Friday, December 31, 2010

Indy Transponder 31-DEC-2010 0430z

One hundred years of women in aviation: Longtime Grand County pilot leaves her ... - Sky Hi Daily News
... Paul Poberezny, Cliff Robertson, Burt Rutan, Dick Rutan, Carroll Shelby, John Travolta, Sean Tucker, Patty Wagstaff, Kermit Weeks, and fellow Coloradan, ...

Air Force draws up plans for Diamond Jubilee - Daily Mirror
Air Force Commanders and aerobatic teams from several countries are all set to participate in the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of ...

Airplanes of the Eighth - Air & Space Where to see B-17s and Mustangs for yourself.
Expanded Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa seeks bigger role in ... - Ottawa Citizen
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum hosted a Hard-Hat media tour of the new wing that is ?on time ...

Berlin Airlift from Air Force Link Top Stories 
On Dec. 31, 1948,  Allied aircraft logged the 100,000th flight of the Berlin airlift.  The airlift began after World War II when Germany was occupied territory and Berlin was surrounded by the Soviet zone. The city itself was divided into four sectors controlled by Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union.
The Soviets tried to dissuade a West German government in the city by gradually escalating harassment of  Western traffic to and from Berlin, which culminated in the Berlin blockade, imposed June 24, 1948. ...

Staff Sgt. Archibald Mathies from Photos
Staff Sgt. Archibald Mathies was one of four enlisted people to receive the nation's highest military honor during World War II.After a bombing mission, he attempted to land a disabled aircraft with the navigator to save a badly wounded pilot who could not bail out; they all died on the third unsuccessful try. His unselfish actions and ultimate sacrifice earned him the Medal of Honor posthumously. (U.S. Air Force illustration)

Video: Warbird Gathering in Gatlinburg from PARADISE AIRSHOWS 

Spotted For Sale: Vietnam Era Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star by AirPigz
The pic above is one of several I found posted at this listing of a 1969 Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star being offered for sale for $84,950. I don't know if it's still available, but it's a pretty interesting little warbird restoration project for someone looking for an unusual flying machine. I'm guessing it would attract a fair amount of attention at the airshows and fly-ins! ...

Restored de Havilland D.H. 89A "Dominie" from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
My Golden Age of Flight desktop calendar has, for January 1/2, 2011, a photo of a Restored de Havilland D.H. 89A "Dominie". ...

BQM-145 Peregrine - History Wars Weapons
The BQM-145 Peregrine was an unmanned aerial vehicle which was developed and manufactured by the US firm Teledyne Ryan for the US Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. It first flew in 1992. The BQM-145 was designed to relay real time ...
CIA spy plane doing it for the kids - Warrnambool Standard
... the rare Beech 18 will be taking children and their families on 20-minute flights as part of a special event organised by the Warrnambool Aero Club. ...

New Aviation-Focused Children's DVD Series to Premiere July 23 at ... by Eli
Andy's Airplanes will also host a number of fun, family-friendly activities at AirVenture's Kid Venture center. For more information, please visit or for AirVenture Oshkosh details. ...

It snows in the East from Photos
Members of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron snow removal team clear fresh snow from the taxiways at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 29, 2010, ensuring safe ground passage for the F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet. The snow removal team uses a variety of specialized equipment to sweep, blow and scrape snow from pavements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Phillip Butterfield)

It snows in the West from Photos
Snow removal crews with the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron clear the runway Dec. 28, 2010, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 786th CES works with airfield management to help keep the runways clear for mission readiness throughout the winter months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Caleb Pierce)

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