Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Indy Transponder 11-JUL-10: EAA Airventure Edition

Ice Pilots: Buffalo Airways' DC-3s | Source: link.brightcove.com
Buffalo Airways still operates a daily scheduled DC-3 passenger service for residents in Cananda's Northwest Territories and is likely the last airline to do so. They plan to bring two of their "3s" to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer.

Want to fly a Warbird? from General Aviation News 
The Pacific Prowler Organization is looking for a few good men — and women. The Texas-based non-profit is forming the Prowler Command, a collection of general aviation pilots who can schedule and fly the group’s North American B-25 Mitchell bomber and a C-47 Gooney Bird. ...

Free 'Salute to Veterans' Hat to All Veterans and Active Military Personnel
from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Throughout EAA AirVenture 2010, numerous "Salute to Veterans" festivities will honor the service and sacrifice of those who put their lives on the line defending freedom. Thousands of these brave men and women will be on hand to celebrate this memorable week.  ...

See World's Only Flying Sikorsky S-38 at AirVenture
from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
A rare, twin-engine Sikorsky S-38 amphibious aircraft reproduction returns to AirVenture 2010 for the first time in several years.

Couple works on dream to fly restored plane to Oshkosh - News Chief
The couple is getting the aircraft ready so they can fly it to the EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh, Wis., on July 26. Friday, July 09, 2010 By Charles Gonzalez ...

Auction slated for Oshkosh from General Aviation News 
REDC, a real estate auction company that has auctioned more than 100,000 properties for $7 billion during the nation’s foreclosure crisis, has partnered with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to auction aircraft at “The Spirit of Aviation Aircraft Auction” Saturday, July 31, during AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The auction features historic aircraft, including a Grumman TBM-3U built in 1944 that has a starting auction bid of $290,000 and a Stinson SR-10 built for and flown by then Shell Oil Company VP Jimmy Doolittle, the former World War II hero. ...

Pearl the movie - Home
Source: www.PearlTheMovie.net (Photo via website)
    We had a great screening of Pearl in Indianapolis last week. We'll be in Minneapolis this thursday, July 15th, Rogers Arkansas July 22, Battlecreek, Michigan July 29, and then at the Oshkosh Airshow July 30th in Wisconsin (over 400,000 people!). The aviation community is really loving Pearl and we anticipate a great reception there! Screening details can be found at www.PearlTheMovie.net.   

AirVenture Fly-In Theater includes “Avatar” - Marketplace Today Blog
Aviation heroes spanning the past 60 years headline this year's Fly-In Theater presenters at AirVenture, presented by Ford Motor Company and supported by Hamilton Watches. Among the presenters of this year's films:
    * DC-3/C-47 veterans will introduce classic aviation film “Island in the Sky” Sunday, July 25, to kick off AirVenture’s week-long “Salute to Veterans” commemoration.
    * U.S. Airways Flight 1549 pilots Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles, will introduce “Brace For Impact” — a documentary chronicling Sullenberger through the “Miracle on the Hudson” landing — to lead off a double feature on Wednesday, July 28.
    * Immediately following on July 28, World War II P-51 Mustang ace Jim Brooks will share his experiences leading into “Gray Eagles,” which details the reunion with his historic plane after 60 years.
Additionally, highlighting the Fly-In Theater lineup is the critically acclaimed, independent motion picture “Pearl” on Friday, July 30. Winner of the Best in Show at Indie Fest 2009 along with numerous other accolades, “Pearl” follows the true story of Pearl Carter Scott, a Chickasaw teen who finds her dream life as a barnstormer on a collision course with her greatest passion. The film, which is tentatively slated to be released in theaters this fall, is scheduled to be introduced by the Governor of the Chickasaw Nation and “Pearl” executive producer Bill Anoatubby, executive producer Robyn Elliot, producer David Rennke, and film stars Elijah DeJesus and Angela Gair.
Each evening’s presentation at the Fly-In Theater begins at 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31), weather permitting. The feature films are shown on an inflatable screen five stories tall and are free of charge to all EAA AirVenture attendees. Guests should bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating at the natural amphitheater, located adjacent to EAA’s Camp Scholler at the north end of Doolittle Drive directly behind the Camp Store.
The films confirmed for the Fly-In Theater at EAA AirVenture 2010: ...

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