Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Thunderbirds demo team accepting applications from Air Combat Command
The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" are accepting officer applications for the 2012 and 2013 demonstration seasons.
The team, based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., plan to hire five new positions, including commander/leader, two demonstration pilots, advance pilot/narrator and  a flight surgeon.
January 11 is the last day for all applications. The positions are two-year controlled tours, and the approximate report-not-later-than date for accepted applicants is Nov. 1, 2011. ...

Museum honors Pearl Harbor survivors - WALA-TV FOX10
PENSACOLA, Florida (WALA) - The Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola honored survivors of the December 7, 1941 Japanese Navy assault on Pearl Harbor. ...

December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack remembered by NYC vets who lived it - New York Daily News
"It's a very sad thing," said Clark Simmons, 89, of Brooklyn, as he stood shivering on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum with two other New ...

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: Honoring history through today's service from Air Force Link Top Stories 
"A date which will live in infamy."
President Roosevelt broadcast those words in his opening speech to Congress and the world the day following the attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base 69 years ago. These powerful words inspired Congress to declare war within an hour against Japan and its allies.
I recently arrived here in Hawaii to my new duty station at Pacific Air Forces headquarters as a public affairs officer, one of the "lucky few" who are fortunate enough to get an assignment here, or so I was later told during my newcomers brief. agent within a publishing house asking me to review their newly released book that I wasn't going to be all that ...

Remember Our Veterans on Pearl Harbor Day Today from The Aero Experience  
Special Thanks to the Tora! Tora! Tora! Team for recognizing the veterans of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. 

Hart: Letters show respect, learning for World War II vet - Quincy Herald Whig
He served in the Navy in World War II, and his brother was killed after his B-17 was shot down in Europe on his final mission. Recently he was invited to ...

CAF Ballad of Ghost Squadron by Col Tennessee Ernie Ford - YouTube
Ford's experiences as a navigator and bombardier in World War II led to his involvement with the Confederate Air Force (now the Commemorative Air Force), a war plane preservation group in Texas. He was a featured announcer and celebrity guest at the annual CAF Airshow in Harlingen, Texas, from 1976
I stood above the deck of the Arizona this summer, she is still weeping oil 69 years later. I'm a member of the Commemorative Air Force, formerly Confederate Air force, we are dedicated to preserving the aircraft that won WWII. Tennessee Ernie Ford wrote the Ballad of Ghost Riders in honor of the WWII pilots and servicemen. Please enjoy this brief song and history of WWII.   

Arrows tricolor national pride - Friuli
E 'was assigned to the arrows of Looking TRICOLORI (UD) with the SPA and the company that manages Graphistudio Villa Manin Passariano the scope ...

Rare old bomber finds buyer, destined for museum - Reuters
The newly formed South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation will pay Celebrate Freedom Foundation $15000 for the B-25C Mitchell bomber that ditched in the ...

Flabob Honors Veterans from Pacific Flyer 
In a day-long celebration honoring the service of America’s War Veterans, the organizers at Flabob Airport in Riverside, Calif. lined up a variety of entertainment and activities in November.
More than 4,000 people from the local community visited the airport to participate and enjoy the day.
Four bands, even including a  ...

The Three Musketeers of the Early Years of Civil Aviation. from Featured
The first Beech Model 17 Staggerwing. Note the fixed landing gear. Lots of people think civil aviation was born during the First World War when the Western Allies, Britain, France and, later, the United States fought Kaiser Wilhelm’s air force for command of the skies over the western front in France and Belgium. Yes, the first seeds of growth for high performance military aircraft were sown in the bloody soil of that conflict, but the beginning of the airplane’s use for personal and business travel came from a small group of highly intelligent, ingenious entrepreneurs. These extremely individualistic men took  ...

‘Fly It Forward’ Challenge Promotes Women Pilot Centennial from Aviation Blogs 
Men and women across the world are celebrating the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots this year by giving introductory flights to girls and women. As the year draws to a close, Delta Air Lines A330 pilot Karlene Petitt is putting up $100 for a drawing to motivate pilots to take a woman flying before the end of the year. ...

Jet Age Book Review from Life on the Road 
One of the cool things about having a presence in the aviation world is that people are quite often willing to send me their books to review, as in the case of a book about Amelia Earhart or one on Flying Above the Glass Ceiling. These are two recent blog entries made easy by the fact that I liked the books. I don't usually say anything when I don't. Go ahead. Call me a wimp. But I'm a nice, non-confrontational wimp.
So I kind of figured when I got an email from a marketing  ...

Freedom of flight: Man builds airplane piece by piece in backyard - Reporter News
Talk about a long wait for a flight.
Dr. Steve Johnson, an Abilene gastroenterologist, waited more than seven years before climbing aboard his RV-9A and taking off.
Actually, he was working — not waiting — all that time, building the airplane piece by piece in a shop in his backyard.
And flying a plane he built with his own hands, he said, was well worth the time and effort.
For the first flight on June 27, he said, he was so focused ...

Last tanker leaves Grand Forks from AF.mil Photos
The final KC-135 Stratotanker formerly stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., performs a low approach, with its boom fully extended, in one last salute to the men and women of Grand Forks AFB, after taking off from the base Dec. 4, 2010, for the final time. The departure of this aircraft signaled the end of the KC-135 air refueling mission at Grand Forks AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny Saldivar)

Chinese Stealth Fighter from Defence Aviation 
Since a long time there have been talks of China working on some type of stealthy fighter attack aircraft which is called  XX-J ,J-X or J-XX  by western intelligence sources. The information available is scarce about this new advanced combat aircraft coupled  with    ...

NASA Puts the 'Stars' in Annual Hampton Holiday Parade from PR Newswire: Aerospace/Defense
The Peninsula's largest lighted holiday parade will feature NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher as its Grand Marshal. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Saturday, Dec. 11, the city of Hampton will celebrate the ...

Astronaut to sign autographs at Hampton parade Saturday - The Virginian-Pilot
She will sign autographs at the corner of King Street and Settlers Landing Road, near the Virginia Air & Space Center.

X-37B Had Seven Collisions in Space from Defense Tech 
Here’s an interesting tidbit from a recent Defense News article on the mysterious X-37B space plane; the craft has seven, yes, seven dents in it from collisions with space debris! “For the first flight, we’re extremely pleased with the outcome of the entire mission of the X-37B,” said Richard McKinney, the deputy under secretary of the [...]

Air Force's X-37B historical landing advances space vehicle technologies from Air Force Link Top Stories 
After 244 days in space since its launch April 22 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the X-37B orbital  ...

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