Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Dayton air show attendance steady, sponsorships rise - Dayton Business Journal
Nearly 80000 spectators attended the 2010 Vectren Dayton Air Show during this past weekend, according to a new release. Show officials said the attendance ...

A ride on the Blue Angels C-130 Fat Albert - TippNews DAILY
It's one of my favorite exchanges of dialogue from the comedic gem Airplane and came to mind as I sat in the Blue Angels C-130, Fat Albert, preparing for ...

Stunt pilots eager to fly rare jets for locals - Idaho State Journal
Wing-walker Amanda Franklin, the US Air Force's F-16 Viper East Coast Demonstration Team and aerial stunt pilots Greg Poe and Matt Younkin are also ...

Photo from:
Franklin's Flying Circus and Airshow - Official website 

The DC-3 Reunion from All Things Aviation
Unfortunately, the planned mass fly-in of DC-3s in celebration of the 75th anniversary of this wonderful aircraft to Oshkosh and AirVenture will not happen, as many had feared. The Douglas DC-3 is perhaps one of the most widely known passenger aircraft in the world, and while designed and first flown in 1935 many of these aircraft [...]

EAA Works Around Soggy Ground - WBAY-TV Green Bay
Consecutive days of heavy rain have soaked the EAA grounds in Oshkosh -- but this won't dampen the spirit of EAA AirVenture.
There are pockets of standing water in the EAA campgrounds and, according to some volunteers who arrived early in their campers, the rain-soaked grounds are not forgiving.
"I pulled in and took one shot at it and stopped, because I figured if I moved I would go down. We got the unit right down there, and it likes to sink in the mud," volunteer Donald Duck said.
Conditions like this are nothing new to AirVenture, which points out 1993 and 2001 were pretty soggy years, too. Organizers tell us they built on those experiences to help them deal with ...

2010 Wood, Fabric, and Tailwheels Fly-In  | Saturday, September 24th-26th, 2010.  
More information about the fly-in will be available over the next month but expect much of the same activities as we have had in the past  with the fly-in being on Saturday and an early arrival cookout dinner on Friday.  ...

Wings over Houston takes off Oct. 23-24 from General Aviation News 
The 26th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow takes flight Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24, at Ellington Airport (7B9), featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. ...

Sentimental Journey Photos from Antique Airfield News

Let's Get Serious With Our Extra Special Guest from Windsor International Air Show
The B-52 was America's first long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber. Now entering its sixth decade of service, it continues to be an important
element of the U.S. Air Force bomber fleet. No bomber in U.S. military history has been called upon to remain operational as long as the B-52.
With a 185-foot wingspan, a length of more than 160 feet and a gross weight of more than 480,000 pounds, the B-52 earned the nickname BUFF, short for Big Ugly Fat Fellow. ...

Bewitched by the Tricolour Arrows in a hundred thousand for the exhibition - La Nuova Sardegna
17.30 am when the tricolor arrows, led Captain Jan Slangen, open the air bridge that closes the Air show Stintino 2010, ...

Otopeni Air Show, at its second edition in 2010 - Financiarul
Attending the „Otopeni Air Show 2010" were representatives of the Romanian aviation: Romanian Air Force, Airclub Romania, Iacarii Acrobati (Aerobatic ...

foto Bardolino airshow 2010 from Passione Volo 

NOVA: B-29 Frozen in Time. from Planenews Aviation News 
NOVA accompanies famed test pilot Darryl Greenamyer and his intrepid crew on a perilous mission to repair and re-fly a B-29 bomber stranded on the Greenland icecap since 1947. In the face of incredible hardships, the team struggles to bring the old warbird back to life.

Tuskegee P51-C Mustang airplane makes stop in Bozeman - KBZK Bozeman News
This plane was recently restored thanks to the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Project, an organization dedicated to telling the story of the Tuskegee ...

The Liberty Belle Comes to Syracuse - The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com
The Liberty Belle takes off from a runway at Syracuse's Hancock International Airport, The Liberty Belle is one of 14 B-17 Flying Fortresses left in ...

Aviation history soars in CNY - Daily News Online
Aviation history soars in CNY A piece of aviation history was visible in the skies over Central New York on Monday. A B-17 'Flying Fortress,' known as the.

Corsair returns for more time at MAPS until July 26 - Suburbanite
By Jim Mesko If you missed seeing the Colling Foundation F4U-5NL Corsair nightfighter at the MAPS air museum on the west side of the Akron-Canton airport ...

Women in Aviation pass down knowledge to younger pilots - News 8 Austin
The local chapter of Women in Aviation organized the event as a way for younger pilots and mechanics to learn about the industry from more seasoned flyers. ...

Air Museums Highlight of Pacific Northwest Visit - BrowseBlog
There are examples of aviation history all over the Northwest, but many are concentrated in the Seattle-Everett area because of the influence of Boeing, the aircraft manufacturer that has produced thousands of aircraft in Puget Sound ...

Then and Now: Fill 'er Up - Air & Space Magazine
When aerial refueling began 90 years ago, it was self-serve. The first to gas up in mid-air was U.S. Navy Lieutenant Godfrey Cabot, who, while skimming the Potomac River in a Huff-Daland HD-4, used a grappling hook on the fuselage to snatch a five-gallon can of fuel from a float in October 1921.

July 19 from Cut and Paste Aviation 

Nice Photos of Dreadnought from www.aafo.com | Reno Air Racer

In development: Sea Eagle from General Aviation News 
Natural disasters, piracy and political situations require immediate response, including rapid delivery of emergency supplies, personnel, equipment, or troops to troubled locations could make the difference between life and death. ...

WK2/SS2 July 15th flight video from RLV and Space Transport News
A reader points to this video from Virgin Galactic about the WhiteKnightTwo/SpaceShipTwo flight on July 15th, which included a crew in the SS2 for the first time: ...

Astronauts arrive on Okinawa From the S&S archives - The Associated Press | Published: March 19, 1966
NAHA, Okinawa — Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott bounded onto solid land Friday morning and then passed a thorough physical examination with flying colors. ...

Saturn V Slow-Motion Liftoff Video from Pilotbug
Unbelievably slow motion video of the mighty Saturn V moon rocket lifting off of the pad. You have probably seen shots of this in documentaries about the moon shots, but this is the full version. ...

Awesome pic, awful description from Military Photos
More about the image.... here

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