Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Oshkosh just days away from Unicom 
The world's greatest aviation event opens in Oshkosh next week. There'll be everything from DC-3s (fifty of them) to ultralights and military jets to electric experimentals.
Films, talks, workshops, hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of aircraft and hundreds of thousands of visitors.

AirVenture Prep Work Rolls On
from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
The rains over the past few weeks in Oshkosh have added a challenge to preparations for EAA AirVenture 2010, but things are still going well heading toward next Monday's opening day.

See You at Airventure from Blue Side Up 
If you like anything related to flying you need to be here. This clip explains why: 10,000 planes; 578,000 aviation enthusiasts; 750 exhibitors and 1,000 demonstrations. Just to name a few:  C.E. “Bud” Anderson, Jack Roush, Jim Hagedorn with two Old Crow P-51s D-Day paratroopers Col. Ed Shames and 1st Lt. Fred Bahlau with the C-47 Tico Belle [...]

Beyond Social Media 101 – Answers to Real Aviation Problems at #OSH10 from Jetwhine 
WhinerButtonMask100p AirVenture 2010 will soon be home to thousands of airplanes, hundreds of thousands of people and dozens and dozens of great programs all designed to stimulate just about anyone’s curiosity about all things aviation. For the social-media curious, there’s something new this year … collaboration … with an attitude! ...

Missionary/visionary takes flying car prototype to Wisconsin fly-in - Ocala
Steve Saint drove the Maverick Sport flying car, complete with a 6-foot rear-mounted aircraft propeller, into the Pilot Travel Center on County Road 484 at I-75 Saturday to gas up -- causing a commotion at pump three.
The 987-pound machine - which bears aircraft tail number N91MV - has a 75-inch belt driven propeller on the rear that is used during flight.
Saint, founder of Dunnellon based i-Tec (The Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Ministry Center), said the idea for a short takeoff and landing all-terrain car, plane and airboat sprang from his family’s missionary work in remote areas in Ecuador. ...
So how does Saint plan to get his flying car to the upcoming Oshkosk Fly-In in Wisconsin?
He’s going to drive.
“It’s so new the Federal Avaition Administration couldn’t get all the necessary paperwork filed in time [to fly up],” he said.
The crew will depart today from Dunnellon. Saint plans to post a daily blog at so people can track his progress.

Lt. Dan Band set to rock Theater in the Woods - Oshkosh Northwestern
The Lt. Dan Band concert is sponsored by EAA Warbirds of America and the Disabled American Veterans. Nightly programs at Theater in the Woods are included ...
B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II rarities winging to Fox Valley - Suburban Life Publications
The Wings of Freedom Tour of the World War II vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang is headed to ...

World War II aviation legends due in Valpo - Gary Post Tribune
The B-17 "Nine-O-Nine," one of only nine in flying condition in the United States, will wing its way to the Porter County Municipal Airport Monday through ... 

WWII aircraft visit Cedar Valley - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
People wait in line to tour the WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress airplane at Livingston Aviation at Waterloo Regional Airport Monday, ...

Aeroporto: sostantivo maschile; superficie di terreno o d'acqua predisposta e attrezzata in modo che vi possano atterrare e decollare aeromobili, comprendente mezzi di rifornimento, ricovero, manutenzione ". Questa รจ la spiegazione letterale della parola che si legge da un dizionario della lingua i...
    25 Luglio 2010 Manifestazione aerea " FRECCE TRICOLORI " Marina di Castagneto Carducci...Start ore 16:00...!!! Ente organizz. Aeroclub Marina di Massa Direttori di Maf Gianluca PIERAMI, Vittorio CUCURNIA, Maurizio VITI.

Parachutists sail over Plattsmouth Airport during weekend - The Journal
PLATTSMOUTH - Omaha resident Steve Fauglid had just gotten up off the ground after finishing his tandem parachute ride early Friday night when his girlfriend Marsha Niemann sailed onto the grass at Plattsmouth Municipal Airport.
They exchanged wide smiles before Niemann summed up her first-ever parachute ride with an excited string of words.
"That was the best thing I've ever done," Niemann said. "Absolutely the best thing ever. I'd do that again in a heartbeat."
Fauglid and Niemann joined dozens of other parachutists from across the country at Lincoln Sport Parachute Club's annual Redemption Boogie at the Plattsmouth airport July 15-18. The event gave experienced parachutists an opportunity to sail through ...

Aviation Heritage Day draws 10000 - (press release)
July 20--SELINSGROVE -- No one was more surprised at the size of the huge crowds attending Saturday's Aviation Heritage Day at the Penn Valley Airport than ...

Joint Base Lewis McChord Air Show 2010 - Joint Base Lewis McChord from FenceCheck Forums- Great photo posted of the Cobra!

Aviatrix extraordinaire visits McMinnville -
Mary Feik, now 86, has been enamored with aviation since 1931.
Then 7, she got hooked after going up with a barnstormer near her hometown in Maryland. And she’s logged more than 16,000 hours in the sky since.
The aviatrix recently visited McMinnville to take part in the Civil Air Patrol/ Evergreen International Aviation Business Academy. ...

The Women's Museum's Dreams of Flight Exhibit Opening Coincides with Legendary ...
Dallas Art News
Photographs include images of Jean Ross Howard-Phelan, Shannon Lucid, Patty Wagstaff, Susan Still, Eileen Collins, and many others. ...

World War II veteran receives Distinguished Flying Cross in Pentagon ceremony
from Air Force Link Top Stories 
A World War II veteran received recognition for the heroism he displayed 65 years ago in the sky above Nazi Germany, during a ceremony July 19 in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.
Retired Col. Claude M. Schonberger received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions Feb. 16, 1945, from Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at Headquarters Air Force here.
"I am in awe and ecstatic to be in the Hall of Heroes for this presentation," Colonel Schonberger said. "It is indeed a great privilege and honor to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for my actions in World War II. ...

RED HORSE squadron replaces historic section of flightline
from Air Combat Command - Top ACC Stories 
Since its beginnings in 1940 as Moody Army Airfield, Army Air Corps and Air Force Airmen have cycled through Moody continuously, being a part of its history but not always having the opportunity to observe it. The flightline, on the other hand, has been witness to everything that has happened since it was built in 1942.

Voices of History event is tomorrow from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind.
The Seasoning Training Flight and Airman & Family Readiness office has partnered with the Veterans Service Office (VSO) of Kokomo to host the second "Voices of History" veterans panel.
Two WWII veterans--one a Tuskegee Airman, the other a Flying Tiger--will be the keynote speakers.
The event is scheduled for tomorrow in the Pavilion next to the Grissom Recruiting Center in the Grissom Aeroplex. Lunch will be served at 11:30  am and the Veterans will speak at Noon. Seats are limited to only 125 people, so please RSVP soon to MSgt Paul Tomlinson at

Timing is Everything with Controlled Impedance Fabrication - pcbdesign007
I want to start out this column a little differently by sharing a true story I heard when I was about 14 years old. In June 1970, the British Aerobatic Champion Neil Williams was practicing for the upcoming World Aerobatic Championships in Hullavington, England.
Neil was flying his single-seat Zlin Akrobat in a shallow pull-up at less than 2,000 feet when he heard a loud bang. The lower left wing bolt had broken and the wing began to fold over towards him. He had on no chute that day, as a chute just added weight and would not have helped at that altitude anyway.
This man had the presence of mind to realize his predicament, and in a split second he rolled the Zlin to the right in a semi-outside snap roll and locked the wing back into position. ...

July 20 from Cut and Paste Aviation 

More Frame Grabs from the T-38 Ride Video from Airspeed 
I just received a couple of DVDs from Jo Hunter containing offloads of the video that she shot at Beale AFB during the T-38 ride. Lots of her video is going to be useful in places in the episode. The shot above is an additional angle. The primary angle is handled by the camera that you see on the left edge of the frame. ...

Balad Airmen move helicopters from Photos
A C-17 Globemaster III pulls onto the parking ramp behind Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters waiting for transport July 12, 2010, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. As the drawdown and redeployment of assets continues in Iraq, helicopters from bases in Northern Iraq have made their way to JB Balad to be inspected, prepped and shipped to new operating locations.

Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame names scholarship recipients from General Aviation News 
The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) has named its 2010 scholarship recipients. Three students, Michael Peer, Tyler Rockenfield, and Brooke Wedeward will share $2,000 in scholarship funds and be honored at WAHF’s annual induction ceremony this fall. ...

‘This Week In Space’ – July 20, 2010 from Uplinks by Miles O'Brien
The latest edition of “This Week In Space” is available for your viewing pleasure.  Please take a look!

Finally, a shop manual for your Lunar Lander from The Launch Pad 
41 years ago today, the United States managed the impossible. Landing a man on the moon and returning safely to the earth became reality.
Now that the surplus lunar landers are really classified as antiques, it's time to dust off that old lander in your garage and get her rebuilt. Thankfully, Hayes publishing has just the resource you need to get started.
Whether your lander is in cherry condition and you just want to keep it running well, or you have one you found covered in dust in a warehouse in New Mexico, this manual can help you get the most out of your 1969 series lunar lander. ...

Apollo 11 memories... from RLV and Space Transport News

Spaceport America construction progress from The Original Rocket Dungeon


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