team in the UK. It was formed by two former RAF Wing Commanders and Julian Evans has been to see them in action for Forces News.

State's aerospace companies prep for British Air Show - Journal Inquirer
... are working with Connecticut's smaller aerospace companies on an exhibit for the 2010 Farnborough Air Show in England, CCAT spokesman Wayne Sumple says. ...

Commemorative Air Force to be in force at Oshkosh 
from General Aviation News 
Commemorative Air Force units from throughout the U.S. are lending their support to the EAA AirVenture 2010 “Salute to Veterans” with more than a dozen legendary aircraft that will be part of the air shows and ground displays in the warbird area. The 58th annual AirVenture will be held July 26-Aug. 1 at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) in Oshkosh.
Among the airplanes that are confirmed are two airplanes whose 75th anniversaries will be recognized ...

Historic B-17G flies into Rockford - WREX-TV
The restored bomber is in town to promote Rockford AirFest, which is coming up at the end of July. It will not be at the air show, so this is your only ...

GUEST BLOG: Flying Across America Offers An Update
from Business Aviation Now 
One year ago, we decided to fly a Cessna 150 all the way from Florida to California and back to promote general aviation and the positive values it carries: solidarity and friendship, self-development, service to the community and fun and enjoyment. We spent that year blogging, looking for sponsors and supporters, preparing the route.
One week ago, we met for the first time and since then we're making this vision come true. We're at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston after stops in Daytona Beach, Destin, and Baton Rouge.  These three first stops have been very different, each of them representing different parts of General Aviation. ...

Western Museum of Flight - Lecture Series, July 17th, 2010 from FenceCheck Forums

B-29 Caricature Drawing From Back In The Day: Watcha Think? by Martt
 The post from a few days ago about the B-29 FIFI's first flight in 4 years, which is scheduled for tomorrow, got me remembering this drawing that I did back in 1988. Back about that time, I started a little t-shirt company making caricatures of iconic aircraft like the Piper Cub, the DC-3, and the P-51. I didn't have hardly any money at the time (Ha! Very little seems to change in my life!) so I only ran ads in Trade-A-Plane for the shirts since it was a cheap place to get some good exposure. Well, I had some success, but nothing like I had hoped for. But I did have a guy request that I do a B-29. ...

Local pilot featured in museum's 100 Ohio Women in Air, Space exhibit -
Wooster Daily Record
"We wanted to highlight the contribution of women in aviation ... not just pick 100 pilots, but also women with interesting stories for the public to enjoy ...

70 years on from the Battle of Britain a look inside the plane that won the skies.. and its modern counterpart - The Mirror
Seventy years separate them ... but while the technology has improved, the courage and skill of our RAF pilots remain unmatched. The Battle of Britain began 70 years ago on July 10, and in Winston Churchill's words, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few... " To mark the anniversary, DENNIS ELLAM takes a look inside the cockpits of a WW2 Supermarine Spitfire and a modern Eurofighter Typhoon - and talks to their pilots.

Video: Hook Down, Wheels Down from Leaving Terra Firma 
Something that has always intrigued me is the aircraft carrier.  This idea that there are floating airports, potentially out in the middle of nowhere, just really gets me going.  What’s even more crazy, is that the aviators manage to find these small boats and land on them. ...

Gipsy Moth celebrates 80 years aloft from The Kathryn Report
Exactly 80 years after its maiden flight this majestic DH 60 Gipsy Moth is still going strong.
It is the oldest aircraft in England with full Certificate of Airworthiness and must incite the envy of all aircraft enthusiasts.
It is still powered by its original engine is being looked after and maintained at a hangar near the north Norfolk village of Langham by Henry Labouchere, 61, from nearby Field Dalling. ...

U.S. Air Force Considers B-1 Bomber Fleet's Retirement - TIME
A B-1 just appeared at a Berlin air show, and began flight tests of a new targeting system earlier this month in California. ...

Tate unveils fighter jet artwork - BBC
Two fighter jets that have seen active service have been turned into art in a new commission for Tate Britain.
Fiona Banner's work sees a Sea Harrier suspended vertically from floor to ceiling like a trussed bird.
In an adjoining gallery, a stripped and polished Jaguar jet plane lies belly-up on the floor.  ...

Morristown Airport awards scholarships to 16 students - Daily Record
HANOVER -- Sixteen area college-bound high school graduates are the recipients of an annual scholarship awarded by DM Airports, Ltd., operators of Morristown Municipal Airport.
In its 10th year, the airport management-sponsored program awards each student a one-time $1,250 scholarship that may be used for tuition, books or other eligible fees associated with college attendance. To date, DM has awarded $176,000 in scholarships under this program. ...

Virginia Spaceport Readies for Launch to ISS from Spaceports 
Laurie Naismith, Director Government Relations & Public Affairs for the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority [VCSFA] notes that new liquid oxygen tank slowly made it's way on 56 wheels to the Wallops Island, Va. launch facility to support the Taurus 2 launch to the International Space Station next year. The VCSFA board governs the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport and seeks commercial space launch investment by commercial space launch firms.  ...

Are We Going Back to the Moon? - Discovery News
"I see humans absolutely returning to the moon eventually," says William Pomerantz, senior director of the Google X Prize foundation. ...

Korean War, 60 years ago from Military Photos
Rhode Island National Guard Air Show - Mike Goulian
Great Minnesota Airshow 2010 - St Cloud - 06/26/10 from FenceCheck Forums
PICTURES - BIGGIN HILL: Thousands brave the heat for air show - News Shopper
Image of the Week: Breitling Wingwalkers on Stearman Biplanes
from Flight Image of the Day 


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