Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Indy Transponder 31-AUG-10 1030z


Air show attendance numbers soar - Santa Maria Times | About 8500 people attended this year's Thunder Over the Valley air show at the Santa Maria Public Airport, according to the event organizer. ...

California Capital Airshow Promises Exhilarating Performances ... by Michelle Ventress | Performers for the 2010 California Capital Airshow include F-22 Raptors, a 40 foot tall mechanical dinosaur called Robosaurs, Smoke N Thunder Jet Car and many more. Also featured will be government and military displays for the Patriot ...

SwiftFuel to power Richard 'Smokey' Young's attempt at airspeed ... by Janice Wood - Richard "Smokey" Young will use an unleaded, high-octane biofuel developed by Swift Enterprises a during his attempt to establish a new 100-kilometer closed course speed record on Sept. 11. Young will power his No. 3 Western Air Racing ...

National Aviation Heritage Invitational Hosts Rare Restored Aircraft  from Aero-News Network | Program Adding Large Aircraft Category In Its 12th Year The National Aviation Heritage Invitational, LLC, held in conjunction with the National Championship Air Races, gives aircraft owners and restorers the opportunity to bring their brilliantly restored aircraft to the high desert of northern Nevada…

Pentagon Chooses Two Companies to Build Flying Humvee from Aviation Blogs by Av8tor| DARPA Will this be the U.S. military's first flying car? The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected two companies to proceed with the next stage of its Transformer, known as TX—a fully automated four-person vehicle that can drive like a car and then take off and fly like an aircraft to avoid roadside bombs…

Luxury Jet Repo Man from Aviation Blogs by Av8tor | Nick Popovich and his crack crew of specialists have repossessed more than 1,500 luxury jetliners and other high-priced aircraft over the past three decades. Jumbo jets, commercial airplanes, corporate helicopters, you name it. His Valparaiso-based firm, Sage-Popovich Inc., is the world's largest in the high-stakes yet high-risk recovery of aviation-related equipment. "There's always danger because you never know who you're dealing with," said Popovich, a burly guy with both an intimidating grimace and a boyish smile. This fall, his dangerous lifestyle will be the focus of a new reality TV show based on his company's exploits around the world. The entertaining and educational show — with a working title of "Airplane Repo" — premieres on the Discovery Channel after years in the works…

Movie One: My Own Little High-Speed Taxi Test from AcroCamp by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper) Hey! Who's that guy in the black Ford Escape out there on the taxiway? Is he authorized? Is he talking to ground control? As a matter of fact, he is! …

Interesting photographic effects from Bayou Renaissance Man by Peter | I've been amused to see some rather remarkable photographs taken with cellphones, which display the 'rolling shutter' effect. According to Wikipedia: Rolling shutter is a method of image acquisition in which each frame is recorded not from a snapshot of a single point in time, but rather by scanning across the frame either vertically or horizontally. In other words, not all parts of the image are recorded at exactly the same time, even though the whole frame is displayed at the same time during playback. This produces predictable distortions of fast moving objects or when the sensor captures rapid flashes of light…

Russian Jet Stranded In Michigan Brings Cold War Memories from Aero-News Network | Ilyushin IL-78 Has Sat At Sawyer International For 13 Months, And Will Be There A Little Longer A Russian military jet being delivered to Pakistan where it was to be used for training wound up stranded in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for 13 months, and while locals say they'll be happy to see it leave soon, it's not going anywhere for a while…

Wayne Newton — Park My Jet On My Lawn from Aviation Blogs by Av8tor | Wayne Newton has finally relocated the $2 million private jet he had previously abandoned at a Detroit airport three years ago … and it's now right in his own backyard — literally…

United States - California - Wings Over Wine Country Air Show 2010 - Santa Rosa - 08/20/10 from FenceCheck Forums:


WWII aircraft create a buzz at Chesco airport - Philadelphia Inquirer | Three antique warplanes - a B-17 Flying Fortress, a P-51 Mustang and the tall, ungainly B-24 - had floated down from a clear, limitless sky to spend three ...

Traveling WWII B-17 honors veterans - KCBD-TV | The Liberty Foundation is a non-profit organization and they say they are dedicated to preserving the aviation heritage of WWII, the single greatest ...

World War II fliers remember - Rexburg Standard Journal | Although time has reduced the size of the original crew, three of fliers, their wives and some other family members got together at the Legacy Flight Museum ...

Flying museum celebrates WWII veterans who accomplished the extraordinary - Philadelphia Inquirer | Three antique warplanes - a B-17 Flying Fortress, a P-51 Mustang, and the tall, ungainly B-24 - had floated down from a clear, limitless sky to spend three ...

A "Sentimental Journey" Takes Flight in Morgantown - WBOY-TV | The all-volunteer Commemorative Air Force flies the Sentimental Journey around the country to help future generations understand the sacrifices of our ...

The P-47 during the WWII -Video- from Military Photos by Santana | An Excellent video of the P-47 during the WWII over the skies of Europe | A video from 362nd group of the Army Corps Aviation during the WWII. They were based in Etaine, France and they fly the amazing P-47 Thunderbolt. An extreme fighter and a perfect killing machine. The P-47 won the air supremacy during the WWII over the European Skies…

Video: Swiss Pulse Jet Team: These Guys Are Crazy - I Love It! by Martt | You'll be tempted to stop watching this video at about 20 seconds, and if you do keep watching, you'll probably be thinking there's a lot of drama going on with the guys in the pink shirts thru the first minute... but if you're smart and you stick with it, you'll see at 1:30 what it's all about. Holy kick-in-the-pants Batman, that's one high powered RC model!...

Gulfstream Claims "Fastest Civil Aircraft" Title For G650 from AVwebFlash Current Issue | Gulfstream's new G650 recently reached Mach 0.995 on a test flight, which the company says establishes the business jet as the world's fastest civil aircraft. That title that has long been held by Cessna's Citation X, which flies at Mach 0.92. Gulfstream said the G650 achieved the maximum speed during flutter testing, when the test crew took Serial Number 6001 into a dive, pitching the nose 16 to 18 degrees below the horizon. During the dive, flutter exciters introduced a range of vibration frequencies to the wing, tail and flight control surfaces to ensure the aircraft naturally dampened out the oscillations without input from the pilots. "The airplane is very predictable," said test pilot Tom Horne. "It's very easy to control and to get precise control at those speeds."…

X PRIZE Foundation, the Government of India and IIT Delhi Announce Partnership ... - Marketwire | In 2004, the Foundation captured world headlines when Burt Rutan, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, built and flew the world's first private ...

Armadillo & Masten Gain NASA $upport from Spaceports by jack@jackkennedy.net (JackKennedy) Commercial space companies Armadillo Aerospace of Texas and Masten Space Systems of California have been awarded nearly one-half million dollars to perform test flights of their experimental vehicles near the edge of space. The award is part of NASA's Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program (CRuSR), which seeks to develop commercial reusable transportation to near space for frequent, low-cost trips to near-space for small payloads…

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Indy Transponder 31-AUG-10 0045z

Cleveland National Air Show - Labor Day Weekend Family Fun - Plain Dealer
... the Golden Knights Parachute Team, Super Hornet, the F-15E Strike Eagle, a new act the Red Eagle Air Sports-Magic Aerobatic Team, and many more. ...


Air Show Returns This Labor Day Weekend to Burke Lakefront Airport - Cleveland Leader
Head to Burke Lakefront Airport to experience the Cleveland National Air Show with three days of aerial thrills featuring aerobatic champions, ...

2010 NAS Oceana Air Show - WAVY-TV
(WAVY) - The 2010 NAS Oceana Air Show flies into Virginia Beach on September 17, 18, and 19, showcasing the very best in military and civilian aviation. ...

Jet dogfight captivates crowd at Coles County air show - Herald & Review
Conley flies a Viper 29 Super Delphin — the Red Star — that kept the crowd at the Coles County Memorial Airport Air Show on Saturday craning their necks ...

Volunteers Needed - Great State of Maine Air Show
We are recruiting volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show. If you are interested, please go to www.greatstateofmaineairshow.us for more information.

B-25 Mitchell from FenceCheck Forums

Old Capitol Sertoma Club Fly-In Breakfast celebrates aviation - Iowa City Press Citizen
A few minutes earlier, the boys had watched from the runway as Ockenfels and two other aviators crisscrossed the cloudless sky in a trio of single-engine, ...
   
Traveling WWII B-17 honors veterans - KCBD-TV
Entertainment News from AP By Christie Post - email LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A restored WWII Boeing B-17 Bomber, named "Liberty Belle" visits Lubbock paying ...
   
Mysterious F/A-18 visit shakes Hillsboro - OregonLive.com 
A mysterious visit from a Navy jet left Hillsboro residents wondering why the airshow was starting in July. One of the Navy's 400-or-so F/A-18 jets landed ...
   
"Pancho Barnes" producer/writer Nicholas Spark to present screening - Pasadena Star-News
She was hired as a test pilot by Lockheed and flew in the first Women's Transcontinental Air Race in 1929. "The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom ...

100 Years Of Irish Aviation Celebrated In Shannon - The Clare Herald
The event, organised by Atlanitic Airventure, featured photo exhibitions, aerobatic displays and dozens of demonstrations showcasing the history of Irish ...

EAA Museum gets seal of approval from General Aviation News 
The EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis., has again earned accreditation from the American Association of Museums. The latest approval marks the third consecutive time the museum has earned the AAM’s “seal of approval.” The EAA facility was the first aviation museum in the U.S. to earn accreditation in 1988, and one of fewer than 10 aviation museums in the nation to hold the rating. ...



In the Museum: The Mysterious Second Seat - Air & Space
American sailors sweltering in the Pacific during World War II dreaded Japanese aerial suicide squads, or Kamikaze, whose attacks could be devastating: By the end of the war, these units accounted for seven percent of all U.S. Navy crew casualties in the Pacific theater.
While these specialized attack squadrons flew all kinds of Japanese military aircraft, in late 1944 the Imperial Japanese Navy decided to develop a type of human-guided missile to be used against American warships. And so the Ohka was created. ...

Museum off and flying - reddeeradvocate.com
The Air Fair will also be back at the Red Deer Regional Airport on June 11 with plenty of planes and a car show and shine. “We're looking at doing a ...

Operation Aphrodite - Remote Controlled Video Planes in World War II - Telepresence Options
Here is an interesting story about the US Army Air Force turning B-17 and PB4Y bombers into flying bombs controlled by remote control and video during World ...

August 30 from Cut and Paste Aviation 

New magazine will promote Ohio's aerospace, defense industries from AviationDayton 
DAYTON, OH – Aug. 30, 2010 –Ohio’s aerospace, aviation and defense industries will come into sharper focus with publication of a new magazine that will promote the industries within the state and around the world. ...

NASA Teams Up With Flickr to Share Historic Image Collection (Photos) from ReadWriteWeb
NASA today joined the Commons on Flickr. Thanks to this, NASA will now begin to share a large variety of pictures from its vast collection of images on Flickr.  Currently, three image collections ("Launch and Takeoff," "Building NASA" and "Center Namesakes") are available on Flickr. All of these images are published without any copyright restrictions. ...

Historic NASA Photos for DIY Fun from Telstar Logistics 

Neil Armstrong, Eighty This Week. An Appreciation - American Thinker
A member of the famous "Screaming Eagles" all-jet Fighter Squadron 51, he flew hazardous combat missions over North Korea and China. ...

U2 really is everywhere from Aerospace News | Last year, the Irish super-group U2 approached NASA with an idea to bring the crew of the International Space Station into stops on its world tour.

Historic Mercury Launch Pad Reimagined As Classroom from SPACE.com
The launch pad used by Mercury astronauts fly the first U.S. missions to orbit may see new life as a classroom.

Flight Podcast Number 2! from Flight To Success 
Guests:  Kirsty Ferguson, Mary Kirby, Andrew Thorley, Chris Williams


Monday, August 30, 2010

Indy Transponder 30-AUG-10 1030z


Only a trail remains: At least 70000 attend air show over two days; crowds pleased - Foster's Daily Democrat | "A beautiful weekend, great weather and the Blue Angels were a great combination." For most of those estimated 70000 people, bathrooms, shade and mapping ...

Mexico, MO Salute to Veterans Air Show from The Aero Experience by Carmelo Turdo:

Winds trim Offutt air show - Omaha World-Herald | One of the show's highlights was the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team, which performs aerial stunts in tight formation. The Thunderbirds have been ...

Flypast offers a new view of show - The Northern Echo | A FLYPAST by a Second World War Dakota aircraft proved to be the star attraction at an agricultural show in the heart of the North Pennines. ...

United States - Oregon - Oregon International Air Show 2010 - Hillsboro (Portland) - 08/20/10 from FenceCheck Forums:

Nation loses another hero - Sun-Sentinel | He was a B17 navigator in World War ll. He was truly part of the Greatest Generation. Try to imagine climbing into your B17 aircraft knowing you will be ...

Review: A2A Simulations' B-17G Flying Fortress - FlightSim.com | The Boeing B-17 could be called the greatest aircraft in history. It was produced and shot down in vast quantities, housed a crew of around ...

Scrapbook: Legend of the skies. 25th Aug 1943 - RantRave | Published Opinion.| Didn't he win the Kings Cup Air Race in 1938? And now he is more than ever a legend for all the ants on the ground, who never cease to be astonished when ...

Aviation Celebration Honors Alabama's First Lady of Flight Video from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | BIRMINGHAM AL- On National Aviation Day the Birmingham Aero Club hosted an evening event honoring Alabama's First Lady of Flight- Nancy Batson Crews (1920-2001) with a new exhibit at the Southern Museum of Flight. Award winning author and featured speaker, Sarah Byrn Rickman, highlighted Nancy's story from her recent biography as told to her by her late friend and mentor. Aero Club President, Holly Roe opened the program with Dr. Ed Stevenson from the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame introducing Sara Rickman. Dr. Jim Griffin, Director of the Southern Museum of Flight presented the new Crews exhibit…

The DC-3, A Real Man's Airplane from All Things Aviation by JetAviator7 | Every now and then you run across an article you just have to read, and so it was with an article in Flying by Martha Lunken titled "DC-3, A Real Man's Airplane." Without a doubt this is one of the best articles written about this wonderful 75 year old airplane, and which brought back memories [...]

Happy 40th Birthday To The DC-10 from Flying With Fish by flyingfish | If you're a regular reader of Flying With Fish you may have noticed I am a 'three-holer' fan.  While my favorite three-holer, the Lockheed L-1011, is all but gone from the skies, the long serving three-holer workhorse of the skies is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its very first flight…

Video: Sumptuous 747 Landing In 120fps Slow Mo - Wow! by Martt | I'm a freak for great video, and for great airplanes... guess you could say that makes me a 'super freak' for great video of great airplanes! That's exactly what youtuber GatwickSpotting has here. Shot from over 4 miles away, this slow mo 747 landing is a real treat to watch…

A Fine Day's Cataloging from AcroCamp by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper) Another fine day of editing here at Airspeed Studios. I got most of Day 2 (15 May) cataloged and ready to link up with alternate camera angles and the cockpit audio. And I found several of the Easter eggs that the cast left for me. Like this shot of Jim Rodriguez and Don Weaver giving the thumbs up, er, down, er up. The tech frame evolved when Roger Bishop gave in to the ham that's in all of us and gave the camera a wave. Being a guy with a true sense of lighting and composition, I'm sure that he couldn't resist stepping out into the near-perfect lighting of one of the early flights of that day…

John And Martha King Held At Police Gunpoint (Really) from AVwebFlash Current Issue - Aviation's most prominent husband and wife team is calling on government agencies to keep their databases up to date and warning pilots and aircraft owners they could be next to be surrounded by heavily armed police, handcuffed and detained because of a bit of miscommunication. John and Martha King say there's a lesson to be learned after they spent about 30 scary minutes in the custody of Santa Barbara, Calif., police at the Santa Barbara Airport Saturday…

Guns, Handcuffs and John and Martha King from AVWeb Podcast - Podcast | Think it can't happen to you? John and Martha King (of King Schools) beg to differ. Aviation's best-known couple were the subject of a bizarre case of mistaken identity on Aug. 28 that resulted in them having guns drawn on them, being handcuffed and held for about 30 minutes. As always, there are lessons to be learned from Martha King as she goes through the bizarre event at the Santa Barbara Airport in this unedited and, at 15 minutes, longer-than-usual AVweb podcast.This podcast is brought to you by Bose Corporation…

Strange But True Aviation News from Things with Wings by fail…

How Did An IPhone Take This Picture? - Gizmodo Australia - Unless the blades of this aeroplane propellor can defy gravity and float, the iPhone's camera totally distorted ...

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Indy Transponder 30-AUG-10 0200z

Air Show Wraps Up In Portsmouth - WMUR Manchester
PORTSMOUTH, NH -- The Boston-Portsmouth Air Show wrapped up at about 5 pm Sunday after a weekend of high-flying aerobatics. While many visitors said that ...

Offutt Air show 2010 enjoys big success - eWorld Post
Offutt Air Show will feature this year besides F-16 Thunderbirds an F-22 Raptor, the top figher jet from Air Forces which can reach twice the speed of sound ...

The festival is in full swing at airshow Marce - Ouest France
The Patrouille de France was led by Commander Virginie Guyot, who was born in Angers. 2800 spectators yesterday, now expected 7000 ...

High-flying tradition returns Labor Day weekend - Hudson Hub-Times
Photo courtesy of the Cleveland National Air Show; The US Navy Blue Angels headlines this year's Cleveland National Air Show. The Cleveland National Air ...
   
Bela Szandelszky/AP - msnbc.com
Sean Tucker flies his Oracle Challenger bi-plane inverted over US Marine Corps Major Nathan Miller, flying F/A-18 Blue Angel No. 5, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, ...

Quick shots: Shockwave likely to return to Byron Dragway - Rockford Register Star
“We're happy,” track co-owner Ron Leek said of the crowd, “considering we are going against Rockford AirFest, and the (hot) weather is far from perfect. ...

AirVenture 2010 tops half-million in attendance - CBS 5 - Green Bay
While July's rains may have dampened the grounds at EAA AirVenture 2010, the figures show that the annual convention is still going strong. ...

A Contraband Camera: Photos Of World War II WASP from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
An article from NPR, from way back in March 2010:
A Contraband Camera: Photos Of World War II WASP by Heidi Glenn
It's hard not to want to ask a million questions as you look through Lillian Yonally's World War II-era color photos of American female pilots in uniform. Female pilots in World War II? Flying bombers? In color? What was their story?
For those who weren't alive then, it can sometimes seem as if World War II took place in black and white — no doubt the result of absorbing countless historical photographs. In contrast, Yonally's color shots, gauzy and toned with primary blues, greens and reds, look as if they were plucked from a daydream. ...
Watching Day 2 Happen from AcroCamp 
I've been spending most of today going through the video from Day 2 of Acro Camp, namely Saturday 15 May. Beautiful sunshine in the morning with high cirrus clouds (much like you see here) that gave way to a high overcast toward the evening. ...

Acro Camp Production Outtakes - Surfing the Pitts Breeze
from AcroCamp 
Here's footage from the Hero cam on the Pitts moments after startup. First Barry, then Steve, then Rod decide to surf the prop blast of the Pitts. This is from Saturday 15 May, Day 2 of flying.

Civil Air Patrol saves 100 lives so far this year from General Aviation News 
Civil Air Patrol reached a major milestone earlier this summer, racking up its 100th save for fiscal 2010 … a year that doesn’t end until Sept. 30. ...

On This Day in Aviation History: August 29th from NYCAviation.com
The US Air Force Academy opens in Colorado, Count von Zeppelin flies from Lake Constance to Berlin, the Canberra B 2 sets an altitude record, a charter flight crashes into a mountain in Norway, and more...

Jet-plane repo man ready for his close-up - Post Tribune
Nick Popovich and his crack crew of specialists have repossessed more than 1,500 luxury jetliners and other high-priced aircraft over the past three decades.
Jumbo jets, commercial airplanes, corporate helicopters, you name it. His Valparaiso-based firm, Sage-Popovich Inc., is the world's largest in the high-stakes yet high-risk recovery of aviation-related equipment.  ...

A Mooney Girl Is Born, Final Chapter from Wheels Up 
Previously, N6619U was down in the mud pond.  I grabbed my headset and started transmitting, “This is Mooney 6619U, we are down. Mooney 6619U we need medical assistance.” And in desperation said, “Dave, can you hear me?” The antenna was buried three feet in the mud. [See A Mooney Girl Is Born, Part 3]
We heard a voice call through the trees “are you okay, do you need help?” and I answered that my father was  ...

John Glenn's "fireflies"
It was the United States' first orbital space flight, the third manned flight of the Mercury program. On February 20, 1962, a massive Atlas rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, propelling John H. Glenn, Jr., into orbit around ...

Aviation Legend Burt Rutan May Retire, Leave Mojave - Associated Content
Reports out of Mojave, Calif. indicate that famed aircraft designer Burt Rutan is looking to retire from the company he founded, Scaled Composites, ...

Six-Year-Old Huntsville Boy Youngest To Receive In-Flight Astronaut Training from Aviation Blogs 
Many young people dream about becoming an astronaut, but now one Tennessee Valley boy has taken his dream one high flying, record breaking step further. Six-year-old Michael Ballance, from Huntsville has been captivated by space ever since he was two …

Pilotcast #078 - Max Trescott and Pilot Gadgets from Pilotcast 

A380 Tires Blow Out And Catch Fire On Landing from Aviation Blogs 
A Qantas Airbus A380 Video camera captured two tires blowing out and catching fire while landing in Sydney.  The passengers were watching the whole thing live right on their tv screens in the cabin.

Formation fight Sunday. from Planeshots (pictured)
Unmaned Formation flight Sunday from Planeshots
Quicksilver (P-51) on take off at WWII Weekend in Reading, PA.  June 2010 from FenceCheck Forums
Mr Hurricane from FenceCheck Forums
F-111 Art from The Unwanted Blog 
Oracle Challenger - FenceCheck
Nanchangs from FenceCheck Forums

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Indy Transponder 29-AUG-10 1630z

'Now that was cool!': Thousands thrilled by Air Show - Seacoastonline
A crowd of approximately 30,000 people was all you could see at ground level, but if you set your sights higher, all manner of planes swirled, dove and soared Saturday during the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show at Pease International Tradeport.
Necks craned and hands formed a visor over foreheads, as awestruck spectators watched aerobatic performers including Rob Holland, military demonstration teams like the Brazilian Air Force Smoke Squadron and the astonishing formations of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
"I loved their dedication and discipline to what they have been able to do. It's quite a display and the rumbling in your chest is awesome," Carrie Pascoe of Nottingham said following the Blue Angels' performance. "They are part of our military, here to protect and give us our freedom."
The Air Show will continue today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with gates opening at 8 a.m. Tickets can still be purchased online or at the gate. ...

Air show brings huge crowds to Pease - The Union Leader
The feats of aerobatic pilots like John Klatt inspire awe as he loops and twirls, seems to fall from the sky and then recovers to cheers from the audience. ...

Air show blasts off in Portsmouth - Foster's Daily Democrat
Michael Goulian — a former US National Aerobatic Champion — displayed his own aggressive style of aerobatics in his Castrol Aviator Extra 330SC. ...

Attendees, flight crews alike enjoy show - Lompoc Record
Spectators line up along the runway as a Russian Antonov An-2 taxis before a demonstration flight Saturday at the Thunder Over the Valley air show at the ...

Air show draws a crowd - Omaha World-Herald
Within the first hour of the annual Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show, spectators had formed a long line at the gate off Capehart Road in ...

'Wings over Halls' - Jackson Sun
When you park on the tarmac at the former Dyersburg Army Air Base in Halls, now Arnold Field, the roar of a B-17 coming in to land fills ...

Air show honors veterans - Newsdesk KRCG
Hundreds turned out for Saturday's Airfest Salute to Veterans in Mexico.

Snohomish County becomes a destination for airplane buffs - HeraldNet
For adults, Historic Flight offers unique courses, like ground school training on a rare B-25 Mitchell bomber. The center also plans to host field trips for ...

Castres 20000 at airshow - Translator
Sensations for all. In the sky, to the tune of "Baa Baa Black Sheep", for pilots of the Patrouille de France and the patrol Reva. On the ground, head in the clouds, for the 20,000 spectators (at least) that have stored up tons of beautiful pictures. The poster was incomparable and the organizers of yesterday's air show celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Glasgow airport-Mazamet does not make mistakes. In the meadows of the plateau, along the southern ring road, near the airport, at the very heart of the site, the crowd has gathered ...

Leuchars Airshow treat for aviation collector - Scotland Courier
The display flight will form part of the annual airshow's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Angus, a chartered accountant and ...

Even the sky's no limit - Times of Malta
The We Fly team will be performing at the Malta International Airshow next month. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas An Italian paraplegic is aiming to show Maltese ...

Dubai Helishow - The next big event for the regional aviation sector - Al-Bawaba
Mediac Communications today announced the dates of the 2010 Dubai Helishow, the Middle East region's largest trade show for the helicopter industry. ...

CoolPix - Airshow: Thunderbirds F-16 And A Big Blue Sky! by Martt
Wow! A Thunderbirds F-16 up-close against a big and beautiful blue sky - what an awesome sight. Especially when you click this CoolPix  to make it really big. This Air Force photo was taken as the airplanes were arriving at Hickam AFB in Hawaii for the 'Wings Over the Pacific' show in September 2009.
I can still remember following along back in the early 70's when General Dynamics was developing the F-16. My dad subscribed to Aviation Week and Space Technology back in those days, so while ...

The Furey Fly-in from The PapaGolf Chronicles 
I don't do fly-ins that much anymore. Truth be told, using this year as a reference I don't even do much flying at all anymore! Between the periods of inclement weather and an ever-growing collection of competing demands and distractions, I just haven't done much more than proficiency flights for most of the year. ...

Antique Airshow Fly-in - NTV
This weekend, the Harold Warp Airfield is hosting the 29th annual antique airplane fly-in. More than 40 vintage planes ranging from the World War II era to ...

2011 party to mark Wright's flight on Outer Banks - The Virginian-Pilot
Though the attention given the 1911 flight pales in comparison with the Wrights' 1903 achievement, it is still a hugely significant part of aviation history ...

WWII bomber to fly over Air Force Academy - KKTV 11 News
Reporter: AP The 69-year-old B-24A Liberator, owned by the Texas-based Commemorative Air Force, is scheduled to be over the academy at noon Wednesday. ...

Battle of Britain Veterans Take to The Skies Again from Planenews Aviation News Portal 
Fourteen Battle of Britain veterans have taken to the skies in a special memorial flight. The chartered airliner flew over parts of England and the English channel that saw some of the fiercest aerial combats.

Battle Of Britain Commemoration at Yorkshire Air Museum - AboutMyArea
A commemoration of the Battle Of Britain is taking place at the Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday 5th September. This commemoration will mark the 70th ...

Tsunami Air Racing -- Rebuilding A Legacy - Aero-News 
It was one of the most aggressive efforts to energize American air racing... an one of its greatest tragedies... Tsunami, the first original homebuilt unlimited racer built since 1939, was designed for speed record attempts and air ...

World War II POW Flies Again - KTTS
Memories of being a POW in Germany were recalled recently as a man from Springfield took a flight on a B-17 bomber. The Liberty Belle was just like the ...

Tim Lunceford's Two Heaths from Antique Airfield News
Tim Lunceford of Albany, OR has a thing for Heaths. He completed restoring the Heath Center Wing racer over a year ago and has been flight testing it, tuning the propeller. The Parasol is now assembled and ready for first flight. Both airplanes feature original paint schemes. ...

Kent State Aviation Heritage Fair takes to the skies Sept. 11 - Stow Sentry
Aircraft on display will include the Goodyear Blimp, World War II planes like a SNJ-4 from the Commemorative Air Force and the C-47 Yankee Lady, ...

Tulsa museum exec steps down to be reservist - Tulsa World
A North American T-6 Texan flies during the QT Air and Rocket Racing Show at Tulsa International Airport in April. Bridenstine organized the show, ...

Taiwanese-American Couple Complete Round-The-World Flight from Aviation Blogs 
Los Angeles, Aug. 26 (CNA) A Taiwanese-American couple have recently returned from a daring 82-day, 41,843-km round-the-globe flight, becoming the first people of Chinese descent in history to successfully fly a single-engine aircraft around the world. Jeffrey Ying and his …

F-111 3 Ship Cockpit Video from Aviation Blogs 
This is from my aviation video collection while stationed at RAF Upper Heyford (haystack) England. 55 Fighter Squadron. It was taken in the spring of 1992  ...

August 29 from Cut and Paste Aviation 

P-51 Mustang from FenceCheck Forums
Back to RIAT from FenceCheck Forums

World’s Fastest Civil Aircraft Gulfstream G650 Reaches Mach 0.995 from AvStop 
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that its ultra-long-range, ultra-large-cabin Gulfstream G650 recently reached Mach 0.995 as part of its 1,800-hour flight-test program. Accomplishment establishes G650 as world’s fastest civil aircraft. The aircraft achieved this speed during flutter testing, which evaluates ...

Aviation scholarship takes off for area students - Oxford Press
The scholarship fund was recently created to administer the assets of the Middletown Aviation Club upon that nonprofit organization's disbanding. ...

Young Eagles soar - The Tand D.com
Dantzler is one of a handful of local pilots with the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program, which offers free first flights to youths 8 ...

Plane Pull to raise money for Special Olympics Indiana - Fox 59
The ninth annual Plane Pull 2010 Challenge brought in tens of thousands of dollars in just one day. By Jake Miller It was a fierce competition that involved ...

Briefs: Burt Rutan retirement rumors; Richards leaves Odyssey Moon from RLV and Space Transport News
Doug Messier reports on hints that Burt Rutan may be retiring soon ...

This Week in Space Video Report from Spaceports

NATIONAL AVIATION HERITAGE INVITATIONAL HOSTS RARE RESTORED AIRCRAFT


Stead Airport, Reno, NV. -  Now in it’s 12th year, the National Aviation Heritage Invitational, LLC held in conjunction with the National Championship Air Races gives aircraft owners and restorers the opportunity to bring their brilliantly restored aircraft to the high desert of northern Nevada. There they compete for the prestigious Rolls-Royce Aviation Heritage Trophy.

Established in 1998, the event has been called the nation’s premiere traveling aviation museum. Admission to view the Invitational is open to anyone attending the Reno Air Races. 

Throughout race week spectators can take a walk through aviation history as they view
a wide array of beautifully restored airplanes including a 1941 Lockheed L-18, a 1937 Spartan Executive, a 1944 SNJ-5C, a Douglas A-26, along with many other living testaments to our rich aviation history.

The Invitational competition encourages the preservation and restoration of historic aircraft to airworthy condition and to the very highest standards of workmanship and historical accuracy. Participants compete in four categories, Antique (early aircraft pre-1935), Classic (post 1935), Warbird and Large Aircraft and are judged by a five-member panel including representatives from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Each aircraft is judged on its technical merit and how well it represents the aircraft early in its career.  Authenticity to the original manufacturer's condition is the "gold standard" for each plane.

2010 will mark the first year for the Large Aircraft Category – open to both civil and military aircraft 45 years old or older with wingspans greater than 45 feet. These aircraft can be single or multi-engine and must be restored to airworthy condition.  Sponsored by Air Transport World, the Large Aircraft trophy will be named the Howard Hughes Trophy.

“We are delighted to be here in our 12th year to celebrate and honor the beautiful aircraft and the tireless dedication of the owners and restorers,” said Ken Perich, Executive Director of the National Aviation Heritage Invitational.  “We are excited to be adding the new Large Aircraft Category this year.”
  
   When not on display at the Invitational, the striking six-foot tall Rolls-Royce Aviation   
   Heritage Trophy resides at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space 
   Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport
   where the winning aircraft owner’s name and the name of the restoration facility is 
   engraved on a plaque placed on the trophy. The overall winner is presented with a keeper
   trophy.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame’s ‘People’s Choice’ trophy is awarded to the owner of the aircraft which receives the most votes from the public reviewing the aircraft during the Invitational. Voting ends September 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Presenting sponsor, Rolls-Royce North America, Inc. is joined by, the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the Reno Air Racing Foundation and Air Transport World in their dedication to the preservation of aviation history with support from the Reno Air Racing Association, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Air and Space Smithsonian Magazine, Airmail Greetings, Perform Air, GAMA, World Airshow News, PilotMAG, The Perich Group, Live AirShow TV and Super 98.
Website:  www.heritagetrophy.org

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Blue Angels in air show in NH - Boston Herald
By AP PORTSMOUTH, NH — Planes will fly in formation, backward, tail first and straight down when the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show hits the skies this weekend ...

Big Bird Air Show takes to Austin skies - News 8 Austin
The Austin Radio Control Association's annual Big Bird Air Show is in town this weekend. The high-flying action is at Lester Field. ...

A toast to the skies - Corvallis Gazette Times
The final few balloons finish preparations for liftoff at Timber-Linn Memorial Park Friday morning at the 2010 ATI Wah Chang Northwest Art & Air Festival. ...

Balsa plane-flying contest for kids at Stearman Fly-In - Galesburg Register-Mail
By Anonymous Area youngsters can win airplane rides and other prizes in a balsa plane-flying contest during the 39th National Stearman Fly-In. Competition ...

B-25 bomber scheduled to fly Saturday into Granite Falls; free tours available - Worthington Daily Globe
GRANITE FALLS — A World War II B-25 bomber is slated to arrive Saturday morning at Granite Falls Municipal Airport and will be available for tours. ...

Shooting B-Roll With Don from AcroCamp 
Don Weaver and I headed out yesterday so that I could fly a few instrument approaches for currency in a C-172 and so that he could head over to Ray Community Airport to do some dual in the Acro Camp Pitts S-2B. I took along a GoPro HD Hero and stuck it in the airplane to get B-roll footage of Don flying the Pitts. Pretty day out there and we got some good shots.  ...

Stone Mountain residents were major players at World War II's end - Atlanta Journal Constitution
He then trained as a navigator and found himself flying B-17 missions out of England, often as the lead plane, responsible for getting his group there and, ...

Video: RCAF Vulcan Aerodrome Salute to Flight Instructors from Diamond Pilots 
August 20, 2010 RCAF Vulcan Aerodrome Salute to the Flight Instructors. The Vulcan Aerodrome is 18km southwest of the Town of Vulcan, Alberta. It was home to the No. 2 Flight Instructor School and the No. 19 Service Flying Training School during the Second World War. Built in the ...

Shannon celebrates a century of aviation - The Clare People
One hundred years of Irish aviation will be marked at the Atlantic AirVenture Park in Shannon this weekend. The venue will showcase the history of Irish ...

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London (UK) - via Translator
...The rooms have been remodeled and expanded to offer broader aircraft on display. The exhibits are enhanced with very special pieces. The rooms are bright except for the memorial of the Battle of Britain, but then I discovered that what is desired for the projections are performed in several times of the day and include some kind of interaction with the air show. ...

New Orleans in a party mood (except for the thing about the oysters) - Austin American-Statesman
This museum is about to more than double in size with yet another expansion that will house major artifacts like a B-17 plane. We found good food inside ...

Woman to Become Alabama ANG’s First Female Fighter Pilot. from Planenews Aviation News 
(by Jenn Rowell): Woman to become Alabama Air National Guard's first female fighter pilot. Sara Ferrero is flying al­most every day and is nearing her destination, becoming the Alabama Air National Guard's first female fighter pilot.

August 28 from Cut and Paste Aviation 

Fire Bombers (fixed wing) from FenceCheck Forums
North American (later Rockwell) Sabreliner testing a new... from Planeshots

2010 Space Generation Congress Draws Near from Spaceports 
Two of the 20 member US delegation to the 2010 Space Generation Congress will come from the Central Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, with newcomer David Brundage and veteran Starla Jo Kiser joining the event with global organizers in Prague late next month. ...


Special Olympics Indiana Plane Pull - Indianapolis Star
The FedEx Boeing 727 aircraft that weighs more than 70 tons is going to be pulled as a part of the ninth annual FedEx Plane Pull Challenge Saturday, ...

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

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Chance of a Lifetime-- Flyover for First Aggie Football Game – KBTX | COLLEGE STATION, Texas— Many members of "The Greatest Generation" had the unique experience of flying in the B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber or the B-25 ...

Air show brings back memories of military days - Seacoastonline.com | The Pease Air Show will feature the Navy Blue Angels — superb flying — and the "local" F4U-5N Corsair will no doubt make a pass at the field, and later ...

Relive the bygone days of World War II aviation - Goshen Chronicle | WEST MILFORD, NJ — The Greenwood Lake Airport in West Milford, NJ will host the second annual Airport Airshow and World War II Showcase the weekend of Sept ...

Warbirds flying to Waterbury-Oxford - Waterbury Republican American | OXFORD — World War II veterans can share their experiences with residents next month when three warbirds fly into ...

BD et Caudron à Oshkosh from Le blog de Romain Hugault by Romain:

 

Girl Scouts invited to Aviation Day - Evansville Courier & Press | Participants can expect a variety of activities, including sessions on women in aviation history and aviation careers. Balloon and aircraft demonstrations ...

My Inner 2-Year Old by kmwoodman - Pease, a former military base in the local area, is having an airshow this weekend.  I really wanted to skip the traffic and estimated 70-100K people expected for the event.  The local roads just can't handle the traffic and it's going to be jammed.  However, I grew up on military bases and watched the Blue Angels off and on my entire life…

The Hangar Flying Adventures of Your Dreams - Episode 20 Alpha from Mile High Flyers Podcast by DenverPilot | The gang gets together in the hanger at KAPA where N1279M resides, to do a quick-cast while we were all together here in Denver for a day on August 22nd, 2010…

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Jets Practice For Air Show Over Portsmouth - WMUR Manchester
PORTSMOUTH, NH -- Excitement is in the air for this weekend's Boston-Portsmouth Air Show at Pease. On Friday, spectators got a preview of what's to come, ...

Aerobatic formations over New England - Boston Globe
It will feature the best of aerobatic pilots performing jaw-dropping tricks near the clouds. One of the pilots flying will be Rob Holland, a Norton native, ...

Blue Angels to fly at Dobbins in October - Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC file photo It's been two years since the last military precision air show – in 2008 it was the Air Force's Thunderbirds – was staged at the Marietta ...

 Ethanol-Powered Stunt Plane to Amaze Air Show Crowd
Greg Poe is coming to the Defenders of Freedom Air Show at Offutt AFB this Saturday and Sunday. Greg is a former test pilot and aerobatic champion, and he flies a very unique aircraft....it's powered by US-made ethanol.

Airshow of the Cascaded Starts Tonight - KBND
Some aircraft have already arrived for the Airshow of the Cascades that is set to being today. Tracy Berg with the Airshow says the big fires in the Warm ...

Art & Air Fest soars this weekend in Albany - KVAL
The Art & Air Festival runs August 27-29, 2010, at Timber-Linn Memorial Park and Albany Municipal Airport. The weekend includes an art show and sale with ...

Wings Over Wine Country Air Show 2010 - Santa Rosa - 08/20/10 - FenceCheck Forums

Airshows and Aviation Photos - KBVP

Warbirds get wide berth - Waukegan News Sun
Clark said that another 2010 highlight will be participation by the Air Force Heritage Flight and the Navy Legacy Flight programs, which feature aircraft ...

Zagreb Air Show & Open Air Festival to occur on Sunday - Croatian Times
Among other things, visitors will be able to see the first flight of a Penkala airplane after 100 years, the first Air Race in Croatia and a race between ...

From EAA News Letter: John Parker, EAA 134198, recently claimed a speed record at the Golden West Fly-In with a speed of more than 363 mph in his Blue Thunder II. A few weeks later he flew the plane to Oshkosh and took a few minutes to tell us about his new Thunder Mustang. [video]

Pearl the movie - Facebook
One more free screening of "Pearl"! This time we're at Landmark's Greenwood Village Theater (near Denver, CO) at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16. Come see what all the buzz is about, meet Producer David Rennke and Lead Actress Angela Gair, and take home a free "Pearl" movie poster!

Boeing B-17G to be highlight of WWII center in New Orleans
Seattle Post Intelligencer
In addition to the B-17, the center is slated to include a B-25J Mitchell Bomber, TBM Avenger, North American P-51 Mustang and Douglas SBD Dauntless. ...

World War II-era bomber to land at MAPS  -Canton Repository
Call EAA at (800) 359-6217 or e-mail B17@eaa/org. Ground tours of the B-17 will be 2 to 5 pm Tour prices are $5 per person or $15 per family; children under ...

Aviation History is on Hand in Tulsa - KRMG Local News 
(Tulsa, OK) - A piece of aviation history is in Tulsa this weekend and you have a chance to experience it. A Ford Tri-Motor airliner is at Jones-Riverside Airport and flights are available. The Tri-Motor in question is one of only four ...

WWII pilot recounts dive-bombing missions
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
After a 21-year career as a naval aviator, Buell retired, earned master's and Ph.D. degrees at Florida State University and completed a second career in ...

Phase Two—The New Wing from AirSpace by The National Air and Space Museum
...This will all change with the completion of the new wing of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center—“Phase Two”—which will be dedicated to the behind-the-scenes care of the collection.  The new wing, which will be furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and provide roughly three and a half times more space than Garber, will greatly aid staff in their work to restore, process, store, and conserve the collection. Located south ...

World record bid: Larne man reaches Kuala Lumpur - UTV Lifestyle
Spectacular views have greeted Larneman Norman Surplus during his bid to become the first person to ever fly solo round the world in a gyrocopter, as he visited his 15th country. ...

Fly for MS: International flight for a cause that hits home from GlobalAir.com 
A pair of pilots and a photographer next week will begin a journey of thousands of miles, land in dozens of countries, and speak to hundreds of people — all to promote a single cause.
The trio represents Fly for MS, a startup non-profit that seeks to bring awareness, raise money and provide hours of flight to the many who suffer from multiple sclerosis.
Pilots Keith Siilats and Andrei Floriou (pictured above) will take off from New York with Florian Trojer, a volunteer photographer from Austria.  ...

For sale: Swedish supersonic fighter jet - Recordnet.com
At the beginning of the jet age, Sweden sought a high-altitude air defense interceptor.
Saab aviation engineers responded by building the J35 Draken, a single-seat, delta-wing fighter able to take on MiGs in supersonic dogfights.
After first entering service in 1960, the aircraft proved capable and durable, and it eventually was employed by the military in Denmark, Finland and Austria, as well as in Sweden, before being retired in the 1990s and as late as 2005. ...

August 27 from Cut and Paste Aviation 

Other Biplanes : How about a Sperry Messenger? from The Biplane Forum
... If you don't know the Messenger, it was designed by Alfred Verville for the U.S. Army Air Service in the early 1920s as the aerial equivalent of a motorcycle for military couriers.  It's short span (under 20') and overall small size and simplicity were intended to allow operation from small fields and country roads.  Unusually, it used struts, with neither flying nor landing wires, to simplify rigging and maintenance. ...

Space Race: Museums Fight for Soon to be Retired Space Shuttles - Gather.com
Twenty-one museums are vying for them, ranging from Chicago's Adler Planetarium, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, Seattle's Museum of Flight, and of course ...

“Girls Need Flight Plans, Not Fairy Tales.” An Interview With Lynda Meeks, Founder of Girls With Wings from Ask My Sky Mom 
... Equally surprising to Lynda was how many of her customers seemed to have a story. For some, the story was about dreams deferred or never realized. Many who wanted to fly hadn’t due to discouragement and roadblocks. For those who had, the story was often about overcoming adversity and having to reinvent the wheel. Why did so many of these women have to feel like the first or the only? Where was the sense of community that would have helped them as they worked their way through? And wouldn’t it be wonderful if, instead of having to move mountains, these women had been able to feel encouraged more often? Making flying a plausible option for girls when they’re young and showing them ...

Aviation scholarship takes off for area students
The Middletown Aviation Club was organized and incorporated in August 1940 to develop and promote interest in aviation while at the same time encouraging and assisting flying safety and proficiency in the Middletown area.

AOPA Aviation Summit: - AOPA Pilot
What will general aviation look like in 2020? Professional futurist, pilot, and former naval aviator John L. Petersen will take attendees on a tour of the ...

Uncontrolled Airspace:The General Aviation Podcast: "Never Boozled" UCAP #204
Amy Laboda joins the boys in the virtual hangar, and they all have just a little bit too much fun. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace #204 "Never Boozled"