Friday, November 26, 2010

Indy Transponder 26-NOV-2010 2345z

Services set for Buck Rigg, 8th Air Force Museum founding director - Shreveport Times
Under Rigg's leadership, the museum acquired its bomber collection, which aside from the B-29 includes a World War II-era B-17 and B-24, and Cold War-era ...

 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation from
The Centennial of Naval Aviation is a historic milestone. From its humble beginning in 1911, the Navy’s flight program has grown to become a guardian of freedom for America and its allies. It has succeeded because of the hard work and dedication of men and women who are willing to continually challenge themselves and, if [...]
Alva Pilot Tells How She Won Air Race 2010 - Southwest Florida
Terry Carbonell, local pilot and winner of the Women's Air Race Classic 2010 was interviewed at the Airplane Owner's And Pilot's Association convention in ...

The Battle of Britain Airshow Duxford September 2010 DVD & Blu-ray [JPress]
from PlanesTV (BETA) - Aviation Action 
A big show that will go down in history; the 16 Spitfire formation and tailchase was entralling. Our powerful lenses, stereo sound and in-cockpit cameras in 2 of the Spitfires faithfully reproduce the emotions we all felt on the day.

THE FLY HIGH by Joseph Mariggi├▓
The Air Force celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Italian acrobatic team with a rally in Looking in the province of Udine, eleven and 12 September. With about seventy men, including officers and noncommissioned officers (among them may soon be a woman) and ten aircraft (including nine in training and solo), the Tricolour Arrows represent, in ...

Vintage aircraft coming to Key Largo - Boston Globe
... a 1942 Boeing Stearman, a 1943 North American AT-6, and nearly 30 additional vintage planes, all of which will participate in an air show Dec. ...

WWII recruit was gunning for action -
He flew 30 official missions as a waist gunner in a B-17 with the 340th Bomb Squadron, 97th Bomber Group of the 15th Air Force. Henry, born and raised in ...

Seven years after final flight, doors close on Filton's Concorde from Things with Wings 
Seven years ago today Concorde made its last ever flight, and there is some sad news about the very aircraft that made that flight.
Now preserved at Airbus’s Filton plant near Bristol, British Airways Concorde G-BOAF will not be reopened to the public when it comes out of a maintenance and preservation programme this winter. However it will be  ...

the Nord 600 very large transport concept, circa 1966 from x planes

New Mexico flavoring in South Florida’s aviation history from Travel for Aircraft 
Don Boyd is a man with boundless energy and is insanely devoted to aviation as well as the history of the Miami Springs area. You can see for yourself at here the dozens and dozens of photos, all carefully cataloged in folders, of the area as well as its aviation history.
The area has always been significantly involved in aviation with Glenn Curtiss, Amelia Earhart and Eastern  ...

Presidential phone call from Photos
Senior Airman Nicole Kazimer, a C-130 Hercules loadmaster assigned to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at an air base in Southwest Asia, speaks to President Barack Obama on the telephone Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2010. One of a handful of servicemembers chosen from U.S. Central Command to talk with the president, Airman Kazimer regularly flies combat airlift missions that deliver troops and supplies to locations across Southwest Asia.

High-flying girl: West Lakeland teen takes to the skies, not the roads - Stillwater Gazette
After going up for the first time solo on her birthday - 16 is the youngest an aviator can be alone at the controls - Jessica plans to get her pilot's ...
Q&A: Indy astronaut David Wolf - Indianapolis Star
David Wolf, 54, discusses his STS-127 mission during a pre-flight press conference last year in Houston. Wolf was discussing how the crew would install a ...

The Real Story Behind NASA’s Resurrected Space Plane from Danger Room 
The aviation and space press buzzed last week with the news that NASA had quietly moved its two long-grounded X-34 space planes from open storage at the space agency’s Dryden center — located on Edwards Air Force Base in California — to a test pilot school in the Mojave Desert. At the desert facility, the mid-’90s-vintage, robotic X-34s would be inspected to determine if they were capable of flying again. It  ...

Mexicana Airline Flight Attendants Strip Down For Calendar To Raise Money After Bankruptcy Filings from Aviation Blogs 
When their airline filed for bankruptcy in August, a few dedicated stewardesses did what no high-priced executive would do: stripped down to raise some dough.

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